It has been a few weeks since our wedding and the magic and excitement still has not worn off! The Cescaphe provided us with the night of our lives! There was not one single thing that my husband or I would have done differently. The Cescaphe staff (including everyone who worked behind the scenes) was not notch. I really don't think you can receive better service, attention to detail, ambiance, food, etc...anywhere else. The evening was so perfect and beautiful. Our guests were very impressed and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The Cescaphe is truly a one of a kind venue...they have mastered the art of throwing a perfect wedding. We worked with many vendors and I was less than impressed by the communication skills and responsiveness of most. The Cescaphe staff really made us feel as though they had a personal interest in ensuring that we had a perfect experience from the day we first called to inquire about the venue until we were leaving the reception.
Cescaphe was AWESOME!!! Tori, Dana, and all the members made my day so flawless! I felt as if I wasted my time worrying for nothing before my wedding day. I heard so many brides not being able to eat and enjoy their day, but with Cescaphe I was able to do so. Everything starting from their pricing to their professionalism was magnificent, there are no words to describe their service...they were superb! The only complain I heard from my guests was that...they were way too full from all the delicious food provided. Cescaphe made me feel as if I was the only bride getting married that day and all their attention was on me. I felt like a true princess and I look forward to other special occasions with Cescaphe in the near future! Everything I wanted came true, not to mention my cake...which was even more beautiful than I had expected!
We were lucky to have the most amazing wedding at The Curtis Center in Philadelphia! It's been months since our wedding, and our family and guests still rant and rave about the food and the venue...they say they've never been to such a spectacular wedding in their lives! I was really into planning my wedding, down to every detail, and let me just say, Cescaphe made our reception magical. Our Maitre'd catered to our every need, and all the girls there were great to work with! They know what they're doing! Final comment...I heard countless times..."I've never seen lobster tail at a cocktail hour before!"
Oh my goodness I can not even begin to rave enough about Cescaphe!!! My now husband I and had both our ceremony and reception at Tendenza. I first heard about Cescaphe in the early fall and contacted them about our wedding. We were having a smaller wedding and Natalie told me about their new venue that would be opening in November, Tendenza. She invited us out to see the place and have a meeting to discuss our wedding. When we showed up we met with Dana and she took us over to Tendenza. At that time construction was just beginning, she had to literally move aside a piece of plywood that was being used as the front door! She walked us though a empty, sawdust covered warehouse and told us what the place would look like. She then talked to us about what the reception would be like and showed us some architectural renderings of what Tendenza would look like. My fiancée was nervous, since we didn't really know what it would look like, however I had heard so many amazing things about Cescaphe that I knew this is where I wanted my wedding, so we booked! I am so glad we took that leap of faith because everything was beyond amazing! The venue was beautiful! Classy, elegant, trendy and modern. Everything was well thought out and elegantly decorated. We were so thrilled with how the place turned out.
The FOOD! I can't tell you enough about the food! The amount, the quality, the variety! Guests didn't think we were serving dinner because of how much food there was during cocktail hour. And everything tasted amazing! Guests were literally running over to each other to see what the other one was eating, just to make sure they weren't missing anything. We chose to do stations during dinner and again guests couldn't believe how much there was and how wonderful it all tasted. My favorite part was dessert, again there was just so much! Anything you wanted from ice cream to cheesecake lollipops to cream puffs. They even butlered chocolate chip cookies and milk! And the wedding cake was amazing. I simply gave them a picture of what I wanted and their pastry chef created it. It was so delicious, I can't wait for our one year so I can eat our top layer! We still have friends who are commenting on the food and how it was by far the best food they had at a wedding.
The service was also amazing. From the beginning stages of planning with Natalie, Dana and Alicia to the actual day with Michael, Jamie and all the servers. Everyone we encountered from Cescaphe was amazing and so helpful. During the planning stages any time I emailed a question, Dana and Alicia were so quick to respond. They were so patient with me and so friendly. And then on the wedding day it seemed like we had so many people there to help! Anytime I turned around someone was there to help. Our maitre d Michael was beyond great! He walked us through the rehearsal, was there directing us during the ceremony, and was never far from me during the reception. He made sure everything flowed perfectly and was on top of every detail. I did not have to worry about one thing once I was there because Michael handled it all.
My wedding day was everything I hoped for and more and this was due to having it at Tendenza. It was an amazing venue and the company is amazing. They care about their product and they take pride in what they do. If you are considering Cescaphe, stop considering and book!
