image2

SunnyBrook Ballroom History

 

One of the few remaining dance halls of the pre-World War II era still in existence, The SunnyBrook Ballroom is a vivid and well-known landmark of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. It began as a swimming club in 1926, featuring a large circular swimming pool where the socialites spent their summer days basking in the sun.  In 1931, after the depression, the ballroom was constructed rising to prominence as one of the country’s great dance floors during the big band era of the 1930’s and 1940’s.


Throughout its heyday, the historic ballroom was a regular stop on the tours of all the era’s big bands, including: Benny Goodman, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra.  The venue has also hosted political rallies, community meetings, weddings, wedding receptions, class and family reunions, high school proms, and other events that have made it a local monument to the past.


The historic ballroom underwent minor cosmetic renovations to revitalize and modernize the grand space. In addition to the ballroom, The Melody room was constructed to add three new rooms.  The Wedding Garden, which was once the well-known circular swimming pool, received an extensive makeover. Keeping the history of SunnyBrook in mind, the style of the 1920’s and 1930’s was the inspiration for the banquet space. Gatsby’s.