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!