Central Park Engagement Session

Central Park Engagement Session

Central Park Engagement Session

Ah, Central Park! Truly a magical, serene spot in the middle of bustling NYC. Vanessa and Brice wanted to have their engagement shoot in the fall, which is always the perfect season to go to Central Park! In case you're considering Central Park for your engagement session, I wanted to provide some prime locations within the park, as well as some places for you as a couple to eat after! Might as well make a day of it, right?!

*The locations listed are not all close to one another. My best tip would be to try to find the main attraction you want as your backdrop, then pick others that are nearby.

Best Photo Spots Locations in Central Park

  • The endless bridges and arches of Central Park - we've listed some favorites below:
    • Bow Bridge
    • Winterdale Arch (pictured above)
    • Reservoir Bridge
    • Gapstow Bridge
  • Wisteria Pergola - A MUST, especially in the spring
  • Belvedere Castle
  • Bethesda Terrace & Fountain
  • The Mall
  • Central Park Lake - ROW BOATS, HELLO!
  • Vanderbilt Gate / Central Park Conservatory

Hotels near Central Park

Some of the most classic New York hotels are near Central Park, but they are also some of the most expensive. If you don’t have a budget to stick to, why not stay at The Plaza and get a room with a view of the park?!

  • Mandarin Oriental
  • The Plaza
  • The Pierre, a Taj Hotel
  • JW Mariott Essex House Hotel
  • Park Lane Hotel
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

Restaurants Near Central Park

Here are some top restaurants near Central Park - take a look and see if any are nearby any entrances where we'll be taking pictures in the park! I tried to give a variety of price points and types of cuisine.

  • The East Pole
  • Playa Betty's
  • Tavern on the Green
  • Altesi
  • Tuscany Steakhouse

Location: Central Park, New York, New York.

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