74 total reviews
Cescaphe gives you the "bang" for your buck. It is $10 more a head than other Philadelphia Venues but delivers more food and more quality service than other venues I've researched or have been too. We had our wedding at the Cescaphe Ballroom and it was absolutely flawless thanks to Betsy, Michael, and everyone else who helped on our big day. As a bride, they were there for me during the entire planning process from A-Z and the night of the wedding we did not have to "think" or worry at all
Thank you for the review and such kind words! We do try to give you the most "bang" for your buck, and we appreciate your feedback from your beautiful wedding.
The Cescaphe Team
every detail was given perfect attention to: from the ceremony, to the drinks & food! the entire event staff made our night a dream come true.
You're very welcome! Thank you for choosing Cescaphe Event Group to host your special day. :)
Truly an amazing experience! Every expectation was delivered perfectly! The girls in the office shared such an amazing part in the planning as they feel like family now! I can't wait to be a guest!
Thank you Cescaphe Girls, you are all wonderful1
You are very welcome! We're happy to have been a part of your special day.
If you are looking for a venue in the Philadelphia area and choose anyone besides the Cescaphe Event Group you are crazy!! I could not be happier with my wedding day. Based on online reviews I knew I wanted one of the Cescaphe venues. I started looking in February 2013 at their venues and had my heart set on the newly renovated Downtown Club, which at the time was not even finished and it was already book for Labor Day wknd 2014! One piece of advice is if you are interested in the Cescaphe venues to book as soon as possible! We also used the Cescaphe Trolley, which was so convenient and comfortable. They didn't require a down payment and the charge was added to the reception bill, which made it easier for us to keep track of payments.
I ended up choosing Cescaphe Ballroom for the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. I went with Sunday because I knew that a majority of my guests were off on Monday and because there would be a discount for a Sunday wedding. We ended up having 222 guests and did not have many additional feature add on's besides the sparklers .. definitely get the sparklers for your grand entrance. My event coordinator, Rose, was absolutely spectacular! Any concern I had she already had a game plan for. I did not have to worry about a thing! The maitre d', Michael, was also phenomenal. My parents and my husbands parents had their own personal servers who made sure that their glasses were full and assisted with all their needs.
I had the best time of my life at the wedding. I feel that's the usual response from the bride .. but from the time cocktail hour started to the very end of the reception every conversation I had with my guests was about how impressed they were with the venue, especially the food. The food is AMAZING. I have received several letters and emails from both family and friends thanking ME for inviting them to our wedding because they have never experienced such an "over the top" event.
I HIGHLY recommend booking your reception at one of the Cescaphe venues.
We hosted our wedding reception at the Curtis Center a few weeks ago, and we are still hearing from guests about the incredible food and exceptional service. In fact, my husband and I are still talking about it ourselves! From the moment we walked into the reception, exhausted but excited, we were swept into our private bridal suite where we spent a few quiet moments with our closest family and friends. We immediately met our team for the evening, led by Samantha, and were then presented with countless trays of amazing food (food I could actually eat! I am still dreaming of the gluten free mini cheese steaks) while our guests were finishing up their amazing cocktail hour. Then, we got our sneak-peak of the main reception area. We were simply awestruck at how the team at Cescaphe worked together, impeccably, with our florist to turn the Atrium into something out of a fairy tale. Throughout the night, our personal team kept our plates and glasses full, and the incredible staff tended to every need of our guests. We had many special guests with food allergies and health needs, and they were all treated like kings and queens throughout the evening. The entire event flowed flawlessly without a hitch, allowing us to have the time of our lives celebrating with friends and family.
From the first day of our wedding planning, we set one goal: to plan an event that would show our love, appreciation, and gratitude to our guests. We were very focused on guest experience over our own. Little did we know that with the EXCEPTIONAL team at Cescaphe, our wedding was an incredible experience that both we and our guests will never forget. We are so grateful to Samantha and the entire team at Cescaphe for their expert planning, coordination, and service.
Absolutely stunning!! Our guests are still in awe of our wedding! This venue is beautiful! So much food, excellent service and most things are included on them! My now husband and I did not want for anything all night! We were so well taken care of- as were our parents and any other guest who had a wedding through cescaphe! They are amazing to work with- always available and unbelievably accommodating!
Everything was great. It is a pricy venue but it was worth the cost for me. They take care of everything. The food was delicious. The cake was so beautiful and also delicious. I ended up taking a lot of pieces home because the cake was so big. They really treat you nice. I had a lot of people tell me that my wedding was the best they have ever been too.
