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The Experience

Excitement. Anticipation. Jubilation. Celebration.

A wedding day is a day like no other. Yet the walk down the aisle is but one step in the journey to marriage. A journey best begun free of stress and filled with joy. Let us help you plan a day that creates a lasting union between brides, grooms, families, and guests. A day overflowing with love, wonder and beauty. A day that is forever yours.

Welcome to Cescaphe

Here, fantasy becomes reality. No request is too big, no detail too small. From playful and intimate to dramatic and bold, we understand everything it takes to make your day radiant. Our six extraordinary venues stage over 700 weddings each year, yet no two are alike...with one exception: They all exceed expectations.

Imagine

What better time to dream big dreams? To go beyond the expected, the conventional, the tried and true? If you have a vision of your perfect wedding, we'd love to share it. Nothing gives us more satisfaction and delight than working with brides and grooms to help make their fondest wishes come true. From personal concierge services to helping you become more informed through activities like Cescaphe University, we're always working on new ways to make wedding planning easy and enjoyable.

Plan

Congratulations on finding your love of a lifetime! Now that you've decided to celebrate this love with friends and family, our team of expert wedding planners and professionals is ready to help you create the wedding you've always dreamed of. We know how much this day means to you and we take the responsibility of hosting it with absolute seriousness. We promise you that it will be a day that fulfills all your dreams and creates memories that will last forever.

Celebrate

Because we take your wedding day as seriously as you do, each and every event receives our full attention. In addition to taking the time to work one-on-one with each bride and groom to help them envision, design, and create the celebration of their dreams, our wedding team spends more than 30 hours meeting internally, perfecting every step and every detail of every single wedding-so that you will never have to.

Wedding Wisdom

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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. […]

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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