New York is the most expensive place to get married in the US — here’s how much it costs to have your wedding at the city’s most popular venues


A New York wedding is a dream for many, but city is the most expensive place for weddings in the US.

The average cost for a wedding in Manhattan is $76,944, according to The Knot’s 2017 Real Wedding study.
Two wedding planners said the most popular New York wedding venues include The Plaza Hotel, where cost per person starts at $350, and Cipriani, which has multiple locations throughout Manhattan.

In 2016, the wedding industry racked up $79 billion in revenue, according to an IBISWorld report. Every detail from venue and entertainment to guest count and time of year impacts the cost of a wedding.

The average American spends $33,391 on their wedding, Business Insider previously reported citing the Knot’s 2017 Real Weddings study, and the bulk of that money goes toward a venue. But in New York City, where the cost of housing, food, entertainment, and everything else is higher, you can expect wedding budgets to balloon too.

The average price for a wedding in Manhattan is $76,944, making it the most expensive big city to get married in the US. To find the most popular and priciest wedding locations across the city, we consulted Andrea Eppolito and Jove Meyer, two New York City wedding planners.

“The iconic city of New York remains a favorite for couples who are seeking a beautiful blend of lavish, over-the-top styling in timeless spaces,” Eppolito said.

The typical American couple spends just over $15,000 on a venue, while a high spender can drop as much as $42,801, according to the Knot’s study. In New York, venues charge either per person — the average cost is between $300 and $500 — or a flat fee — which can range massively, from $6,000 to $50,000, depending on day of week and time of year, and of course, the location, Meyer said. Lights are not always included in venues and can cost an extra $1,000 to $5,000, Eppolito added.

Check out the map below for a quick look at New York’s most popular venues, and keep scrolling for more on pricing and perks.

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Source:: Business Insider

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