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Wedding Ceremony Permits

Celebrate your special day at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a great place to host your wedding ceremony. However, due to the popularity of the waterfront location, ceremonies can only be held in three different locations and must follow specific rules outlined below. Our team is happy to help coordinate the location, please read through the below page to learn more about the process.

Permit Application Process

  • All permit applications for the upcoming year will open on December 1st of the current year. It is not possible to place a hold on a date.
  • Permits are not issued for holidays or during holiday weekends.
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee approval of the requested date, time, or location. Your ceremony is only confirmed when you have received a permit. Please contact the permits department below to discuss availability if your details are not flexible.
  • Application and site fees for wedding ceremonies are non-refundable. There is a $400.00 site fee in addition to the $25.00 application fee and $1.00 credit card processing fee. The full, non-refundable $426.00 fee is charged upon submitting your application. Please read this page and our Permit Terms and Conditions carefully before submitting your application.
  • Wedding ceremonies can only be held at the Pier 1 Granite Prospect, Empire Fulton Ferry Boardwalk, or Main Street Pebble Beach. Please review the map at the bottom of this page. Ceremonies at Pier 1 Granite Prospect must maintain a path at all times on the waterfront promenade that allows for the general public to pass by.
  • Wedding permits do not grant exclusive access to the location listed.
  • Wedding ceremonies cannot exceed 1.5 hours and may have a maximum of 100 guests.
  • It is not allowed to set up staging, tables, podiums, tents, or amplified sound for ceremonies in the park. Please also note that decorations like chalk, confetti, powders, glitter, balloons, flower petals (real or fake), or any other similar substance cannot be used in the Park.
  • A maximum of 10 folding chairs may be brought by your party if there are guests in need.
  • Wedding receptions are not allowed in the park.
  • Permits for wedding or engagement photography are not required unless your group is larger than 20 people or you plan to use more than handheld photography equipment. This is applicable to non-commercial wedding or engagement photos only.
  • Cancellations or rescheduling: Permits fees are non-refundable. Cancellations after your application has been submitted will not result in a refund. Ceremonies can be rescheduled within the same calendar year depending on availability. If you wish to reschedule you must contact the permits department at least 24-hours in advance, Monday-Friday, of the date you have received a permit for.

Permit Terms and Conditions

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Wedding Permit FAQs

  • Can you confirm or hold a date before I submit an application?

      No, dates cannot be confirmed or held before an application is submitted. Permits are granted on a first come, first served basis. Applications that are submitted are given preference for a date or location. We advise that you submit your application as soon as possible. If the date or location you applied for is already reserved, we will work with you to find the next best alternative.

  • Can I decorate or set up for a small gathering?

      If you are hosting any event that requires set up, you must have an approved permit from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Please note that chalk, confetti, powders, glitter, balloons, flower petals (real or fake), or any other similar substance cannot be used in the Park. These substances are difficult to manage when blown into plant beds, water features, or paths. These products can blend with the soil or water and the dyes or chemical makeup of these products may have long-term harmful effects on the Park’s ecosystem.

  • Are there public restrooms?

  • Can I bring or consume alcohol in Brooklyn Bridge Park?

      Alcohol cannot be brought into Brooklyn Bridge Park. Alcohol is available for purchase at Concessions within the Park, but must be consumed within that concession.

  • Can I fly a drone?

      No, drones are not permitted in the Park.

  • Can I have my wedding in Brooklyn Bridge Park?

      Yes, permit applications for wedding ceremonies are available. Wedding ceremonies can be held on the on the Pier 1 Granite Prospect, on the Empire Fulton Ferry boardwalk and at the Main Street pebble beach only. Permits are required. Please see our Permits section of the website for more information.

  • Is there parking?

      Parking near Brooklyn Bridge Park is very limited. We highly recommend taking public transportation, biking or walking to the park. BBP is accessible by bus, subway and ferry. See more about Getting to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

      There are limited metered parking spaces in a public parking lot on Furman Street near Pier 2. The parking spaces are metered for both a minimum and a maximum of three hours. Please note that parking on the Loop Road (between Pier 5 and Pier 6) is not allowed.

      There are two paid parking lots. A paid parking garage is located near Pier 6, accessible on the south side of 360 Furman Street. A paid parking garage operated by LAZ is located near Pier 1, accessible on the south side of 90 Furman Street (under Squibb Bridge).

       

  • What areas are ADA accessible?

      The entire Park is ADA Accessible. For Access-a-Ride access to Pier 1, please use the address 1 Water Street (corner of Old Fulton and Water Street). To enter the southern end of the park, please use the address 360 Furman Street and exit on the west side of the building.

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