About

Cescaphe is Philadelphia’s premier wedding brand. Founded by Joe & Andrea Volpe in 2003, the business has grown from a small company producing dream weddings at Cescaphe Ballroom, to a team of trend-setting experts coordinating extraordinary events at six distinctively unique, gorgeously appointed venues throughout Philadelphia. Today, Cescaphe orchestrates over 1,000 weddings annually at Cescaphe Ballroom, Tendenza, Vie, Down Town Club, Water Works and The Lucy.

The Story
of Cescaphe

The Cescaphe Story

In the Philadelphia region, Cescaphe is universally recognized as the gold standard for weddings—a name synonymous with style, panache, and perfection in everything it does. Even now, Cescaphe is continually refining and redefining the wedding experience for newer generations of brides, grooms, and celebrants.

The Company

Founded by Joe & Andrea Volpe in 2003, Cescaphe has grown from a small company producing dream weddings at a single venue—Cescaphe Ballroom—to a team of trend-setting experts coordinating extraordinary events at six distinctively unique, gorgeously appointed sites throughout Philadelphia. Today, Cescaphe orchestrates over 1,000 weddings annually at Cescaphe Ballroom, Tendenza, Vie, Down Town Club, Water Works, and The Lucy.

The History

Veteran event planner Joe Volpe was catering a party for a Philadelphia real estate developer when the host invited Joe to join him in checking out the shuttered Imperial Theater in the city’s emerging Northern Liberties section. Joe and his wife, Andrea, immediately fell in love with the idea of transforming the former movie palace into an upscale wedding venue. With loans from family members and a somewhat apprehensive banker, they proceeded to gut and renovate the space that would become Cescaphe Ballroom.

About Joe Volpe

Cescaphe Founder & CEO Joe Volpe has spent more than 30 years pursuing the singular goal of fulfilling wedding dreams for brides and grooms across Philadelphia. Since founding Cescaphe with wife Andrea in 2003, he has grown the company into one of the most successful wedding brands in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Core Values

Integrity

We Always Do The Right Thing

The Guest Is Always Right

We Always Do The Right Thing

“YES!”

Respect

For Our Guests, Our Teammates,
Our Brand & Ourselves

Teamwork

We All Look Good Together;
We All Look Bad Together

Passionate, Positive Attitude

We Believe In The Power Of Ideas And Dreams,
And That Nothing Is Impossible

Genuine Caring

Hospitality Is Our One True
Competitive Advantage

Humility

Principles Over Personality;
Truth Over Harmony

Growth & Development

Our Brand Grows When We Hire,
Train, Develop & Retain The Best People