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If you are looking for a space in the city that is affordable,
trendy, and outright wonderful you’ve found it.
— Jackie H.
 

Loft on Lake is Chicago’s premier destination for a private event, perfect for those interested in a space capable of transforming for the ultimate alternative experience. Our interior boasts of raw architectural elements such as exposed brick and warm oak timber, 20ft. tall ceilings, and its most distinguished feature – a 65ft. skylight that is unique to all of Chicago. During the daytime the space is bathed in warm natural sunlight, and in the evening, the skylight reflects the interior decor of the night’s event. We've hosted an array of private events all unforgettable, sure to make your guests reminisce for years to come!

 

Pre & Post Wedding Events

Proposals, Engagement Parties, Bridal Showers, Sangeets, Henna Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Anniversaries

Birthdays

celebrate Age 1-100!

Teen Parties

 

Sweet 16, Bar Mitzvah, Bat mitzvah, Quinceanera, debutante ball

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Family Events

Celebrations of life, love and togetherness

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Graduation

congratulations you've earned it!

Themed Party

the big game? costumes? yes

school Proms & Formals

only the cool schools

Baby Shower

or childs birthday

NYE

where will you be on january 31st at 11:59pm? hopefully inside the Loft on lake photo booth

Small Group
Private Dining

with kitchen on site, intimate & inviting atmosphere for clients, family & friends

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FOOD & DRINK REQUIREMENTS

We highly recommend if your guest count reaches over 50 persons that you hire catering staff from our preferred catering list. Catering provides the proper insurance and licensing so your event is covered. If you would like to provide food and setup yourself and take on the responsibility of the caterer, you may obtain your own event insurance through Markel Event Insurance or another insurance provider. If you are serving alcohol in the space during your event, you must hire a licensed bartender that needs to be present when alcohol arrives to the space and through the duration of the event, until bar is closed. Should you choose to hire catering or restaurant staffing outside of our preferred list, there is an additional fee*. 

PREFERRED CATERERS

Visit our preferred catering page here. These caterers are familiar with the space and the quality of service and food is impeccable. All private events over 50 persons require service staffing. Our caterers work with whatever food or drink services you need! See our vendors page for links to websites or contact our office for questions and recommendations.

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BYO & FOOD DROP OFFS

Loft on Lake understands sometimes our clients want to go with a food and beverage provider of their choice, and we can work with you on that. We allow for any outside food & alcohol deliveries, but we require event staffing. We ask that you hire our preferred catering or staffing companies to manage your event, if not there is an additional fee*. 

*Additional fees added to rental rate for extended hours and utilizing a caterer event staffing NOT on our preferred list.

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EVENT HOURS

Loft on Lake can rent the space for 4, 6, 8, and 10 hour blocks. Friday's & Saturday's are full 10 hour rentals. All events end at midnight (except for NYE which ends at 1am) if you would like to extend for an extra hour, there is an additional fee*.

RENTAL RATES

Loft on Lake rental rates are determined by day, hours of rental, and guest count. Friday & Saturday's however is different pricing, and the space must be rented for the full 10 hours - no exceptions. Request a guide for private event rates.

EVENT INSURANCE

You MUST provide your own event insurance if you are NOT utilizing a caterer, event staffing, or qualified vendors off of our preferred list. The easiest way is to just hire one of our caterers!! Otherwise, Markel Event Insurance can provide.

Customizable to Any Specification!

 

Included Amenities for Private Events

Furniture Included

  • 15 - 66in Round Tables
  • 4 - 8ft Rectangular Tables
  • 2 - 6ft Rectangular Tables
  • 1 - 48in Round Table
  • 1 - White GLO Bar
  • Lounge Furniture for Cocktail area
  • 2 - Square Top Highboys
  • 1 - Silver Round Highboy
  • 1 - 5 Ft Entryway Table
  • Black leather lounge section of furniture by Kamfors (3 sections available for use in cocktail room or Bridal Suite)
  • Entry way Tv (slideshow)

Rooms 4,870 Sq. Ft. Total Area

  • 40’ x 60’ Ft Grand Loft Space
  • 8’ x 9.5’ Ft Grand Loft Space Entryway
  • 14’ x 16’ Ft Front room entryway
  • 19’ x 10’ Ft Transition Hallway
  • 18’ x 24’ Ft Cocktail Lounge
  • 19’ x 15’ Ft Bridal Suite w/ french doors, full length mirror, sink, vanity
  • Coat Closet and coat racks
  • Large Prep Kitchen
  • 4’ x 8’ Ft Kitchen Island
  • Wet Bar Area
  • Granite Countertops
  • 23’ x 12’ Ft Back Entrance 
  • 13.5’ x 15.5’ Ft Catering Prep Room
  • 4 Rest Rooms - (2) Double stalls: (1) Men's (1) Women's; (2) 7.5’ x 7.5’ Ft Handicap rest rooms

 

    Electrical (all lights on dimmers)
    Abundant Electrical Floor & Ceiling

    • Edison string lights
    • Track lights
    • Uplighting 
    • Modern Light Fixtures
    • Chandeliers (in cocktail room, entryway and transition hallway)
    • Blue LED (150 Ft) Skylight
    • 400 Amps of power
    • WIFI
    • Air Conditioned/Heated

    Draping

    • Retractable drape covering Kitchen
    • Sheer white drape panels 
    • White Entryway drape

    Facility Elements

    • Exposed Brick
    • Timber Beams
    • Copper gloss concrete floors
    • 60 Ft long Skylight 
    • 12 Ft ceilings, 20ft at the highest point (skylight)
    • No Posts or Obstructed Views
    • On-Site Venue Representative

    Accessibility

    • The entire space is a ground floor (sidewalk/ parking lot level)
    • 2 - reserved parking spaces
    • Street level entrances front & back
    • Reserved loading zone
    • 8’ x 6’ Ft. rear double wide doors
    • Ground level, wheel chair access
    • Ramp (front)

    ITEMS Not Included in your Rental

     

    These Items are provided by Vendors of your choice:

    • Event Design
    • Event planning
    • Music 
    • Florals
    • Centerpieces
    • Aisle & Altar decor

    Loft on Lake can provide additionally:

    • Event Photography
    • Photo Booth
    • Outdoor Event 
    • AV/Tech Rentals

    Provided by our Preferred Caterers:

    • Chairs
    • Linens
    • China
    • Plating
    • Silverware
    • Trash bags
    • Food
    • Desserts
    • Staffing
    • Bartending
    • Setup 
    • Breakdown
    • Cleanup
    • Trash