The 25 Most Expensive US Wedding Locations in 2017

According to The Knot 2017 Real Weddings Study, saying “I do” in one of these locales might cost you a pretty penny.
by Maggie Seaver

After polling nearly 13,000 couples for The Knot 2017 Real Weddings Study, we found out the national average cost of a wedding is $33,391. While you might be busy picking your jaw up off the floor, remember this is still an average, which means weddings in different locations across the country will have very different price tags. (A wedding in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, will rack up quite a different bill than a similarly outfitted wedding in Toledo, Ohio, for example.) So while you’re wedding could cost much less than $33,391, it could potentially cost even more—particularly if you’re saying “I do” in one of these US hot spots. Below, see the 25 most expenses place to get married in America.

1. New York — Manhattan: $76,944

2. New Jersey — North/Central: $62,074

3. New York — Long Island: $61,113

4. New York — Westchester/Hudson Valley: $55,357

5. Massachusetts — Cape Cod: $55,083

6. Rhode Island: $52,777

7. Illinois — Chicago: $52,332

8. Connecticut: $47,435

9. New York City — Boroughs Outside of Manhattan: $46,808

10. Delaware & Pennsylvania — Philadelphia:  $46,211 

11. California — Los Angeles: $44,142

12. Louisiana — New Orleans: $41,167

13. Massachusetts — Boston: $40,667

14. Florida — Southern: $40,634

15. New Jersey — South: $40,231

16. Washington, DC/Northern Virginia/Suburban Maryland: $39,465

17. California — San Francisco/Greater Bay Area: $39,329

18. Hawaii: $38,984

19. California — Santa Barbara/Ventura: $38,025

20. California — Orange County/Inland Empire: $37,050

21. Maryland — Baltimore: $36,305

22. Michigan — Detroit: $35,843

23. Pennsylvania — Pittsburgh/Southwest: $34,928

24. California — San Diego: $34,722

25. Illinois — Chicago Suburbs: $34,675


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