Wedding Celebrations on Liberty Island with an Up-Close View of the Statue of Liberty, and Our Elegant, Luxury Wedding Flair!

Liberty Island is home to the Statue of Liberty in all her majestic glory, but did you know that Liberty Island is also home to elegant weddings, chic rehearsal dinners, wedding cocktail parties, special milestone birthdays like bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs, anniversary parties, corporate galas at more? Our stately island setting, with its fabulous view of the Statue of Liberty, the harbor and the New York City skyline, welcomes your luxury celebration in top style and VIP professionalism.

Just an eight minute exclusive ferry ride from Battery Park, NYC or Liberty State Park, NJ, Liberty Island is ‘watched over’ by your tallest wedding guests, the Statue of Liberty, and your wedding guests will be treated to an up close and personal view of Lady Liberty’s most fascinating and breaktaking design details. We can even arrange for park rangers to be on hand, sharing FYIs about the statue with your guests. For instance:

Lady Liberty measures 305’1” from the ground to the top of her torch.

Liberty Island offers 12 acres overlooking New York City’s majestic harbor, with beautiful grounds for an outdoor celebration and for guests’ pre-reception gathering.  Your wedding guests will join Lady Liberty for a cocktail and a photo keepsake followed by dinner under a clear tent constructed to your specifications as you take in the stars and the Manhattan Skyline. Guests will dine in fine style, dance to the music of your wedding entertainers, and enjoy fabulous photo opportunities both inside and outside your tented celebration.

And how about the ultimate ending – a firework spectacular?

You might also choose to have your cocktail hour on Liberty Island, followed by dinner on Ellis Island for the ultimate adventure, the indulgence of a two-site wedding that your guests will love, a dazzlingly beautiful, scenic journey to the next stop in your wedding celebration, and even more photo opportunities! Weddings at Liberty Island offer so much magic, your guests will certainly call your wedding among the best they’ve ever attended. And you deserve the finest luxury wedding experience New York City has to offer.

Liberty Island Events welcome your guests list of 25 to 1,200 lucky people who get to share in the elegance and sophistication of your island wedding here at our historic venue transformed by your wedding design vision.

Visit the Liberty Island website to find out more about our spectacular setting and scenery, our tent celebrations, outdoor celebrations, our grand welcome for your guests, our layout plan, FYIs for your wedding planning needs, and to contact our team to help you make your special event on Liberty Island truly sensational!

Finding Ancestors: A Personalized Touch to Your Ellis Island Wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah or Other Family Celebration

Your ancestors shared this same view
Your ancestors shared this same view, and now you’re here celebrating “the good life” they hoped to provide

The family photos table has long been a special, sentimental and personalized touch to wedding decor, and now for your wedding at Ellis Island — or for a bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, sweet 16, quincenera, family reunion or other special celebration, you can create an even more wonderful tribute to your ancestors. Going way back, perhaps, to those who arrived at Ellis Island many generations ago.

Before your celebration day, visit the free Ellis Island passenger records search page and enter your ancestors’ names, and you may discover so much more about the generatios who came before you, and stepped right onto our historic landmark island as they created a new fate and new beginnings for your family tree. You may see not just the names but the ages of children, their city and country of origin, and perhaps even get to see their handwriting on the ship’s manifest. As well as a photo of the ship that carried them to our shores.

Adding such spectacular family history to your wedding, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah or other family event pays homage to the ancestors who embarked on a great adventure, leaving the past behind and looking forward to a glorious future — just as you’re doing with your wedding or your crossing into adulthood, or simply making this day a new day for your entire family gathered on Ellis Island.

We invite you now to take advantage of our available remaining dates for May and June tented affairs on our sprawling lawn and grounds, feasting on gourmet fare and sipping champagne and wine, enjoying the “good life” that your ancestors hoped so dearly to provide for their children and children’s children and all who would come from them.

This day of celebration at our historic venue would make them so proud, and you’ll feel them here with you as you raise your classes in toasts and cheers to the joyful time you’re celebrating right now.

Ellis Island Weddings: Elegance is Back as a Top Wedding Trend for 2013

During the past few years, it seemed everyone was having 1920s-inspired garden weddings, or rustic barn weddings with mason jar centerpieces and wildflowers, and as lovely as those styles are, the new wedding trends for 2013 have been announced by www.TheWeddingReport.com. Elegance, formality, and romance are back as leading wedding styles for this year’s wedding couples, and Ellis Island Weddings are pure elegance and class, luxury celebrations that offer so many elements of the additional top wedding trends and styles. Continue reading