It doesn’t get more iconic than a Philadelphia wedding at the Water Works. The wedding venue is undeniably in a picturesque setting, resting just below the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Complete with lavish interior spaces of rich contemporary luxury and gleaming crystal chandeliers.
The Cescaphe team is famous for taking care of all the details for every Cescaphe bride. Each Cescaphe wedding comes with an event coordinator that will simply bring so much joy to the bride. The planning process is very important, especially if your getting ready space or wedding ceremony is in Center City. It takes flawless attention to keep so many moving pieces organized! And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the food! Cescaphe events are known to have some of the best food throughout the entire day, displayed in a pleasant design (the late night snacks especially help keep the party going!). Cescaphe Events’ standard wedding package is truly exceptional. It includes a personal bridal suite, an hour and a half cocktail reception, a six-hour wedding reception with a three-course dinner and top-shelf open bar, and a four-tier wedding cake. Let’s be honest, that’s an AMAZING package that is sure to make your wedding day truly special. The cost is not cheap, but it’s worth it.
Molly and Warren were such good hosts to their guests on the big day. Family and friends from across the world enjoyed the iconic views that Water Works offers. There is nothing quite like a Cescaphe venue! In classic Philadelphia style, the wedding reception overlooks boathouse row and the Schuylkill river, with the art museum perched dramatically in the background. The landscaped grounds complement the classically elegant structures. As wedding photographers, we’ve often battled the crowds at the front of the art museum, but the wedding photos can look so much more unique with the art museum in the background! The main ballroom appears after the columned walkways and tented veranda, under designer tents with a breathtaking backdrop. The grand pavilion drew visitors into the perfect outdoor reception where guests could happily talk and dance across the six hour affair. The vintage gazebo is a natural choice for evening cocktails.
Water Works offers three different settings for your wedding reception, each with magnificent views
The Engine House is a historic venue in Philadelphia that can comfortably accommodate 85-140 guests. It features espresso-stained hardwood floors, sparkling chandeliers, and a custom gray and ivory tented veranda overlooking the Schuylkill River. Couples who choose to host their ceremony at The Engine House will receive an additional half-hour of reception time. This venue is perfect for couples who are looking for a more intimate wedding. It features a classic and elegant atmosphere, and the private bridal suite is a great perk.
The Grand Pavilion is another outdoor venue at Water Works that can accommodate 150-200 guests. It is framed by neo-classic pillars and offers stunning views of the Schuylkill River. Couples who choose to host their ceremony at The Grand Pavilion will also receive an additional half-hour of reception time. This venue is a great option for couples who want a more grand and dramatic wedding. The views from the pavilion are stunning, and the gracious neoclassical architecture pillars add a touch of elegance.
The Mill House is the largest venue at Water Works and can accommodate up to 350 guests. It is a custom-designed, tented outdoor space that has been home to some of Philadelphia’s most grand affairs. Couples who choose to host their ceremony at The Mill House will receive an additional half-hour of reception time. This venue is perfect for couples who want a large and festive wedding. The custom-designed tent is spacious and elegant, and the venue has hosted some of Philadelphia’s most memorable weddings.