Book Your Wedding with Cescaphe Weddings
A BALLROOM IN PHILADELPHIA, PA
Cescaphe Event Group is a premier wedding brand in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area. The company was founded in 2003 and is made up of a team of trend-setting event coordinators. Cescaphe Event Group offers their wedding planning services as well as their amazing event venues to brides and grooms searching for the ideal place to hold their wedding festivities.
Cescaphe Ballroom is an elegant venue that seats from 150 to 300 wedding guests. It features old-world style with cathedral ceilings, gold and crystal chandeliers, hand-carved wood moldings and elegant ceiling draperies. This 4,500-square-foot facility has a baby grand piano, a dessert area and a garden courtyard.
The Atrium at Curtis Center is a historic venue that features a Tiffany mosaic mural, hand-carved marble accents, a stained glass window, marble floors, crystal chandeliers and palatial columns. This 12-story atrium event space holds as many as 500 wedding guests.
Tendenza is an ultra-chic event venue that's housed inside an industrial space in the Northern Liberties neighborhood. It features three levels of cocktail space as well as a huge ballroom. The venue has beamed ceilings, exposed brick walls, brushed aluminum lighting, a large dance floor and floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Tendenza accommodates from 150 to 240 guests for a wedding.
Water Works is an event venue for 100 to 175 guests. This event space is a National Historic Landmark that offers breathtaking views of the city skyline and Boat House Row. Water Works features iron and crystal chandeliers, tiled and hardwood floors, towering columns and a veranda with custom tenting.
The Down Town Club is located in Old City and offers amazing views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and Independence Mall. This space covers 3,000 square feet, holds 125 to 220 guests and features hand-carved moldings, inlaid marble floors and antique chandeliers.
Vie is a huge cocktail space that holds 175 to 600 guests. It features custom bars, an imported arched tile mosaic, silk curtains and a two-story reception room. This space also has its own urban courtyard.
What You Should Know
Cescaphe Event Group offers an assortment of wedding packages for each of these amazing venues. All packages include an event manager, event chef, head server, maitre d' and valet manager to oversee the entire event.
The Exclusive Six Hour Reception package entitles the bride and groom to exclusive use of the venue of their choice for their wedding day. It starts with a one and a half-hour cocktail hour with top shelf liquors. In the ballroom, guests find elegant place settings at stylish tables with chiavari chairs and custom table linens. The package includes a three-course plated dinner, a chilled champagne toast and table-side service.
The Cocktail Hour & A Half package includes champagne, a selection of cocktails, cold food stations, interactive food stations attended by chefs and butler passed hors d'oeuvres. High and low cocktail tables are set with votive candles and background music is provided.
Wedding Ceremony packages include a pre-ceremony champagne greeting for guests as well as light refreshments stationed at the bar. A variety of customized items are available for wedding ceremonies including chiavari chairs.
Perks of hosting a wedding at a Cescaphe Events venue include:
- Private bridal suites
- Lounge areas
- Custom dance floors
- Built-in stage and lights
- Valet parking
- Coat check
- Vintage trolley transportation
From the Vendor
Philadelphia's Premier Wedding Brand
Cescaphe operates Philadelphia’s top wedding venues, orchestrating weddings at Cescaphe Ballroom, Atrium at Curtis Center, Tendenza, Vie, Down Town Club and Water Works. Our distinctively unique, gorgeously appointed wedding venues are conveniently located throughout the heart of Center City, easily accessible from New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and throughout Pennsylvania. Our team of trend-setting experts will coordinate extraordinary celebrations to exceed any couple’s wedding dreams. To schedule a tour or find out more information please visit www.cescaphe.com/contact or call us at 215.238.5750.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Waterfront, Historic Venue
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Service Staff
There isn’t enough we can say about how amazing the Cescaphe event group is!! From the time we booked the venue (The Atrium at the Curtis Center), I knew we were in good hands. Everyone I spoke with was knowledgable and accommodating with any questions I had throughout our planning process (and I had a lot!). Dawn Mullan was so helpful at our menu meeting - ensuring we understood the many options we had. Jessica Kerrigan was hands down the most WONDERFUL Event Manager we could have asked for - She was so pleasant to work with, and she made the week before the wedding completely stress-free. On our wedding day, Jessica and Colin were just incredible. We forgot the boutonniers for the groomsmen, and Colin had someone go back to our hotel to get them. Colin made sure we had everything we could need, and Jessica ensured the night ran smoothly. And it did - it was PERFECT! My parents had their own Cescaphe staff member helping them, who ensured they had anything they needed during the reception - she was fantastic also! If one of our guests had to leave early, the team packed up the meal for them. At the end of the evening, the staff made sure we had everything packed and in boxes to bring with us. They were more attentive, helpful, and kind than we could have hoped for! It has been almost a year since our wedding, and we are still told by everyone we see that it was the best wedding they’ve been to, and they are still thinking about the food!! The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous, and the staff was top-notch. We highly recommend The Atrium at the Curtis Center/Cescaphe Event Group to anyone looking for a venue!! It was the best day of our lives! :)
A dream come true!Reviewed on 6/10/2015 Diana D
I could not have been happier with our decision to have our wedding reception at the Cescaphe Ballroom! I fell in love with the Ballroom years ago and when it was time to plan my wedding was shocked to see the beautiful updates which were recently done to the ballroom! Cescaphe makes planning a piece of cake - they are truly the BEST at what they do! We didn't worry about a thing and truly had the time of our lives! Our wedding was in March and both our parents phones are still ringing off the hook with compliments that our wedding was the best wedding guests had ever attended! I hope one of our friends gets married here soon, I've been thinking about their delicious food since the wedding!!! It doesn't get better than a Cescaphe wedding!!!!
