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Client Development

Your friends and loved ones have shared in the great news about your engagement. Now comes your first big decision as a newly engaged couple —where to celebrate your wedding. That’s where the Client Development team comes in. Working with both of you (and often your parents as well), we’ll introduce you to the world of Cescaphe weddings. We’ll listen to your own personal love story and wedding dreams and show you how Cescaphe can help them come to life. Once you’ve found your perfect date and venue, we’ll be there to officially welcome you to the Cescaphe family and get started on all of the planning fun!

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.

Expert Advice

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!

Best Story

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.

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Can Do Crew

  1. REAL WEDDING: Sydney and Nathan’s Micro Wedding at Breve

    Why did you choose a Cescaphe Wedding? Cescaphe’s Breve enabled us to have a “normal” wedding during COVID times. While it was unfortunate that we couldn’t celebrate in-person with all of our family and friends, Cescaphe provided a beautiful venue and delicious catering, all while making it easy to plan our wedding in six weeks. […]

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  2. REAL WEDDING: Jessica and Tom’s Micro Wedding at Breve

    Why did you choose a Cescaphe Wedding? My husband and I chose Cescaphe to host our wedding reception for their reputation and the experience. We have attended weddings hosted by Cescaphe in the past and we were blown away by how amazing they were, especially the cocktail hour – it’s on another level, and we […]

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  3. Cescaphe Pioneers Future for Private Events, Instituting Robust Set of Health and Safety Measures

    ‘Invite to Midnight’ plan seeks to make future events safer for guests and employees June 23, 2020 – Cescaphe, Philadelphia’s premier venues and event planning company, today announced an extensive set of new health and safety standards for events in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Cescaphe’s ‘Invite to Midnight’ plan outlines dozens of new protocol […]

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  4. REAL WEDDING: Kate and Mike

    How did you meet?We’ve been together for 10 years and have known each other since we were about 14. We went to grade school in separate neighborhoods – one zip code apart. We went to the same high school and sat next to each other in history. He was the only one in the class […]

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  5. Cescaphe Univeristy – Invitations & Stationary

    In our February Cescaphe University, we talked all things Invitations & Stationary! We had five local experts lead a panel about the most frequently asked questions on this topic. Robyn from Chick Invitations talked to us about Trends & Colors. Here’s what she had to say! “Branding is a popular trend right now and a […]

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  6. REAL WEDDING: Danielle and Mike

    How did you meet? Mike and I were set up through a mutual friend. It was the best first date I had ever been on. How did the proposal happen? Mike said we were going to dinner with his mom and stepdad on December 29,, 2018. I was getting ready – he made sure I […]

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  7. Cescaphe University – Honeymoons

    In our first Cescaphe University of 2020, we discussed Honeymoons and how to plan the dream vacation that marks the beginning of a lifetime for you and your partner! Our Honeymoons expert, travel agent Pam Draper, led a presentation to give our brides and grooms ideas and tips as they begin to plan this special […]

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  8. REAL WEDDING: Paul and Scott

    How did you meet? Scott and I met on a random Saturday night out at Tavern on Camac in Philadelphia in 2005.  We decided to go out on a date a few weeks later.   How did the proposal happen? Scott proposed to me on Christmas morning, 2019 😊 Why did you choose a Cescaphe Wedding? […]

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  9. Real Wedding: Molly and Adam

    How did you meet? Adam and I met five years ago through one of my coworkers.  A week after, he coincidentally moved into the house a few doors up from me in Manayunk and within days of moving in, we were inseparable! How did the proposal happen? On a Sunday morning in December, Adam convinced […]

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  10. Real Wedding: Kosta and Auburn

    How did you meet? We were introduced by a close friend, and got very lucky that we were a perfect match! We both knew immediately, and we’ve been together ever since that first meeting day. How did the proposal happen? We were planning a trip to London over the summer to go to Wimbledon and […]

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