megan + chris | modern main street ballroom wedding | ellicott city maryland

You know how some people come into your life at the right time and you don’t exactly know how it happened but you count your lucky stars that they aligned when they did? Megan + Chris are those people for me.

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Not only do you easily feel like you’ve known them forever after first meeting them, but you immediately see how perfectly paired they are for each other. Just look at the way he looks at her!! We share a love of so many aspects of city life (Patterson Park love story couples unite!), urban art/murals and craft beer…

The way Chris makes Megan laugh is so honest, genuine and full of life. I can’t wait to share their wedding day with you and the 6 reasons you will LOVE Megan + Chris’ modern industrial Main Street Ballroom wedding!!!

  1. her Dad wore a kilt during their father daughter first look to nod to his Scottish heritage

  2. Megan knew she wanted her bridesmaids to wear comfortable and cute shirts while getting ready but not the typical robes or pajamas… for a fall wedding, what’s better than FLANNEL with champagne bottles being popped by the bride?

  3. they changed into personalized Converse shoes for the reception and their dance moves as they were introduced are some of my favorite EVER

  4. their signature drink menu was a nod to their pups (yay for #urbanrowpup cameo appearances at weddings)

  5. the most unique and larger than life handmade ceremony backdrop you’ve ever seen!!!

  6. Megan and Chris took advantage of their historic and picturesque location in Ellicott City and prioritized portraits throughout Main Street which meant an amazing variety of backdrops for their photos… there was even a vintage blue 1962 Ford Falcon on the Main Street Ballroom patio waiting for them!

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The inspiration for their decor started with the timing of the wedding day - it marked 3 years since Megan and Chris had their very first date. Since Chris proposed at the pagoda in Patterson Park (peek their engagement photos here!), getting ready at The Wayside Inn was a perfect way to incorporate the comfort of a spacious and historic bed and breakfast with a park-like setting for portraits before arriving at Main Street Ballroom.

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From the start of the planning process, Megan and Chris had their friends and family in mind for every detail of their Ellicott City wedding. Macy and Jeanne of Enchanting Events & Design lead the planning of their day and executed it all so flawlessly, we were so grateful for all their talent and help both behind the scenes and on-site every step of the way - they never stopped smiling!

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Cheers to endlessly celebrating your newlywed status, Mr. + Mrs. DeMillo! We loved being a part of your love story and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you both!!

xo,
Naomi

Nothing but love for this incredible vendor team!

planning: Enchanting Events & Design
venue: Main Street Ballroom
getting ready (ladies): The Wayside Inn
getting ready (gents): The Quintessential Gentleman
flowers: Washday Floral
caterer: Eleven Courses Catering
dress: Essense of Australia, D2126 style
dress boutique: Amanda Ritchey Bridal
earrings: Kendra Scott
bridesmaids dresses: Adrianna Papell
bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka and Converse
suits: Jos A Bank
ties: Tie Bar
rings: Nelson Coleman
makeup: Dorsey Beauty
hair: Pins Curls Hair Artistry
officiant: Rev. Lauren Muratore
DJ: Theron Steiner
videographer: Thomas Edges
photobooth: Pixilated
invitations: Melanie Emerson
desserts: Sugar Bakers Cakes
leather jacket lettering: Adam Stab
signage: Signs of Our Lives
calligraphy: Jes Smith Designs
ceremony metal heart backdrop: Machen Art

haven street ballroom | industrial warehouse baltimore wedding venue

Looking for a space to celebrate? Let me introduce you to Haven Street Ballroom, Baltimore’s newest industrial, airy (the inside is all white!) and quirky event venue designed with your wedding day in mind.

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From the founder of Main Street Ballroom in Historic Ellicott City, Haven Street Ballroom is nestled between a brewery and an axe-throwing bar in the heart of an industrial neighborhood easily accessible from I-95 and right down the street from my favorite East Baltimore neighborhoods, Patterson Park and Canton.

If you know me at all, you know I love my venues to have history, character, pops of color yet still neutral overall and all the quirks! Their tagline of “a blank slate with character" couldn’t be more true…

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Currently under construction but accepting bookings for events on or after May 1, 2019, I had the opportunity to capture these branding images with real Baltimore brides and it couldn’t have been more fun! Think champagne opened with axes (I stayed back!) after learning the ropes next door at Urban Axes and ending our time with a beer at their other next door neighbor, Monument City Brewing.

