Central Park rental information

The garden is an outdoor, natural area. Flowers will look different from month to month and year to year. We cannot guarantee what will be blooming, but the garden is tended to look its best year round. With thousands of perennials, trees, shrubs and grasses, this is a perfect location for a garden party or an outdoor wedding ceremony. 

The grass area within the garden is divided by a central walkway. The walkway leads to a raised area -- ideal for a wedding party and officiate. The adjoining labyrinth is included in the garden rental.


  • Garden capacity is approximately 250 people arranged audience style.
  • The garden has two time slots on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:
    • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (can also be reserved for earlier hours)
    • 3 to 6 p.m. (can also be reserved for later hours)
  • Weddings in the garden are entitled to a free one-hour rehearsal prior to the wedding, based on availability 30 days prior to event. No staff is provided for the rehearsal.
  • The garden is an outdoor space; a garden rental does not include any indoor space. There is no indoor back up area unless rented prior to the event.
  • The remainder of the park will remain open to the public. This includes the building, interactive fountain and adjoining patio, playground, walkways, and grass lawn areas.
  • Parking is free at the two lots on site and along the street adjoining the park.

Supplies, food, and beverages

  • Chairs, tables, tents, sound system, and other supplies must be obtained by the permit holder and must be delivered and removed during the rental period. All items must be properly insured and licensed.
  • Tents must be weighted, not staked.
  • All food and beverage to accompany an event must be properly licensed and may be served only in areas designated on the permit.
  • Liquor can be served if provided by a Central Park exclusive liquor provider. A Central Park security guard is also required while liquor is served and half an hour before and after serving time.
  • Name and contact information for any vendors providing any equipment, food, or beverage must be provided a minimum of 14 days prior to the permit date.
  • A staff approved site plan showing all items brought on site must be provided a minimum of 14 days prior to permit date.
  1. All rental areas
  2. Garden Lawn
  3. Phenow Pavilion park building

Guidelines for all rental areas 


  • Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to event date.
  • Rental is not confirmed until permit has been issued and payment received.
  • Parking is free at the two lots on site or along the street adjoining the park.
  • No smoking (including e-cigs) is permitted at Central Park. This includes buildings, gardens, grounds, and parking lots. Smoking is only permitted in personal vehicles.
  • All other areas of the park will remain open to the public.


  • Refunds will be issued only if cancelled a minimum of 30 days prior to permit date.
  • No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather. Permits may be rescheduled to another available date.

Decorations, etc. 

  • Central Park staff must approve any decorating plans in advance.
  • All decorations must be set up and removed within the rental time.
  • Decorations cannot be affixed with tacks, staples, tape, or similar adhesives.
  • No throwing or scattering of real or silk flowers or flower petals, rice, seeds, confetti, or like material.
  • No releasing of balloons or birds.