Where to Get Married in Central Park

I would be honored to be your NYC registered wedding officiant for your wedding in Central Park! Eloping with only a witness or two present in Central Park is very common. Intimate weddings with twenty or more relatives and friends surrounding marrying couples are very common too. Rarely will a few hours pass without a sighting of newlyweds taking photos or a couple exchanging wedding vows in this 800+ urban oasis. The Park provides many beautiful spaces. Some are more natural landscapes, and others are a fantastic mix of trees, water, and the city skyline. Central Park offers bridges, ponds, wooded areas, gardens, gazebos, and more dramatic structures.

The NYC Parks’ Department offers permits for $25. The permit is not mandatory for gatherings with fewer than twenty guests. However, if you marry when the weather is warmer or marry in a popular setting (i.e. the Ladies Pavilion), I very strongly advise that secure the permit anyway. Couples must apply at least twenty-one days in advance.

Here is a list of popular locations for weddings: Angel of Waters’ Fountain and Bethesda Terrace (offers ample cover); Ladies Pavilion (gazebo with some seating); Wagner’s Cove (minimal cover); Belvedere Castle Plaza (one larger + one smaller gazebo); Chambers Landing in the Ramble (very minimal covering); West Side Rustic Shelter ( some cover); Cop Cot (lots of seating for guests but minimal cover); Dene Shelter/House of Dreaming; Ramble (varies niches); Bow Bridge; Gapstow Bridge (many niches around it); Hernshead Rocks; Cat Rock; Shakespeare Garden (lovely for elopements); Cherry Hill; Turtle Pond; Conservatory Waters (not to be confused with the Conservatory Gardens); Glen Span Arch (northern area of park).

Below is a sample of the most popular spaces chosen by couples. I have officiated weddings in many, many other areas of the park too.

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Angel of Waters’ Fountain. http://JasminePhoto.com
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Hernshead Rocks — near the Ladies Pavilion
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Cat Rock Wedding, Central Park. Photo taken by http://DeNuevaPhoto.com
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Gapstow Bridge Wedding. Photo taken by http://DeNuevaPhoto.com
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Wagner’s Cove Wedding. Photo taken by http;://DeNuevaPhoto.com
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Wagner’s Cove Wedding. Photo taken by http://JasminePhoto.com
By Laura Pennace - http://www.facebook.com/pennacephotography
Gapstow Bridge Area Wedding. Photo taken by http://PennacePhotography.com/
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Shakespeare Garden Wedding.
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Shakespeare Garden Wedding.
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Shakespeare Garden Wedding
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Shakespeare Garden Wedding
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Bow Bridge Wedding. Photo taken byb http://DeNuevaPhoto.com
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Bow Bridge Wedding. Photo taken by http://DeNuevaPhoto.com

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Bow Bridge Wedding. Photo taken by http://DeNuevaPhoto.com
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Conservatory Waters Wedding. Photo taken by http://DeNuevaPhoto.com
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Belvedere Castle Plaza Wedding. Photography by http://SaschaReinking.com
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Eloping in the Ramble, Central Park
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Bethesda Terrace Wedding. Photo taken by http://www.JasminePhoto.com
By Laura Pennace - http://www.facebook.com/pennacephotography
Ladies Pavilion Wedding. Photo taken by http://PennacePhotography.com/
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Ladies Pavilion Wedding. Photo taken by http://DeNuevaPhoto.com
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Ladies Pavilion Wedding. Photo taken by http://DeNuevaPhoto.com
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Poet’s Walk Wedding. Photo taken by http://DeNuevaPhoto.com
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Ladies Pavilion Wedding. Photo taken by http://www.AliciaSwedenborg.com/
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Hernshead – by Ladies Pavilion
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House of Dreaming/Dene Shelter Wedding. http://JasminePhoto.com
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Cop Cot Wedding
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Cop Cot Wedding

 

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Eloping in the Cop Cot. Photo taken by http://DeNuevaPhoto.com

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