• Timeless Black-And-White Wedding Photos from Julia and Behdad’s Ellis Island Wedding

    You’ve seen the glamorous images of Julia and Behdad’s Ellis Island wedding here on our blog, and now we offer you a look at the magic of black-and-white photography taken at Ellis Island, adding to the timeless nature of weddings in our historic venue.



    We thank R Wagner Photography for sharing these stunning photos with us.

  • An Ellis Island Cocktail Hour Designed by Marcy Blum

    Ellis Island weddings have been designed by some of the top wedding planners in the world. When we first learned that celebrity event planner Marcy Blum would be in charge of one of our 2014 weddings, we knew she would design a spectacular scene for the lucky couple’s big day.

    Here is a look at the outdoor cocktail hour held on the grounds of Ellis Island, by our Wall of Honor, to make the most of everything that Ellis Island offers a spectacular wedding — including that breathtaking view of New York City.

    Design by Marcy Blum, catering by Great Performances and photo by Bestek Lighting ( www.bestek.com .)

  • A NYC-Themed Ice Sculpture at a June Ellis Island Wedding

    Ellis Island weddings are always the epitome of style and luxury, and they often include a personalized wedding décor feel: our wedding couples love to include NYC-themed elements in their day. It may be a Statue of Liberty motif on their invitations (carried into their guest table menu cards,) or a Statue of Liberty bust as the table centerpiece, or it may be décor or favor items with the famous ‘I Love NY’ design.

    At a June wedding this past year, the couple commissioned a NYC-based ice carver to make a 10-foot custom ice sculpture in the shape of the NYC skyline, and we think this is just grand! We thank Robert Frungillo of NJ’s Frungillo Catering ( www.frungillo.com ,) the caterer for this (his nephew’s) wedding for sharing details about Anthony and Jen’s celebration details. We’ll have more on this couple’s wedding soon, including such fun details as their signature wedding cocktail (The ‘Frungitini,’ a martini-style Bay Breeze,) their six-tier red velvet wedding cake, and the hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and wine served on the ferry taking guests to the island, with a ‘glide-by’ of the Statue of Liberty.

    We wish Anthony and Jen a lifetime of love, and we were happy to work with them and their team to bring their Ellis Island wedding to life!

  • The Ellis Island Wedding of Anjali and Karan – Part 4

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    Now, we invite you to the close of our series on Anjali and Karan’s stunningly glam wedding reception here at Ellis Island, where the couple lit up the room with their beauty and their happiness together, and where friends and family danced the night away. We’re in awe of the gorgeous décor touches that transformed our historic venue into a light- and color-filled setting of great beauty. Thank you to wedding coordinator Elizabeth Priya Kumar of Premini Events ( www.preminievents.com follow follow ) and photographer Jashim Jalal Studios ( www.jashimjalalstudios.com follow follow !)

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    Cinematography: Joseph Minasi Films follow follow
    DJ: DJ Suhel
    Sangeet: Westin Jersey City
    Ceremony: Westin Jersey City
    Reception: Ellis Island, NYC

    Caterer: Chand Palace

    Decorator: Laurelwood Designs

  • The Ellis Island Wedding of Anjali and Karan – Part 3

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    Now, we invite you to Anjali and Karan’s stunningly glam wedding reception here at Ellis Island, where our historic venue’s Registry Room was transformed into a colorful and festive setting for the couple’s big day. Planned to perfection by Elizabeth Priya Kumar of Premini Events ( www.preminievents.com follow ) and captured by Jashim Jalal Studios ( www.jashimjalalstudios.com follow ,) we love the couple’s Grand Entrance, as well as the gorgeous details creating wedding magic in our landmark wedding venue.

    Planner/Coordinator: Premini Events follow
    Cinematography: Joseph Minasi Films follow
    DJ: DJ Suhel
    Sangeet: Westin Jersey City
    Ceremony: Westin Jersey City
    Reception: Ellis Island, NYC

    Caterer: Chand Palace

    Decorator: Laurelwood Designs

  • The Ellis Island Wedding of Anjali and Karan – Part 2

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    Welcome back to our Real Wedding series on Anjali and Karan’s spectacular wedding celebration at Ellis Island. We thank Elizabeth Priya Kumar of Premini Events ( www.preminievents.com follow ) for styling such a beautiful event, and we also thank Jashim Jalal Studios ( www.jashimjalalstudios.com follow ) for sharing these images with us.

  • The Ellis Island Wedding of Anjali and Karan – Part 1

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    Among the most stunning Ellis Island weddings, we were proud to be home to this year was Anjali and Karan’s gorgeous celebration. Planned to perfection by Elizabeth Priya Kumar of Premini Events ( www.preminievents.com ) and captured by Jashim Jalal Studios ( www.jashimjalalstudios.com ,) we’re thrilled to share with you some of the breathtaking images from this couple’s big day, in this, the first of our series of four Real Wedding posts (we couldn’t capture all the beauty in just one!:)

    Planner/Coordinator: Premini Events
    Cinematography: Joseph Minasi Films
    DJ: DJ Suhel
    Sangeet: Westin Jersey City
    Ceremony: Westin Jersey City
    Reception: Ellis Island, NYC

    Caterer: Chand Palace

    Decorator: Laurelwood Designs

  • You CAN Have a Rustic Wedding on Ellis Island

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    The stunning architecture on Ellis Island is far from what you might expect for a trendy rustic wedding. But with your designer’s style and great florals and metallic elements, you can work magic with the new incarnation of rustic weddings: rustic glam. The trend of rustic weddings has evolved from a barn setting with hay bales for guests to sit on, and mason jars everywhere, to a more natural effect, blending rustic elements with the shine of silver, the sparkle of crystal, and fabulous neutral linens that show off the colors of your décor and transform your breathtaking wedding setting here on Ellis Island into a blend of the stately and pastoral elements you desire for your wedding,

  • Ellis Island Weddings are Gorgeous at Night!

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    Of course, we’re beautiful in the daytime, too, but when the sun sets over the Hudson River, and the lights of the NYC skyline glow, our landmark venue joins in the magic of light to create a breathtaking wedding setting, indoors and out.

    Here are some images from our recent NYC weddings, sharing with you the romance of our historic venue, and how perfect our outdoor settings are at sunset.

  • The Ellis Island Wedding of Molly and Steve – Part 3: Standout Wedding Decor Concept

    Please Visit Molly and Steve’s Gallery and share images with your friends.

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    In keeping with all that Ellis Island embodies, guests were asked to pin their hometowns on an enormous oversized map of the United States, which the bride and groom later framed for their home. We thank Loulie Walker ( www.louliewalkerevents.com ) for sharing these wedding details with us and Christian Oth Studio ( www.christianothstudio.com ) for taking such magnificent photos.