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One of the great venues in Philadelphia, I always love shooting here. The view from the mezzanine looking down on the dance floor is something you just don't have at most venues. And the beautiful turn of the century architecture outside of the ballroom is a photo op waiting to happen. Great vibe, plenty of space and you have Ott running the show! The Ballroom at the Ben is a classic!

Tip: If you plan on doing a night shot, consider going downstairs and using the lobby area of the Franklin Residences instead of the balcony of the venue. The lobby affords a greater variety of locations for a romantic end of the evening set of images. There’s a reflecting pool and lots of little nooks and crannies for the perfect shot. If you have time, do both!

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834 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107


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Wedding Stories

Ben Franklin Ballroom Wedding- Christina and Chris

It seemed like years since I had seen Christina and Chris when we got together for their Ben Franklin Ballroom Wedding recently. It had been 10 months since we had met in Lewes Delaware for their engagement session and I was really looking forward to seeing them. We had a great evening on the beach that night followed by some ...

Ashley and Russ

  Ashley & Russ Another chapter in a classic love story was written Saturday night when Ashley and Russ tied the knot at the Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia. Little back story: They met through a cousin of Ashley's back in 2005 at a church carnival. They started out as friends but that blossomed into best friends. After a ...

Sarah and David

I wish I could put into words how much I loved working with Sarah, David and their family and was an incredible day. Only fifteen hours after six inches of snow fell in Philadelphia, we were blessed with a fifty degree day to celebrate with the new Mr. and Mrs. Reinke. Sarah and David decided to keep things traditional ...