Welcome to our private 2nd floor event space, The Loft at Young Lion.
Please note: YLBC does not provide food servers,
Drop Off Service from a caterer is not an option for private events.
YLBC does not work with caterers outside our list.
Due to the heavy increase in traffic to the lake on these weekends, we do not book any private events.
I would like to come in and 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. There is a link at the top of this page to a 3D virtual tour of the second floor. Please fill out the inquiry form on our events page below and we will get you in as soon as possible. Please Note: We try to respond as quickly as possible to all emails and inquiries. It may take us a couple of days to respond during the peek season months. If you do not see a response within 72 hours please also check your spam/junk email.
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 $1000 deposit and signed contract. The first payment is a non-refundable retainer of $1000 that is applied to the facility fee. At a minimum, Client agrees that the retainer fee fairly compensates YLBC for committing to provide the Services and turning down other potential projects/clients. We use an online client relations system called Honey Book with built-in brochures, proposals and contracts. A valid credit card must be on file for all events.
Is there a minimum and max head count to rent the 2nd floor loft?
We have a 40 person minimum and we can seat up to 100 people for seated receptions and up to 140 for cocktail-style receptions at full capacity.
What packages do you offer for facility rental?
Facility fees vary based on what’s included in packages for private use of the space and allotted hours of use.
YLBC Packages ,
(packages vary based on what's included.) We have the following on site...
– up to 6 high top tables
– 96″x40″ Wood Farm Tables (up to 10 total tables)
– wood padded folding chairs or wood benches, up to 100 chairs
– beer and wine glasses
– linen napkins for any seated reception packages.
– bartenders at your private bar
– private use of the second floor
– free parking behind the brewery
– set up and breakdown of predetermined floor plan
– labor and maintenance costs
– balcony patio (weather permitting, patio closed November-April)
– lounge off bar with leather sofas
– event captain to assist with vendor direction through dinner service
Can I get Round Tables and different chairs for guest seating?
We can rent 60″ rounds (seats 6-8 each), Squares (seats 8 each) and a variety of chairs for additional costs.
Can I bring my own food?
No, all food must come from a licensed caterer or bakery. No homemade food is allowed to be brought in.
Where do my guests park during the event?
We have parking available behind our building in Pinnacle North or 2 hour parking on Lakeshore Drive. Shuttle services are welcome.
Can I bring in my own alcohol?
No, all alcohol must be ordered and supplied by Young Lion. Clients are responsible for guests at the event.
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.
What are my bar options?
We have 1, 2 or 3 hour open bar packages priced per person. Cash or Consumption bar are also available. All with valid ID, plus tax and service fees.
I’m booked, What steps do I take for catering?
Once you have signed our contract you will choose from our list of caterers and contact them directly. You will plan and be billed directly by your caterer for all food and food servers. Some have preset menus to choose from and others do custom menu planning. They are all well seasoned professionals and we truly enjoy working with them to make each event a success. We are happy to send an introductory email to start the conversation.
Can we use a caterer that’s not on your list?
We have carefully curated our list of caterers to ensure every event is successful with execllent service and delicious food. Over the last few years we have worked to developed great relationships with our caterers and truly enjoy working alongside each of them for all our events. We do not work with caterers outside our catering list.
"We wanted to feature the Finger Lakes as part of our wedding weekend and Young Lion was the perfect venue for our rehearsal dinner. We loved the beautiful view of the lake. Our guests kept talking about how wonderful it was, even in unseasonably cold and rainy weather. We also loved working with Tanya - she was so organized and on top of everything. She responded to emails insanely fast and was incredibly cooperative and helpful through all the changes of the pandemic."
"Very pleased with the venue space and aesthetics, the bar, the sound set up, and with the thorough communication from Young Lion event staff! Can’t wait to have another reason to have a party there!"
"The loft at Young Lion is a perfect location for any social event. The service is exceptional and the space is one of the most beautiful in the region. You will truly enjoy your experience here."
Hi! I'm Tanya, and I will be your 1st point of contact for your private event at Young Lion. We will work together to plan your celebration and gather the details to make your event a memorable occasion. With over 16 years of experience in the Food & Beverage Industry, I have developed my skills in event sales, catering, management, and restaurant marketing. My experience ranges from running the floor as the front-of-house manager, to coordinating small dinner parties and happy hours, to large corporate functions and weddings. I look forward to working with you!
Hey, I'm Allee, and I'm so excited to step into this role at Young Lion as your Day-of-Event Team Leader. I've been with Young Lion since its inception 4 years ago. If you’ve been to our brewery on the weekend, you have probably seen me in the Taproom or The Loft for Private Events bartending. I will be your main point of contact the day of your event, working with Tanya as we lead up to the big day. When I'm not filling glass, I'm selling it in my full-time role as a Sales Rep for Rochester Insulated Glass. In my spare time, I train and compete in Olympic Weightlifting.
Fill out the form below in our client relations management system, Honey Book and we'll be in touch!
*We do our best to respond quickly to all inquires, if you don’t see a response in 72 hours please call and check you spam folder to make sure it didn’t get lost. We look forward to hearing from you!