I recently had my wedding at Vie and it was amazing. The service was the best and the endless delicious food and drink is still be talked about by our guests. The Cescaphe team were extremely accommodating to last minute changes and dietary restrictions of my guests. They truly made it a perfect day for us. THANK YOU for making our day so special!
Cescaphe delivered the most beautiful wedding from start to finish. I had always heard about Cescaphe weddings but had never been to one but given the word of mouth, I fully trusted that the food or delivery wouldn't be an issue. Our main concern with any venue is the food. Being from Philly, your food has to be good for your business to survive and frankly, I will not pay for sub-par food. When I first looked up Tendenza on the website, I absolutely hated it and had no interest at all in the venue. After getting some pricing for Tendenza and no joke, about 40 other places in Philadelphia, they were still in the lead for price versus what they offered. So we took a look...Holy Moly, we fell in love...it was SO much prettier in person!! The per head cost covers your taxes & gratuity and includes 6 hours, top shelf open bar, 30 passed appetizers for 4 food stations for the hour and 20 minute cocktail hour, your salad & sorbet selections, your choice of 3 out of 30 or so entrees, your wedding cake is included and they will do pretty much whatever you want without any additional costs. The desserts are absolutely insane...funnel cake, bananas foster, waffles and ice cream, lava cake plus your "regular" Viennese dessert table. Unfortunately, I didn't get to eat any dessert (too busy dancing) but sure enough, we went home with 2 containers of food, a container of dessert, a container of some cake PLUS the entire top tier of our cake. Our server, Daniel, was nearby the entire night filling up our drinks before they were empty, giving us a 10-15 minute heads up for the arrival of our dinner, before the cake cutting, bouquet & garter toss, etc. The heads up for all these things was really nice so you knew how much time you had to hit the bathroom, finish your dinner or finish up your conversation. There was also someone waiting on my parent in laws and my mother as well- they received the same service as we did. Bridget (and Nicole) were excellent in the planning process as they were very responsive to every email and accommodating to our schedules in trying to set up meetings.
Absolutely no one can beat Cescaphe's price, HOW MUCH you get for your money and the supreme service. Now, I just to convince some friends to have their wedding reception there so that I can actually sit and enjoy all the delicious foods :)
Bravo to Cescaphe and their AMAZING team!
Once again the Cescaphe has impressed us with their dedication to helping to provide you with the best day of your lives! Their attention to detail is second to none and they truly know how to help make your day everything you ever hoped it'd be!
Thank you so much Lally3321! We're so happy to have made your day incredible for you!
I was married at the Downtown Club on February 21, 2014. This place is the absolute best. They are at the top of the game. It really doesn't get any better!!! From the food to the staff, everything was perfection!!!
Hi Najandjam! Thank you for the review, and we're so happy we could make your special day a success! Here's to a lifetime of marriage! :)
-The Cescaphe Event Group Team
What can I say, Cescaphe lived up to the hype. Came highly recommended and worth every penny. Bree and Co. gave us the night of our lives! Our guests have been raving about it ever since.
And we hope they rave about your special night for years to come! Thank you for the kind review, and we'll let Bree know! :)
- The Cescaphe Event Group Team
I was married at the Cescaphe Ballroom, both the ceremony and reception were held on site. Cescaphe is there for you form the moment you sign your contract, I can't tell you how many times I emailed my coordinator with the most random questions, and each time she gave me thoughtful answers. They truly try and make your day magical, and make it all about you. Sadly, I didn't get a chance to eat much of the food, but my friends and family are still raving about it!
Every planning meeting was fantastic. They helped our wedding become a dream come true.
We're so happy to hear that! Thank you for choosing Cescaphe Event Group. :)
Tendenza, a unique and chic venue by Cescaphe Events Group, was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. Cescaphe Events Group is a very organized and “well-oiled” wedding event company. They made the entire wedding planning process stress-free for us, from our initial appointment to see their venues, to our sessions to pick out the menu and linens, to our final drop-off meeting. They offer hundred of linens, an extremely large variety of cocktail hour foods, entrees and dessert stations, top shelf liquor and top notch food and service, all at a very reasonable price compared to other venues in the greater Philadelphia area. The staff did an excellent job setting up our reception room to our standards and ensuring everything looked perfect. Throughout our entire reception, we had a matra di’ at our side, keeping our champagne glasses full, making sure we had enough food and even letting me know I had lipstick on my teeth at one point! The staff also stayed close by our parents and “VIPs” of the night, ensuring they had enough food and drinks, and even bringing over a sampling of entrees and desserts for them to try. When we told Cescaphe Events we wanted to have an anniversary dedication for my husband’s aunt and uncle, who maintain a gluten-free diet, they were more than willing to make them a little gluten-free cake, free of charge. The staff helped us carry everything out to our cars at the end of the night and sent several boxes of leftover food and desserts back with us (something my husband and I were grateful to have as a late night snack!). To this day, our guests are still raving about the unique venue, amazing cocktail hour and delicious food. The only complaint we have of the day is our cake, which is made by their in-house pastry chefs. Though we had heard amazing things about their pastry chefs and that they could create any cake by simply looking at a picture, we were a bit surprised to find that our cake was a little crooked and that the fondant flowers on it were drooping and falling over. I hope this is something they can work on for future brides so they are not as disappointed as we were in the look of our cake. The cake did, however, taste delicious and was very moist. We highly recommend Cescaphe Events Group for your wedding or other special event!
