Visit Wedding Ceremonies and Special Occasions

Fort Tryon Park has many unique venues for your special event, be it a birthday party, wedding ceremony, or family reunion. Please have a look at the private events information below and apply for a Special Event Permit by visiting the NYC Parks Permit page. Then, contact the park administrator at (212) 795-1388 ext 301, with any other special events questions.

What should I know about having my wedding ceremony or special event in the park? Thank you for your interest in Fort Tryon Park – it is a wonderful place for weddings. In order for your event to be a pleasurable experience, you should be aware of some restrictions that apply.

You may hold your wedding ceremony in the park, but receptions are not permitted. A $25 nonrefundable event permit is required. Permits must be applied for no less than 30 days before your event. Please allow as much time as possible when making your application as the Park’s event calendar fills rapidly. Wedding ceremonies seeking to use an area of the park should allow at least six months to 11 months in advance to ensure availability for ceremony.

Ceremonies are generally held on the Linden Terrace, Billings Lawn, or Abby’s Lawn. They are not permitted in the Heather Garden. When in the Heather Garden, you must stay on the pedestrian paths at all times. Wedding photography is prohibited in the Heather Garden. No tents are permitted for wedding ceremonies. The park cannot issue permits for any activity on The Met Cloisters property or lawns. Any such events must secure the permission of The Met Cloisters.

Please note that Fort Tryon Park is a public park, and public access to any particular area cannot be restricted, even with an event permit. A reception at the New Leaf Restaurant does not guarantee space in Fort Tryon Park for a wedding ceremony: a permit is still required. If you plan on taking your wedding-ceremony photographs in the park, you must designate two areas on your special event permit application and approximate time for photos. Fort Tryon Park permits only five hours total for your wedding setup, ceremony, photography, and breakdown.