Private Rentals

Private rentals

Built in 1914, The Ideal is a magnificent and memorable space for hosting corporate outings, private parties, rehearsal dinners, and more!

Originally built as a theater in the silent film era, The Ideal’s Belle Epoque aesthetic has been beautifully preserved. Magnificent ornamentation, gold accents and amber lighting transport your guests and make for stunning photos.

Unlike other venues, The Ideal is open on a day-to-day basis, so our bartenders are practiced and polished. We stock an extensive selection of fine spirits, beer, and wine and have a seasonally rotating menu of craft cocktails. We can also develop a cocktail menu unique to your special event.

Private Shows

The Ideal functions primarily as a live music venue, with a fully engineered soundstage, state-of-the-art sound system, and professional lighting. As a result,
The Ideal gives private rental clients the unique and coveted ability to throw fully- produced private shows for their guests. Our experienced staff can handle every aspect of entertainment booking, and our extensive network means we will secure the perfect entertainment for your event.


The Ideal is fully equipped with all the technology needed for presentations, speeches and more, including a 12 ft wide projection screen and up to 4 wireless microphones. Presenters have the option of standing onstage or moving about the room at leisure.

Pick Your Caterer

The Ideal does not maintain arrangements with caterers, allowing private rental clients to pick whichever caterer they would like for their event. Our bar staff can work with your preferred caterer to develop food and drink pairings.


Delight and feed your guests with a “grazing table”, or large charcuterie spread, composed by our in-house charcuterie artist. Grazing tables are a fun, classy alternative to traditional appetizer options and can be combined with catered food service, if desired.

How It Works

Clients pay a non-refundable holding fee to reserve The Ideal. Half-Day (until 7PM) $250 or Full Day $500.

No more payment is then required, although client’s guests must hit a bar sales minimum. If the minimum is not met, client is responsible for making up the difference. Bar sales minimums vary depending on the day of week and time of year.

Any additional amenities and services, such as grazing tables or entertainment booking, are priced on a case-by-case basis.

Capacity – 105 seated, 245 total.