Whether you are planning an elaborate destination wedding in the city that never sleeps, or you are a born, raised, and have never left the big apple New Yorker, there is no better place to throw a wedding than New York City.

Here are 10 reasons why New York City is the best place to have a wedding.

1. Pre and post nuptials, there’s so much to do!

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There is an endless amount of activities to do in New York.

If family and friends are flying into town early for rehearsal dinners and other pre-wedding events, you won’t have to worry about entertainment outside of those activities. 

Guests will be able to walk outside and get lost in the city lights and incredible food options.

2. You won’t have to twist anyone’s arm to come to New York.

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Even people who proclaim to hate New York love New York. People are willing to pay a lot of money to travel here because there is so much to do and see. 

It will also give people an excuse to visit in addition to celebrating you and your significant other.

3. Endless Instagram photo ops!

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Walking down any street in New York provides an incredible and unforgettable backdrop for stunning photos. 

4. Infinite wedding venue possibilities.

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What kind of venues can you book in NYC? The possibilities are endless.

The concrete jungle has a surprising amount of greenery, even right in the middle of the city.

Hidden rooftop gardens, a classic catholic church, or even get married on a yacht while you float by the twinkling lights of Manhattan.

5. Believe it or not, you don’t have to spend a fortune for a unique wedding.

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Did you know you can have a wedding in Central Park for a minimal fee? 

Or get married at City Hall and spend your wedding budget galavanting around town.

6. A celebrity could photobomb your wedding photos.

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The popularity of New York knows no bounds, which is why so many celebrities are spotted around town – and even sometimes not spotted until they show up in your wedding photos!

Tom Hanks, Zach Braff , and Jeff Goldblum have all been caught photobombing wedding photos, just to name a few!

7. Same sex marriage couples are welcome with open arms!

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Unfortunately, some parts of the country are still in the stone age but New York City would never!

You can find endless possibilities of vendors –myself included! – who want to make your day special. 

All types of love are welcome here!

8. New York is historic and iconic.

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There is so much history in New York City, and there are so many options for getting married where people will say, “No way! You’re getting married there?!”


Check out Harpers Bazaar’s 18 Best Wedding Venues in New York City.

9.Transportation is never a problem.

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Drink and be merry, because you don’t need to fret about you or your guests driving as transportation is plentiful!

Don’t worry about the hassle of a car and parking.

Take a cab, an uber, get a cool shot in your wedding garb in the subway, or just walk.

10. An incredible vendor for any event.

The possibilities in New York City are endless, and if you have a unique request – there’s a guy for that.

From the venues to menus, you can find anyone to do anything – expertly!

Don’t forget the wedding planner!

Alinato Events is an expert on New York City weddings! We can help you plan your wedding from the invites to the last dance song, or just be there the day of to make sure everything runs smoothly. 

 If you are interested in having a wedding in New York City, contact us today!