“Aliza, we’re about to leave for Scotland but wanted to let you know before we left the country how delicious everything was. We have finally been able to start eating the leftovers you provided and everything was so good. We had raves about the food all night and I will dream about those dates in blankets and carrot bisque shooters. The mushroom lasagna and chocolate torte are also to die for. We are sad we won’t be able to eat your food again in a cafe or anywhere else so we will have to pick up some of your cookbooks to try our hand at home.”
—Kimi P (Spring 2018 Wedding)
“Samantha, Nick and I just want to say a big, HUGE thank you to you and the rest of the staff at Material Culture. When we set out on finding a place for our day, we knew we wanted somewhere unique and different. We knew MC was the perfect space for us the moment we first visited and we had no doubt that the wedding would be great, but it is safe to say that the actual event was more than either of us could have imagined or hoped for. Not only was the venue gorgeous, the staff so friendly and courteous, but it was seamless. On a day that is full of emotions and stress, the moment we walked in we just felt at ease. Everything was perfect – you and the rest of the staff made sure that we had everything we needed without even skipping a beat. I’m pretty sure I told Nick multiple times during dinner that night just how perfect it was. All of our family and friends all echoed how incredible of an event and space it is. I can honestly say that there is absolutely nothing that I would have done differently, so thank you!”
—Rachel (Fall 2017 Wedding)
“Have your event here! We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception here, and couldn’t have been happier. No joke. All of our guests kept saying, and rightly so, that is was absolutely the coolest and most unique venue they’ve ever seen. From the very beginning Aliza and Samantha made the planning process easy and fun. There’s a real attention to detail, and you can tell they really enjoy what they do and that they’re having fun. Chef Aliza Green is incredible, and loves to cook interesting things. If you’re looking for a “chicken or fish” type of event, you’re doing yourself a dis-service (though I’m sure it’d be delicious too). We sat with her and she asked us about what foods we liked and grew up with from our families and our cultures, and she had an interesting take on each aspect of what we thought our “theme” might be. People were raving.”
—Ringo R (Groom, Wedding, Yelp Review)
We had our daughter’s wedding here this weekend and it was perfect. The staff was wonderful, polite and so incredibly professional. The food was amazing. All of our guests enjoyed the venue and being able to walk around and take some of the coolest pictures. Definitely a wedding no one will ever forget.
—Christine Battista Fullenlove (Facebook review, October 23, 2017)
“My husband and I recently got married at Material Culture and it was truly magical. I could go on for hours about the how wonderful the staff at Material Culture are and how personal they are. The store itself is beyond unique, every time we visit there is something new or different! The food prepared by Chef Aliza Green is out of this world. There aren’t enough stars to show how much we recommend Material Culture!”
—Kimberly Reilly, (Facebook review)
“Hey Samantha, Wow, what a night. I just want to say what a great experience we had with Material Culture. And not just us. Everyone from my Mom who has worked in restaurants, to my Aunt that is hard to please, to our friends and our families from all over who couldn’t stop gushing about the beautiful space, the amazing food, the professionalism of the staff and just what a great place Material Culture is. Hopefully many come back to shop or host events of their own! And on a personal level, we feel like we hit the jackpot having you as our venue liaison and essentially our wedding planner. Your positive approach, calming presence, and design eye made planning this event just the best experience ever. Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!”
—Michael & Anneliese (Wedding)
“My daughter had her wedding at Material Culture and it was amazing! The food was incredible and staff over the top helpful. If you are looking for an interesting and unusual place for a party in Philadelphia, look no further. This place is GREAT!”
—Jen Griffith, Facebook Post (Wedding)
“You were so great! I can’t stop telling people what an amazing experience it was to have our wedding hosted by you. I am thrilled to be invited to our friends’ wedding in the Spring so we can enjoy a wedding there as guests. I especially appreciated the fact that you sought us out twice to make sure we were eating AND made up a vegan plate for Bianca! I honestly couldn’t be happier with the way it all went. Also, we are so so grateful that you packed up food for us to have on Sunday. We were exhausted and so hungry after what felt like days of running around and not eating well. We so appreciated the chance to eat together and have all of the delicious food that we had been thinking about for months. It was an incredibly thoughtful gesture and it made our Sunday!”
“I want to thank you for every thing you did to make the whole experience so utterly wonderful and stress free. I really think Jacqui and Jake made the best possible choices with Material Culture and Baba Olgas. You are first rate in every way and the whole staff and team were really lovely in every regard. Thanks for helping to make such a special day so memorable and pleasant.”
—All my very best, Rob (Father, Wedding)
“We got home from the wedding and could not allow ourselves to sit until we were packed for our trip. Almost finished and as I finally collapse, my very first job is to thank you so very much. The day was perfect in every way. We are so thankful and grateful for all your care and consideration in the months leading up to the day and your continued efforts today. Many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
Aliza, as I write, I am reheating the meal you so thoughtfully packed for us. Dora and I nibbled a bit at the reception but were not really able to sit and eat. We are so looking forward to our second chance. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
—Sincerely, Dora and Heidi (Wedding)
Our daughter got married there this weekend. It was a very special venue that made the day seem magical! Everyone worked together to keep things moving. Lots of space for a larger wedding without making it feel cramped . Seamless transition from ceremony to reception! Loved it and wish it was in Northern NJ! We would find a reason to have a party yearly just to be there!
—Barbara D’Anna-Farber (Facebook review)
My daughter was married at Material Culture. It has a great vibe. Ceremony and reception were celebrated there. So many compliments about the venue and food from so many of our guests. The service was impeccable. The staff was so helpful and went above and beyond our expectations. A wonderful place to celebrate a new beginning for my daughter and the blending of two families. Xoxoxoxo! Thank you Material Culture for everything! Great job!
—Yuko Donna Campana (Facebook review)
“What an incredible night of food last night! Thanks for all the heart and soul you put into the food and the service. Our staff had an amazing time and were raving all night about the food.
We’ve been noshing and feasting all day today, sharing the victuals with musicians, friends and family.”
—Ephraim Paul Galbraith & Paul (Company Holiday Party)
“I thank you and your entire team for hosting a truly beautiful book launch on my behalf. The design and décor of the space was perfectly engaging, welcoming and accommodating to the evening’s purpose. The food was delicious, tasty, and plentiful. (Thank you for the take-home goodies – I’m enjoying them still!) And your gracious and enthusiastic attitude was notable. You made quite an impression on my guests and I know many of them will come back and keep you in mind for their own events in the future. Thank you again for contributing so much to such an important milestone in my professional and personal life.”
—Sincerely, Cheryl (Book Launch Party)
“Thanks for making my surprise birthday celebration such a beautiful affair. I was overwhelmed and in awe with not only the ability of my husband and daughter to pull off the surprise, but also how flawlessly everything went. Both commented on how easy it was to work with you. The rooms were set-up beautifully, the delicious menu served on real plates and the impeccable service showed how much effort you put into making the event such a success. My guests also expressed how much they enjoyed the venue and especially the food. I am still flying on cloud nine.
Thanks again to you and your courteous staff for such a classy affair.”
—Sincerely, Linda (Surprise Birthday Party)
“Thank you so much for preparing an unbelievable dining experience for all of our guests at the Bat Mitzvah. There were countless remarks regarding how delicious all of the food was. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the menu we picked out and the delivery.”
—Rachel (Bat Mitzvah)