Basic Events Info
Built in 1903, The Loft on Pine is a chic urban venue in the heart of downtown Long Beach. With over 10,000 square feet of wood floors, iconic columns, old brick walls, and vaulted “barn like” ceilings with skylights, The Loft on Pine’s impeccably restored Great Hall attracts couples seeking a unique historical setting for their wedding. With only one event at a time, you are afforded complete privacy and the opportunity to make The Loft your own.
For wedding ceremonies, the bride makes her way down the third floor staircase into The Great Hall for “I Dos”. Guests are then entertained in the downstairs Gallerie for cocktails and appetizers. A large built in bar adorned with a grand chandelier is the center focal point. Guests are then invited back up to The Great Hall for dinner and dancing. A built in bar on the second floor anchors the western end of the loft. It is the perfect place to lounge or host a photo booth or dessert station.
Social events in Downtown Long Beach are uniquely urban chic, and hosting your gala or non-profit event at The Loft on Pine elevates it to another level. From fabulous cocktail parties for 450 to intimate gatherings for 50, the Loft on Pine is the perfect vignette. The two floors of event space provide the ideal backdrop for silent auctions, food stations, or intimate lounge areas. Conveniently located in Downtown Long Beach, The Loft on Pine is freeway close, within walking distance of the Metro train station and offers ample city parking.
The Loft on Pine encompasses four floors; The Bridal Suite on the 3rd floor, Great Hall and Loft on the 2nd floor, Gallerie and restrooms on the 1st floor, and Groom’s Room in the Basement. Our Facility Fee is based on 4 hour load in, 5 1/2 hour event time and 1 hour load out. The Loft on Pine includes use of our vintage furniture, seating tables and chairs, and two built-in bars. Our capacity for a ceremony & reception is 250, reception only is 325 and standing cocktail party is 450.
These vendors of goods and services meet a prescribed set of qualifications and standards endorsed by The Loft on Pine. We encourage you to use our preferred and talented vendors, but you may chose others (except for catering and bar) as long as they are professional and meet The Loft on Pine’s high standards. Consistent with our commitment to excellence, we are happy to support the following event professionals.
Thank you for considering The Loft on Pine for your special event. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you to make your celebration a memorable success.
The Loft on Pine was the perfect place for us to get married. Here are my key reasons and differentiators that ended up making the most impact for us for picking this venue (things for any bride to think about — I didn’t even realize how important they were for us until after the wedding was over):
– We had the entire building/event space to ourselves. We didn’t have to share with other parties — the entire space was only filled with the people we wanted there. This made it feel more intimate and as a bride made me feel special not having to be just another event happening.
– We had the option to use all of the existing furniture. I’ve looked around online before and considered renting wingback chairs and couches, but that adds up really quickly. The Loft allowed us to use all of their existing furniture, and let me tell you, it is antique, ornate, and plain gorgeous. It truly makes the space feel warm, friendly, and unique. Additionally — they’ve installed chandeliers, which are something I could never afford to rent on my own and they are just included with the venue. The space continues to transform as they update and add new pieces.
– We really had 4 event spaces in 1. All of our photos were taken on different levels of the Loft — the bridal suite, the main event space, the cocktail hour space downstairs, and the man cave in the basement. We didn’t need to make the hotel look great, or worry about where to take photos, because we had endless options throughout the entire building at the Loft. It provided diversity in the photos and allowed everyone to have comfortable spaces and areas to relax without running around to different places. Also, to reiterate — the bridal suite is GORGEOUS. It is the perfect backdrop for photos and just felt like a really special space. Also, the brick and industrial look was exactly what we were looking for. With the Loft backdrop in my head, it was easy to plan the rest.
Those key reasons made me see the huge value and special nature of The Loft on Pine. The space itself is gorgeous, and provides its own decoration alone. This is an investment worth making, and I would recommend it to any bride.
Not to mention, the staff is incredibly kind and we loved working with them. Mary and Calli were helpful and quick to answer questions, it’s just always nice to work with good people.
