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Weddings in Shakespeare Garden
Shakespeare Garden is located near W 81st Street entrance to the park. It derives its name from the fact that the designer, Dr. Edmond Bronk Southwick, was an avid reader of Shakespeare. He planted flowers and other plants mentioned in Shakespeare’s writings.
The garden’s diverse array of plants, including columbine, primrose, wormwood, quince, lark’s heel, rue, eglantine, flax and cowslip, are accompanied by small plaques featuring quotes from Shakespearean works that reference the garden’s flowers.
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The two acre garden is set on a hill, with a path that winds around to the south side, up the hill, to a stone landing which is the perfect spot for a private wedding ceremony. Others have chosen to have their wedding right in the garden itself, or at the top of a wooden staircase from the base of the garden.
If you are interested in having your wedding in Shakespeare Garden, please have a look at our package, tips for planning your wedding in Central Park, and contact us to check availability for your date!