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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 guests 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 cakes Plated dinners Stations Server(s) And 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 licenses Open bar Premium liquor Signature drinks Specialty beer Specialty wine
User7494122

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Great location. Food. music, and drinks!
Maura
11/6/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
If you're undecided about whether or not to book at WCL, email Sarah and she can give you an idea of the menus they have and the pricing options. WCL has two areas for events, upstairs for smaller events and downstairs for larger events. I was amazed at how Sarah was able to customize our wedding to be exactly what we wanted and at the price we wanted too! If you're looking for a unique venue, this is the place to go! They have an extensive catering menu, from BBQ to plated dinners so you can be sure you'll find something you like. With the WCL rental, you also get the production crew to do lighting and sound, which was a great perk for us! On the day of the wedding, the staff took great care of us and our guests. I got a lot of compliments about the food and venue so if you're on the fence about this venue, email Sarah or go and check it out yourself, it is definitely worth it!!
Jon
10/17/15
Categories: Catering, DJs, Planner, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
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!
Erica
9/12/15
Categories: Catering, Event Production, , Event Rentals & Photobooths, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I don't even know where to start with how incredible working with World Cafe Live was! We had both our rehearsal dinner and wedding at WCL and everything from the food to the service was top notch. Maureen is a superhero and goes above and beyond in delivering the perfect day (with a broken foot, no less!!). She was always ready to hear my suggestions and quick to rectify any issues we ran into. She is super organized, very attentive and her staff was amazing! Mike, Rob and Turk made sure all our sound and lighting needs were met and exceeded. Kristen and her servers/bartenders made sure all our guests were well fed and had a drink in their hands (including my husband and me!) and were so polite and attentive. We really wanted a special and unique day, different from the run-of-the-mill wedding and World Cafe Live definitely delivered. Our guests haven't stopped talking about how delicious the food was and how much they enjoyed our ceremony and reception. I can't say enough positive things about this venue and the people who run it!
User5361368

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I really didn't want a cookie-cutter wedding. We are both singers and love music, so were thrilled to find that World Cafe Live can do weddings! During our ceremony, we sang to each other on-stage, fulfilling a big dream of ours, and my husband even sang with the band later in the evening. The venue, although more fun than hotels and ballrooms, looked classy. It is conveniently located. And it also has a great layout. Our guests could be out in the lobby with the photobooth, taking photos of one another by several beautiful murals in the building, by the bar talking, eating at their tables, or out on the dance floor. Maureen, the event coordinator made sure that she had all the details set even when we had odd requests, like "performing" our own ceremony. What I really appreciate is that she never tried to talk me into something more expensive. She is very supportive and flexible. We had around 140 guests, which fit perfectly in the space with a dance floor and dinner buffet. The guests raved about the food, drinks, and band, which Maureen recommended to me! When you buy a wedding package, it also includes tech. support staff in addition to the kitchen staff and bar tenders. And, you can use the large projection screen over the stage, which we used for family slide-shows. We could not have asked for a better celebration, and even the next day, several guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever attended! We were so grateful we could tailor make our wedding to our desires! Much more fun for everyone!
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
World Cafe Live was a fantastic choice for us for our welcome reception/cocktail hour in lieu of a rehearsal dinner. We worked with Maureen. World Cafe Live is a great venue for so many reasons: -Very responsive and accommodating (Maureen and the head chef helped us craft a vegetarian/pescatarian menu that also accommodated groom's food allergies) -interested in helping you work within your budget (offered many different bar options, including wine/beer package plus consumption tab, or "well bar" package. We ended up choosing well bar package with a switch to a consumption tab towards the end of our event) -great vibe, beautiful presentation of the food. good space for combination of seated/ standing, and of course great A/V for toasts and speeches -walking distance from 30th street station and from many University City hotels, plus street parking is available -connected to a non-profit (WXPN radio) We're so glad we kicked off our wedding weekend at World Cafe Live!
User4316380

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 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!
Annie
6/20/14
Categories: Catering, Planner, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 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.
Lauren
1/5/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 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!
Sarah
9/15/12
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 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.
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Categories: Catering, Event Production, Event Rentals & Photobooths, Venues, Unique Services
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.5
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 5.0
My partner and I had our "Wedding" at World Cafe Live Downstairs on May 9, 2015. There were 150 guests total. I honestly don't even know where to begin with this review. For nearly 18 months, I had been communicating with the staff at WCL about out event. The venue was the main reason that we decided to go with WCL (we needed stage production equipment and crew), but the staff, food, drinks, EVERYTHING else about it was extraordinary. I (groom #1) gave the staff hell - not because I'm rude, but because we were trying to pull off a VERY unique ceremony and event. Everything exceeded our expectations, and I honestly don't think that if we got married at a 'normal' venue that we would have had such an amazing time. I could not recommend WCL more highly - do yourself a favor and speak with Maureen the Events Coordinator. She is an angel and really understands what her role is and then some. We have made a friend for life. The important stuff - like food - was outstanding too. All of our guests are still talking about the fun they had, and they have never been to a wedding so unique and different. It was a dream come true.
AMBERLEE
11/23/13
Categories: Venues
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 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!
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
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
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