When you plan an event, what’s your goal? Of course, you want people to enjoy themselves during the event, eagerly anticipating it ahead of time and remembering it fondly after the fact. But what if you could create an event experience that would last a lifetime in the memories of your guests? You can have this kind of impact when you plan to hold your event at Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
The experience begins as you and your guests board the ferry and head for the islands. You’ll enjoy amazing views of the city, your anticipation growing as you approach the iconic Statue of Liberty, the symbol of the freedoms on which our great nation was built. Whether or not your family came through Ellis Island to put down roots in the United States, it’s hard to keep from becoming emotional as you think about our country’s rich heritage and all those to whom the United States of America has given the chance at a brighter future and a better life.
Your event would be memorable enough if the historical significance of the venue was all Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty had to offer. There’s so much more to appreciate, though. You may want to begin your evening with a cocktail party on Liberty Island, where you can appreciate beautiful views of Manhattan and have an amazing photo op at the Statue of Liberty.
From there, perhaps you’ll head to Ellis Island, where the breathtaking indoor venue provides 13,000 feet of space, accommodating up to 1200 guests. Built in the Beaux Arts style, the building features a beautifully restored 60-foot vaulted ceiling of Guastavino tile, and arched windows indicative of this iconic architectural style. Through those windows, you and your guests will be treated to spectacular views of the New York skyline, which will make an impression so memorable that you’ll be talking about it for years to come.
History, beauty, and a one-of-a-kind location for your event: what more could you ask for? If you’re ready to learn more, it’s time to call Evelyn Hill, Inc. for more information. The official concessionaire of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty National Park, Evelyn Hill Inc. can help you create a truly special event in one of the most unique venues available, providing planning services with the help of top-quality vendors approved by the National Park Service. We take care of every detail to make your event unforgettable, while you focus on making memories of this amazing day. To learn more about planning a special event at Ellis Island, call (212) 363-3200 or contact us through the website.
These days, corporate events have become an essential part of many successful business models. They provide an avenue for discussion and collaboration, allow you to showcase new products, and let you recognize the outstanding achievement and loyalty of employees.
A successful corporate event begins with choosing the right venue. If you’re looking for a suitable place to hold a company dinner, business retreat, product launch or awards ceremony, Ellis Island could meet your needs perfectly. What sets this NYC corporate event venue apart from the rest? Just consider these top reasons to host your business gathering on Ellis Island.
Unique, Spacious Setting
If you want your corporate event to be memorable, it helps to hold it in a unique setting. No other venue in NYC compares to Ellis Island. It’s a stunning location with several ideal places to hold your event.
For small presentations and meetings, the conference room overlooking the Great Hall is ideal. For larger gatherings, the Great Hall itself, as well as the lawn on Ellis Island, are sure to accommodate your guests. With 13,000 square feet of indoor space and ample exterior acreage, we can comfortably house parties of 25 to 1,200 people.
Between the official activities you have planned, corporate event guests are free to wander the grounds of Ellis Island. They can take a private walking tour while soaking up the unique sights of the Statue of Liberty to the south and the Manhattan skyline to the east. The stunning views on Ellis Island will leave a lasting impression on your corporate event guests.
Guests with ancestors who passed through Ellis Island will revel in the opportunity to look for family names on the Wall of Honor between scheduled events. Even those without ancestry tracing back to the Island of Hope can appreciate its rich history.
The strength and fortitude of people who passed through these halls between 1892 and 1954 become almost tangible to your guests as they meander through the exhibits at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Many people find this to be a poignant experience that stays with them for the rest of their lives.
Access to Liberty Island
Of course, you’re not limited to Ellis Island for your corporate event. Your guests can ride a ferry to Liberty Island and visit Lady Liberty up close and personal for an unforgettable photo opportunity. After the sun goes down and your guests return to the mainland, one thing’s for certain – those who attend your corporate event will never forget it!
Evelyn Hill Inc. is the National Park Service’s authorized concessionaire for events on Ellis Island. With over 80 years of experience to draw from, you can trust our staff to work closely with you to make your day on Ellis Island a memorable one. To begin planning your corporate event at NYC’s most iconic venue, please contact us at (212) 363-3200 today.