New York weddings at City Hall
Couples looking for a fast, fun and stress-free ceremony can choose a City Hall wedding. Dare to Dream is the leading NYC wedding company specializing in small, micro weddings and pop-up weddings. We work closely with our clients to make their wedding experience unique and memorable. Our team can create a luxury experience for every couple, no matter the budget.
Nicolas and Neecha flower heart ceremony in Central Park.
Nicolas and Neecha flower heart ceremony in Central Park.
One of the most romantic elopement options that we offer is the flower heart ceremony. Fresh flowers complement any space and make the ceremony more elegant and tasteful.
Where to elope this winter season in New York City?
Best places to elope this winter in New York City.
New York City is ready for the Holidays, every street and district in the city is shining with Christmas decorations and it looks like it is a perfect season for an intimate elopement.
Candlelight elopement ceremony in Central Park.
One of the most intimate and romantic ceremonies that we offer is the candlelight elopement ceremony in Central Park. Inspired by the “enchanted forest” theme, our team is creating an intimate atmosphere by decorating the space with 150 led candles and string lights.
The best time to start the ceremony is on the sunset when the sky is turning blue and city lights start to appear.
Our preferred locations are Cop Cot gazebo, the Ladies Pavilion, Dene Summerhouse, or the Belvedere Castle. Those locations have a wonderful view of the city skyline or the lake and look absolutely beautiful in the pictures.
How to Include Kids in Your Wedding Ceremony?
You would be surprised, but there are a lot of ways to include kids in the wedding ceremony.
Weddings can be very tiring for kids, so it is always a good idea to occupy them with important tasks. In this way, they will feel responsible and proud to be a part of the meaningful event. Including little once to the wedding, always bring charm and extra cuteness to the ceremony and making the whole event more celebratory. So what are the roles and duties that can be preassigned to the kids?
Ryan and Grace penthouse elopement in New York
Ryan and Grace met back in 2004 when they both went to the same high school in the Philippines.
Ryan had a huge crush on Grace but after graduation, he moved to New York and Grace stayed in the Philippines. The two met again back in 2013 in New York and realized that they still have feelings for each other. 7 years later, New York became the symbolic place for the couple to say ” I do” in the presence of friends and family.
Beautiful elopement at Cop Cot, Central Park
Shelby and Mohammad were looking for an intimate ceremony location in Central Park. The couple wanted to keep the ceremony small and with the immediate family members only, so we knew that they would love the Cop Cot location. This beautiful gazebo is perfect for small ceremonies and its location is ideal for wedding pictures. The gazebo is located up on the hill and gives the Manhattan skyline views, that is why it is one of the best spots in the area.
Tompkins Square Park Elopement
Our original plan was a 100-110 person wedding at the DUMBO Loft in Brooklyn. We picked this space due to its small and intimate size, it fit our budget perfectly,
How to write your wedding vows
Writing your own wedding vows might be really hard and many couples choose to omit this option because they simply don’t know what to write there. From the experience, vows exchange is the most intimate moment of the ceremony,
Should you have music for your elopement ceremony?
Modern elopements are not the same as they used to be back in the days when the couple was running away from the house and secretly got married.
Nowadays planning your elopement takes as much time and effort as planning your big fancy wedding. The only difference is the sizing of the event. It is a common misconception to think that if the couple is getting eloped they don’t need to follow the official ceremony rules.
How to elope on the High Line Park
The High Line Park is the modern elevated park, which was built on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan. The park runs from the Gansevoort Street ( couples blocks below the 14th street) through Chelsea to the northern edge of the West Side Yard on 34th street near the Javits Center. Right now the High Line park is one of the most visited parks in New York and a real gem of modern architecture.
How to get married at City Hall in NY
There are many advantages to tying the knot at City Hall. Couples from outside of New York often choose to get married at City Hall because the simplicity means they can easily combine their wedding with a honeymoon in the Big Apple. City Hall weddings are absolutely stress and fuss-free. If a big wedding with all the friends and family members sounds like your kind of nightmare, a City Hall wedding is definitely for you. The most work you’ll need to do is to apply for the marriage license and wait your turn.
Weddings at City Hall can still be romantic. Once you’ve said, “I do” you have the day to spend exactly as you dreamed. That’s exactly what our couples choose to do after their City Hall marriage ceremony is finished. The perfect after-wedding destination is the Brooklyn Bridge, as it’s just a short walk away from the courthouse. The bridge gets busy during the day, but if you arrive in the morning it tends to be empty, letting you get some amazing photos undisturbed.
The City Hall marriage procedure is pretty easy to follow. All you need to do is apply for a marriage license online (it costs $35) and attend the ceremony in City Hall itself for $25. There is no real need to plan ahead; ceremony times are ticketed, so just show up, take a ticket and wait for your number to be called. Waiting times can be anything from 30 minutes to 2 hours on the busiest days, but you’ll be too busy gazing into your lover’s eyes to care about that! On the wedding day, you need to bring a valid photo ID (a passport for international couples), a witness (can be your photographer and must have a valid photo ID as well). Keep in mind that weddings at City Hall are not for big families as no more than 20 people will be allowed in the ceremony room. Some couples choose to get married on their lunch break and head right back to work after the quick ceremony. If that’s what you’re looking for, go for it, and if you still want to add some magic and romance to your day, Dare to Dream can help you out.
How can you personalize your Town Hall wedding? Here are some of our team’s favorite courthouse wedding ideas: Add some unique style by setting a dress code for your guests or adding a special pop of color to everyone’s outfits using flowers or accessories. You can’t always decorate the ceremony space, but you can bring some props. They can be funny signs, flowers or even confetti, all of which will enhance your photos. If you want to make a dramatic entrance, get a limo or rent a vintage bridal car. Weddings at City Hall can be colorful or traditional, it all depends on your mood and style. You can even add a personal touch to the rings and the ring box. This is your big day! You dared to dream, so enjoy it and have fun with it.