a dark skinned Black woman with a large afro, white flowy petticoat, and green and gold corset standing on stairs next to the small Belvedere Castle

Belvedere Castle Tickets

a dark skinned Black woman with a large afro, white flowy petticoat, and green and gold corset standing next to the small Belvedere Castle in Central Park

Visiting the exterior of Belvedere Castle is free, but donations are accepted. There’s also a gift shop that opens at 10 a.m. While going inside the castle is a unique experience, it isn’t necessary. You can get great photos of Belvedere Castle without going inside.

Belvedere Castle Photoshoot Locations

Belvedere Castle is the perfect place for engagement photos or styled photoshoots. Contact Central Park for the correct pricing and permits.

But it doesn’t end at the castle. Central Park has a lot of picturesque locations perfect for photoshoots. Here are some of the best spots:

  • Bow Bridge
  • Gapstow Bridge
  • The Mall and Literary Walk
  • Bethesda Terrace and Fountain
  • Conservatory Garden
  • Sheep Meadow
  • The Ramble
  • Shakespeare Garden
  • Turtle Pond

Each location provides a unique ambiance and setting, ensuring that your engagement photos will be both beautiful and memorable.

Bow Bridge crossing calm lake in autumn park

Belvedere Castle NYC Weddings

Belvedere Castle would be a gorgeous place to have a wedding. Central Park allows weddings throughout its premises and prices begin at around $5,500. It’s also an excellent place for taking engagement or elopement photos. The flowers at nearby Shakespeare Garden look amazing during spring, but there’s something truly magical about how Belvedere Castle looks during the winter.

Hotels Near Central Park

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The Views at Moxy NYC Chelsea

There are many good hotels near Central Park. Central Park isn’t a place you can explore in one day, so if you plan on spending a few days there, it might be a good idea to find a nearby hotel. Here are a few of my favorite hotels near Central Park:

Is Belvedere Castle wheelchair accessible?

As of summer 2024, the lower level of the Castle is accessible to wheelchair users, but the upper floors are not accessible to those with mobility issues. The upper level requires going up a narrow staircase, and there is no elevator.

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