This year, hold your BIG EVENT (100 to 250+ guests) in the dramatic space at Material Culture, a centrally-located art, antiques, and hand crafts emporium where all food is prepared in-house by Baba Olga’s Kitchen under the direction of Chef Aliza Green. Our exciting and diverse menu is prepared from the heart, made-from-scratch using the best local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients. It’s delicious food you can feel good about eating and proud to invite your guests to share.
Space: Built in 1920 and occupying the former train station of the landmark Atwater Kent Radio Factory, Material Culture offers 60,000 square feet of space–a spectacular stage for any event! The towering ceilings, generous expanses of glittering light, and galleries adorned with architectural elements and artwork from around the globe, will provide a striking and memorable backdrop for any occasion. Photo Gallery
Headed by acclaimed Chef Aliza Green, the James Beard award-winning author of fifteen cookbooks and culinary tour leader, Baba Olga’s Kitchen marries global flavor with locally-sourced, sustainably-raised ingredients.
The Philadelphia Inquirer inducted Chef Green into its Culinary Hall of Fame as one of the city’s ten people most influential on food for her extensive efforts in working with local farmers.
Value: Expect the unexpected when holding your special event at Material Culture. Since 1993, great values and affordable pricing have been a hallmark for customers at Material Culture. That tradition now extends to holiday parties, weddings, receptions, fundraisers, meetings, showers, rehearsal dinners, bar or bat mitzvahs. One big plus is that you keep costs down by supplying your own alcoholic beverages, which our professional bartenders will set-up and serve.
Convenience: Material Culture is centrally located in the East Falls section of Philadelphia with free, unlimited parking and easy pick up and drop off. Just 11 minutes from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 13 minutes from 30th St. Station, 15 minutes from Center City, 6 minutes from Bala Cynwyd, 15 minutes from Chestnut Hill, and 22 minutes from Philadelphia Intl. Airport. Directions