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Conservatory Gardens French Garden

Central Park, New York

Capacity: Up to 100

About the venue

Give your wedding ceremony a French flair as you exchange your vows with the parterre of the Conservatory Garden’s French Garden around you. The low shrubs in embroidery-like patterns are complemented by one of the largest floral displays in the Conservatory Gardens, helping turn your ceremony into the Parisian affair of your dreams.
The slate walkways throughout the French Garden offer an array of ceremony locations. One popular option is to position your ceremony to feature the center fountain and reflection pool featuring the Three Dancing Maidens. Or, if you’d prefer a more natural backdrop to punctuate this special memory, you can opt to face the outer perimeter that overlooks the garden and the large hedge surrounding it.

The six-acre Conservatory Gardens is the jewel of Central Park, with some of the most breathtaking gardens in the park. The Central Park Conservatory oversees the gardens as well as the entire park. The Conservatory Gardens is split into three smaller gardens, each with its own style: the French Garden in the North, the center Italian Garden, and the English Garden in the South. The ornate Vanderbilt gate gives the gardens a grand entrance. Celebrants and their guests will first enter the lovely Italian Garden before entering the French Garden in the north.

The French Garden boasts an in-the-round design, complete with large slate walkways lined with germander grown in ornate patterns throughout the garden. The garden is also home to spectacular floral displays that vary with the season, with tulips in the Spring and Korean chrysanthemums in the Fall. The entire French Garden is ensconced within an ellipse of Japanese holly.

The Conservatory Garden’s French Garden is situated on the Northeastern end of Central Park. This means significantly less foot traffic than the more popular attractions within the park. While there are some visitors in the garden, we find that they are respectful, giving celebrants and their guests space to celebrate their special moment. The French Garden is wheelchair accessible and has several benches placed within the garden. Your ceremony can be situated near these benches to provide seating for those who require it. The French Gardens also offers easy access to restrooms for celebrants and guests.

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Additional information

Additional Permit Fees for Conservatory Gardens
Ceremonies and photography sessions at Conservatory Garden require permits from the Conservancy. Permit fees directly support the maintenance and cultivation of Conservatory Garden. The $500 permit fee is included in your package price and we take care of the management of your permit.


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