The Statue of Liberty Barbie Is Invited to Ellis Island Weddings!

The Statue of Liberty is a guest of honor at every Liberty Island Wedding, and admires your big day from a close distance when you’re among our circle of Ellis Island wedding couples.

She’s a grand and breathtaking figure at Ellis Island weddings, and many of our wedding couples love to honor her in creative ways, such as choosing a Statue of Liberty-themed wedding invitation or displaying a Statue of Liberty figure on their wedding dessert bar or family photos table, welcoming your wedding guests to our landmark wedding venue.

Since a big wedding trend is incorporating fun and playful design elements with a callback to your childhood, we thought we’d inspire you with the Statue of Liberty Barbie Doll (Dolls of the World Landmark Collection)

Created as part of the 30th anniversary of Barbie’s Dolls of the World®, the Landmark Collection brings world-famous landmarks to life through Barbie® fashion. Since the Statue of Liberty is one of the most-visited landmarks in the world, Mattel honored her with a Barbie doll all her own! And we must say, her dress is quite lovely, as is her 4th of July printed clutch and her Statue of Liberty-inspired crown!

At 13.3 inches high, your Statue of Liberty Barbie dolls can take a place at the centers of each of your guest tables in our Registry Room, surrounded by flowers and candles or illuminated by special lighting, or you might surround her with sweets on your wedding’s lavish desserts table. As mentioned, she can join your family photos table, look over your guest book, or –another big wedding trend! – you might surprise your little girl wedding guests and flowergirls with Statue of Liberty Barbies awaiting them at their table, in gift bags personalized to them.

As glamorous and elegant as weddings are at Ellis Island, with pure luxury surrounding you in our grand historic venue transformed by your designs into a glam wedding wonderland, there’s always room for a touch of whimsy and for another fabulously-dressed wedding guest!

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: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/statue-of-liberty-bust/s177117

Newly-Engaged? Ellis Island Weddings Are Pure Luxury

If you’re among the happy couples who have gotten engaged over the Thanksgiving and Hanukkah week, we send you our congratulations and welcome you to plan your dream wedding celebration here at Ellis Island, transforming our sprawling historic venue with breathtaking views into your own wedding vision.

Here are 10 ways that Ellis Island creates weddings of pure luxury and elegance:

1. So much space! With private use of our grounds and lawn space, as well as our historic building, you can create ‘rooms’ and areas for your ceremony, cocktail party, reception space for dancing, lounge areas, and more.

2. Gorgeous architecture: Our historic venue features beautiful details everywhere you look, which makes for phenomenal wedding photos and an already-there stunning backdrop for any lighting or décor you plan.

3. We’re a green wedding venue: We’ve won awards for our eco-friendly practices, energy use, recycling and everything green, so your wedding will be on the top trend of eco-smart event planning.

4. You get the entire island to yourself. Inside and out. Pure privacy, which means no crashers to worry about, and our team’s attention devoted entirely to your event.

5. The Knot chose one of our recent weddings as among the best weddings of 2013!

6. Stunning scenery. Your guests will take in the views in daylight when our ferry glides them past the New York City skyline, and then at night that same skyline lights up like magic.

7. Wedding experts create gorgeous wedding events here. Our high ceilings create beautiful lighting opportunities and tall floral centerpiece space, our grounds let them set custom bars and cabanas all around, and the top wedding coordinators in the city have shown off their work here at Ellis Island on the top wedding blogs and in the top wedding magazines.

8. You can have your own fireworks. With the Statue of Liberty and the NYC skyline as your backdrop, your own personal fireworks show caps off your perfect wedding day.

9. Your family history may be honored. Over 40% of Americans can trace their lineage through Ellis Island, and if you locate your ancestors among our easy-search records or on our Wall of Honor, you add an unforgettable element of family history to your big day.

10. With a ferry ride to your own private island, it’s like having a destination wedding without losing days and expense to travel, and your friends and family will be so happy to enjoy your wedding weekend here in the exciting New York City area.

Visit us at http://thestatueofliberty.com/events/ellis-island/ to find out more about Ellis Island Weddings, as well as the big trend of a cocktail hour on Liberty Island and then a ferry ride to Ellis Island for your reception!

Exciting News! The Lucky Date of 11/12/13 is OPEN at Ellis Island and Liberty Island

Everyone’s talking about 11/12/13 — this year’s next Lucky Date for weddings, and we’re excited to let you know that this date is OPEN for a your Ellis Island wedding, Liberty Island wedding, or any special celebration you’d like to have here at our luxury event venues.

Since Ellis Island’s gorgeous grounds and spectacular views of the New York City skyline and Statue of Liberty make our site a top spot for special celebrations, you might grab our open lucky date for your:

* Engagement party

* Rehearsal dinner outdoor lobster bake

* Anniversary party

* Bar mitzvah

* Bat mitzvah

* Sweet 16

* Post destination wedding reception

* Corporate celebration

* Awards dinner

And any special event that you’d love to be made all the more special by our amazing setting, fabulous grounds, glamorous ballroom, and stunning views in every direction.

Contact us today to grab up the lucky date of 11/12/13 for your unforgettable wedding or special celebration!

 

The View Above at a Tented Liberty Island Wedding

When your beautiful wedding takes place on Liberty Island, you can arrange for a clearspan tent to be constructed according to your specifications. In any type of weather, you and your wedding guests will be completely comfortable, with a stunning and unobstructed view of the Statue of Liberty, majestic in daytime and dramatically-lit in the evening. It’s quite a view.

