Perfect Wedding Elopement Location: City Hall Weddings

city hall wedding photographer

Almost every couple who is having a marriage ceremony or thinking about an elopement in NYC has to come here, City Hall!  

I have photographed many couples at City Hall in Manhattan.  I'm very familiar with the wedding ceremony process, and know my ins and outs of City Hall Office of the City Clerk.  I recommend a 2 hour session for city hall marriage ceremonies.  That includes the wait time for your ceremony. I would meet you outside the marriage bureau.  We go in for about an hour for the ceremony and paperwork, and then I know all the best photo shoot locations nearby in New York City (and where to avoid!).  

The ceremony is usually very short, (under 3 minutes), so as the officiant is making your "I do" official, you need somebody with experience and skill to photograph your special day. 

In addition to being your city hall wedding photographer, I can be your witness as well :)

The process is quick.  Before you have your City Hall ceremony, you must file for a marriage license.  It's a 24 hour process.  It cost $35 to obtain the registration.  And your marriage ceremony at City Hall will cost $25. 

You must bring your ID.

The address to use for your Uber or Lyft is 141 Worth Street for the City Clerk’s Office.

And if you forget to bring flowers, don't worry because there are always street vendors selling bouquets outside!  And after your ceremony, we can take photos, walk to the Brooklyn Bridge, and celebrate for the first time being officially married!!  Contact me to find out all the details on elopement packages so you can have a great professional photographer.

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