Published: Friday, Jul. 16th, 2021
In a pinned tweet, the City of New York (@nycgov) announced, “Love is in the air in New York City: the NYC Wedding Bureau will reopen on Monday, July 19,” following an update by Mayor Bill De Blasio. Marriage licenses will be available beginning July 23.
This comes as welcome news for couples all over New York City, who have dealt with frequent congestion on the city’s online marriage portal, Project Cupid, sometimes waiting months for their chance to wed.
Beginning Monday, offices in all five boroughs will re-open to the public for scheduled appointments. Walk-ins will not be available yet.
Update: All five boroughs will not reopen immediately. A July 19 tweet from NYC City Clerk revised the original announcement, and states that "The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens & Staten Island offices of the City Clerk will reopen in the coming weeks. We will announce the reopening dates for these offices on our website."
Couples will be able to start booking appointments for in-person weddings immediately, and marriage licenses will be available beginning on July 23. In-person ceremonies are already available at the Manhattan office (by appointment only), but the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island offices have remained closed since the state's state of emergency started.
Virtual marriage licenses appointments are still available online through Project Cupid at this time, but virtual ceremonies are not. Online weddings (held over Zoom, Skype or other video-conferencing platforms) are no longer allowed in New York.
To schedule an in-person appointment at the Manhattan office, head to Project Cupid.
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