Corporate Events

Corporate Events


Yes, a Minnesota company party can rock.


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Private Parties, Corporate Events & A Whole Lot More! Our Theory: Pretty doesn’t have to be expensive.
catered by the Loring Pasta Bar
Since 1986 the Loring Restaurants have brought the Twin Cities brimming life with such culturally iconic destinations as The Loring Café/Bar and Playhouse, The Loring Pasta Bar, The Varsity Theater, designed The Kitty Cat Klub and took the show on the road to The Music Hall Theater in historic Portsmouth New Hampshire, winning a prestigious A.I.A. award for Excellence in Design in 2009.

“Thank you all so much for putting on such a fabulous event. You covered everything from the beautiful room decor, exceptional sound and lighting to the green delicious apple martinis. My phone has been ringing off the hook with compliments all morning. We could have put this event on at another venue and it probably would have been nice but at the Varsity Theater it was truly a magical evening. Thank you all so much.”
Alyssa ~ Universal Motown Music Group

Along with stunning décor concepts the Loring/Varsity continue to dazzle with the absolute best and freshest approaches to special events, weddings and corporate gatherings. Food-wise, NOTHING IS TRUCKED-IN ensuring only super fresh and tasty. Commissaries and food transport boxes are not our medium. Some other caterers spend a great deal telling you what they do but find it hard to tell you what the price tag’s going to be–keeping it all vaguely in the abstract. The Loring/Varsity focus on making it happen and making it clear up front.

“This ceremony is done every year, in various locations, and typically in cookie cutter (read: lame) venues. My hope was to open up the crowd to something fun and different..and they loved it. You guys made me look good. Thanks for everything.”
-Melinda ~ Colle + McVoy

We think you’ll appreciate “No Surprises”. In these web pages you’ll see plenty of detail and clearly spelled out pricing. We hope you’ll take a little time to look it over and you’ll probably notice it’s a refreshingly different approach to the exciting planning you are just beginning….

We recently worked with Lori and team for our Agency’s annual holiday party and were blown away with their work and the unique space Varsity offers.  Working through the planning and details leading up the event was very turn-key and smooth. Lori, Joel and the ENTIRE Varsity staff went above and beyond to ensure a smooth and successful evening. Outstanding venue, amazing food and overall a unique event. We enjoyed the overall experience so much we are already looking forward to hosting next year’s event at the Varity as well!
-Jennifer ~ Novus Media Inc.

Imagine Your Event, Center Stage! For weddings, private parties, fundraisers, corporate events, product launches. OPEN HOUSE SHOWINGS MOST SATURDAYS 3-5 PM Capacity: up to 300 seated; 600 or more for mix ‘n mingle receptions

The retirement party for our Director of Physics was so beautifully prepared and arranged.  The staff was pleasant, welcoming, and seamless in their service.  All of our guests were impressed with the venue and how you made it look so elegant. It was a wonderful way to wrap up a  successful career.
-Maria ~ U of MN Medical School Dept. of Radiation Oncology
I cannot begin to express my thanks to each and every one of you and your team who helped to make our night at Varsity Theater such a huge success! You made it all so easy from start to finish and pulled off one of the most fun events ever for our group!! So much fun was had by people from all over the world and it was awesome to see so many people there till the very end as well! When people come up to you at the venue and say they don’t want the night to end, you know how truly special the night is to the attendees. To top it off, the food was excellent as well and looked like it went over very well. I will highly recommend Varsity Theater for group events!
Anne – Zinpro Corporation



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