groom

Groom

The hour has come. Perhaps, you’re a bit nervous. It’s perfectly normal. After all, it’s probably the most important day of your life. At Cescaphe, we’re here to help you relax in good spirits, mingle in good company.

But before vows are exchanged and the party begins you might have a few questions. And you also may want to take an active role in planning your wedding. As advocates for the groom, we consider listening, advising and being a detailed source of information, not just our responsibility, but our privilege. Whether it’s a gift for your spouse, giving a toast or choosing a band, we will be at your side making certain that no detail is overlooked and that everything goes as planned.

Now that you’ve made the transition from fiancé to groom, and are soon to be a husband, it is our distinct pleasure, in every way possible, to help you arrive feeling like the luckiest man in the world.

Plan

Congratulations to both of you on finding the person you want to spend forever with! Now that you’ve decided to celebrate your love with friends and family, our team of expert wedding planners and professionals are ready to help you create the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

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Celebrate

Celebrate

We take your wedding day as seriously as you do. Each and every wedding receives our full attention. In addition to taking the time to give every bride and groom our full personalized attention to help them envision, design, and create the wedding of their dreams, our wedding team spends more than 30 hours meeting internally to go over each and every detail of every single wedding—so that you will never have to.

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Venues

Cescaphe Ballroom

The first stunning venue opened by Cescaphe, the Ballroom glows with classic luxury in the heart of Northern Liberties, one of Philadelphia’s most eclectic and electric communities.

Capacity: 150 – 300 guests

Tendenza

Located in Philly’s vibrant Northern Liberties, Tendenza is a sleek and chic contemporary space inspired by the cutting industrial style of New York lofts. When you want your wedding to make a unique statement, nothing else in the city comes close.

Capacity: 150 – 240 guests

Vie

Our largest venue, Vie is located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Center City, just above City Hall. And embraces you and your guests with elegance inspired by French Provençal design.

Capacity: 175 – 600 guests

Down Town Club

Just across the street from Independence Hall the Down Town Club was founded a century ago as a private enclave for the highest of Philadelphia Society. Today, it freely opens its doors to the most stylish of weddings. Like yours.

Capacity: 125 – 220 guests

Water Works

In the mid-19th century, it was the second most-visited tourist destination in America. Now superbly restored, the Water Works is a National Historic Landmark. And one of the most iconic—and romantic—locations in Philadelphia.

Capacity: 100-400 guests

The Lucy

Located on Philadelphia’s famous Avenue of the Arts, The Lucy encompasses the Cescaphe brand’s reputation for sophisticated, luxe venues. European inspired brass chandeliers illuminate marble accents and ivory wall paneling for a warm traditional aesthetic.

Capacity: 150 – 325 guests

Your Wedding Team

It’s the show of a lifetime, and you’re the stars. Your Cescaphe team is excited to help you shine brighter and dazzle more than you could ever have hoped or imagined.

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I Do

  1. REAL WEDDING – Lauren and Steve

    Cescaphe Ballroom, Saturday December 8th How did you meet?We met while studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic in 2011 during our junior year of college. We lived in the same apartment building, took the same classes, and traveled to the same cities each weekend.  How did the proposal happen?We got engaged on our six-year anniversary. […]

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  2. Tendenza, Italian for “Trend”

    Tendenza, Italian for “trend,” lives up to its name in endless diversities. This venue brings a whole new level of exquisite glam to the Philadelphia Wedding scene.  In its naturality, the urban-inspired ballroom features exposed brick walls with beamed ceilings, combined with chic, dazzling chandeliers and mixtures of glass, stainless steel and reclaimed wood.  With […]

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  3. 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 […]

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  4. 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 […]

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  5. 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 […]

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  6. 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 […]

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  7. Cescaphe University: Photo & Video

    When it comes to wedding details, the importance of capturing your memorable day most likely falls near the top of your priority list. That is why this month’s Cescaphe University shined the spotlight on just a few of our favorite Philadelphia Photographers and Videographers. This trustworthy bunch will beautifully document your wedding day with footage […]

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  8. “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 […]

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  9. 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 […]

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  10. REAL WEDDING: Ashley & Rodney

    Tendenza: Sunday, March 18th, 2018 How did the two of you meet? We met on the campus of Widener University in 2011 as we happened to cross paths in route to class! How did the proposal happen? The proposal happened after dinner at Ruth Chris one warm May night in Northern California.  Rodney surprised me by […]

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