Thank you for your review and we're happy you had such a great time at your beautiful Tendenza wedding! We do apologize for your thoughts on your cake, and we will keep your feedback in mind for future weddings. Thank you!
- The Cescaphe Team
My cake was sooo beautiful and exactly what we wanted. So classic but glam and elegant. And it was sooo yummy too! people still talking about the cake!
We're so happy you loved your cake! Nothing makes a wedding better than a beautiful and delicious cake. :)
The Cescaphe Team
I got married on 11/2/13 at The Down Town Club. Cescaphe was fabulous from start to finish. The people, the food, the setup, were all wonderful. My night was flawless!
We're so happy you were able to have the wedding of your dreams with us at The Down Town Club! We wish you a long and happy marriage Andrea!
The Cescaphe Team
We could not have been more pleased with Cescaphe Event Group and our wedding at The Down Town Club in Philadelphia! Their attention to detail was superb and everyone we worked with was top-notch. The renovations to this venue are just lovely and all of our guests kept commenting about the outstanding views. The food does not disappoint either! My only regret is that we didn't have the chance to eat all of it :-) I would highly suggest both Cescaphe and The Down Town Club to any Philadelphia brides looking for an unforgettable wedding!
We're so happy that you had such a wonderful experience for your wedding at The Down Town Club, and thank you for choosing Cescaphe Event Group!
Anyone who knows or has been to a Cescaphe wedding knows they are just completely out of this world. You honestly cannot get anything better. The food, the drinks, the staff...all amazing. They go above and beyond to make sure you and all of your guests are thoroughly enjoying the event. Michael was great and was there for anything I needed. I wish I could go back and do it all over again! And then go back and be a guest at my own wedding!
We're so happy you had such a great experience with us. We hope you come back as a guest soon!
This place is all about class. It is grand, elegant, and romantic. The cocktail hour rooms consist of an outdoor courtyard, the first floor lounge and bar, and the mezzanine main cocktail room which overlooks the ball room. There is a two room bridal suite with balconies that overlook the ballroom where the bridal party can freshen up, drop off their bags, and hang out before or during the reception complete with all the cocktail hour spreads provided in the main cocktail room.
This place is in very high demand. When we originally went to view it, they only had two Saturdays available over the next 14 months and one of them was in December. As a result, they were not willing to work with us on the Saturday 200 person minimum. We only had roughly 170 people attend, but had to pay for the entire 200. They did throw in a few things and gave us a discount on a portion of the amount below the minimum but we were hoping that we could take some dinners home that we paid for, and that didn't wind up happening. Regardless, the money we paid effectively per person was still well worth it based on the amount and quality of the food and the service. The day-of-staff, including Michael and Mark, our Maitre Ds, and Bree, our wedding coordinator, are true professionals. As soon as we arrived, they approached us as we came off the trolley and treated us like royalty. In advance, Bree asked us for the names and table locations of our parents so that they could pay special attention to them as well. My father in-law hasn't stopped talking about how wonderful the waiter treated him during the night. You could tell right away that all the staff have years of experience in this business. Michael and Mark ensured that we had everything we needed all night. Michael knew what we needed before we did. He even managed the social aspects of the night to ensure that we were mingling and moving through the room. I can’t describe how professional he was. We didn’t have to worry about the details because they managed everything for us and glided us through the night’s events. The food is off the charts. All of our guests were blown away at how much food was served and how great it was. Overall, it was a perfect evening.
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We are Philadelphia's premier wedding brand, servicing a boutique collection of unique venues with impeccable service, culinary expertise, professionalism and attention to detail.
Our venues include Cescaphe Ballroom, Atrium at Curtis Center, Tendenza, Vie, and Down Town Club.
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: More than 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010
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