perfection!Reviewed on 8/11/2013 Dara S
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.
We were just recently married on a VERY Snowy Friday in December! Our reception was held at Tendenza and despite the chaos that comes with extreme weather, the staff at Tendenza was calm, prepared and did not allow us to feel any stress at all. There are really no words to describe how amazing our maître d, Robert, was. He took care of absolutely Everything and even assisted the photographers to get the pictures that we wanted. He not only took care of my husband and myself but really treated everyone as if they had been his friend for years. As unconventional as it is, he took breast milk from my bridesmaids to refrigerate without blinking an eye, he consoled the MOH who was upset about her speech, he had the chef fix our broken hash tag sign with fondant lettering, and made sure that everyone had a drink in hand and a positive attitude. He truly wanted Every single person to have a great time and he definitely did. I could go on with many more amazing things that Robert did for us (some of which I knew day of, many of which I am still being told about today) but as amazing as he was, I don't want to forget to mention the rest of the staff and venue. The entire staff was smiling from ear to ear and incredibly helpful the entire night. Several of our guests have allergies and the wait staff made them feel so comfortable as they already knew who they were and assured them that they would have a great meal. The venue itself was stunning. The attention to detail and of course the food blew us and our guests away. Our cake, which we were given through the venue was gorgeous and yummy! They also waited to put the cake topper on it so that we would have that special photo opportunity. We also included the up lighting through beautiful blooms which really gave the room an extra special feeling for the day. These are just a few amazing things about Cescaphe (ESPECIALLY TENDENZA)but I highly recommend this venue for so many more reasons.
We had the best wedding day ever! Cescaphe event group handled everything. Everything was perfect! It was amazing!
Where do I even begin?! We had our dream wedding at Vie on October 20, 2017. First off, Vie is just breathtaking. From the high ceilings, to the beautiful mosaic as you walk in...you will not find a more amazing reception space. It matched my vision for a classic and elegant wedding to a tee. Everything from coordinating every little detail beforehand to the execution on the day of was just simply amazing and perfect. Cescaphe's team is the BEST. When my husband and I were looking for a venue, we knew we wanted an over the top cocktail hour and bar. We wanted to "WOW" our guests and for everyone to have an amazing time and believe me, we got that and MORE. Everyone is still talking about our wedding over 2 months later. From the beautiful ceremony in their courtyard to the out of this world reception, they were on point with everything. The cocktail hour was OVER THE TOP AMAZING! And the staff could not have been better. We had guests who were coming from North Jersey and got caught in traffic and missed our cocktail hour. They were STARVING by the time they got to the reception. The team at Vie actually brought them additional plates to ensure they had enough to eat and were happy! You expect that type of service for your "VIP" guests but they really went out of their way for everyone. The bartenders ended up learning what my guests' drink orders were and halfway through the night my guests were telling me that as soon as they started walking towards the bar, their drink orders were already there waiting for them!! I really cannot thank Cescaphe and their team at Vie for making our dream wedding come true! Our wedding is one that our guests will remember for years and years to come!
We got married at Tendenza and I could not be more happy with our choice! The team there is so accommodating and makes your day seamless. Coordinating and finalizing each detail of your day, making it so you can just show up, party and enjoy. Could not be happier with our choice!!
