The Shakespeare Garden 

The Shakespeare Garden is a beautiful four-acre flower garden on a steep incline.  It is around seven minutes’ walk in from the 77th Street footpath entrance to Central Park.  It is named the Shakespeare Garden because all of the flowers in it are mentioned in Shakespeare's plays and poems.  

The garden is on a steep slope, going upwards from street level, climbing around half the height up to Belvedere Castle.  To get to Belvedere Castle you need to walk through the Shakespeare Garden, over a lawn and then up some steps.  

The Shakespeare Garden has several paved pathways and lots of smaller gardens within.  There is a rustic, rough-when wooden platform with wooden benches, which is nice spot for a ceremony of maybe under ten people.  At the top of the garden is a large semi-circular granite bench, which is known as the “Whisper Bench” because a whisper spoken into one end of the bench can be heard on the other side.  This is also a nice spot for a ceremony.  There is nowhere in the garden suitable for a wedding ceremony with a roof in case of rain.

The garden has lot of opportunities for very beautiful pictures, with all the flowers, and it’s very close to the highest point in Central Park, Belvedere Castle, which is also a good spot for photos.  The English flowers in the garden are at their best during the Spring and Summer.  It’s gorgeous at this time of year with all of the flowers at full bloom.

You may hear some traffic noise in the Shakespeare Garden from one of the roads that runs through the park, underneath the garden.  The maximum guests allowed for an event permit issued for a wedding here is 25 people, although I would say that it’s more appropriate for smaller groups.

The pictures on this page show a little of Shakespeare Garden.  Check this page of the Central Park wedding blog for more photos of the Shakespeare Garden or email me for any advice on this wedding ceremony 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.


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