25 Most Expensive Places to Get Married in the US

Is your wedding locale on the list?
by Maggie Seaver
Bride and groom wedding photo with Chicago skyline
photo by Tim Tab Studios

Weddings are expensive—it's hard to avoid it. Take one look at our recently released 2015 Real Wedding Study and you'll see that the average cost of a wedding is higher than ever. So, if you're planning to host your nuptials in one of the cities listed below, factor in regional price ranges when making your budget. That said, there's a reason these locations come with such a steep bill—they're totally stunning (and, we like to think, worth the splurge). Here are the 25 most expensive places to get married in the US:

1. New York – Manhattan: $82,299

2. Illinois – Chicago: $61,265

3. New York – Westchester/Hudson Valley: $57,501

4. New York – Long Island: $56,950

5. New Jersey – North/Central: $55,389

6. Massachusetts – Cape Cod: $54,334

7. Rhode Island: $50,266

8. New York – Outer Boroughs: $46,682

9. California – Palm Springs: $44,646

10. Louisiana – New Orleans: $44,178

11. New Jersey – South: $43,223

12. Pennsylvania – Philadelphia: $42,429

13. Connecticut: $41,692

14. Florida – Southern: $39,768

15. California – Los Angeles: $39,492

16. California – San Francisco/Greater Bay Area: $39,250

17. Texas – Houston/East TX: $39,189

18. California – Santa Barbara/Ventura: $38,570

19. Vermont: $37,880

20. Massachusetts – Boston: $37,799

21. DC – Washington DC/Northern VA/Suburban MD: $37,034

22. Maryland – Baltimore: $36,934

23. Michigan – Detroit: $36,619

24. Hawaii: $36,424

25. California – Orange County/Inland Empire: $34,012

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