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We’ve listed some of our most frequently asked questions regarding our weddings below, if you have any additional questions, please contact us.

On the wedding day - what happens?

If you do not want to see each other prior to the ceremony, the groom should arrive at the agreed meeting location at least 15 minutes before the ceremony time. If you have arranged a limo with us, it will arrive about 30 - 40 mins prior to your ceremony time. Once at the meeting location you will be greated by our staff.

What Happens when I arrive in New York?

One of our staff will make contact with you shortly after you arrive to answer any last minute questions. Please remember to obtain your wedding license at least 24 hours prior to your ceremony time.

Can we add additional items to our wedding booking?

Once you have made a booking, you will be sent a link which can be used to add optional extras to your booking

Is music provided for my wedding?

No music is not permitted in Central Park.

Can we get our wedding attire pressed?

Most Hotels do offer a pressing service. However we suggest you try hanging it up in your shower, turn on the hot tap and close the door- this will cause a steaming effect and the creases may drop out.

How do we transport our wedding attire?

Please check with the airline you are traveling with and they will advise their requirements.

What happens if we are having a blessing back home?

If you are having a blessing back home and require a copy of your marriage license please let us know ahead of your wedding day, so a copy can be made for you.

What happens if severe weather happens during our holiday / wedding?

In the unlikely event that severe weather is forcasted (as defined by the U.S. National Weather Service) to New York while you are here, where possible we will endeavor to rearrange your wedding. However we must follow the appropriate authorities to ensure everyone’s safety. If your flights to New York are delayed due to a hurricane, again we will try and rearrange your wedding. This offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Severe Weather is officially defined by the U.S. National Weather Service. Your rearranged wedding must take place with 8 months of your original wedding date. Dates will be subject to availability.

When is the best time to get married in New York, due to the weather?

Rain and snow are the biggest concerns in New York. Some months hold more risks than others do. March to November can have the greatest amounts of rain. Dec, Jan and Feb less rain but the possibility of snow.

Can you hire Kilts in New York?

Currently there is no location that hires Kilts. We recommend you bring your Kilt with you.

What happens after we book our wedding?

You will be sent a link at the time of your wedding confirmation, you can use this link to add any extra items you would like for your wedding. This can be done up to 60 days out. 30 days before the wedding you will be contacted for the final balance. At this time you will also be asked for your full flight details, arrival / departure dates and your accommodation details.

What will be the best style of wedding outfit for us to wear?

Whilst it is very much an individual choice, you should keep in mind New Yorks climate.Casual clothes are acceptable at all our venues.

Can we get copies of our marriage certificate?

You can obtain certified copies of should deal with City Hall directly on this.

When do I receive the Marriage Certificate?

The Notary / Minister will forward the signed Wedding Licence to City Hall. City Hall will record the marriage and mail a certified copy of the original Marriage Certificate to your home address. The original Marriage Certificate will remain at City Hall in the records office. This will take approximately 4 -6 weeks.

How many guests can attend our wedding?

Please see our wedding packages for details of how many guests can attend your wedding. Additional guests may be able to attend the wedding at an additional cost.

Do we need special Insurance to get married overseas?

We recommend that you take out Wedding Insurance that will cover your wedding attire etc.

Can you recommend any nice restaurants for a meal after our wedding?

Yes, we have a list of restaurants or hotels that we recommend for after your wedding.

Is there anywhere in New York to hire suits and dresses?

Yes, we can recommend a local shop that will hire men’s outfits. Brides should plan to bring their dress with them.

Can you assist me in recommending a hairdresser?

Yes, we can recommend local salons in Manhattan

What happens if it rains on my wedding day?

We can arrange rain backs up at an additional cost or we can perform the wedding at your accomodation

Are Gratuity/Tips included?

Gratuity/Tips are not included in our packages, you should allow for Gratuity/Tip for each booked service. A guide will be given to you at our pre-wedding meeting.

Will my CD of images be ready before I leave New York?

As long as we have five (5) working days prior to you leaving, you should get your photos before you leave New York. If not it will be mailed to you.

Do I have to be resident in New York for a period of time?

Yes, you have to hold your wedding license at least 24 hours before you can get married

What kind of wedding ceremony is it and can it be changed?

Most of our weddings are non-denominational and are performed by Notaries and Ministers. They are set standard ceremonies performed. You may write your own vows if you wish, but not essential. We do encourage readings at the beginning of the ceremony. Our Notaries and Ministers cannot do personalized services.

How long does the wedding ceremony last?

The wedding ceremony will last approx 15 minutes.

Is our marriage legally recognised in the UK?

Yes, your marriage is legally recognised in the UK.

Thank you for organising such a special day. Rev. Annie made the ceremony so personal and was truly a delight to share our renewal with. She spoke like an old friend which made the ceremony all the more special.
Mr & Mrs J - Central Park, New York Wedding