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VIP Loft & Garden Expansion


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VIP Loft & Garden Expansion


the basic poop

Thanks for your interest in Dark Horse VIP Loft - the coolest, cheapest private space this side of the Kalamazoo River!  The VIP Loft is located in the upstairs of our production facility, so you can watch the beer you are drinking being made right before your eyes. The VIP Loft has its own dedicated draft system with six beers on tap, including rare or special beers when available.  Other features include:

  • Comfortable capacity for up to 50 guests maximum
  • Appropriate staffing for your event at no additional cost
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate smoking lounge
  • Eclectic décor done in true Dark Horse Style
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Venue Pricing


Venue Pricing


 
 

Need an area to host your next party? Looking for a place that is just as cool as you? Maybe you want to show off your bands new skills to just friends and family.

Don't worry we’ve got you covered… and we might just have a few beers with you.

How to Book Your Party

For any questions on booking your event contact Emily LaFleur through email at emily@darkhorsebrewery.com. We would love to have you in and tour the different options, allowing you to see the unique qualities we offer here at the Dark Horse Brewing Company!

Add a Tour

$150 will include a tour of the facility and the history of Dark Horse Brewery! If you have a larger group we will split the tour up and take you at separate times. This will insure no guest gets left behind and forced into a lifetime of servitude to the beer gods.


VIP Lounge

Located right in the production facility! The VIP LOUNGE is up a flight of stairs where you have a view overlooking the brewery.

  • 50 guests maximum

  • Room Charge: $350 Includes:

    • Set up and clean up ○ (available to guest 1 hour before event )

    • Private bartender

    • Tables and chairs

    • Plates/utensils/napkins

    • Smoking lounge

    • T.V. screens with USB and A.V. hook up

    • Stereo system to plug in your phone or ipod

    • Heat and air conditioning

The Annex

Located right in the heart of the beer garden. This room is closed off on all sides but has a garage door that can be opened. The Annex is a great space for insuring your party with weather conditions for the spring, summer, and fall.

  • 50 -60 guests maximum

  • Room Charge: $250 Includes:

    • Set up and clean up ○ (available to guest 1 hour before event )

    • Tables and chairs

    • Plates/utensils/napkins

    • Dart board (darts not included)

    • Corn hole boards with bags (if available)

    • Heat and air conditioning


The Beer Garden (Full Space)

With the Back for the beer garden this allows for a much larger party! This gives you the annex, shed area, and the stage. Many people book this area for weddings, parties with bands, and reunions.

  • 250 Guests Maximum

  • Room Charge: $1200 Includes:

    • Set up and clean up ○ (available to guest 1 hour before event )

    • Use of stage area

    • Tables and chairs

    • Private bartender

    • Jockey box rental with choice of beers

    • Plates/utensils/napkins

    • Cornhole boards with bags (if available)

The Beer Garden (sectional space)

This area we will set up a private section for your party under the shed. This will allow you to have your party rain or shine!

  • 50 Guests maximum

  • Room Charge: $350 Includes:

    • Set up and clean up ○ (available to guest 1 hour before event )

    • Tables and chairs

    • VIP roping (this will seclude your party from other patrons)

    • Private bartender

    • Jockey box rental

    • Plates/utensils/napkins

    • Corn hole boards with bags (if available)


Brewery

  • 250 Guests maximum

  • Room Charge: $1000 Includes:

    • Set up and clean up ○ (available to guest 1 hour before event )

    • Private bartender

    • Jockey box rental with choice of beers (depending on availability)

    • Meet and greet with one of our brewers

    • A ⅙ bbl of your choice

    • Tables and chairs

    • Plates/utensils/napkins

 
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Strapping on the Feed Bag


Strapping on the Feed Bag


In Dark Horse VIP Loft, we try to take as much of the guesswork out of your experience as possible, leaving you to relax and enjoy your event, whether a work function, a birthday party or whatever else you may be celebrating.  As a function of this attitude, we offer pre-built menu services for your group based on years of experience with appetites of all types.  You simply select whatever type(s) of food you want from the following options and we construct your menu based on guest count.

