The Best NYC Elopement Locations
New York City is one of the most exciting cities in the world (says a biased native New Yorker) and is perhaps considered a top-five destination to get married or renew your vows. Being the backdrop for so many epic films and TV shows, New York City has so many iconic locations like Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and Brooklyn Bridge Park to name a few. Here are some of our favorite locations for your ceremony.
A jewel in Central Park, this lovely pavilion is a perfect setting for a small wedding or intimate elopement. Located near The Museum of Natural History, it is easily accessed from Central Park West and 79th Street. There is a landscape view of the lake and the midtown skyline views.
The Ramble in Central Park
Many people happen upon this spot because it is so hidden. Located near Bow Bridge, this spot is perfect for a small group and offers a view of the lake and the photo-famous Beresford building on the West side which has two identical towers.
Wagner Cove in Central Park
A perfect setting for an intimate ceremony. A hidden hideout along the lake and conveniently sheltered when weather is not ideal. Located near Bethesda Terrace along 72nd Street in the center of the park.
Bethesda Terrace in Central Park
Probably one of the most recognizable scenes in New York City, Bethesda Terrace has been featured in so many films and is a wonderful location for larger weddings. If you truly want to capture the NY experience, this is the spot. With numerous street performers throughout the day, you will definitely create a lasting memory. Located in the center of the park along 72nd St. easily accessed from the East or West side of the park.
Belvedere Castle in Central Park
Located at the highest point in Central Park which overlooks the Shakespeare Theatre and The Great Lawn where many epic concerts have been performed such as Elton John, Global Citizen Festival, and romantic picnics while listening to The New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Bow Bridge in Central Park
Recently refurbished, this iconic location is known as the White Bridge where thousands of couples have gotten engaged or married. Located between Cherry Hill and The Ramble, it is within walking distance of the famous Bethesda Fountain and The Boathouse in Central Park.
Conservatory Gardens in Central Park
For couples who love lush manicured gardens, this is the perfect location for small to larger weddings. Run exclusively by the Central Park Conservancy, there are three gardens to choose from, and the permit is pricier than the city parks. Located on the Upper East Side of Central Park, this is a prime location for a wedding ceremony of any size.
Cop Cot in Central Park
Cop Cot is a beautiful round structure located only steps away from the famous Plaza Hotel. It is situated atop a small hill making it feel like you have the place to yourselves. There is also a magnificent view of the midtown skyline for great photos.
Gapstow Bridge in Central Park
Located on the South end of Central Park, Gapstow Bridge is an ideal location for small to medium-sized weddings. During the winter season, the very popular Wolman Rink is right next door for ice skating adventures.
Top of The Rock in Rockefeller Center
Located atop the "30 Rock" Building in Rockefeller Center which is the most romantic setting for a wedding or vow renewal. This location offers a panoramic view of New York City year-round. One of the most exciting times to visit NYC is during the holiday season when the world-famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit and The Rockettes are performing the Christmas Spectacular Show at Radio City Music Hall.
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
Christmas Time is here!! If you love Christmas time in New York City this is the best time to book a surprise elopement or renewal of vows. Surrounded by beautiful holiday decor and the true hustle and bustle of NYC, this is a fun and exciting time to celebrate.
Grand Central Station
Grand Central Station is one of the most beautiful indoor locations for an elopement or micro-wedding. Located in the center of Manhattan and below Bryant Park and around the corner from the picturesque New York Public Library. Ideal for cold-weather days and winter elopements, but this location offers beautiful architectural backgrounds year-round.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Located in the Dumbo on the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge. This location is accessible by ferry, train, or car. Brooklyn Bridge Park offers so many beautiful settings with the Manhattan skyline as its backdrop. Visit Jane's Carousel or the delicious Time Out Market and sample some of New York's best cuisine before or after your ceremony.
Prospect Park in Brooklyn
Many people think of Central Park when they plan an outdoor park wedding in New York, but Brooklyn has its own breathtaking park as well. Located near the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, The Brooklyn Library, and the Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park offers an array of unique settings for your elopement or vow renewal ceremony.