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World Cafe Live

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

An upscale cafe with an intimate stage. A dramatic 3-tiered performance space and restaurant. Flawless sound, lighting, and video. On-site production, flexible seating, first-class catering, and adjacent secure parking. It all comes together in one harmonious package at the Philadelphia region's premier music destination and events facility - World Cafe Live.

The World Cafe Live footprint includes two separate facilities: a cafe and restaurant that accommodates 100 seated or 200 standing, and a dazzling music hall that comfortably seats 300 and expands to accommodate 650 standing. There are full kitchens and bars on both levels, staffed with experienced banquet chefs, bar crew, and a professional waitstaff. The entire facility is wheelchair accessible, 100% smoke-free, and wired for sound and video with a state-of-the-art projection system with a 14' drop-down screen on the main stage. A free wireless internet network is also available.

Weddings and conferences, galas and fundraisers, birthdays and business meetings. At World Cafe Live a staff event planner will oversee every aspect of your affair, from the first phone call down to the last detail.




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.


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!

Contact Person Private Events Coordinator
Phone (215) 222-1400
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
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 500
Facility restrictions No Smoking
Rental fees

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