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Breathtaking doesn’t have to be complex.

Is your dream of having a wedding ceremony in Central Park starting to feel like more than you can handle? Does the thought of having a wedding day filled with distractions you have to manage fill you with dread? Don’t let the inundation of details keep you from the wedding ceremony of your dreams.

A simpler, easier way to plan a beautiful, iconic wedding in Central Park.

You’ve dreamed of this moment for a long time, maybe even your whole life. A dream wedding ceremony in Central Park, across from the person you love. Celebrating the love you share. That dream though is slowly falling away under the mountain of seemingly endless details it takes to arrange a LGBTIQA+ wedding ceremony.

This can leave you stressed, and frustrated by a process that’s consuming all your time without you really getting what you want in the end. What if you could still plan your dream wedding ceremony, without putting your whole life on hold?


Iconic belongs to everyone.

We believe that everyone deserves to celebrate the love they share with an iconic wedding, which is why we help you create a memory of a lifetime, through thoughtfully curated details down to each flower, tailored to iconic locations throughout Central Park.

Step into your moment, in Iconic Central Park.

We know planning a wedding is super stressful, especially in Central Park, which is why we offer you a simple and streamlined way to plan your central park wedding with an online platform that makes it easy to plan your wedding, down to every detail.


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Breathtaking doesn’t have to be complex.

"Mel and I wanted to Thank You and your staff For All Your Help in making our Special Day Perfect. She was So Surprised and she Loved Everything. We will Forever Remember that moment and Our Amazing Night in central park!! Thanks again!!"

Avery & Mel

"Shannon these pics are Phenomenal! There are truly no words that I can express My Gratitude to you and Jim and Steve. You made our day Flawless. A Million Thanks. God bless and I will Certainly Recommend your services to everyone. Thanks again Renee and Gilbert."

John & Maxwell

"We are still getting comments on how Wonderful our Wedding ceremony was Elegant but Simple and Relaxed, exactly what we wanted and your team was responsible for making it happen. Thank You again for everything you did!"

Mark & Libby

"I Was Very Happy With Everything. This was a last-minute surprise ceremony and it went all according to plan. Everyone Was Very Helpful, especially considering the tight schedule. The Officiate and Photographer Were Great. I would Definitely Recommend Happenings to everyone."

Morgan & Emery

"I just wanted to say once again Thank you so so much for all you did for us on and before December 20th. We really have asked for a more Beautiful Day. Everything was Perfect and that was down to you Shannon, so thank you so much."

Catherine & Barry

"Thank You so much for all your help! The Ceremony Was Beautiful and could not ask for anything more!!"

Ela & Serg

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Plan your dream ceremony, we’ll take care of the details.


Browse our venues and curated packages, find the one that speaks to you, and we’ll take care of the rest.


We’ll connect you with your wedding team to start bringing your ceremony to life through expert guidance.


Exchange your vows, in front of those you care about most, and love every moment of it.

Why Happenings™

Happenings™ empowers couples to book uniquely tailored events through a simplified planning process that takes you from inception to execution.

Iconic Locations

Get stunning photos and bragging rights by having your celebration at some of the most exquisite locations that will create lasting memories for both you and your guests.


You are 100% in control with 24/7 access to your event portfolio where you can review and edit details for your Happening with a few taps of your fingers.

Save Money

Creativity drives results, not your budget. Happenings™ offers plans to fit a variety of budgets to give you the wedding ceremony of your dreams.

Stress Free

Happenings™ empowers users to produce events that allow them to attend their events as worry-free key guests, knowing and believing that everything is being performed to their satisfaction.

Pandemic Friendly

Celebrate without worrying about you or your loved ones getting sick with locations that accommodate CDC guidelines for COVID-19.

One of a Kind

Our booking system removes the chaos of the wedding planning process by giving you insider-access to the tools you need to create the memorable event you’ve always wanted.

For Everyone

Whether you want to meticulously plan every detail or would rather leave the details to someone else, Happenings™ has the perfect customizable plan for you.

