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The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve is a historic wedding venue in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. The facility honors the legacy of a local entrepreneur, Charles Ellis, and was built in 1932. It is conveniently located in Delaware County with easy access to Route 3 and Route 476.

Facilities and Capacity
Built in a grand Greek revival style, The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve features towering columns indoors and out. The property鈥檚 beautiful grounds are great for an outdoor wedding ceremony or cocktail hour, while the ballroom can be used for dinner and the reception. The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve is able to accommodate up to 260 guests comfortably, and has an on-site bridal suite ready for the wedding party to use before the celebration begins. There is ample on-site parking, or you can choose to utilize the venue's valet services. The entire venue is wheelchair accessible, so all your loved ones can join the celebration easily.

Services Offered
You can choose to have all of your wedding events in one place since the venue can be used for an engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner in addition to your wedding ceremony and reception. The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve's experienced staff will help set up and clean up everything on your big day so all you have to focus on is each other.

Cuisine
Finley Catering will create delicious meals for you wedding day at the facility. Finley Catering has more that 40 years of experience, which allows them to deliver extraordinary service in an elegant atmosphere. Their catering services include a cocktail hour with hors d鈥檕euvres, followed by a plated meal. They can also provide desserts and a wedding cake for you and your loved ones. The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve provides barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens so you won鈥檛 have to.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Catering Services
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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Melissa
Melissa G. Married on 04/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Best decision I ever made !!!!


Words can not describe how amazing this venue is. I recently had my wedding @ the Ballroom at Ellis Preserve on Oct 4 2020, and Finley catering has by far exceeded my expectations. As a Covid-19 bride I can say that Ellis was the absolute best decision I made for my wedding. Through all of my planning , the team made me feel valued and made sure my day was everything I dreamed of. My wedding planner Megan and her assistant were so accommodating and paid attention to every detail. Also the food and service were fabulous !! My family and friends are still raving about this venue. It truly was a fairytale wedding and I am forever grateful to Finley and the Ballroom @ Ellis for giving me this special day.
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Heather S. Married on 11/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 across the board!

The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve would get 10 stars if we could give it. The venue itself is so beautiful - we fell in love with it the moment we saw it. It is so spacious, modern, and elegant. The bridal suite is set up perfectly for everything you may need. We had an on-site ceremony on the lawn and it was a picture perfect set up! The Finley team is also one of a kind. Megan was our event coordinator and she is so welcoming, kind, and helpful. From start to finish she was highly responsive and so knowledgeable. Our maitre'd, Abel, was so personable and not to mention efficient! The rest of the staff - bridal attendants, wait staff, bartenders - they all knocked it out of the park. Everyone there will do everything in their power to ensure that you don't have to think about a thing! Now for food - their package consists of SO MUCH. And it is not an exaggeration when I say that EVERYTHING was so good! I've had many, many people say that this was the best wedding food they've ever had. From the cocktail hour spread, dinner service, to all of the desserts, no one left with an empty stomach. The signature drinks we chose were also very popular with our friends and family. Overall, our experience with the Finley Team and the Ballroom at Ellis Preserve was 10/10 perfection. Thanks to them, we had the perfect day!
Elyse
Elyse S. Married on 09/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolute perfection!!! Best venue, food, service, florist, ever.

Our wedding day was an absolute dream come true, and we owe it all to the incredible team at the Ballroom at Ellis Preserve/Finley Catering. We had Tina as our venue coordinator and we ended up using her as our florist as well and I cannot say enough amazing things about Tina and the support she provided throughout the entire planning process. She was incredibly helpful and communicative with the venue coordination, and I was beyond impressed with her dedication to making my floral dreams a reality. She listened to my ideas and provided valuable insights, helping select the most stunning blooms that suited our style and budget.
The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve was a dream venue, and every single aspect of our wedding day was truly remarkable and seamless. The bridal suite was spacious and fun, the service from start to finish was absolutely impeccable, and the FOOD - I heard from countless guests that this was the best wedding food they have ever had and I could not agree more. The cocktail hour spread was insane, dinner was delicious and every plate was hot, and the dessert spread was off the charts. The staff was professional, attentive, and friendly. They went above and beyond to make sure me and the groom, our parents, and our guests felt special and well taken care of. I have to give a special shout out to our maitre d, Abel. I've been in a lot of weddings and I have never seen a maitre d/day of coordinator who is so on top of things yet so chill at the same time. He was funny, incredibly attentive, and made sure we didn't have to think or stress about a single thing on our wedding day. Abel, Tina, and the whole team at Ellis were nothing short of amazing and we are forever grateful for the unforgettable memories they helped us create. The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve checked every single box of what a perfect wedding should be and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone!!!
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The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve frequently asked questions

The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
The space offered by The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Wifi
The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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