- The Experience
- The Venues
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- Cescaphe Ballroom
- Down Town Club
- Water Works
Its combination of gracious Neoclassical architecture on the outside and then-revolutionary technology within once drew visitors from around the world—including Charles Dickens, who praised its “pleasant design.” Today, the Water Works provides rich contemporary luxury in its lavish interior spaces in one of the city’s most picturesque settings, with the Art Museum perched dramatically above and Boathouse Row stretched out along the Schuylkill River just beyond. The iconic views, classically elegant structures, and landscaped grounds and gardens all around make adding an outdoor ceremony to your reception a natural choice.
Capacity: 100-400 guests
- The Lucy
Located on Philadelphia’s famous Avenue of the Arts in the heart of Center City, The Lucy encompasses the Cescaphe brand’s reputation for sophisticated, luxe venues. The elegant venue combines a modern interpretation of 19th century detailing with modern textures and materiality. European inspired brass chandeliers illuminate marble accents and ivory wall paneling for a warm traditional aesthetic. Painted white brick and chevron wood floors evoke a timeless and classic emotion. The Lucy becomes unique with the ability to be customized to the couple’s personal desires and visions for their big day.
Capacity: 150 – 300 guests
- Franklin's View
Steps away from the Liberty Bell, Franklin Square is one of Philadelphia’s original five squares, in which the creation was planned by William Penn in the late 17th century and was named in honor of founding father, Benjamin Franklin. As Cescaphe’s second exclusive outdoor reception venue, Franklin’s View features a rustic garden-chic and contemporary design under translucent tents, accented with luminous lights and a romantic aesthetic.
With breathtaking views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, your wedding at Franklin’s View will be an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime day.
Capacity: 150-300 guests
- The Party
BrideThe guests are met, the feast is set, and all eyes are on you. As you glow with joy, you beam with the serenity of knowing that everything is as you planned, every detail has been attended to, every expectation has been met, and every wish fulfilled. Right up to this moment.
GroomIt’s their big day, but it couldn’t have happened without you. Whether you chose to be actively involved in all the planning and preparation, or were there to lend love and support when needed, you’ve been able to rely on us for advice and guidance every step of the way. Good luck!
FatherYou’re bursting with pride at the wonderful, self-assured person you helped raise and the journey the new couple is about to begin. As you look around at this magnificent celebration, you know that whatever tomorrow brings, today will always live in your heart.
MotherFrom the moment your child was first placed in your arms, you knew this day would come. Now all the weeks and months of planning and preparation are behind both of you. And, thanks to the help and loving support of your wedding team, you’re free to enjoy every second of it.
BridesmaidsYou’ve shared years of friendship. Stories and secrets. Love and affection. And all the anticipation of planning and preparing for the most special day in her life. Now you’re about to share the happiest, most memorable day in her life—in the most special of places.
GroomsmenHe was always there for you. Now you’re there for him. It’s his day to play a leading role, but every production needs a great supporting cast. And that’s where you come in. But don’t worry. Thanks to the best wedding planners in the business, you know your part by heart.
- Wedding Party
Wedding PartyAs family and friends, you’ve always been close. Now you’re about to help create an experience that will bind you even closer—today and for all the years to come. We’re privileged to be a part of this very special day. And overjoyed for everyone who help make it happen.
GuestsThere’s nothing more special than being invited to share in the happiness of a wedding. You are the people, above all others, that the happy couple wanted to be here. And because you matter so much to them, you matter just as much to us. Whatever you need, please ask.
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I want to be surrounded by excellence. Excellence is what inspires me. Joe Volpe, Founder Cescaphe
Extraordinary weddings don’t just happen, they are planned. Joe Volpe, Founder Cescaphe
It’s really all about making your vision become a reality that leaves a lasting impression. Joe Volpe, Founder Cescaphe
From the smallest detail, to the grandest event we build your dream around you. Joe Volpe, Founder Cescaphe
A sophisticated event begins long before the guests arrive. It begins with masterful planning and experience that delivers excellence on your wedding day. Joe Volpe, Founder Cescaphe
Be Obsessed or be Average Joe Volpe, Founder Cescaphe
The wedding world gives you one shot, no re-do’s Joe Volpe, Founder Cescaphe
Everyone has a story and being able to have the opportunity to be a part of one of the most important chapters of their life is an incredibly humbling experience. Joe Volpe, Founder Cescaphe
You are my greatest adventure Mr. Incredible
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out. Robert Collier
All because two people fell in love… Unknown
Love and laughter and happily ever after Daisy Prescott
Welcome to our beginning Unknown
You will forever be my always Swapna Rajput
Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it. Debasish Mridha
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. Audrey Hepburn
The best is yet to come Frank Sinatra