Tips for Picking Your Wedding Party

Picking the members of your wedding party can be a challenge, so it’s smart not to leave it until the last minute. Remember that not everybody you have ever met needs to be a bridesmaid—this is your day, and you’re allowed to be selective. Be sure to prioritize including people who are important to you and who you think will help foster a fun, positive atmosphere on your special day. For more tips, be sure to check out this helpful video.

Having your wedding at historic Ellis Island can be a truly magical experience for you and your guests. If you would like to learn how to reserve a space for your wedding, call Evelyn Hill Inc. today at (630) 894-5992.

How Your Employees Benefit from Attending Corporate Events

How long has it been since you held your last corporate event? If an answer doesn’t jump to mind immediately, you’re probably overdue to plan a special event for you and your company’s employees. Contrary to what you might assume, corporate events aren’t just important for landmark events such as the start of a new company—they can benefit your team in numerous ways.

They help to build company culture.

Holding special events for your team from time to time can be invaluable for building a sense of community at your company, along with fostering a positive and mutually beneficial environment for everyone. When you hold events on a regular basis, it gives you the opportunity to refocus anew on your goals, your principles, and your values as a company.

They let you recharge.

If you’ve had a hectic year, your team could use a day’s respite. A corporate event can be a terrific opportunity to take a breather and reflect on the lessons of the year. You can use the day to look back on what you learned from the challenges of the past months, think about what worked and what didn’t work, and start planning your strategy for the year ahead.

They let you celebrate your employees’ achievements.

Remember that corporate events aren’t just to educate—they can also be to celebrate. If your team has gone above and beyond this year, holding a special event can be a great way to honor their achievements and let them know that their hard work is recognized and appreciated. Be sure to have plenty of food and snacks on hand!

If you’re looking for the perfect site to hold your next corporate event , consider the facilities available at Ellis Island. Evelyn Hill Inc. is Ellis Island’s exclusive concessionaire for the National Park Service. To learn more about our event spaces, call (630) 894-5992 today.

How to Book Our Conference Room for Your Next Corporate Event

If you want a memorable and inspiring setting for a day event for up to 100 guests, Ellis Island is a superb choice. The facilities at Ellis Island include a 1,630 sq. ft. conference room that can accommodate up to a hundred guests at one time. This third-floor conference room includes a balcony that overlooks the historic Great Hall. There are also special team building exercises available for you and your employees. If you would like to book the conference room, you’ll need to obtain a special use permit from the National Park Service and ferry tickets from Statue Cruises. Room rental and related fees-including wait staff, table rental, and room setup and breakdown-will be paid directly to Evelyn Hill Inc.

When you’re ready to start planning your event, your first step should be to contact Evelyn Hill Inc. to find out when our conference room is available for use. You can reach us at (630) 894-5992.

Wedding Invitation Etiquette 101

When you’re planning a wedding, it’s easy to overlook the importance of invitations. But the wedding invitation is a crucial matter—after all, it tells your guests where and when they should attend your wedding, what to bring, and what to wear, among other important details. Be sure to mail out your wedding invitations well in advance of the event itself, so that guests have plenty of time to RSVP and get ready to travel. To learn more about the etiquette of wedding invitations, watch this video.

If you’re looking for the perfect venue for your special day, consider having your wedding at Ellis Island. To start planning your event, call Evelyn Hill Inc. at (630) 894-5992.