Member Since: 12/11/2011
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
Member Since: 1/23/2012
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!
Member Since: 9/15/2009
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!
Member Since: 3/12/2012
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. :)
Member Since: 1/20/2011
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.
Member Since: 7/31/2011
I can't thank Cescaphe enough for helping to create my vision and perfect wedding day. They made the process enjoyable and everything turned out as planned. Food, timing, etc was impeccable.
Member Since: 12/25/2009
We had our wedding at The Atrium at the Curtis Center in Philadelphia! The Cescaphe Event group made our day everything we could have imagined and more!! From the moment we decided to use the Cescaphe Event Group they could not have been more professional and incredible to work with! I would recommend anyone getting married to visit all four of their wedding venues... you won't find a better place! They absolutely made our day a dream come true and we are still receiving compliments on what an incredible job they did!!
Member Since: 3/7/2010
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
Member Since: 11/16/2012
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
Member Since: 7/20/2008
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!
Member Since: 8/7/2011
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. :)
Member Since: 10/18/2011
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
Member Since: 11/8/2011
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
Member Since: 4/16/2012
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
Member Since: 9/22/2012
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.
Member Since: 10/19/2011
Everything from start to finish was perfect. My wedding was a month and a half ago and people are still telling me it was the best wedding they have ever been to.
Member Since: 11/15/2010
We got married 6/7/13 at The Tendena which is run by Cescaphe Catering...I cannot rave about them enough!! I was very skeptial at first because they do not offer a menu tasting of their food or your cake but I saw many other venues in the city and fell in love with this place so I went for it! the food was amazing!! my guests are still raving about it- they say it's by far the best wedding they have ever been to. The way they cater to the bride and groom as well as your parents and grandparents is AMAZING!! Our maitre'd, Ed, was so attentive and handled any request we threw at him and had such a positive and friendly attitude. Our coordinator Betsy was a doll!! She answered many emails and phone calls from me and always had a pleasant attitude when talking with her. She helped me with so many things and I can't thank her enough!! The ceremony and reception were on site and were flawless! They run like a well oiled machine!! We had no rehersal ahead of time until we got to the venue about an hour before the ceremony started and they ran through everything right then and there and answered any questions we had. No issues!! The coctail hour they provide has so much food that people thought it was the reception! A raw bar, a pasta station, and at least 60 passed appetizers and they were delicious!! The cake was delicious- people loved it. The dessert bar at the end was out of this world. So many of my guests said there was so much dessert they didn't know what to choose. An ice cream station, waffle station, chocolate lava cake, bananas foster, fired oreos and more!! All I can say is if someone is looking to get married at the Tendenza or any other Cescaphe venue- DO IT!! There is no other venues in the city that comapare and for the money- it is so worth it. We almost had our wedding at another venue in the city that would have costed us much more and with much less. Cescaphe is the best team around!!
Member Since: 1/18/2011
I am not even sure where to begin. The venue is beyond beautiful. We have our ceremony in the outdoor space and it was perfect! The reception space is huge and accomodated our large guest list well. The food is just unbelievable, there is not other way to describe it. As for the employees... amazing!!!!!!!!! Every last one from the employees at the office to the employees at the Vie on the night of our wedding- everyone was great! I couldnt have choosen a better venue!!!
Member Since: 1/17/2013
DO NOT USE CESCAPHE EVENT GROUP.
Joe Volpe and Cescaphe are in breach of contract.
They had an operational issue at the ballroom location resulting in power and AC failure during our event. The DJ was forced to scream introductions and power went out during our first dance. And the heat was an issue throughout the event as AC units kept failing. I cannot look at my video or pictures without crying.
They were aware of this issue as we have since found out that this occured at other events there.
Joe Volpe will not accept responsibility and doesw not stand behind his company.
We have been asking for return calls, meetings, and return of any profit (not Cost) Profit from the event. Joe continues to ignore this for 19 months. We are now forced to take legal action.
JoeVolpe's greed and lack of culpabilty is dissapointing, we had very high expectations and Cescaphe has failed to meet any of them.
Member Since: 9/9/2010
From the moment we decided to go with Cescaphe it was an amazing experience!! They made everything run so smooth and there was not one thing they didnt have planned out! It really was the most amazing day of my life!!! They even took the time to help me find a photobooth 3 days before my wedding when my photographer changed his mind! The whole night everyo e said they were so well taken care of! My wedding was October 6,2012 and it is still being talked about... A family memeber who couldnt make it in from out of town actually wrote us a letter saying they heard it was the "social event of the year" hahaha!!! I couldnt have picked a better place to have our reception... Oh and the food is absolutely AMAZING!!! IT WAS ALL WORTH EVERY PENNY!! Meagan is amazing at what she does!!
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Creating Once-in-a-Lifetime Events
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: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: No
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: Yes
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: More than 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site
awards and affiliations
- 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
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008-09