posted 9 years ago in New York City
Post # 4
12 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

What is it that you need to know about gantry?  Also, how long are you looking to take pictures for in which case sneaking in may be more of an option.  For us, they caught us at Gantry right away and only my family members were allowed to take photos and not our pro photographer.  We didn’t want to pay the permit price ($135), so we just ended up getting a few nice pics by my sister (coached by our photog) and taking the rest at the reception location.

Post # 5
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers

We had our pictures taken in Gantry Park about two years ago and didn’t need a permit, but we did get reprimanded by a park ranger. I’m surprised about the new regulations.

I’ve passed these parks a few times and they have great views of the city, but not sure if you need a permit to shoot.
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Grand Ferry Park

Grand Ferry Park



<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Shaefer Landing Promenade

There is a public promenade behind this condo with great view of Manhattan.



Bryant Park also offers free permits, but not sure what the lead time is on that.


And it would be crowded, but is the High Line an option?



Post # 7
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

can your photog help you get the permits?

Post # 9
103 posts
Blushing bee

Grand Central Station requires permits, but it’s a very easy process and there is no cost.  You will just need to call them and provide your wedding date, time of the photo shoot, # of ppl, photographer and videographer name and your contact #. 

They are pretty strict about keeping the sessions within time alloted for each couple so it’s best to know your finalized schedule before booking.  The spots are also first come first serve… so don’t wait too long!  Good luck!



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