Tavern on the Green is a restaurant wedding venue located in New York City, New York that adds a magical, city backdrop to your wedding celebration. Located in Central Park, this historic venue has been a staple of New York City since 1934. Current co-owners Jim Caiola and David Salama reopened the Tavern with a redesigned space and menu that celebrates old-school New York tradition that 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 new and creative approaches to classic dishes.
Facilities and Capacity
The Tavern’s indoor space is perfect for an elegant dinner and/or 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.
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 all the way 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:
The professional and experienced staff at Tavern on the Green works 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:
Tavern on the Green was originally 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 recreated the building into 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.
Recommended by 89% of couples
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Janet Char · Married on 08/17/2019
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
Kate Gregg · Married on 04/17/2019
Above and beyond all expectations!!
We travelled to New York from Ireland to get married in Central Park and decided to host our wedding dinner for our 20 guests in Tavern on the Green and it was the best decision ever!Sent on 05/03/2019
From the moment we started planning, Audrey was so helpful and responded so quickly (especially considering the time difference) and I knew that the venue was going to be good. However, it went above and beyond all my expectations!!! The setting is just beautiful, we took a table in “the glass box”. The staff were so welcoming and attentive and the evening was just completely stress free. And the meal! Well it was just devine! We ate in many “top” restaurants during our stay and each and every one of our guests agreed that our meal at the Tavern on the Green was the best meal we’d had all week! So tasty and beautiful presentation. Even the children’s menu was superb!
Can’t recommend highly enough! Just need to start planning the next trip to New York soon to visit again!
Caitlin King · Married on 03/23/2019
The best venue I could have ever chosen!
Tavern on the Green exceeded my and my (now) husbands expectations. We were thrilled to host our wedding here from the start for the obvious reasons (iconic NYC venue, in Central Park etc.) but the venue itself, staff and the phenomenal onsite event planner, Kerry Neal-Shaw, took our wedding and reception to another level. They were so accommodating and open to every request and idea we had. For example, when I mentioned we'd likely have a lot of vodka drinkers, Kerry offered to create a separate vodka bar to help with congestion during our cocktail area. I had a semi unconventional idea of how I wanted each portion of our wedding/ reception to flow and the staff went above and beyond to make sure guests knew where to go and when. The food was also very important to us. We chose to have stations instead of traditional plated dinner and I can't recommend it more. The onsite event chef is AMAZING - we received compliments all night on how refreshing it was to have a great meal at a wedding. The sushi and southern comfort stations were standouts. The venue also provided the linens (they had a ton of color and fabric options to choose from) and the dinner table and chairs, which was a huge bonus to me not having to out source. The care and creativity that went into every detail of our wedding day surpassed anything I could have imagined and I'm so thankful to this wonderful venue for making our day spectacular!Sent on 03/28/2019