Ellis Island Weddings: Spotlight on Small Weddings

If you think Ellis Island Weddings can only be large and lavish, with hundreds of guests — since our amazing landmark venue is so vast — think again. We host weddings and special events for groups as small as 25 people, delivering the same elite service as we do to our grander events. With a smaller wedding group, you have the advantage of using some of our most fascinating rooms and areas, such as the space show here, set to dinner perfection with beautiful luxury tablescapes and lovely lighting effects. You can also book our upstairs rooms, or have your tables arranged by the balcony rails, overlooking the grand hall with its floor illuminated with specialty lighting, such as your wedding monogram, initials, even a pattern to match the lace of your gown or the design of your invitations. And of course, your wedding or special event setting can be dramatically and gorgeously set in our grand hall, with your one long table or small cluster of guest tables spotlit in the center of the space. Continue reading

Ellis Island Weddings and Events: A Night Wedding

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A look at what your nighttime wedding can be on Ellis Island, lit up in gorgeous colors such as this elegant pink and ivory setting…with one very special illuminated wedding guest in the background. The draped columns are the essence of a luxury ceremony setting in such grand scale, and you have your choice of color schemes to create your dream wedding. The city lights, the event lighting, the Statue of Liberty…all make for an unforgettable wedding experience. Continue reading

Ellis Island Weddings and Events: Romantic Red

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The romantic reds of this Ellis Island Wedding set the tone for an elegant, upscale event, with plenty of flickering candlelight setting the mood for an unforgettable celebration. The stage is also set with a grand piano and room-matching red uplights behind the stage keep this scene gorgeous and passionate. Look up, and it’s reds and oranges illuminating our lofty ceiling space. It’s simply glamorous and sophisticated, in solid-color lighting effects that impress. Continue reading

Ellis Island Weddings — We Answer Your Questions

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Ellis Island weddings are grand, spectacular affairs, and we know you probably have some initial questions about hosting the most amazing day of your life here at our very special wedding venue. So, from the Ellis Island Weddings website, here are some FAQs to get you started Continue reading

Making an Entrance: Guests Arrive at Your Ellis Island Wedding on a Private Boat

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Your luxury wedding on Ellis Island begins, for your guests, with an exciting on-the-water excursion via a private boat ride exclusively for your wedding group. Since we are an island destination, the only way to reach us is via boat, which creates the same VIP feel that so many celebrity brides and grooms arrange for their guests…a scenic and festive ride past breathtaking scenery, and the electric buzz of guests gazing out at the island and the Statue of Liberty growing nearer and more majestic by the minute. Continue reading

Ellis Island Weddings: Impressive from Moment One

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When guests arrive at your Ellis Island Wedding, they’ll be mesmerized from Moment One. Just look at the lighting effects possible at the entrance to your wedding celebration, and this is only one example of what can be arranged to begin your luxury wedding in an unforgettable way. Continue reading

Ellis Island Luxury Weddings on a Grand Scale

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Ellis Island Weddings are grand, spacious affairs, with the entire museum space devoted to your luxury event. With such an enormous, impressive space to call your own, your guests’ tables will not just be ornate, but set far apart for a more grandiose effect — filling the ballroom with elegantly-set table after elegantly-set table in a purposefully-stylized arrangement that creates an overall effect of a sea of candlelight, color, and textile finery. Continue reading

Ellis Island Weddings Dazzle With Lighting Effects

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Luxury weddings are known for their spectacular decor, and no wedding trend is bigger right now than specialty lighting. Fabulous lighting effects can transform any ballroom space into a magical scene, but here at Ellis Island with our lofty ceilings and spectacular architecture, lighting effects really create an unforgettable ambiance. Your guests who have visited Ellis Island before will not believe this is the same historic site they experienced in the past, and guests who have never stepped foot in our landmark will be truly impressed with your lavish designs and decor. Continue reading

Ellis Island Weddings Mixes Elegance with Trendy Club-Style Effects

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Ellis Island Weddings combine the best of both worlds: spacious layout for your round or long guest tables, and the hot wedding trend of providing club-like seating areas where guests can gather and mingle throughout your event. Continue reading