These Are the 25 Most Expensive Places to Get Married in America
We surveyed over 14,000 US couples for The Knot 2018 Real Weddings Study and uncovered the new national average cost of a wedding: $33,931.
We know that's a large number to take in—but remember, this dollar amount is an average, which means weddings in different locations across the country have very different price tags. A wedding in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, for example, will rack up quite a different bill than a similarly outfitted wedding in West Virginia.
Long story short, your wedding could easily cost less than $33,931, but it could potentially cost even more—particularly if you’re saying "I do" in one of these US hot spots where vendor competition is high (in a good way!) and items and services naturally cost more. Below are the 25 most expensive places to get married in America.
1. Manhattan, New York: $96,910
2. Long Island, New York: $66,409
3. Chicago, Illinois: $60,294
4. Rhode Island: $59,201
5. Cape Cod, Massachusetts: $58,425
6. North and Central New Jersey: $58,107
7. Westchester / Hudson Valley, New York: $57,678
8. New York City Outer Boroughs: $56,967
9. South New Jersey: $47,148
10. Philadelphia and Delaware: $46,640
11. Santa Barbara / Ventura, California: $45,991
12. Boston, Massachusetts: $44,557
13. Connecticut: $42,853
14. Los Angeles, California: $42,638
15. Southern Florida: $42,596
16. San Francisco Bay Area, California : $41,341
17. New Orleans, Louisiana: $40,753
18. Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland: $39,801
19. Palm Springs / Desert Communities, California: $39,504
20. Baltimore, Maryland: $39,167
21. Orange County / Inland Empire, California: $37,760
22. Hawaii: $37,338
23. Chicago Suburbs, Illinois: $36,25
24. South Carolina: $35,942
25. Houston / East Texas: $35,334
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