Gothamist writer, Garth Johnston, and his fiancee have chosen a unique venue for their upcoming nuptials: the New York Marble Cemetery.
While it might seem like a venue only suited for zombie-themed nuptials, the secluded East Village cemetery has already seen four weddings this year, along with a Stella McCartney fashion event and multiple television and film shoots.
As Johnston explains, "it can be difficult to find such a large, private green space in Manhattan," which is one of the many reasons why he and his fiancee chose this particular venue. The writer also grew up in the same neighborhood as the graveyard, so there were sentimental reasons behind their decision, as well.
Luckily, the couple isn't afraid of unwanted guests crashing their wedding. "We're not worried about the deceased," Johnston assured MailOnline.
The area of the cemetery where the couple will wed--described as "a one acre oasis of green"--doesn't actually have any tombstones. If it weren't for the vaults of bodies labelled on the surrounding brick walls, you'd never know you were standing among the dead!
Would you have your wedding in a cemetery if it meant access to a secluded green space in a bustling city? Or does the idea totally creep you out?
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