Loring & Varsity Theater

The Loring and the Varsity Theater collectively dazzle the Twin Cities as among the most revered event venues in the country.

Featuring stunning and singular décor concepts, the Loring & the Varsity Theater continue to impress with the most compelling approaches to special events, weddings and corporate gatherings.

Host your ceremony at the Loring on our gorgeous grand staircase, then transfer to the Varsity Theater for an innovative reception featuring state of the art audio systems and peerless cuisine produced by the Loring’s kitchen. You and your guests will be raving about the setting, food and service for months to come!


Full Loring Buyout
**Please contact our Loring Event specialists for more information on capacities, configurations and pricing for a full Loring Buyout!

Varsity Theater
250 seated, up to 800 cocktail style

Red Room

Loring’s premium space for private dining.

Baroque and intimate, executive and elegant, the Red Room is the Loring’s most popular location for rehearsal dinners and holiday parties.

The Red Room also features a newly enhanced outdoor patio, which is included with your space rental at no additional charge!


65 seated, 80 cocktail style

Sky Bar

The perfect space for large group dining!

Ideal for business luncheons and dinners, the Sky Bar imparts an unrivaled perspective of Dinkytown through our large bay windows (looking out to both 14th Ave. and 4th St. SE) and corresponding sightlines. Enjoy view of the Loring’s open kitchen, main dining room and stage from the Sky Bar’s balcony!


40 seated, 60 cocktail style

West Mezzanine

Our newly revitalized West Mezzanine features optimum sight lines and unparalleled ambiance. Your guests will be able to revel in the sights and sounds of the open-air kitchen, live music on stage and main dining room below, yet will still enjoy the privacy the West Mezzanine offers as its own unique space. Your destination for cocktail receptions or intimate group dining.


60 seated, 75 cocktail style

Contact the Loring Events team at to discuss all of the possibilities these amazing venues have to offer!