Our wedding at Tendenza was absolutely amazing! Everyone raved about the food! And the drinnks! From lobster to bananas foster, it was amazing. One example of how wonderful they are to work with - my maid of honor's printer broke the morning of the wedding and there was no time to print somewhere else, she was going to read it from her iphone which could have been problematic with the microphone and lights, so tori offered to go to the office and print it for her. this could have been a disaster, but of course the staff was ready and willing to do whatever needed to be done to make our night awesome. They make sure that you are served the different kinds of food and any drinks you want, without being intrusive or pushy. They are just amazing. I can't say enough about Cescaphe. I can't imagine why anyone would get married anywhere else! They are such wonderful people. They really know what it takes to make a successful wedding and they make sure that you are well taken care of. Thank you thank you!
Everything was amazing at Cescaphe. I had the perfect wedding. They really think of everything and put on a wonderful event.
Everyone was great and easy to work with. I didn't have to worry about anything.
The food was awesome. Everyone loved it and some people thought the cocktail hour was dinner. The dessert room is ridiculous.
Everyone had a great time and my only complaint is the day goes by so fast I want to do it all over again!
The venue itself is gorgeous! I heard comments from friends and family with words like "fabulous, gorgeous, elegant, beautiful, perfect, amazing". The service was impeccable...we were treated like royalty! From the moment we saw tendenza, we knew it was the venue we had been looking for...trendy, beautiful and very different. The help we received from the event planners through the planning process was wonderful and the day of the wedding couldn't have gone more smoothly. Through all of the changes we made, questions we needed answered in a hurry, the entire staff was on top of everything. We also used the Cescaphe trolley to transport our guests to and from tendenza from the hotel. Even after three pick ups, the driver went back to get some late-arriving cousins to get them to tendenza so they didn't have to take a taxi...wonderful service.
There isn't a bad thing I can say about Cescaphe. We had our wedding at The Curtis Center and it was truly a fairy tale. The food is absolutely amazing, the staff are friendly and beyond accommodating. It was just the best experience I could imagine. We have been married for a little over 3 months and people are still talking about how phenomenal our wedding was. I would recommend Cescaphe to anyone without the slightest hesitation!
Cescaphe was absolutely amazing for my wedding on November 12th, 2011. I had my wedding in the ballroom and it was absolutely beautiful. The food was to die for and the customer service is unlike any other. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone!!! Nichol and Michael really went above and beyond with every detail of my wedding and I am so excited to be able to watch the video and see my pictures of everything to relive that day! Definitely a great value for what you pay for!
The wedding was at the Atrium at the Curtis Center. If you want to be treated like royalty, with no question unanswered and nothing requested being too much, use them. The event coordinators are fabulous and always there and Larry the house manager takes care of everything, including bustleing the brides gown!!!. At the end of the evening everthing had been packed up and they even carried a flower arrangement to our hotel, which was a block away. The food of course, is the best and a fabulous value.
Where do I even start? I had my wedding on 11/6/11 at Tendenza and it was BEYOND wonderful. I looked at a dozen venues in both Philadelphia and Florida, and all of the Cescaphe venues are unlike anything else.
For starters, the room is so stunning that you literally don't need flowers (we had very minimal) and everyone was raving about how beautiful and unique the room was.
The service was impeccable. Guests were greeted with champagne with raspberries. The food is ridiculous and abounding. Our friends kept raving how this was the best cocktail hour they had ever been to. From the raw bar, to the sushi display, to pasta stations, lamb chops...everything was amazing and constantly replenished. The bar is stocked with all top shelf liquors, and there were enough bartenders so that no one was waiting long for a drink. They were constantly butlering out signature cocktails. The main courses (filet, chilean sea bass, and chicken) were equally amazing.
Dessert is an experience in itself. They will create any wedding cake of your choice, and totally nailed the most elaborate cake for us. There was a crepe station with bananas foster. As if that wasn't enough, there was funnel cake, lava brownies, cramel apples, fried oreos, cheesecake lollipops, cannolis... so much more. Oh yeah, and the hit was milkshakes and french fries, suggested by Dana.
Joe and his company will literally cater to your every need. No request is too big or too small. Dana and Tori were instrumental to making my day go seamlessly. They were both wonderful and so much fun to work with. On the day of, our maitre de Ed was beyond amazing. He was constantly going up to me, my fiance, and our families and bringing us food (including lobster tails), cocktails, anything we could ever want. They served us one of every entree and made sure we were happy always.
Everything was beyond our expectations. The price is beyond reasonable and fair for what you get, and cheaper than every other place we visited. I don't know why you would not get married at one of the Cescaphe venues if you live in the northeast.
