The Short List

We welcome all licensed and insured caterers at Main Street Ballroom. But we also know that having unlimited options can be overwhelming, so we created The Short List. The caterers on this list are our personal suggestions on where to start your catering search, because of both the quality of their food and the high level of service we have experienced every time they have worked at our venue. We highly recommend getting to know Zeffert & Gold, Santoni’s and Chef’s Expressions. Happy planning!


Zeffert & Gold Catering and Event Planning takes the worry out of planning a wedding reception with our detail-oriented approach and friendly service. In addition to the custom, made from scratch meals, we provide a day-of catering coordinator to ensure a smooth, stress free event.

Zeffert & Gold will sweeten your day with a complimentary fresh made Donut Bar for all Main Street Ballroom clients who book a full service event with 100 or more guests.

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Santoni’s Catering is a family owned business and the only stop you’ll need to make in order to perfectly plan your entire special event. We have the ability to take care of everything your event requires including:

·       Full Service Catering

·       Event Planning

·       And Bakery Needs

Santoni’s detail-focused strategy allows us to create customized menus, provide friendly service, and a stress free environment that is perfect for your event. Our in house Bakery gives us the freedom to create everything from custom wedding cakes, to mini desserts, and edible party favors. Let Santoni’s help you be a guest at your own party!

Santoni’s is offering one complimentary signature cocktail for your event.  This offer is valid for a Santoni’s serviced event of seventy five guests or more."

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“Chef’s Expressions is an industry leader in planning and catering memorable events (including over 3,000 celebrations to date). Our passion for exceptional food and service has allowed us to receive Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award for the past 10 years in a row. Our team is here to assist you from beginning to end as we strive to relieve every ounce of stress on one of the most memorable days of your lives.

Along with our complimentary day-of event coordination service, our team is pleased to also provide our Main Street Ballroom couples with a traditional style wedding cake or signature cocktail as our congratulatory gift to you.”


We love helping you keep your budget on track, so we asked vendors across every category of the events industry to offer Main Street Ballroom clients exclusive discounts and incentives. Here is our current list of participating vendors:




“Party Plus Tents + Events is a boutique rental studio offering everything from tables, chairs and specialty linen to dance floors, décor and more! We are thrilled to offer Main Street Ballroom clients 20% off their rental, no minimums! This is your love story, let us help you write it! Contact Lauri Dixon to get your celebration started!”



“At Something Vintage Rentals, we specialize in reclaimed-wood farm tables, handmade statement bars & backdrops, vintage upholstered pieces, and bespoke builds to help you create a truly unforgettable event! Main Street Ballroom clients will receive a 20% discount on any of our handmade farm tables and dining chairs on orders of $700+. We're happy to schedule a time for you to tour our little collection of pretty in person!”

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“Opal Moon Vintage, your something borrowed… From one-of-a-kind hand-picked vintage furniture finds to antique glass, perfectly worn brass, and of-the-moment decor items, Opal Moon Vintage has exactly what you are looking for to execute the vision you have for your big day.  We offer event rentals, staging services, and free consultation. We are excited to team up with Main Street Ballroom + announce that all Main Street Ballroom clients will receive 20% off our rental and/or staging services when they spend $400 or more. Personalize your day in an #instaworthy way with Opal Moon Vintage.”




"I am a Maryland native and couldn't be more excited to work with Main Street Ballroom! My goal is to document your wedding day beautifully and to tell its story. I love to do a mix of candids and natural, loosely-posed portraits, and of course whatever family photos my clients want! I make it a priority to help couples feel comfortable in front of my camera, and I have photographed over 100 weddings over the past 8 years. Any Main Street Ballroom weddings booked with me will receive a $200 discount!"



