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Weddings at Belvedere Castle and Plaza
Belvedere Plaza is in the middle of the park at 79th Street, just east of Shakespeare Garden. Perched atop Vista Rock, Belvedere Castle overlooks the Great Lawn, Delacorte Theater, and Turtle Pond. Perhaps the best views of all are those of the castle itself from across the pond.
Portions of the castle are made from the same type of schist as the Vista Rock, creating the illusion of a castle rising out of the park itself.
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Weddings are not permitted in the Castle, they take place in the Plaza. Two wooden structures will provide shelter from the elements — the most popular spot, in fact, is down the steps to a private landing just through the larger structure (as you will see from multiple vantage points in the photos below). Other spots are inside the structure, and along the wall between the structure and the Castle.
Portraits are great with the castle as a backdrop. Be sure to have your photographer bring their long lenses, as one of the best shots is of the newlyweds on the Castle from below. It is important to note that your photographer will not be allowed to accompany you into the Castle. Another great spot for portraits is the shaded garden down the West stairs from the Plaza.
If you are interested in having your wedding at Belvedere Castle, please have a look at our package, tips for planning your wedding in Central Park, and contact us to check availability for your date!