Tavern on the Green

W 67th St & Central Park West, New York, NY 10023 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Tavern on the Green

Tavern on the Green is a restaurant wedding venue located in New York City, New York. Located in Central Park, this historic venue, which has been a staple of New York since 1934, could add a magical, city backdrop to your wedding celebration. Co-owners Jim Caiola and David Salama reopened the Tavern with a redesigned space and menu that celebrates old-school New York tradition. The venue features warm, celebratory dining spaces, seasonal American fare, classic cocktails, and a robust wine list. Executive Chef Bill Peet, selected by Jim and David themselves, has helped to redesign the Tavern’s cuisine with a new and creative approach to classic dishes.

Facilities and Capacity

The Tavern’s indoor space is perfect for an elegant dinner and wedding celebration with its vaulted ceilings, luxurious decor, and exposed beams. The Courtyard and South Terrace provide guests with twinkling bistro lights and a marvelous view of Manhattan’s skyline as well as the beautiful greenery of the Central Park landscape.

Services Offered

Tavern on the Green enjoys helping couples create a magnificent wedding ceremony that they will remember for years to come. Their professional staff can be there for you from the very start of the ceremony to the last moments of the evening. They provide a wide range of services to couples, such as bartending and cake cutting. Wedding services offered include the following:

  • Cocktail receptions
  • Custom menus
  • Servers and bartenders
  • Food stations
  • Tastings
  • Limited open bar

Cuisine

The professional and experienced staff at Tavern on the Green work closely with all their guests and couples to ensure their dream wedding comes to life. In addition, their culinary team can prepare top-rated, gourmet dishes that are sure to impress your wedding guests. From jumbo lump crabmeat cocktail to shaved sirloin steak sandwiches, Tavern on the Green has a variety of dishes that will keep you and your guests satisfied. Their menu features the following selections:

  • Breakfast and brunch
  • Appetizers and hors d’oeuvres
  • Entrees
  • Side dishes
  • Desserts

History

Tavern on the Green was designed by Calvert Vaux and built as a sheepfold in the 1880s to house the 700 Southdown sheep that grazed in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow. In 1934, Robert Moses reopened the building as a restaurant as part of an initiative to renovate Central Park. In 2014, Tavern on the Green returned to its inviting, tavern-inspired roots and brought local and artisanal food back to the forefront of the Tavern experience.

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28 Reviews for Tavern on the Green

Recommended by 90% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.4

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  • Kendra

    Kendra · Married on 09/14/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Start to Finish - Best NYC Wedding Venue

    Tavern on the Green was the most romantic venue and Kerry created the most seamless and well-executed event for our wedding day. We wanted our guests to have the quintessential NYC experience and TOTG delivered that. There is nothing in the city that compares to a ceremony surrounded by the greenery and energy of Central Park and the south terrace provides the best space for a party after.

    From our early meetings with Kerry nearly one year before our big day to our sendoff at the end of the night, she was always available to us and quick to respond to any questions we had. Her co-coordinator, Ryan, was a wonderful addition to our team. On the day of our event, they feel more like guests than anything else, but the bar, food service, and all other aspects are perfectly executed. The food tasted incredible and was beautifully prepared (which is something that you don’t expect at weddings!) – our sincerest compliments to the chef!

    We are so happy with our decision to have our wedding at TOTG and love that we can go back to visit any time and relive our special day. Thank you to the entire team, especially Kerry, for creating the most perfect wedding venue.

    Sent on 10/09/2019
  • Janet

    Janet Char · Married on 08/17/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Perfect romantic garden wedding

    We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding! I always dreamed of outdoor garden wedding, so we initially looked at all botanical gardens, but boy are we glad we chose Tavern On The Green. All the guests still rave how beautiful the wedding was and how we were so lucky to get married at iconic NYC landmark. It was also a privilege to work with such a professional and thoughtful coordinator, Audrey!!! We planned the wedding for over a year, and can’t even count how many times we bothered Audrey with endless emails and calls 😬 She always had answers for everything and she even calmed my bridezilla moment 2-3 weeks before the wedding- I thought I was going crazy with all the last minute checks with vendors about the timeline and was thinking of hiring a day-of coordinator. Audrey told us that herself and TOTG team will take care of everything on the day of wedding and we absolutely don’t need to hire one. And sure enough everything was flawless!! Thank you Audrey! You and TOTG team made our dream wedding come true.

    Sent on 08/26/2019

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Tavern on the Green FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 32500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 25000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    100
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Park
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    July
    August

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    646-832-4950 (Phone number)
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