Post # 1
HI everyone in NYC i am looking for a place to take wedding pics without getting any permits on my wedding day happening in a week and a half!! ANY IDEAS??? we were going to go to Gantry park in queens but just found out we need a permit. Ive been calling everyday but no one picks up there. If you have dealt with Gantry before please help and message me. Otherwise i need to get photo locations in NY and the outerboroughs. We also considered Ft tryon but that place needs a permit too. we might just sneak in. If you have had any experience with any parks let me know. Any help is appreciated. thanks so much!! Also, any backups for rainy wedding days besides grand central?? thanks so much in advance!!!
Post # 3
believe central park doesn’t need permits for photo taking. just for ceremonies.
checkout this website for details. some of the forms may be available online.
Post # 4
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
- 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 # 6
hey there! i did my e session at the highline but i guess we can always go back 😀
Post # 7
can your photog help you get the permits?
Post # 8
the photog and i are workin on it. Problem is no matter how many phone calls, emails and messages we leave no one is responding…:( dam it dont they know its a wedding!!! iw ish someone knew a direct line where i can speak to soemone….anyways thanks for all the suggestions. keep them coming pleasssseeee
Post # 9
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!