Favorite Aspect of Role
There is no better feeling than watching so many amazing, true love stories unfold. Having this unique opportunity to help just-engaged couples begin the most meaningful journey of their lives is what makes my job such a privilege. Getting to know every couple on a personal level and earning their trust is genuinely rewarding. Knowing that you’ve played a part in making a couple’s dream come true—there’s no feeling quite like it.
Tips for choosing the perfect venue:
- Talk and compromise with each other. Whether you’re thinking of a large wedding or a small one, indoor or outdoor, make sure you’re fully and happily in agreement.
- Be flexible about your wedding date. If you’re willing to consider alternative days of the week, or even months, it will take a lot of pressure off everyone involved.
- Before you choose a venue, put together a tentative guest list to see how many guests you are looking to have, then see which place would be the best fit.
- Ask questions: what is included? Are there surprise costs? Are taxes and service fees included? Make sure you are getting a good value.
My To Do List
I start to work with brides and grooms (and often their parents) when they first call Cescaphe. I go over the extensive Cescaphe wedding experience and educate them more on our venues. The next step is setting the couple up for venue tours. Following the tour I follow up to find out which venue the couple fell in love and I work with them to find the perfect date. Once a date is decided on I will put it on a complimentary 10 Day Hold while they make sure the date is also good with important members of family and wedding party, church is available or other important vendors can accommodate the date. As soon as everything falls in line I will officially secure the date for you and I’m proud to welcome you into the Cescaphe Family!
While most of the calls I get are joyous—from newly engaged individuals, mothers, fathers, and other members of the wedding—some can be challenging. In one case, I received a heartbreaking call from a bride-to-be who had learned that the venue she had chosen had closed its doors just one month before her wedding. I made it my mission to assist her and make their wedding dreams come true. As if by fate, I was able to book her at Cescaphe Ballroom! In less than one month, we were able to make everything come together for the bride and groom as if nothing had ever gone wrong. Helping to rescue their wedding and restore their hopes was one of the proudest moments in my career.
Can Do Crew
Even as I am writing this email, I had two people message me that it was the best wedding they had attended.
Joe, Now that we’ve had a couple of days to relax after our wedding at Tendenza this Saturday, we wanted to let you know how incredible you have made our wedding experience. From our first few emails with Lisa, to our various tours of your spaces, we were impressed by Cescaphe, everyone was extremely helpful and kind. […]Read More
REAL WEDDING – Lauren and Steve
Congratulations to Lauren and Steve who tied the knot with us at Cescaphe Ballroom on December 8th, 2018! Lauren and Steve met while studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic 8 years ago. Talk about fate! We are excited to share their special love story with you! How did you meet?We met while studying abroad in Prague, Czech […]Read More
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Winter Wedding for the Non-Snow Bunny Bride
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REAL WEDDING – Valerie and David
Down Town Club, August 11th, 2018 How did you meet?Temple University School of Pharmacy (2010-2014), but we didn’t start dating until 2 years after we graduated in 2016. How did the proposal happen?Very low key. David proposed right before we were leaving to head to the airport for a trip to Europe – it then […]Read More
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REAL WEDDING – Lindsay & Steve
Cescaphe Ballroom, May 12th, 2018 How did you meet? At a bar in Baltimore, MD on a football Sunday (our mutual friends connected us together). How did the proposal happen? Steve bought a personalized dessert plate that said “Will you marry me?” on it. He originally planned to take me to our favorite restaurant and […]Read More
Cescaphe University: Photo & Video
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“Simply put: beyond belief”
I am the father of the bride, my daughter was married in May 2018 at Cescaphe Ballroom. I have been to many weddings in my lifetime but what my Family, my son-in-law’s Family and our combined Family members and friends experienced yesterday was, simply put: beyond belief. The quality and quantity of food during the […]Read More
Cescaphe University: Cake Decor
It was a fun and informative night at Cescaphe University: Cake Decor! Part of the Cescaphe Experience for all brides and grooms is the opportunity to customize their very own four-tier wedding cake. All #CescapheCakes are designed and created by our very own Executive Pastry Chef, Jennifer Roach and her amazing team of cake artists. With […]Read More