You’ll also get a breathtaking view of the sunset sky, glowing in spectacular pinks, purples and golds, adding an extra dimension to the lavish wedding décor you plan for inside your tent. You and your wedding planning team can even use those sunset colors to help create your wedding motif, such as a beautiful royal blue or purple design in your wedding guest table linens and additional magazine-worthy wedding décor. Your band can be lit in shades of purple and blue – two top-trend wedding colors right now. Your bar can be lit to match the sky above. Or, as you see here, perhaps you’ll use green among your wedding colors to coordinate with our trees in full view.

Liberty Island is a grand location for your dream wedding, rich in history and maintained with the utmost of care by our teams so that the venue is pure perfection for your dream wedding day. And did we mention that we’re an eco-friendly wedding venue?

Check out Liberty Island here, see pictures of our wedding and corporate events, and contact us to book your Liberty Island wedding for an unforgettable and beautiful celebration.

Wedding Celebrations on Liberty Island with an Up-Close View of the Statue of Liberty, and Our Elegant, Luxury Wedding Flair!

Liberty Island is home to the Statue of Liberty in all her majestic glory, but did you know that Liberty Island is also home to elegant weddings, chic rehearsal dinners, wedding cocktail parties, special milestone birthdays like bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs, anniversary parties, corporate galas at more? Our stately island setting, with its fabulous view of the Statue of Liberty, the harbor and the New York City skyline, welcomes your luxury celebration in top style and VIP professionalism.

Just an eight minute exclusive ferry ride from Battery Park, NYC or Liberty State Park, NJ, Liberty Island is ‘watched over’ by your tallest wedding guests, the Statue of Liberty, and your wedding guests will be treated to an up close and personal view of Lady Liberty’s most fascinating and breaktaking design details. We can even arrange for park rangers to be on hand, sharing FYIs about the statue with your guests. For instance:

Lady Liberty measures 305’1” from the ground to the top of her torch.

Liberty Island offers 12 acres overlooking New York City’s majestic harbor, with beautiful grounds for an outdoor celebration and for guests’ pre-reception gathering.  Your wedding guests will join Lady Liberty for a cocktail and a photo keepsake followed by dinner under a clear tent constructed to your specifications as you take in the stars and the Manhattan Skyline. Guests will dine in fine style, dance to the music of your wedding entertainers, and enjoy fabulous photo opportunities both inside and outside your tented celebration.

And how about the ultimate ending – a firework spectacular?

You might also choose to have your cocktail hour on Liberty Island, followed by dinner on Ellis Island for the ultimate adventure, the indulgence of a two-site wedding that your guests will love, a dazzlingly beautiful, scenic journey to the next stop in your wedding celebration, and even more photo opportunities! Weddings at Liberty Island offer so much magic, your guests will certainly call your wedding among the best they’ve ever attended. And you deserve the finest luxury wedding experience New York City has to offer.

Liberty Island Events welcome your guests list of 25 to 1,200 lucky people who get to share in the elegance and sophistication of your island wedding here at our historic venue transformed by your wedding design vision.

Visit the Liberty Island website to find out more about our spectacular setting and scenery, our tent celebrations, outdoor celebrations, our grand welcome for your guests, our layout plan, FYIs for your wedding planning needs, and to contact our team to help you make your special event on Liberty Island truly sensational!

The Statue of Liberty May Be Closed to Visitors, but Luxury Weddings are ON at Ellis Island Weddings and Events

While the news is abuzz about the Statue of Liberty being closed to visitors right now, with a 4th of July open date just announced, we can get you exclusive, advance VIP access to our Ellis Island wedding venue so that you’re among an elite circle of brides who get to have their weddings or rehearsal dinners in one of the most beautiful and historic venues in the world.

Right now, we’re welcoming spring 2013 brides and grooms to hold their outdoor weddings on Ellis Island, where your guests will be transported in grand style via private ferries to our island home, and welcomed by a lineup of our formally-attired staff offering flutes of champagne upon their arrival.

Your cocktail party on our sprawling lawns offers a stunning view of the New York City skyline and of course a closer view of the Statue of Liberty than anyone else gets right now. Our luxury wedding couples enjoy this visual treat and the majesty of the statue’s details in person and in their wedding photos. Picture your guests mingling on the Ellis Island lawn with your signature cocktails in hand, gathering at lavish seating areas featuring stylish couches and tables or in fabric-draped cabanas, stepping up to a neon-lit bar, delighting in gourmet cocktail party fare and taking amazing photos of their own in your sensational wedding location.

You might also plan a sit-down reception in the open-air, with the city lights providing an unparalleled view all around you, and a band and direct-from-Broadway performers adding energy and excitement to your first dance under the stars and the ensuing celebration. Including fireworks.

We didn’t let Superstorm Sandy ruin our wedding couples’ dreams. We ‘took it outside’ to offer our wedding finesse and fantasy setting to you right now, for your unforgettable wedding. Contact Ellis Island Weddings and Events to grab your spring 2013 wedding date and start planning all the details of your breathtaking outdoor wedding at our historic wedding locale.

 

Ellis Island Weddings and Events: A Night Wedding

Ellis island Night Wedding

A look at what your nighttime wedding can be on Ellis Island, lit up in gorgeous colors such as this elegant pink and ivory setting…with one very special illuminated wedding guest in the background. The draped columns are the essence of a luxury ceremony setting in such grand scale, and you have your choice of color schemes to create your dream wedding. The city lights, the event lighting, the Statue of Liberty…all make for an unforgettable wedding experience. Continue reading

Welcome to Ellis Island Luxury Weddings

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A new beginning. A new life.

Ellis Island is the iconic location for new beginnings, and since your wedding marks the start of your own new beginning and new life, your own adventure into a brand new world of married life, we invite you to be inspired and enchanted at our spectacular location — rich in history, spectacular in scenery and the home of luxury, extravagant weddings. Continue reading