Your Wedding Cocktail Party Scenery on Ellis Island

As magnificent as Ellis Island’s historic venue is, one of the elements that sets us apart as a breathtaking site for weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and other special celebration are the views from our outdoor wedding areas and outdoor cocktail party settings.

Your gests will be surrounded by beauty at every turn, from the dazzling colors of the sunset glittering golden on the water, the up-close amazement of the Statue of Liberty’s details, the phenomenal effects of the New York City skyline transforming before your guests’ eyes during sunset as an architectural wonder and in nighttime as a spectacular vista of city lights.

Those fabulous professionally-taken photographs of your wedding or party details, from the cocktail party buffet stations to the bar stocked with the finest wines, champagnes and liquors, become even more phenomenal when you have a view of the harbor, the State of Liberty and the New York City skyline behind them. Detail shots of your menu items, your cake, your flowers, and sparkling crystal decor items become extra-fabulous, and with our setting and scenery adding extra magic to your luxury wedding’s look — indoors or outside — you might just find your wedding chosen for inclusion in a bridal magazine or on a top wedding blog. The Ellis Island site and views can take each of your wedding design elements and add extra Wow Factor to impress your guests, and make your wedding memories last forever.

A big trend among our wedding, party and corporate gala hosts is to plan the cocktail party outdoors to capture our unique and amazing sunset scenery, with our top-tier service and event design making outdoor weddings and outdoor parties in NYC a magical scene, lit by Mother Nature…and then the party proceeds inside to our beautifully-set and beautifully-lit ballroom.

A wedding or party at Ellis Island is a feast for the eyes, a treat for all senses, and that’s just from our setting alone. Once you add in fablous wedding decor and exellent entertainment, your event is pure magic.

Contact us today to book your outdoor wedding or party this summer, and of course to find out about our availabilities in 2014.

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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: The Long Table Wedding Trend

Ellis Island Weddings may take place at a landmark venue with a long history, with ultra-high ceilings and storied rooms that once welcomed awe-inspired immigrants to the new world, but it’s home now to modern, luxury weddings designed with the latest wedding trends to glorious effect. Some of the most talented wedding coordinators in the New York City and surrounding areas have transformed our architecturally-breathtaking site into the trendiest celebration spaces with masterful use of lighting, luxury fabrics, sparkling crystal details, fabulous florals, club-like seating areas and the biggest trend right now: long seating tables for guests. Continue reading