Elopement Scouting: NYC
Now more than ever, chic elopement ceremonies have become a go-to for couples who want to have a memorable marriage ceremony without the stress, long lead times and – let's be honest – cold hard cash that a traditional wedding celebration typically requires.
Thinking about eloping yourself? New York City is a gorgeous destination to elope to, with several affordable destinations to tie the knot. Get ready for three of our favorites!
New York City Hall
You can't go wrong with a classic elopement at New York's City Hall, located at 141 Worth Street in Lower Manhattan. City Hall is typically bustling with other happy couples waiting for their own marriage ceremony, so soak in the good vibes while waiting for your number to be called - yep, you'll grab a number for your ceremony! Expect to pay $35 for your marriage license and an additional $25 for your ceremony. Less than $100 to get hitched? Sign us up.
If an outdoor ceremony is more your style, look to Central Park during the warmer months for a nature-filled elopement. Although getting married in Central Park will take a bit more planning than a City Hall wedding, the park's website for planning your elopement will serve as your guide – from location tips to full-service packages, get ready to say 'I do' in one of the most iconic locations in the world.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
For one of the best views of Manhattan's skyline (hello, incredible pictures!), look to Brooklyn Bridge Park for your elopement ceremony. The park makes it easy to apply online for the permit that you'll need to hold the day and time that you desire to get married, and also breaks down the ceremony rules.