I attended a very cool - but unusual wedding ceremony at the Coney Island Museum, which has a walk-upstairs entrance on Surf Avenue in the heart of Coney Island's strip.
The museum itself had a few nice things, (some old signs, a couple of bumper cars and a whip car) but but not too much else to see. Perhaps they moved some things around due to the wedding, but it's really the size of a large room and a few side rooms. Most of the rooms had wooden floors with old apartment-like white paint.
The view was - well - Coney Island. The window faced the frequent passing of slow moving F and D trains and a large sign for Thor Equities. There was a small restaurant in the lobby where the stairway was located and I believe they share thier space (Or are the space) that houses the Sideshows by the Sea show.
In the main room was a long white runner (for the processional) a few candles and flowers on stands and a slightly elevated stage where friends and family members played and sang acoustic instruments.
As we were looking for a parking spot, (2 hour meters - 25 cents per 30 minutes) I noticed that the bride and groom were taking photos outside of Nathans. Very cool!
I was there because the bride's mom is a good friend of my wife's. The ceremony was very cool and it was clear that both sets of family members loved and cared for each other.
After the ceremony there was a small reception with mini hot dogs, mini-knishes and a popcorn machine. It was a nice touch.
Though the reception was more traditional, (A beautiful catering hall)...I thought this would make an unusual posting.
I don't know if they eare enthusiasts or not, but they picked an eclectic location.
On a personal note, I would love to wish the happy couple all the best.
On to the rest of Coney Island...
Aside from Nathan's (which was hopping) the rest of the area looked dead. The cars are off of the wonderwheel and even the indoor bumper cars were closed up and gated.
What else did you expect for late November?
Have a great night!
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