Several people have asked how we decided to start The Bonus Room, so we thought we’d share our story. The idea for The Bonus Room came from our desire to provide an affordable event rental space to the Lakeville community. Many of our friends and neighbors commented on the lack of options for party rooms. They always seemed to be searching for a space to host a party, get people together for a team meeting or hold a get-together. Through talking with them, we became aware of how few meeting and event rental spaces are available in the Lakeville area. So when an opportunity to create such a space became available in downtown Lakeville, we pounced on it.
We live in Lakeville. Our kids go to Lakeville schools. We both work in real estate in this community and Joe is a volunteer firefighter with the Lakeville Fire Department. He’s also a Lakeville native and graduated from Lakeville High School back in 1997.
We’re invested in this city, especially the historic downtown. We believe it’s the heart and soul of the community . Our mission and passion is to give something back, to support our friends and family and provide a place for people to gather. We wanted to keep it affordable so The Bonus Room might be an option for smaller groups as well as larger celebrations.
Since we opened our doors last March we’ve hosted just about any kind of event you can think of: baby showers, groom’s dinners, family reunions, birthday parties, book clubs, networking meetings, game watch parties, pop-up boutiques, classes, bridal showers, and so many more. We feel blessed to be a part of so many celebrations!
We hope The Bonus Room is just the extra space you need, and we can’t wait to share our labor of love with you!
The Pannkuk Family