Every Cescaphe wedding is a feast for all the senses, but it’s the culinary experience that sets the stage and raises the curtain for all the celebration that follows.
It’s ushered in with our legendary Cocktail Hour-and-a-Half—and continues throughout the event. With a wealth of choices for every course, as well as special seasonal offerings, our menus are designed to free you to be as creative and original as possible in delighting your guests.
Whatever you select, you can be confident that every cocktail, every hors d’oeuvre, and every entrée will be prepared to perfection and served with attention to every detail.
We wouldn’t have it any other way.
A Passion for Perfection
Prepared with Love
The centerpiece of a great wedding is a great meal. The moment everyone takes their seats is the moment the celebration truly begins. For us, it’s the moment of truth—when we get to impress your guests with our skill, creativity, and artistry. This is what we live for. And why we’re the best at what we do.
So many guests, so many different tastes and preferences. Creating a menu that will please everyone can seem like an impossible challenge—but not for us. With more than 10,000 weddings to our credit, no one is more experienced in crafting the perfect menu for any audience. What may seem like an impossible request to you is more than likely one we’ve already fulfilled more than once. We look forward to working with you to create an unforgettable feast.
All Cescaphe weddings feature our Signature Cocktail Hour-and-a-Half. Guests will enjoy top-shelf cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres, including our chilled seafood bar, two chef-attended action stations, and a selection of 40-50 butlered hors d’oeuvres.
Top Shelf Bar
A top-shelf open bar is standard at Cescaphe. It includes over 40 different vodkas, along with a premium selection of rum, gin, scotch, bourbon, whiskey, and cordials, as well an impressive selection of beers and wines. A Signature Cocktail customized by the bride and groom adds a personal touch.
Couples can choose from our menu of 60-70 selections to create a three-course seated dinner with tableside entrée selection made the night of the wedding (less stress for bride and groom!). Guests will enjoy salad, intermezzo, and entrée prepared to order.
Every Cescaphe wedding ends on a sweet note—with an indulgent gourmet dessert display, highlighted by a chef-attended dessert station. The centerpiece is, of course, a stunning four-tier wedding cake, custom-designed by the bride and groom.
Meet Your Chef
Meet Your Chef
"My career has encompassed a wide variety of cultures and cuisines. At Cescaphe, it is a privilege to apply that experience to make every wedding not just an event, but a work of art in which all our skills, talents, and creativity come together in a joyous, unforgettable celebration." —Executive Chef Joe LaPorte
What do our chefs love as much as creating great food? Sharing their fantastic recipes with you. Here are just a few. (If anything at your wedding inspires you to try on your own, just ask.) Bon appetit!
REAL WEDDING: Paul and Scott
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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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
Tendenza, Italian for “Trend”
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Winter Wedding for the Non-Snow Bunny Bride
Winter Weddings tend to be sometimes an overlooked season in the wedding world. Sure, spring and fall can be the more popular seasons to tie the knot, but with the right team on your side, any season can serve as the perfect, intimate ambiance for your big day. That explains why we’re seeing a growing trend […]Read More
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 – […]Read More
Holiday Weekend Weddings
Celebrations are always in season. That’s why holiday weekends throughout the year happen to be the most anticipated weekends and perfect excuse to get any party started! There is one thing many people have in common about holiday weekends – an extra day off. As if having a little extra time off from work isn’t […]Read More
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