Corporate & Social Events

Loft on Lake is Chicago's premier destination for your next corporate gathering. Whether you are planning a gala, product launch, a corporate meeting or mini trade show, Loft on Lake provides the perfect environment to ensure a successful event. Our popular timber and brick warehouse makes Loft on Lake a refreshing alternative to traditional meeting rooms and hotels.

Our policies on conservation and recycling insure a socially responsible partner for all your functions. And with our ground floor access, we are a favorite host site for auto events. Our easy load in and easy out saves your team time, energy, and money - no stairs, no elevators, and no hassles!

Check out the photo gallery to see some of the great events held at Loft on Lake and all the details below.



We provide customized packages for events complete with technology hardware and support, photography and videography and recommendations for catering and other resources. We can assist you in selecting vendors and guide you though the entire process. We are also on hand for your event to troubleshoot and make sure things run smoothly.

Meet the Loft on Lake Team


Cher Garrett

Cher Garrett is co-owner and founder of Loft on Lake. She oversees all efforts and is the contact for any unanswered questions you may have. She is very involved in our corporate event division as well as wedding and private events. She heads all our advertising, marketing, business strategy and is the on-site supervisor for many events.


Steve Garrett

Steve Garrett is co-owner and is in attendance at most events to help manage on behalf of Loft on Lake. He is also head photographer for wedding and corporate events held at Loft on Lake. His incredible images fill the Loft on Lake website. Steve is the one for specifics on the day of your event and also the best choice for on-site photographer - know one can shoot in the space quite like Steve does!


Joel Garrett

Joel Garrett is Vice President of Customer Engagement and Sales. Contact Joel to set appointments to see the space and for any details regarding your wedding or corporate event. Joel can help you through your planning process up to event time.


Evan Garrett

Evan Garrett is head of technology and logistics. Evan can help facilitate any of our rented technology for your event and he is also our resident videographer and editor for corporate events and weddings. Evan also can assist on any photoshoots or provide studio management on the photo studio rental side.


The raw natural beauty of our event space can elevate and add elegance to any special event, whether it is your wedding ceremony and reception, a friendly corporate holiday party, or a daytime photo shoot for your business. Please review our guidelines, policies, and floorplans below to get started.

Deposit Policy

A signed contract and 50% are due to book the space. The balance is due 60 business days before the event, along with a refundable security deposit or credit card on file. The security deposit is refunded 10 days after the event, provided there are no damages.

Event Scheduling

All events must conclude by 12:00 am (midnight). Cleanup must begin no later than midnight, with all guests and staff out of the building by 1:00 am. The Bottom Lounge (across Lake Street) is open until 2:30 am.


Cocktail Reception: 250 guests
Seated Dinner: 150 guests

Catering Requirements

Catering and staff are mandatory for all events. Your caterer must be fully insured and licensed and must provide certificates of insurance as well as a liquor license. All bartenders must be part of the catering staff and are the only people allowed to serve alcoholic beverages on the premises. Caterers must clean the space upon conclusion of the event and remove all trash.

Tables, Chairs & Linen Rentals

Typically part of catering packages.

Coat Check

Coat check can be arranged for an additional charge.


There is free, ample street parking or valet parking can be arranged for an additional charge. There are also land lots in close proximity that are available for rent through Loft on Lake which provide 11-40 spaces per lot.

If your guests prefer to take public transportation, the 'L' stop for the green and pink lines are less than two blocks west at Lake and Ashland.


Please contact us for pricing information

Contact Us

Corporate Events
Team Building
Research Groups
Focus Groups
Brainstorming Sessions
Private Parties
Social Events
Cocktail Parties
Holiday Parties
Training Sessions
Product Launches
Promotional Gatherings
Book Signings
Fashion Shows
Gallery Shows
Photography Shoots
Set Locations
And More



Included Amenities

    These items are included for your convenience:

  • Beautiful open kitchen with appliances and granite counter tops
  • 2 ovens, dishwasher, 2 refrigerators, 1 freezer, 1 microwave and exhaust fan
  • 16’ X 14’ Catering prep area just inside rear doors
  • (2) 7.5’ X 7.5’ Handicap accessible spacious rest rooms
  • Street level entrances, front & back
  • Wet bar area with granite counters
  • 18’X 24’ Cocktail lounge room
  • (1) 9’ X 11’ private area/ dressing room
  • 2 coat racks with hangers
  • 1 Reserved parking space

Included Lighting & Electrical

  • Chandeliers in cocktail room and front hall
  • Blue LED (150 ft.) Skylight
  • Track lights with dimmers
  • White lights on beams
  • Wall up-lighting with dimmers
  • 52” fl at screen monitor with DVD player
  • 400 amps of power
  • Comcast T.V.

Included Draping

  • Draping at Grand Loft entrance doorway
  • Draping at cocktail room entrance
  • Draping at the back of space by restrooms
  • Draping in front of kitchen

Included Furniture ($5,000 Value Included)

  • 1 White Glo Bar
  • Large granite Buffet Island
  • 2 - Square “Highboys”
  • 1 - 8’ Rectangle table
  • 1 - 6’ Rectangle table
  • 1 - 48” Round table
  • 1 - 4' table


The entire space is on the ground floor (sidewalk / parking lot level) 8' wide rear double doors large enough to drive a vehicle through

  • Wheel chair accessible
  • Accommodates SUV sized vehicle entrance

Ancillary Fees

$150-250 - Cleaning fee
$75 - Trash dumpster fee + 75 - Recycle dumpster

These Items are at Additional Rental Rates

$15 per rsvd parking space (space availability varies)
$100 per black leather lounge section of furniture by Kamfors (3 sections available)
$200 coat check (4 hours)
$200 Popcorn machine (large on wheels) with attendant (with 50 servings of popcorn and bags included)

Technology Rental & Service

$90 - 1 Wireless Handheld Microphone
$85 - Pair of Powered Speakers
$50 - Audio Mixer & Cables
$150 - 1200 x 800, 3,000 Lumen Projector (in house)
$550 - 1920 x 1080, 5,000 Lumen Projector (rental)
$250 - Podium
$20 - Podium Wired Microphone
$100 - Projector Screen
$150 - Laptop
$800 - 8' x 16' Stage
$250 - Tech installation Fee
$50 - per hour (Starting during presentation)
On-Site Trouble Shooting
$100 per day - Hi-speed wireless access


With 4,500 square feet – the Loft is unique enough to accommodate the creative mind with unlimited entertainment alternatives. The full-sized kitchen area, extra wide rear doors (large enough for vehicles to enter), catering prep area, two handicap accessible restrooms, and ground floor entrance provide easy accessibility for guests, caterers, and vendors.

Sample Floor Plans


Loft Dimensions
- 4,500 sq ft total area
- 60 ft x 40 ft table area in main room
- 18 ft x 24 ft auxiliary room

Loft Dimensions
- 250 Guests - cocktail style reception
- 150 Guests - seated dinner

Click on floorplans to download

Corporate Floor Plans


Example: 70 Guests - Shellback Rum Mixology Class


Example: 80 Guests - Aston Martin Car Launch


Example: 150 Guests - Austrian Airlines Launch Event


Example: 160 Guests - General Motors Car Launch


Example: 150 Guests - Patron XO Cafe Event


Example: 120 Guests - Cadillac Car Launch Event


Example: 200 Guests - Jameson Bartender’s Ball


Example: 150 Guests - Jose Cuervo Mural Project


Example: 110 Guests - Ford Transit Car Launch Event


Example: 150 Guests - Bitchin’ Kitchin’ & Apothic Wine Demonstration & Book Signing