Wedding photography applicants are limited to the following 9 locations in the park: the Magnolia Garden, Rose Garden, 18th Century Garden, Benjamin Rush Garden (sometimes referred to as the Bishop White Garden), south steps and lawn area of the Second Bank of the United States, front steps of the First Bank of the United States, the lawn area on the south side of Carpenters' Hall between 3rd and 4th Streets, Washington Square (vicinity of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier excluded) and behind the Merchants' Exchange (permit holder may not move or go behind the chain at the foot of the steps). A map of the approved areas is provided. Wedding photography is not permitted in any other areas of the park. During peak wedding season (Spring and Fall), processing applications can take several weeks. We cannot respond to every inquiry about permit status.
The Permittee is required to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, regulations, codes, permit requirements, and conditions as well as park regulations contained in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
The Permittee will be held liable for any damage to park property arising out of a permit.
A permit may not be transferred to another party.
Issuance of a permit does not guarantee exclusive use of an area. The area for which a permit is issued will remain open to the public during park visiting hours. Permit activities must not interfere with park visitors.
Parking on park property is prohibited.
The consumption of alcoholic beverages and/or the possession of a receptacle containing an alcoholic beverage which is open, or whose seal is broken, are prohibited.
The release of helium balloons within the park is prohibited.
Last updated: December 8, 2020