Water Works features Cescaphe Event Group’s only outdoor reception location. During select months the Grand Pavilion will be made available to host your reception. The neoclassical revival architecture dates back to the early 19th Century with towering columns providing windows to the panoramic views that have made the Water Works one of the most romantic locations in Philadelphia. Custom tenting will extend the space on each side to maximize the space and allow for protection from most weather occurrences.
As guests are seated, they are greeted by their servers and a customized menu placed at each setting. With our help, each of our Brides and Grooms will create their own elaborate 3-course menu. As a Bride and Groom at the Water Works, you will choose from over thirty different salad and sorbet combinations and over seventy different gourmet entrées. There is definitely something on Water Works menu for everyone! Don’t worry about having to ask your guests what they want for dinner, we eliminate the extra work for you and take care of each guests’ order tableside.
Our friendly servers will welcome and get to know your guests, taking each of their orders and preferences. Our educated servers and chefs are happy to accommodate special meal requests such as vegan, kosher, vegetarian, gluten free and, of course, children’s meals. Once orders are taken, your guests will enjoy a specially selected salad, alongside a freshly baked roll, followed by an intermezzo of fruit sorbet. We will then serve each entrée, cooked to perfection, accompanied by a starch of your selection and seasonal vegetables.
Throughout your courses, your event team will coordinate dancing and toasts with your vendors and the kitchen to ensure the perfect dining experience for both you and your guests. As your evening progresses, you and your guests will enjoy tableside coffee and tea service, a viennese display with decadent desserts from our in-house pastry chef, and a chef-attended action station, as well as a customized four tiered wedding cake.