• Planning the Perfect Destination Wedding in NYC

    If you have your eye on a destination wedding in the Big Apple, then planning is critical for making it a success. There are plenty of venue options to choose from, including unique Ellis Island, but booking early is essential for making sure your date is still available. Here are some tips for putting together a memorable wedding weekend in NYC.

    Start with the Venue

    Because venue availability can be so tight, start your planning with securing your venue. Although there are many options for traditional venues in NYC, why not pick a location that you can’t find anywhere else? Ellis Island is an option for a wedding venue and creates a backdrop that your guests won’t soon forget. With amazing views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, a venue steeped in history, this location is ideal for both ceremonies and receptions.

    Send Invitations Early

    For any destination wedding, be sure to give your guests plenty of time to plan. Because they will have to make travel arrangements and book hotel rooms, having more notice than you might provide for a local wedding gives everyone time to manage their work schedules, book flights, and budget accordingly for the trip.

    Evelyn Hill, Inc. can make the task of planning your Ellis Island wedding easy with commitment to detail and experience in planning events at these unique NYC wedding venues. Whether you want an intimate occasion or huge party, we can make your wedding vision come to life. Start planning today by calling us at (630) 894-5992.

  • How Far in Advance Should I Plan a Large Family Reunion?

    Family reunions give far-flung relatives a chance to come together in a single location and reconnect. When you’re in charge of the planning, you have to juggle multiple moving parts, especially when you’re bringing a large group together. Before you even consider things like party themes and dinner plans, you have to set a date. How far in advance should you go?

    Aim to set a date that is at least 12 months out. In some cases, planners prefer to have as much as 18 to 24 months to plan. Setting a date this far out has several benefits. It allows family members ample time to make plans and budget for the trip, while giving them the flexibility to plan other vacations without conflicting with the reunion. It also gives you plenty of time to secure the venue of your choice.

    If you’re looking for a unique venue that your loved ones won’t soon forget, contact Evelyn Hill, Inc. to learn more about Ellis Island events. To find out how to arrange an Ellis Island event in New York City , call us at (630) 894-5992.

  • Strategies for Selecting a Corporate Event Theme

    When you’re planning an event for your business, one of the most important steps you’ll need to take is finding a special theme to unify the day’s proceedings and keep everybody focused on what matters. But choosing a theme isn’t necessarily as easy as it might look. Here are some useful tips for deciding on an appropriate them for your next event:

    Come Up with a Motto

    A motto, or tagline, is the perfect way to sum up the theme of your corporate event. Try to focus on the essence of the message you want to convey to your team, and work to boil it down to something as simple and memorable as possible. If you’re holding an event in January, for example, you might have a motto like “New Year, New Beginnings.”

    Pick a Special Color

    As every decorator knows, color has a tremendous impact on people’s emotions from day to day. By selecting a special theme color for your event, you can help it stand out in their memories for months to come. A bold forest green, a smart and fashionable cobalt blue, and even a bright and optimistic pink can all set the right mood for your event.

    Create a New Logo

    If you really want your event to be memorable, you need to underline its uniqueness as much as possible. One of the best ways to do that is to develop a special logo just for the event. Many people tend to think in visual terms, and translating your event’s theme into images can help you nail down exactly what you hope to accomplish—and make it all the more clear to your team members, as well.

    When you’re in need of a suitable space for your company’s upcoming event, the 1,630-sq. ft. conference room at Ellis Island offers the perfect setting. This beautiful, historic room can hold up to a hundred guests at a time. To find out how to book the facilities at Ellis Island for your event, call Evelyn Hill Inc. today at (630) 894-59

  • Planning the Menu for Your Corporate Event

    When you’re gearing up for your company’s next special event, it’s easy to focus exclusively on details such as the venue, the date, and the theme. While these factors are certainly important, there’s one thing your team members will thank you for not forgetting—the food. Be sure to set aside some time to think about the menu for your upcoming event. Here are some tips to remember:

    Start Planning As Soon As Possible

    As a rule, the earlier you have your event’s menu in place, the better. Not only will early planning help to ensure that the options you want are available, but having this task finished will allow you to focus on other logistical details.

    Consider All Your Options

    Chances are, you will have many different menu choices to select from. It’s important to take the time to peruse all of them so that you’re able to pick the most appropriate choices for your event. Be sure to consider any time constraints you may have for your event.

    Keep Dietary Restrictions in Mind

    Not all menus are suitable for everybody. Before you make catering arrangements for your event, be sure to ask if any of your employees have any special dietary requests, such as a vegetarian menu, a kosher meal, or a gluten-free option.

    Don’t Forget the Snacks

    Even if you serve breakfast or lunch at your event, it’s a good idea to also arrange to have some simple, easy-to-eat snacks on hand. Snacks such as pretzels or brownies will give your team members the extra fuel they need to power through your event without flagging.

    When you book the conference room at Ellis Island for your corporate event, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of our catered menu options , including breakfast, hot and cold lunches, and snacks. Evelyn Hill Inc. has been hosting events at Ellis Island for more than eight decades. For more information, contact us today at (630) 894-5992.