Franklin’s View: A Wedding Venue Spotlight 

If you want a truly exclusive wedding venue right in the city center of Philadelphia, Franklin’s View is a perfect choice. The garden-like setting is perfect for couples who want a romantic space that intertwines a rustic feel with modern elegance. 

The Rich History of Franklin’s View

Franklin's View in Philadelphia

Franklin’s View is located in Franklin Square, right in the heart of downtown Philadelphia and catty-corner to the iconic Independence Mall and Liberty Bell. This historic eight-acre park, planned by William Penn in 1682, is one of the five original squares in Philadelphia. It was later renamed after Benjamin Franklin in 1825 and has served many purposes–including a horse and cattle market and parade ground during the War of 1812. 

Now it’s a bustling public park where locals and tourists alike enjoy the beautiful atmosphere. The mid-19th century fountain and carousel certainly add to the charm of the location and make beautiful backdrops for wedding photos!

The Venue

Franklin's View in Philadelphia

Franklin’s View is owned by the premier full-service event-planning company, Cescaphe. It’s a luxurious outdoor garden venue with a modern and romantic appeal. When you step foot into the stunningly decorated tents, you’ll feel like you’re part of a fairytale. Beautifully draped greenery adorns the high ceilings along with chandeliers that give evening affairs the perfect glow.

Their multiple well-appointed translucent-top tents and space throughout the grounds will serve all of your needs for a grand celebration, all with hardwood flooring. Up to 250 of your loved ones can enjoy the facility if dining, and 300 if you opt for a cocktail-style reception. 

The Service

Franklin's View in Philadelphia

Cescaphe provides upscale amenities with style. They’ll handle all of your needs to make your special day effortless. They provide tables, chic black chivari chairs with ivory cushions, a 12 by 16-foot dance floor, and top-notch catering. Valet parking is also available.

Your wedding will feel like quite the luxe affair with all of the elegant details. The cocktail hour features two chef stations, a full-service bar, a raw bar, and even a customized ice sculpture that will wow all of your wedding guests.

The Memories

Franklin's View in Philadelphia

Franklin’s View is the venue for you if you’re envisioning a wedding celebration in an idyllic setting in the middle of Philadelphia. And New Pace Weddings Films and Photo can help you capture every moment of your big day here. It’s one of our favorites! Get inspired by some of the unforgettable moments of weddings the New Pace photo and video team have filmed at Franklin’s View. 

Dayna & John

Courtney & Luke

Liz & Greg

Whether you choose Franklin’s View or another Greater Philadelphia wedding venue, New Pace Wedding Films and Photo can help capture every special detail of your wedding day.  Get in touch with us to get started!

Franklin’s View Unveiling – 2 Minutes

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Franklin’s View Unveiling Images

Erin & Tom’s Ballroom at the Ben Wedding

Erin and Tom tied the knot on June 18th, 2022. The lovely couple was surrounded by family and friends at their gorgeous Ballroom at the Ben wedding. Erin, who is known online as @erinliveswhole, looked absolutely stunning in her Sareh Nouri gown— her bridal look was timeless and elegant! 

The fun-loving pair were such a joy to work with and we are so happy that we got to be a part of their special day. One of our favorite moments was getting to capture their dog, Coco, smiling for the camera! What an adorable shot! 

We are absolutely obsessed with Erin’s reaction to her wedding trailer:

OH MY GOODNESS! It is so perfect…cue the happy tears and reminiscing on what a wonderful day it was. Thanks for helping us capture it…we will cherish this video forever!”

We wish you nothing but the best Erin & Tom! Congratulations!

New Pace Wedding Films - Erin & Tom

Erin & Tom’s Vendor List:

Venue: Ballroom at the Ben by Finley Catering

Day of Planning: Can Do Events

Videography: New Pace Wedding Films and Photo

Photography: Asya Photography & Jen Woodruff

Event Design: Love Haus Events

Makeup: MJ Bridal ArtistryIda Marie

Hair: MJ Bridal Artistry & Brittany Bridal

Florals: Sebesta Design

Band: Don Eaton Band

Dress: Van Cleve BridalSareh Nouri 

About New Pace Wedding Films and Photo

Here at New Pace Wedding Films and Photo, we have a professional, expert team of the area’s best photographers and videographers who are ready to capture the wedding day of your dreams! Contact us today to find the perfect package for your wedding. 

