Guest Count: max 25 pp
Nearby Entrance: 72nd Street and Central Park West
Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, located at 72nd Street and Central Park West or 5th Ave, is one of the very first structures to have been built in Central Park. Bethesda Terrace is in the heart of Central Park and provides breathtaking views of both the Central Park lake and woods. The upper and lower terrace overlook the lake and are connected by two grand staircases and one smaller one which leads directly to the Mall. The terrace is constructed of New Brunswick sandstone, granite steps and landings, Roman brick paving, and features beautiful carvings that represent the four seasons and the times of day. The creator’s vision of Bethesda Terrace was a place where people could experience nature while attending social gatherings.
Bethesda Fountain, also known as Angel of the Waters, is one of the largest fountains in New York, measuring twenty-six feet high by ninety-six feet wide, and is also one of the most well known fountains in the world. The statue references the Gospel of John, which describes an angel blessing the Pool of Bethesda and giving it healing powers. The statue’s angel carries a lilly in her left hand, which is meant to be a symbol of the water’s purity.
Bethesda Fountain and Terrace can accommodate up to 25 guests and is a very busy area, so be prepared for some unexpected bystanders at your ceremony.
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