You elope to get married in New York City, there are many iconic locations for you to have your wedding ceremony and photos taken. Jasmine Photo has Ordained Minister authorized by the state of NY to marry couples outside of the Registrar office at the location of your choice. Experienced photographers from Jasmine Photo are here to capture one of the best moments of your life! We will make your wedding day story to tell it is a New York Wedding! Jasmine Photo's top choices for wedding photo locations in New York City:
Central Park locations:
Located on the west side between 75th and 76th Street, Ladies Pavilion is a charming example of 19th century American decorative arts. Architect Jacob Wrey Mould designed the ornate Victorian pavilion in 1871 as a shelter for trolley passengers. Today many couples choose to get married in this romantic spot, for obvious reasons.
Cast Iron Bridge, crossing over The Lake, was designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould, in 1862. Bow Bridge is one of the most photographed and filmed locations in Central Park. This wonderful romantic place was in numerous movies: Autumn in New York, When in Rome, Made of Honor, Spider Man 3, Night at the Museum and many TV shows as well. As a legend of NY, love birds often decide to use this bridge for wedding ceremonies and proposals.
This Central Park’s icon is located on the east side, at the Pond at 59th street, and it gives us beautiful views of the park and the city. During spring and summer it is especially remarkable because of the colorful Victorian Gardens.
Bethesda Terrace and Bethesda Fountain
Bethesda Terrace is considered the heart of Central Park. Bethesda Terrace Arcade was created in the 1860s as a part of the Park's main architectural feature. A grand staircase connects the Mall to the subterranean arcade. It was conceived to be an ornate interior that would act as a distinct counterpart to the open terrace and Lake. The highlight of the arcade is the magnificent Minton Tile ceiling designed by British-born architect and designer, Jacob Wrey Mould, who also conceived of the decorative carvings throughout the Terrace. Bethesda Fountain is the central feature on the lower level of the terrace. It seamlessly weaves architecture into the surrounding landscape.
Belvedere Castle, meaning “beautiful view” in Italian, has two balconies from where visitors can see the Delacorte Theater, the Great Lawn, the Turtle Pond and the Ramble. It was designed in 1865 by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould. Besides its beauty and stunning stone façade, the National Weather Service made purpose out of the Castle, by using its tower for weather measurements (wind speed and direction). In 1983, the Central Park Conservancy renovated and reopened the structure, which now also serves as the Henry Luce Nature Observatory. Inside, visitors will discover a vast collection of natural history artifacts. Belvedere Castle is located in mid-park at 79th street.
Central Park - Wagner Cove
Wagner Cove is one of Central Park's hidden oases of calm. Tucked away into a shady corner of the Lake, the Cove features a small rustic wood shelter. Wagner Cove is one of the most intimate locations for weddings in Central Park. Wagner Cove is a desirable Central Park wedding location. It is suitable for parties of up to 20 people and is a short distance from Central Park West. Not only is Wagner Cove an elegant location for wedding photos, but the nearby Cherry Hill Fountain also offers an appealing, uniquely New York background.
Central Park - Cop Cot
Cop Cot, which may mean "little cottage on the crest of the hill" in Scottish, is Central Park's largest wooden rustic structure. The shelter is perched atop a large outcrop at the Sixth Avenue entrance to the Park near 60th Street. Cop Cot is a rustic gazebo located at the southern end of the park. This location has fantastic views of the NYC skyline and Central Park. Cop Cot is one of the older structures in Central Park; it is a reproduction of one of the original wooden shelters that were common in the park in the late 1860s. Because of its attractive location and relative privacy, Cop Cot is a favorite wedding spot for New Yorkers and elopers.
Top of the Rock:
30 Rockefeller Center is an American Art Deco skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, New York City. The building was completed in 1933 as part of the Rockefeller Center. The observation deck atop the skyscraper, dubbed "Top of the Rock", reopened to the public on November 1, 2005, The deck, which is built to resemble the deck of an ocean liner, offers sightseers a bird's eye view of the city, competing with the 86th floor observatory of the Empire State Building. It is often considered the best panoramic city view, if only because it offers a view of the aforementioned Empire State Building, which cannot be seen from its own observation deck.
New York’s trademark since 1883, a magical bridge with a wonderful view had to be on our list of top wedding locations. It connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. Be aware of the wind and tourists, and lots of positive energy here!
Flat Iron Building
The Flatiron Building, which has been called "One of the world's most iconic skyscrapers, and a quintessential symbol of New York City. The building sits on a triangular island-block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak.
Statue of Love
LOVE is an iconic Pop Art image by American artist Robert Indiana. It consists of the letters LO over the letters VE; the O is canted sideways so that its oblong negative space creates a line leading to the V. This location is a popular choice for the newlyweds.
Grand Central Station
One of the most beautiful constructions in New York, with powerful energy and history, is very often used as a wedding chapel. Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger rail travel, it is the largest such facility in the world by number of platforms with 44 serving 67 tracks along them (89 East 42nd Street at Park Avenue).
Times Square is a major commercial intersection and a neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It is located at the junction of Broadway (now converted into a pedestrian plaza) and Seventh Avenue, Times Square has been featured countless times in literature, on television, in films, in video games, and in music videos. The "Naked Cowboy" – who is not actually naked – has been a fixture on Times Square for decades. If you want your wedding photos to be fun and out of oridinary, please come to Times Square!
Manhattan City Clerk’s Office Marriage Bureau
The Manhattan marriage bureau is located at 141 Worth Street. The marriage bureau opens from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM Monday to Friday, except for major holidays. It is impossible to predict the waiting time, but generally speaking the best time to go is as early in the morning as possible. Fridays in summer are usually more crowded. Photographers from Jasmine Photo utilize the waiting time to catpure creative photos in romantic and journalistic style.