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NYC Elopement Packages

Ah, New York City: the city that never sleeps. The hustle and bustle of this concrete jungle is electric: its bright lights, skyscrapers, and busy streets make this vibrant city a unique and memorable spot for an elopement (the pizza doesn’t hurt, either!). If getting married in New York sounds perfect for you, we’ve got you covered: our NYC elopement packages capture the essence of the Big Apple, making your big day as exciting as the city itself. We’d be thrilled to help you plan your New York elopement!

Places to elope in NYC
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Wagner Cove

Wagner Cove

Wagner Cove is an ideal location for a wedding ceremony or vow renewal. It is easily accessible from the street...

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A Tree House for Dreaming

Around 5th Avenue and 67th Street, one can gaze atop a little hill in Central Park to find a nuzzled...

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Bow Bridge

Bow Bridge

The Bow Bridge, located in the central area of the park, is one the most popular locations for wedding ceremonies...

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Bethesda Terrace

The Bethesda Terrace is one of the iconic landmarks of Central Park, and is located mid-park, providing access from both...

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Prospect Park

Prospect Park

If Central Park doesn’t quite fit your fancy, check out Prospect Park in Brooklyn. A little quieter a less-trafficked, you’ll...

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High Line

High Line

If you’re interested in an architecturally aesthetic location, the High Line is the place for your small elopement. Once an...

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Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park

For a real city wedding, consider the Brooklyn Bridge Park. This park offers a stunning sweep of New York’s skyline....

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The Pool

The Pool

Description: Central Park is a very large park and sometimes the hustle and bustle can be an additional overwhelming piece...

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Coney Island

Coney Island

For those colorful of heart and soul, Coney Island can be such a blast! While a very public location, you...

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Top of the Rock

If you’re cool with getting married in a public place and love a good view, Top of the Rock is...

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New York Public Library

New York Public Library

If you’re a sucker for unbelievable architecture and historic landmarks, The New York Public Library is a stellar choice to...

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Fort Tryon Park

Fort Tryon Park

If you’re wanting something that is off the beaten path, but still stunning and original, we super recommend Fort Tryon...

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Ceremonies at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are perfect for early mornings before opening to the public. You can have a...

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Archer Hotel Spyglass Rooftop Bar

Archer Hotel Spyglass Rooftop Bar

If envisioning getting married with the New York skyline behind you makes your heart skip a beat excited, you’ll love...

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MADE Hotel, Good Behavior Rooftop Lounge

MADE Hotel, Good Behavior Rooftop Lounge

Good Behavior creates the perfect scenery for your wedding ceremony. Located on the 18th floor of the MADE Hotel, it...

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North Woods

If you’re seeking a quieter and more private experience inside of Central Park, the North Woods is a perfect location...

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New York City Elopement Packages

Whether you’re seeking a quick micro wedding, vow renewal, or a small wedding in NYC with all the bells and whistles, we can customize our services to meet your needs to make your elopement exactly as you’ve envisioned. Eloping in New York has never been easier —scroll down to learn about our elopement packages in NYC! If you have any questions, click the button below and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

 

 

Seed

Seed

  • Officiation
    includes services & vows
  • Elopement Concierge Guidance
    licensing, venue & vows
  • Advice on Ceremony Location
Starting at

$500

Sprout

Sprout

  • Everything from the SEED PACKAGE
  • Photography During & After Ceremony
    up to one hour of photography
  • Transfer of 75+ Edited Digital Images
    within 15 days of ceremony
Starting at

$1,200

Bloom

Bloom

  • Everything from the SPROUT PACKAGE
  • Nosegay Bouquet & Boutonniere
    available in Manhattan area
  • Central Park Permit Coordination
Starting at

$1,450

Oasis

Oasis

  • Everything from the BLOOM PACKAGE
  • 2 Hours Total of Photography
    Central Park or Fort Tryon Park Permit
  • 1 hour of Videography
    Long-form video of Ceremony & 1-2 Minute Highlight Reel
  • Hair & Makeup for one person
    Day of Helper
  • Violinist (3 songs or less)
Starting at

$3,975

Experiences

Urban Wildflower Package

Looking for something a little more exotic? Check out our adventure elopement package!