It’s hard to put into words how incredible our experience was at The Loft on Pine. From start to finish we were treated like family. No matter how many questions we asked they had an answer. Everything I asked for was executed beautifully and even more amazing than I could have ever expected.
Mary and her staff were kind, thoughtful, and offered advice and ideas whenever needed.
The venue was gorgeous and all our guests were talking about it for weeks after. We actually had the wedding blues when it was all over. If we could do it all over again we would in a heart beat and would not change a single thing.
Green Apple Events was recommended by Mary and it couldn’t have been a more perfect match. Meghan knew our style which made it a fun and not stressful experience.
I know we will be looking back and remembering this day forever and the people who made it happen for us.
Thank you to The Loft on Pine, Mary, and Meghan for making us feel so special.
I seriously have thought about changing my carrier after this experience and would work for Mary gladly!
Thanks so much and I hope we get to work with you again some day!!!
Cassidy and Mark!!!
Is there a rehearsal?
Yes. A ½ hour time slot will be scheduled at your final walkthrough.
Is there a room for me to get ready in?
Yes, we have a Bridal Suite that can be used for getting dressed and photography. This room is available two hours before your event. We also have a Groom’s Room for the men to dress.
Does The Loft on Pine allow candles?
Yes, Candles may be used if they are enclosed in proper holders and the flame is protected on all sides.
Do I have to hire a Wedding Coordinator?
Yes, The Loft on Pine requires you to hire a professional Wedding Coordinator to manage the day of event. This cannot be an invited guest. Trust me, this will be one of the best gifts you give yourself.
I am having a Ceremony & Reception—is this possible at The Loft on Pine?
Yes, many of our wedding clients host both ceremony and reception in the Great Hall. The ability to do this is dependent on a number of factors—-number of guests and guest tables, intricacy of décor, and budget for additional catering and rental staffing needed in order to ‘turn-over’ or ‘flip’ the space during your cocktail hour. Cocktail hour is usually hosted in our first floor Gallerie while the Great Hall is turned over.
Is Security required?
The Loft on Pine includes one security guard with your facility fee. If your guest count is above 150 The Loft on Pine requires you to hire additional security for your event. Requirement and number of security guards is at The Loft on Pine’s discretion.
What is the Security Deposit used for?
The Security Deposit is due 30 days prior to your event date and is provided in case of any damage to the space. Please refer to your Event Contract for further information regarding damage charges and possible repair costs. Should the premises be left in good condition, the Security deposit will be returned in full.
What is required to formally book a date at The Loft on Pine?
We require a $3,500.00 non-refundable deposit and signed copy of The Loft on Pine’s Facility Rental Agreement to consider your date formally booked. Personal check or cashier’s check is accepted for payment. Credit Cards can be used for an additional fee (3%). The remainder of the Facility Fee is due 60 days prior to your event date.
Can I put a date on hold?
Yes, we offer complimentary holds on dates for up to two weeks. If someone else wants to book your date during that two-week period, you would be required to make a decision, sign a contract, and submit a deposit.
Where can my guests park?
We are surrounded by city parking and can secure parking for your guests.
Do I have to rent a dance floor?
No. It is entirely up to you.
Are tables & chairs included?
Tables and chairs for 150 are included in the facility fee.
Can I bring in my own alcohol?
No. It must be provided by one of our approved Bar Services.
I have special food requirements. Can I use my own caterer?
The Loft on Pine requires you use one of our preferred catering partners for your event and will not refer or allow catering services from outside caterers other than for special dietary, cultural, or religious reasons that our preferred Caterer does not customarily provide. The Loft on Pine at its sole discretion, will determine if the outside caterer is adequate and capable of providing services that meet The Loft on Pine’s high standards. There will also be additional fees for outside catering.
Do you allow outside catering?
No. We highly recommend the services of our Catering Partners who are familiar with our venue and the operations. Each of our Catering Partners offers exceptional cuisine and is happy to customize a menu to suit your taste and style.
What time can set-up begin?
Four hours before your event unless otherwise arranged.
What time should my event end?
We do not have a curfew.
Can I have amplified music or a live band?
What is the earliest time my event can start?
Events can begin at any time.
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