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.
The Market House menus feature the rich tradition of American cooking. In addition to our private dining menus, we are happy to work with you to create a unique menu to suit your needs.
For further information, please contact:
Director of Private Dining
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 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 and 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 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.
Main Dining Room
The Main Dining Room of the Market House can be rented for any event. Contact Abby for pricing.
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!
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 Abby to discuss details and pricing.
Fish House Porch
The Fish House Porch is directly above the East Porch of the Market House, yet is a completely different space. It has the same views, but from the second level. We can accommodate any group size, from 6-25 guests. During lunch, we utilize the Market House Menu. In the evening, the Fish House Menu.
Fish House Balcony
Fish House’s Balcony is one of the most requested seating areas in either restaurant. You can rent this space for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday and host your group with the Fish House Menu. Any other time, we can accommodate with Market House’s Menu. Though it is a tight fit, we can seat up to 20 guests at separate tables.
Fish House Restaurant
Rehearsal Dinners, Anniversary Celebrations and company buy-outs have all been thrown at MH Fish, using the entire restaurant. The Fish House is an amazing space for your group of up to 60 guests. We can create a specialized menu to cater to your event’s needs, so your guests can enjoy beautiful views, amazing fresh seafood and our 5-Star Hospitality.