Turtle Pond

Central Park, New York

Capacity: Up to 20

11 reviews

About the venue

Like all of the other water bodies in Central Park, Turtle Pond is man-made, filled with New York City drinking water. It is the home to five species of turtles who live in the Pond year round. It is said that many of these turtles started out as pets in city apartments, but eventually outgrew their urban accommodations, and were brought to the Park by their former owners. The most common species in Turtle Pond is the Red-Eared Slider, which you can identify by the small red spots around their ears. They love basking in the sun on flat logs or rocks, which makes the base of Vista Rock the perfect spot for their sun bathing activities. When the sliders are provoked, they quickly slide back into the cool waters of the Pond. Turtle Pond has the distinction of being the most recent water body added to the Park’s design.

What you'll get

We are with you every step of the way. Your experienced ceremony management team will oversee all the details, effortlessly guiding you through planning to celebrating. Create your free Happenings Plan™ today!

Location

Location Manager

  • Pre-Happening Walk-through
  • Day of on-location coordination
  • All Service Fees and Gratuity included

Location Staff

  • 25 guests or more

Management

Personal Management Team

  • From Inception to Completion
  • Event Planner to help Create Happening

Services

Event Coordinator to assist with

  • Profile Kit and pre Happening planning

Event Manager 6 weeks prior

  • Oversee and implement production

Choose a package

Intimate Ceremony Package

  • Location
  • Management
Included Services
  • Officiant
  • Personal Flowers for 2
  • 1st hour of Photography with Complete Digital Download
$2495 Select Package

Overall package excl. Sales Tax5% deposit payment required to secure your date and location

Celebrate Ceremony Package

  • Location
  • Management
Included Services
  • Officiant
  • 2 hours of Photography with Complete Digital Download
  • Acoustic Soloist
  • Personal Flowers for 5
$3745 Select Package

Overall package excl. Sales Tax5% deposit payment required to secure your date and location

Elegance Ceremony Package

  • Location
  • Management
Included Services
  • Officiant
  • 2 hours of Photography with Complete Digital Download
  • 1st hour of Videography with Complete Digital Download
  • Personal Flowers for 5
  • Acoustic Duet
$4995 Select Package

Overall package excl. Sales Tax5% deposit payment required to secure your date and location

Custom Ceremony Package

  • Location
  • Management
$995 Begin

Overall package excl. Sales Tax5% deposit payment required to secure your date and location

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What people say

"From the moment I called them they Kept In Constant Contact with me. I had Every Question Answered and Felt Assured that anything I wanted I could have as far as extra services. I appreciate that everyone involved from the planner to the photographer were Very Enthusiastic about my day, even though...

Brenda

"Once again Thank You so much. She Loved Every Bit Of It."

Jamar Chaney

"Thank You so much for your part in our Perfect Day! The Coordination of the entire ceremony, start to finish, Was Excellent. We had No Stress because you took care of everything. The Bouquets And Boutonnieres were absolutely Gorgeous. Jim Covington was fantastic, so well spoken and genuine and we L...

Patricia & Robert

"It absolutely Exceeded Our Expectations. They Promptly Answered every question we had during the planning process. The day of the Event Was Flawless, and Happenings had every base covered. Far Exceeded Our Expectations. The wedding was So Beautiful, and every service they provided was Top Notch. Wh...

Katie & Rich

"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

"Thank You so much for all your help! The Ceremony Was Beautiful and could not ask for anything more!!"

Ela & Serg

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

Viridiana & Jesus
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