Jesse Tyler Ferguson will marry in New York this summer.

The 'Modern Family' actor - who proposed to his boyfriend Justin Mikita in July but only announced it in September - wants to tie the knot in the city because it supports gay marriage.

He told Us Weekly: ''''We wanted to get married in New York, because that's where it's legal, so we want to support the state that's in support of us.

''It will take place in a beautiful loft space. It's so nice -- I can't wait to see it all done.

''The guest list is around the 200 mark -- which to me seems big -- but people are telling me it's not that bad.''

Jesse, 37, and 27-year-old Justin - who have been dating for two years - hope their union will eventually be considered official everywhere in the United States, where current marriage status between couples of the same sex is different from state to state.

Jesse revealed he had become engaged to Justin - a lawyer - in a video.

In a post on the website for the foundation Tie the Knot, which supports the fight for marriage equality, Jesse said: ''It's true, I popped the big Q.''

To which Justin replies: ''I said yes!''