Best Time to Get Married in New York: The Ideal Season and Month for an NYC Wedding
When figuring out your wedding date, you may be wondering about the best time to get married in New York. What’s the best season for a New York wedding? What’s the best month to elope in NYC? Here, a monthly breakdown of the best time to get married in New York.
1. Fall: September, October, November
Fall in NYC has so much to offer: mild, comfortable temperature; little rain; and if you time it right, autumnal colors in late October and early November. Moreover, it’s not a mega-popular tourist time like summer or the winter holidays, meaning you’ll likely have an easier time photographing at the more iconic locations.
September averages: High 76° F, low 61°; 7 days of rain
October averages: High 64° F, low 50°; 6 days of rain
November averages: High 55° F, low 42°; 7 days of rain
Fall Weddings in NYC
2. Spring: March, April, May
I think spring is the second-best time to get married in New York. While March can still be a little frosty, it’s a good transitional month to take advantage of if you want to beat the spring crowds. In late March and early April you’ll see an amazing burst of cherry blossom trees in select locations, like the Brooklyn Botanic Garden or Central Park (there’s a part of the park named Cherry Hill for a reason!). April can be a little bit rainy, but on average it’s no wetter than other months of the year.
March averages: High 52° F, low 36°; 8 days of rain
April averages: High 64° F, low 45°; 8 days of rain
May averages: High 76° F, low 61°; 7 days of rain
Spring Weddings in NYC
3. Summer: June, July, August
Summer is for the couples who want plenty of sunshine. Though it can get humid, the warm summer nights more than make up for it, making it the perfect time for late-night outdoor dance party receptions and ceremonies on Long Island and the Jersey shore.
June averages: High 80° F, low 64°; 8 days of rain
July averages: High 84° F, low 69°; 8 days of rain
August averages: High 84° F, low 69°; 7 days of rain
Summer Weddings in NYC
4. Winter: December, January, February
Winter is a great time for fewer tourists, potentially cheaper pricing, and wedding photos in a blanket of snow. You can also benefit from the Christmas decor that pops up all over the city by early December. Typically, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting happens at the beginning of the month, and can make for very festive Christmas in New York wedding photos. Note, though, that the days tend to be shorter in the winter, so if you’re planing an evening ceremony, expect an early dinner to follow.
December averages: High 44° F, low 31°; 8 days of rain
January averages: High 39° F, low 26°; 8 days of rain
February averages: High 43° F, low 29°; 7 days of rain
Winter Weddings in NYC