Words will never justice to how absolutely fantastic Cescaphe was throughout our entire wedding process. We got married at the Atrium at the Curtis Center on 11/18/17 and it was absolutely the best day in large part thanks to Cescaphe. From the first time we contacted them until even after our wedding they were nothing but helpful. They were easy and enjoyable to work with and helped us far beyond what we could have imagined, including suggestions for all of the other vendors we hired. They have wedding planning down to a science and they put my mind at ease throughout the entire process. I truly never stressed because I knew they would make everything work for us. They were kind, professional, timely and beyond helpful. They also worked with us to make sure we could meet with them at times that worked on our schedule since we live in NYC. Everyone we worked with throughout the process was wonderful, but Dana (Event Coordinator) and Vince (Maitre D') were simply fantastic. I can not recommend Cescaphe more--I don't know what we would have done without them.
We got married this past June and had our reception at Tendenza. Cescaphe event group goes above and beyond to make your wedding day the best day of your life. If you’re looking for a place to take care of everything for you- Cescaphe is the way to go!! Robert, our maitre d, was there for our every need and was there to help make our day the best it could be. He was amazing! My family and friends are still talking about how amazing all the food was!! From the cocktail hour to the dessert. Amazing! Cescaphe is professional from beginning to end. There was someone to help with every step of the way. If I had to go back- I wouldn’t change a thing!!
After attending my first Cescaphe wedding (after being newly engaged), I knew what all the hype was about and I wanted in! Our wedding was at the Curtis Center, and it was more perfect than I could've ever imagined. From the initial tours to the wedding day, every experience was fun and super easy and organized. We were never left in the dark about anything. On our wedding day we were so lucky to have had Dana and Thomas by our side. Everything went exactly as planned, and they never failed to make sure every single thing was running smoothly. Having Thomas as our maître d' was like having our good friend with us all night. We couldn't ask for a better experience given by him and everyone who worked so hard to make our day perfect!
The absolute best! Their staff is phenomenal and so easy to work with. Everything about our day was perfect. My husband and I can't say enough great things! Definitely recommend this event group! We love Cescaphe!
I got married at the Water Works last Friday. I can not get over how much this venue exceeded our expectations! Between the absolutely breathtaking beauty to the endless high quality food to the staff, it couldn't have been better. The food was indescribable- so many buttlered hor d'oeurves, multiple different food stations, amazing entree selections, and then endless desserts. People couldn't believe how great it was. Then there was the amazing staff. Jackie and Franco ran the show and killed it! You do not need a day of coordinator when you have these guys. They kept everything running smoothly and whenever there were minor issues, they handled them without anyone worrying. They had such great communication with the other vendors too. I really am still floating thinking about what a perfect place we chose to get married in! Thank you!!
From Start to finish the Cescaphe event group was amazing. We were married at Water Work and it was beautiful. The food was spectacular and the event was very well coordinated. Would recommend using any of their venues
cescaphe is perfection. They know how to do wedding right. Their customer service and attention to detail is what makes them so great. They don't just cater to the bride and groom but to all of your guest. They know how to make everyone in the room feel special and important. The food is out of this world good and what you get per person is extremely reasonable.. they make your reception run smoothly and make it the best night of your life.. highly recommend. We were at cescaphe ballroom venue and it was absolutely amazing
From the venue tours to our wedding day, Cescaphe helped us plan and carry out the most memorable, special wedding day of our dreams! The entire team is professional, knowledgeable, and very focused on what you want for your day. It also helps that everything is included (except gratuity), and you don't have to worry about an extras! We had our ceremony and reception at the Down Town Club, and our guests still can't stop talking about the food, venue, drinks, and our incredible cannoli wedding cake! Our event manager Holly M. went beyond the call of duty-- unfortunately, I came down with the stomach flu on my wedding day and my aunt suffered an injury during the reception, and Holly was there every minute to make sure everyone was taken care of. She laid out all of my DIY decorations and favors exactly as planned. I also want to shout out our Maitre d', Daniel, who kept bringing me saltines throughout the night and packed up our food/dessert so we could enjoy it when we felt better. Thank you so much, Cescaphe, for my beautiful wedding!
