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New York City Wedding Guide - 2024

New York City is the place to plan a wedding. Historic, dynamic and full of energy, with thousands of possible locations for weddings, beautiful backdrops and venues for wedding photography, and incredibly talented vendors such as wedding planners, florists and decorators.

Scroll through the NYC Wedding Guide, save it to your bookmarks and connect with the vendors listed here.

Couple poses at Central Park NYC for wedding photos

NYC Rooftops to Brooklyn Brownstones

New York Wedding Venues

New York City offers a diverse array of wedding venues that fit every event’s style. From modern minimalism to historic interiors to rooftop and skylines, NYC venues come in all shapes, sizes and budgets.

Start here for some of the best NYC wedding venues to start your search.

Wedding Planning in NYC

New York Wedding Planners

Planning a wedding in New York City could mean that you may need the expert advice of a wedding planner. There are many reasons to start the conversation with a professional event planner. For destination weddings or weddings with guests from out of town, a good planner can help plan the wedding day but the days before and after the wedding. Planners specialize in local relationships and proactively work to elevate the experience of your event.

The link below will take to you some of my top wedding planners in NYC and the surrounding area.

NYC Florists and Designers

New York City Wedding Florists

Whether you have a beautiful venue ceilings and walls to decorate or are looking for custom designed bouquets and floral pieces, finding the right NYC florist will give you the confidence knowing that you are in the hands of professionals who are masters of their craft.

Some of the most creative NYC florists are listed here.

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Wedding

How important is choosing the correct venue?

Weddings are about people and relationships. Venues provide the space for human interaction. They are the spaces where people connect, reunite and create memories.

The venues listed below are a great start to explore how different spaces could be a fit for your celebration.

NYC Wedding Venues

Brooklyn Wedding Venue | Rooftop

Greenpoint Loft

Seated in the heart of Greenpoint Brooklyn NYC, the Greenpoint Loft is a historic event space with exposed wooden beams and skylights. The converted rope factory has multiple levels and a rooftop terrace with a view of New York City.

Brooklyn Wedding Venue | Boutique Hotel

Wythe Hotel

Yet another elegant wedding venue in Williamsburg Brooklyn is the Wythe Hotel. Originally a factory for sugar barrels, the Wythe is now a boutique and intricately styled hotel and event space, complete with garden terrace and views of New York City.

Brooklyn Wedding Venue | Botanical Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

If you are looking for a spacious and lush venue with an iconic feel, the Brooklyn Botanic should be at the top of your wedding venues list. The event space borders Prospect Park and features intricately landscaped gardens, greenhouses and the beautiful Palm House reception hall.

NYC Wedding Venue | Boutique Hotel

The Redbury Hotel New York

The Redbury Hotel is located in Midtown Manhattan close to some of New York City’s historic landmarks such as the Flatiron Building and the Empire State Building. The Redbury Hotel is beautifully styled and hosts an intimate space for smaller ceremonies at the Gibson Room.

Brooklyn Wedding Venue | Designer Hotel

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

With wraparound views of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge, the 1 Hotel Brooklyn is one of the most sought-after venue and event spaces in DUMBO Brooklyn. The hotel has easy access to the waterfront as well as a generous rooftop with 360 views of the skyline from the Brooklyn side.

The perfect wedding venue is a combination of form and function – a design that fits.

Weddings by the Numbers - Stats for Weddings in NYC

  • Total Wedding Cost. The average cost of a wedding should remain flat in New York City and is reported at $60,000 according to the Knot 2022 Real Weddings Study
  • Photography. Photography comes as couples’ top investment after finding a dress and choosing a venue
  • Wedding Planning. Three in ten couples hire a wedding planner to assist in planning and coordination
  • The most important vendor. More couples indicated that photography is the most important vendor on their list
  • More on memories. More couples are focusing on memories with an increasing emphasis on the story – engagement photos
  • Providing for guests. More couples provided a way for guests to become a part of the wedding such as a polaroid camera or photo booth

New York City Wedding Planners and Officiants

NYC Wedding Planner

Diwan by Design

Diwan by Design has been featured in Brides, Vogue India, Carats and Cake, but most importantly, Sneh is a wonderful professional to work with. Decisive and personable, she and her team are the perfect balance of planning and production. Specializing in curated events locally and internationally.

NYC Wedding Planner

BLB Events

BLB Events specialized in NYC based, multicultural weddings and events. A champion of diversity and inclusivity, they are fantastic to work with as a full-scale or multi-day event planner and coordinator.

NYC Wedding Officiant

Have Lover Will Travel

Have Lover Will Travel marries a perfect duo of New York Wedding Officiant and honeymoon planning. Liz Norment is an avid writer and traveler and has ceremoniously told the stories of many a New York couple. Romantic and authentic to the very core of who you are.

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NYC Elopements and City Hall Weddings

Getting married at City Hall NYC in 3 Steps


Get a Marriage License

Apply for a marriage license from the state of New York. You will need this license to make an appointment for a marriage ceremony. You can find the links to the scheduler below. Note that you may need an extended marriage certificate if you are a non-US citizen.

Schedule an appointment for your marriage ceremony

At least 24 hours after but in no more than 60 days, you can schedule an appointment for a marriage ceremony at City Hall NYC. Schedule your photographs for before and after your ceremony.

Get Married at City Hall New York City

Be sure to bring at least one witness, government IDs, and your marriage license to your ceremony appointment. The ceremony lasts about 30 minutes at City Hall. Apply for an extended marriage certificate if you are a non-US citizen.

NYC Wedding Florists

NYC Wedding Florist


Dearbayard is one of the most creative wedding florists in New York City. From beautiful natural pieces to whimsical designs, I have seen Ahna and her team transform rooms into magical spaces.

NYC Wedding Florist

Park and Bloom

I have worked with Park and Bloom since the start. Servicing the NYC area, Park and Bloom’s bespoke floral designs are perfect for micro events and large weddings alike and are a fantastic team to work with.

NYC Wedding Florist

Rosehip Floral

A phenomenally talented, Brooklyn-based floral designer capable of crafting imaginative blooms for small- and large-scale events. Featured on some of the top blogs, magazines and press, Rosehip Floral offers a beautifully unique style that could be for you.

NYC Wedding Hair and Makeup

NYC Wedding Hair and Makeup

Beauty Icon NYC

Beauty Icon is a full service hair and make up salon based in New York City and service the metro NYC area. Incredibly talented as a team and phenomenal results with a solid track record over almost a decade.

Taking the next step

You’ve read the guide and you’re ready to take the next step in planning.

Let’s talk about photography.