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How do I schedule a tour?

Go to “Contact Us” on our website or email info@loftlucia.com to request a tour.

Do I have to use a caterer from your Preferred Vendor List?

 

We allow our clients to choose their own caterer. They must be full-service and approved by our management team first. There is also a kitchen fee associated with this decision! 

 

 

Can I have a DJ or a Band?

Yes, we welcome both. We do have recommendations and our preferred vendor is Sound Events Chicago.

 

Can I have catered food dropped off?

You can only do this for non-wedding events. We will need to approve of this as well to make sure that you have the right number of staff to assist you if the caterer does not provide staffing. Staff members are there to help clear empty plates and glasses and to assist with food clean-up and disposal at the end of the event. We do not offer the option for guests to serve as event staff.

 

Do you have a parking lot?

 

Loft Lucia does not have designated parking. You may park with the valet at Monteverde or with the parking garage on Washington street at the end of the block.

 

 

What are your BYOB Restrictions?

Alcohol needs to be purchased through your caterer or from Prestige Wine & Spirits in Westmont. Prestige will pick up any unopened product at the end of your event and reimburse it to your account. All alcohol must be served by your caterer or a staffing company. We do not allow shots, bottle service, or any other self-serve options. 

 

Are tables and chairs included in your rental price?

Yes, we include bar tables, rounds, farm tables, lounge furniture, dining chairs, benches, a projector, and flatscreen TV in our rates. Just ask for a list of our inventory.

 

Is there Wifi available in the space?

Yes, we have commercial-grade WiFi. 

 

Do you have a sound system we can use?

Yes. We have a house sound system that allows you to create playlists remotely. Our microphones are also available for rent as well but they will require A/V assistance from a tech.

 

Can we set up custom decorations?

Yes, within limits. We ask that you do not use nails, screws, etc., and that you remove the décor at the end of your event. You will need to hire an insured professional for any installation that involves a ladder. All outside tables and chairs must be felt padded and the utmost care must be taken when loading into our venue. 

Do you allow DIY floral?

We have recently changed this policy. You may handle the floral decor on your own as long as it is being installed and taken away by friends or family members who are prepared to take on the task at the end of the night. 

 

Are there hotels nearby?

The Hyatt House is the closest hotel to Loft Lucia, it is only a 2-minute walk from the venue. The Hoxton is also located within walking distance. Nobu also recently opened on Randolph and Hotel Emily is another option as well. The Crowne Plaza is also another great option! 

 

How long is our rental window? When can we start setting up?

We offer a 10-hour event window for wedding events which includes setup and breakdown for weekend dates. We have a 12:00 am curfew on Friday and Saturday, and an 11:00 pm curfew Sunday-Thursday. The event should end one hour before the rental window ends. If you would like to set up earlier than the contracted time you can access the space for $250.00/hr.

 

Can we have our stuff dropped off the day before? How about picking up the day after?

We take it on a case-by-case basis but usually, we are booked with events back-to-back. Please plan to have everything dropped off and picked up on the same day.

 

Can we ship packages to your venue?

Unfortunately, we are not set up to receive packages. Please ship your items to the nearest FedEx for in-store pickup. 

 

Is your space handicap accessible?

Yes, it is fully accessible, including all four multi-person restrooms.

 

Do you have a coat room?

We have plenty of coat racks but no designated coatroom.

 

Do you have a bridal suite?

We do not have a bridal suite. Wedding parties take advantage of our multi-level venue and use the cocktail area or reception area as their waiting area. 

 

Are there any restrictions on the type of event?

We do not allow ticketed events. 

 

 

Do you have a kitchen?

We have a large commercial-grade kitchen included for your caterer’s usage.

 

Do you have an event planner on staff?

Our team is available to help throughout the process but we cannot take the place of a day-of coordinator. There will be a Loft Lucia representative on-site throughout the entirety of your event but we are only facilities management. 

 

Do we need insurance?

You will need to purchase “Day of Event Insurance” through the link provided in your contract. It will cost roughly $190.00. If you would like us to use your company’s insurance it will need to be submitted 30 days prior to your

event. 

Do you allow shots?

Along with the rest of Chicago's stand-alone venues, our liquor licensing does not permit this. We recommend looking into restaurants with private spaces if you'd like to include this type of beverage in your festivities. 

Do you allow food trucks or street-side activities?

We are not able to allow private events to occupy the street side of both Madison and Carpenter. It is a city regulation and insurance will not cover any street-side incidents. 

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