Eleven Reasons to Have a Wedding in Central Park in Winter

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1 If you’re lucky enough to get snow on your wedding day then your photographs will be stunning.  Central Park is beautiful in the snow.  Snowy wedding photographs will certainly stand out from most people’s wedding photos.  New York sees lots of crisp, cold blue skies in the Winter, too.

2 You are way more likely to get your first choice of date time and location for your event permit, because fewer weddings take place in Central Park in the Winter than the rest of the year.  Even if you are considering getting married very soon, you are quite likely to get an event permit for wherever you like in Central Park, even with very little notice.

3 Most of the people you want to attend will be able to be there.  Your date is less likely to clash with other weddings or family vacations during the Winter.  Many people take time off between Christmas and New Year anyway, so if you get married in the week in between, lots of your loved ones should be able to attend.

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4 If you get married outside of the holiday period, then you might get some great offers on accommodation and travel.  You might be able to save some money, or get more for your money than you would in the Summertime.

5 There will be less tourists and members of the public in your wedding photos, because Central Park will be quieter in the Winter.  There will be less people in Central Park altogether, so you will feel as if you have this incredible place all to yourself.

6 After being out in the cold for a little while, you get to go inside somewhere warm and cosy.  And have mulled wine and coffee or tea with rum or whiskey in them.  If you are getting married over the holidays the bars and restaurants will be decorated and it will feel very festive.

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7 Wedding vendors get very busy during the period between May and September.  You may not get your first choice of photographer or other service provider if you get married during this hectic season.  People in the wedding industry are more likely to be available during the Winter, and your photographer may well get your photos edited more quickly if they have less other work competing for their time!

8 If you like shades of rich plum, forest green, berry red and scarlet then this season is for you.  But really, and color palette will work in Central Park in the Winter.  Also, marrying outdoors in the Winter is the perfect excuse to accessorise with a shrug or jacket to complement your dress.

9 You can take a short flight to Florida or the Caribbean after New York for your Honeymoon.  Or go up to a ski resort in the Rockies.


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10 January and February can be pretty grim and boring in the Northern hemisphere, and usually there is not a very long list of events to look forward to.  If you give your guests a wedding to look forward to in this otherwise dull time of year you will be rewarded with an anniversary to look forward to at the same time of year for the rest of your lives.

11 Your photos will be fabulous.  No squinting in bright sunlight, no hair frizzing in the humidity, no makeup sliding off a hot and sweaty face.  You should get married in the middle of the day to get the best light, but twilight photos are pretty amazing, too.



For more information to help you with planning your own Central Park wedding, in the Winter, or any other time of year, visit our website, or “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and follow us on Pinterest where you will find lots of lovely photos and many more inspiring stories of real weddings.  We can help with advice and guidance to help you through the planning process to be certain that your day goes smoothly so that you can relax and enjoy your wedding.

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16 Responses to Eleven Reasons to Have a Wedding in Central Park in Winter

  1. My friend got married in Central Park in September – I didn’t go, but I saw all the stunning photos and it was spectacular! I don’t really think much can get better than colorful leaves!

  2. nadaliebardo says:

    A few of these reasons mentioned above are very good ways to save money and also gives you more selection and opportunity. When it comes to very popular wedding ceremony destinations or venues, they get sold out months in advance even years so choosing a date and location outside of prime wedding season could really benefit you.

  3. It’s one of the most romantic places to have a wedding! I can see why it’s such a lovely choice to celebrate your big day! There’s nothing like a wedding in central park. I love it.

  4. kelly reci says:

    Central Park is a perfect place for weddings. I would love to go there during autumn. The views are amazing and perfect for photoshoots.

  5. Belinda says:

    This looks lovely! The photos are stunning!

  6. I think these are all valid and very economical reasons to go for a winter wedding in Central Park. Personally, I would have wanted to get married in winter… if only we had winter in our country, haha!

  7. Joy says:

    Winter weddings are so cool. It has become a popular theme wedding these days.

  8. Having a wedding outside at Central Park would make for beautiful wedding photos. I have to admit that I have never been to a wedding outside in the winter. Thanks for sharing the information.

  9. Wow, what a dream wedding that would be! I think I would rather have one in the fall, though, with all of the leaves…but that’s just me!

  10. ankit says:

    well this place looks awsome ..those who r planning to get married at central park,its going to be a memorable day of their life.

  11. Elizabeth O says:

    Having a winter wedding photography with the snow is such a dream come true. and Central Park is perfect place for the couples.

  12. This is a beautiful post and I now want to get married (again) and have the wedding in Central Park. Your photos are brill.

  13. momentswithjenna says:

    My husband and I got married in Central Park just the 2 of us last fall. It was truly the most special day of our lives. Loved your post! I’d love for you to check mine out sometime, I am new to wordpress x

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