Here’s What Your Wedding at Lilah in Fishtown Could Look Like

The folks behind Zahav want you to eat, drink and be married at their new event space.

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This salvaged-window partition wall at Lilah can open or close to delineate different wedding spaces, such as the bar area. / Photography by Jason Varney / Florals by Fête Urbane / Rentals by Party Rental Ltd.

Remember how overjoyed you were when we announced that Lilah, the first wedding venue from the folks behind Israeli-inspired restaurants Zahav and Laser Wolf, was coming soon to a neighborhood near you? Well, CookNSolo,­ the group behind these establishments, officially opened the Fishtown space in April — and it’s a food-loving couple’s dream come true.

A salatim platter with eggplant, fennel, carrots, pickled Napa cabbage, beets, turnips and squash; hummus and pita.

The 7,000-square-foot space allows the team to host larger gatherings than they’ve previously been able to. “We want this to feel not so much like a huge party, but more like an intimate experience with a lot of people,” says partner and director of events Neira Jackson.

Up to 250 guests can enjoy a seated dinner, or 300 for standing cocktails, amid an industrial-chic setting that blends the venue’s circa-early-1900s architecture with modern accents made from repurposed building materials, including concrete flooring, exposed brick and dimmable lights.

As for the food, envision a family-style grazing station with dips and bites — rye bread and pita chips and an arrangement of labneh, honeycomb and apple. Passed hors d’oeuvres offer classic and new takes on CookNSolo dishes, including gravlax and caviar, with a main-course option of date-glazed salmon. Lilah also connects to the group’s Goldie, so you and your guests can sip mini tahini shakes for one last treat.

The prospect is enticing: By the end of March, nearly 30 weddings were already booked for 2022. But don’t fret; spots are still available during the year. Packages from $22,750;

Published as “First Look: Wedding Feast” in the summer/fall issue of Philadelphia Wedding.

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