A castle, a micro wedding, and a T-Rex

A T-Rex at a Wedding?

As a wedding officiant in New York, I have performed more than 1,500 weddings and Vow Renewals and this was a first.  It turns out my couple met online and part of what brought them together was their mutual passion for Jurrasic Park.  After having to postpone their nuptials numerous times due to Covid-19, they finally planned their micro-wedding in Westchester at Whitby Castle.

Looking for a Venue for your Micro-Wedding in New York?

Wedding Venue in New York
Castle Wedding in New York

Only 30 minutes from NYC, Whitby Castle in Rye, NY is the perfect venue for your fairytale wedding.  These days when you are planning your wedding it is so important to consider the safety of your guests.  Many venues are adapting to these new safety standards and are now offering small, intimate weddings for you to celebrate your big day.

New York Venues Offering Small Weddings

Central Park is the perfect option year-round for your intimate wedding.  If you’re looking for a venue where your guests can attend your ceremony and have a socially-distanced reception, the following New York venues are offering packages for your big day:

  1. Water Club (Manhattan)
  2. 620 Loft & Garden (Manhattan)
  3. Wythe Hotel (Brooklyn)
  4. My Moon Restaurant (Brooklyn)
  5. Midtown Loft & Terrace (Manhattan)

For Officiant and Pre-Marital Counseling services, contact Rev. Dr. Samora Smith for a consultation to discuss your needs.  Dr. Samora is an award-winning wedding officiant in New York and offers ceremonies for multi-faith, non-denominational, LGBTQ weddings and Vow Renewals.  

Email:  rev.samora@gmail.com

Phone: (646) 736-2510

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.