Elopement in New York City

Are you engaged and overwhelmed with the idea of planning a big wedding?  We totally get it.  Being engaged is so exciting and when you are faced with countless questions and details about your future wedding, it can go from exciting to exhausting!!   What is your budget?  Do you want a wedding at a large venue or something simple with just family and friends.  The list goes on and on and sometimes it can be so overwhelming that many couples choose to elope and keep it really simple.  Why go through the stress of a million checklists, countless emails to shop for vendors, and let’s not forget the strain on your or your family’s pockets.

Eloping is trending like never before because the money you would spend on a big wedding can be used for a down payment on your first home together or you can have the month-long “honeymoon of your dreams”.  Could you imagine? Eloping is one of the most romantic options because you don’t have to worry about anyone but yourselves.  New York Elopements are the most romantic because you can get married anywhere in the city.  We have performed ceremonies on the Brooklyn Bridge, on top of the Empire State Building, in the middle of Times Square with thousands of onlookers and our fave…….Central Park!

Elopement in Central Park

 

New York City offers the most memorable places in the world in any season.  Couples love to get married at Christmas time under the tree at Rockefeller Center.  Central Park and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens are full of Cherry Blossoms in the spring.  Our fave season is the fall when the leaves begin to change and the smell of apples and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Summer is spectacular in Central Park with endless locations to choose from.

Our New York Elopement packages fit any budget and start from as simple as “Marry Us Now” which is a step up from the courthouse to an elaborate experience that includes an officiant, a photographer, videographer, flowers, live music and even a romantic picnic in the park if that’s your style.  We will assist with all the details and help you secure the best location.

We also offer the same services for vow renewals if you have a special anniversary coming up.  Contact us today at (646)736-2510 to learn more about our services and let us help you create the wedding of your dreams.

 

 

Valentine’s Day Wedding in New York

Are you planning a last-minute wedding or thinking about eloping in NYC?  Valentine’s Day is approaching and it is a wonderful time of year to get married in New York City.

Common Ground Ceremonies offers packages that can include a photographer, flowers, or anything you can think of to make your big day complete.

You can choose from a civil ceremony (humanist ceremony) or spiritual ceremony depending on your preferences.  Our NY Wedding Officiants will perform any type of ceremony you choose and also file the license for you afterwards (saving you a trip back down to the city clerk’s office.)  We can also provide a witness if you are planning to come by yourselves, but also recommend hiring a photographer who can sign for you, in addition to taking you around the city for amazing photos.

For those of you planning to renew your vows, Valentine’s Day is a romantic time to do so.  Contact us and we will assist you with planning your vow renewal ceremony.

Book your Holiday Elopement or Vow Renewal Today

Holiday Season is fast approaching and one of the most exciting places to renew your vows or have an elopement is at Rockefeller Center. Rockefeller Center weddings are magical and the holiday spirit is everywhere. The famous Christmas Tree is surrounded by beautifully lit sculptures and figurines from famous holiday stories. Common Ground Ceremonies will provide your NY Wedding Officiant and we also offer photography packages. Contact us today to discuss your exciting celebration!

Unique NYC Wedding Location with Views

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 34th Street.

It offers views of the Hudson River and the rooftops of buildings of Manhattan.  There are many unique nooks for a small ceremony and an ideal spot for a sunrise or sunset ceremony.

Contact Common Ground Ceremonies to discuss all the different locations to elope in NYC.  There are many wonderful restaurants and the famous Chelsea Market are under the High Line.

Please call us at 646-709-2090 to book your unique wedding ceremony today.

Elopement at The High Line Park in New York City
Elopement at The High Line Park in New York City

Grand Central Wedding in NYC

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 and is an amazing location for photographs.  It also offers a great option for a quick ceremony indoors for anyone looking to elope.  Contact us today at 646-709-2090 to discuss your New York City wedding plans and possible locations for your NYC wedding.

Central Park Wedding Location: Wagner Cove

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 so you can never go wrong with choosing this location.  Picturesque, relatively private and sheltered in the case of rain or snow.  Common Ground Ceremonies has performed many weddings and vow renewals in Central Park and Wagner Cove is one of our favorites.

Wanna scout it out on your own? Wagner Cove is located just east of 72nd Street (You can come in through the Central Park West entrance), and west of Cherry Hill.

Wagner Cove Google Maps 

Contact us today to book your beautiful wedding and don’t forget to ask about our specials.

Still Time to Book Your Winter Wedding in Central Park

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 the very popular Bethesda Fountain.  Please contact us today for your free consultation.  www.commongroundceremonies.com

Book your Spring Wedding in Central Park Today

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 in Spring are gorgeous and there are so many wonderful locations to choose from.  Some of NY Wedding Officiant Rev. Samora’s favorite spots are Cop Cot, Shakespeare Garden, Cherry Hill, Bow Bridge, Gaptow Bridge and many more to name.  Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

Winter Elopements in Central Park

Winter Weddings in Central Park are so Romantic!!  Central Park has some of the most picturesque locations that are easily accessible from your hotel or local shopping.  Mark and Lewis traveled all the way from Singapore and chose to have a non-denominational wedding in Central Park.  We met at The Plaza Hotel and boarded a horse-and-carriage with champagne and big smiles in tow.  We arrived at Cherry Hill in Central Park which overlooks the lake towards the Upper West Side and I presided over their heart-filled ceremony.  The temperature may have been cold but we felt warm and excited for their beautiful celebration.  Please email us at rev.samora@gmail.com to discuss your upcoming wedding in New York.  As a New York Wedding Officiant, I am licensed to perform weddings all over the Tri-State area so contact us today to discuss your special day.  Happy Holidays!!

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Elopements

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was lit here in New York City last night and will be displayed until January 7th, 2016.  This is one of the most magical times to get married in New York City.  As a NY Wedding Officiant, I have been honored to marry many couples under the tree or at the Top of the Rock with a panoramic view of the city.  Please contact us at (646) 709-2090 to book a magical wedding ceremony this holiday season.  Happy Holidays!!