UPDATE 2020! Mary has relocated to Toronto, Canada. You can find information about Canadian weddings at ElopeToronto.com I'm keeping this blog because I've been told it's very helpful for couples in New York! If you need a wedding officiant in New York or Toronto, email me at MaryBeaty (at) gmail (dot) com, and I'll try to help. Best wishes! Stay safe!


Can you be married in a carriage?

Yes, of course. Be sure to tip the driver. He can take pictures. But you need to have an address for the actual ceremony, so the driver will have to stop on a specific location to sign the license (it's less bumpier that way, anyway). Personally, I think carriage rides are better for proposals, and post-nuptial rides. Try the Shakespeare Garden or the Lake or the Harlem Meer or one of the little shelters for a wedding -- or the gondola.