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Guests

We prepare special menus. We prepare entrees to order. We’re respectful and attentive to seniors – and likewise to every child in the room. We do everything we can to make every guest feel relaxed, comfortable and important. But the larger question remains: “What are the expectations of guests at a wedding?” It really depends upon you, the brides and grooms, because you set the tone that allows your guests to have fun. For when your guests have fun, your wedding will be transformed from an event to a celebration.

After all, the occasion is about people coming together and the sentiment should extend to your guests, who often bring the wedding to life. Not just for themselves, but for the entire wedding party.

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

Cuisine

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.

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Logistics

After all the planning and preparation, all the weeks and months of expectation, all the hustle and bustle of the final hours before, you deserve a day without a worry in the world.

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Wedding Wisdom

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. “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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Cescaphe University: Bridal Fashion Show

    Our March Cescaphe University featured an iconic wedding detail that most brides do not do without! With the help from local experts, we assisted our Cescaphe Brides with bridal gown inspiration, advice on what to expect while dress shopping and input on how to come prepared!   It was a pleasure to have The Lovely […]

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  9. “We fell in love with Cescaphe Ballroom. It was exactly the ambience that I was dreaming of: elegant, grand, classic.”

    I first heard about Cescaphe from my boss.  His daughter had just gotten married at a Cescaphe venue and his only “complaint” was that there was too much food.  And that is exactly what I wanted!  So that weekend my, me (now) husband and I took a grand tour of all the Cescaphe venues.  We […]

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  10. Water Works – Mill House Deck Wedding

    A fairy tale wedding to remember.  The beautiful newlyweds, Ashley and Daniel, celebrated their love with us this past fall –  in a gorgeous way!  Turning Ashley and Daniel’s dreams and wedding day visions into a beautiful reality, one important detail at a time. This Water Works Millhouse Deck Wedding will take your breath away…  […]

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