The most beautiful wedding at Vie. I cannot express how thankful I am for Cescaphe Event Group and their amazing staff. After looking at a few other venues the deciding factor was how accommodating they said they would be for our Christian/Indian fusion wedding. They went above and beyond on that promise! From the months of planning to the day of the wedding everyone we worked with was top notch. Rose and Jessica were unbelievable at making our dreams a reality and creating a menu all of our guests loved. Vincent and Joe were also incredible. One of the compliments I received was how seamlessly everything seemed to flow the day of the wedding. From the bridal suite being stocked to the constant service for myself, my husband, and our parents, there was never a moment where we didn't have someone to get us whatever we needed. All of those things combined with a beautiful venue and an endless amount of food and drinks made for the best day I could have ever imagined.
If you don't use Cescaphe for your wedding, you're crazy. We had out wedding this past weekend at Tendenza and it was phenomenal. People are still calling and texting us about the amazing time they had. The entire planning process was so smooth and everyone was always on top of it. The price for what you get is incomparable to anything else. There's so much food, amazing decor, and a fantastic atmosphere. My husband and I were waited on hand and foot the entire night as well. We worked with Mary and had Robert the day of to take care of us. We feel as if they are close friends now. They really make sure the day goes as planned and that you walk away at the end with a giant smile on your face. We had a band, which Tendenza's stage fit perfectly. The sound quality in the building was fantastic. We had about 185 guests that danced all night. We also had our ceremony at the venue as well. The way that it was set up was so intimate. I also can't believe how they were able to completely flip the room in to an extravagant set up. I'm going to stop now because I could go on and on and on. In a nutshell, you're basically getting ripped off anywhere else.
My daughter had her wedding at Cescaphe Ballroom on 6/23/17. It was absolutely incredible thanks to the amazing staff. Our guests are still talking about how top of the line everything was. They are shocked when I tell them we did not have to upgrade a SINGLE thing . I keep hearing nightmares from other parents about cost of upgrades and last minute cost increases. There is none of that here - costs are discussed up front and everything is included. The food and the venue are just amazing. Thank you!
I am a demanding NYC sales exec who wants everything perfect on the first try. I looked at a ton of venues in NYC but growing up in PA had a hunch that I might find the perfect venue in Philly. I love history and Old City and was lucky enough to stumble upon Cescaphe in my search. I worked with Betsy during the sales process and I literally can't give her enough praise. She was so professional, friendly, straight forward and helped with me so many things that were not part of her job. I run a team of sales and marketing professionals and she is one of the best reps I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I chose the Downtown Club the second I walked through the doors to the ballroom, it was the perfect. The night of the wedding could not have gone more perfectly. The food was incredible (people won't shut up about it still), the staff was incredible, the venue looked stunning and the event was run perfectly. My NYC friends all said it was the best wedding they've ever been to and the best assortment of food. It's all because Cescaphe knows how to run a wedding like a boss. Victoria was our event manager and made my life so easy. I didn't have time to plan a wedding and she rolled with my tardiness and helped me figure things out last minute. She was so friendly and was so fun to work with, a total pro. With Cescaphe you get a maitre d for your wedding day. I didn't really think much about this in advance and honestly didn't know what to expect. When I say Andrew was a dream come true, I mean it. I could go on and on about how great he was, but I think the fact that my band emailed me specifically to rave about him says it all. "The Maitre D', Andrew, was totally top-notch. He communicated with me so well all night and never left me guessing about anything. Any time I was wondering how much more dance music we'd be needing, as soon as I'd look up, he'd be there waiting to tell me. He made things SO easy." To wrap things up, BOOK THIS VENUE, it was a dream!
When we were looking for venues at the beginning of the planning process, we called Cescaphe and knew pretty much right away we wanted to have our wedding with them. They spent over an hour on the phone with us the first time we called walking us through everything and telling us how they could change each part to fit what we wanted. The bride and her father are both very allergic to shellfish (which features heavily in their standard menu) and they bent over backwards to change the menu and add extras so our cocktail hour still Wow-ed everyone. The planning process was very well done and they made us feel like a priority every single time. They listened to exactly what we wanted and made it happen. Their baker was even able to make our wedding cake which had a giant dragon wrapped around it with sugar-worked wings, and the ice sculpture was the Grey Towers Castle from Arcadia University where we met. It looked amazing. We also wanted to saber a bottle of champagne at the reception which they readily helped us fit in. On the day of, we had Victoria as our coordinator and Andrew as our maitre de. They were both fantastic. Victoria very clearly had a handle on our wedding from start to finish, and she made sure nothing slipped through the cracks. Every detail was accounted for, even things we forgot about. She was absolutely invaluable to our day. Our maitre de Andrew was also invaluable. He was there from the moment we walked in the doors, making sure we were taken care of. He introduced himself to us, and our parents right way, and asked if there was anything we needed. The bridal party had already eaten all of the food in the bridal suite while we were taking pictures, so he went and got us another serving of everything, and brought it directly to us. Throughout the night he was never out of eyesight, and the moment we realized we wanted something he was there. He even ushered our wedding party around after the ceremony when we wanted a moment to ourselves, and then brought us some Champagne to celebrate! I cant say enough about how happy we were that Andrew was there to take care of everything, he did an excellent job. Cescaphe also assigned a head server to our parents for the day of, and our parents could not stop talking about how great she was either. After the night started winding down, the staff made sure no one left without food (if anyone left early they packed up a box for them). Our guests were so impressed with everything from start to finish. From the Valet, to the champagne reception, the cocktail hour, the bartenders, the servers, the dinner, the dessert, everything was impressive. They even found some Liquor 43 for us for the coffee bar, and Pimms for our signature cocktail. At the end of the event, they had everything packed on carts and helped us pack up the car. All we had to do was walk out. We didnt have to worry about a single thing all day, and they took care of anything and everything we needed. I recommend them to everyone.
