Congratulations on your engagement! You are probably ecstatically searching for the most unique and beautiful wedding locations possible. Have you considered paying tribute to your country and beloved city with a wedding at the Statue of Liberty? Here are a few reasons why you should hold your wedding at this New York and American landmark.
Tribute to New York
Are you a hardcore, born and raised New Yorker? If so, why consider going out of town to celebrate one of the biggest milestones of your life? New York has been there for you through thick and thin, so return the favor. Getting married on Ellis Island with remarkable views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline will be a memory to last a lifetime.
This location is fraught with history and beauty. Take time to find any extended family members on the wall of honor at Ellis Island and have a wedding steeped in tradition and history. You can still have incredible photos and views of the Statue from Ellis island.
How many weddings have you attended via ferry? If you choose to hold your wedding at the Statue of Liberty, all of your guests will be boarding a ferry for the trip out to the island. This will be a wonderfully unique aspect of your wedding, but is still accessible for wheelchair bound guests!
On the Water
Are you an ocean lover? Enjoy spending time on the bay? Hearing the soothing sounds of the water while city life dances on in the distance can be incredibly romantic and soothing. By having an evening wedding, you will have options for beautiful starry lighting which can give you great photo opportunities.
Getting married on the bay will be an experience you will never forget. The photo opportunities are seemingly endless at this location. You can easily have an indoor or outdoor wedding, catch beautiful sunset shots by the Statue and get irreplaceable views of the skyline in the background. If you want pictures that are removed from the city, it is easy to find plenty of natural space on the island for pictures as well.
If you, or your family members, have immigrated to the United States, the Statue of Liberty will have strong implications for your families. You will be able to view the Statue as a symbol of freedom and new beginnings which is the perfect mindset to have when entering a marriage. There are also options to have a few park rangers on hand to help talk about the history of the island and its function to your family and friends as they arrive.