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CENTRAL PARK WEDDINGS & NYC ELOPEMENTS

Ladies Pavilion Wedding
Ladies Pavilion Wedding
Conservatory Garden Wedding
Cop Cot Wedding
Gapstow Bridge Wedding
Ladies Pavilion Wedding
Ladies Pavilion Wedding
Bethesda Terrace Wedding
Wagner Cove Wedding
Bethesda Terrace Wedding
Shakespeare Garden Wedding
Shakespeare Garden Wedding
Cherry Hill Wedding
Wagner Cove Wedding
Cop Cot Wedding
Ladies Pavilion Wedding
Bethesda Terrace Wedding
Ladies Pavilion Wedding
Bow Bridge Wedding

"Peter advised us how to get the marriage license and the perfect spot in Central Park to get married and I'm pretty sure he made the sun shine that day..." -Louise (wedding: 10/7/14)

CENTRAL PARK WEDDINGS

New York City abounds with parks that make wonderful wedding venues, and world-renowned Central Park is one of the most beautiful and most romantic settings for your ceremony.  After performing hundreds of weddings there, I am pleased to offer engaged couples complete Central Park Wedding packages. All packages now include a Central Park Wedding permit. While the permit is only strictly required for groups of 20 or more, it gives you exclusive use of the site for your designated time. No other permitted events can take place in your location at the same time. In some locations, permit holders can request people who are not in your bridal party to make way. Take the Central Park Wedding Tour, a video tour of the most popular wedding locations in Central Park, and choose an idyllic setting for your wedding ceremony. Of course being a public park, even with a permit, there are bound to be passers-by.  Often, there are enthusiastic onlookers who will cheer along with your guests at the end of the ceremony.

NYC ELOPEMENTS

All of our Central Park Wedding Packages can be converted to NYC Elopement Packages simply by changing the venue to another iconic NYC public space, as permitted by law. (Additional permit fees or entry fees may apply.) Currently popular locations for elopements include Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Rockefeller Center and The Highline. Or choose a place that has special meaning to you.

THE PACKAGES

All of the following packages can be customized for your perfect wedding day. Contact us with your questions.

The DIY Package     $550 mon-thurs/$750 weekends

  • A custom wedding ceremony written just for you.
  • Your choice of officiant attire (suit & tie or clerical vestments).
  • Procurement of a Central Park Wedding Permit.
  • Unlimited advice.

The Emma Stebbins Package           $1600

  • A custom wedding ceremony written just for you.
  • Your choice of officiant attire (suit & tie or clerical vestments).
  • Procurement of a Central Park Wedding Permit.
  • A seasonal bridal bouquet & matching boutonierrre               (or 2 boutonierres, a second bouquet is available for an extra charge).
  • One hour of Wedding Photography.
  • Digital delivery of high-resolution wedding photographs.
  • Unlimited advice.

This package is named in honor of Emma Stebbins, the first woman in NYC to be commissioned to create a work of public art. Her sculpture atop the Bethesda fountain, "The Angel of the Waters", is one of the most iconic pieces of public art in New York City, yet few know her name.

The Robert Moses Package            $2400

  • A custom wedding ceremony written just for you.
  • Your choice of officiant attire (suit & tie or clerical vestments).
  • Procurement of a Central Park Wedding Permit.
  • A seasonal bridal bouquet & matching boutonierrre               (or 2 boutonierres, a second bouquet is available for an extra charge).
  • An acoustic soloist to play wedding music.
  • Two hours of Wedding Photography.
  • Digital delivery of high-resolution wedding photographs.
  • Unlimited advice.

This package is named in honor of Robert Moses, who restored Central Park in the 1930's after years of neglect, creating the Great Lawn, playgrounds and ballfields.

The Olmstead & Vaux Package          $3300

  • A custom wedding ceremony written just for you.
  • Your choice of officiant attire (suit & tie or clerical vestments).
  • Procurement of a Central Park Wedding Permit.
  • A walkthrough of your wedding location before your wedding day.
  • A seasonal bridal bouquet & matching boutonierrre               (or 2 boutonierres, a second bouquet is available for an extra charge).
  • A bridesmaid's bouquet & best man's matching boutonierre.
  • A hair and makeup artist to style the bride.
  • An acoustic soloist to play wedding music.
  • Two hours of Wedding Photography.
  • Digital delivery of high-resolution wedding photographs.
  • Unlimited advice.

This package is named in honor of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the architects of Central Park. While visiting New York City, you can see another beautiful park designed by Olmstead & Vaux, Brooklyn's Prospect Park.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Central Park can be one of the most affordable venues in New York City, and it has never been easier to plan a wedding there, whether you are a native New Yorker or having your dream NYC destination wedding. Some of the nicest areas at which I have officiated are at the Ladies Pavilion, on the Bow Bridge, at Cop Cot, in the Shakespeare Garden, at Wagner Cove and at the Conservatory Garden. (The Parks Department requires an additional $500 in permit and photography fees for Conservatory Garden Weddings.)

It goes without saying that a Central Park Wedding is greatly affected by the weather, so please keep this in mind. It can be quite cold in Central Park from November through March. There is the possibility of snow on the ground during these months. Couples who choose to hold their weddings outdoors during these months should be prepared to dress appropriately.

Many couples have an alternate location (the reception venue, for example) arranged, in case of inclement weather.  While the possibility of rain on your wedding day sounds horrible, I have performed weddings in the park on rainy days every now and then. In actuality, these ceremonies are just as lovely as if the sun were shining, maybe even more romantic. As long as there isn’t a dangerous wind or lightning, we all just put up our umbrellas. Whether you are willing to gamble on the weather is up to you, but when everything works out, a Central Park Wedding is something you and your partner will always cherish.

To start planning your Central Park Wedding contact me directly at peter@ourweddingofficiantnyc.com

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