Raise your hand if you remember seeing what we now know is Water Works while driving (sitting in traffic…) on the Schuylkill and wondering what that Greek pavilion was at the foot of the Art Museum. Ah – I see I wasn’t alone!
A few years back, Cescaphe began hosting weddings at this Philadelphia icon, and I adore that not just because it’s a breathtaking setting (and the Cescaphe food!), but because these events have introduced so many Philadelphians to one of our cultural gems. How many runners along Kelly Drive pass by here without venturing in? How many more thousands sit on the Schuylkill like I used to, wondering what’s inside?
Rebecca & Jeff are a Philadelphia couple through-and-through, and Fairmount holds a special place in their heart. It’s where they first met, where they first lived, and made so many memories in along the way. When it came time to choose a venue, there was never any question: Water Works.
Wanting a more intimate wedding, Rebecca & Jeff chose not to construct a tent on the Water Works pier, but use the beautiful Engine House, with its elegant chandeliers, beautiful carved woodwork, and stunning balcony overlooking the skyline and the river.
We explored the Art Museum’s gardens and took full advantage of that stunning Water Works architecture during portraits and family photos. Jeff smashed the glass to conclude their ceremony and guests dined on the cocktail hour-and-a-half. EBE serenaded the party and kept the dance floor moving, and Rebecca & Jeff celebrated their way into a wonderful marriage, on a perfect winter’s day.