Editor’s Choice Award: The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve

Editors Choice Ballroom at Ellis Preserve 2019

Finley Catering’s newest location in Newtown Square will exceed your wedding expectations. The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve gives couples a fresh and elegant venue to suit many different types of weddings. Outside, the green expanse creates a beautiful space for outdoor venues. The greenery combined with Greek-styled columns and stone architecture create a gorgeous view for wedding photographs. 

Ballroom at Ellis Preserve
Philly Weddings – Ballroom at Ellis Preserve – Phillip Gabriel Photography

Since this venue is just outside the city, couples may find a breath of fresh air in this combined indoor and outdoor wedding space. Ceremonies can be held inside the ballroom or out in the manicured grounds. The outdoor patio is great for your cocktail hour while the Finley Catering team prepares you for a wonderful culinary experience. The various spaces that Ellis Preserve offers make it a versatile wedding venue.

Ballroom at Ellis Preserve

We talked to Tricia Finley, the general manager, for a little more information on The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve.

When asked about the history, she shared with us, “The facility honors the legacy of a local entrepreneur, Charles Ellis, and was built in 1932. From 1932 to 1977, Ellis Preserve served as a the home of Ellis College, a school that educated hundreds of fatherless girls throughout the Philadelphia area.” Along with it’s historical value, Trish added that Ellis sets itself apart from other venues with its unique features. The grand pillars and well landscaped grounds, outdoor patio and bar gives guests a wonderful outdoor experience. Inside, a private bridal suite is equipped with salon amenities so brides can get ready on site. The grand ballroom with exquisite bar, modern chandeliers and up-lights throughout the building create a perfect wedding scene.

Ballroom at Ellis Preserve

In addition to the stunning event setting, the Finley family makes sure that your wedding day is all about you. Trish told us that when people look into booking the Ellis Preserve Ballroom she tells them that they are a private event space. Only one event per day is held here, so all of the focus will be on you. She also shared some recent trends in the wedding industry that she has seen. Particularly, she told us that “entrance sparklers are the new and explosive way for couples to get introduced. The reaction from guests is priceless!” 

Ballroom at Ellis Preserve

While the Ellis Preserve itself is a beautiful venue, Finley Catering takes it one step above with their excellent service.  After over forty years in the business, they created a catering art form. Since all of the venues are managed by family members, Finley Catering makes sure all guests feel welcomed at their events and like part of the family. Their dedicated catering team will make your wedding “simply the best.”

For an inside look at what it’s like to have a wedding at The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve, check out Allure Films’ video below:

Special thank you to our media partners at Philip Gabriel Photography for all of the lovely photos. 

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