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If recent studies are to be believed, a typical Manhattan wedding costs $76,328, while ceremonies in the outer boroughs ring in at $49,781—which is still almost $20,000 over the national average. Those numbers are brain-breakingly high enough to make budget-conscious couples contemplate heading south of the border to Jersey...but there's another way.
Surprise, surprise—New York City is home to a number of affordable wedding venues, from converted carriage houses and Brooklyn art galleries to private clubs that bend their door policies for couples saying "I do."
We've mapped out our favorites, below. A few tips before we get started: consider booking your space for a Friday evening, Sunday afternoon, or weekday for maximum savings. And remember—when it comes to wedding planning, everything is negotiable.Read More