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

Marriage license

https://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/content/marriage-bureau

Location

What people say

"Alison and myself would like to Thank You for arranging a Truly Fantastic and Enjoyable Day that neither of us will Ever Forget. Please pass on our thanks to Kristina the photographer who we are sure will give us Magical Photos. Everything was Well Organized and Ran Smoothly for us even the weather...

Trevor & Alison

"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

"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

"Thank You. We also wanted to thank you for a Wonderful Wedding day. Everything Was Perfect. Production Staff Were Perfect. The Photographer and the Musician Were Great. We could not have asked for a better day."

Zanita & Tara

"I Was Very Happy With Everything. This was a last minute surprise ceremony and it went all according to plan. Everyone Was Very Helpful, especially considering the tight schedule. The Officiate and Photographer Were Great. I would Definitely Recommend Happenings to everyone."

Morgan & Emery

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

Viridiana & Jesus

"Mel and I wanted to Thank You and your staff For All Your Help in making our Special Day Perfect. She was So Surprised and she Loved Everything. We will Forever Remember that moment and Our Amazing Night in central park!! Thanks again!!"

Avery & Mel

"Thanks so much for Arranging Everything Perfectly. Lauren was really surprised! It Was The Best Day. The Flowers were Beautiful, the Violinist was Outstanding, and we Loved the Photographer as well."

James & Lauren

"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

"Wonderful, Shannon was great planning a wedding from Australia so mostly done over the phone, she got back to me quickly and Answered All My Questions and concerns and on the Day it Was Amazing No Stress or worry about everything. I wanted planning the wedding and the wedding day to be as stress fr...

Elizabeth & Troy

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

Jamar Chaney

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

Ela & Serg
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