Unique NYC Wedding Location with Views

July 25th, 2017 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

Looking for an artsy, scenic location for your small wedding in New York City? The High Line offers a unique location for your elopement in NYC.  It is built on a historic freight line and elevated above the streets downtown on Manhattan’s West side.  It runs from the West Village’s trendy Meatpacking District up to … Continue reading

Surprise Vow Renewal in Central Park

April 26th, 2017 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

Scott contacted Rev. Samora of Common Ground Ceremonies with a plan to surprise his beautiful wife of 20 years with a vow renewal in Central Park.  He waited at Cherry Hill Fountain with his sons while his wife Angela and daughter went for a horse and carriage ride.  As Angela dismounted the carriage, Scott got on … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day honors NYC Immigrants

February 14th, 2017 / Rev. Samora / 1 comment

  Each year Times Square Arts features an art installation for Valentine’s Day.  This years piece honors NYC immigrants and is titled, We Were Strangers Once Too created by the Office of Creative Research.   The sculpture consists of 33 red and pink metal poles representing data derived from a 2015 American Census Survey.  They are … Continue reading

The Knot Best of Weddings 2017

January 26th, 2017 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

We are so excited to announce our 6th year being chosen as The Knot Best of Weddings 2017 winner.  Each year brings new excitement and joy when we have the opportunity to marry couples from all over the world.  This year we won in New York City and Long Island.  Please contact Common Ground Ceremonies … Continue reading

Grand Central Wedding in NYC

June 30th, 2016 / Rev. Samora / 3 comments

Many people travel to New York City to get married!  One of the most amazing and historic places is right smack in the middle of the city.  Over a hundred years old, Grand Central Station is a hub where artists, commuters, travelers, and wanderers come together. It’s been featured in many movies and television shows … Continue reading

Central Park Wedding Location: Wagner Cove

April 1st, 2016 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

Have you dreamed of a beautiful, intimate wedding tucked away from all the hustle and bustle of New York City?  Well, we have a wonderful option for you.  Wagner Cove was originally a boat dock and has now become a “hot spot” for engagements and elopements in New York City.  Central Park is beautiful year-round … Continue reading

Beautiful Spring Weddings in New York City!

March 21st, 2016 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

I LOVE SPRING!!  Maybe because it also has to do with my birthday being in April, but I always find Spring to be a fragrant and hopeful time of the year!  Planning your wedding or elopement in Spring is ideal in NYC because it is a little earlier than “wedding season” so many venues have … Continue reading

Still Time to Book Your Winter Wedding in Central Park

February 15th, 2016 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

Book your Winter Wedding in Central Park with Common Ground Ceremonies.  We offer elopement services that can include a photographer.  It is not too late to still book your Winter wedding in Central Park.  You can choose from many beautiful locations in the park such as Cop Cot (pictured), Ladies’ Pavilion, Gapstow Bridge, Shakespeare Garden and … Continue reading

NY Times Square Valentine’s Day Love Display 2016

February 10th, 2016 / Rev. Samora / 1 comment

Every year on Valentine’s Day, the Times Square Arts council hold a contest for a “love-themed” art display.  This year the “Heart of Hearts” display will feature a ring nine mirrored hearts reaching 10 feet into the air.  Inside the ring of gold hearts, there are kaleidoscopic kissing booths reflecting the excitement of the lights … Continue reading

Book your Spring Wedding in Central Park Today

February 3rd, 2016 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

Cherry Blossom trees begin to blossom on Cherry Hill in Central Park and the fragrance of Spring fills the air.  Book your elopement or wedding today for this upcoming Spring season in New York City.  Common Ground Ceremonies offers wedding packages that can include a live musician, bridal bouquet and park permit.  Central Park Weddings … Continue reading


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