Love knows no limits; that’s why, at Common Ground Ceremonies in New York City, we officiate ceremonies for a wide variety of couples. Whether you and your loved one are of the same faith, different faiths, or no faith at all, we’ll help you create a beautiful, memorable ceremony to suit your special day. We can do everything from private elopements in Central Park to over-the-top weddings at a venue of your choosing.
Flexible Ceremony Options for Diverse Clients
Our primary goal is to help you celebrate and commemorate your love, regardless of the faith, race, gender, or sexual orientation of you or your partner. Reverend Samora is an ordained interfaith minister and wedding officiant who embraces the individuality of each and every couple.
We offer a variety of ceremony types, highlighting your love story along with custom options that can help you create a beautiful ceremony that spans your beliefs and brings joy and lasting memories to all involved. More than just being there to legalize your New York City marriage license, Reverend Samora is dedicated to helping couples and their families create happy memories.
Your big day should be as unique as the two of you. Whether you are planning to host a large, lavish wedding or have a simple, intimate elopement ceremony, we can help you personalize your experience just as you desire.
Choose from a variety of wedding packages (fees vary), which offers you additional options to include services by top-rated NYC wedding vendors for your special event. Some of the additional services can include solo or group musicians (guitar, saxophone, singer, violin, cello, harp and bagpipes), floral design, one hour elopement to a full day of wedding photography, specialized videography and even butterfly or dove releases. We also know that the first year of marriage can be overwhelming for many newlyweds and we have found that many of our couples benefit from our pre-marital preparation sessions. These sessions are customized based on each couple’s needs (just like our ceremonies) and offer the opportunity to strengthen communication skills and walk away with powerful tools to bring into your first year of marriage.
Please note that, although we strive to provide you with a variety of convenient services, you will need to apply for your own marriage license in New York. We will not be able to provide (or apply for) the license for you.
For the most elaborate, in-depth experience, choose our “Penthouse” package, which includes a fully customizable ceremony as well as the services of a professional wedding coordinator. You and your partner will first have an initial meeting with our coordinator to discuss your event needs. The wedding coordinator can help with the coordination of the wedding timeline, décor, setup, wedding party, DJ/live music, vendors, and more, as well as help organize the rehearsal and provide at least three hours of on-site service.
Let Us Officiate Your Surprise Vow Renewal, Elopement Ceremony, or Civil Ceremony in NYC
We believe that, as unique individuals with different family backgrounds and personal experiences, love helps us truly find common ground. Whether you’re planning to pledge your devotion to your partner at a traditional wedding or renew your vows with a unique ceremony of your own design, we hope you’ll allow us to be a part of it. With five-star ratings on both Yelp and The Knot from past clients, we’re confident that we offer some of the most competitive, inclusive officiating and planning services in the New York area.
To learn more about how we can help you create the multi-faith ceremony of your dreams, explore our available packages online or call us today at (646) 709-2090.