How to get married on the Top of the Rock?

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How to get married on the Top of the Rock?

Top of the Rock is one of the best observation decks in New York. Its iconic look and comfortable location make it a desirable spot for small weddings and marriage proposals. Have you ever dreamed of saying “I do” with the best view of the city? If yes, here is everything you need to know before choosing this location for your ceremony.

Top of the Rock Proposal

  1. Hours of operation and weather
    Top of the Rock is open Monday to Friday from 10 am – 10 pm, with the working hours varying on the major Holidays. It can not be reserved for a private ceremony and no area can be blocked or restricted. In case of inclement weather, some parts of the deck can be closed and guests will be notified about the visibility conditions prior to the entrance. So chances that there will be no view are high.
  2. Decorations
    Unfortunately, no decorations are allowed. Top of the Rock does not permit any confetti, balloons, food and beverages, amplified music. So, in general, you can bring a flower bouquet and some “just married” signs that you hold in your hands, but nothing is permitted on the floor.
  3. Tickets
    You have two options for the entrance. The first one is the general admission tickets and these tickets are purchased for a specific day and time. You need to be sure that everyone from your group has the same entrance time on their tickets.
    Vip ticket entrance is more flexible and you can enter at any time during the selected day. This option is perfect for rainy day weddings or when someone from the group is running late. Also, these types of tickets provide priority elevator access, so you don’t need to wait in lines.
  4. ViewIt goes without saying that Top of the Rock has magnificent views of the NYC skyline and it has a direct view of the Empire State Building. Since the area can not be booked for a private event, be aware that the other guests will be taking pictures around as well. As mentioned earlier, there might be no view due to rain or heavy fog, but you will be notified prior to the entrance in this case.
  5. Photography
    In general, Top of the Rock does not allow tripods and professional equipment on the deck. You can have a photographer and videographer with you, but they can not have any equipment that stands on the ground. Top of the Rock wedding photography is always stunning and you can always take some additional pictures along 5th avenue, Rockefeller Center Plaza, and the Radio City Music Hall.


We would highly recommend the Top of the Rock wedding ceremony to couples who are looking for a great view and are fine with sharing the space with other people. Also, it is ideal for the small group, but might be uncomfortable with the 20 ppl in attendance. If this sounds too uncomfortable for you, we would recommend looking for private rooftop venues where you can invite more people, provide seating and decorate the space the way you want it.

If you are planning to elope and don’t know where to start, contact us now at and our experienced team will help you to create the most unforgettable wedding experience.