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.

An Outdoor Wedding on Ellis Island Leads to Dancing Under the Stars

People come from all over the world to experience the magic of the New York City skyline, and when your outdoor wedding is held on historic Ellis Island, the glittering skyline of the city is your wedding’s spectacular backdrop! With a view as magical as this one, your outdoor wedding celebration held on our grounds gets its own lightshow, courtesy of the city’s dazzling lights and on a clear night, you also get the romantic thrill of dancing under the stars during your luxury wedding celebration.

Here is a look at an outdoor Ellis Island design in daytime, with those trendy overhead lights adding a festive element to your wedding décor:

And here is a pretty look at how the most modern outdoor garden party décor trends for your post-ceremony cocktail party works with the city skyline behind it:

Outdoor weddings on Ellis Island, and also on Liberty Island, are in-demand now as more couples wish to incorporate a sense of place into their big day designs, and when New York City has a special place in your heart, or in your love story, there’s no better place for your beautiful wedding than here on our Island, with our spectacular setting dedicated just to your wedding or special celebration. Our island is yours and yours alone, and that dance under the stars awaits you. Contact us for more information about our lovely summertime outdoor weddings, and our indoor wedding dates available this fall.

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: 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 Corporate Events: Surprise Guests With an Amazing Live Musical Performance

Wedding guests love surprises, and the vastness of Ellis Island presents opportunities that very few — if any — other wedding venues can offer: as such a big, sprawling and beautiful NYC wedding venue with so many different party locations both indoors and out, you get to design your luxury wedding with the surprise element of a musical performance anywhere on the grounds. You do, after all, have the run of the entire island all to yourself, and it’s a rare wedding couple who can say that about their wedding location. Continue reading

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