Celebrate your elopement by visiting NYC’s most iconic locations with our Urban Wildflower Package. Your ceremony will take place at one of our lovely elopement venues, where your photographer will then take you on a guided photo journey through the most picturesque spots around the city. This package allows for you to choose between our Manhattan or Brooklyn options. This package also includes:

  • Personalized officiation services
  • Up to 4 hours of photography
  • Your choice of several favorite recommended city spots
  • Personal, customized adventure planning and consultation
  • Online gallery of 175+ edited, high-res digital photos
  • Your choice between transportation around the city in a vintage cab or limo OR hair and makeup services and your choice of flowers
  • Unlimited downloads and personal printing rights delivered within 5 weeks or less after ceremony

Package Price

$4,500

A Little Some'n Extra…

Our hand-picked vendors will make your big day shine! Any of the following services can be added to your package.


More Photography

More Photography

$375/hr
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Central Park Permit

Central Park Permit

$150

Flowers

Flowers

Custom Quote

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

$360

Engagement Shoot

Engagement Shoot

$650

Violin & Guitar

Violin & Guitar

$325

Day of Helper

Day of Helper

$415

Add videography to
your New York City
elopement

$1,100/HR

Our videography package comes with an edited 1 – 2 minute highlight reel (perfect for sharing on socials!), as well as a longform, minimally edited film of the full ceremony.

How do I make our New York City elopement legal?

Getting married in New York City starts with getting your wedding license. New York state requires both parties to have identification such as a driver’s license or passport, your social security numbers (you can keep your social security card at home, though!), and official copies of your divorce decree, if either of you were previously married. There is a $35 fee to pay for filing the license, so make sure to have a credit card of money order ready.

 

Can you get married the same day in New York City?

While you can receive a marriage license the same day you apply for it, there is a 24-hour waiting period that needs to occur, no matter if you’re a New York resident or no. If you’re unable to wait 24 hours, you can request a judicial waiver to override the waiting period.

If you’re eloping to New York internationally, make note that, although your marriage certificate is legally valid, your home country might require specific information to ensure your marriage will be recognized. For instance, the UK requires an Extended Marriage Certificate, authenticated by an apostille before it’s 100% guaranteed to be recognized. We offer our services to international couples looking for help navigating the rules and regulations of the Extended Marriage Certificate requirements for $250.

 

Can you get married in Central Park for free?

Yes and no! Some well-known locations within Central Park – like The Ladies Pavilion or Wagner Cove – do require permits, but there are a variety of beautiful locations that do not require a permit for your big day.  Areas of the park like Bow Bridge, the North Woods or the Treehouse for Dreaming are all permit-free, meaning you can simply have your ceremony at zero cost, but keep in mind that Central Park is a public space, and there’s no exclusive use of any area, even with a permit!

When is the best time to elope in New York City?

There’s a reason you hear so much about New York in the fall! Late September through mid-November is prime season for stunning photos, beautiful colors, and comfortable temperatures. Crowds are also a bit calmer just before the holidays. With that said, spring, and early summer have their benefits as well. Just be sure to take a thorough look at the forecast for the week of your preferred date, and pack accordingly.

NYC is also packed with fun—and often free—activities in the summer and around the holidays. Small wedding parties could easily time their celebrations around these extra perks! Be aware that weather extremes of summer and winter months could affect travel times, so planning ahead of time can go a long way in making sure you have a stress-free day.

 

What are the most popular places to elope in New York City?

New York City has an endless list of iconic locations for an elopement ceremony – it all depends on what you are looking for in a backdrop. If you never tire of the dazzling skyscrapers this city has to offer, consider Top of the Rock – an observatory on top of Rockefeller Center – for sweeping city views (and likely tons of happy onlookers!). Also worth noting are Archer Hotel’s Spyglass Rooftop Bar and MADE Hotel’s Good Behavior Rooftop Lounge for more intimate celebrations with 360-degree views of the Big Apple.

The most quintessential New York City elopement location? Central Park, of course! But finding the right spot in the Park’s hundreds of acres can feel overwhelming if you don’t know where to look. Looking for something whimsical and romantic? Then a Treehouse for Dreaming or Wagner Cove’s unique gazebos will make you feel like you’re in another world entirely. Longing for New York City’s gorgeous architecture? Bethesda Terrace or the historic New York Public Library might be the perfect spot. New York City has so much to offer in terms of where to elope, so find one that speaks to who you are as a couple for an unforgettable day.

Article written by

Karen Norian

Karen Norian is an elopement photographer and has photographed over a hundred elopements. Karen has also worked as an elopement planner for Simply Eloped, as well as a writer, editor, and content strategist.
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Traditional weddings are incredibly expensive and can take years to plan. When couples choose to elope, their ceremonies can be planned quickly at a fraction of the cost. But don’t take our word for it!

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