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World Cafe Live Philadelphia

Philadelphia , PA
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LOCATION

3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 US (map)

PHONE

267-295-2949

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ABOUT US

World Cafe Live is a unique special events facility housed in an historic factory building in Philadelphia’s University City section. Offering two different event spaces, World Cafe Live... Read more
World Cafe Live is a unique special events facility housed in an historic factory building in Philadelphia’s University City section. Offering two different event spaces, World Cafe Live is the perfect choice for your wedding! The Upstairs Live, our café/restaurant, can accommodate 100 seated, and features a small stage. Our larger space, Downstairs Live, is a dazzling 3 tiered music hall that can accommodate 250 for a seated dinner with dance floor. This space is complete with a 600 square foot stage, a state-of-the-art sound system, theatrical lighting, and video system with built in drop down screen. World Cafe Live offers full service in-house catering, and our team is happy to create custom menus for your events. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2004
Describe your venue:
Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
115
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
World Cafe Live did such a great job on our Rehearsal Dinner and my family could not say enough nice things. Morgan was our event liaison and took care of all the little details and the food was AMAZING! I've been to World Cafe before for both Happy Hour and for a performance and I can say that you wont be disappointed in picking them for your private event!
World Cafe Live did such a great job on our Rehearsal Dinner and my family could not say enough nice things. Morgan was Read more...
World Cafe Live did such a great job on our Rehearsal Dinner and my family could not say enough nice things. Morgan was our event liaison and took care of all the little details and the food was AMAZING! I've been to World Cafe before for both Happy Hour and for a performance and I can say that you wont be disappointed in picking them for your private event! Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
In looking for a reception venue, we wanted something that wasn't your typical hotel/catering hall and a Google search led me to The World Cafe Live. Our reception was small - 60 ppl - so we selected "Upstairs" @ WCL since is was a very intimate venue. The space was so nice; we didn't even bother with special lighting or over the top flower arrangements. Our guests were gushing about how beautiful the space was and folks couldn't stop talking about the delicious food. If you choose WCL - choose a package that includes hors d'oeuvres - my phone is still going crazy with texts from friends about the amazing hors d'oeuvres.

We had an interesting dilemma in that a sizable portion of our guests had dietary restrictions; all different kinds of restrictions. Our coordinator Morgan assured us that their offerings already had built in options to meet any special needs. Gluten free, dairy free (but not vegan), and vegetarian - we were able select options from the regular offerings and she was kind enough to label everything and all of the servers were well versed in which hors d'oeuvres fit into which restriction.

From an affordability stand point we could not have been more satisfied. WCL easily fit into our budget and there was so many value added things that made our choice easy. Tables, chairs, (white) linens, plates, silverware, and candles were all included in the venue costs. Additionally, you can upgrade your food packages but the bar package is the same across the board. Another thing that set WCL apart was the beer selection. We were a party of beer geeks and basically, your beer options are whatever WCL has on draught at that moment. We had Founders, Lagunitas, Oscars Blues, and a bunch of other great options. I would absolutely suggest WCL to anyone looking for a classy but unconventional venue.
In looking for a reception venue, we wanted something that wasn't your typical hotel/catering hall and a Google search led Read more...
In looking for a reception venue, we wanted something that wasn't your typical hotel/catering hall and a Google search led me to The World Cafe Live. Our reception was small - 60 ppl - so we selected "Upstairs" @ WCL since is was a very intimate venue. The space was so nice; we didn't even bother with special lighting or over the top flower arrangements. Our guests were gushing about how beautiful the space was and folks couldn't stop talking about the delicious food. If you choose WCL - choose a package that includes hors d'oeuvres - my phone is still going crazy with texts from friends about the amazing hors d'oeuvres.

We had an interesting dilemma in that a sizable portion of our guests had dietary restrictions; all different kinds of restrictions. Our coordinator Morgan assured us that their offerings already had built in options to meet any special needs. Gluten free, dairy free (but not vegan), and vegetarian - we were able select options from the regular offerings and she was kind enough to label everything and all of the servers were well versed in which hors d'oeuvres fit into which restriction.

From an affordability stand point we could not have been more satisfied. WCL easily fit into our budget and there was so many value added things that made our choice easy. Tables, chairs, (white) linens, plates, silverware, and candles were all included in the venue costs. Additionally, you can upgrade your food packages but the bar package is the same across the board. Another thing that set WCL apart was the beer selection. We were a party of beer geeks and basically, your beer options are whatever WCL has on draught at that moment. We had Founders, Lagunitas, Oscars Blues, and a bunch of other great options. I would absolutely suggest WCL to anyone looking for a classy but unconventional venue. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Lauren
Wedding:
1/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are originally from Philadelphia, but currently reside in Seattle Washington, when we decided to do the wedding in Phila it raised quite the predicament in planning such a huge life event over 3,000 miles away. I couldn't have done it seamlessly without Kerry. She really goes above and beyond and makes the process so much easier! The food was incredible, the price was reasonable and the staff is extraordinary! I would absolutely recommend this to everyone whether it's a wedding or just an event, they really do go above and beyond and it was such a pleasure doing business with them!
My husband and I are originally from Philadelphia, but currently reside in Seattle Washington, when we decided to do the Read more...
My husband and I are originally from Philadelphia, but currently reside in Seattle Washington, when we decided to do the wedding in Phila it raised quite the predicament in planning such a huge life event over 3,000 miles away. I couldn't have done it seamlessly without Kerry. She really goes above and beyond and makes the process so much easier! The food was incredible, the price was reasonable and the staff is extraordinary! I would absolutely recommend this to everyone whether it's a wedding or just an event, they really do go above and beyond and it was such a pleasure doing business with them! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
If you want a really fun unique wedding, World Café Live is the place for you. The venue alone is such a cool setting, but the staff was also top notch. Everyone we worked with from the sales team, our wedding coordinator, caterer and light and sound crew was fantastic. They are all very flexible and willing to work with you and your needs. The day of they were very prepared and everything went smoothly. It was truly as perfect wedding. The food was AMAZING, our guests wouldn’t stop talking about it. The décor made such an awesome back drop for pictures too. We would highly recommend this place and can’t wait to go back.
If you want a really fun unique wedding, World Café Live is the place for you. The venue alone is such a cool setting, but Read more...
If you want a really fun unique wedding, World Café Live is the place for you. The venue alone is such a cool setting, but the staff was also top notch. Everyone we worked with from the sales team, our wedding coordinator, caterer and light and sound crew was fantastic. They are all very flexible and willing to work with you and your needs. The day of they were very prepared and everything went smoothly. It was truly as perfect wedding. The food was AMAZING, our guests wouldn’t stop talking about it. The décor made such an awesome back drop for pictures too. We would highly recommend this place and can’t wait to go back. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/23/2013
4.8/5.0
I had my fairytale wedding at World Cafe Live last night. What an amazing unique place. Highly recommend. Stephanie was amazing to work with!
I had my fairytale wedding at World Cafe Live last night. What an amazing unique place. Highly recommend. Stephanie was Read more...
I had my fairytale wedding at World Cafe Live last night. What an amazing unique place. Highly recommend. Stephanie was amazing to work with! Read less
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