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Bow Bridge

Central Park, New York

Capacity: Up to 25

17 reviews

About the venue

Bow Bridge is a perfect option if you're looking for a truly iconic ceremony location. Exchange your vows standing on this grand, sweeping bridge, or choose from two different locations adjacent to the bridge. Each of these ceremony locations provides majestic views across the lake and into the park.

Central Park is filled with many bridges, with no two bridges being the same. Bow Bridge is by far the most popular in the park as it serves as the main bridge for the park, connecting the Ramble to Cherry Hill. The bridge stretches across the lake and is commonly used in films and TV, including Made of Honor, Enchanted, and Spider Man 3, as a romantic rendezvous point.

Bow Bridge is named after the bridge’s graceful arch, reminiscent of an archer’s bow. The Victorian-era design adds that extra romantic touch to your ceremony. The aerial views of the park and bridge are breathtaking, making Bow Bridge ideal for photography. The nearby Loeb Boathouse Restaurant is an excellent option for an after-ceremony celebration.

The bridge is just a short walk into the park from the West 72nd entrance. Bow Bridge is a high-traffic area as the park's main bridge, with plenty of park visitors. Our celebrants find that park visitors are respectful in giving them the space to celebrate their special moment. If you want a more intimate ceremony, consider Wagner Cove, Ladies Pavillion, Gapstow Bridge, or Harlem Meer for your ceremony.

Wheelchair accessibility is available for Bow Bridge. The accessible route from The Ramble is a bit longer, while there is a bit of a slope to manage from Cherry Hill. Restrooms for celebrants and guests are located nearby at Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, with handicap-accessible restrooms available in Mineral Springs and at Delacorte Theater.

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

Viridiana & Jesus

"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

"Effortless. Every question answered and the girls were Amazing. Very Friendly. Everything was Organized and Clearly Laid Out. I would Absolutely Recommend Happenings in the future. The whole Process was Easy and the day was Amazing. Thank you!"

Neil & Beth

"My Experience Was Beyond Perfect. The day of my wedding Everything Was Just As I Had Envisioned. My experience was beyond perfect. The day of my wedding everything was just as I had envisioned. I believe the Happenings Team are Capable Of Achieving Anything a bride would want. Eternally Grateful fo...

Veronica & Felix

"Julie, Thank You so much for making our wedding day so special. Everything Went Without Any Problems and that is down to your Excellent Organization! The process from Start To Finish was Very Easy and we wouldn't have been able to do it without your help! Thank you so much again for all your help a...

Graham & Sarah

"Mrs. Lock here! Just want to give you a MASSIVE Thank you to yourself and your team. They were all So Professional. We had a Phenomenal Time. The Photographer Was Brilliant, can't wait to see her photos.. ???? We Wish You all the Best In Your Career and will 100% Recommend you to all. Thank you aga...

Karen & Alun

"Firstly, both myself and my new husband would love to say a Massive Thank You for yours and your teams efforts and contributions to making our Special Day the Most Perfect ever. we are both Extremely Pleased with how everything went and we most definitely feel this is down to all of Happenings effo...

Karli & Ross

"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

"Thank You so much for all your Professional Work And Assistance during our wedding ceremony last Saturday at Ladies Pavilion! (21st of April) What A Magical Moment!! You and Jaqueline did such a Tremendous Job! We Felt All Your Warmth, Sensitivity and of course your professional attitude all along....

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"Thank You once again for making our day Amazing! I can't wait to see the photos. Please thank our Photographer again for us she was so Great. It really was an Amazing Day. Please thank Sarah again too. It's been crazy busy since we have been back but we watched the video quickly and the ceremony wa...

Kasie & Bianca

"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