Ellis Island’s manicured lawns served as the setting for Sheryl and Ray’s outdoor cocktail party, overlooking the NYC skyline. Here are some of the sweet moments from that celebration.
Just a few weeks ago, we welcomed a beautiful Ellis Island wedding, here in our historic wedding venue. Here are a few sneak peek images of this stunning wedding, with our thanks to James at Francois Pijuan (www.francois-pijuan.com ) for sharing these photos with us. We’re excited to share more visions of beauty from this July wedding on Ellis Island very soon.
Arti and Nandu’s Indian wedding on Ellis Island was a spectacular event! We’re so happy to share with you some images of their gorgeous day, planned by Sonal Shah of Sonal Shah Consultants, www.SJSEvents.com. Special thanks to R. Wagner Photography (www.rwagnersphotography.com ) for sending us these gorgeous photos of their big day.
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!