Lake Shore at Loyola University 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Centennial Forum, Ste. 100 • Chicago • Illinois 60660


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

5 reasons to say “I do” at Loyola University Chicago:

  • A variety of venues across two campuses showcase different settings, including a lakeside mansion and gardens, a glass atrium with wraparound terrace, and reception rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking city or lake views.
  • Outdoor wedding receptions offer sparkling views of Lake Michigan—a stunning backdrop that will wow your guests and guarantee beautiful photos.
  • An experienced event staff will work with you to coordinate all the logistics, details and customizations to ensure your wedding is a success.
  • A 20% venue discount is available during off-season months (November 1st–March 31st).
  • Delicious gourmet cuisine is provided by Loyola’s exclusive caterer, and you can enhance your menu with a Carving, Pasta, Asian Stir Fry or Dessert Station. Why not add a brunch package, too, and give your guests a satisfying send-off!


Special Discounts!

  • 10% venue discount for Loyola alum, students, staff, and faculty
  • 10% venue discount for wedding receptions held on Fridays and Sundays, excluding holiday weekends.
  • 20% venue discount during off-peak wedding season (November 1–March 31)

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,500–10,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
  • Rentals include:

    • 8 hours of rental time
    • Chairs, and standard round tables
    • Set up and tear down
    • Security (if required in building)
    • And more!
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $55/person and up
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 18%
Additional Info
  • If you are interested in holding your Roman Catholic wedding ceremony at Loyola's Madonna Della Strada Chapel please contact the chapel at Please note, either the bride or groom must have a direct affiliation with Loyola University Chicago and be Catholic in order to use the chapel.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 500 200
Reception Seated 300 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 700.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


May through August.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • College Campus / School
  • Garden
  • Mansion
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Lake

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Other View


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