Bethesda Fountain and Terrace | ParkWed by Happenings™ Bethesda Fountain in Central Park • New York • NY 10024


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • It’s one of the most iconic spots in Central Park, thanks to its dramatic 26-foot neoclassical fountain whose graceful “Angel of the Waters” has been featured in countless movies and television shows. The largest ceremony location in the Park, the fountain and its sprawling terrace sit beside the 20-acre lake, and are surrounded by rolling greenery and beautiful architecture.
  • Set your ceremony on the north side of the fountain, allowing the lake, with its charming row boats, to serve as your picture-perfect backdrop. Or, opt for vows beneath the Arcade—this covered terrace boasts ornate arches and an intricately tiled ceiling, with a sweeping staircase that creates a naturally grand entrance.
  • You’ll have the stellar team at ParkWed by Happenings™ with you all the way. Pioneered by world-class event designer Tom Noel, this unique service blends expert planning and curation with an easy booking process—simply choose your date, time, and favorite location, and then select a package that suits your needs (or create your own.) On the big day, your in-person location manager will ensure that everything goes smoothly.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $3,750–9,750/event
  • Ceremony fee varies depending on:
    • Guest count
    • Package chosen
  • Ceremony packages include photography/videography, music, officiant, flowers, and an on-site manager.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 25
Cocktails, etc. Standing 0 0
Reception Seated 0 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 0.

The ceremony capacity is standing-room. There is limited seating around the perimeter of the terrace.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info



Amplified Music

Acoustic Only

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Daily, 10am–5pm, excluding holidays.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Park


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