67 TH STREET & CENTRAL PARK WEST, New York, NY
Tavern on the Green is a landmark wedding venue located in New York City. Ideally situated in Central Park, weddings at the tavern receive the highest quality service in an idyllic setting. The venue boasts elegant event spaces and a delightful catering service of American cuisine that can be customized for private events. The Tavern’s history can be traced back to the 1880s. Two centuries ago, much of Central Park was known as the Sheep Meadow, where 700 Southdown sheep made their home. Architect Calvert Vaux designed the building as a sheepfold to house the animals at night. During the 1930s, Robert Moses, a public official who was a major figure in the urbanization of New York, converted the sheepfold into a restaurant. In the years since 1934, the tavern has earned a reputation for its world-class cuisine and charming atmosphere. After a five-year gap in operation, the tavern reopened in 2014 under new management committed to carrying on its legacy. Its current owners, Jim Caiola and David Salama, brought a refreshing new perspective to the tavern that lives up to its legendary status. Nestled in Central Park, Tavern on the Green features gorgeous views of the park’s foliage. Iconic attractions including the Central Park Carousel, Strawberry Fields, and Bethesda Terrace are all within a short walk from the venue. The tavern is surrounded by vibrant trees and sculpted shrubbery with the city’s towering skyscrapers in the background. Its red-brick exterior and exposed beams are evocative of an America of centuries past. Jim and David added warm wood paneling to the building’s interior in order to pay homage to the sheepfold. With elegant decor and bright dining rooms, this space can bring many wedding visions to life. This historic venue can cater to events of up to 1,850 guests. Choose from one of several indoor spaces with vaulted ceilings for a refined event. Alternately, you can hold your wedding outdoors in either the Courtyard or the South Terrace with the New York City skyline as the backdrop. The venue’s events and culinary teams will work with you in order to ensure the celebrations and catering are carried out seamlessly. Serving exquisite dishes of New American fare, you can create your own personalized menu.