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World Cafe Live Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
22 reviews
Up to 300 guests

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Up to 300 guests

World Cafe Live Philadelphia is a modern, indoor wedding venue located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This independent music venue is located in the University City District of Philadelphia and is set in a renovated Art Deco factory building. Their professional team features experienced banquet chefs and service staff, sound engineers and lighting technicians and event planners to perfect every detail.

Facilities and Capacity

World Cafe Live Philadelphia offers two different event spaces for your ceremony and reception that can accommodate weddings ranging from 25 to 300 guests. The Upstairs Live is an upscale cafe featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, a bright vibrant color scheme and an intimate stage, accommodating 100 seated guests. The Downstairs Live is a dazzling three-tiered music hall complete with a 600-square-foot stage and dance floor that can accommodate 250 for a seated dinner. In each space you can expect flawless sound, lighting and video, on-site production and catering, flexible seating and adjacent secure parking.

Services Offered

World Cafe Live Philadelphia offers many services for your wedding day. They also provide tables, chairs, furniture, audio equipment, lighting and dance floor for you to use. The experienced event planners will help you create the event of your dreams down to the smallest details, all you have to do is enjoy. The wedding services they offer include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Setup
  • Wireless internet
  • Parking
  • Valet
  • Wheelchair access

Cuisine

World Cafe Live Philadelphia offers full-service in-house catering with a professional culinary team that is happy to create custom menus for your big day. They also provide all needed barware, china, flatware, glassware and linens. The venue offers the following catering services:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Other Services

In addition to catering, World Cafe Live Philadelphia also offers in-house bar services for your special day. These wedding bar services include:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash bar
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer
  • House liquor
  • House wine
  • Liquor license
  • Open bar
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
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22 Reviews

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    A Fantastic Experience

    Working with World Café Live was a dream! From the very beginning Bridget was incredibly kind and knowledgeable. They were extremely accommodating with my request for a completely gluten free menu because of my dietary restrictions. We unfortunately had to postpone our 2020 wedding, but Bridget stayed in contact with us and ultimately we were able to have the magical event we envisioned. We really appreciate the entire staff at WCL because they were so pleasant. All of our guests raved about the food and our epic party. I know I’ll still be dreaming about those garlic mashed potatoes years from now.
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    Becca Married on 10/09/2021
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    the perfect venue

    I cannot recommend World Cafe Live highly enough. We were originally scheduled for 10/10/20, and obviously had to reschedule, and WCL was SO unbelievably supportive and accommodating. We ultimately were able to have our celebration on 10/9/21 and loved every minute of it. Bridget Stearns, who was the coordinator that we worked with, was AMAZING. She was super responsive, flexible, and patient throughout all of the stress and anxiety that came with planning a pandemic wedding. The wedding went off without a hitch, everything from the food, the set up, even down to the friendly security staff, all of it was fabulous! WCL offered a fun, unique venue that really wowed our guests and made my husband and I feel so special.
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    Ellen R. Married on 05/04/2019
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    WCL was amazing!!

    I don't have enough words to describe how wonderful World Cafe Live was for our wedding! From the beginning, WCL made the process of wedding planning so much less stressful for us. As you all know, put "wedding" on anything and it becomes 10x more expensive, but WCL remained reasonably priced and did not have all the hidden fees that we were finding at other venues in the city. And the venue came with a wonderful wedding planner! Bridget was a wonderful resource throughout the entire process to help me stay on track, think of all the details and execute our day without flaws. The wedding itself was magical and would not have been nearly as special somewhere else. All of our guests were so impressed, that 6 weeks later I am still getting compliments about how our wedding was one of the best they have ever been to! This would not be even close to being possible without Bridget and World Cafe Live.
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3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104
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World Cafe Live Philadelphia frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at World Cafe Live Philadelphia?

World Cafe Live Philadelphia includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At World Cafe Live Philadelphia, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

World Cafe Live Philadelphia includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At World Cafe Live Philadelphia, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at World Cafe Live Philadelphia includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of World Cafe Live Philadelphia in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by World Cafe Live Philadelphia for wedding events is known for:
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at World Cafe Live Philadelphia for wedding events?

World Cafe Live Philadelphia offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does World Cafe Live Philadelphia offer?

World Cafe Live Philadelphia offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does World Cafe Live Philadelphia offer for wedding events?

World Cafe Live Philadelphia offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does World Cafe Live Philadelphia have available for wedding events?

World Cafe Live Philadelphia offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend World Cafe Live Philadelphia and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

World Cafe Live Philadelphia is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time and 4.8 in value.

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