Wedding Permits

  • Permits will not be issued on holidays or holiday weekends.
  • Wedding ceremonies can be held at the Pier 1 Granite Prospect, Empire Fulton Ferry boardwalk, and Main Street pebble beach only.
  • Fees: there is a $400 non-refundable site fee for all wedding ceremonies, in addition to the $25 non-refundable application fee. An additional $1.00 processing fee will be charged to your credit card when paying online. The full $426 fee is charged upon submitting your application and is non-refundable; please read this page and our Permit Terms and Conditions carefully before submitting your application. 
  • 2 wedding permits are issued per location per day: one between 8am and 2pm, another between 2pm and 8pm.
  • No equipment can be used for weddings at Brooklyn Bridge Park (i.e., staging, microphones, tables, podiums, tents, amplified music). 
  • A maximum of 10 folding chairs can be brought for elderly or infirmed guests.
  • Wedding ceremonies cannot exceed 1.5 hours and may have a maximum of 100 guests.
  • Empire Fulton Ferry and Pier 1 Waterfront Promenade weddings must occur as a standing event. Pier 1 Waterfront Weddings must be held on the southern section of the Granite Prospect. At all times a path must be maintained on the waterfront promenade that allows for through access by the general public.
  • Cancellations: After a permit has been submitted, there will be no refunds on site fees or permit fees. However, we will reschedule your ceremony within the calendar year, pending site availability. You must notify the Permit Coordinator (permits@bbpnyc.org) 24-hours in advance, Monday-Friday, if you plan to reschedule. 
  • We do not require permits for wedding photos unless your group is larger than 20 or you plan to use more than handheld photography equipment.
  • We do not allow wedding receptions in the park.

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