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NYC City Hall-Marriage Bureau-Wedding-Fake Backdrop-PhotoImage courtesy of Amanda Chatel

If you have your civil marriage ceremony in New York City’s Marriage Bureau on 141 Worth Street, you have the opportunity to take your photo in front of a faux City Hall backdrop. The real City Hall is a short eight minute walk past Foley Square, the African Burial Ground and the Tweed Courthouse.

The marriage bureau is also just a block from the abandoned Worth Street subway station. The $12 million, 24,000 square foot, space was christened in 2009. The space which was designed by Jamie Drake, used to be occupied by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Previously, the marriage bureau had been located in a “cramped warren of offices” in City Hall. Read more about the original City Hall in NYC here.

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