Statue of Liberty Centerpieces at Your Ellis Island Wedding

Now is the time to stock up on this lovely wedding-white State of Liberty bust, available in-stores at Crate and Barrel. Invite Lady Liberty to attend your wedding on Ellis Island as a table centerpiece focal point, surrounded by flowers and candles, or have her stand tall from the center of your wedding dessert table, surrounded by macarons, mini cupcakes, mini pastries, and other top trends in wedding dessert bar treats.

You might also place this Statue of Liberty décor piece at your guest book table, at one of your drinks stations, or on your family wedding photos table (an idea we love if you have photos of ancestors who arrived through Ellis Island — what a nice tribute to them!)

The white glossy style of this décor item works equally well with a Pop Art wedding theme, or in an elegant, classic, ultra-formal wedding setting. You give this piece personality by surrounding her with your choice of décor, lighting, or florals.

Ellis Island Weddings often include Lady Liberty in their details, from Statue of Liberty-themed wedding invitations, save the dates, menu cards, wedding favors and as a motif in wedding video montages played in our historic ballroom. How will you include Lady Liberty in your dream wedding?

Find your Statue of Liberty bust at Crate and Barrel stores, using their in-store finder:

Ellis Island Weddings: Our Wedding Video

Ellis Island Weddings are stunning and unforgettable, with luxury wedding details lighting up our historic venue, and outdoor concert and wedding fireworks lighting up the place. And your ceremony here on our grounds could have that spectacular NYC skyline behind it! Our video shares some of our recent wedding images and more information about the magic and majesty of an Ellis Island wedding.

A Nighttime Wedding Ceremony with a View of the NYC Skyline

Outdoor wedding ceremonies don’t always have to take place in the daytime. On Ellis Island, your ceremony can be held at night, with fantastic lighting and with the stunning  NYC skyline as your wedding ceremony backdrop.

The design here is courtesy of Jung Lee of Fete Events, one of the most esteemed wedding planners in New York City.

The Knot Editors Pick for Best Weddings 2013: Ali and Dan’s Ellis Island Wedding


All photos by Maloman Photography.

Ali and Dan’s October wedding celebration here on Ellis Island is The Knot Editors’ Pick for Best Weddings of 2013!

Elissa Held Events created a spectacular Ellis Island wedding for this gorgeous couple, with our historic NYC venue creating a dramatic atmosphere, making it one of the best weddings of the year.

Here are some details from The Knot:

Ali and Dan wanted a Tuscan feel for their decor drawing on both their cultural backgrounds while using a color palette of Oranges and Hot Pinks. Elissa Held Events brought in a 12 foot working fountain, potted Orange Trees and Statuaries to break up the enormous space of the Great Hall. Frost Lighting enhanced the space by splashing brightly colored lighting on the walls, ceiling and floors.

See The Knot’s entire story on Ali & Dan’s Ellis Island wedding here:

 And visit our site to find out how your wedding at Ellis Island can come to life, beautifully, unforgettably, and perhaps even catching the eye of The Knot editors:

Ellis Island Weddings and Events: Spotlight on a Romantic Evening Picnic

When you book your wedding or special event at our landmark venue, you might choose the big celebrity trend of having two locations for your wedding. At Ellis Island Weddings and Events, we offer the priceless chance to have your luxury wedding encompass both Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Perhaps you’ll start your celebration with an open-air cocktail party on Liberty Island, with your guests enjoying spectacular photo opportunities with the Statue of Liberty, and then your celebration progresses to Ellis Island for your grand ballroom reception.

Or, you might decide on an evening picnic right on Liberty Island, with our team’s expert help in designing the perfect layout of outdoor seating, celebrity wedding-planner favorite pillows on the ground for cozy gatherings, and romantic lanterns in the trees. A daytime into nighttime wedding or special celebration gives you our islands to design as you wish, wowing your wedding guests with the lavishness of your decor vision, mixed with the awesome views of the city from all corners of our impressive island venues.

A Fun and Historic Entrance to Your Ellis Island Wedding or Event

A spectacular wedding, bar or bat mitzvah or corporate event starts with a grand entrance. Since your lavish celebration takes place here, in our landmark historic site, you have the unique opportunity to plan an entrance unlike any other, one that’s tailored to the rich legacy of Ellis Island itself.

Imagine your guests’ delight when they disembark from their ferry ride to the island to find costumed actors, in character, dressed in period outfits, welcoming your friends, family and colleagues to the island, encouraging them to step forward into a New World, welcoming them in a fabulous performance that just touches subtly upon the arrival of those long-ago immigrants setting foot on the island to begin their new grand adventure. Continue reading

An Ellis Island Wedding Is An Eco-Friendly Wedding

Evelyn Hill Inc. is a third generation family owned company that has been the exclusive concessionaire for the National Park Service for the past 80 years, and in that time, the company has become a leader and award-winner in sustainability methods, which means your luxury wedding will also be a green wedding. Continue reading

Ellis Island Weddings and Events: Romantic Red

Ellis island red wedding

The romantic reds of this Ellis Island Wedding set the tone for an elegant, upscale event, with plenty of flickering candlelight setting the mood for an unforgettable celebration. The stage is also set with a grand piano and room-matching red uplights behind the stage keep this scene gorgeous and passionate. Look up, and it’s reds and oranges illuminating our lofty ceiling space. It’s simply glamorous and sophisticated, in solid-color lighting effects that impress. Continue reading