You've got to see NYC's first and only after-hours walk-in wedding chapel (like Vegas without the Elvis!) #Sponsors#eloping#new york#new york city#officiant#wedding venues Posted Jul 12 2019 Catherine Clark bijouxandbits This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Y'all know we love a fun and campy Vegas elopement. But if you're elsewhere, say, on the East Coast or in New York City, it's a long haul over to Vegas for that amazing elopement. But fear not! One of our most fabulous and charismatic wedding officiants, DonnaMarie SanSevero aka The Reverend D, has created the perfect New York after-hours walk-in wedding chapel. You might already know The Rev D from when she officiated a zombie-infused wedding as Elvira, or oversaw a Sorting Hat ceremony, and of course, when she dressed as Miss Argentina to officiate a Beetlejuice wedding! The Rev D has been serving the geeky, the weird, and the left-of-center for more than eight years. So when we learned that our wild and wonderful Rev D was opening up NYC's first and only after-hours, walk-in wedding chapel right in the heart of Queens (think Vegas, but without Elvis), we were SO READY. It's called Instant Elopements and it's all about upfront and affordable prices for license signings and small elopements, and they're always one wedding at a time. They offer quiet and private ceremonies for those with social anxieties, and offer secular and gender-neutral ceremonies, too. New York is a 24/7 city and City Hall is only open weekdays from 8:30am – 3:45pm. No nights. No weekends. No holidays. No more, y'all! Now you can have the sweet, intimate, kick-ass New York City elopement of your dreams, officiated by some of the best officiants, late at night and on weekends. Because love doesn't end when City Hall closes. Instant Elopements is conveniently location near the subway, LIRR, and several major highways, two blocks from the newly-renovated Forest Hills Stadium. And since it's right in the middle of Austin Street's bars, restaurants, and shopping district, you'll be ready to hit the town before or after for a celebratory drink and nosh. How does Instant Elopements work? It's simple: just make an appointment with them by phone or online. You'll be able to select either a simple license signing or a brief ceremony (with up to four guests). Upgrades are available and can be selected online or on-site. Then just bring you, your partner, your valid NY City or State-issued marriage license, and your valid IDs to NYC's most private wedding chapel. Discounts abound! They offer discounts for all NYC EMS/PD/Fire and military personnel. AND: say you saw Instant Elopements on Offbeat Bride and get $10 off any wedding package! Go see what they're all about at their website or on Instagram and Facebook. And then tell us all about it since we NEED to see some of these sweet and offbeat elopements in NYC. Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. PREVIOUS This urban swinger-vibe microwedding had '60s style, beer, & lots of makeouts NEXT It's a rustic meets rock 'n' roll glam wedding in the Hudson Valley Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] Big shout-out to Offbeat Bride photographer Angie Gaul of Milestone Images for a bunch of those lovely photos! <3 Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.