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World Cafe Live

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

World Cafe Live is a one-stop shop for events of all types. Our dedicated events team will help you create the event of your dreams down to the smallest details. We can provide you with unparalleled event planning services, including customizable menus, state-of-the-art production, and flexible floorplans. It all comes together in one harmonious package at Philadelphia’s leading nonprofit independent venue, World Cafe Live.

The dynamic downstairs Music Hall is our larger venue, perfect for weddings, commitment ceremonies, Mitzvahs, conferences, holiday parties, fundraisers, galas, and more. This 2800-square-foot space allows for flexible seating arrangements. It can accommodate up to 600 guests standing, 300 theatre seats, 280 table seats, or 220 table seats with a dance floor. The room features a 16x38ft stage, 14′ drop down cinema screen and projector, world-class sound system by Clair Brothers, and full nightclub lighting with a disco ball.

The Lounge is our more intimate venue located on the upper level, ideal for cocktail receptions, happy hours, rehearsal dinners, micro weddings, presentations, meetings, and more. The maximum capacity is 200 guests standing, 120 seated at tables, or 100 seated theatre-style. This 1600-square-foot space features an 11x29ft stage, professional lighting & sound, plus an LCD projector & screen. Perfect for guests who want a cozy space without a big price tag.

Reviews

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.

Sarah

The absolute best! Thanks to Maureen, Kerri and the rest of the staff our wedding night became something far greater than we could have dreamed of. Everyone was extremely nice and very helpful with everything from planning, through execution to just being awesome during the event itself. I would absolutly reccommend the World Cafe Live to anyone for any event. We have not stopped getting complements about the venue and service. We loved everything about it and owe it to them 100% for making our wedding perfect!

Jon
Contact Person Director of Events
Phone 267-295-2949
Website World Cafe Live
Address 3025 WALNUT ST, Philadelphia, 19104
Seated meal in multiple rooms with dancing 300
Seated meal in multiple rooms without dancing 300
Buffet or food stations in one room with dancing 100
Buffet or food stations in one room without dancing 100
Buffet or food stations in a number of rooms with dancing 500
Buffet or food stations in a number of rooms without dancing 500
Cocktail reception in one room with dancing 100
Cocktail reception in one room without dancing 100
Cocktail reception in multiple rooms with dancing 600
Cocktail reception in multiple rooms without dancing 600
Is your facility handicapped accessible Yes
Is kosher catering available No
Is outside kosher catering permitted? No
Will you hold dates? No
Is the facility indoor only, outdoor only, or both? Indoor Only
Does your facility have guest rooms Yes
Does your facility have air conditioning Yes
Maximum capacity with dancing 200
Maximum capacity without dancing 650
Facility restrictions Must use in-house catering & bar.
Rental fees

Each space has a unique pricing model based on time of day, day of the week, and time of year.