Not even sure where to begin because everything here was so perfect. If we could give this venue more stars, we would. We had our wedding at Tendenza in February, and from the time we first began talking to them and set up a tour, all the way through the wedding day, it was incredibly smooth. Once we booked the venue, we worked closely with Victoria throughout the entire process. She was amazing - answering all of our questions promptly, coordinating with all of our vendors so there was less for us to deal with, and ensuring everything was set up perfectly. We couldn’t have asked for a better coordinator. Our maitre de for day-of, Robert, was also amazing. He made sure the event was perfect, and that our entire day was stress-free. He told us each time we needed to do something or be somewhere, brought over food for us to ensure we were eating, and really just made sure we had a great time throughout the event. The venue itself was gorgeous - everything was decorated beautifully and just as we had wanted. We got a ton of comments from guests about how awesome the food was and how the cocktail hour was ridiculous - people couldn’t believe when cocktail hour ended and more food was still coming. We spent a lot of time deciding which venue to go with, and we were so happy we chose this one - we couldn’t have imagined a more perfect event.
There aren't enough words to really explain how amazing Cescaphe Event Group is. I just recently had my wedding at Tendenza in January. It was absolutely amazing. From first booking, to menu meeting, to all the back and forth emails, to the drop off appointment, to the day of. Nothing. Ever. Went. Wrong. There's a reason Cescaphe Event Group is the "Premiere Wedding Brand of Philadelphia." They really have their stuff together. Shout out to Dana Yacovelli for all of her help, and Robert who took care of us all night long. You really get your moneys worth at these venues. ALL top shelf bar, the craziest cocktail hour & a half with everything included, no picking how many Hors d'oeuvre you'd like, they all come with the package. I can't tell you how many people have told me it was the best wedding they've ever been to, and people are still talking about it 2 months later. We were super happy with every aspect of our wedding day and can only hope one of our friends get married at their venues soon so we can be a guest at one! Thank you so much everyone at Cescaphe Event Group! Brittany & Chris Levin
We had our reception in Cescaphe's Ballroom. Everything was amazing! The night went so smoothly. We received countless compliments on the food the venue itself being beautiful. The entire staff goes above and beyond to make the night perfect. Our Maitre D made sure we were able to see everything before our guests, that we always had a drink in our hands or food at our table. Our coordinator made sure she was always available for questions leading up to our wedding day. I cannot think of a single complaint. You simply cannot beat Cescaphe!
Cescaphe is the best choice for your wedding. No matter what happens the week of your wedding, they will make sure that your day was remembered as perfect. I can't thank them enough for everything they did for my family and I. By far the best in area of Philadelphia. I can't thank Joe & Renee enough for everything.
We got married at The Down Town Club and the entire experience, from planning, to the day of, was perfect! From our venue visits, to contracting, initial plannings, making selections, and finally, the day of service - everything was incredible and they made us feel so comfortable. Cescaphe knows what they are doing when it comes to planning and executing a wedding! Leading up to our wedding, our event manager, Kristen, was so kind and helpful and we were so excited to see her on the day of our wedding! The staff at the Down Town Club (especially our maitre d', Andrew) made us and our families feel like kings and queens - they were so kind and accommodating. No detail was missed. Finally, if you are interested in Cescaphe, then you've already heard about the food - it is over the top and incredible! We have received countless compliments from our friends and family on The Down Town Club and it couldn't have happened without the team at Cescaphe. We can't recommend or thank them enough!