Looking for a space to hold a private event? Our newly renovated space, The Loft at Young Lion is complete. The Loft has beautiful year round lake views flooded with natural light, a private balcony patio, private bar, lounge area with leather sofas and separate restrooms. It’s the perfect location for intimate wedding receptions, showers, and social gatherings. We can accommodate up to 150 for cocktail parties and up to 86 people comforatbly (100 max) for seated dinner receptions.



We don’t have a kitchen but we do have catering options from your choice of one of our trusted caterers through the following…

Orange Glory Café. http://orangeglorycafe.com/   
“Orange Glory can cater any event, from small parties, to weddings, to corporate events. We bring the same freshness and quality to every part of every meal. Orange Glory Café and Catering is dedicated to making fresh, natural food that is beautiful and delicious. You can get a sandwich, or soup and salad anywhere. We want you to choose Orange Glory for our inconspicuous flair. We start with the best ingredients we can find from local markets and many local producers (like Captain Jim’s Fish Market and Baker Street Bakery). We can plan custom menus, so we can always focus on the best of what’s available. The possibilities are endless.”

Madeline’s Catering  http://www.madelinescatering.com/
“Madeline’s Catering is a full-service caterer in Rochester, New York, and the in-house chef at Artisan Works. Chef owned-and-operated since 1990, we’ve served thousands of clients and guests, and handle over 500 events a year. Madeline’s can provide a wide range of menus and services, from snacks and lunch buffets to full-service meals which feature service and bar staff, walking and stationary appetizers, and plated entrées.”

Root Catering http://www.rootcatering.com/

“Root Catering is a full-service catering company based in Rochester, NY. From the start, we have served discriminating clients with innovative food, excellent service and a zealous attention to detail. Be it an intimate gathering of 10 or a lavish wedding for 300, Root will work with you to craft a custom menu that contributes to a one-of-a-kind experience. In tandem with our clients, we innovate menu plans based on local seasonal harvests and ingredients sourced whenever possible from regional farmers and purveyors. Root has always subscribed to the “farm-to-table” ethos. Why? Food is most flavorful and nutritious when harvested at its peak. And it’s important to support local farmers and minimize transport time and distance.”

Julia K Catering   http://www.juliakcaters.com/
“As a professional catering company, we look forward to preparing delicious food and helping plan the details for your special event in Rochester, NY. With Julia and her team, you benefit from their combined experience and passion for making every event a success. We work with you to provide custom designed menus that will be prepared by our culinary experts. Our team strives to provide stress-free and unique event experiences for our clients and their guests. We are available for corporate events, family weddings and private parties.”

Dinosaur BBQ  https://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/

At Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, fresh, homemade, and high-quality aren’t just catchwords, they’re our foundation. Our commitment to food quality and genuine hospitality is unyielding and intense. We pride ourselves on our loyal guests, employees, and being a great place to have fun and while sampling some of the best bar-b-que in the country. Our menu is firmly rooted in the traditions of Southern bar-b-que, but there are other influences that shape our flavors and give our food its own distinctive character. That’s one of the secrets of great bar-b-que — staying committed to tradition, but finding your own stamp and signature.




I would like to come in a view the space, do I need an appointment to do so?
Yes, it is always required that you have an appointment with us ahead of time. Please fill out the submission form on our events page and we will get you in as soon as possible.

How many people can the Loft @ Young Lion accommodate?
The space can comfortably seat 86-100 max if you have hand passed appetizers, then we transform the lounge to a Buffet line.  For cocktail style events we can hold up to 150 people. Renting the whole brewery is an option for larger parties.

Is there room for a dance floor and DJ? 
Yes a small dance area and DJ can be accommodated with seating up to 80 guests.

Is there a minimum guest count?
Yes, the minimum is 50 people for the entire loft. 

Is there a minimum spend requirement for the bar packages?
Yes, $1000 minimum spend on the bar all peek weekends (April-December). If you choose a cash bar there is a $75 service fee per bartender. 

Can the Loft be rented for ceremony only? 
Yes, we have a ceremony package starting at $1000 peek season and can accommodate seating for up to 144 seats, with room for an aisle. The lounge can be set up as an area for the Bridal Party to prepare. After the ceremony the bridal party can take pictures on site before heading out to other locations with the photographer. We can host your guests for drinks at a cash bar in the loft before they head out to your reception venue. If you are having reception in our loft after, we will need a minimum if 2 hours after ceremony to reset for the reception floorplan. During that time guests can stroll the lakeshore drive, enjoy drinks in our Taproom or for an additional fee we can set up a bar in the Tanks downstairs in the Brewery while we reset the Loft with your catering team.

