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 Events: When You Have A Small Wedding Guest List



With a wedding venue as vast as our historic landmark ballroom, you might think your smaller, more intimate wedding would get lost in the space…but an array of creative wedding decor and design trends transform the Ellis Island Registry Room into the perfect size for your wedding celebration.

Our wedding planning team can arrange for tall gauzy curtained walls to create a special welcome entryway, accented further by elegant tables set to glow with under-set LED lights, plus dreamy uplighting in front of each table as well as those curtain walls. In the dim lighting of our ballroom, guests see the colorful lighting effects beckoning them to your party space, which is then further enhanced by more luxury event lighting…decorative light projected onto the floor, as seen here. Continue reading