June 11, 2023

70+ Best Places To Elope in NYC

Hey there, beautiful lovebirds!

Ready to embark on an unforgettable elopement adventure in New York City? You've come to the right place!

The Elopement Packages NYC team have helped countless couples create their dream wedding in this magical city, so we know a thing or two about finding hidden gems for your big day.

We’ve gathered our collective experience to handpick 72 stunning elopement locations across all five boroughs.

From the hidden gems in Central Park to the most captivating spots in the outer boroughs, we've combed through this vast city to bring you only the best.

Here are our recommended venues to elope in New York City:

Best Places to Elope in Manhattan

1. NYC City Hall

A classic elopement location, City Hall offers a quick and affordable ceremony option with a timeless atmosphere. Their building's stunning architecture will make you fall in love all over again!

2. Cop Cot in Central Park

Surrounded by lush trees, Cop Cot is a quiet, rustic wooden gazebo that provides privacy and serenity for your intimate ceremony. The park also presents fabulous photo opportunities with the spectacular city skyline backdrop.

3. Gapstow Bridge in Central Park

This iconic, romantic spot showcases an elegant curved path punctuated by beautifully rich stone work near a scenic pond. Here's where you can tie the knot with the bustling city just steps away while feeling like you're in your own fairytale.

4. Ladies Pavilion in Central Park

Encapsulated by the serene lake and a wrought-iron pavilion framed with vibrant foliage, this Victorian gem has magnificent city views while still offering an intimate setting for your special day.

5. Bethesda Terrace in Central Park

Overlooking the stunning Bethesda Fountain and nestled amongst grand archways, this iconic location affords majestic moments surrounded by striking architecture and natural beauty.

6. Wagner Cove in Central Park

Tucked away next to the peaceful waters of The Lake lies Wagner Cove, offering a serene spot where couples can revel among charming foliage and soak up enchanting water views as they exchange vows.

7. Conservatory Garden in Central Park

Boasting seasonal blooming flowers intricately arranged within three European-themed gardens, this captivating space makes for a perfect intimate and refined setting to say "I do."

8. Shakespeare Garden in Central Park

Among fragrant flowers quoted in Shakespeare's plays lies this romantic locale featuring winding paths leading to Cornus Kousa Dogwood trees known for their white blossoms - truly poetic scenery for any nuptials.

9. Belvedere Castle in Central Park

This enchanting castle on Vista Rock offers magical panoramic views over the park, providing a fairy tale atmosphere for your elopement and unforgettable wedding photos.

10. Jefferson Market Garden (Greenwich Village)

This tranquil Victorian-inspired garden is a hidden gem nestled within Manhattan's bustling Greenwich Village, offering an intimate and verdant setting to start your new chapter together.

11. 6BC Botanical Garden (East Village)

With winding pathways surrounded by lush plants, exotic flowers, and peaceful seating areas, this community-based garden presents an oasis amidst New York City's urban landscape - perfect for assembling those nearest and dearest for your big day!

12. 620 Loft and Garden (Midtown)

Offering stunning views of Fifth Avenue with lush greenery through its terrace-level garden, elope in style at sunset with the cityscape unfolding around you at this elegant venue.

13. Merchant's House Museum (NoHo)

Transport yourselves back in time with this impeccably preserved 19th-century townhouse-turned-museum, embodying old-world elegance perfect for couples looking to make history on their special day.

14. Top of the Rock (Midtown)

Elope with breathtaking panoramic views atop Rockefeller Center as your backdrop - from Central Park to lower Manhattan – showcasing the city that never sleeps love story.

15. New York Public Library steps (Midtown)

With its grand marble steps and majestic exterior columns, exchanging vows on these iconic footsteps of literary history exudes an air of romance and sophistication suitable for any starry-eyed couple.

16. The High Line (Chelsea)

This unique outdoor venue repurposing old elevated rail tracks into a public park oozes urban charm as vibrant flowers, art installations, and awe-inspiring city skyline views converge to form the quintessential contemporary New York background for your wedding ceremony.

17. Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village)

Surrounded by picturesque Washington Square Arch and a lively atmosphere of musicians, artists, and students, you'll find an energized and romantic elopement experience within this iconic park.

18. Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island

This beautiful green space offers a sweeping view of the Manhattan skyline along with serene open areas topped off by spectacular views flying overhead on the cable car to Roosevelt Island - perfect for nature-loving couples who still desire that city feel.

19. Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park (Inwood)

Built near The Cloisters museum of medieval art, this tranquil and picturesque garden attracts romantic couples searching for a pastoral setting in the busy city of New York.

20. Billings Mansion (Inwood)

Offering magnificent Hudson River vistas amidst manicured landscapes and secluded spots ideal for intimate gatherings, the historic beauty of this architectural treasure makes guests feel like characters in a classic film romance!

21. Governor's Island

Escape from the hustle and bustle of NYC just a quick ferry ride away on Governor's Island! With whimsical landscapes enveloped by panoramic harbor views and picturesque rolling hills as your romantic backdrop, seal your eternal commitment uniquely on this island getaway.

22. Bryant Park (Midtown)

Tucked between skyscrapers a stone's throw from Times Square lies this urban oasis with manicured lawns and playful fountains making for an effortless mix of romance and city vibes ushering lovebirds into wedded bliss underneath its nighttime lights or sunny greenery.

23. West Village Cobblestone Streets (West Village)

An idyllic backdrop replete with charming brownstones lining quintessential cobblestone streets; spoil yourselves with photographs showcasing quiet moments found amid the  heartwarming history connecting you to old-world Manhattan on your unforgettable day!

24. Madison Square Park (Flatiron)

A stone monument marks Senator Samuel J Tilden’s home near bustling food spots ensuring nothing short of photo-worthy memories during any unique ceremony at this quintessential park, where wildflowers brushstroke romance delicately across city-like scenery.

25. American Museum of Natural History (Upper West Side)

For devoted fans of exploring Earth's mysteries hand-in-hand, where better to pledge love's eternal bonds than amongst dinosaur fossils and unusual exhibits of this famous museum, signifying adventures awaiting your timeless union.

26. Elizabeth Street Garden (SoHo)

Nestled within a vibrant neighborhood, this enchanting community garden adorned with European sculptures and stone patios makes every couple feel like they traveled the world and came back to New York City for their intimate elopement.

27. Garden at Church of St. Luke in the Fields (West Village)

Blooming flowers bordered by brick walls creating a picturesque place perfect for exchanging vows with loved ones imparting words elevating love to an extraordinary level within this private courtyard oasis.

28. Tudor City Greens (Tudor City)

This secluded park ensconced amidst iconic skyscrapers offers a serene spot boasting lush greenery and intimate gazebos - an ideal elopement venue blending nature's beauty with the vibrant city charm knocking right on its gate.

29. Bruce's Garden (Inwood)

Enveloped in verdant slopes embellished by winding paths lined with native plants lies this charming oasis as if welcoming past the hustle bustle lifting you into romantically kindred moments spent connecting beneath shaded trees encircling birdbaths of glistening sunlight, promising simple wedding memories filled solely with wonderstruck adoration!

30. The Cloisters (Fort Tryon Park)

Elope amidst a peaceful atmosphere at The Cloisters, part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Fort Tryon Park. This enchanting medieval-style destination showcases stunning architecture and European gardens, creating a romantic and unique backdrop for your elopement.

31. Hudson River Park (West Side)

Enjoy waterfront views and the Manhattan skyline at Hudson River Park, a favorite elopement spot for those who love the outdoors and urban vibes. With numerous intimate spots and grassy lawns, you can make your moment truly special in this breathtaking park.

32. The Vessel at Hudson Yards

Have your wedding vows at The Vessel in Hudson Yards. This intriguing contemporary structure, consisting of staircases and platforms, providess a unique setting for your elopement with the Manhattan skyline as the perfect backdrop.

33. The Empire State Building

Experience elopement magic at the iconic Empire State Building by exchanging your vows on the 86th floor observation deck. Your guests will marvel at the magnificent panoramic views of NYC, making your ceremony unforgettable.

34. The One World Observatory

Elope high above Manhattan at the One World Observatory in One World Trade Center. As the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, it boasts awe-inspiring views of the city, setting the stage for an unforgettable elopement.

35. The Greenacre Park (Midtown)

Get hitched in a charming urban oasis at Greenacre Park in Midtown Manhattan. The park features a unique blend of natural beauty and urban culture, complete with a waterfall and an elegant garden, perfect for an intimate ceremony.

36. The Elevated Acre (Financial District)

At The Elevated Acre in the Financial District, your elopement will be nothing short of spectacular. You'll find this hidden gem high above the streets, boasting lush greenery and unparalleled views of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Best Places to Elope in Brooklyn

37. Brooklyn City Hall (Downtown Brooklyn)

Choose Brooklyn City Hall for a quaint but official elopement ceremony. After exchanging your vows, take a stroll around the nearby park and capture some memorable photographs amid the beautiful downtown Brooklyn setting.

