September 18, 2020

Empire State Building COVID Couples Photoshoot 1,050 ft Above New York City

New York City (September 17, 2020) – The Empire State Building (ESB) Observatory announces that couples throughout the Tri-State area can receive complimentary wedding photography on October 10, 2020 – 10.10.20 – with the purchase of tickets to its Observatories. 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 couple.

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.

“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 shout out their love from 1,050 feet above New York City. Additionally, one lucky couple may be selected to win a complimentary wedding at ESB on Valentine’s Day 2021.

Interested couples should pre-purchase tickets at For more information, please visit

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Bianca Pappas | 212-736-3100 |   

Jamie Steinberg | 212-736-3100 |