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.
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:
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:
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.
28 Reviews for Tavern on the Green
Recommended by 90% of couples
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Lindsey Carlton · Married on 09/28/2019
Highly recommend Tavern for any event!!
We got married at Tavern on the Green last weekend and it was an absolute dream!! We never could have imagined our day could be that perfect and we owe it all to Audrey and her team. We're still hearing from guests of how much they loved the venue, food and overall evening! The staff at Tavern was incredibly friendly, professional, and on top of everything, making our evening completely stress free knowing they had it covered.Sent on 10/05/2019
We also can't thank Audrey enough! Audrey made the complexity of planning a wedding so much easier, especially after we lost our original wedding venue and were scrambling to figure out what to do next. Audrey made it so we didn't have to start planning from scratch and had every little detail covered. Her calm, positive and stress-free demeanor throughout the planning process and day of the wedding kept us sane. Getting ready the morning of, I didn't think twice about how the venue was coming together since I knew Audrey would help bring our vision to life. And it was better than I even imagined!
Looking back, it's a blessing we lost our original wedding venue and could get married at the iconic Tavern on the Green. While the gorgeous venue speaks for itself, it's the unbelievable food and incredible staff that made all the difference. We hands down recommend Tavern for any event!!
Kendra · Married on 09/14/2019
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 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