What is the Marine Corps Ball?

The Marine Corps Ball is an annual celebration that commemorates the founding of the Marine Corps on November 10, 1775. This is a tradition dating back to before the Declaration of Independence and celebrates the many sacrifices made by Marines to protect that Declaration and this country–from 1775 to this present day. General John A. LeJeune, the 13th Commandant, wrote the first Marine Corps birthday message which is read at the Ball.

Where is the venue?

This event will be hosted at the incredible Union League Liberty Hill, located at 800 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

Is there a hotel available?

Guests may start calling in or emailing their reservation requests to 610-825-8000 or lodge@unionleague.org referencing the ETF Architect Marine Corps block. Reservations will be taken up to the cutoff date of October 19th. The room rate per night is $205 + tax, and it includes breakfast for two guests.

What should you wear?

This event is ‘Black-Tie Optional.’ Tuxedos are appropriate, but guests may also opt for a dark suit. Gowns may be a formal evening gown, a shorter cocktail dress, or even dressy separates. This is an opportunity for guests to get dolled up and attend in style!

What is on the menu?

Guests will enjoy a starter of Cavatelli cacio pepe with a Baby Arugula Salad, followed by a duet entrée serving of Manhattan Strip Steak & Sauteed Lobster. Guests may also elect to enjoy coffee and tea with their dessert at the conclusion of the meal.

What if you have a dietary restriction?

If not noted on the RSVP, or if a guest would like to provide further details/instructions, please email ETF Architect’s event coordinator, Alexandra Clinton at Alexandra.clinton@alphaarchitect.com