Philadelphia Wedding Venue || Ballroom at the Ben

Ballroom at the Ben Wedding by Joe Dantone Photography

Philadelphia Wedding Venue || Ballroom at the Ben by Finley Catering

Overview

Philadelphia Wedding Venue, Ballroom at the Ben, is owned by the Philadelphia Wedding Event Group called Finley Catering. They own multiple venues, but this one in particular is one of our favorite. Another one is best wedding venue Melbourne, where my friend’s wedding took place.  Here is just a quick overview of the venue location. Ballroom at the Ben is located on 834 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Perfectly situated in the heart of Philadelphia. You are a few blocks away from Broad Street with a view of Philadelphia’s iconic City Hall, and also a few blocks away from the Historic Old City.

Ballroom at the Ben is known for its grand, and luxurious ballroom space being overlooked by its mezzanine level where cocktail hour is usually held. With oversized chandeliers, and its european feel, this wedding venue will be sure to “wow” anyone. Being in this ballroom for a wedding, you will get the same experience here as Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence did in “The Silver Linings Playbook.”

Wedding Venue Features

In most wedding venues, there is a feature or something in the space that will catch you attention. Being at Ballroom at the Ben, you can easily say this Philadelphia Wedding Venue has more than just one appealing feature. For starters how about the staircase down from the mezzanine level to the grand ballroom? Take a look below.

Ballroom at the Ben Wedding by Joe Dantone Photography

Aside from just the grand stair case, take a look at the room as a whole. From the pin lighting on the tables, to the uplighting around the architecture, this room screams elegance. Down on the main ballroom floor there are two massive sized bar’s on either end. To the far side there are also 2 smaller private little lounge areas to sit and mingle outside of the crowd.

Ballroom at the Ben Wedding by Joe Dantone Photography

Portrait Locations

Lets talk about some great photo opportunities close to the venue.  If you are having your wedding in a city venue or are thinking of checking out some great outdoor wedding venues in Houston, thinking ahead about locations is a big deal because most spaces will require a permit in advance. As we mentioned before, the Philadelphia Wedding Venue, Ballroom at the Ben, is situated in a perfect spot in Center City Philadelphia. It is local to most popular portrait locations. You are almost in the heart of Old City where you can go photograph in the following locations:

Second Bank of the United States

Located at 420 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Front and Palmer Wedding Pictures by Joe Dantone Photography

Broad Street City Hall View


Philadelphia Wedding City Hall Broad St

City Hall Philadelphia

Located at 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Philadelphia Wedding City Hall Broad St

Rodin Museum

Located at 2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Ballroom at the ben wedding pictures

Not only are there some amazing locations OUTSIDE of this venue, but lets take a look at some of the spots within the venue’s beautiful space!

Lobby

Ballroom at the Ben Wedding Pictures Philadelphia Wedding Venue

Parking Situation

Being this is a city venue, most venues will have Valet parking available. The great thing about Ballroom at the Ben is that there are multiple parking lots within the same block as the venue if you decide not to valet.

Here are some weddings from Ballroom at the Ben of which I have photographed:

https://joedantone.com/ballroom-at-the-ben-wedding/

https://joedantone.com/ben-and-marys-ballroom-at-the-ben-wedding-in-philadelphia/

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