A balcony view from high above this corporate event in our Ellis Island Registry Room , showcasing an impressive layout of our Great Hall to accommodate seating, a custom bar set-up, stage and gathering spaces for this celebration. Our unique event space impresses corporate event planning teams (and their clients and event guests!) with plenty of space to personalize your party setting.
We thank In Thyme Catering and Events , the NYC event planning team who coordinated this special celebration, and Faith West for this fabulous photo.
We’re inspired once again by fabulous NYC catering offered at our Ellis Island weddings and corporate events , focusing today on the glamorous wedding of Lauren and David that lit up our Registry Room with Old Hollywood luxury and was featured recently in The Knot New York . We thank Sara Wight Photography for these wonderful images, and we toast Zak Events for the gorgeous details in this wedding that brought so much elegance to our unique NYC event venue.
Yet the most gorgeous wedding is only a shining success when the menu shines from first bites to desserts, and we’re happy to share some of the most delectable dishes from Lauren and David’s wedding, created by Foremost Ram Caterers and Cake Alchemy .
And of course, one of the standout details, as well as a top wedding trend and always crowd-pleasing corporate event element is on-site chef preparation for interactive food stations that add Wow factor to any event. There’s something very special about a celebration when uniformed chefs are on-hand to customize guest requests. It’s a stellar detail, one that top NYC wedding planners and top NYC corporate event planners say is a top trend admired and applauded by guests.
In August, the NYU Stern School of Business hosted their Welcome Dinner on Ellis Island, as one of the first components of the NYU Stern MBA LAUNCH Experience, an orientation program designed to introduce students to the ways in which business can transform 21 st century challenges into opportunities, creating value for business and society.
400 guests attended the Welcome Dinner in our unique NYC event venue, kicked off by Dean Peter Henry delivering opening remarks, welcoming students to the start of their NYU Stern journeys.
The NYU Stern School of Business event planning team said that our NYC special event venue was chosen for this educational institution event because, “Ellis Island is a birthplace for new beginnings and new journeys – a place that has welcomed new people, diverse cultures, and new perspectives from all over the world. NYU Stern’s LAUNCH orientation experience similarly seeks to introduce incoming full-time MBAs to new possibilities and perspectives as they consider how they can use the tools of business to improve the world, enhance organizations, and create value in their communities.”
The special event themes for LAUNCH included: Expand, Experiment and Explore .
Our NYC special event venue is certainly one to explore, and the corporate event planners in charge of designing the NYU Stern School of Business event certainly expanded the views with magnificent lighting in our Ellis Island Registry Room created by Bentley Meeker Lighting and Staging, Inc , a detail that was a standout detail of the night. In addition to the cuisine provided by Great Performances , the Blackberry Key Lime Parfait with a White Chocolate Shell, Blackberry and Lime Curd and Lime Sugar Tulle was a most memorable ending to this very special celebration, one that made a very big impact on guests:
“Being with my classmates in such a monumental place as Ellis Island, it really hit me. I’ve started my own journey. Like the immigrants before me, I’m transitioning to a more fulfilling life.” Lourdes Zapata, NYU Stern, (MBA ’16)
We’re proud to help these stellar students take their first steps on their own monumental journeys to achievement. We know we’ll be hearing great things about these NYU Stern School of Business leaders in the future.