Welcome to our private 2nd floor event space, The Loft at Young Lion.
Please note: YLBC does not provide food servers,
If you choose a Drop Off Service from a caterer you will be charged a Food Service Fee of $150 per server.
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.”
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.”
The Hideaway http://thehideawayroc.com/ “The Hideaway offers full service catering that can meet everyone’s needs. Providing anything from simple equipment rentals to magnificent wedding receptions. We have it all – focusing on superior customer service through our unique approach utilizing seasonal, local food that will enhance your special day. Come to The Hideaway on Park Avenue to experience it firsthand and let us help create your unique event.”
Partyman Catering http://partymancatering.com/ “Simply put: Partyman Catering & Rental is the best choice for your next wedding, graduation party, business meeting, birthday, bridal shower, or other special event. What sets us apart are three key attributes: Professionalism, Value, and Flexibility. During his career Chef Joe has catered small intimate dinners and large banquets. He’s done it for average folks that need an extraordinary event and for First Lady Hillary Clinton. In this vast experience one thing he learned was that catering an event is far more than just preparing food. The caterer is the key to the success of the entire event. Chef Joe and his team bring a polished professionalism to every single event that will truly set your event apart. Great food and service doesn’t do any good if nobody can afford it! Chef Joe has refined his methods over time to allow him to be the best combination of service, delicious food, and price in the area. It’s through his years of experience that he’s able to run an operation that is incredibly efficient without sacrificing quality in any area. We encourage you to tailor them to suit your desires or create your own from scratch.”
Dinosaur BBQ https://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/rochester/catering/ "Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Rochester offers a wide variety of catering options. For parties of any size, we offer Pick-Up, Delivery, Drop Off with Servers and Full Service. We specialize in company luncheons, birthdays, graduations, weddings, showers and more. No matter what the occasion is, we’ve got you covered! We just ask for at least a 48 hours’ notice for pick-up and delivery orders. Need help planning your party? We have a team of catering experts who are ready to help."
Dolce Cupcakery http://www.dolcecupcake.com/gallery Nestled in a quaint plaza in the heart of Pittsford is Dolce Cupcakery’s cozy storefront. Inside, owner Lisa Polvino and our small staff of bakers are whipping up daily confections from scratch using the finest, freshest ingredients – not only for neighborhood clientele, but also for your event! All of our sweets – from cupcakes and cake pops to truffles and cannolis – can be flavor tailored and diet customized to accommodate your guest list, and arranged to suit a rustic picnic, an elegant wedding, a contemporary meeting, or even a trendy party. Whether you call, email or stop in – you’ll be greeted with warmth, professionalism, and a menu that will surely prove unique.
These mandates are in place until further notice and new mandates further restricting events may be issued by NYS.
What are the restrictions upon gatherings?
All gatherings being hosted by a licensed premise must follow these rules:
YLBC will continue to stay up to date with NYS mandates and update our clients as new information become available.
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. 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 guests at full capacity for receptions (150 for cocktail receptions) for rental of the loft. PLEASE NOTE...Due to current NYS restrictions on gatherings, we are only allowed a max of 50 guests for events.
What packages do you offer for facility rental?
April-December facility fees vary based on what’s included in packages for private use of the space and times range from anywhere between 5-9 hours. (Winter facility package discounts Jan-Mar)
Lunch/Brunch Reception venue access 10-3pm,
Cocktail Reception Fee (no formal seating) venue access 4-10pm,
Casual Dinner Reception venue access 4-10pm
Wedding Reception venue access 1-10pm (access the day before for decoration drop off )
Please fill out the form to get your custom quote.
YLBC has the following for events,
(packages vary based on what's included.)
– up to 8 high top tables
– 96″x40″ Wood Farm Tables for up to 100 guests (80 seats if you need a dance area)
– wood padded folding chairs or wood benches
– 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
– 2-3 planning sessions with our event manager
– set up and breakdown of predetermined floor plan
– labor and maintenance costs
– balcony patio (weather permitting, patio closed November-March)
– 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. For parties over 100 shuttle service for your guests is recommended.
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.
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?
If you choose to work with another caterer there is a $500 administrative fee. This fee covers meeting/planning hours needed to ensure the caterer understands our event operations, license and insurance verification and what we expect from our caterers for events at YLBC and will be added to your event proposal.
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!