“As a husband and wife team, Urban Row Photography captures the story of fun-loving and passionate urbanite couples in a contemporary, dynamic, and sophisticated way. We provide just the right amount of direction to ensure you're comfortable, having fun and achieving a genuine, timeless look to your photos with a balance of candid emotional moments and naturally posed portraits. We're happy to offer the following discounts to all Main Street Ballroom clients:

$100 off Local Love collection

$200 off Urban Charm collection

$300 off Chesapeake Chic collection”



"I specialize in capturing authentic moments and creating art with heart! My couples are down to earth, value photography on their wedding day, and can’t wait to spend forever with their favorite human! I have spent the past 7 years photographing Baltimore weddings for madly in love couples. I am offering Main Street Ballroom couples $200 off any wedding collection."



"We are Garrett and Megan Pitts, the husband and wife photography team behind the cameras of Megapixels Media. Together we are fearless, professional and personable photographers. All of our Wedding Packages include 2 photographers and an Engagement Session. We offer 15% off all wedding packages to Main Street Ballroom clients. "



“Hello, I'm Katherine! I believe in the magic of a captured moment, the beauty of a laugh, and the raw power of being real. I'm passionate about capturing creative, authentic, and vibrantly heartfelt moments for my couples so that you can continue to remember the magic of your day for decades and generations to come. Main Street Ballroom couples will receive $150 off wedding collections or a complimentary engagement session.”



“We are all about looking at weddings differently and working with clients who start new traditions for their wedding, that's why we love Main Street Ballroom. It's beautiful and such a fun space to fill with friends and family on your wedding day! To all Main Street Ballroom clients we want to offer $300 off any package! Our style is documentary and focused on real emotion. We love working with open minded couples who value beautiful, authentic images and have an artistic flair. We would never turn anyone away for who they are.”



“We are Kathy and Drew, a husband and wife videography and photography creative team based in Northern Virginia. Together for 10 years, we built Kathykins Creative with one purpose; to capture those priceless moments for clients with fun and authenticity. We want all of our clients who work with us to feel as if they are working their new best friends. We love our clients sometimes more than we love each other, but that's marriage right? When you book with Main Street Ballroom we offer 10% off all of our packages.”

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“Being a part of The Core Experience emboldens you and your partner to be yourselves, to have the most funnest of fun times together, and be completely true to one another. We will continue on a bitchin’ journey of laughter, excitement, and trust all the way till you flip the first page of your wedding album. We are not only going to barefoot dance, Space Jam jump, Mary Poppins’ skip, Forrest Gump run, sing like Whitney Houston (attempt to anyways), but also strip away any boxes that you may have been placed in to get to the core of who you and your partner are together. Your wedding images will be a reflection of the true partnership that you have.  When you book with Main Street Ballroom we offer a free extra hour of wedding coverage on top of your collection.”



“Love Life Images is an established team of respected wedding photographers, focused on providing a rich experience and finely crafted images. We are renowned for our vast experience and elegant approach. We are passionate storytellers who anticipate and seek out moments, pushing the boundaries of creativity, using any and every available tool. Our experience enables us to remove the trial and error from your special day and provide you with a sophisticated and seamless wedding experience. Our mission is to focus on the unique nature of your love, and translate those details into a set of glamorous, polished images. We are offering all Main Street clients a free engagement session with their wedding package.”



“I serve couples who are romantic and love luxurious, modern aesthetics. Radiant Imagery By Jocelyn Renae is offering 15% off all services including boudoir services to Main Street Ballroom clients.”


BOUDOIR BY VERONICA | Intimate Photography

“To the bride who desires to realize her true beauty in order to give all of herself to another, boudoir is for you!  Boudoir by Veronica is offering Main Street Ballroom Brides savings of $350 to $500 on our all-inclusive packages including professional makeup application, hairstyling, photo session and our signature album.”

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“McKenzie Elizabeth Photography is a storyteller for couples interested in genuine, journalistic documentation of their wedding day. I show up not only for the basics but for the moments in-between. Little things like the flock of birds that passes by while your best friend adjusts your dress are just as important as the tiny details in your table arrangements and the impromptu group hug with your extended family. I keep it fun, stress-free, and focused on the sincere moments that naturally occur between two people who are madly in love. I'm happy to offer an extra hour of coverage ($400 value) to any Main Street Ballroom couples!”


