main street ballroom
a space to celebrate.
As seen on Good Morning America and ABC National News
NOW BOOKING THROUGH 2020. LIMITED 2019 DATES STILL AVAILABLE!
honest pricing. friendly policies. authentic events.
Main Street Ballroom is nestled in the heart of Historic Ellicott City's historic Main Street and pairs an authentic stone warehouse from the 1920's with modern amenities to create the perfect combination of rustic, industrial elegance. We like to say Main Street Ballroom is a "blank slate with character" that you can customize to create your unique vision for your big day. As part of making sure every event at the Ballroom feels like one-of-a kind, we designed our minimalist policies to be an industry leader in flexibility to allow you to really make Main Street Ballroom your own.
ELLICOTT CITY INSPIRATION
We are a space to celebrate— not stress! From our flexible indoor/outdoor floorplan to our unprecedented rental window of 8am-midnight, our policies are designed to add value to your special event by giving you the freedom and creativity to create a truly customized celebration.
· You are our only client on the day of your event
· You will have access to the venue as early as 8 a.m. for set up and as late as midnight for cleanup... and we don't charge you for that extra time.
· Your personal on-site venue manager will be with you throughout your event.
· We can comfortably accommodate 200+ guests for a seated dinner with room for a dance floor, but is easily divisible for smaller events.
· The venue is nearly 10,000 square feet and all on one level, which means easy access for all guests and vendors.
· We allow most types of decor and have no obscure restrictions (yes- red wine is allowed!)
· Tables and chairs for 120 guests are included in your rental, plus we offer exclusive industry discounts on any additional event rentals you may require for your event.
· Free public parking is just steps away from the entrance of the Ballroom
· No extra venue fees or markups.
· Free WiFi
· We welcome all licensed and insured vendors, including caterers (this is where you'll see your biggest savings!)
- A brick patio offers riverside outdoor space for cocktail hour or ceremonies
we've teamed up with vendors to give MAIN STREET BRIDEs discounts
Main Street Ballroom hosted this boho-chic “Styled Shoots Across America” photoshoot in September 2018. The photoshoot series is designed to “create a community of wedding professionals who support and encourage each other, learn from one another and join together in creating fresh, inspiring wedding content.” Video by Kathykins Creative.
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE
We’ve got you covered. Main Street Ballroom is home to a 1962 Ford Falcon lovingly dubbed Lucy. We are now making her available for rent as a backdrop for photos at your next event! Please inquire about rates when booking with us for your big day.
FEATURED ON 'GOOD MORNING AMERICA'
REAL WEDDING SPOTLIGHT
One couple's April Fools' Day joke was actually a surprise wedding
"One couple pulled off the ultimate bridal April Fools' Day prank: They surprised their friends and family with a wedding. Jarnell and Kevin Swecker invited 160 guests to what they dubbed their engagement party last year. And on their big day, April 1, 2017, Swecker arrived to Main Street Ballroom in Ellicott City, Maryland wearing a lace pale pink mini-dress.... " Read more about this epic Main Street Ballroom wedding here.
MEGAN + CHRIS’ FALL WEDDING
Megan + Chris celebrated their wedding at Main Street Ballroom in the fall of 2018.
BLOG FEATURE: WEDDING CHICKS!
"Baltimore you really know how to throw a party! This next event, sponsored by Big Fake Wedding, not only has some fabulous 1920's Great Gatsby style, but the whole day looked like it was such a blast!" Check out our feature on Wedding Chicks.
BLOG FEATURE: RUFFLED!
One of the hottest wedding blogs Ruffled featured Main Street Ballroom when we hosted the 2017 Baltimore Big Fake Wedding! It was such a blast that we're hosting it again.
BLOG FEATURE: SENSIBLE STYLISTA
Kimberly Kong, the blogger behind Sensible Stylista modeled for a photoshoot at Main Street Ballroom.
"MSB combines the charm and character of a historic building with modern amenities, including a salon-style bridal suite with built in hair and makeup statements, a state of the art catering kitchen and newly constructed bathrooms. Your special event will be 200% stress free with their policies. YOU are the only even on your special day aka you’ll have access to the Ballroom all day long, no overage charges for extra hours, no hidden fees.
BLOG FEATURE: CARLY FULLER PHOTOGRAPHY
We loved chatting with Carly about all things Main Street Ballroom, including a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of our renovations in early 2017 and when we recommend you start venue shopping after getting engaged. Check out our interview here.
"I love photographing weddings with a team of people who love what they do and care about their clients like Kate with Main Street Ballroom. Her unique industrial and elegant wedding venue in the heart of Old City Ellicott City offers something truly different. Watching her transform the space to a blank slate with character was impressive. From her transparent approach to a wedding venue, her warm professional demeanor, and eye for a space that stands out, Kate and her team make your wedding venue feel like an extension of “your home for the day”!"
"15 THINGS TO ASK WHEN PICKING A VENUE"
Check out blogger Megan Campbell's post for Baltimore Bride Magazine with a great checklist of questions to ask on your venue tours-- and the reasons she chose Main Street Ballroom for her wedding venue.
"In September 2018 we are getting married at Main Street Ballroom in Ellicott City. The venue is super industrial with the exposed stonework since it was an old car dealership. There is a ton of parking on site as well as within a one-mile radius, it was in our price range, it’s large enough to host both the ceremony and reception with our 125 guests and Ellicott City offers a stunning backdrop for photos. There are hotels and plenty of Airbnb’s near the venue and the restaurant literally RIGHT NEXT DOOR stays open until 2am so the after party will be easy to find."
PUBLISHED ON MOD WEDDING
We hosted a whiskey brunch themed styled photoshoot at Main Street Ballroom and it was published on the bridal blog MOD Wedding. Photography by the lovely L.A. Birdie Photography.
"If you’re a fan of whiskey and brunch, you’ll fall in love with this Baltimore wedding inspiration shoot. Inspired by craft whiskey cocktails, L.A. Birdie Photography and a team of local Baltimore wedding vendors came together to create a unique wedding event. From a waffle wedding cake (100 times yes!) to thick-cut bacon hanging on copper wire hooks, the brunch menu was playful with a kick. The beautiful models wore gowns from Elizabeth Cooper‘s 2017 collection, stunning flower crowns and glowing makeup. All of this went down at the Main Street Ballroom."
featured IN THE BALTIMORE SUN (twice!)
Main Street Ballroom is honored to be featured twice in the Baltimore Sun since opening in 2017.
"Jaws dropped, Swecker said. 'People are still talking about it.'”
“The location is extremely desirable. It’s got the rustic charm, and it’s in the heart of Ellicott City. It’s like a blank canvas.”
BEST OF ELLICOTT CITY AWARD
We were honored as the Winner of a 2017 Best of Ellicott City Award. Read all about it here.