Venue Information

It's hard to image what this beautiful, grand ballroom looked like when it was a movie theater back in the day. We're fortunate to have many magnificent venues in Philadelphia and the Cescaphe Ballroom is most certainly one of the gems.

Cescaphe’s Vie encompasses artistic beauty and classic style. This building is distinctive in that it combines European art and contemporary design. Vie provides a range of settings that merge to make you feel like you were in Europe for a celebration.

The Grand Ballroom and its quiet, intimate courtyard may be used for ceremonies. The private courtyard is a lovely ceremony location where the couples may exchange their vows on the outdoor stage while their guests all get a fantastic view. With its steel structures and colorful plants, the courtyard creates a creative yet romantic vibe.

The Grand Ballroom has a French-style interior. Its beautiful chandeliers and ceilings harmoniously tie the space together. It also has a stage where couples may exchange vows. The Grand Ballroom is always used for receptions, but it also holds three other connected rooms for cocktails.

Cescaphe provides a stunning setting for your wedding. Their services and cuisine are designed to provide the best wedding experience.

Venue Address

923 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Wedding Stories

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Downtown Club by Cescaphe|Jodi & Patrick

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Vie by Cescaphe Wedding|Gabrielle & Mike

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Cescaphe Philadelphia Wedding|Megan & Josh

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A Vie Micro Wedding| Alexandra & Clark

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Cescaphe Ballroom Wedding|Melissa and Jared

I vividly remember the first time I spoke with Melissa as I was on vacation in Greece when she called. We spoke about her wedding at the Cescaphe Ballroom, her fiancé Jared, traveling, her career in law and how important her family was to her. She was super easy to talk to and had a very warm and friendly personality. ...

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Beautiful summer wedding at Tendenza|Gabriella + Nick

Gabriella and Nick's beautiful summer wedding at Cescaphe's Tendenza was everything I knew it would be! From the moment we got together for their engagement session you could see how this couple was all about truly celebrating what they have in each other. We had such a great time that night and I was really looking forward to spending their ...

Waiman + Ronnie|Downtown Club Wedding

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You may think that a couple from Atlanta, Georgia wouldn't want a winter wedding in Philadelphia. You would also think that when the wedding day arrives and it's 20 degrees and snowing like crazy that they wouldn't want to go outside for pictures. Well, I can say that I was WAAAY wrong! When I called Allison the morning of the ...

Waterworks Philadelphia Wedding|Fran & Zack

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Cescaphe Ballroom Wedding|Angelisa and Joe

This was a great day spent with an awesome couple! Angelisa and Joe had a clear vision of what they wanted their Cescaphe Ballroom wedding day to be: Classic, Formal, Elegant and lots of time with their very close families and friends. We began the day at the Renaissance Hotel in Old City Philadelphia while the guys got ready at ...

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Tendenza Wedding | Stacey and Patrick

Stacey and Patrick designed their amazing Tendenza Wedding by taking standard traditions and making them their own! Stacey didn't bother with "something old, something new etc. Instead she and her groom incorporated "handfasting" into their non-traditional ceremony, adapting an old celtic tradition in which the couple's hands are bound together with a ribbon as public declaration of their commitment to ...

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Ballroom at Ellis Preserve | Katie and Joe

We had our first of three visits this year to the beautiful Ballroom at Ellis Preserve recently for Katie and Joe's wedding day! I always look forward to working at any of Finley Catering's venues. The staff is always friendly, take great care of our couples and each venue has an interesting history! Getting ready for the girls took place ...

The Downtown Club Wedding | Danielle and Frank

I had such a great time in NYC with Danielle and Frank for their engagement session the month before their late March wedding and was really looking forward to spending their wedding day at The Downtown Club with them. With their easy going personalities and they way they described their family and friends to me, I couldn't help but look ...

Vie Philadelphia Wedding|Christine and Jeff

Christine and Jeff were as calm and cool as you could hope for on a hot, humid July afternoon for their Vie Philadelphia Wedding. After some quick getting ready photos, we met in Rittenhouse Square for the first look and bridal party photos. While I was setting up a shot, I noticed that Christine had a bag with a bunch ...

Summer Cescaphe Wedding | Dana and Pat

You know how there are some people you meet in life that you immediately feel comfortable with? Well, in Pat and Dana's case, I not only felt that way about them but both of their families as well. You won't find two nicer, FUN, easier to get along with...I could continue with a lot of positive adjectives here but suffice ...

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