Brittany Dunbar Photography

“Home is where the heart is, and lucky for me I get to work and live in my favorite place on Earth: Historic Ellicott City, Maryland! There's something charming about the old mill town that feeds my soul and warms my heart. I get to wake up each day surrounded by a strong community that has been through so much. My street is lined with history, nature, good people and good food: what else could a girl need? My photography style is very similar to the personality of my town: vibrant, timeless and full of life. Main Street Ballroom is the perfect addition our town needed and I love documenting weddings there! The vibe of the ballroom meshes so well with my style and as a local I know all the hidden gems and best spots for photos in town! Mention this page and receive $200 off any package of 8 hours or greater!”

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“Life is a celebration of moments. At Jess Albins Events, we believe in making those moments an experience of a lifetime. With customized care, a unique creative perspective and genuine kindness, we are here to connect with you and guide you through life's most epic celebrations. There will never be another you, or a better story to tell, so let us help make your event as unique, personal and memorable as you are. And since this is likely the most important day of your life (so far), we offer unlimited hours and day of exclusivity to all of our couples. From start to finish, we are there to meticulously execute and ensure that you get hitched without a hitch. Effortless services are available to our soon-to-be friends of Main Street Ballroom for 10% off all planning, coordination, design and custom installations. We can't wait to make your best day ever an event to go down in history.”

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“Enchanting Events and Design ensures every client is able to enjoy their wedding experience to its full extent. Our goal is that the couple, along with their friends and family, are able to focus on the celebration of the marriage that is about to begin. Enchanting Events has partnered with Main Street Ballroom to offer their couples 20% off Wedding Coordination & Partial Planning services.”

Entyse Lyfe Weddings & Events

"At Entyse Lyfe Weddings and Events, we work with couples & clients to build a unique experience for themselves & guest. That is why we are happy to partner with Main Street Ballroom for a special discount on Planning & Coordination services. MSB clients will receive a 25% discount on Day of Coordination and 15% discount on Planning Services. Let us worry about the details so you don't have to."



“At Satin & Sage our goal is to create a wedding planning experience that allows you to enjoy every step of the planning process. We provide a fun and creative environment that let's you sit back, relax and enjoy your event! Satin & Sage is offering Main Street Ballroom clients 15% off all event service packages.”


“Jessica J Events is an upbeat company that specializes in Full Wedding Planning and Day of Coordinating. We are so happy to offer Main Street couples 25% off all of our packages! We’re ready to bring your vision to reality and help you get your party started!"

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“For 8 years Glamour N'Glitz Events LLC has been creating unique and artistic events. We are now offering 10% off to Main Street Ballroom clients for ‘Day-Of’ Coordination services and 20% off of our planning services.”



“Revere Event Planning & Design is a planning, design and production company dedicated to planning events that reflect the personal style of each client. Revere provides creative ideas for everything from charity galas to wedding receptions and so much more. Revere Event Planning & Design is offering clients a 10% discount on wedding and design packages!”


“Something New Events is partnering with Main Street Ballroom to give couples 10% off wedding services including full planning to month of! We strive to make your wedding day your about vision and stress free!”

Little Black Book Event Services 

“Little Black Book Event Services is a wedding planning business based in Washington, D.C. that curates positively unforgettable events. They offer a full concierge experience, making sure that each client's dream is turned into a reality through customization and unique details.  We are offering our Main Street Ballroom couples 15% off of planning services.”



“Betty Lou Events is a boutique social event and wedding planning company based in Baltimore, dedicated to crafting refined and truly unforgettable weddings, private events and corporate gatherings. Our brand prides itself on providing curated design and planning services which include, but are not limited to Full + Partial Planning, customized design and styling, and Day-of Event Management. We are happy to extend a 10% discount on all packages as well as complimentary hotel blocks and honeymoon booking services through the luxury concierge team at Ten Twenty Travel for any couples booked in 2019.”



