• Accessories
  • Banquet & Reception Sites
  • Beauty / Makeup
  • Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties
  • Bands & Orchestras / Live Music
  • Bridal Registry
  • Bridal Showers, luncheons
  • Cakes & Cake Accessories
  • Catering
  • Disc Jockeys
  • Florists Flowers & Decorations
  • Hotels/ Guest Accommodation
  • Honeymoon & Travel
  • Invitations & Favors
  • Party Rentals
  • Photographers
  • Transportation
  • Videographers
  • Wedding Planners
  • Restaurants
  • Lofts
  • Unique Venues
  • Staffing
  • Entertainment / Decor

Wedding Statistics


Wedding Industry in New York – Stats Page


The New York metro market hosted more than 117,000 weddings during 2011. Those weddings cost a total of more than $3.5 billion. Industry estimates for 2012 predict that more than 119,000 weddings will occur in Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. The total estimated cost of those weddings: more than $3.8 billion. The stats bear out that New York City, despite having more expensive weddings, is the country’s largest market for the wedding event industry.  Advertise your venue with us and gain tremendous exposure to the wedding market!


The problem for business owners is that there are inadequate resources for marketing directly to this market and get a small slice of that pie. Wedding Venue Guide solves that problem by being the best one-stop resource for wedding event planning in New York City. Research suggests that brides are using Internet resources to plan their weddings than ever before. Today, your return on marketing investment is greater with a stellar Google rank than with advertising in regional publications or on regional television. Wedding Venue Guide will get your venue seen and get you business results.

  • Total Estimated Cost, American  Weddings - $70 billion to $80 billion
  • Annual Average, New York City Weddings  – 116,000 weddings per year
  • Percentage of American Weddings, NYC – NYC hosts 5.6% of American weddings annually
  • Estimated 2012 Revenue, New York Metro  Market - $3,823,836,546
  • Top Research Resources for Brides,  2012 – Internet search engines – 79%; Wedding/bridal websites – 77%;  Wedding/bridal magazines – 65%
  • Wedding Cost Difference – NYC  weddings cost an average of 24% more than the typical American wedding  ($33,000 vs. $26,500)


Wedding Venue Guide is a one-stop online resource for wedding planners, providing databases of venues, restaurants, photographers and all your other wedding planning needs.