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
  • An abundance of venues across two campuses (Lake Shore and Water Tower) showcase different styles, meaning it won't be hard to find the right fit. At the Lake Shore campus, you'll be treated to the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan as your breathtaking backdrop. Receptions are gorgeous in the Crown Center Lobby; its gracious open-plan space includes a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows for those fabulous views, and an adjacent patio creates a lovely indoor/outdoor flow.
  • The beautifully restored Mundelein Center boasts two venues with historic touches and plenty of windows to highlight the stunning views; the sky-high ceilings and soaring stained glass panes of Jo Ann Rooney Hall exude Art Deco glam, while the Palm Court, a stunning 4th-floor atrium with a wraparound terrace, is perfect for intimate celebrations.
  • Delicious gourmet cuisine is provided by Loyola’s exclusive caterer. A tasting for four is included in every package, ensuring you'll find the right options for your event; add-ons like late night bites (we're partial to the mini Chicago dogs) are a fun way to personalize your menu.


10% venue discount for Loyola alum, students, staff, and faculty!

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 (must end by midnight) tables, chairs, and setup and teardown.

Meals (when priced separately)
  • $105/person and up
  • Menu pricing includes passed hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast, seated 3-course meal, and a 4-hour bar package with wine service during dinner. Minimums apply on Fridays & Saturdays.

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 800 200
Reception Seated 300 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 700.

McCormick Lounge accommodates 120 seated and 150 standing.
Crown Center Lobby & Patio accommodates 100 seated and 140 standing.
Sister Jean Ballroom accommodates 260 seated and 320 standing.
Jo Ann Rooney Hall accommodates 230 seated and 320 standing.
Palm Court accommodates 64 seated and 100 standing.
Gentile Area accommodates 800 seated (standing capacities vary).

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Mid-May–mid-August only.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • 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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