How do I secure my event date?
We work on a first come first serve basis and cannot guarantee the desired booking date. No event is considered booked until we receive the non-refundable $500 deposit and signed contract. A valid credit card must be on file for all events.
Is there a cake cutting fee?
No, there is no cake cutting fee. However, all desserts must be provided by a licensed bakery.  

Can I bring in my own food for my event?
Unfortunaly no, all food must be from a licensed caterer.

When do I have access to the space on the event date?
You can get into the space a few hours before the day of for decorating if you have an evening events. If you are having a luncheon or corporate daytime event we will arrange an earlier time.

Can I rent the space for my corporate/fundraising event?
Yes. That timeline is discussed with the event planner for your event. The time you come in to set up will have to be accounted for in your overall rental space fee.

What are costs and what is included when I rent the space?
None of our facility fees include catering/food, you will be billed separately by the caterer of your choice. Facility rental fees vary seasonally and start at $1000 before bar package and service fees.

We include the following on site and at your disposal for your event:

  • 8’ rectangle tables (seats 8-10 each) or for more casual events our beer garden picnic style tables, glassware (water, beer and wine),  dessert table, gift table, appetizer and buffet table. We do have some packages that include rentals of chairs, and we do organize renting them from our preferred vendor, to ease the planning process for our guests. Most of our caterers include china, silverware and linens in certain catering packages. If they don’t we can organize the rental of these items for you and add to the final invoice for additional fees.

  • Leather sofas in the lounge area off the bar. (if your event requires the buffet to be in the lounge, sofas will be moved to storage during the event.)

  • Extra rentals for an added fee include: AV services, champagne flutes, podium, 60″ round tables, linens, china, silverware, vintage decor or furniture rentals.

What assistance is included for setup?
Our team will set up table, chairs, linens, glassware, according to the floor plan already created with you during the planning stages of your event. We also work closely with the caterer to set up the day of your event.

Décor setup that is included in your rental fee include:

  • Directing vendors as to where to place centerpieces on tables.

  • Setting up pre-alphabetized name cards.

  • Simple setup of memory table/dessert table/guest book table (anything that requires assembly, will not be managed by our team)

    **you are not allowed to hang items from the ceiling. Drilling, taping, or using command strips on our walls is prohibited**

Where do my guests park during the event?
We have parking available behind our building in Pinnacle North or on street on Lakeshore Drive. For parties over 100 shuttle service for your guests is recommended. 

When can my vendors get in the space day of?
Your vendors are advised to arrive a few hours prior to the start of your event. You will be in charge of communicating to them after speaking with us on arrival times, so we can ensure one of our staff members will be on location to unlock. We try to speak with the vendors during the planning process to make sure we have timelines established prior to the event date.

 *Vendors are responsible for bringing any outside items out with them. If anything is left behind it is the vendor’s responsibility or your own to return items to the proper place.

Do you accept outside caterers besides your preferred listed options?
The caterers on our list have met with us and we have worked out all the details on working together to ensure you have a great event with great food and service. If you decide to use someone not on our list, there may be additional administrative fees up to $500. We will need to have a meetings with them beforehand to verify certification, as well as bringing them in for a walk through of the space prior to your event. We can provide caterers with use of our alto sham if the need to use it to keep food hot or to warm plates. Serving staff, utensils and/or chaffing dishes and steno fuel are not provided by Young Lion. The caterer is responsible for providing that equipment. If Young Lion needs to provide additional catering items and staff to run the catering, there is an additional labor fee of $100 per YLBC employee. Regardless of caterer, the bar is always run by Young Lion Bartenders.

Can I bring in my own alcohol?
No, all alcohol must be ordered and supplied by Young Lion.

Do you serve liquor in addition to beer, wine and hard cider?
No, we do not have serve hard liquor. Sparkling wine or champagne can be added to your event for an additional charge on your bar package.

Can I drop off items the day before my event?
You can drop off items and keep them in our locked storage room for a $75 fee. Please contact your event coordinator for more details regarding where you may store your things. 

When do you need final guest counts for our event?
We need a total count for guests two weeks before your event date. 

When do you need final payment for our wedding?
We need your final payment in hand 7 days before your event date.  

When can I pick up items from my event?
We prefer all things picked up directly after your event; if we don’t have another event immediately after yours we can arrange they be picked up later during normal business hours.

What forms of payment do you accept?
We can accept credit card, cash or check (returned checks will incur a $35 fee).

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    Friday in the Taproom18th Jan 2019 6:00:pm

           Live in the taproom from 6-9pm