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Updated: June 10th, 2021

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!

NYC Elopement Packages

Places to elope in NYC

Wagner Cove

Wagner Cove

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

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A Treehouse for Dreaming

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

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Bow Bridge

Bow Bridge

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

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Bethesda Terrace

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

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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...

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Your own dream venue

We can come to you. Do you have a great venue or even an awesome backyard? We can help you find vendors for nearly anywhere in the country

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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...

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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...

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The Pool

The Pool

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

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Coney Island

Coney Island

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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North Woods

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

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Ladies Pavilion

Ladies Pavilion

Ladies Pavilion is a darling metal structure right beside The Lake in Central Park. It’s a...

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Cop Cot

Cop Cot

Cop Cot is a beautiful gazebo in Central Park covered by Trumpet Vine. This is a...

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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

  • On-Site Helper

  • Violinist (3 songs or less)

Starting at

$3,975

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!

More Photography

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

More Photography
Central Park Permit

Central Park Permit

$150

Central Park Permit

$150

Central Park Permit
Flowers

Flowers

Custom Quote

Flowers

Custom Quote

Flowers
Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

$390

Hair & Makeup

$390

Hair & Makeup

Engagement Shoot

$650

Engagement Shoot

$650

Violin & Guitar

Violin & Guitar

$325

Violin & Guitar

$325

Violin & Guitar
On-Site Helper

On-Site Helper

$415

On-Site Helper

$415

On-Site Helper

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.

Simply Eloped has been seen in

You guys were honestly the best! When we decided to elope it wasn’t a decision we took lightly! And you just made it effortless! Everything was so easy and we honestly cannot thank you enough for helping us on our special day! Thank you thank you thank you!

Rebecca and Mateusz
Rebecca and Mateusz

I would recommend Simply Eloped to family and friends who want to have a simple ceremony. My husband and I had an amazing day thanks to this service who helped us so much!

Evita and Luis
Evita and Luis

Thank you to everyone at Simply Eloped for giving us a wedding day that we have dreamed about for eleven years.

Catherine and Mark
Catherine and Mark

We had an amazing experience and amazing day. Communication was excellent.

Ashley and Christopher
Ashley and Christopher

It was a pleasure to use SE. The communication was on point, the services were excellent and I enjoyed not being a stressed out bride in the weeks leading up to our big day! We enjoyed our morning on the day of. We really had a wonderful experience!

Klaudia and Keith
Klaudia and Keith

I really like how easy it was – we were assigned a photographer and officiant, told to pick a bouquet, etc. Just what I wanted! Nice and easy. 🙂

Rose and Ryan
Rose and Ryan

You all are amazing. Couldn’t be more thankful for you all for making our day so amazing!

Ashley and Parker
Ashley and Parker

I just want to say our experience was more than what was expected. The officiant was as if she knew us for years. Both Sarah and Marta showed great professionalism experience and patience. I am very grateful to have worked with them. Thank you Simply Eloped!!!

Arleshia and Quincy
Arleshia and Quincy

The Simply Eloped team was fantastic. From Megan & Olivia who onboarded us, to Kimberli who guided us through all the details and kept us informed and calm, to Ashley, Debbie and Sarah on our big day! If I had to do it all over again, I would have hired simply eloped way sooner. Our day was perfect and that is because we hired Simply Eloped!

Lauren and Xavier
Lauren and Xavier

Meet our vendors

Laura, Photographer

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in New York so special?

New York has so much variety and character! No two streets or neighborhoods ever look the same. There are lush green parks, brownstones and cobblestone streets, unique coffee shops, and eclectic street art depending on your preference and style.

What do you love about the work you do?

I love being able to capture such a special moment for couples. It’s truly an honor that they entrust me to document this time of their lives. It’s so nice knowing that the photos I take of them will be treasured for a lifetime.

Sarah, Officiant

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in NYC so special?

NYC is one of the world’s most exciting cities! There are innumerable options for eloping, from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge to an elegant hotel in midtown. Photo opportunities are epic!

Tell us about one of your most magical elopements in NYC!

