Special Events & Rentals

Our Space, Your Event

“We were blown away by the service and flexibility of the team at World Cafe Live.”

Teresa, Bride

For your special event, you want a space as unique as you. World Cafe Live is a one-stop shop for events of all types. With three floors and two separate spaces, we can accommodate events ranging from 50 to 800 guests.

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.

Music Hall

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

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.


Looking to do something special for your next meeting? Add one of our nationally renowned acts as your finale! With a Mezzanine buy-out, you and your team can celebrate in style in our VIP area. With seating for over 50 guests, it’s easy to transition this balcony space from a networking event or meeting to the best seats in the house. Add a dinner buffet or a bar package to make it a night your company won’t forget!

“Your staff went above and beyond to accommodate all of our guests… you made the entire process stress free from beginning to end.”

Beth, The N Crowd

Let’s Plan an Event

Each space has a unique pricing model based on time of day, day of the week, and time of year. For more information, please email events@worldcafelive.org or fill out the inquiry form below.

Inquiry Form


Included in Every Rental
  • Dedicated event planner
  • Comprehensive Audio Visual needs: venue lighting & sound equipment, standing microphones, projector, screen, and podium
  • Professional sound engineers and lighting technicians
  • 50mbps wireless internet connection
  • Venue tables with house linens
  • Venue chairs
Food + Beverage Packages
  • In-house catering with the opportunity for a customizable menu including dietary restrictions
  • Professional service staff
  • Venue china, glassware, flatware, and votives
  • Professional cleaning services before and after event
Available to Add
  • Custom linens & furniture rentals
  • Additional staffing (coat check, chef attendants, security)
  • Valet parking
  • Specialized Audio Visual
  • In-house graphic design for logos, GOBOS, apparel
  • Custom wedding party gifts or event favors
  • Professional musicians including DJs, dance bands, acoustic performers, local and touring artists
  • Services from our exclusive preferred vendors list including professional photographers, bakeries, ice sculptures, florists, photo booths, decorators