As one of the world’s most iconic structures, the Empire State Building has long been a favorite destination for New York City engagements and wedding photos. Recently, the Empire State Building Observatory (ESB) announced that couples throughout the Tri-State area can receive a complimentary couples photoshoot on October 10, 2020 with the purchase of tickets to its Observatories.
In 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many couples have had to cancel or reimagine their wedding plans. Whether to commemorate socially distant nuptials or celebrate a recent engagement, ESB wants to give couples the chance to make their love story as iconic as the World’s Most Famous Building. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a professional photographer will be available on the Building’s famed 86th Floor Observatory to capture up to five photos for each pair.
“For close to ninety years, the Empire State Building has been the star of many love stories – both on-screen and off. This year, we wanted to make couples our focus by opening the Observation Deck to locals looking for the perfect place to celebrate their relationship alongside their love of New York City,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, President of the Observatory. “So, on 10.10.20, grab your tickets and visit us for the best backdrop New York has to offer.”
Requests flow in daily from lovers all over the world with the desire to get married or set up the perfect proposal at the Empire State Building. This year, with so many plans affected by the pandemic, ESB wants to give locals from the Tri-State area the opportunity to celebrate love from 1,050 feet above New York City. Maybe October 10th will be the perfect time to pop the question, or simply capture a stunning pre-wedding moment. In any case, a complimentary couples photoshoot at the top of the Empire State Building sounds like an epic way to spend a Saturday afternoon in the city.