“Whether you’re looking for full-service event styling, creative consultation, or just floral design, I’ll meet with you to learn your story, discuss your vision, and create a customized proposal for your event.  The magic happens in the details, and details are my passion.  My role as stylist is to find (and sometimes create) the pieces that make up the spaces, attire, and tabletop.  It’s more than just decor – I’ll think through lines and shape, how the organic will play into the manmade, how the objects we choose speak to your history, your loves, and your future hope.As a full-service wedding planner, I handle all of the logistics, vendor contracts, timelines, and budgets for your wedding day. I will act as the main point of contact for all vendors, ensuring you enjoy your engagement while also knowing your wedding is being planned with the utmost care. For all Main Street Ballroom clients we are offering $500 off any package.”

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“An Event For All Occasions! We strive to give you an unforgettable experience by providing service that makes you feel like a true A-list celebrity! We offer full service event planning, partial event planning, decor and event design services, and day-of coordination services. We specialize in royal treatment because to us every event deserves a red carpet!

Discount: 15% off Full service planning packages, 10% off partial planning packages plus a 2nd planner during your event (typically a $250 additional fee).”



“Lucky Penny Floral offers easy online ordering for completely custom wedding and event florals in the Baltimore and DC Metro Areas.  It's as easy as CLICK.PICK.PARTY. Use promo code: FriendsofMainSt at checkout for 10% off orders when you shop”



“The Rogue Petal Co. uses a mix of realistic faux and dried floral stems to design meaningful (and very, low-maintenance) wedding flowers. Our pieces are around 2/3 the cost of a traditional florist and a little kinder to the environment than the real deal. There are no refrigeration costs, delivery fees, no constraints on type or color flower… the options are incredible! Our flowers run from classic and traditional, to as wild as you can imagine. Couples who inquire through Main Street Ballroom will receive $100 off their flowers of $500 or more.”


“Stems Fine Florals is delighted to offer Main Street Ballroom wedding clients a 15% discount on all flowers for the bridal party (includes- Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaids flowers, Groom & Groomsman's boutonnières, and flower girl and ring bearer florals). Event guests are offered a 10% discount on table flowers or greenery for 8 or more tables.

Stems Fine Florals is a boutique floral design company that specializes in one of a kind designs for weddings and events. We aim to be the best source in the Baltimore area for high-end, fully-customized floral design. Our designers work with clients individually to help determine their needs and then offer reasonable choices to fit a variety of budgets. We pride ourselves on sourcing only the freshest most beautiful blooms and are committed to sourcing locally whenever possible. Schedule your stress-free consultation today!”



“Wander + Whimsy offers wildly inspiring floral and event design services for your upcoming wedding or corporate event. Our clients receive a tailored, custom design proposal for every event to ensure we meet your expectations and vision! We are thrilled to offer an exclusive 15% off of our floral design and event styling services for Main Street Ballroom clients. We can't wait to create some magic - schedule your design consultation today!”



“Days of May Florals is a boutique floral design studio where we prefer quality over quantity. We love working closely with our couples to refine color palettes, dream up installations and sift through our extensive vase and candle collection to create something new and unique to them. The way we see it, Main Street Ballroom is the perfect industrial backdrop for our romantic and lush florals. For that reason, anyone who books our services and spends $2000+ will receive a free Bridal Bouquet or Centerpiece on us!”


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"Lush 35 Bridal is a branch off the well known hair salon, Lush 35 Salon and Grooming Lounge! We offer both onsite and in salon hair and makeup services for your big day. Our stylists and makeup artists have all been in the industry for multiple years. We are so happy and love to see our clients thriving during this exciting milestone!  We absolutely love when we are invited to share in this special day and show off our creativity, while helping you fulfill the day you have always wanted. We would love to offer 15% off the bride-to-be's services, for the day of, when referred from Main Street Ballroom!"



“You've secured one of Baltimore's best venues now it's time to say "yes to the dress" at Elite Secrets Bridal. We're a full service bridal shop catering to the modern luxury bride. With top of the line bridal fashion, highly trained industry professionals, we promise exceptional service to our clients. Bridal gowns, accessories, and hair and makeup beauty on the go or in studio, our stylists are here to help find your dream dress and bridal styling to match your dream wedding. Enjoy $250 off your bridal gown purchase or half off your hair and makeup trial.”



