Spanning from 59th to 110th street, Central Park offers over 800 acres of beautiful locations for your NYC elopement. A coveted commodity in New York City, Central Park has lush gardens, expansive lawns, lakes, streams and tons of beautiful structures in which to host your wedding ceremony. Our photography team loves capturing Central Park weddings and know all the best locations to get married in Central Park. Central Park is easily accessible from all parts of NYC and within a few blocks of both east and west side trains. Best of all, Central Park weddings are extremely affordable (most locations don’t require a permit for small weddings) and a great option for couples planning a NYC wedding on a budget.
Both native New Yorkers and couples traveling here for a NYC destination wedding, can benefit from a Central Park wedding thanks to the diverse ceremony locations in the urban park and close proximity to local hotels and restuarants (for an intimate reception after wards). Central Park is also a popular option for couples getting married at other NYC wedding venues that want beautiful outdoor wedding day photos.
Our elopement team love working at this beautiful NY landmark and can help you plan your Central Park wedding….
How to get married in Central Park?
One of the simplest options for How to Elope in NYC, Central Park doesn’t require any special type of preparation for getting married in the park. Depending on the location you choose for your Central Park Wedding (see more pointers on the best places to get married in Central Park below) you may need a permit if you have a group of 25 or more. Our all-inclusive elopement packages includes the permit for most of the locations in Central Park with the exception of the Conservatory Garden which requires a $400 permit fee that the couple must apply for.
Even if you have less then 25 guests, our photographers recommend getting the permit to make sure your preferred time and wedding ceremony location in Central Park is available. Once we have the permit approved, our elopement team assists you with planning the logistics of your Central Park wedding including giving suggestions on the best locations for your wedding photos in Central Park after your ceremony.
Where to get married at in Central Park ?
There really is no limit on where couples getting married in Central Park can have their ceremony. From quaint bridges with the the NYC skyline in the background to beautiful wooden canopies on a hill, Central Park has something for everyone. Our photographers love shooting at all the Central Park wedding locations, however a few of their favorites are:
Probably the most popular Central Park wedding location, Ladies Pavilion is one of the few Central Park wedding locations that offers shelter in case of rain. A cast iron structure nestled on the edge of a lake, Ladies Pavilion wedding is a great choice for small to medium size wedding ceremonies.
The largest wooden structure in Central Park, Cop Cot offers a romantic hilltop wedding ceremony location near 59th street. Cop Cot is covered in beautiful green vines and leaves creating a rustic canopy that photographs beautifully!
Permit for intimate wedding ceremonies, Wagner Cove is a hidden gem for your Central Park wedding. Our photographers have captured many beautiful wedding ceremonies at Wagner Cove and recommend this Central Park wedding location for couples who want a private area near the water..
If you want a natural setting with views of the skyline, then Gapstow bridge is perfect for your Central Park wedding. Our photographers love to capture wedding ceremonies in the shadow of the bridge by the pond. One of our NYC officiants favorite locations as well, Gapstow Bridge is easily accessible from 59th street but feels like it’s miles away from the big city!
Central Park Elopement Packages
Our all-inclusive Central Park elopement packages are the perfect solution for your Central Park wedding. Couples use our popular build your own package tool to create an all-inclusive package within their budget. Our packages can include the officiant to perform your Central Park wedding ceremony, the photographer and videographer to capture it all, a hair and makeup artist to get your ready for the big day and even a floral bouquet delivered from a local NYC florist! Our Central Park elopement packages make getting married in Central Park a breeze! All you have to do is show up (and say I do!)
Be sure to give us a call to find out more about why a Central Park wedding is the perfect solution for your NYC elopement !
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