The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve: A Wedding Venue Spotlight 

If you’re looking for a stunning wedding venue in the Philadelphia area that has the elegance of a downtown venue, but all the benefits of being located in the suburbs— look no further than the Ballroom at Ellis Preserve. Located in the charming western suburb of Philadelphia in Newtown Square, you’ll fall in love with all the beauty this venue has to offer. The striking outdoor appearance offers quite a sense of grandeur.          


Ellis Preserve is located in the suburb of Newtown Square, which is an approximately 30-minute drive west of the city center of Philadelphia. Located near the gorgeous Pennsylvania countryside, it’s a small, quaint town, with lots of cute shops and restaurants.

The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve is located on an enormous estate, spanning over 200 acres–plenty of space to celebrate your big day!


Built in 1932, and opened as a wedding venue in 2016, the building boasts its impressive Greek revival architecture. It has six large columns, large windows, a stone facade, and acres of beautifully manicured grounds that make for a stunning backdrop to an outdoor wedding ceremony or majestic entrance to the ballroom inside. Either way, it’ll make for jaw-dropping wedding photos! There are endless picturesque spots on the grounds. As a bonus, the columns can be lit at night with colored lights of your choice to add an extra dramatic effect.

The extravagance doesn’t stop outside. Inside, the ballroom is just as exquisite. The high coffered ceilings, light neutral colors, and well-appointed lighting continue the sense of elegance, offering a large space to entertain all your loved ones for a luxurious reception with up to 250 guests.

Additionally, your wedding party will have plenty of space to get ready. The bridal suite spaces match the sophisticated atmosphere of the rest of the building and grounds.

The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve can accommodate all guests. The entire building is wheelchair accessible. There is plenty of on-site parking, with the option of using the venue’s valet service.


The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve is the perfect spot for your wedding if you’re dreaming of an extravagant ceremony and reception that’s conveniently located near Philadelphia, but feels like it’s away from it all. New Pace Weddings Films and Photo can help you capture every moment of your big day at this gorgeous venue. It’s one of our favorites! Take a peek below at some of the unforgettable moments of Ellis weddings we’ve filmed. Get inspired and get your tissues ready! 


New Pace Wedding Films and Photo is ready to work with you and capture every special detail of your wedding day—whether you choose the Ballroom at Ellis Preserve or another Greater Philadelphia wedding venue. We offer amazing photography, videography, and bundle options for you to choose from. Get in touch with us and we can begin planning!

Lindsay & Stephen – Ellis Preserve

“New Pace was the first vendor we booked after we had our venue and date! I did not think twice about using them after hearing wonderful reviews from family and friends who used their services in the past! They totally lived up to the hype! Our videographer captured everything but did it in such a natural way we didn’t feel like we were being filmed! We just received our trailer and we absolutely love it! We cannot wait to get the raw footage so we can relive the whole day! Thank you New Pace!!!”

Lindsay & Stephen – Ellis Preserve

Mary Claire & Tim – Ballroom At The Ben

“WOW wow wow. We are so pleased with our films from New Pace. They were a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. Our videographer was wonderful and made us all feel comfortable all day. There are so many moments that we would have missed had we not had the New Pace team there to capture. I could honestly watch our videos all day they are just so special. We can’t thank them enough for helping to capture our day in the most beautiful way. We are BEYOND happy.”

Mary Claire & Tim – Ballroom At The Ben

Paris & Nick – Ellis Preserve

“When planning a wedding, there are a lot of “must haves” and “things we could do without” discussions that are had. To be honest, videography wasn’t our top priority when planning our event. However, after much thought and consideration we decided that the emotional footage that a video can depict and seeing and hearing people we love voices would mean so much to us as time moved on. We reached out to Jenny who truly took the time to explain and come up with a package that would suit our vision. Our videographer made me as well as my family and bridesmaids comfortable. He moved like a ninja throughout the day, I honestly don’t even remember seeing him at the reception. Post production was made easy for us. If I had questions, Laura or Jackie quickly responded! We just received our trailer and i’m blown away! I love everything that was captured, I love how they incorporated the speeches into our video and captured such a wonderful picture of who we are. I can not wait to see the rest of the footage! The entire New Pace team is INCREDIBLE! I am extremely happy that we decided to move forward with videography! Even the people who said, “oh you don’t need that!” are blown away! Looking back I can’t believe it wasn’t a top priority for us. If you are even on the fence about it, DO IT! One of the best decisions we made for our day was moving forward with New Pace! We will enjoy keeping the memories alive and sharing with our family members for years to come!”

Paris & Nick – Ellis Preserve

Trish & Dennis – Crystal Tea Room


I take you?
Venue: Finley Catering Crystal Tea Room-Wanamaker Building
Photography: Anastasia Romanova
Florist: Carl Alan Floral Design LTD
Entertainment: Dynamic Crew & Philadelphia String Quartet
Event Planner: Magpie Wedding
Cake: Termini Bros Bakery
Hair & Make-Up: Pashke Pergjoni
Videography: New Pace Weddings
Transportation: First Class Limousines

Christine & Mark – Ellis Preserve


?Best decision ever.

Christine & Mark’s day at Finley Catering’s Ballroom at Ellis Preserve. Best wishes on your forever!

Kaitlyn & Matt – Ballroom at the Ben


“Words can not express how amazing the entire process with New Pace Wedding films was! Jenny was amazing from the start, she answered the million questions I had and even reassured my husband that he wouldn’t have a bright light shining in his face all day! On the day of our wedding Eli and Brian were so much fun! They were professional and truly knew what they were doing! Now the finished product, AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL crafted videos that bring a tear to my eye every time I watch them. I have seen many wedding films and New Pace by FAR is the best! You will regret not hiring them to create memories that will last a lifetime ♥️”

– Kaitlyn & Matt – Ballroom at the Ben 

Ronni & Anthony – Crystal Tea Room


Ronni & Anthony’s celebration at St. Monica’s & The Crystal Tea Room could not have been more perfect! Their ? for each other could not be more beautiful and we were honored to capture all of their moments together (both serious & silly)!

We also LOVE seeing Father Gallagher featured in so many of our films. His ceremonies are not only heartfelt and moving, but fun… kind of reminds you of… well us!

Wishing nothing but the best of wishes on the start of your forever Mr. & Mrs. Mallamaci!

Ceremony: St. Monica’s
Reception: The Crystal Tea Room
Photography: Gen B Photo
Prep: Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Florist: Accents by Michele Flower & Cake Studio
Hair & Makeup: Bella Angels
Catering: Finley Catering


Kaitlyn & Michael – Ballroom at The Ben


Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always?

Kaitlyn & Michael’s day was simply gorgeous, their love for each other truly an honor to capture. Wishing you both nothing but happiness in this new chapter together!?

Ceremony: Holy Cross Church

Reception: Ballroom At The Ben

Photography: Krista Patton Photography

Entertainment: Schaffer Sound Disc Jockeys

Florist: Marcus Hook Florist

Hair: Joseph Anthony Salon and Spa

Makeup: Samantha Garro