Bethesda Terrace is in the middle of Central Park, at the end of the Mall. Underneath Bethesda Terrace is the best place for a wedding ceremony in the event of heavy rain. It is the only place in Central Park where a large group can be under cover in wet weather. However, if it is raining, there will be lots of other people seeking shelter. It is generally a busy area in all weathers. It is easy to get to by pedicab if you are unable or do not wish to walk, and it can be accessed by the stone steps, or by a long and and gentle slope. Either would provide an impressive way for a bride to arrive at her wedding.
It is beautiful, and a unique place to be outside, but almost inside. There are many beautiful archways and the ceiling is covered with magnificently patterned tiles made in England. Musicians can be found under there come rain or shine. The light, the carvings and the steps all present opportunities for some great photographs.
Below are some wedding photographs from underneath Bethesda Terrace. These photos are intended to show the location in as much useful detail as possible for any couples considering a wedding there. Please feel free to email me, if you would like any further advice or information on this location.