I can’t pick one! A sunrise ceremony in Central Park, the Top of the Rock, in front of the Rockefeller Christmas tree, Coney Island, the steps of the NY Public Library or Grand Central Station… all are outstanding!

Marta, Photographer

Featured Vendors
What do you love about the work you do?

As an elopement photographer I’m often a guest, a witness, and a friend couples share one of the most special days of their lives with. That’s incredibly cool and I feel very privileged and thankful for that.

What’s your favorite elopement venue in NYC?

It’s so hard to choose just one! Coney Island, the New York Public Library (we normally get to visit some epic spots nearby!), Brooklyn Bridge Park,… Whenever the spot is special to my couple for whatever reason, the experience is amazing.

Team

Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Sarah
Sarah
Primary Officiant
Ed
Ed
Videographer
Rev Chelsea
Rev Chelsea
Officiant
Jonas
Jonas
Officiant
Hannah
Hannah
Photographer
Marta
Marta
Photographer
Carol
Carol
Violinist
Kevin
Kevin
Officiant
Debbie
Debbie
Photographer
Toni
Toni
Photographer
Ana
Ana
Officiant
Ashley
Ashley
Hair and Makeup
Joe
Joe
Photographer
Emily
Emily
Hair and Makeup
Laura
Laura
Photographer
Carol
Carol
Officiant
Tina
Tina
Violinist
Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Sarah
Sarah
Primary Officiant
Ed
Ed
Videographer
Rev Chelsea
Rev Chelsea
Officiant
Jonas
Jonas
Officiant
Hannah
Hannah
Photographer
Marta
Marta
Photographer
Carol
Carol
Violinist
Kevin
Kevin
Officiant
Debbie
Debbie
Photographer
Toni
Toni
Photographer
Ana
Ana
Officiant
Ashley
Ashley
Hair and Makeup
Joe
Joe
Photographer
Emily
Emily
Hair and Makeup
Laura
Laura
Photographer
Carol
Carol
Officiant
Tina
Tina
Violinist

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 or 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 not. 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 is 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? The park’s Treehouse for Dreaming or Wagner Cove both have unique wooden gazebos that will make you feel like you’re in another world entirely. Longing for New York City’s gorgeous architecture? Bethesda Terrace or even the historic New York Public Library (located outside of Central Park) 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.

Karen Norian

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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Read the real stories of couples who eloped in New York City!

Patrycja + Marc

Ever wonder what a classic New York City wedding in Central Park would look like? Look no further! After dating and quickly falling in love, Patrycja and Marc knew that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. But they both felt like a traditional wedding wasn’t “them,” and neither was going to a courthouse to tie the knot. Researching their options, they realized that an elopement with their closest loved ones was the perfect idea. Patrycja and Marc were married September 21, 2019 ⁠at Summit Rock in New York City’s Central Park – you’ll want to scroll through and check out all of the photos from their beautiful day!

How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?

We met on Match.com. I messaged him first. I really enjoyed his profile and I thought that he looked very handsome. His eyes looked so nice in the pictures. My first impression messaging him back and fourth, I felt that he was someone that I would love to get to know more. When we met and I saw him face to face, I felt like that I reconnecting with an old friend. We never went through a period of awkwardness. Marc’s first impression of me was that I have beautiful eyes and that I had a gorgeous smile. He told me after we met that he looked at my profile a couple of times and was nervous to message me.

When did you first fall in love? How did you know?

I fell in love with Marc hard and fast. He was so easy to talk to. I felt from the beginning that I was able to be myself. I was able to tell him how I felt and what I wanted. I knew that I was in love with him because I felt so safe around him. I am an accountant and we met in the beginning of April. I would work at 8 or 9 at night and then go to see Marc. I couldn’t go a day without seeing him. When I was around him I felt that I was at home. Marc first fell in love with me not too long after we met as well. He knew that he was in love when he would look into my eyes and see himself. He fell in love with my personality, laugh, drive and enthusiasm. I fell in love with his personality, eyes, charm and smile.

How did you propose or accept the proposal?

