Battery Park Weddings
As a long-time resident of NYC near Battery Gardens myself, I know firsthand just how fabulous the city is. I can’t seem to get enough of the energy, culture, and entertainment that make this city so magical. Each day is another adventure. Between the stores, restaurants, and unique vendors, the experiences are endless. (And if you want a few more location ideas, be sure to check out 101 of my favorite spots around NYC.)
History of Battery Park
Originally, in the 17th century, Battery Park was used in creating artillery to help protect the land behind them. However, in the 1820s, the area was used primarily for entertainment purposes, including a theater. The park wore many hats over the years, even serving as the center for Immigration and Customs at one point.
After 9/11, Battery Park was reserved as an artillery staging site. Over the past couple of decades, Battery Park has transformed into a beautiful public park with lush, well-manicured gardens. The perfect place for a wedding.
What if you do not want to have a wedding out in the middle of the park? Don’t worry, one of the most exquisite restaurants and wedding venues is located on the southern corner of Battery Park. It has full panoramic views of the harbor, and Statue of Liberty.
The Venue | Battery Gardens
After 34 years in service and hospitality at the Plaza and Pierre, Paul Nicaj joined Battery Gardens Restaurant Group. Since its opening, it has upheld its standards for quality and service. Everything is absolutely seamless here.
Furthermore, Chef Ari Nieminan is truly one of the best in the industry. It only makes sense that as a chef who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. He also was the head chef at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York. I can tell you from experience that Nieminan and his team are wizards in the kitchen.
However, Battery Gardens is more than a restaurant. Because of their amazing food and prime location, they know how to have the perfect Battery Gardens Wedding. Battery Gardens features several rooms depending on your design, and guest count to accommodate your wedding vision. Say your “I do’s” out on the lawn with the harbor as your backdrop. Then go inside for an evening of tasty treats and celebration; or enjoy a more traditional ceremony and reception, complete with white linens and elegant floral arrangements.
Once your day arrives, you can take in the beauty of the moment with a first kiss in the sunset.
Contact me for more information about the venue and talk about photography for your wedding.