- My NYPL
Tools and Services
- Using the Library
I am a...
- Classes & Events
- Support the Library
The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building has been voted the Best of Weddings/Venue 2014 by The Knot.
There is something magical about getting married in a setting that transports you to another place and time. And how thrilling that such an iconic place can belong to you for just one night. Have your wedding at the Library and make its history a part of your own.
Fees are available upon request.
Professional wedding planner is required.
Civil Wedding Ceremonies
Civil ceremonies are allowed on Library premises. A civil ceremony is defined as a nonreligious marriage ceremony performed by a government official rather than by a clergyman. Any civil ceremony taking place on Library premises must be without any religious affiliation and meet the legal requirements of the State and City of New York.
A written synopsis of the ceremony and verification that the ceremony will be performed by one of the following must be presented to the NYPL.
The following are acceptable officiates for your civil ceremony at the Library:
- the mayor of a city or village
- the former mayor, city clerk, or one of the deputy city clerks who has legal authority
- a county executive of a county, city magistrate, police justice or police magistrate of a city
- a court clerk or county clerk who has legal authority
- a justice or judge
For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Special Events Office at 212.930.0730.