(Closed) DW in NYC (from Scotland)

posted 6 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

July in NYC is usually quite warm. Expect temperatures between 32-36* celcius, sometimes higher. It is usually very humid. 85-90% humidity. Generally oppressive weather although sometimes you get a lucky break with a day here or there below 30*. There are frequent evening thunderstorms which make air traffic a real nightmare and ground traffic not much better. The rain doesn’t cool things off after; really just gives you 10 minutes of relief then turns to a sauna.

Being from the mid-Atlantic area, personally I’d say if you can set your date for May/early June or mid-September you will enjoy it a lot more.

Post # 4
2889 posts
Sugar bee

July and August will also be the most expensive time to fly for your guests. Have you considered April, May or early October for more mild weather and cheaper flights, hotel for a DW?

Post # 5
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The weather will be miserable. I absolutely wouldn’t get married outside in NYC in July. September or October would be nice.

Post # 6
4 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012


First of all, best of luck!  I’m from NY and live in Brooklyn.  I’ve heard very good things about Morans in Chelsea for small weddings: http://www.moransrestaurant.com/events-catering.html

If you want to venture out to Brooklyn, I’d suggest Frankie’s on Court St. They have a lovely garden area with a stable used for events: http://frankiesspuntino.com/events.html

One of my girlfriends had looked at Bubby’s in Brooklyn and loved it but the prices were steep.


July is very hot and humid in NYC.  I agree with slicey19 on the off season months.  I’m getting married in Nov because the prices are considerably cheaper. 

Again, good luck!

Post # 8
1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@wwbga:  I love New York & travel there as often as I can!  So although I don’t live there, I’ll add my input.

The best/most pleasant trip I ever took to NYC was in October.  It is gorgeous that time of year, and the weather has cooled down by then. The leaves are turning, the sun is typically shining, and the humidity is gone.  If you can swing it during that time frame, it would be PERFECT!

April isn’t (usually) too hot yet, but spring is the rainy season (“April showers” and all that), so I’d avoid it if you can.

Post # 10
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I live in NYC.  Today is June 30th and it’s already so hot that I don’t even want to leave my apartment.  I strongly suggest that you focus on October or April, or plan on an indoor wedding if you must choose a date in July or August.

If I were you, I’d focus on the first two weeks of October.  The trees will be changing colors, the air will be fabulously crisp, and it probably won’t be too cold yet.  Late September / early October is probably my favorite time of year here.

Early April might still be cold and/or rainy.  It depends on what kind of winter we’re having.

Post # 11
12 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

It’s really hot in NY at this time of the year. Maybe you could consider having an indoor wedding, if July is a most month.

I have been looking at venues myself and found this that I love so far for a small wedding like yours.

Del Posto Ristorante– Their Private Toscana Room


Or maybe find a location (like the Ritz Carlton Hotel) near Central Park so that you can have your pictures taken at Central Park and have your wedding inside.


But, yes, like everyone else is suggesting, I would do it in April/May or October for the best weather in NY for an outdoor wedding!


Post # 13
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

@wwbga:  I agree and I think your choice of the beginning of October will be perfect – the fall in NYC is so amazing! 

For venue recs, I would check out nymag.com/weddings and they should have a lot of different options – if you have a short list of finalists, feel free to post it here and I’m sure people will know at least some of them!

Post # 14
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@wwbga:  No guarantees of course, but the first week of October is usually gorgeous in NYC.  And October has the lowest average precipitation of any month, I believe, so the odds are definitely in your favor.  

Post # 15
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

October is beautiful in the city.  The park is gorgeous, the weather is crisp, sunny, and pleasant, and it’s probably the best smelling that the city gets… which is not very good but we take what we can get.  The leaves are at their height of color, and the mums are just finishing up their blooming season.  I am having an August wedding in the city, but of course, we’re all from here so we know what we’re getting ourselves into.  My brief trip to Scotland really leads me to believe you might not be real happy here in the summer.  Everything smells bad, you’re constantly walking up subway stairs and around on the black streets with full sun, and every year we even have a couple days where it gets over 100 degrees.  And it’s humid to boot, so you can forget about wearing makeup.  October is a great choice though!

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