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The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve Philadelphia Area Wedding Venue

As a Philadelphia Wedding Photographer, I strive to capture every unforgettable moment for my brides on their wedding day! That’s why I love The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve so much. This gorgeous Philadelphia area wedding venue is just the perfect place to create those unforgettable moments: it offers both beauty and an amazing staff that will surely make your memories – and your photos – very special!

Most brides inquire with me after they have already found their wedding venue, but sometimes my blog readers come here because they are still looking for that special place to fulfill the needs of their dream wedding day. So I also use this corner of my site to provide local couples with information about Philadelphia area wedding venues. I search for venues that strive for the same thoughtful attention to detail and one on one devotion I offer my couples as their wedding photographer! And The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve is one of them!

Built way back in 1932, The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve is located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Isn’t it amazing how there is never a shortage of wedding venues to choose from in Philadelphia that have a deep-rooted historical presence?!

The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve is one of four wedding venues owned and operated by Finley Catering! Finley Catering is a family-owned and operated business that was established in 1976. Today, Finley Catering’s mission is to strive for perfection in every event that they host. They achieve this through dedication to detail, exquisite cuisine, and top-notch employees! Did you know Finley Catering has hosted the Presidential Summit Luncheon for three different American Presidents?! How amazing would it be to have this same level of service for your wedding day?

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Wondering if The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve is the perfect Philadelphia area wedding venue for curating your dream wedding day?

I’m going to give you all the details to guide you through finding the perfect venue!

The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve is not for couples looking to host a micro or intimate-style wedding. Their minimum guest count to host a seated dinner is 130 guests. Do you have a big dance floor-loving family? The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve can host up to 375 guests for your wedding day!

And yes, you can absolutely schedule a tour of the venue before committing to a decision. Just get in touch with their event coordinator here! Curious to know a bit more about the venue before taking the official tour?

The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve was built in the style of the grand Greek revival. That means you’ll lay eyes on towering eye-grabbing columns both indoors and outdoors! The outdoor columns are positioned at the top of the venue’s stone stairway just before the entrance. They are the perfect on-site location to have your first look with your soon-to-be husband! Forgoing the first look on your wedding day? We can also use this gorgeous structure for your wedding portraiture. Getting married in spring or summer? This is a great location for your picture-perfect sparkler exit (or bubbles or confetti!) to close out the end of your dream wedding day!

Another one of my favorite luxuries at The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve’s wedding venue is the on-site bridal suite! The bridal suite is available to you and your entire wedding party. So you can kick back and relax while you get ready for the day before saying I do! I always love walking into the energy of a bridal suite to find the bride and her group getting ready for the day. Especially if they have the music on full volume and they are ready to bring the party with them wherever they go! The bridal suite is often times where I capture those last few exciting moments of my brides as a single lady, the sing-along to the loud music or mom buttoning up your gown and you putting on your earrings. Can you tell that I truly believe I have found the best job in the world?!

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Looking for gorgeous grounds to host an outdoor wedding ceremony or cocktail hour? The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve is a Wedding Venue that has you covered!

Can I tell you something? In the weeks leading up to their wedding, my brides often confess to me what they are most looking forward to on their wedding day. They usually give me a list of 3 or 4 things that they are most excited about. Their answers range from having their first look, to dancing the night away. But they all include one major detail. The food and drink! The cocktails and dinner at your wedding are such a crucial part of your wedding day. Choosing the right caterer to serve your guests above and beyond your expectations is a big part of that. So it’s important to choose a caterer that you can trust!

Finley Catering has been serving up guests at weddings and corporate events for over 45 years! Their years of expertise allow them to provide you with an unforgettable experience on your wedding day.  Their catering service includes a cocktail hour with delectable hors d’oeuvres, followed by a distinctive plated meal. You also have the option of crafting a dessert station using their services besides your scrumptious wedding cake! And no need to worry about finding a vendor to provide you with rentals. The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve will provide all of your barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens!

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How does a state-of-the-art grandiose ballroom sound for your wedding dinner & reception?

Before we capture the unforgettable moments of your wedding day, let’s make sure that everything is in line to create the day you have always dreamed of!

Ballroom weddings, especially in the Philadelphia area are a very traditional type of venue to host a wedding. But don’t be fooled, ballroom weddings have a thoughtful romance that is all their own! The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve has a built-in staff which means that you can plan your wedding with an unparalleled level of ease. It’s also a seamless process to take a space like a ballroom and elevate it with your personalized wedding day details including your decor, color palette, or unique theme! Ballrooms have an elegant charm that truly captive all those in attendance. Can you picture yourself in your dream wedding gown having your father-daughter dance at a gorgeous venue like The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve on your wedding day?

Searching for a Philadelphia Wedding Photographer to capture all the memories of your unforgettable wedding day?

Click the contact button and let’s schedule a time to talk!

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