The Edge proposal
The Edge is one of the best proposal places in NYC. This article will share all you need to know about proposing at the Edge, pros and cons, and how it’s compared with proposing at other Nyc public rooftops, like the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock.
I have photographed many proposals there and will share some photos from a different time, from the opening at 8 am to the closing at 12 am.
Cons and pros about proposing at the Edge.
What’s good about it?
The edge now is the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere. It is located 1,131-foot-hight above the ground. It has a fantastic view of NYC. It’s actually so fascinating to see the heliports flighting below you.
What’s not good about the place.
Like any other public observation desk in NYC, it can get extremely crowded, especially during the sunset. Another common problem with other public rooftops is that there could be no view if it’s a cloudy day. Due to its height, it’s also very windy, so be ready for “Marilyn Monroe’s Flying Skirt” situation. They have some limitations regarding what kind of photo and video equipment you can bring, so you need to prepare in advance. You can’t do any decorations. like candles or “Marry Me” sign.
How to propose at the Edge.
It’s open every day from 8 am to 12 am, the last elevator at 11.30 pm.
You need to buy the ticket in advance on their website. The cost varies from $36 to $73.
NYC residents can get a few backs discount. There is also an option to book it privately before opening at 7.30 am. After you proposed you can celebrate it with champaign at a bar located right there.
What is the best time to propose at the Edge?
In my experience the best time proposing there is in the morning, it has great light and less crowded.
It’s all know the fact that the best lighting for photography is at sunset. But, sunset is the most popular time to go to the Edge. It’s usually extremely crowded, so if you are thinking about a sunset proposal on a rooftop with a view, I would recommend renting a private rooftop.
It’s also trendy proposing at night time. Still, I personally don’t like the view there at night. Everything looks so far away. For the nighttime rooftop proposal, my favorite is the Top of the Rock, where you have an iconic NYC view with the Empire State Building right there.
Check out my article about the Top of The Rock Proposal here.
How is it compared to other public rooftops in NYC?
The Edge is a great public rooftop for a morning proposal
For a night proposal, I recommend Top of The Rock for its iconic view.
If you want to have your proposal private, rent a private rooftop.
Proposal photography at the Edge.
I have photographed over a hundred proposals at the edge and other amazing locations in NYC.
Send me an email, and let’s start planning your proposal.