50+ Best Places to Elope in NYC (Updated 2024)

Planning to elope in New York City, but need an affordable ceremony location? I’ve specialized in photographing NYC elopements since 2015, and can say emphatically: there’s tons of amazingly affordable places to elope in NYC.

Want a Central Park wedding without the crowds? I got you. Looking for places to get married with city views? I got that too. Want an all-inclusive NYC elopement package with photographer and officiant? Yes, I’ve got that too. Whether you’re in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens or beyond, have hopes for a group of 50 or an intimate day for two, I’ve got elopement location ideas for all boroughs that are all affordable — or even free!


Best Places to Elope in NYC (Manhattan)

Places to Elope in NYC: Ladies Pavilion wedding in Central Park, NYC
Ladies Pavilion in Central Park (Manhattan)

1. NYC City Hall (Civic Center)

2. Cop Cot in Central Park

3. Gapstow Bridge in Central Park

4. Ladies Pavilion in Central Park

5. Bethesda Terrace in Central Park

6. Wagner Cove in Central Park

7. Conservatory Garden in Central Park

8. Shakespeare Garden in Central Park

9. Belvedere Castle in Central Park

10. Jefferson Market Garden (Greenwich Village)

11. 6BC Botanical Garden (East Village)

12. 620 Loft and Garden (Midtown)

13. Merchant’s House Museum (NoHo)

Places to Elope in NYC: Top of the Rock wedding in NYC
Top of the Rock (Manhattan)

14. Top of the Rock (Midtown)

15. New York Public Library steps (Midtown)

16. The High Line (Chelsea)

17. Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village)

18. Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island

19. Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park (Inwood)

20. Billings Mansion (Inwood)

21. Governor’s Island

22. Bryant Park (Midtown)

23. West Village cobblestone streets (West Village)

24. Madison Square Park (Flatiron)

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

26. Elizabeth Street Garden (SoHo)

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

28. Tudor City Greens (Tudor City)

29. Bruce’s Garden (Inwood)


Best Elopement Locations Brooklyn

NYC elopement locations: brooklyn heights promenade wedding
Brooklyn Heights promenade (Brooklyn)

30. Brooklyn City Hall  (Downtown Brooklyn)

31. Brooklyn Heights Promenade (Brooklyn Heights)

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

33. Prospect Park Peristyle (Park Slope)

34. Vale of Cashmere (Prospect Park)

35. Washington/Water Street (Dumbo)

36. Pebble Beach in Brooklyn Bridge Park

NYC elopement locations: brooklyn bridge park
Pebble Beach (Brooklyn)

37. On the Brooklyn Bridge

38. Jane’s Carousel (Dumbo)

39. St. Ann’s Warehouse  garden (Dumbo)

40. Bushwick Collective (Bushwick)

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

42. Domino Park (Williamsburg)

43. Fort Greene Park (Fort Greene)

NYC elopement locations: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Time Out Market rooftop (Brooklyn)

44. Time Out Market Rooftop (Dumbo)

45. Green Dome Garden in Prospect Park

46. Naval Cemetery Landscape (Brooklyn Navy Yard)

47. Gil Hodges Community Garden (Gowanus)


Best Places to Elope in Queens

where to elope in NYC: Gantry Plaza State Park engagement photo session in Long Island City, Queens. Photos by NYC wedding photographer Everly Studios
Gantry Plaza State Park (Queens)

48. Queens City Hall (Forest Hills)

49. Gantry Plaza State Park (Long Island City)

50. Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City)

51. Queens County Farm Museum (Glen Oaks)

52. Queens Botanical Garden (Flushing)


Best Elopement Locations in the Bronx

53. Bronx City Hall (Concourse Village)

54. Wave Hill (Riverdale)

where to elope in NYC: Shakespeare garden wedding in Central Park
Shakespeare Garden (Central Park)

55. New York Botanical Garden (Bronx Park)

56. Willis Ave. Community Garden (Mott Haven)


Best Elopement Locations in the Staten Island

57. Staten Island City Hall (Tompkinsville)

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


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