The Main Street Ballroom venue in historic Ellicott City is the perfect place for a wedding if you’re looking for those small-town, cozy vibes. And that’s exactly what Mary Beth and Steve wanted for their Halloween-themed wedding! They just needed the right Baltimore wedding photographer…and luckily, they picked me!
Just a few miles from downtown Baltimore and right across the way from the waters of the Patapsco River, Main Street Ballroom has a personality all its own. Highlight features include exposed red brick, rubble masonry stone work, industrial furniture, and bistro lighting.
This venue is all on one level, which makes it a great all-in-one choice for the cocktail hour, ceremony, and the reception! When booking, couples have a variety of options for the ceremony room. Barn doors, stone walls, board and batten walls, or the outdoor patio are all available for an enchanting ambience.
Main Street Ballroom boasts their 16 hour reservation window, which gives wedding parties access from 8am to midnight. Included in the reservation is access to a 1-hour rehearsal (within 90 days of your big day), two dressing suites, access to the outdoor patio, three on-site parking slots, and free WiFi.
Their absolute cap on guests is 300, but the venue recommends comfortable seating for 250 people. The venue has chairs and tables available for up to 120 guests, which is included with the rental fee. It is a great choice for small and intimate weddings.
When I went out to this venue to work with Mary Beth and Steve, the venue just fit for them! Mary Beth writes for a horror movie magazine, so they wanted to really showcase their love for the classics–Mary Beth even brought Beetlejuice sneakers! The ceremony was beautiful, with a lovely 20s-esque chandelier lighting up the room. It was so obvious that these two are made for each other!
The reception hall was decorated with tiny skulls, bones, spiders, and all things Halloween, which turned out so elegant in the low light. I loved working with the rich autumnal colors. But here’s the best part: the reception was a costume party! They finished the evening with dancing. All in all it was a perfect night, and one that was totally charming for this couple!
If you’re booking this venue, make sure to drop me a line! I’d love to go back and capture your memories there too!