NYC Wedding Question: I am taking my wife on a surprise trip to New York for about four days. I would like to renew our wedding vows as she has been a fantastic wife to me.
Please could someone advise me on how to do this, a simple blessing is all I am after but it would be very nice to do it in a famous location.
Wedding Expert Answers
Suggestions for places to hold your vow renewal ceremony in New York City, New York include:
- On the observation deck of the Empire State Building at sunset (very romantic and cool).
- Tavern on the Green in Cenral Park, overlooking the lake.
- Staten Isalnd Ferry or the Circle Line.
- For a really fancy, upscale, but pricey event, I recommend The Waldorf Asotoria.
- The Rainbow Room
- South Street Seaport
- The Foundry in Long Island City, Queens.
- The Central Park Boathouse
- The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
- The Angel Orensanz Center
- The Prince George Ballroom
- The United Nations Dining Room and Rooftop Patio
- Banchet Flowers
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- Cafe St. Bart’s at St. Bartholomew’s Church
Renewing Vows in Central Park, NYC
My husband and I live in the UK and in October of next year it will be our tenth wedding anniversary. We have decided to renew our vows and new rings with a few family members, including our 2 daughters. We would love to do this in Central Park, we have never been to the states, but this just appeals to us hugely.
Help!! I do not know where to start, the venue, the ceremony, the etiquette, the guests…….!!!!!! Does anyone have any suggestions regarding any of the planning!! Any websites that offer the service?!? Anything at all please help!!!
You’re in luck since I am about 50 miles outside of the greatest coty in the world — NYC!
I can certainly recommend Reverend Susanna if you’d like an officiant to oversee your vow renewal. She is a non-denominational minister here in New York and I’m sure she could help you wih all of the details. I will have her post here for your convenience.
For any wedding services Reverend Susanna cannot help with try New York Top Wedding Sites. The venue and all of those services wil depend on your taste and budget so it would be hard for me to recommend any one service or location.
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Blessings! Thank you for choosing NYC for your vow renewal! I have officiated at many ceremonies in Central Park, including many couples from the UK. If less than 20 people are present, no license or permission is required. Do you have a favorite spot? Many of my couples roam the park a day or two beforehand to locate their perfect spot. Some choose more public and populated places such as Bow Bridge or by one of the sculptures.
Others choose a private location more uptown say within a grove of trees or upon one of the enormous boulders. Once, as the marathon was going through Central Park, a couple from Germany chose to renew their vows before one particularly majestic tree up near Columbia University–far away from the crowds. It became our altar. It all felt very private.
Honestly, this website is the best, most comprehensive site you will find regarding vow renewal—including my article. Read through its pages thoroughly, and you should be able to find everything you need. Wishing you continued happiness in each other’s arms….
(My husband and I will be renewing our vows next year for our 20th year anniversary. My son will be escorting me down the aisle.)