In the first installment of BRIDES's spotlight on all-things City Hall wedding ceremonies, food writer Ariel Kanter rounds up the best spots for you and your new beau to get your foodie fix after your downtown NYC vow exchange. Stay tuned for more City Hall-centric content, focusing on what you need to know about the people, places, and everything in between.
Having a City Hall wedding just might be the most liberating way to tie the knot. You don't need to fuss over your hair (messy buns are A-OK), you can wear whatever the hell you want, and your witness can be a total rando. But there is one thing every wedding day requires, whether it's at City Hall or Carnegie Hall: food.
It's likely that after you say your "I dos," you'll be starving. You and your new spouse may want to celebrate alone or invite the whole crew for a party—the good news is that you won't need to travel far. Here are our favorite spots for post–City Hall wedding meals in NYC (stay tuned brides around the country—there's more to come soon!), where the honeymoon starts at first bite.