Y'all know we love a fun and campy Vegas elopement. But if you're elsewhere, say, on the East Coast or in New York City, it's a long haul over to Vegas for that amazing elopement. But fear not! One of our most fabulous and charismatic wedding officiants, DonnaMarie SanSevero aka The Reverend D, has created the perfect New York after-hours walk-in wedding chapel.
You might already know The Rev D from when she officiated a zombie-infused wedding as Elvira, or oversaw a Sorting Hat ceremony, and of course, when she dressed as Miss Argentina to officiate a Beetlejuice wedding! The Rev D has been serving the geeky, the weird, and the left-of-center for more than eight years.
So when we learned that our wild and wonderful Rev D was opening up NYC's first and only after-hours, walk-in wedding chapel right in the heart of Queens (think Vegas, but without Elvis), we were SO READY. It's called Instant Elopements and it's all about upfront and affordable prices for license signings and small elopements, and they're always one wedding at a time. They offer quiet and private ceremonies for those with social anxieties, and offer secular and gender-neutral ceremonies, too.
New York is a 24/7 city and City Hall is only open weekdays from 8:30am – 3:45pm. No nights. No weekends. No holidays. No more, y'all! Now you can have the sweet, intimate, kick-ass New York City elopement of your dreams, officiated by some of the best officiants, late at night and on weekends. Because love doesn't end when City Hall closes.
Instant Elopements is conveniently location near the subway, LIRR, and several major highways, two blocks from the newly-renovated Forest Hills Stadium. And since it's right in the middle of Austin Street's bars, restaurants, and shopping district, you'll be ready to hit the town before or after for a celebratory drink and nosh.
How does Instant Elopements work?
It's simple: just make an appointment with them by phone or online. You'll be able to select either a simple license signing or a brief ceremony (with up to four guests). Upgrades are available and can be selected online or on-site. Then just bring you, your partner, your valid NY City or State-issued marriage license, and your valid IDs to NYC's most private wedding chapel.
They offer discounts for all NYC EMS/PD/Fire and military personnel.
AND: say you saw Instant Elopements on Offbeat Bride and get $10 off any wedding package!