38. Brooklyn Heights Promenade (Brooklyn Heights)

Overlooking the East River with a striking view of the Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a picturesque spot to say "I do." The park's intimate setting, along with its iconic view, ensures a memorable elopement ceremony.

39. Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Park Slope/Crown Heights)

Say your vows amidst the lush greenery and stunning floral displays of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, an urban paradise that provides a romantic atmosphere for an intimate elopement. Choose from various beautiful spots, including the enchanting Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden or the fragrant Rose Garden.

40. Prospect Park Peristyle (Park Slope)

The Grecian-style Colonnade at Prospect Park Peristyle offers a stunning architectural backdrop for eloping couples. With its historic charm and picturesque setting, your special moment will truly feel like a scene from a classic romance movie.

41. Prospect Park Cleft Ridge Span (Park Slope)

This enchanting stone bridge provides a fairytale atmosphere and a secluded spot for your romantic elopement. With a naturally beautiful backdrop of lush greenery, your special day will be unforgettable.

42. Vale of Cashmere (Prospect Park)

An idyllic hidden gem located within Prospect Park, Vale of Cashmere offers a serene, almost mystical setting with a large pond, fountains, and picturesque pathways. It's perfect for couples seeking a peaceful retreat to exchange their vows.

43. Washington/Water Street (Dumbo)

Arguably one of the most iconic spots in Brooklyn, with stunning views of the Manhattan Bridge and classic cobblestone streets. Your elopement photos will capture the essence of NYC and the chic ambiance of Dumbo.

44. Pebble Beach in Brooklyn Bridge Park (Dumbo)

Say “I do” while enjoying breathtaking panoramas of the Manhattan skyline and river views at Pebble Beach. Feel the romance of the city wash over you as the waves gently crash along this charming waterfront spot.

45. On the Brooklyn Bridge

Elope on the legendary Brooklyn Bridge, a true testament to the strength and beauty of love. With the city's energy and iconic skyline behind you, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave a lasting impression.

46. Jane's Carousel (Dumbo)

Add a touch of whimsy and nostalgia to your elopement by exchanging vows at Jane's Carousel. This beautifully restored carousel is nestled in Brooklyn Bridge Park, offering a one-of-a-kind setting for your special day.

47. St. Ann's Warehouse garden (Dumbo)

Escape to the lush, intimate garden at St. Ann's Warehouse, an ideal blend of urban chic and natural beauty. With its rustic brick walls and verdant greenery, your ceremony will have an enchanting, secret-garden ambiance.

48. Time Out Market Rooftop (Dumbo)

Toast your everlasting love on the rooftop of Time Out Market, boasting jaw-dropping views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan skyline. The vibrant atmosphere, superb food, and flowing cocktails make for a memorable celebration.

49. Bushwick Collective (Bushwick)

If you're a couple that loves street art, then the Bushwick Collective is a unique and vibrant place to tie the knot. Surrounded by colorful murals and creativity, your elopement will be truly unforgettable and your photos will be filled with vivid color.

50. Green-Wood Cemetery (South Slope/Greenwood Heights)

Exchange vows amidst history and tranquility at the beautiful Green-Wood Cemetery. With its winding paths, lovely ponds, and striking Gothic gates, it's a serene and offbeat location to celebrate your love.

51. Domino Park (Williamsburg)

Overlooking the East River and Manhattan skyline, Domino Park offers an industrial charm with its refurbished sugar factory. Make memories at this unique waterfront park while basking in the glow of a stunning sunset.

52. Fort Greene Park (Fort Greene)

Fort Greene Park provides an idyllic and lush respite from the city, with its tree-lined pathways, charming gazebos, and whimsical gardens. Surrender to the park's natural beauty and charm as you exchange your vows.

53. Green Dome Garden in Prospect Park

Elope in this hidden oasis within Prospect Park, the Green Dome Garden. Surrounded by botanical beauty and rustic woodsy vibes, this secret garden sets the stage for an intimate and whimsical ceremony.

54. The Wythe Hotel (Williamsburg)

Celebrate your love in the trendy Wythe Hotel, offering a blend of historic charm and modern elegance. With its breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, this location offers the perfect backdrop for a chic, urban wedding.

55. The Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm (Brooklyn Navy Yard)

Embrace the charm of city-meets-farm when eloping at the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, where the lush greenery meets the urban skyline. Exchange vows in this serene and sustainable setting for an unforgettable elopement experience.

