New York City has many different spots where you can get married – from Central Park to the many historic churches and venues that cover the area. Many wedding packages are available from local wedding planners, and these often include the ceremony, officiant and small receptions. If you'd prefer a more rural feel, the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz (upstate) New York is a beautiful choice for an upscale wedding. This resort, which has been featured in movies such as "The Road to Wellville," is an old-time retreat house with a castle like feel. Views of the Catskill Mountains and Lake Mohonk give this resort a fairy-tale atmosphere, and for fall weddings, the views of the changing leaves set a backdrop like no other. The marriage license requirements here are relaxed, no blood tests are required, and there is only a 24 hour waiting period that must elapse between obtaining the license and your ceremony. Both parties getting married must be 18 or older (unless there is parental permission).
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