How to Choose the Perfect Photographer and Videographer in Philadelphia

Bride by a window on wedding day

As you plan your dream wedding, you’ll realize that unlike other vendors, your photographer and videographer provide a service that will last a lifetime. Your flowers will wilt and your cake will be eaten, but your photo albums and wedding videos will last forever. Finding the perfect team is a long-term investment in preserving every moment of one of the biggest days of your life! Here are a few steps to consider as you choose your Philadelphia wedding photographer and videographer.

Pick Your Location

To narrow down your dream Philadelphia videography and photography team, it’s important to pick the location first.

To narrow down your dream Philadelphia videography and photography team, it’s important to pick the location first. Once you’ve settled on the venue, search for experienced photographers and videographers who are familiar with that particular space. A local professional who’s worked there before will be better acquainted with the backdrops, lighting, and other details of the location.

The rich history and contemporary culture of Philadelphia allows couples to choose from a variety of unique venues. You’ll want a photography/videography team with diversified styles to match the particular location, such as a cinematic feel for a place like Union Trust with its breathtaking regal atmosphere, or a modern-chic touch to complement the vibe of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

As you search for wedding venues, you may also want to consider iconic Philadelphia attractions as beautiful, picturesque backdrops to all your photos and videos. Here are a few ideas:

18th Century Garden – A popular wedding location known for its stunning natural beauty and romantic atmosphere that will make your photos and videos look like a real-life fairytale.

Rittenhouse Square Park – A peaceful setting nestled right in the heart of Philadelphia, offering an urban yet charming ambiance.

Merchant Exchange Building – Here you’ll find a striking rotunda, ideal for a classic touch to your photos and videos.

Love Park – Spell out the emotion you’re feeling with one of the city’s most popular attractions. 

Know Your Budget

Know your budget when you start looking for a Philadelphia wedding photographer or videographer.

Setting the parameters for what you can afford is always the best place to start when booking any wedding service. As you research different Philadelphia photography and videography teams, browse their different packages and any add-on features offered. This will allow you and your partner to familiarize yourself with the typical cost for a wedding photography and videography team. Keep in mind that professional companies offer so much more than an amateur with an iPhone can. You aren’t just buying the final product; you are paying for expertise, high-end equipment, and the time it takes to skillfully edit images and films.

Make sure to look out for clearly advertised prices of packages online. Some companies will have a variety of price points that can fit all budgets and priorities. Think about aspects of your wedding such as the length of your day and the size of your wedding – you want to make sure you have enough photographers and videographers to get a glimpse of both sides of the wedding party and all of your guests.  It’s important to remember your wedding photos and films are a timeless product worth investing in, so make sure you find a team with extensive experience and expertise.

To save money, look into hiring a combined photography and videography team! Opting to book both photo and video from one company will likely cost less than if you hire each separately. Another benefit to a one-stop-shop is a more consistent style. You want the artistic feel of your videos to match your photos.

Identify Your Style

Identify your style for your Philadelphia based wedding

Your photographer and videographer will tell the story of your wedding so that you can relive it for years to come. Ask yourself how you want that story told. Do you want a light and fun vibe or a moody, intimate one? Photos and videos are tangible representations of your wedding day memories. Make sure they capture the essence of your personality and style.

Some videographers specialize in a specific technique. If you want to elicit emotion, opt for a cinematic video style. It’s a visually engaging way to captivate the audience with creative angles and artistic composition and imagery. 

Photographers have their own style, too. Some will give more direction and choose more staged and posed photos, while others are more in the moment, finding those perfect candids.  A great photographer will tell the story of your wedding in a modern, epic, and fun way.

Review Portfolios and Reviews

 Carefully review the portfolio of potential videographers and photographers to identify if their finished products resonate with you and your partner. Does their style appeal to you? Be sure to browse through their work to find ideas for your own wedding – it may even inspire your own photos and videos!

Client reviews will give you honest feedback and looking through them will give you an idea of how the photographers and videographers work behind the scenes. 


Connect with your prospective wedding photographer or videographer to communicate your expectations.

Connect with the prospective photographer and videographer. After you’ve reviewed their website, make sure you understand what types of packages they offer. Make sure you discuss your expectations and get all of your questions answered before you decide.

New Pace Wedding Films & Photo – Your Philadelphia Wedding Photography & Videography Team

 So much planning and excitement go into your wedding day and it will go by in a flash! You’ll get to relive all of the magical moments for years to come when you invest in high-quality videos and photos from our professionals here at New Pace. 