Ha! We kind of skipped that part … We were sitting on the couch after work relaxing and I asked him why don’t we just get married. We both knew that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. We knew that we were meant to be together. Our families got along well and everyone felt like one big family. He said, “Yeah, we can start looking at getting married and get some ideas.” The next day I started to do my research. By that weekend we contacted Simply Eloped and got the ball rolling … Once we spoke with Simply Eloped, I wanted to find my wedding dress. My mom goes to Poland to see my grandma every summer, and I wanted to find my dress before she went. I also wanted to include Marc’s mom in the wedding dress process. She had two sons and never had the opportunity to be a part of that experience. We went to buy the wedding dress the weekend after 4th of July and then the following week his mom went to the hospital. She had a couple of surgeries for a ruptured aneurysm. Unfortunately, she passed away a couple of weeks after we got married. We are both so happy that she was able to at least see us get married.

What do you love about your partner?

I love Marc’s dedication and his support for me. I know that I can always rely on him to be there for me. He is my other half and I feel whole with him. Marc loves my drive and that I am goal-oriented. He loves and supports me to follow my dreams.

What is the greatest strength of your relationship?

Our greatest strength of our relationship is communication. We always tell each other how we feel and what’s on our minds. We understand each other and we work together towards our goals.

How did you find Simply Eloped?

I started out by looking at City Hall, but I didn’t want to just go to City Hall because it didn’t feel special enough. I started to look for something that wasn’t City Hall but wasn’t a catering hall, either. I stumbled onto the Simply Eloped website and fell in love with the whole experience.

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

We read through the different options and looked at other people’s testimonies. We loved how special everything looked and how easy Simply Eloped made it. It was that one-of-a-kind wedding: a wedding to remember. Not only for us but for our guests as well.

What attracted you to the venue you eloped at? 

We loved the idea of getting married outside. We first wanted to get married at Fort Tryon but unfortunately another wedding was booked there for that day. I started to try to find other places and came across Summit Rock. The more I read about Summit Rock the more I loved about it. It is the highest point in Central Park – Central Park is one of our favorite places. We would always go to Time Square to walk around, and then walk through Central Park. It was almost like it was meant to be.

What activities did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your elopement? 

Even though we were eloping we still wanted to keep some traditional wedding customs. Marc stayed at his brothers house the night before and got ready there that morning. We didn’t want to have a best man or maid of honor. We decided to have our family and friends’ kids be a part of the wedding. We had a sign girl, a girl ring bearer, a boy ring bearer and two flower girls. That morning I got my hair and makeup done with all of the girls. It was so special. My mom helped me get my dress on. I am a very organized person and I had lists made to prepare. Leading up to the wedding I didn’t feel nervous.

Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day!

Simply Eloped help us so much! They were able to connect us with so many great people. At our wedding we had a guitarist playing our wedding song, “Beyond,” by Leon Bridges, a photographer, videographer, and officiant. They were all such amazing people. Everything that we wanted they were able to help us with and more.

How did you celebrate after?

We bought out a restaurant on the Upper West Side by Saint John the Baptist Church. The name of the restaurant is Marlow Bistro. It is a cute corner restaurant that serves farm to table food – the food is absolutely delicious. The restaurant had the vibe that we wanted for our guests. The owner was so accommodating … Everything from the decor of the restaurant to the cake. When we first starting planning we thought that we would have about 20 guests. Well, the list kept growing and we ended up with about 70 people attending!

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

This was one of the best experiences for the both of us. It is a very unique way to celebrate your love for each other. When everyone thinks of elopement they think that it means simple and small. Our wedding showed that you can have a classy elegant wedding with a mid-sized guest list. Anything is possible once you have love in your life. Simply Eloped let me and Marc show our love to the world on our terms.

 

Why did you decide to elope? 

Neither one of us wanted the typical wedding. We wanted to have a unique wedding experience for our one of a kind love. We wanted something that celebrated us and our love for each other.

Planning: Simply Eloped 
Officiant: Sarah Ritchie
Photographer: Gianna Falcon
Videographer: Ed Connolly
Guitarist: Charlie Apicella
Flowers: Flowers by Richard

Updated: June 10th, 2021

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