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.
Smaller events might even be held outdoors on our grounds, with a dazzling view of the city skyline from the spot you choose to set up your outside tables or lounge seating for a cocktail party affair.
Contact our weddings and events team to bring your small wedding, engagement party, or post- destination wedding reception to life, treating your inner circle of VIP guests to an unparalleled wedding experience in elite style. We’ll take you on a tour of all of our beautiful soiree spaces and rooms, and guide you in setting up a ‘traveling’ party with, say, your cocktail party outdoors, your dinner in the beautiful brick wall area shown here, and then your dancing hours in the great hall, with a full orchestra, band, musician or Broadway performers putting on a show just for you.