How to elope on the High Line Park.
1. The High Line Park is open daily, but the hours of operation vary by season. For example, from June to September the park is open from 7 am till 11 pm. But December through March it is 7 am – 7 pm.
2. You can not walk in the grass, pick up flowers, and block paths. It is a public park and if you decided to have your ceremony here be prepared for the other people to be around.
3. For weddings of 20ppl and less, you don’t need a special permit. But, if you want to have any sort of decorations (candles, flowers, arch, etc) you need to apply for the park permit. Last year the permit was $150 and you need to apply at least 2 weeks before your event date.
4. The permit does not give you permission to block any paths or restrict access to any park areas. Also, no alcohol is allowed on the park territory.
5. No drones are allowed in the park. Also, photos and videos are permitted unless the photographer is using the tripods and other big equipment that block the area.
So if you have a small group of people for your ceremony and you agree with the park regulations, you can start to look for the location. There are lots of great spots along the park and some of them have the Hudson river views or the Midtown street views or the modern architecture view. We would highly recommend visiting the park in advance and choose a spot.
From our experience, we really like those locations:
1. Tiffany and Co, foundation overlook
This spot is located at the Gansevoort street, right by the Whitney Museum Of American Art. It is off the walking path and you can have the place all for yourself.
2. 10th avenue square overlook.
This overlook is located right at the 17th street entrance and has fantastic views of the city. Ideal location for a seated ceremony.
3. 23rd street lawn and seating steps.
Another great location for a larger group. Here you can have a modern architecture building in your shot as well as the Hudson river views. It is also the only location where you are allowed to sit on the grass, so picnics are welcome.
Where to go after the ceremony?
This neighborhood has lots of fantastic restaurants and bars, so you don’t need to go far to celebrate. Here are some of our favorite spots around the park:
1. Del Posto (85 10th Av, NY)
Michelin star Italian restaurant with the private dining areas.
2. STK Downtown ( 26 Little W 12th st)
A steakhouse with the roof deck. Perfect for casual dining.
3. TAO Downtown ( 92 9th ave, NY)
Asian fusion restaurant with fancy decor. Perfect for a larger crowd.
4. Gallow Green ( 542 west 27th st, NY)
Roof lounge with the green garden, ideal for summer brunch celebrations.
5. Electric Lemon ( 33 Hudson Yards, 24th floor, NY)
New American restaurant with the terrace, overlooking the Vessel.