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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

Its combination of gracious Neoclassical architecture and then-revolutionary technology once drew visitors from around the world. Today, the Water Works provides one of the...

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: 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Even as I am writing this email, I had two people message me that it was the best wedding they had attended.

    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 […]

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  9. 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, Czech […]

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  10. 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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