Loyola University Chicago

Conference Services

Lake Shore Wedding Reception Venues

Located along Lake Michigan on Chicago's North Side, Loyola's Lake Shore Campus offers indoor and outdoor venue rentals for wedding receptions or banquets large and small. Catering, ample parking, and nearby housing accommodations are available.

Crown Center—capacity 120
 Celebrate lakeside at this contemporary venue with gorgeous views of Lake Michigan. Enjoy modern elegance in the open lobby reception area and access all night to the outdoor patio overlooking the water.
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Donovan Reading Room—capacity 200
 This venue boasts sky-high ceilings, stained glass windows, and art deco finishes. Toast your guests during cocktail hour in the stunning patio area that overlooks the campus quad and beautiful lawns.
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McCormick Lounge—capacity 130
‌‌‌ Dance under the stars in the moonlight lake views. Complete with new lights/flooring, this newly renovated space is sure to delight your guests.
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Mundelein Center—capacity 250
‌‌ One of Chicago's historic landmarks, this spacious venue features stained glass windows, art deco chandeliers, and a small stage. Enjoy cocktails in the outdoor courtyard encompassed by flowers and fountains.
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Palm Court—capacity 80
 One of Loyola's newest venues on the Lake Shore Campus, this atrium venue boasts lake views and an abundance of natural light. Coupled with a wrap-around outdoor terrace, this venue is one of Loyola's most sought after venues for weddings and special events.
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Piper Hall—capacity 50
 ‌ Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, Piper Hall is a one-of-a-kind historic mansion built in the early 1900's. Tiffany windows and fixtures, original wood flooring, a restored interior, and stunning water views make this wedding venue a popular choice for small wedding receptions or cocktail hours.
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Sister Jean Schmidt Ballroom—capacity 260
  The Sister Jean Schmidt Ballroom is Loyola's newest venue, located in the Damen Student Center. Modern in layout and design, this spacious venue has a large pre-function space which is perfect for cocktail hours.
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For more information on wedding packages, or to book your reception, please contact Loyola Conference Services at 773.508.8090 or weddings@luc.edu, or fill out our Request Information form.