We know that wedding planning can be stressful, but working with New Pace couldn’t be simpler. Our streamlined process makes working with our photography and videography team a breeze. 

New Pace Wedding Films & Photo is an award-winning, highly reputable, professional team of wedding photographers and videographers with 15 years of experience serving the Philadelphia area. Contact us to get started.

Dani & Thomas

The Lucy by Cescaphe – Philadelphia, PA

Krysten & Mike

Paxon Hollow Country Club – Media, PA

Rose & Bob’s Engagement Session

Ashley & Matt’s Engagement Session

Anne & Frank’s Engagement Session

7 Reasons to Plan a Cescaphe Wedding

Selecting a wedding and reception venue is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when it comes to planning your big day! Once you choose the venue, most of the other details will fall into place. For example, the venue you choose will play a major role in deciding your theme and color scheme in addition to the overall look and feel you are going for. 

Wedding at The Lucy Philadelphia

“This might seem obvious, but seek out venues that fit the aesthetic you have in mind. If you’re planning a modern wedding, look at art galleries, well-designed restaurant spaces, or warehouses. On the flip side, a wedding incorporating more natural elements works well with outdoor venues such as parks, backyards, and ranches. Choosing a venue that fits in with (and enhances) your theme will enable your wedding to feel more connected to the space.” – Brides Magazine 

Here in Philadelphia, Cescaphe is a popular choice for couples who are looking for a jaw-dropping wedding venue. Your wedding day is like no other, and with Cescaphe venues, your fantasy can become a reality. Read on to see why Cescaphe deserves your consideration as you select the perfect setting for your ceremony or reception. 

1. A Variety of Venues and Moods

When you work with Cescaphe, you have the option to choose from six separate venues, each with its own unique flair and beauty. 

Cescaphe Ballroom 

Their first venue, the Cescaphe Ballroom, exudes classic elegance and luxury with vaulted ceilings, a beautiful staircase, and a killer bar. 

Franklin’s View


With breathtaking views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Franklin’s View is  Cescaphe’s newest exclusive outdoor venue featuring a garden-chic contemporary design with grand tents, luminous lights, and a romantic aesthetic. 


As the largest venue seated in the heart of the city close to city hall, Vie has charm and elegance modeled in the French Provençal style.

Down Town Club 

The Down Town Club is the pinnacle of Georgian-style elegance with tall windows providing sweeping views of Old City and the Delaware River, inlaid marble floors, hand-carved moldings, and mahogany paneling.

Water Works

An outdoor venue with multiple spaces to choose from to fit your aesthetic and guest list, Water Works pairs dramatic, breathtaking views of the river (that only get better as the night goes on and the reflection of warm lights dots the water) with neoclassical architecture and picturesque views of Boathouse Row and the art museum.

The Lucy 

As a modern interpretation of 19th-century architecture—perfect for romantics at heart—The Lucy is the peak of luxury with painted white brick and chevron wood floors.

2. Mouth-Watering, Effortless Catering

Chef cooking at Cescaphe Wedding Venue

With some venues, you have to consider finding a venue and securing a caterer. Not with Cescaphe. However, couples don’t choose Cescaphe’s catering just because it’s convenient. The tastes and aromas of every dish at a Cescaphe venue can’t be beat. Their culinary experience sets the stage and raises the bar with:

Signature cocktail hour-and-a-half, including a chilled seafood bar and gourmet hors d’oeuvres.

A top-shelf bar, plus the ability to add extra special touches like customized signature cocktails to match your tastes.

Between 60 to 70 different entrée options, so you get exactly the flavors you want.

Nobody leaves a Cescaphe wedding hungry! Executive Chef Joe LaPorte prides himself on the high standards he and his team live up to for each and every wedding. If you don’t believe us, take it from one of their satisfied clients:

“While looking at wedding venues, I had many others tell me they host a ‘Cescaphe wedding,’ but there is truly no comparison when it comes to the level of food and service provided by Cescaphe. There is a reason other venues try to compare their food to Cescaphe, they are at the top of their game, and in my opinion, there is no substitute for the real thing.” 


Beautiful cake at Franklin's View wedding venue

If the catering at Cescaphe is next-level, the cakes created by Cescaphe’s experienced, artful pastry chefs are almost beyond belief. As a Cescaphe client, you’ll get to work alongside the pastry chefs to create the cake of your dreams, one that will make a statement at your reception. You can even complete your cake with a sumptuous dessert display. 