“Makeup by Victoria O is an on-site bridal makeup company creating fresh, romantic, and flawless makeup looks. Offering both airbrush and traditional makeup choice alongside of lashes! Victoria O'Neill will provide you with a timely and relaxed morning of making you feel your very best while really getting to enjoy your morning with all your favorite babes! We are offering a free bridal trial ($75 value) with any signed contract! We will create your perfect wedding day look together! Trials are done at studio in Damascus, MD.”



“Zero Beauty is a published company offering on location beauty services, specializing in Bridal, Prom and Editorial makeup as well as Special Events.  At Zero Beauty, we pride ourselves on our extensive makeup knowledge, artist and client diversity and of course, our passion for all things beauty!  Weddings are fun, planning your look for your day should be too!   We offer many different styles of makeup application from subtle and glowing to bold and dramatic as well as both Traditional and Airbrushed makeup.  We love our Brides and their wedding parties and helping them achieve the look they have dreamed of for their big day! Zero Beauty is excited to partner with Main Street Ballroom and offer a complimentary Bridal Trial ($75 value) to any couples referred from Main Street Ballroom with a signed contract with us. Happy Planning!”




“We are professional, experienced, TAM-certified bartenders that are ready to bartend your next event. Our versatile and knowledgeable staff, with over 20 years experience in the bar service industry, strives for you to have a stress-free, fun event for you and your guests. We offer several packages and services. When you book us for your event at Main Street Ballroom, you will receive $50 off your $300 or more invoice.  ‘We Pour, You Party’.”



“Outside the Frame photo booth service is here to add fun and excitement to your event. Our open air ‘Kiosk style’ photo booth can easily fit almost any space or set up. Whether its a wedding, party or corporate meeting, we are dedicated to providing the best experience possible! Clients of Main Street Ballroom will get a 20% discount for bookings of 3 hours or more!”

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Thoroughbred Sedan, Van, & Bus | TRANSPORTATION

“Thoroughbred Sedan, Van, & Bus LLC is Maryland's preferred luxury transportation provider for weddings and more! From sedans to school buses, we've got the vehicle to fit your style, needs & budget for your big day! Weddings are unique because they reflect the couple getting married - we ensure that you and your guests have a blast and remain safe. Main Street Ballroom couples that book wedding guest transportation with Thoroughbred will receive 25% off a getaway sedan for the newlyweds and/or 50% limo services for the bridal party.”



“Remember that old crate of records your parents had stashed in the basement? Well we do, and we’ve searched far and wide to find a superior collection of the good ones. With an ear for what sounds good, we pride ourselves on helping you discover the exact feel and vibe you are going for and making that dream a reality. With literally two turntables and a microphone, we play REAL VINYLS for your entertainment. No matter the era, style or beat, Bmore For The Record has what it takes to give your event an authentic old school DJ experience. While we specialize in vinyl, we also understand that you want to hear all your favorite songs, even those that are so fresh they aren't on vinyl yet. So, we have the full digital set up as well, which means no matter what you or your guests want to hear - we got it! Bmore For The Record is excited to offer 10% off all our services to all of our soon-to-be-friends at Main Street Ballroom.”

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“DJ Jimmy T Entertainment LLC has won The Knot Best of Weddings in 2018 & 2019 and Wedding Wires Couples Choice for the last four years! Our hard work has paid off and we have established ourselves as THE premier entertainment company in the area. As a full-time licensed and insured professional entertainment company that serves MD, DE, PA, NJ, and NY, it is our mission to take the guesswork out of choosing a disc jockey. We want your event to exceed your expectations and we make your concerns first in the planning of the event. Our DJs have a genuine desire to make your event fun and memorable. Proper attire, enthusiastic attitude, extensive music knowledge and the coordination skill of our DJs makes our company your best choice in entertainment. Any Main Street Ballroom booking will receive 20% off up-lighting with the booking of a DJ.”



