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Click HERE for our most popular post: a step-by-step guide on How to Elope in New York : how to get a marriage license, find a New York marriage officiant, organize your ceremony, and have your marriage legally registered. See a little more advice HERE,


Honeymoon Apartment - and wedding ceremony

My friend Dixie is letting her apartment again for the Christmas Holidays (or other times, as it's available). She can provide a comfortable downtown apartment in an excellent location (with a balcony and view of the statue of liberty), AND arrange a wedding ceremony at your location of choice, or in the apartment itself. I've stayed there - great views at night! Drop me a line at and I'll pass on the contact information if you wish more information.


Staten Island Ferry weddings - no permit needed.

Wedding Granny Eileen sends this email from the Staten Island Ferry crew: "We do not provide permits to get married on The Staten Island Ferry, however, people are allowed to get married, if they bring their own officiant & if they can board the vessel and perform the ceremony within the 25 min trip, without being disruptive and obey any directives from the crew". Of course you still have to SIGN THE LICENSE ON LAND.


Free Stuff to do in New York

ArtsyNewYork. This is a very quick Blogette on free museums and lectures and concerts and artsy touristy stuff to do in New York City. I wrote it for a friend of my daughter's who is visiting NYC. It's quick, it's incomplete, and I'll try to make it better. But enjoy!


Central Park Gondola Weddings

Yes, we do them - in fact, just as we were the first do to a HighLine wedding, evidently we performed the first Gondola wedding. Our senior wedding granny, Beth, performed a lovely wedding (with children!) in the Central Park Gondola at 9am last Saturday, getting a nice early start before the tourists.


Washington Square Park East closed for reno

Just a heads-up for Phase 2. See the Washington Square Park Blog for details. Note: the arch is restored and open.