The Simple Way

Elope in NYC

New York City offers an endless variety of unique wedding possibilities, but getting started can feel daunting and expensive. Simply Eloped makes getting married in NYC simple, affordable, and most importantly, unique to you and your fiance. As a full-service elopement team, we provide everything you need to wed in NYC easily and affordably: an officiant, wedding photographer, videography, and versatile elopement packages.


We believe that elopements should be intimate, affordable, and personalized. Our team at Simply Eloped provide experiences that are just that.


We’d love to help you create a wedding that’s the perfect fit for you and your partner. If you’re interested in working with us, please click the button below or call us at (929) 243-4491.

Can't rate Simply Eloped highly enough. My husband, Kevin, contacted Janessa late November 2016 to ask about being married on January 1st 2017 and it was booked within the next week. The service is incredible and Janessa was really helpful in answering all of our queries. We picked a difficult time to get the licence due to holidays etc. but this was no issue and the problem was solved with no fuss. Sarah Ritchie (our Officiant) and Gianna (our photographer) were the perfect people for the job and made our day feel so special and all about us. We had the most amazing day and now have photographs and memories to treasure for a lifetime. Thank You!
Moya & Kevin
At Grand Central Station
Simply Eloped was simply great!!! I had a week to plan my wedding and they helped me in every step of the way and were open to every change I suggested. They responded to all my emails very quickly, were helpful, and even gave us some thoughtful gifts on the wedding day which made my day extra special!!! This is a highly professional company and I would recommend to everyone!!!! Thank you Simply Eloped from the bottom of my heart for making our wedding day so memorable. :)
At A Treehouse for Dreaming, Central Park
I would like to say a massive thank you to Janessa and Simply Eloped. It was our 25th Wedding Anniversary and 5 days before we decided to renew our vows it was an impulse thing... I contacted Janessa expecting to hear it was not possible but this charming lady made it happen for us. The recommended venues looked fantastic and we selected Wagner's Cove in Central Park... we were introduced to Jane who took the ceremony and Kevin who was the photographer... everyone was so nice and friendly but above all they were thoroughly professional and it was a perfect day. If you are thinking of getting married or renewing your vows Janessa at Simply Eloped is the lady you need to speak to she is brilliant…
At Wagner Cove, Central Park
I was blessed to find Janessa and her team at Simply Eloped! They made eloping in a place I've never been to a dream come true. I knew I wanted to elope in Central Park and Janessa picked out the perfect, most romantic location. She was able to recommend vendors for everything I wanted, and they were just as great. The team including the officiant, photographer and videographers at Simply Eloped are extremely talented and they all surpassed my expectations. They were all in constant communication with me, asking questions to get a sense of my fiance and I, and created the most beautiful experience for us based on our style. Everyone was so pleasant and easy to work with; they couldn't have made our eloping experience any more enjoyable.
At A Treehouse for Dreaming, Central Park
Cannot express enough how wonderful the Simply Eloped team are! What would have been a stressful day (if we had attempted to elope on our own) turned into the highlight of our lives! My wife and I agree that there is NOTHING we would change about our wedding day. The location was beautiful and the ceremony was so thoughtful and heartfelt. The photos were amazing and the photographer was incredible and so easy to work with! Everything was taken care of. Most of all, it was FUN! Our wedding day was FUN, imagine that! I've recommended Simply Eloped to all of my friends who are getting married.
Eloped On April 16, 2017
At One World Observatory
Great company to work with. We planned our wedding within about 2 and a half weeks. Janessa was very easy to work with and accommodating to all my wants and ideas. Our wedding officiant, photographer and my makeup/ hair artist, truly exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend them, our day was absolutely perfect! Thank you, simply eloped.
Eloped On April 1, 2017
At Wagner Cove, Central Park

Simply Eloped was founded by a couple named Janessa and Matt. Having seen so many friends stress about the complexity and expense of planning a wedding, the duo realized that there has to be a better way to tie the knot. Thus, Simply Eloped was born, setting out on a mission to make beautiful weddings easy-to-plan and affordable.

There are few days more special than your wedding ceremony and we believe it should be everything you want it to be. Everything we offer can be fully customized to fit what you have in mind.

Absolutely. Our team has all the experience and connections we need to aid you in making your big day the most joyous experience possible.

We are flexible and are happy accommodate schedule changes, as the timing allows. We request 7 days advance notice for date changes. In the case of bad weather or other natural occurrences, we will work with you to either find another venue or another date. In the case you desire a refund, we can refund the full amount of your payment minus deposit.

Very little. If our officiant is available, we would be delighted to create a ceremony and officiate your wedding with minimal notice.

We request that you contact us directly to discuss. We take this question on a case by case basis.

We manage all payments online via credit or debit card payments.

Most states require one witness in addition to an officiant’s signature. If you are having an elopement style wedding, the photographer or even a bystander can be your witness.

The process at the city clerk’s office is fairly simple. Make your initial application online and then when you get to the City Clerks’ Office, they will give you a number. After a short wait, you will be called to the window. You will then show the necessary documentation and pay the filing fee. Then you will be issued your license.

In the event that you and your prospective spouse must marry before the waiting period is over, you can request permission from a Judge to waive this requirement. There is no fee to obtain a judicial waiver, and your officiant can help you with this process.

When a document is to be used in a foreign country, it may be necessary to have the document authenticated. An authentication certifies the signature and the capacity of the official who has executed the document. The authentication may also authenticate the seal of the official.

An Apostille or Certificate of Authentication issued by the state’s specific Secretary of State is a one-page document with a blue laser printed facsimile of the State Seal. Both the Apostille and Certificate of Authentication include the facsimile signature of the Secretary of State or his/her deputy.

A resounding 'yes'! We believe in marriage equality in all forms.

Simply Eloped seeks to make your special day as affordable and stress-free as possible, without compromising quality. We believe getting married doesn't have to be complicated. We simplify the process, ensuring your big day is personal, smooth and lovely.