Services

“Samora was amazing!  After one meeting she already felt like family.  Her ability to listen and put our words
into a beautiful story on the most important day of our lives will never be forgotten.” – February 2015


So, let’s talk about fees! No two weddings are alike. Everyone has a different idea for their big day. Take a look at the services we offer and choose the one that best describes your ceremony. You may also choose whether you prefer a spiritual or non-religious ceremony (all are welcome!). All fees are negotiable and easily customized to fit your budget!

The Studio (Elopement Ceremony)

Starts at $350 – (Fri-Sun and holidays $50-100 additional)

It’s perfectly built for two. It’s cozy, simple and private.
Our Elopement Package includes the following:

  • Pre-written script of your choice (civil/spiritual) performed at your selected location
  • Consultation
  • Up to 10 Guests
  • Filing of License following the ceremony (legally required)
  • Witness can be provided if needed ($75 fee)
  • City Park permit ($50 fee) if applicable
  • Photographer available on Request (starts at $399/hr)
  • A retainer of $200 is required to hold the date and time

(please see our Central Park Special which includes a live musician)

The One Bedroom (Simple Ceremony)

Starts at $500 – (Fri-Sun and holidays $100-200 additional)
A bit more spacious than the Studio! Finally enough room to start decorating and entertaining some family and friends. Our Simple Ceremony offers you the opportunity to add readings, poems, etc. (performed by the Officiant or someone of your choosing), write your own vows, and include some personal details about your relationship. The fee includes the following:

  • Simple, personalized ceremony (no rituals) performed at your selected location
  • Written copy of ceremony provided in advance for final approval
  • Initial Consultation plus revisions
  • Unlimited Guests
  • Filing of License (legally required)
  • Arrival of Wedding Officiant 30 minutes prior to ceremony
  • A retainer of $200 is required to hold the date and time

The Duplex (Customized Ceremony)

Starts at $700 – (Fri-Sun and holidays $100-200 additional)

Now we’re talking! Now you really have room to grow! This ceremony offers you unlimited options to truly make it your own and best of all, Unforgettable! And just like a Duplex, it gives you the luxury to expand your ideas and leave your guests in awe! They will be inspired by your story and inspired to love.

  • Fully, Customized Ceremony performed at your selected venue
  • Written copy of ceremony provided in advance for final approval
  • Unlimited readings (suggestions offered if needed)
  • 1-2 Rituals (traditional, cultural or inspired)
  • Assistance with Personal Vows (optional)
  • Initial Consultation plus revisions
  • Unlimited Guests
  • Filing of License (legally required)
  • Arrival of Wedding Officiant one hour prior to ceremony
  • A retainer of $200 is required to hold the date and time

The Penthouse (Ceremony plus Coordinator)

Starts at $1500

In New York City, it doesn’t get better than the luxurious rooftop Penthouse. This package not only offers you the wonderful services mentioned above, but also includes assistance with making your ceremony run even smoother by providing you with a personal concierge. Imagine having the ceremony services mentioned above plus the following:

  • Initial Coordinator Consultation to explain services
  • Unlimited phone & email from date of contract
  • Contact and coordinate with all vendors listed on the contract to finalize details one week prior of ceremony
  • Organize wedding rehearsal (extra fee if separate day)
  • Develop Wedding Day Itinerary & Timeline
  • Up to 3 hours of on-site service the day of your event (additional time optional)
  • Manage wedding party
  • Manage vendor & decor setup at ceremony
  • Coordinate music with musicians or DJ for Invitation/Ceremony

Amenities (Additional Services)

Sometimes a few extra details are needed to make our plans complete! We have put together a list of extra services that are often requested (even counseling). We are certified by PREPARE/ENRICH to assist couples with pre-marital counseling. Please contact us to discuss more details.

  • Elopement Photographer (Starts at $399/hr)
  • Elopement Bridal Bouquet & Complimentary Boutonnierre -Starts at $150
  • Pre-Marital Counseling -$75-100 per session (tax deductible)
  • Live Instrumentalist (Guitar/Piano/Violin/Vocals) Starts at $150/hr
  • Microphone/Amplifier Setup- $150
  • Rehearsal Dinner – $150/Mon-Thurs and $250/Fri-Sun
  • Travel -$50/per additional 20 miles outside NYC
  • City Park Permit plus administrative fee-$50

We also specialize in services for many other occasions such as Vow Renewals, Baby Blessings, Pet Ministry, Memorial and Celebration of Life services.  Please contact us today to set up a consultation!

Marriage License Information:

How do I go about obtaining a marriage license in New York City? A New York State marriage license is valid for 60 days (except for active military personnel for whom the validity runs for 180 days) and can only be used in the State of New York. All couples must wait a full 24 hours from the time the marriage license is issued before a marriage ceremony can be performed unless a judicial waiver is obtained.

You may also begin the application process online by going to the following link (valid for 21 days): http://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/html/marriage/license.shtml

You must remember to bring a valid proof of I.D. (i.e., driver’s license, passport, etc.) and proof of divorce (if applicable). The fee for a Marriage License is $35 by credit card or money order payable to the City Clerk.


Park Permit Information:

Do I need to obtain a permit to have my wedding in a public park? The only time that you will be required to have a permit for your event is when you will have more than 20 people. It takes approximately 30 days to receive the permit, so plan in advance. The permit can be obtained at the following link: https://nyceventpermits.nyc.gov/Parks/

The fee for the Permit is $25. If you prefer for Common Ground Ceremonies to obtain the permit for you, there will be an administrative fee of $25 applied.