In the heart of downtown Lake Forest, overlooking historic Market Square, The Market House offers private and semi-private dining rooms. Inviting and sophisticated, our private rooms offer the perfect ambience for your next event. Business or social, informal or elegant, whatever the occasion, we are dedicated to making your party effortless to plan and enjoyable to attend.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Everything went very well. It was a nice space to have a family party. I cannot speak highly enough of the two gentlemen who were assigned to help up – so professional and very flexible. Most people were not familiar with the space, so they were overwhelmed (in a good way) with the view and room design.

Could you please let me know the name of our waitress from last night? It was exceptional food and service. Thank you.

Everything was wonderful. Thank you so much for everything and we’re looking forward to working with you in the future.

Dinner last night was WONDERFUL! Thank you again for all your help to make our night run so smoothly.

The event went very well. The food was delicious, the setting spot-on, and the servers professional and friendly. You and your team did a wonderful job! I look forward to working with you for our guest dinners throughout the upcoming season, and I will be highly recommending the Markethouse to our organizing committee for next year’s group event.

It was great! Thanks for all your help! 🙂 The flowers were beautiful.

Everything went very well, food and service was excellent!

Everything was wonderful!   All the guests loved and food!  It was just perfect.   Thank you again!!

Everything was fantastic – especially the food and service!  We could not have asked for a better experience!  Would I be able to reserve the same room again for next year.

Thank you! Everything was great and the guests agreed that the food was wonderful and it was a good time overall. I look forward to working with you again soon.


670 Bank Lane

670 Bank Lane

Rehearsal Dinners, Anniversary Celebrations and company buy-outs have all been thrown at 670 Bank Lane using the entire restaurant. The restaurant is an amazing space for your group of up to 60 guests. In addition to our ample menu options, we are happy to create a specialized menu to cater to your event’s needs, so your guests can enjoy beautiful views, amazing fresh dining and our 5-Star Hospitality.

The Field Room

The Field Room

The Field Room is located on the second level and overlooks the Historic Marshall Field Building. It has a boardroom feel and can accommodate any group size from 6 to 25 guests. Great for business dinners or birthday lunches!

The Market Room

The Market Room

The Market Room is cozy, with a fireplace and flat screen television. We can accommodate group sizes up to 25 in there, with different seating arrangement options. This room is available for dinners, Monday through Friday,or any time during the weekends. We can host cocktail parties or private dinners in this space.

The Shaw Room

The Shaw Room is our largest antd most flexible space, with its own staircase to enter from. We can seat up to 50 guests most comfortably, and we can do many different seating arrangements to work best with your event. Whether it be an all-day business meeting or a bridal shower, this space works best for your needs!

The East Porch

The East Porch reopened in early 2013 and functions as both an A La Carte and private dining space. It can seat up to 25 guests, and works great for cocktail parties, too. With a view overlooking the outdoor patio and Market Square, this space has great natural light and a rustic feel.

MH Dining Room

The Main Dining Room of the Market House can be rented for any event. Contact our private dining coordinator for details.

Market House Restaurant

The Market House Restaurant as whole can be used for an event, such as a company dinner, a wedding reception or a networking event. Contact Nina to discuss details.

The Patio

We have hosted rehearsal dinners and birthday parties on sections of the patio. Let us know your party details, and we will figure out how to make it work! Chicago weather permitting, of course

Contact Us


Nina Abuja,
Private Events Coordinator
847-234-8800 ext 218


655 Forest Ave.
Lake Forest IL.