Food options

  • Special tossed salad including mixed baby greens, baby spinach, shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onion, banana pepper, feta, mozzarella and crushed cashews with choice of several dressings @ $2.00/person
  • All menu appetizers @ menu pricing
  • All menu pizzas @ menu pricing
  • All menu desserts @ menu pricing

Once the menu is built, we email it to you with to-the-penny food cost, along with a copy of our menu for editing purposes.  Of course, you may build your own menu entirely, though we have a pretty good handle on it after hundreds of events; and, again, why not leave the details up to us?

  1. Groups of 10 or fewer guests may order directly from the menu with the food included on the main bill and a 25% gratuity added.
  2. All food for groups larger than 10 guests is pre-ordered with the food and its associated 25% gratuity included on the main bill.
  3. Individual food orders to be paid for by guests are not an option. No exceptions. 
  4. Due to the lack of proximity to the kitchen, we CANNOT accommodate off-the-menu ordering in VIP for groups over 10 people.

**We offer limited gluten or lactose free options if necessary, and generally include meat-free options on our pre-built menus unless instructed otherwise.

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Getting Your Drink On


Getting Your Drink On


In Dark Horse VIP Loft, you have a few options to choose from when considering how you want the bar to operate. 

Open bar

 All beverage purchases go on the main bill with the food and rental costs and your guests don’t pay for anything.

Cash bar

All food and rental costs go on the main bill, but guests are on their own to pay for their drinks.

Combination

All food and rental costs go on the main bill, along with a pre-determined number of beers or dollar amount of guests’ beverages; after which, guests are on their own to pay for their drinks.

VIP Loft accepts Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Dark Horse Gift Cards.

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Gratuity


Gratuity


All food and beverages on the main bill for any function in VIP are charged a 25% gratuity - no gratuity is charged on the room fee itself.

If operating under a cash bar situation, guests are on their own to tip accordingly for drinks.

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Deposits, Fees, Cancellation


Deposits, Fees, Cancellation


Reservations for VIP must be made with a Credit Card, either in person or over the phone - no emails for security reasons. When you make your reservation, your card will be charged $1.00 to make sure it is a valid, after which it will simply be kept on file with your reservation to cover cancellation or lost glass fees, as described below.

Cancellation fee schedule

  • Fifteen days or more prior to event - 50% of rental cost charged to held card
  • Zero to fourteen days prior to event - Forfeiture of entire rental cost
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Parking


Parking


Being located in our production facility, we ask that you and your guests follow these guidelines for parking when attending a function in VIP Loft:

  • Weekday daytime (before 5pm) rentals:  Please park in the taproom parking lot and walk south on Kalamazoo Avenue to our production facility (it’s the next building south of the taproom) and enter through the doors marked “Production Facility” right next to the two grain silos; turn left and go up the stairs.
  • Weekday evening (after 5pm) or weekend rentals:  Please park across the street from our compound at either the Fastenal or Ad-Visor buildings, then cross the street and enter our production facility through the doors marked “Production Facility” right next to the two grain silos; turn left and go up the stairs.
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Directions


Directions


Our VIP Loft is located at 519 South Kalamazoo, Marshall, MI, in our production facility.

  • From I-94:  Take exit 110 (Old US 27, US 227 on some GPS units), turn south and continue to the fountain circle, go ½ way around fountain circle and continue south until you cross the railroad tracks-we are the compound immediately south of the tracks on the East side of the Road
  • From I-69 North:  Take exit 32 (F Drive South), turn east to blinking light (Old US 27, US 227 on some GPS units), turn north and continue to address-it will be on the east side of the road after crossing Pearl street
  • From I-69 South:  Take exit 36 (Michigan Ave.), turn east and continue to the fountain circle, go ¼ way around fountain circle and go south until you cross the railroad tracks-we are the compound immediately south of the tracks on the east side of the road
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Contact Info


Contact Info


Please direct all VIP reservation questions, etc. to:

emily lafleur

Director of Catering

emily@darkhorsebrewery.com

269-986-3779