The Ballroom is a premier wedding venue located in Bethesda, Maryland. Originally a private dance studio, this stunning facility boasts a breathtaking grand foyer, a parlor, an expansive reception room, and a private dining room. The venue features both indoor and outdoor event spaces, offering couples the flexibility to bring their wedding vision to life when booking their event here.
Facilities and Capacity
With several event spaces available, this one-of-a-kind facility can accommodate weddings of various styles and sizes, from intimate affairs to grand gatherings. A comfortable getting-ready room provides couples and their wedding party with a private space to prepare before the start of the celebration. The reception room features a gas fireplace for added sophistication and charm. After the couple has said their vows, guests can head to grand foyer, where they will be able to enjoy a delightful cocktail hour. They can later make their way to the main ballroom for an evening full of dining and dancing. Couples and their loved ones alike will be captivated by this area, which features hardwood floors and crystal chandeliers strung overhead. The main ballroom has space for up to 272 people and a dance floor.
The Ballroom is able to host a variety of wedding-related events, including engagement parties, bridal showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. With this venue, you’ll find a helpful team that understands that there are many details that go into creating an unforgettable wedding day. They’ll walk with you every step of the way to ensure that once your big day arrives, every detail has been thought through beforehand. The facility offers on-site event rentals and lighting, facilitating additional convenience as you plan your celebration. Event items include audio equipment, barware and china, chairs and chair covers, decor, drapery, flatware and glassware, furniture, linens, tables, and more. Up to 120 parking spaces will be at guests' disposal. Couples working with this venue may also have access to the following services:
33 Reviews for The Ballroom
Recommended by 99% of couples
24 User photos
Theresa · Getting married on 10/10/2020
Best bang for your buck!
Although my wedding haven't happened yet, Fielding has been an TREMENDOUS help throughout my wedding journey so far. We have kept in touch ever since my engagement (Sep 2018) and she's super responsive and considerate. The venue itself is so romantic and is currently under renovation (which is AH-MAZING) I can't wait to celebrate my marriage here! The venue space is perfect for my Beauty & the Beast wedding. It can hold at most 280 guests and has an abundance of parking. (soo important) You will need to hire your own catering but with the price, it's worth it!Sent on 02/18/2019
Jamal Tamika · Getting married on 10/04/2020
Getting married 2020
Matt was very helpful, flexible and opening to helping my fiancé and I. This place is incredible. Price and location is also good.Sent on 07/06/2019
Sg3 Events · Married on 07/28/2019
My experience planning a birthday party at the Ballroom was exceptional! Matt and Fielding were so easy to work with and made the entire planning porcess fun! The venue is very beautiful, elegant, and well kept. What stood out to me most was how much they cared about the event and ensured everything turned out beautiful. They assisted with setup on the day of and added certain elements (i.e. lighting), and improvised along witht the decor team to ensure everything turned out elegant! I am looking forward to future events at the Ballroom and working with such a great team again!Sent on 08/09/2019
The ballroom is great!!! We had the pleasure of working with Matt and his team they were very flexible and helpful. The facility is clean and well maintained. We highly recommend this venue for any occasion!
This is one of Bethesda’s best kept secret venues. As a videographer I have worked this venue many times – for weddings, Bat/Bat Mitzvahs, even a Quinceañera. I love the big free parking lot just adjacent to the building and I have to tell you – once it was snowing and unbelievably, the management kept the lot clear for the guests – much appreciated! Over time, I have gotten to know the owner, Matt Simpson and found him always cordial and ready to help with any request. Just a block from River Road, when you arrive at The Ballroom, there is a foyer area very suitable for a cocktail hour, then one heads into a large ballroom. It’s a space – there is some décor but most clients bring in some up-lighting and other accents, perhaps some trendy furniture and once the space is all set – with all the tables, center pieces and all the decorating – it can be stunning. I enjoy working there especially because it is only minutes from my house. I always go home happy and my client’s enjoy the keepsake videos I make for them. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone needing a fair amount of space and the flexibility to design the event to suit their taste. I hope to work there again sometime soon.