The Ellis Island Wedding of Sheryl and Raymond 7.5.14 Part 3

 

A look at the delectable wedding cocktail party menu items from Sheryl and Raymond’s stunning outdoor Ellis Island cocktail party. With our island setting, and as a top choice for a luxury wedding, seafood bars made for a perfectly indulgent wedding cocktail party menu choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our thanks to wedding photographer Fadi Kheir (www.fadikheir.com ) for sharing these images with us!

 

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!

 

Dramatic Wedding Venues: One of the Top Wedding Trends for 2014

The list of top wedding trends for 2014 has just come out, and ‘Dramatic Wedding Venue’ takes the top spot for locations! TheWeddingReport.com says that in 2014, weddings will take place in gorgeous glam settings with high ceilings, amazing windows, architectural Wow Factor, sensational views, and a little bit of history. Each one of those must-haves for a dramatic wedding setting is right here at Ellis Island!

Take a look at our stunning window above, and visit our site http://thestatueofliberty.com/events/ellis-island/ to see photos of our high ceiling illuminated by special effects lighting and a glam glow of color. And as for ‘a little bit of history,’ that’s an understatement for the rich history of our historic venue.

Inside and out, Ellis Island is an ultra-dramatic wedding setting, and your designers will love you for choosing such a spectacular site where they can bring your biggest décor dreams to life.

What else is on the top wedding trends 2014 list? Eco-friendly settings, and yes, we fit that trend as well. We’ve won awards for our green practices, and we’re proud to be recognized as a leading eco-friendly venue in the NYC area.

We look forward to meeting you, and we look forward to seeing what you’d like your Ellis Island wedding to look like. You can work magic with our dramatic venue, creating the wedding of your dreams that doesn’t just meet the trends — it sets new ones!