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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

Private: 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

Its combination of gracious Neoclassical architecture on the outside and then-revolutionary technology within once drew visitors from around the world—including Char...

Capacity: 100-400 guests

The Lucy

Located on Philadelphia’s famous Avenue of the Arts in the heart of Center City, The Lucy encompasses the Cescaphe brand’s reputation for sophisticated, luxe venues. The elegant venue combines a modern interpretation of 19th century detailing with modern textures and materiality. E...

Capacity: 150 – 300 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. A Special Surprise at The Lucy!

      David and Danielle had a beautiful fall wedding at The Lucy on October 9, 2021. As the leaves were changing colors, Danielle was changing her last name. Little did Danielle know, she was also about to experience an extra memorable surprise that evening…. How did you meet? “Danielle and I met back in 2009 […]

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  2. REAL WEDDING: Tia and Brehden’s Summer Wedding at Vie

     Tia and Brehden’s story started at a local bar in Philadelphia, eventually leading to a beautiful July wedding at Vie.  Their journey started through mutual friends and a fun night out. Little did they know Brehden would end up on one knee down the shore, in front of all their family, asking Tia for her […]

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  3. Introducing Franklin’s View: Cescaphe’s Newest Addition

    Just as Benjamin Franklin made sparks fly with his famous key and kite experiment, Cescaphe is dedicated to creating that same magic for your event in this historic square that bears his name, bringing love to the one of Philadelphia’s 5 original squares. Since 1825 Franklin Square has been a staple for locals and tourists […]

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  4. REAL WEDDING: Tanisha and Wardell’s Micro Wedding at Water Works

    Why did you choose a Cescaphe Wedding?  Water Works is such a historic landmark in Philadelphia and I would visit this area with my father when I was a little girl.  We knew we wanted an outdoor ceremony and I knew that there was no other place in Philadelphia that I would be happy with.  […]

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  5. REAL WEDDING: Rebecca and Frank’s Micro Wedding at Water Works

    Why did you choose a Cescaphe wedding? We have attended two Cescaphe weddings outside of our own and we loved everything about them, including the food, amazing level of service, and the beautiful venues.  We also wanted to have our wedding at Water Works because of the location by the water. It is such a […]

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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