(Closed) Philly Brides – Tendenza vs. Curtis Center – HELP! (Pic Heavy!!)

posted 7 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think they are both beautiful!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just went to a wedding at the curtis center and am in a wedding at tendenza in June!  I was SUPER impressed with Cescaphe– the cocktail hour was amazing… there was never a time I didn’t have a drink in my hand!  The wedding at the curtis center was 300 people but still managed to seem intimate.  I have heard complaints about acoustics in there from my DJ friends but other than some echoing during toasts it wasn’t a big deal.

I think if the Curtis Center is your aesthetic Tendenza would be way too modern.  I think both are really nice but completely different,  but no harm in checking it out.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Tendenza is WAY too modern.  Curtis Center all the way.  I WISH I had known about Tendenza when we booked.  It’s definitely modern (our style).  

I have a friend getting married at Curtis Center and it really is beautiful.  I’ve also heard nothing but GREAT things about Cescaphe.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@LibraryBride2013: I think they’ll find a way to work it that you’ll fill the space.  The dance floor was rather large and the tables when pretty far back so they will likely just have more space between the last table and the bar… I dont think it will look bad.  She also had the giant Christmas tree in there… I’m not sure how long they leave the tree up but it really adds to the space for a winter wedding.  Honestly I wish I could have afforded a place like that,  it was definitely the best wedding I have been to as a guest!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@LibraryBride2013: oh nice, you did go with the Curtis Center! I would agree with @futuremrsmaista  – Tendenza is too modern based on what you want (its not my style either). 

I’ll bet if you arrange the tables away from the corners of the room it won’t feel too huge.  I’m only having 140 and my room will hold up to 300!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am kind of in love with the Tendenza! I love the look and feel of it!Though I feel the Curtis Center is more closely related to the library 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@LibraryBride2013: Oh yeah I also forgot to mention, Future In-Laws have been to at least 2 weddings catered by Cescaphe and they thought the food was VERY good!  It looks like they will do your wedding at the Curtis Center also?

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I vote Curtis. =)

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@LibraryBride2013: FH and I know sooo many people who got married at The Merion, but not well enough to have been invited.  I wish we could be guests at a wedding there, I’m afraid I won’t get to eat alllll the food.  We told our guests to stop eating at least a week in advance!!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

I think you should probably stick with the Atrium, since it seems you’re really loving it. I’ve only been to Tendenza, but you can decorate it however you want, as they have a ton of options for linens and chairs. The wedding we went to there in November was pretty crowded at 200 people, so it is a more intimate space. The food was outstanding and we had a great time, so have no fears about your caterer. They won’t run out of anything!

I must say,tho, that the very best wedding we’ve ever attended was at the Ballroom at the Ben….the food ,service,and ambiance beats them all. If you change your mind, you really should check them out.

Haven’t been to a wedding at the Merion in many years…my Boyfriend or Best Friend got married there 35 years ago!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

I would guess, that like anything else, it depends on what you choose and how much you can spend. My cousin spent over $75,000. for the Ballroom wedding, and that was 8 years ago! lol

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