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

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

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 c...

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 – 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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  2. “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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  3. Cescaphe University: Cake Decor – April 2018

    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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  4. 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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  5. Cescaphe University: Bridal Fashion Show – March 2018

    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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  6. “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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  7. 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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  8. “Cescaphe helped us pull off a phenomenal event in less than three months.”

    Excellent from top to bottom. We had a very short engagement and not long to plan, and Cescaphe helped us pull off a phenomenal event in less than three months. The planning leading up to our wedding was easy, with the biggest element being the meeting in which we made all the decisions about linens, […]

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  9. Cescaphe University: All About the Groom – February 2018

    February’s Cescaphe University at Tendenza was all about the very important gentleman of the hour, also known as the Groom! Not only is the groom ecstatic to be marrying the love of his life, but taking part in the wedding planning enhances the overall experience for him too! There are endless elements of a wedding […]

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  10. A Thanksgiving Eve Wedding

    What better way to kick off the holiday season than with your loved ones? – And better yet, turning it into the biggest celebration of your life!  As possibly the most anticipated night out of the year, Thanksgiving Eve is a night where everyone is searching for something exciting to do.  At Cescaphe, it is […]

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