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

Surprise Vow Renewal in Central Park

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 his knee and re-proposed.  Of course she said “Yes”!!  Rev. Samora was secretly waiting nearby at Wagner’s Cove to perform a beautiful Vow Renewal Ceremony for Scott and Angela to celebrate their 20 years together and renew their love for each other.  They were so thrilled to renew their vows with 3 of their children there as witnesses.  It was an amazing day!!  Please contact us at (646)709-2090 if you are interested in having an amazing wedding or vow renewal.

20 year Vow Renewal in Central Park
20 year Vow Renewal in Central Park

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.

Beautiful Spring Weddings in New York City!

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 openings for your event.  Central Park weddings are beautiful in the Spring with the Cherry trees blooming and all of the tulips and daffodils perfectly accented around the park.  Contact Common Ground Ceremonies today to book your event.

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.

The Wedding of Emmett & Claire

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.  The space was beautifully decorated with candles and a surprise flashmob Gospel Choir sang “Oh Happy Day” after the pronouncement and kiss.  Their wedding is featured in HELLO magazine. You can read the full article here.

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

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 to discuss your special event.  Happy New Year!!

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

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 I feel blessed and liberated when I can assist people on their spiritual journey.  I began marrying couples in 2010 and it has been one of the most gratifying experiences.  I am so moved by all of the wonderful couples I meet, hearing their stories and always feel honored to bring their families together.  As a New York City Wedding Officiant, I have met people from all over the world, straight and gay who are overjoyed to finally marry the person they love.  I have won The Knot “Best of Weddings” award for the past 4 years and because of all of my amazing reviews, I am proud to announce that I have finally made The Knot “Hall of Fame” Award.  Happy New Year to everyone and please contact me at (646)709-2090 to discuss your upcoming celebration.