The Most Expensive Wedding Venues in the USA

Posted by on Dec 25, 2013 in Beautiful Wedding Venues in the World |

Expensive US wedding venuesWedding is a dream moment in the wedding couple’s life and they want to celebrate it in the most lavish way possible. While for some people, affording a wedding in a star hotel is a big achievement in itself, some ultra-rich lucky ones find expensive venues to hold their big day. Here are some such most expensive wedding venues in the US.

New York

Survey says that the average expense of holding a wedding in New York is a whopping $65,824, which is the highest of all US cities. Some of the most luxurious wedding venues in the “Big Apple” are The Plaza (5th Avenue) – the celebrated wedding venue of celebrities like Catherine Zeta-Jones, Eddie Murphy and Kelsey Grammer, costing $375 per person, plus $12,000 extra if you want their Terrace Room, New York Public Library – an elegant landmark of New York usually presenting its Astor Hall and Celeste Bartos Forum for events like weddings, both of them adorned majestically with marble interiors, towering ceilings and candelabras with the prices starting at $50,000, Mandarin Oriental, Columbus Circle – atop Time Warner Center offering mind-blowing views of Central Park from the 36th floor costing $350 per person, and so on.

New York PUblic library

Newport, Rhode Island

According to the survey, Rhode Island is the fifth costliest wedding venue of the US and couples spend average of $41,307 on weddings here. The engagement ring itself costs up to a whopping $5,130! Newport is studded with superb and lavish wedding venues all through its locality. Some of the most expensive Newport wedding venues are Aldrich Mansion – a splendid French venue overlooking the breathtaking Narragansett Bay, Eisenhower House – an 1873-built stately mansion offering stunning views of Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor, Newport Marriot – in the heart of Newport, Regatta Beach Place – reflecting a rich sailing tradition and luxurious yachts on the historic Goat Island in the heart of Goat Island Marina, and many more.


Keys, Little Palm Island

This heavenly island in Florida is available for the weddings of people born with (or later taken) a silver spoon in the mouth. The whole island can be rented starting at $500,000, for three days. So also there are individual resorts which you can rent for your wedding, like Sunset Key Guest Cottages in Westin, Hawks Cay – a waterfront gazebo, Ocean Key Resort & Spa placed at the tip of Dural Street, and many more.

Little Palm Island, Keys

New Jersey

It is said that NJ brides have some of the longest engagements – almost for 16 months – of all the other states. And it is also said that this might be due to a bit extra time needed to save for the wedding which typically costs around $46,600! Some of the luxurious wedding halls and venues in New Jersey are Shadowbrook, The Crystal Plaza, Pleasantdale Chateau, and many more.

NJ - Pleasantdale


Chicago couples fork out an average of about $53,069 on their nuptials and most of them even extend their celebration to over three days so as to accommodate the huge number of guests. Some of the most lavish Chicago wedding venues are The Hilton Hotel, The Buckingham Fountain, The Art Institute Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, and more.

chicago's buckingham fountain