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NYC City Hall Wedding: A Guide to Your Perfect Elopement

Dreaming of an intimate NYC City Hall wedding? One Wedding House specializes in capturing the essence of your special day with our expert NYC city hall photographer and videographer teams. City Hall is a popular choice for couples seeking an elopement in NYC, offering a unique blend of romance and urban elegance.


Getting a NYC Marriage License

Planning a City Hall wedding in NYC, an essential step is getting your NYC marriage license. To make this process smooth and stress-free, we've compiled all the necessary and helpful information in our article titled How To Get Your Marriage License + Elope In NYC (Updated 2023-2024). This comprehensive guide is designed to provide you with everything you need for a seamless experience.


The Ceremony Experience

A two-hour photo and video session is perfect for capturing moments inside the City Hall and during the ceremony, plus a scenic post-ceremony walk. Our team knows the best spots to make your memories shine.


Best Time for Your Ceremony

To avoid the morning rush, we recommend timing your ceremony closer to noon. This offers better lighting for photos and a more relaxed atmosphere.


Your Photographer/Videographer as a Witness

Remember, you'll need a witness for your City Hall ceremony. Our photographer or videographer can serve this role, ensuring all legal requirements are met while capturing your special moments.


All-Inclusive Elopement Packages

Our all-inclusive elopement packages in NYC cover photography, videography, and more, ensuring every moment of your City Hall wedding is captured with style and grace.

Celebrate Your Union: Bars and Restaurants Recommendations


After the official part of your day, it’s time to celebrate! We have compiled a list of the finest bars and restaurants near City Hall, perfect for toasting to your new life together. Given that City Hall weddings tend to be shorter, you might be looking for ways to extend your celebration. 

Whether you prefer a cozy bistro, a chic rooftop bar, or a vibrant eatery, our recommendations will help you find the perfect spot to savor your milestone.

Here's our list of recommendations for bars and restaurants, perfect for post-ceremony activities:


Le Coucou French restaurant

Boucherie Union Square French restaurant

Gramercy Tavern New American restaurant

La Mercerie French restaurant

Tiny's & The Bar Upstairs American restaurant

Ladurée French Pastry shop & restaurant

Dante NYC Italian restaurant

Balthazar French restaurant

The Up & Up Cocktail bar

Palma Italian restaurant

L'Artusi Italian restaurant

Bar Pisellino 

Nearby Hotels


For ease and convenience before/after your City Hall ceremony, consider unwinding at one of our favorite hotels nearby. We've handpicked these trusted accommodations for their exceptional comfort and luxury, ensuring your experience is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.


The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel - part of Hyatt 9 min (0.7 mile)

ModernHaus SoHo 5 min (0.7 mile)

Moxy NYC Downtown 8 min (0.7 mile)

NOMO SOHO 6 min (0.4 mile)

Soho Grand Hotel 6 min (0.6 mile)

The Roxy Hotel New York 4 min (0.4 mile)

Hotel 50 Bowery - JDV by Hyatt 8 min (0.4 mile)

Smyth Tribeca 6 min (0.6 mile)

Arlo SoHo 8 min (0.8 mile)

Sonder City Hall Park 8 min (0.7 mile)

Your NYC City Hall wedding with One Wedding House promises to be a magical, memorable experience. With our in-depth knowledge of the best local spots, commitment to quality, and personalized service, we ensure your wedding day will be as unique and special as your love story.