Surprise Vow Renewal in Central Park

April 26th, 2017 / Rev. Samora / 1 comment

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

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

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

The Wedding of Emmett & Claire

January 26th, 2016 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

Emmett & Claire met while starring in the UK television show Hollyoaks.  They decided to have a small, intimate wedding here in NYC on New Year’s Eve at a unique warehouse-style wedding venue in midtown called Studio 450 .  Rev. Samora of Common Ground Ceremonies officiated the wedding ceremony in front of their closest family and friends. … Continue reading

We Won the Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award 2016!!

January 14th, 2016 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

We Won the Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award 2016!!  It feels amazing to be at the top 5% in the Wedding Officiants Category nationally!  Our 5th year in a row being recognized as a highly-ranked Wedding Officiant in New York!  We also offer many packages to fit your needs so please contact us at (646)709-2090 … Continue reading

The Knot-Best of Weddings “Hall of Fame” Award 2016

January 2nd, 2016 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

It has been an amazing journey from the moment I decided to become an Interfaith Minister back in 2005.  At that particular time I didn’t know where it would lead, but I knew that I had opened up myself to be of service to myself and others.  I still don’t define myself as religious but … Continue reading