Material Culture is located at 4700 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. Please note if you are driving that there is no entrance directly from Wissahickon Avenue—instead, see the venue’s driving directions page for the best route.
Don’t feel like driving? We don’t blame you! Download the Lyft or Uber ride-sharing aps + get your first ride free when you use the following codes (we say download both, and get a free ride both ways!):
Staying in Philly
We have reserved blocks of rooms at the following hotels on Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9:
Sonesta Downtown (1800 Market St., Rittenhouse)
Located in the heart of Center City, within walking distance of Rittenhouse Square, the Mutter Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Museum, City Hall, and more, + featuring cool, artsy decor, free wi-fi, and a pool! (although you probably won’t want to go swimming in October). Sonesta is a 12-minute drive to the wedding venue.
Rooms for the wedding are available for $189 a night. Reserve online right here (note link is not mobile friendly), or by calling 1-800-Sonesta and asking for the Bracaglia/Davis wedding rate.
Hilton City Ave. (4200 City Ave., East Falls)
Just 3 miles from the venue, Hilton City Ave. is also just minutes away from Route 76, making it the perfect spot for hopping on the road the next morning. It also features free wi-fi, free breakfast, a heated pool, and surprisingly nice views of the Belmont Reservoir.
Rooms for the wedding are available for $149 a night. Reserve online right here, or by calling 1-800-HILTONS and referencing group code BRA.
No rooms left? Let us know + we’ll add more!
Things to Do in Philly
Everyone knows about the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (+ these things are all great!). But for those looking for an authentic Kate+Matt experience, here are some of our favorite ways to spend a Saturday:
- Mütter Museum: a museum of medical oddities and mishaps, weird baby skulls, cysts, tumors, and the skeleton of the largest man on Earth
- Magic Gardens: an outdoor mosaic gallery constructed of broken mirrors, salvaged art, old bicycle wheels, dinner ware, sculptures, and basically anything else you can think of
- The Barnes Museum: some rich person’s ridiculous art collection, including Cezannes, Renoirs, Picassos, and more, all housed in a gorgeous mansion
- Shofuso Japanese Tea House and Gardens: escape the city and unwind in Fairmount Park
- Morgan’s Pier: pretend you’re on the beach while drinking a shandy
- Italian Market: as featured on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
- The Philadelphia Zoo: home to these cuties
- Bob & Barbara’s: an unofficial PBR museum, home of the citywide special, and free jazz Fridays and Saturdays
- The P.O.P.E.: our neighborhood bar
- Triangle Tavern: our other neighborhood bar, featuring an entire menu of Manhattans and alcoholic water ice
- Cosmi’s: the best place to get a cheesesteak in Philly. No, really