Save Time

Our automated system seamlessly combines the location, services, and management of your event helping you plan your event in a matter of days, not weeks or months.

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We recommend that every couple develop a weather contingency plan. The contingency plan can either be an indoor location of your choice and is typically your hotel venue, a chapel, or even a museum. There are many options that we can work with you on to develop a plan. It is also important to know that almost all musicians would be unable to play their instruments in any kind of inclement weather making a weather contingency plan even more important to your wedding planning.

The wedding packages do not include a reception

Transportation by vehicle is not permitted within the park. We will provide you with the cross streets near the entrance closest to your ceremony location. We will also provide staff to help direct your guests to the location of your ceremony.

Within the week prior to your ceremony, we schedule a walk-through of your ceremony in the park. Walk-throughs can be scheduled during our business hours Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Happenings™ offers 3 different all-inclusive package options for you to choose from: Intimate, Celebrate, Elegance, and Create Your Own. You can choose whichever best suits your needs for your special day!

Any package can be customized for your ceremony based on your needs. It is best to choose the package that most closely reflects what you would like to have included in your ceremony.

All payments are made safely and securely through the Happenings™ website.

As a Happenings™ client you are provided with a profile. Through our profile system you are able to choose a variety of options that best suits your vendor needs. Our marketplace will pair you with the best possible match.
Officiant: Whether of a religious affiliation, non-denominational, or non-religious, we can provide you with an officiant that best reflects the expression of your love and commitment in your ceremony.
Photography / Videography: Capturing of your wedding ceremony provides you with memories that you can cherish forever. What better way to remember your special ceremony in Central Park than with the help of one of our great photographers and videographers.
Flowers: Choosing your floral arrangements can be very personal and specific. We can work with you to create in-season floral arrangements of your choice.
Musicians: Music can provide the perfect backdrop and mood to any ceremony. Although there is no amplified sound allowed in Central Park, the acoustic musician options are endless. From violin to acoustic guitar and so on, we can put together the songs and sounds that you so desire. You have the option of a single acoustic musician, a duet, or even a quartet!

Yes! Not only do you have a wedding planner, but also an entire wedding management team. Our wedding team (Planner, Coordinator, Event Manager, and Location Manager) will assist you through the whole process of planning and producing your ceremony.

Your team is accessible to you the moment you begin the planning process. Your Location Manager is your in person manager who is available for walkthrough, rehearsal, and day of.

In order to have an official ceremony in New York State, you will need to acquire a New York State marriage license.

To obtain a New York State marriage license visit

Our officiants are licensed to sign and will send in your completed documents. Processing times vary from two weeks to two months.

According to the Parks Department rules, chairs are not allowed to be used in Central Park. Exceptions can be made for elderly guests and musicians.

According to the Parks Department rules, tents are not allowed to be used in Central Park.

According to the Parks Department rules, decorations are not allowed in Central Park. This includes runners, lying of flower petals, confetti, seeds, etc.

Wedding Ceremony FAQS

Park Permits FAQs

All of our packages are inclusive of permits. We expedite the complete permit process for you.

Although we do acquire a permit for your selected location, we do not have the right to block off the area from the public. Central Park is a public venue and must remain open to everyone. Having the permit allows us to perform your ceremony in your selected location

The only location in Central Park that requires a special photography permit is the Conservatory Gardens. We expedite the complete permit process for you.

You deserve to have your perfect day.

Don’t miss out on the wedding of your dreams because you don’t know where to start. Easily create the most iconic, memorable day of your life with thoughtfully curated ceremony packages and a dedicated wedding planning team that allows you to show up and be present to every beautiful moment.


Easily plan the most memorable wedding day of your life.

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"Andrew and I have just arrived Back In Australia after our Trip Of A Lifetime. We would just like to take this opportunity to Thank You and Ashley for all your help in Organizing The Most Important Day Of Our Life. It was perfect and We Couldn't Of Asked For Any More. The whole Day Was Amazing and ...

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