Top 5 Spring Elopement Ideas in New York

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It is finally warm in New York and we are so excited to start the elopement season. New York is stunning whole year around, but it is something very magical in the city at spring. The cherry blossoming makes the city vibrate with bright colors and we can’t imagine better scenery for the ceremony. So, here are our top 5 locations in New York, you can elope right now!
  1. Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island is a narrow island in New York City’s East River. It lies between Manhattan Island to its west and the borough of Queens, on Long Island, to its east. Roosevelt Island’s biggest transportation attraction is the Roosevelt Island Tram. For the price of a MetroCard swipe, you can rise 250 feet above the East River and be transported between Roosevelt Island and Manhattan in just four minutes! You can have a ceremony at the Four Freedoms Park, that has a stunning view of the Manhattan and the Long Island City and covered in the beautiful greenery. Perfect getaway from the busy city.

  1. Rooftop Garden

This unique place is ideal for the spring elopements. Located on a rooftop, the garden is overlooking the 5th avenue and the St. Pauls Cathedral. The serenity of this place is unbelievable, considering its busy location.  The garden can be used till noon and allowed up to 25 guests standing. So if you looking for a place that stands by its own, this hidden gem will be perfect for a romantic, private ceremony.

  1. Wave Hill Public Gardens

Famous public garden in the northwest Bronx along the Hudson River, with flower gardens, alpine house, greenhouses, and cultural center. This place is magnificent for the spring elements, the greens and scenery of this place looks fantastic on the pictures. Also, it is never crowded so most of the times you will have the whole park for yourself. You can have a ceremony inside the Wave Hill House,  that used to be the residence of Mark Twain and Theodore Roosevelt.   Ideal place for a small, intimate ceremony.

  1. Shakespeare Garden

This place is perfect for a year around ceremonies. The garden features flowers and plants mentioned in Shakespeare’s poems and plays and is designed to resemble Bard’s native English countryside. The garden located on the West Side between 79th and 80th Streets steps away from the Belvedere Castle in Central Park. Perfect place for a micro wedding and its walking distance from the nice restaurants on the west side, where you can celebrate after.

  1. Elizabeth Street Garden

This place is a real “speakeasy” place in the gardens category. Located in the heart of the trendiest neighborhood, this garden is known only by the locals and never attracts tourists. The garden is one acre long and it filled with unique sculptures. This is an absolutely unbelievable place and its perfect for a chic elopement.


We hope our spring tips will come in handy and you will choose one of these magical places. Dare to Dream is the NYC based wedding company. We know the best places for an intimate elopement ceremony, so if you planning to tight the know this spring, contact us now and our experienced team will help you to organize the best day in your life.