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

Featuring stunning and singular décor concepts, Loring & Varsity Theater continue to impress with the most compelling approaches to special events, weddings and corporate gatherings. Both venues exclusively feature peerless cuisine produced by the Loring’s kitchen.You and your guests will be raving about the setting, food and service provided by Loring Catering staff for months to come!

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Loring Bar & Restaurant Full Buyout

The possibilities for private events at Loring Bar & Restaurant are truly endless! Host your wedding ceremony on our gorgeous grand staircase, transfer to the Sky Bar and West Mezzanine for your cocktail hour, and end your evening on the main floor for dancing and more celebration.

A full Loring Buyout includes use of the main bar, the stage in the main dining room (featuring recently enhanced sound and lighting!) in addition to the West Mezzanine, Sky Bar and Red Room!

Each space can be configured to your specifications in order to best accommodate your guests. A full Loring Buyout is also ideal for daytime events (featuring our specialty brunch or lunch menus), live and silent auctions, fundraisers, corporate cocktail receptions and gala style dinners. Whatever you can envision, we can make a reality!

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

Varsity Theater

Imagine hosting your event in the very same space you see your favorite stars and bands perform live on stage… That’s exactly what you can do at Varsity Theater!

Varsity can magically be transformed from a wide-open concert venue to a spectacular, innovative reception space that can accommodate both elegant seated dinners and cocktail-style events.

Featuring state of the art audio and projection systems, lighting, and a one-of-a-kind stage, the Varsity is the perfect place to wow your event guests with a performance by a live band or an on-stage wedding ceremony. Your custom message in lights on the historic Varsity marquee will truly set your event apart and will make for the most impressive, memorable photos!

250 seated, up to 800 cocktail style

Individual Loring Spaces

Red Room

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!