Ellis Island’s Kissing Post Can be a Part of Your Wedding

The kissing post, long ago

 Your wedding at Ellis Island becomes a part of our historic venue’s rich history. Think about how millions of immigrants passed through Ellis Island, on their way to starting a new life. Just like you’ll be doing when your wedding takes place in our grand, gorgeous landmark venue. Just look to the kissing post, supporting Ellis Island’s registry room: it’s a famous column at which millions of US immigrants reunited with family after completing their lengthy immigration process. When they moved towards the pillar, it marked a significant moment in their journey. This was where they would search for, and embrace, family members who came to welcome them to their new life.

Ellis Island staff members noticed the immigrant families in their joyful reunions at that column and named the spot “the kissing post,” and it remains marked by a plaque today.

That might be the spot where you choose to position your receiving line, or greet your guests on your own, or pose for deeply meaningful wedding photos. You’re both starting your new life and a new beginning, so the Kissing Post at Ellis Island is a unique and very special wedding element that you can bring into your wedding plans. Especially if you have ancestors who once met at that very spot…what a powerful wedding moment that will be for your families!


Newly-Engaged? Engagement Parties at Ellis Island Ring in Your Wedding Season in Style

Engagement parties are back, and an Ellis Island engagement party adds a dazzling element of luxury to the start of your wedding-planning season. Guests will be wowed by the scenery on their way over to the island, and your elegantly-arranged cocktail party or sit-down dinner will be unlike any engagement party your loved ones have ever seen or attended.

Visit us at http://thestatueofliberty.com/events/ to start your engagement party planning. We congratulate you on your exciting news, and we’re looking forward to making your engagement celebration unforgettable.

Spotlight on Ellis Island Weddings: Cocktails and Lounge in the Registry Room

At Ellis Island Weddings and Events, we create spectacular settings all throughout our vast landmark venue. Here, you’ll see the trendy, clublike lounge seating that we can arrange in our historic Registry Room, and our team helps to master the design of your luxury wedding’s cocktail party stations to show off the delectable gourmet fare you’ll serve to your guests.

This is just one of the many ways that we style our various rooms and spaces to suit your wedding or special event vision — just tell us about the kind of experience you’d like your guests to enjoy (wandering and mingling, lounge gathering, table seating, etc.) and we’ll help create a design matched to your specifications for your guests’ ultimate enjoyment of your unforgettable special event.