Indulgent flavors and aesthetics crafted by world-class artisans make Cescaphe wedding cakes a feast for all the senses. Discover some of Cescaphe’s show-stopping cakes in their gallery here.

4. Learn the Tricks of the Trade at Cescaphe University

Cescaphe University ice sculpture

Over the years, the Cescaphe team has learned a thing or two about planning weddings. They freely share a lot of this expertise with engaged couples at their Cescaphe University Events. (You’ll often find us photographing or filming the events – stop by our table to say hello!) It’s a great opportunity to get insider information, helpful tips, and ideas to get your creative juices flowing from Cescaphe and some of the best wedding vendors in the city. Sample some of the flavors and gain insights into the wedding planning process so you’ll get a feel for how your day will go when you choose Cescaphe. 

5. A Wedding for Every Couple

Couple dancing on wedding day

Cescaphe prides itself on being inclusive of all genders, orientations, and backgrounds—after all, love is love! Cescaphe can also tailor weddings to match your culture and make your wedding venue feel like an extension of your family and your circle. Take a look at Cescaphe’s gallery to see how they helped couples bring their unique vision throughout the venue, all day long. 

At Cescaphe, designing and planning the wedding of your dreams shouldn’t feel like you’re being “accommodated.” It’s all about you, your partner, and the love the two of you share. 

6. Incredible Wedding Photo & Video Opportunities

Bride and groom at alter on wedding day

New Pace Wedding Films & Photo has plenty of experience shooting weddings at each of Cescaphe’s venues. What we’ve discovered? Cescaphe understands how to make weddings special, and that’s reflected in every detail. For us, that means that the lighting, the backdrop, even the textures and colors they’ve chosen for each venue—every angle at each of Cescaphe’s famed locations—all adds up to a rich, gorgeous setting for your wedding, your pictures, and your wedding films. You end up with a priceless gift; wedding photography and films that not only matches who you are as a married couple but also is elegant, timeless, and beautiful.  

7. New Pace Wedding Films & Photo at Cescaphe

Franklins View Cescaphe location

Our team here at NPWFP has shot on hundreds of occasions at Cescaphe venues and knows how to get the best shots of your special day so you can enjoy your wedding photos and films for years to come. We love collaborating seamlessly with the Cescaphe team and are ready to create a stunning memento of your wedding with photos and films you’ll share with family and friends and relive your day over and over again. 

To learn more about our easy, personalized process, contact our team today

Sarah & Jonathan – Rose Bank Winery

Sarah & Jonathan – Rose Bank Winery

Working with New Pace for our wedding film was a great experience. We knew exactly what we wanted from our wedding videographer and New Pace delivered beautifully. It was important to us to have a wedding trailer as well as the videos from our ceremony and reception and New Pace had incredible package options that listed exactly what we needed for a price that fit very well into our budget. The team was very responsive and ensured that I had all the tools to give them the information they needed to make our wedding video a success. The videographer we were matched with was very professional and did a beautiful job capturing the day. The studio was also very flexible when it came to us having to last-minute reschedule our reception due to COVID (which I don’t wish on any future brides!) and we will treasure our trailer and ceremony/reception cuts forever. I would definitely recommend New Pace Wedding Films for any brides in the Philadelphia area!

Sarah & Jonathan had their wedding ceremony and reception at Rose Bank Winery. Located in Newtown, PA-original owner, William Penn deeded the property to his daughters including the famous dress stoned Manor House. The property was then eventually purchased by the Fleming Family. Features of Rose Bank Winery include: a wine making facility, tasting room, and rustic elegance weaved throughout the venue. Couples can choose several different event spaces including the Rose Ballroom, Vintner’s Ballroom and Loft, Buckman Barn, Ash Room and Hannah’s Room.

Entertainment: Bachelor Boys Band
Flowers: Paige Drake via Pridmore Floral Design
Hair/Makeup: Elyse Sara Hairstyling Mariel LaBouliere via Beauty by Mariel
Fashion: La Bella Moda, Kennedy Blue, Generation Tux
Event Planner: Rachel Koppe via Rachel Nichole Events
Invitations: TheSunshineGarden via Etsy, Cards & Pockets
Cake: Kathy Renaud
Caterer: Let’s Cultivate Food