"MyDeejay is the Baltimore / Washington area's highest-rated DJ company and is based right here in Ellicott City! For over 15 years, MyDeejay has earned over 1,000 5-star reviews online and has won practically every award in the special events industry - including being named DC's best wedding DJs by Washingtonian Weddings magazine the last two years. As a MyDeejay client, you'll be matched with the perfect DJ based on your personality and music preferences, and you'll have a chance to interview your DJ before you ever sign a contract. MyDeejay is proud to offer an exclusive discount of $100 off for all Main Street Ballroom clients!"



“For over 40 years, ECE has provided unforgettable entertainment to thousands of brides and grooms. Because we are the largest, full-service entertainment agency in the country, our roster of bands, DJs, cirque performers, comedians and more is as diverse as our client list. Our mission is to deliver top-notch, inspirational performances in a way that makes dreams come true. We call this the ECE Experience and it is our goal for every client.

Main Street Ballroom events will receive complimentary cocktail hour music when booking reception music or 10% off full entertainment booking.  *Must mention venue referral at time of inquiry.”

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“Rachael is a caring, kind, and patient ordained minister who officiates wedding ceremonies in the Baltimore area, and is offering a $50 discount to couples getting married at Main Street Ballroom. Her background in education helps her to guide clients toward a calm, peaceful, and rewarding ceremony experience. She strives to help couples create a unique and meaningful ceremony that reflects their individuality, love, and commitment toward one another. Rachael takes great pride in being a detail-orientated professional and makes every effort toward being an available resource and support system for those that she is consulting. Rachael identifies and admires the diversity of the world and therefore performs her ceremonies without prejudice of any kind. She values a sacred union between two people to be one that is reflective of the love and commitment that they share with each other regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or gender.”


Ceremony Officiants | Rev. Laura Cannon & Associates

“For the last 15 years, Ellicott City native Rev. Laura Cannon and her team of associates at Ceremony Officiants have been creating heartfelt customized ceremonies for couples of all backgrounds. Ceremony Officiants has the area's highest-rated wedding officiants with over 800 5-star reviews online, and has been named to The Knot's Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Working with a professional officiant from Ceremony Officiants makes planning the perfect ceremony easy, convenient, and fun - and Main Street Ballroom couples get an exclusive discount of $50 off their booking!"



"ReVased coordinates the donation of event flowers to local charities, such as nursing homes, hospices, and women's shelters. We simplify the process by taking care of pickup after the event, flower preservation, and delivery to those in need. As an added bonus, ReVased can facilitate charitable donation receipts for tax reporting, which may help you recover a significant portion of one of your largest event expenses. We have partnered with Haven Street Ballroom to offer their couples 10% off our service fee. We look forward to ReVasing with you!"



“Stephanie Strings adds a unique touch to your special day with her string art. Whether you're looking for a guestbook or a piece with your new family name - any item can be easily used for wedding decor and transferred into your home for you to treasure forever. Main Street Ballroom clients will receive 20% off of any custom order with no minimum required.”


“SugarBakers specializes in upscale wedding and occasion cakes that taste as delicious as they are gorgeous! Contact them for an exclusive offer available to Main Street Ballroom clients!”


“I'm Erin, the calligrapher behind ECLetters, and I use modern calligraphy to add a memorable and beautiful touch to your most special days. I love to create hand lettered items that bring you happiness! Place cards, envelopes, signage and welcome bags are just a few of the details that can add a little extra sparkle to your wedding day. I'm delighted to offer Main Street Ballroom clients 15% off all calligraphy services!”


Raise Your Words Lettering

”Hi! My name is Elisabeth and my business is 'Raise Your Words Lettering.' I provide calligraphy and lettering services for weddings and events at an affordable price. My goal is to work with you to make a custom package that matches your perfect vision for your wedding- whether classic, glam or rustic. I create place cards, envelopes, signage, champagne flutes, and many more beautiful details for your day! If you book with Main Street Ballroom, I am happy to offer you 10% off my services! Check out my website for pictures of my work and a list of packages offered.”

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Please check out our SHOP LOCAL page for incentives from our neighbors in Historic Ellicott City!