Cherry Hill is right in the middle of Central Park, it has a gentle sloping lawn which overlooks the Lake and Bow Bridge. It has lots of tree covering, and is a large open space, so it is well suited for quite large wedding groups. Because of the slope, a couple can stand on higher ground with the officiant and the whole group can see the ceremony.
This area doesn’t really have any boundaries, though. Cherry Hill not offer any privacy, so a wedding here is a gathering on a hill, very much out in the open. It does boast a beautiful view over the rowboats on the Lake and Bow Bridge.
The trees and flowers make it a lovely spot, with a decorative fountain at the top of the hill. It is close Bethesda Terrace, so it would not require too much walking to get to all the major sights, and just a few steps to take photos on Bow Bridge. Because it is a lawn with trees, so has no cover, it would not be a good ceremony location in wet weather, and if it has been raining beforehand, the ground will be soft.
The maximum guests allowed for an event permit issued for a wedding here is 100 people. The pictures on this page show a little of Cherry Hill. Check this page of the Central Park wedding blog for more photos of Cherry Hill or email me for any advice on this location. For a detailed consultation and to discuss this location, or others in more detail (non-binding and free of charge), please send me an email.