New York, NY, United States
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In the swirl of all the wedding logistics, you’re probably thinking, “Who is going to marry us?”
Are you interested in a non-religious or non-denominational wedding ceremony and need some guidance? Or maybe you were raised in two different faiths and want to have an interfaith wedding ceremony that will honor both your families and backgrounds? Or, perhaps you just simply want a wedding ceremony that highlights your story and focuses on the love that you share with each other!
We understand and specialize in crafting all styles of ceremonies and no matter the scenario, at Common Ground Ceremonies we will walk you through the often confusing process and deliver a beautiful ceremony that will be remembered and cherished for years to come.
We love working with both domestic and international couples from all over the world. New York City is a great place for Destination weddings. We will assist you in planning a lovely wedding in Central Park or at one of the many wonderful venues around the city.
The good news is at Common Ground Ceremonies we really care about you and making your day as special as it can be. After all, the wedding ceremony sets the tone for the rest of the celebration so why not put it into the hands of an expert.
If you are looking for an award-winning New York Wedding Officiant who truly loves what they do, then please read our reviews and don’t hesitate to contact us today so that we may begin discussing your special celebration.
So, let’s talk about fees! No two weddings are alike. Everyone has a different idea for their big day. Take a look at the services we offer and choose the one that best describes your ceremony. You may also choose whether you prefer a spiritual or non-religious ceremony (all are welcome!). All fees are negotiable and easily customized to fit your budget!
Starts at $350 – (Fri-Sun and holidays $50-100 additional)
It’s perfectly built for two. It’s cozy, simple and private.
Our Elopement Package includes the following:
(please see our Central Park Special which includes a live musician)
Starts at $500 – (Fri-Sun and holidays $100-200 additional)
A bit more spacious than the Studio! Finally enough room to start decorating and entertaining some family and friends. Our Simple Ceremony offers you the opportunity to add readings, poems, etc. (performed by the Officiant or someone of your choosing), write your own vows, and include some personal details about your relationship. The fee includes the following:
Starts at $700 – (Fri-Sun and holidays $100-200 additional)
Now we’re talking! Now you really have room to grow! This ceremony offers you unlimited options to truly make it your own and best of all, Unforgettable! And just like a Duplex, it gives you the luxury to expand your ideas and leave your guests in awe! They will be inspired by your story and inspired to love.
Starts at $1500
In New York City, it doesn’t get better than the luxurious rooftop Penthouse. This package not only offers you the wonderful services mentioned above, but also includes assistance with making your ceremony run even smoother by providing you with a personal concierge. Imagine having the ceremony services mentioned above plus the following:
Sometimes a few extra details are needed to make our plans complete! We have put together a list of extra services that are often requested (even counseling). We are certified by PREPARE/ENRICH to assist couples with pre-marital counseling. Please contact us to discuss more details.
Rev. Samora Smith, owner of Common Ground Ceremonies, is an interfaith wedding officiant specializing in all types of weddings and vow renewals -- interfaith, spiritual, non-denominational, LGBT -- in the New York City Tri-State area. We aim to please and want to make your wedding experience as stress-free as possible. Your ceremony should reflect what makes you special and unique as a couple -- the possibilities are endless. Contact us today for more information!