Custom-Designed Bars at Ellis Island for your Wedding

Weddings at Ellis Island are truly one-of-a-kind, with our gorgeous, historic venue providing the scenery for so custom wedding elements that you and your wedding planning team envision. From a stately mahogany bar to a clublike light-up bar indoors or outside, to multiple bars, to specialty bars for your signature cocktails, rum bars, whiskey bars, champagne bars, martini bars…your imagination can run wild to provide you and your guests with an amazing drink menu and a serving style that’s second-to-none.

Contact us to find out more about how your dream wedding can be held here at Ellis Island, in our elaborate building rich with history, and outdoors with an unparalleled view of the New York City skyline.

Wedding Coordinator and Wedding Design Guidelines for Luxury Weddings and Events at Ellis Island

 

Brides and grooms who choose Ellis Island as the home for their luxury weddings, here at our historic venue with its sensational banquet rooms and stunning grounds, don’t have to worry about a thing! Your professional wedding vendors will deal with the logistics of setting up your wedding design and décor, your portable bars, your outdoor cabanas and seating for your open-air cocktail party, and even planning fireworks to close your unforgettable wedding on Ellis Island! There’s no wedding stress for you, and we’ve made it easy for your wedding vendors to learn the rules and methods of setting up your five-star wedding.

After all, 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. So we’ve set detailed guidelines for all wedding vendors and wedding experts to use as they bring your wedding design dreams to life! It is mandatory that these guidelines are followed, so please ensure that all of your vendors and their staff are aware of these guidelines. All vendors hired to work an event here at Ellis Island are required to do a site inspection of the venue, as well as the load-in route, at least two weeks prior to the date of the event.

Your wedding vendors will find our detailed guidelines here: http://thestatueofliberty.com/events/for-vendors/

And you’ll find inspiring photos, video and luxury wedding ideas for your Ellis Island wedding here: http://thestatueofliberty.com/events/ellis-island/ Contact us today to find out more about how OUR team can help YOUR wedding design team create the wedding of your dreams!

Ellis Island Weddings: Real Wedding Spotlight – A Daytime Wedding Dream by Jung Lee and Fete

Weddings at Ellis Island give you the option of having a luxury outdoor wedding, or beginning your wedding celebration with an outdoor wedding welcome party so that guests can stroll our lovely grounds, admire the breathtaking views of the city, and indulge in fabulous welcome drinks and treats. Some of the top wedding planners and event coordinators in New York City, New Jersey and other regional spots have designed spectacular outdoor wedding parties here at Ellis Island, including superstar wedding planner Jung Lee of Fete, www.feteny.com. The Fete team shares their fabulous wedding images to inspire you with their masterful details and pretty touches to an outdoor, daytime wedding event:

Photo credit: Terry Gruber/Gruber Photographers

Visit us at http://thestatueofliberty.com/events/ellis-island/ to begin planning your gorgeous, luxury daytime wedding here at Ellis Island — our historic venue features lovely grounds for your outdoor wedding designs, and our views of the city skyline are unparalleled, turning your wedding into a work of art!

Finding Ancestors: A Personalized Touch to Your Ellis Island Wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah or Other Family Celebration

Your ancestors shared this same view
Your ancestors shared this same view, and now you’re here celebrating “the good life” they hoped to provide

The family photos table has long been a special, sentimental and personalized touch to wedding decor, and now for your wedding at Ellis Island — or for a bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, sweet 16, quincenera, family reunion or other special celebration, you can create an even more wonderful tribute to your ancestors. Going way back, perhaps, to those who arrived at Ellis Island many generations ago.

Before your celebration day, visit the free Ellis Island passenger records search page and enter your ancestors’ names, and you may discover so much more about the generatios who came before you, and stepped right onto our historic landmark island as they created a new fate and new beginnings for your family tree. You may see not just the names but the ages of children, their city and country of origin, and perhaps even get to see their handwriting on the ship’s manifest. As well as a photo of the ship that carried them to our shores.

Adding such spectacular family history to your wedding, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah or other family event pays homage to the ancestors who embarked on a great adventure, leaving the past behind and looking forward to a glorious future — just as you’re doing with your wedding or your crossing into adulthood, or simply making this day a new day for your entire family gathered on Ellis Island.

We invite you now to take advantage of our available remaining dates for May and June tented affairs on our sprawling lawn and grounds, feasting on gourmet fare and sipping champagne and wine, enjoying the “good life” that your ancestors hoped so dearly to provide for their children and children’s children and all who would come from them.

This day of celebration at our historic venue would make them so proud, and you’ll feel them here with you as you raise your classes in toasts and cheers to the joyful time you’re celebrating right now.

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