If you have an event on the horizon and are seeking a venue to accommodate your guests, consider hosting in one of our event rooms or lounges. Lake Effect has several beautiful spaces perfect for both black-tie and casual occasions. We not only provide a pleasing aesthetic but also a full menu of unique, chef-prepared foods and classic cocktails. Dine, drink and enjoy live music at your elegant Salt Lake City bar, Lake Effect.

Private Event Spaces

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Main Lounge

Our main lounge boasts a large wine cellar and a beautiful, vintage charm. Able to host up to 40 people, this space is ideal for intimate receptions and other social gatherings.

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Main Floor

For larger events, consider reserving the main floor of our Salt Lake City bar. With a capacity of 250 people, this space is much roomier while still preserving a private feel.


The upstairs of Lake Effect has been redesigned and newly christened Church.  We’re proud to offer Church as an upscale gathering space for any private, reception-style event for up to 200 guests.

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Back Lounge

Enjoy tabled seating and plenty of space to move around in our Back Lounge. Holding up to 50 people, this lounge is great for mid-sized events.
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The Rabbit Hole

The Rabbit Hole is a beautiful downstairs area capable of hosting up to 250 individuals, reception style. Experience a slightly more darkened, candle-lit mood.

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The Rabbit Hole Lounge

This luxury lounge is capable of holding groups of 40 people and provides a lovely, classic environment in which to dine, drink and socialize.

Make a Reservation for Your Event

In order to entertain large groups of guests, reservations must be made by request in advance. If you have any questions with regards to space availability, food and drink options or live performances, please contact us for more information as adjustments to the menu are periodically made. If you would like to request a reservation for your private event, fill out the form below completely and we will be happy to assist. We look forward to seeing you and your guests at our elegant Utah bar and lounge.