A Dramatic Before and After View of Weddings at Ellis Island

The Before Picture of our Ballroom at the National Monument


The After Picture of Ellis Island Transformed for a Glamorous Wedding

Ellis Island as your wedding location offers pure magic in how you can create your dream wedding scene in our vast and lofty historic site, with our high ceilings and lots of space for your guests’ tables, dance floor, performance stage and breathtaking décor. The best wedding planners in the NYC, NJ and surrounding areas have brought brides’ and grooms’ wedding visions to life here at Ellis Island, and we invite you to start dreaming about what YOUR wedding at our spectacular site will look like, and contact us to bring it to life!

Ellis Island Weddings and Events: Guidelines and Floorplans for your Wedding Vendors

In order to bring your dream wedding or special celebration to life here on Ellis Island or on Liberty Island (or both!), your team of talented wedding vendors needs our guidelines and the layouts and floorplans of each of our venues. A luxury wedding or special event always takes lots of planning, teamwork, masterful creativity, vision and ingenuity, and our team is ready to work with your team to make magic happen for your celebration.

So we offer a detailed list of our site requirements, which is vital since Liberty and Ellis Island are National Monuments operated by the National Park Service, under supervision of the Department of the Interior and protected by the United States Park Police to ensure that these Monuments are around for generations to come.

It is mandatory that these guidelines are followed, so your vendors will need to make their staff aware of our guidelines. For instance, in order for the most amazing design elements to be created in our landmark venues, all vendors hired to work an event are required to do a site inspection of the venue. You wouldn’t want your team working site-unseen, so this tour is an important one for your creative team to experience. Plus, they say it’s fascinating to get our in-depth tour of the many different areas of our grounds and buildings that may inspire additional special elements for your big day.

Share our Vendor Guidelines with your team, and have them contact us to set up that all-important walk-through and eye-opening tour of our many facets, architectural highlights and state-of-the-art, eco-friendly facility. We welcome their questions, and yours, so that we may partner together to create a spectacular celebration that surpasses your expectations, and makes your soiree one that your guests will talk about not just for years to come, but for decades to come. An Ellis Island Wedding, a Liberty Island cocktail party, and fabulous fireworks over the Statue of Liberty, with countless fabulous details that set trends in the industry? That can be your wedding dream come true.


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

Your Ellis Island Wedding: Celebrations in Our Smaller Rooms as Well as Our Ballroom





Ellis Island Weddings and Events allow you to transform not just our grand spaces for your wedding reception to your dream wedding design filled with light, color, flowers, lavish linens and the finest of table settings, you also may host additional portions of your wedding celebration in our smaller rooms and banquet spaces. Continue reading

Ellis Island Wedding and Corporate Events: Fabulous Video Presentations


Ellis Island may be an historic venue, but we’re hi-tech all the way — for your wedding or corporate gala video presentations that begin your celebration with a sentimental montage of the bride and groom, or a revved-up, motivational video for your corporate crowd.

Our venue has been transformed by top wedding coordinators and event planners to feature big-screens in the front of the ballroom, over the stage, and along our lofty balconies, giving all of your wedding and corporate guests a perfect view of your video. Wedding entertainers perfect the art of video effects coordinated to their musical performances, and corporate event planners have shown the history and leaders of the host company’s organization.

Our event planning team will work with you and your coordinators to design the perfect big-screen placements around our immense venue, adding a dazzling level of entertainment and inspiration to your Ellis Island special event. 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