56. The Brooklyn Museum (Prospect Heights)

For art-loving couples, the Brooklyn Museum offers a stunning and cultural experience for your special day. Be surrounded by a world-class art collection as you celebrate your love story.

57. The Williamsburg Bridge

Add a touch of industrial edge to your wedding by eloping on the iconic Williamsburg Bridge. With panoramic views of the city and the East River, your ceremony will have an unmatched urban background and electrifying atmosphere.

58. The Brooklyn Bridge Park

Celebrate your love amidst lush greenery, waterfront promenades, and jaw-dropping views of the Manhattan skyline at the Brooklyn Bridge Park. This urban oasis offers countless picturesque spots for an unforgettable elopement.

59. The Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn Heights)

A marriage of elegance and history, The Brooklyn Historical Society offers a sophisticated and unforgettable setting for your elopement. With its stunning stained glass and dramatic, grand architecture, you'll be transported back in time as you embark on your future together.

Best Places to Elope in Queens

60. Queens City Hall (Forest Hills)

This historic building in Forest Hills offers a charming, old-world setting for a small elopement ceremony. With beautiful architectural details and a picturesque neighborhood surrounding it, Queens City Hall provides a memorable atmosphere for your special day.

61. Gantry Plaza State Park (Long Island City)

With stunning views of Manhattan's skyline, Gantry Plaza State Park offers a scenic waterfront backdrop for your elopement. With its beautifully landscaped gardens and historical gantries, this park creates an unforgettable setting for your romantic escape.

62. Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City)

Socrates Sculpture Park provides a unique, artistic space to exchange your vows. With various outdoor sculpture installations that change throughout the year, this intriguing park offers a one-of-a-kind and meaningful environment for your intimate ceremony.

63. Queens County Farm Museum (Glen Oaks)

For a rustic, charming elopement, look no further than the Queens County Farm Museum - a delightful, working historic farmstead. Surrounded by lush greenery, beautiful farm animals, and a red barn, this location offers a cozy and memorable setting for your special day.

64. Queens Botanical Garden (Flushing)

The Queens Botanical Garden is a floral oasis within bustling Flushing. With its picturesque landscapes, winding paths, and bright blooms, it creates the perfect, enchanting backdrop for your intimate elopement.

65. The Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria)

If you're a movie lover, eloping at The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria will make your day unforgettable. Its unique exhibits and innovative design make for a quirky, cinematic setting that's perfect for couples who cherish the silver screen.

66. The New York Hall of Science (Flushing Meadows-Corona Park)

Celebrate your love and the wonders of science by eloping at the New York Hall of Science. Its interactive displays, playful exhibits, and modern design make for an entertaining and unconventional ceremony location full of memories.

Best Places to Elope in Bronx

67. Bronx City Hall (Concourse Village)

For a timeless and intimate elopement, the historic Bronx City Hall offers a lovely setting. With its impressive architecture and prime location near Yankee Stadium, this city landmark is perfect for a low-key, yet meaningful ceremony.

68. Wave Hill (Riverdale)

Overlooking the Hudson River, Wave Hill is a serene and breathtaking location for your elopement. Its lush gardens and elegant pergola create a romantic, peaceful atmosphere that's sure to make your special day unforgettable.

69. New York Botanical Garden (Bronx Park)

Experience the beauty of nature at the New York Botanical Garden as you exchange vows among stunning floral displays and enchanting landscapes. With numerous picturesque spots throughout the 250-acre location, this botanical garden creates the perfect setting for a romantic elopement.

70. Willis Ave. Community Garden (Mott Haven)

Embrace community and nature with your elopement at the charming Willis Ave. Community Garden. This little hidden gem in the Bronx offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere with vibrant colors and enchanting greenery, perfect for a unique and intimate ceremony.

Best Places to Elope in Staten Island

71. Staten Island City Hall (Tompkinsville)

Tucked away in the neighborhood of Tompkinsville, Staten Island City Hall is a lovely, historical venue for your elopement. With elegant architecture and charm, this iconic building will provide a memorable backdrop for your special day.

72. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (New Brighton)

Escape the city's hustle and bustle and elope in the serene, picturesque grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. Its beautiful blend of architectural landmarks, lush gardens, and gorgeous waterfront views make this Staten Island location a dreamy and romantic spot for your intimate ceremony.

So there you have our expertly curated list of the best elopement locations in New York City

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