In New York you can get married almost anywhere, below are a few popular spots in Central Park. There are so many beautiful places for your ceremony in Central Park alone, however wedding ceremonies can be performed just about anywhere in the city!

Ladies Pavilion


This popular spot is my favourite place in Central Park. The ornate Victorian pavilion was made in 1871 and used as a shelter for trolley passengers near Central Park. It was moved inside the park in 1912 and has stood proudly by The Lake ever since.

Recommended capacity: 25

Bow Bridge


Bow bridge has been in countless movies and TV shows, and I can see why! The stunning views over the lake with the skyline peeping on the horizon make this a beautiful setting for your ceremony.

Recommended capacity: 10

Wagner Cove


If you'd prefer a more private ceremony Wagner Cove is a wonderful choice if you're looking for a more rustic spot. This hidden gem is situated right on the lake and is close to many picture perfect areas in Central Park. 

Recommended capacity: 10

Bethesda Fountain and terrace


This romantic and lavish spot is so popular, mainly due to its grandeur and links to various blockbusters. My favourite areas for your ceremony are either by the fountain itself or under the shelter of the Lower Passage (and yes, that is where Macaulay Culkin ran in Home Alone!) This area can get very busy at the weekends, especially during the summer months so I'd advise a weekday ceremony here.

Recommended capacity: 25



Cop Cot is a lovely wooden structure which is entwined with the various trees and plants that surround it. This can provide some much needed shelter from the summer sun when the trees are full of leaves. However, I love Cop Cot for winter weddings, as the trees lose their foliage and the structure can be seen in its full glory.

Recommended capacity: 50



Brooklyn Bridge is a beautiful New York land mark. The bridge connects Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn and has fantastic views of the East River and the Manhattan skyline. Below the bridge is Brooklyn Bridge Park which is also a fabulous place to get married by the river. Photos in the nearby DUMBO area of Brooklyn are also a must!

Recommended capacity: Less than 10 (Brooklyn Bridge) or up to 30 (Brooklyn Bridge Park)

Dene Summerhouse

Dene Summerhouse is a lesser known spot in Central Park. The secluded location and rustic style make it a top choice for a quiet, relaxing wedding in Central Park. The Dene is a beautifully landscaped meadow on the East side of the park near to the Central Park Zoo.

Recommended capacity: 20