Cescaphe Event Group is Philadelphia's premier wedding brand. Founded by Joe Volpe in 2003, the business has grown from a small company producing dream weddings at the Cescaphe Ballroom, to a team of trend-setting experts coordinating extraordinary celebrations at six distinctively unique, gorgeously appointed venues throughout Philadelphia. Today, Cescaphe Event Group orchestrates over 600 weddings annually at Cescaphe Ballroom, Atrium at Curtis Center, Tendenza, Vie, the Down Town Club and Water Works.
We Create Once-in-a-Lifetime, Distinctive Events with Genuine Care and Passion, Treating Our Guests Like Family as We Exceed Their Expectations.
We Always Do The Right Thing
And The Answer Is Always:
For Our Guests, Our Teammates,
Our Brand & Ourselves
We All Look Good Together;
We All Look Bad Together
We Believe In The Power of Ideas and Dreams, and That Nothing is Impossible
Hospitality Is Our One True
Competitive Advantage
Principles Over Personality;
Truth Over Harmony
Our Brand Grows When We Hire,
Train, Develop & Retain The Best People
To my Cescaphe Family... Happy New Year!
Winter 2016


As we move into the new year we can all take a moment to breathe after the busy holiday season, which is always where I see our CEG family shine brightest. While I know everyone is working extra hard to make 2016 our best year yet, I want each of you to remember to take the time to celebrate and enjoy your own family and friends. Family is important to me and I want to make sure this value carries over to my CEG family as well.  

This September the Water Works became the sixth venue for Cescaphe Event Group. It was a long 8 month process to acquire the historic property, something that would not have happened without the exhaustive work of Maggie Lahr, SVP Strategic Development. Maggie worked countless hours on this project and thanks to her efforts I am proud to say that this national treasure has been entrusted into the hands of all of us at CEG. The Water Works is an amazing facility seated at the foot of the Art Museum with breathtaking views of Boat House Row and the Center City skyline. The unique structure is a wonderful addition to the CEG collection and will allow us to host couples looking for smaller and more intimate celebrations. We are currently hard at work giving the space the signature “Cescaphe touch” and I cannot wait for all of you to get a chance to be part of the iconic venue’s history. 

As we look ahead to all of the big things happening at CEG in 2016, I cannot help but reflect back on the wildly successful year we have had in 2015. In just one year we hosted 675 events – our biggest year ever! We are all lucky enough to be part of one of the biggest days of our Brides & Grooms and I am overwhelming thankful to each and every member of the CEG family for their hard work that continues to bring happiness to our guests!

Happy New Year!

Joe Volpe

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