Central Park

Gapstow Bridge

A pretty spot for a ceremony and pictures, with views of the pond, the bridge, and The Plaza Hotel. Enter from the east side of the park, near 62nd St. There is a small rock outcrop in front of the bridge that is great for ceremonies with Gapstow Bridge in the background.

Ladies Pavilion

Ladies Pavilion is a metal gazebo on the west side of the park. Close to 75th St., you would enter the park from 77th St.

Bethesda Terrace

Bethesda Terrace is a huge area with many beautiful spots to choose from. You have the lake with the boathouse in the background, the open terrace in front of Bethesda Fountain, and lastly you have the Minton Tile Arcade with the beautiful arches and ceiling tiles. It is located in the center of the park, near 72nd St.

Belvedere Castle

Belvedere Castle is in the center of the park, slightly west, near 79th St. It is close to Shakespeare Garden which is also a beautiful spot. You can not have a ceremony inside or on the roof of the castle. There are two covered areas next to the castle, which you can see the larger of the two in the above photo.

Bow Bridge

The beautiful Bow Bridge has been in many iconic movies and a nice background for a wedding ceremony. Near 73rd St. and close to Bethesda Terrace.

Cop Cot

Cop Cot is a very rustic open wooded structure. It is at the south end of the park, enter on 6th Avenue and Central Park South\59th St.

All of Central Park is beautiful and I love performing weddings here. You will truly feel the love of not only your friends and family, but the strangers who will respectfully join you in your celebration, both tourists and hardened New Yorkers. You do not need a permit to get married in the park if you have less than 20 guests with you (the uninvited guests don’t count). But I would highly recommend that you do get a permit if you want guaranteed access to the spot of your choice. The permit application must be submitted at least 21 days in advance. https://nyceventpermits.nyc.gov/Parks/  The permit fee is only $25
If you cant get a permit, don’t worry, there are so many pretty places in the park.