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Belvedere Castle

Central Park, New York

Capacity: Up to 25

21 reviews

About the venue

The fairytale setting of Belvedere Castle makes it one of the most loved ceremony locations in all of Central Park. Situated atop Vista Rock, the second-highest natural point in the park, the castle offers vast views of both the park and the surrounding city.

Belvedere Castle offers three different locations ideal for your wedding ceremony, each with its own romantic charm. The main terrace offers wide-open views, making it the perfect backdrop for your event. If you’d prefer something more enclosed, the covered pagoda on the terrace gives you the best of both worlds, offering a small chapel-like feel with spectacular views. You can also have your ceremony on the grand staircase, which offers a tiered ceremony layout. The versatility of the castle’s ceremony locations makes it one of our favorites. It is ideal for changes in guest count and weather situations.

While the castle is smaller, its forced perspective makes it appear grand in stature, just like the castles in Disney parks. Choosing Belvedere Castle will give you the classic romantic Cinderella experience you’ve always wanted. It is also one of the most intimate settings in Central Park.

Situated towards the center of the park, Belvedere Castle is easily accessible through the West Side 81st Street entrance. All celebrants and guests will have a short one- to two-block walk into the park to reach the castle.

Belvedere Castle is handicap accessible. Because the castle is located at one of the highest points in the park, most of the walk is uphill. Also, the wheelchair-accessible path is a bit more lengthy. Seating availability at the castle varies on the ceremony setting you choose. The terrace offers some benches, the covered pagoda offers bench seating around the perimeter, and the grand staircase offers seating on the stairs. Guests can find restrooms located nearby in Delacorte Theater.

Even in the case of inclement weather, Belvedere Castle can accommodate your ceremony, all while maintaining the romance and intimacy of your fairytale wedding.

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Hundreds of satisfied customers

"We were Beyond Satisfied with our ceremony and all the preparations and everything. You all did an Amazing Job, and we are So Thankful to you for making our wedding so Perfect And Special! I appreciated that you offered Packages, Which Made It Clear what was and was not included. At the same time, ...

Kelly & Adrian

"Thank You for your Kind Assistance on our special day everything Worked Out Perfect!! Thank You to all involved, a Great Day and a very good arrangement.Thanks again and take care!"

Peter & Johan

"Sometimes the attention to detail and responsiveness was a bit lacking earlier in the process but this reflects that they have to keep the costs low. On the day, the Event Was Perfect, the Staff Were Amazing and the Photographer and Officiant were Absolutely Fabulous. Overall I would Highly Recomme...

Fred & Sue

"Andrew and I have just arrived Back In Australia after our Trip Of A Lifetime. We would just like to take this opportunity to Thank You and Ashley for all your help in Organizing The Most Important Day Of Our Life. It was perfect and We Couldn't Of Asked For Any More. The whole Day Was Amazing and ...

Parker & Andi

"We are still getting comments on how Wonderful our Wedding ceremony was Elegant but Simple and Relaxed, exactly what we wanted and your team was responsible for making it happen. Thank You again for everything you did!"

Mark & Cecile

"Again thank you for Helping Me Plan All Of This, you made it so Efficient and Enjoyable! Happenings met and Exceeded My Expectations. They are Very Easy To Work With and have Great Ideas."

Ben & Megan

"Shannon these pics are Phenomenal! There are truly no words that I can express My Gratitude to you and Jim and Steve. You made our day Flawless. A Million Thanks. God bless and I will Certainly Recommend your services to everyone. Thanks again Renee and Gilbert."

Renee & Maxwell

"I just wanted to say once again Thank you so so much for all you did for us on and before December 20th. We really have asked for a more Beautiful Day. Everything was Perfect and that was down to you Shannon, so thank you so much."

Catherine & Barry

"Amazing, very thorough. Shannon always sent me all the information.. and I mean, everything! They met my expectations and All Was Perfect!"

Viridiana & Jesus

"Working with Happenings Was Pleasant and Comfortable, knowing everything was getting done behind the scenes. I Would Recommend Happenings in the future. Having Happenings handle the preparation allowed us to focus on the Joy Of The Day not the details of the planning."

Hayden & Taylor

"Hi Tom! We just wanted to take some time to say thank you for everything! Our Wedding Day Was Everything We Hoped It Would Be. Our guests had a Lovely Time and Tavern on the Green Handled The Event Beautifully.Thank you for everything you did to make sure that all the Details Were In Place. We are ...


"We were Extremely Happy with the whole of your service From Start To Finish. It was really a Stress Free experience which is to your credit. Communication through out Was Amazing and everyone loved the ceremony. Arranging the wedding from such a distance would have been difficult but Shannon Made I...

Julian & Andrew