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That’s pretty much how I envision a wedding day unfolding here: the guys hanging at Urban Axes to expend nervous energy and the after party spilling over to Monument to enjoy their unique and hand-crafted brews. Anthony and I will meet ya there for a 51 Rye (his favorite), while I’ll sip a sour... ;)

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ABOUT HAVEN STREET BALLROOM

Designed with photography in mind, all couples are welcome at Haven Street Ballroom. This historic warehouse will continue to have an industrial feel once renovations are complete, that celebrates its eclectic look and truly is a blank slate with character, the perfect place to bring your vision to life and celebrate your wedding day in Charm City!

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INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR WEDDING AT HAVEN STREET BALLROOM? HERE ARE SOME QUICK FACTS:

With warehouse venues and industrial chic weddings becoming so popular, what makes Haven Street Ballroom unique?
The minimalist policies and flexibility allow you to make the venue all your own. The flexible indoor/outdoor floorplan and unprecedented rental window of 8am-midnight, add value to your special event by giving you the freedom and creativity to create a truly customized celebration.

How many guests can be accommodated for a seated dinner?
200+ guests can be comfortably accommodated for a seated dinner with room for a dance floor, but the space is also easily divisible for smaller events.

Where do guests park?
In a private gated, surface parking lot, just steps from the front door.

How many events are hosted per day?
If you book the entire venue, then you are the only client on the day of your event.

How early do couples have access to the space on their wedding day?
As early as 8 a.m. for set up and as late as midnight for cleanup... and there is no charge for that extra time.

Are there spaces for the bridal party to get ready on site?
A private, fully-furnished bridal suite will be available with a private dressing area and hair & makeup stations.

Do couples have access to the entire facility on their wedding day?
Yes!

Are chairs and tables included with rental of the space?
Tables and chairs for 120 guests are included with the rental of the space.

Are outside caterers permitted?
All licensed and insured caterers are welcome at Haven Street Ballroom.

Is a representative from the venue going to be on-site for the duration of the event? 
Yes, an on-site venue manager will be with you throughout your event.

What does it cost to host a wedding at Haven Street Ballroom?
Introductory pricing is exclusively for clients who book their event while the Ballroom is still under construction. See early 2019 rates here.

Is the facility handicapped accessible?
Yes, the venue is 7,500 square feet of indoor space and 3,500 square feet of optional outdoor space all on one level.

CONTACT + DIRECTIONS:

Haven Street Ballroom website: www.havenstreetballroom.com
Directions: 1 North Haven Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: 410.600.7780
Contact: Kate Ansari

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Videographer: Ten Twenty Seven Films 
Signage: White Coffee Creative
Glam: Kate Face Beauty and PSC Hair Artistry
Brides: Melissa Long, Simona Noce, Jessica Jenelle,
Cashmere Jefferson, Tanaya Moore

sneak peeks | julie + joe's burgundy and rose gold main street ballroom wedding

“Everything with Joe just felt right from the very first day.” …shouldn’t all love stories start like this?!

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Being from the same hometown, growing up in the same church, attending rival high schools and having countless mutual connections in their small community in Carroll County, Julie + Joe were truly meant to find each other!

Their wedding day at Main Street Ballroom in Ellicott City was full of overwhelming emotion, radiant joy and the most beautiful rose gold details that complimented the industrial metals and stone foundation walls that make up this historic venue!! Julie was an incredible bride, glowing from the inside out and the way Joe looked at his beautiful bride made my heart explode! I couldn’t get enough of Julie’s gorgeous red hair swept up in her mom’s veil and alllllll the flowing soft tulle netting on her WToo by Watters wedding gown. Speaking of dresses, the mix-n-match styles of the girls’ colored floor length Birdy Grey bridesmaid dresses in pinot noir, had me swooning from the second I saw them!

For now, enjoy these sneak peeks and know much more is to come!

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Aren’t those scarves the perfect touch of subtle pattern and softness for a winter wedding?!

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Pure JOY.

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Hard to pick one, but the off the shoulder ruffled top of the Jane convertible Birdy Grey dresses might be my favorite!

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cheers, newlyweds!
xo,
Naomi


huge thanks to this rockstar team!

planning: Sara Reynolds Events
venue: Main Street Ballroom
rentals: Something Vintage Rentals
DJ: One Rock Studio
caterer: Eleven Courses
flowers: Blossom and Basket Boutique
beauty: In Style Salon
officiant: Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook
dress: WToo by Watters
boutique: Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection
bridesmaid dresses: Birdy Grey in Pinot Noir
ring: Smyth Jewelers
shoes: Betsey Johnson
tux: Generation Tux
videography: Clay Estes Productions
cake: Santoni's Marketplace & Catering
donuts: Maple Donuts
transportation: Lasting Impressions: Maryland & Pennsylvania Limo Services


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