Three Coins in the Fountain…

As a follow up to the Tying the Knot post, some of you may be looking to capture your special day with pictures or video. Clearly, the scene should be memorable and attractive and what could be a better backdrop than a scenic fountain?!? For those getting married at the Manhattan office of the City Clerk, the fountain in City Hall Park is just a few blocks south and would be the perfect photo op for the newlyweds!

The Fountain in City Hall Park
The Fountain in City Hall Park

Of course there are many other famous fountains in New York, the fountain in Washington Square Park, Bethesda Found in Central Park (said to be the inspiration for the introduction to the television show “Friends”), Pulitzer Fountain in Grand Army Plaza-Manhattan (rumored to have been visited by F Scott Fitzgerald and his wife for moonlit dips), Bailey Fountain in Grand Army Plaza-Brooklyn, Rockefeller Fountain in the Bronx Zoo, The Uni-sphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens and South Beach Park’s Dolphin Fountain in Staten Island to name just a few.

The Fountain in Washington Square Park
The Fountain in Washington Square Park

Bethesda Fountain in Central Park
Bethesda Fountain in Central Park


Pulitzer Fountain in Grand Army Plaza-Manhattan

Pulitzer Fountain in Grand Army Plaza-Manhattan

Bailey Fountain in Grand Army Plaza-Brooklyn
Bailey Fountain in Grand Army Plaza-Brooklyn

Rockefeller Fountain in the Bronx Zoo
Rockefeller Fountain in the Bronx Zoo

The Uni-sphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
The Uni-sphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

The Dolphin Fountain in South Beach Park
The Dolphin Fountain in South Beach Park

Tying the Knot

With wedding season well underway, the summer is the perfect time to get married in New York City. Getting married in the city is so popular, in fact, that NYC Media has dedicated a whole show to the topic, “Say I Do, NYC”. Our friends at NYC Media provide ten helpful hints and services provided by the City Clerk’s Marriage Bureau including getting a marriage license, holding your ceremony at the City Clerk’s office, information on language translation and of course, where the clerk’s offices are.

Manhattan Office
Hours: 8:30 am to 3:45 pm, Monday through Friday
141 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
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Bronx Office
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Supreme Court Building
851 Grand Concourse, Room B131
Bronx, NY 10451
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Brooklyn Office
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Brooklyn Municipal Building
210 Joralemon Street, Room 205
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Queens Office
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Borough Hall Building
120-55 Queens Boulevard, Ground Floor, Room X001
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
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Staten Island Office
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Borough Hall Building
10 Richmond Terrace, Room 311
Staten Island, NY 10301
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Locations of City Clerk's offices