I cannot say enough nice things about Cescaphe/Tendenza.
When researching wedding venues, I needed something large enough to hold approximately 350 guests--this immediately crossed a lot of places off the list.
Through internet searching, I came across Cescaphe caterers and one of their 3 (now more) locations, The Atrium at the Curtis Center.
The venue itself is nothing short of spectacular. As soon as my husband and I entered, we said "Wow!" and we knew we had found the spot.
We met with the owner Joe--really nice guy that explained everything and gave us a tour. After leaving and telling people we were thinking of Cescaphe, every single person who had been to a Cescaphe wedding raved about the food--quality and amount and service.
The day of the wedding was perfect. Our maitre d', Larry, was outstanding making sure my husband, family, and I were taken care of.
Alicia and Dana were great answering all our questions and walking us through the process.
Tip: if you can spring for the crystal chandeliers...absolutely breathtaking. Alicia from Il Fiore florist provides them. She also did a beautiful job with the decor.
For the amount of $ per head, it was very reasonable and worth every penny!
UNBELIEVABLE! I really don't think i need to say much more. We fully knew what to expect that day with all of the choosing and planning and we were STILL blown away. I can't imagine how our guests felt! The food, service, responsiveness, classiness, elequence and staff were top notch. You havn't been to a wedding until you've been to a Cescaphe wedding!
Not being a Philadelphia native myself, I had not had the privilege of attending a Cescaphe event in the past, but the fabulous reputation for their amazing food quality, exceptional service, and elaborate cocktail hour was enough to make me consider having my reception at the Atrium at the Curtis Center. As an event planner myself, I was even MORE skeptical, not thinking that the great comments we heard from family and friends could all be true-- but THEY WERE! The staff on-site was so accommodating, the Atrium was BEAUTIFUL, and the food-- well, the reputation says it all. And the value for the cost??? If I could give them a 10, I would! An affair like this at any other venue in the city (or outside the city, for that matter!) would cost twice as much! I don't know how they do it, but what they do, they certainly do well. Thank you to all of the staff for such a memorable wedding day!
We had our wedding reception at Vie, Cescaphe's newest event space. It was an AMAZING day. We could not ask for anything more. The staff was extremely professional. Every guest we spoke with said the service was flawless and the venue was breathtaking!
I had heard about Cescaphe's reputation which was why we booked them for our reception, but the experience that they produced for us was far beyond anything I possibly could have ever expected! When I say total perfection, I'm not exagerating! My guests are STILL talking about or recpetion and its almost a month later! From the moment we arrived we, along with all of our guests, were treated like total royalty! Just absolute professionalism, satisfaction, and top notch everything! I can't think about my wedding day and reception without tearing up cuz it was so amazing and beautiful and perfect, i wish i could go back! In a nut shell, its gorgeous, the food is amazing and never-ending, and the staff is incredible ... I can't say enough good things!
This place is AMAZING from the people to the food I loved everything about it and they made my big day so special! Almost everyone at the wedding told us it was the best wedding they had ever been too. The value for the money is great and the staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. I only wish that I get invited to a wedding here soon!
This is for the Atrium on 7th and Walnut.
Amazing venue, excellent and well-informed staff members who will make your event memorable. Venue itself is stunning and elegant. It is a very unique venue which highlights Philadelphia's architecture. Within the price per person, you get valet parking & open-bar, a rare-find.
The only complaint is the acoustics of the building. It is a 12-story building so the sound may get lost. Make sure your DJ plugs into their system b/c they do have ear-level speakers to bring the sound closer to your audience.
Having our wedding at Cescaphe Ballroom was truly an experience of a lifetime. My husband and I, along with my parents, were treated like movie stars!!! I do not even where to begin with this review. Everyone loved everything about our wedding. Meagan and Michael were wonderful and made sure that everything was running smoothly. The space was beautiful, the food was unheard of, and the overall experience was amazing!! I cannot wait to go back to Cescaphe for a wedding to experience things from a guest's point of view.
We used Cescaphe's Tendenza for our January wedding and it was the perfect city chic and winter wedding theme. Ed the bridal party waiter was fantastic and the entire Cescaphe planning staff (Tori and Dana) were very willing to work with our wedding planner and listen to our decor ideas. They listened to what types of foods and drinks we liked and worked it into our night as well. We could not have been more than elated at the result of our wedding reception. The only thing about Cescaphe that was upsetting was not being flexible with pricing for extra services that we were not really going to need. Otherwise, everything was fantastic and truly a different type of wedding venue!