Vegas-style quickie wedding chapel opens in NYC


A new wedding space in Manhattan is offering quickie, Vegas-style ceremonies as an alternative to large venues that have been forced to shutter during the pandemic. The Love Chapel on West 75th Street opened last month as a no-frills, COVID-safe option for couples to say “I do” in an intimate, in-person setting just steps from Central Park. Guests, 14 max, are separated from brides and grooms by glass doors so they can say their vows sans masks. White draping and twinkle lights line the walls and a chandelier hangs above the altar, giving the room a classic wedding vibe. The Love Chapel charges $200 for a two-minute ceremony with four guests or $400 for a 10-minute ceremony with 14 attendees. Unlike in Sin City, legally bound walk-in weddings aren’t possible in New York, because couples must obtain their marriage licenses at least 24 hours in advance. So for now these weddings are by-appointment-only.