Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2022 and 2023

The wedding industry is a lucrative one, with an estimated $50 billion spent on weddings each year. The average cost of a wedding today is about $30,000, which can include the venue, catering, flowers, entertainment, photography, etc. With all that money being invested into your big day, it’s important to make sure you get what you pay for. 

There are so many options available. It can become overwhelming for anyone that’s planning their dream wedding. It’s easy to feel like you don’t know where to start, and that’s why we’re here to help. We’ve compiled 2022 and 2023 wedding dates that you may want to avoid or consider. We hope this list will assist you with finding the perfect date for your Central Park wedding. You deserve to have your perfect day. 

Potential Wedding Dates to Avoid or Consider

New Year’s Day

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Sunday, January 1, 2023


Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 17, 2022

Monday, January 16, 2023


Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 14, 2022

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 21, 2022

Monday, February 20, 2023


Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Sunday, April 2, 2023



The evening of Friday, April 15 through the evening of Friday, April 22, 2022

The evening of Wednesday, April 5 through the evening of Wednesday, April 12, 2023


Easter Sunday 

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Sunday, April 9, 2023


Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Sunday, May 14, 2023


Father’s Day

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Sunday, June 18, 2023


Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2022

Monday, May 29, 2023


Independence Day

Monday, July 4, 2022

Tuesday, July 4, 2023


Labor Day

Monday, September 5, 2022

Monday, September 4, 2023


Patriot Day

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Monday, September 11, 2023


Indigenous Peoples’ Day(Columbus Day)

Monday, October 10, 2022

Monday, October 9, 2023



Monday, October 31, 2022

Tuesday, October 31, 2023


Veterans Day

Friday, November 11, 2022

Saturday, November 11, 2023



Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thursday, November 23, 2023


National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Thursday, December 7, 2023


Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Sunday, December 24, 2023


Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Monday, December 25, 2023


New Year’s Eve

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Sunday, December 31, 2023



Saturday, April 2 through Sunday, May 1, 2022

Wednesday, March 22 through Thursday, April 20, 2023


Ram Navami

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Thursday, March 30, 2023


Eid al-Fitr

Monday, May 2 through Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Friday, April 21 through Saturday, April 22, 2023


Eid al-Adha

Saturday, July 9 through Sunday, July 10, 2022

Wednesday, June 28 through Thursday, June 29, 2023


Tisha B’Av

Friday, August 5 through Saturday, August 6, 2022

Wednesday, July 26 through Thursday, July 27, 2023


Krishna Janmashtami

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Wednesday, September 6, 2023


Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 25 through Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17, 2023


Yom Kippur

Tuesday, October 4 through Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Sunday, September, 24 through Monday, September 25, 2023



Monday, December 26, 2022 through Sunday, January 1, 2023

Tuesday, December 26, 2023 through Monday, January 1, 2024


Final Four

New Orleans, LA

Saturday, April 2, 2022 

Monday, April 4, 2022 


Houston, TX

Saturday, April 1, 2023 

Monday, April 3, 2023 


Super Bowl Sunday

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Sunday, February 5, 2023


Grey Cup 

Sunday, 27th, 2022

Sunday, November 27th, 2023


The Academy Awards

Sunday, March 27, 2022


April Fool’s Day

Friday, April 1, 2022

Saturday, April 1, 2023


Friday the 13th

Friday, May 13th, 2022

Friday, January 13th, 2023

Friday, October 13th, 2023


Friday The 13th Superstitions

Friday the 13th is believed to be an unlucky day because of a tragic event that happened in New York City dating back to 1908. A young boy had been playing with his friends in a nearby quarry where he drowned. People claimed to see him everywhere after that. He became known as "The Lake Monster" and in some parts of America, Friday the 13th is still considered to be bad luck; and people who believe in these superstitions may avoid marrying on this day. However, across the world in Europe, the number 13 is actually considered to be a lucky number. Therefore, it’s common for people to use the number thirteen when making important decisions. 

Hopefully, by now you have an idea of when you’d like to get married. Whatever date you choose, there is no better time to plan than now! Step into your moment, in Iconic Central Park. We help you plan, navigate and manage all the details it takes to create the ceremony of your dreams in Central Park. 


Browse our venues and curated packages, find the one that speaks to you, and we’ll take care of the rest.  


We’ll connect you with your wedding team to start bringing your ceremony to life through expert guidance.


Exchange your vows, in front of those you care about most, and love every moment of it. 

About Happenings™ 

Based in Manhattan, Happenings™ founder Tom Noel would often take a walk through Central Park. In 2008, during one of his walks, he stopped to sit at one of his favorite iconic locations in the Park, the Bethesda Fountain. There, Mr. Noel noticed that the intrinsic beauty that surrounded him was not being fully harnessed. He also realized that not a single business provided the exclusiveness of an affordable and high-quality event planner. Determined to change this, Happenings™ was born.  

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