5 bold things to do in NYC on your best elopement wedding day, that you don’t want to miss!

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Starting with things to do in NYC that’s just a edgy MUST -DO!

Where do I even start? The things to do in NYC could just blow this blog post straight off, and turn out to be a book. Understand me correctly, not only do I know the typical things that you want to check off your bucket list, but there’s just SO much more. So I’ll give you my absolute best things to do in the city that never sleeps!

1.Rent an AirBnb to stay at, bring family and friends.

I know there’s so many epic hotels in NYC, but if you’re throwing a NYC elopement with the closest of friends this is an even better option. TRUST me when I say that these everyday moments before (and maybe after) your elopement wedding day, will make sweet memories that lead up to your day. We rented a three floor flat in Brooklyn, perfect for the elopement wedding. It’s really a precious way to stay close and enjoy everyday life with your tribe.

things to do in NYC -rent a airbnb
A really nice way to keep your closest tribe close, just make sure you follow the rules of Airbnb in NYC.

2. Of course you need to try out your drinks for your party, right?!

Why not end your elopement day in a hidden bar that you book exclusively for your tribe ? Even if it’s an early hour or two before the bar opens I suggest this any day of the week! My favourite hidden bar is Attaboy on Eldridge str. 2017 they were ranked as nr 8 in the worlds 50 best bars of the world. Say no more… After you’ve tried out the drinks for your day, make sure you continue too The back room, a real prohibition bar hidden, but if you do find it – remember that Al Capone visited during the roaring 20’s… bring your 20’s dress and dance to live jazz on Mondays. You’ll love it.

things to do in NYC try your drinks for the reception
Try your drinks and have fun before you go to the
next hidden bar
things to do in nyc
Not that easy to find, but The Back Room is one of few still existing speak easy bars that looks the same as in the 20’s when it opened. PS: Live jazz on Mondays!

3. Why not make Breakfast at Tiffany’s as a part of your day?

Things to do in NYC includes one all-time favourite iconic NYC movie starting Audrey Hepburn, and it never getts old, does it? Who can forget the feeling Holly (Audrey Hepburn) has about Tiffany’s, and I totally agree. There’s no place in the world like Tiffany’s. Strolling in there, taking the elevator up to enjoy coffee and champagne (and just maybe get a little something to wifey – hint, hint). It’s def an experience over the ordinary.

things to do in NYC and Tiffany's is always a good idea
Tiffany’s is always a good idea.

4. Choose a different venue for your elopement wedding

There’s nothing wrong in having a church ceremony, and if you’re into that, then you should do just that. 100%!

But if that’s nothing that you’ve dreamt of or it just doesn’t get you going, then you should consider doing something else. Wagner’s cove in Central park is a beautiful spot, on a boat overlooking manhattan skyline, in the helicopter above NYC or why not on a rooftop! My favourite venue is Ink 48 and The Press lounge on 11th avenue. You could either have the Hudson as a backdrop or the manhattan skyline. You choose.

things to do in NYC during your elopement wedding day.
Stunning views overlooking Manhattan Skyline
things to do in NYC on your elopement day
…or overlooking Hudson river.

5. And maybe the most memorable of all the things to do in NYC on your elopement wedding day (night)

Tell your photographer (aka ME) that you want sunrise portraits over Brooklyn Bridge. Don’t mind if it is sh***y early, that’s good! Then there will be less people there. Trust me, it’s worth every penny! The photos that comes out, are beyond magical.

things to do in NYC walk over Brooklyn Bridge in sunrise
…among the most important things to do in NYC on your elopement day, is portraits in sunrise over Brooklyn Bridge

You know that I have a package for NYC right? Send me an inquiry and I’ll tell you more OR book a elopement clarity call and lets video chat straight ahead. You can book in the schedule straight away on the website.

…and these advises has nothing to do with skiing in central park, or visiting Top Of the rock, or visiting Grand central for oysters. Visit a jazz club, or enjoy the skyline from a boat.

things to do in NYC is visiting a live jazzbar
Jazz in it’s live form is just brilliant in NYC
things to do in NYC is overlooking the manhattan skyline from water
Manhattan skyline from water is a stunning view, and a memorable moment

There’s so much more to do, like Brooklyn has a brilliant area for those of us that loves vintage clothing. Or the Sketch project (also in Brooklyn) is awesome. I have one located in their library. Enjoy the gospel in Harlem, and try their cuisine. Man SO much more I could tell you. But hey, let’s start here….

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Evelyn XoX


  1. Cedric D. Vincent

    You got some brilliant ideas in there! It definitely looks like a great way to experience NYC.

    • Evelyn Wallin

      Oh man I have so much more tips, there’s really so many things to do ?

  2. Thijsiena

    This is amazing, i’ve never been to new york but it seems awesome especially the jazz concert part. love from berlin

    • Evelyn Wallin

      Well thank you!
      I’m from Stockholm but I LOVE NYC, it’s like a second home to me! Could stay there so easily…
      Let me know when you’re going! ?

    • christina

      this is a great way to explore the city!

  3. Hannah

    Such an awesome read on things to do while eloping in NYC! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Clarissa Wylde

    These are such great tips for visiting and eloping in NYC! Take me to that live jazz speakeasy bar ASAP 🙂

    • Evelyn Wallin

      Thank you! I’d love to! Anytime hun!! ?

  5. Meghan

    I love NYC and this is such a great guide for things to do! I’m a total sucker for those incredible skyline views and also believe the early morning start for a sunrise session on the Brooklyn Bridge is 100% worth it. Definitely one of the top US cities to have an elopement in! Endless things to do!

    • Evelyn Wallin

      Yay a fellow nyc lover!! *clapping hands* It truly is an amazing city, I can’t wait to go there many many many more times!

  6. Sarah Meza

    Oh my gosh, New York would be such an awesome place to elope! All of this info is amazing – I especially love the idea of sunrise photos over Brooklyn Bridge!

  7. Sierra Jessup

    Fun ideas! That footbridge is so cool! This definitely make me want to visit New York City!

  8. Kat

    From a fellow NYC-er, it was fun to read ideas about my own city! Thanks for posting.

  9. Sergio

    This is such a great post! Always wanted to explore NYC. Great resource for couples and photographers


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