With 500+ 5-STAR REVIEWS, Parkway Banquets is one truly extraordinary venue! Nestled on the shores of Long Lake, next to the beautiful Lake County Forest Preserve, this is one of the most beautiful settings you will ever find. Parkway's AH-MAZING all-inclusive wedding packages are inexpensive and straightforward, making planning stress-free.
What's most common comment from Parkway's guests? "This is the BEST wedding I've ever been to!" Find out why Parkway Banquets is one of Lake County's BEST KEPT SECRETS! Make sure to check out the ALL INCLUSIVE, INTIMATE WEDDING PACKAGE!
Respect is at the heart of Parkway Banquet’s business model, which is why there are no hidden fees. Knowing that not every wedding is the same, they'll work with you to customize any package to reflect what is most important to YOU. And get this: Parkway hosts romantic, canopied outdoor ceremonies - rain or shine! If needed, the wooded, lakefront ceremony area can be heated!
Parkway's lakefront venue can accommodate weddings for up to 200 guests. Their SECOND LOCATION, Parkway Banquets Salon, is only 2.8 miles away, and can host up to 400 guests!
The tree lined lakefront serves as the gorgeous backdrop for the reception area at Parkway Banquets. Incredible picture windows line one entire wall and look out onto the lake! This venue couldn't BE more warm and inviting. Sunsets on the lake provide a beautiful stage for wedding photos.
For the wedding day, food & beverages are both included, with many classic favorites on the menu. Almost every review Parkway receives mentions how good the food is! A wonderful sweet table and late-night snacks keep guests happy throughout the evening. Linens and dinnerware are all provided, as well as an amazing selection of award winning centerpieces! Setup and cleanup are all taken care of by an expert staff with 25+ years of experience. Looking for accommodations for out of town guests? No problem! There's great hotels close by, and transportation can be provided via hotel shuttle.
125 Reviews for Parkway Banquets
Recommended by 97% of couples
31 User photos
Megan · Married on 10/25/2019
We recently had our wedding here (October 25th, 2019) and were absolutely thrilled with everything! The team at Parkway made sure that every single detail was perfectly set up just the way we pictured it. It was amazing to have the option to have all of the vendors taken care of through Parkway- it was a huge relief to me as a bride to not have to worry about anything except showing up on time! We were very confident that everything would go on just as planned. Jerry and his team are the best and really treat you like family from the moment you walk through the door. Thank you for the amazing experience! 🥰🖤💙Sent on 03/21/2020
Parkway Banquets's reply:Hi Megan! Gosh, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE 5-STAR REVIEW!!! It was truly our pleasure to host your wedding, and we are so glad to know we carried it out to perfection! There's nothing that gives us greater joy than knowing we made you both so happy! Our entire staff wishes you a lifetime of love, laughter, and happily ever afters :)
Joan A. · Getting married on 06/01/2021
Thank you to Jerry, Michelle, and their staff for a wonderful and memorable day. Arrangements were so easy and they took care of everything. The room was beautifully decorated, the food was awesome (so many choices), So many of our guests commented on what a wonderful time they had.Sent on 01/21/2020
Parkway Banquets's reply:Hi Joan, Wow, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! We are so appreciative that you took the time to share your experience at Parkway Banquets with WeddingWire! It was a great day, wasn't it? We wish you both love and laughter and all the happily ever afters life can hold.
Debbie M. · Married on 03/09/2021
Jerry the owner of Parkway and his staff did an excellent job of making my daughters wedding so memorable.The excellent knowledge and planning they did made the wedding stress free and beautiful.The food was outstanding and the event was beautiful. I could not ask for a more beautiful wedding.Jerry helped us through everything. The venue is beautiful and the guests were still complimenting. I highly recommend Parkway.Sent on 10/05/2019
Parkway Banquets's reply:THANK YOU DEBBIE!!! We so appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at Parkway Banquets with WeddingWire! These reviews mean so much to us. We're so glad we made you happy! Our wish is for a million happily every afters for your daughter and her new husband, and that you will ALL be back at Parkway for another special event in the future. Thank you again!
Parkway Banquets Price Rates
Booking with Parkway Banquets on a Friday or Sunday gives you a choice of THREE GREAT DISCOUNTS:
1. 10% discount off the price of ALL PACKAGES!
2. Upgrade to the next biggest package FOR THE SAME PRICE! (available on all but the Ultimate Couples Fantasy Package)
3. LOWER MINIMUM number of guests required when you book a Friday or a Sunday!
Ask us for details!!!
Parkway Banquets offers our beautiful venue for a FREE Bridal Shower when you book our Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Ultimate Couples Fantasy Package for your wedding!
Why host your shower in someone's home when you can host your shower on the lakefront! We'll set the room in whatever color you like, and provide centerpieces, too! And NO CLEAN-UP for your guests!
Ask us for details on this amazing offer!
Team of Parkway Banquets
I was raised in a small town in Wisconsin. At a very young age, I learned it's super important to treat others the way you want to be treated. If you do your very best to be honest, treat guests with courtesy & respect, and LISTEN to what they want, you will be successful.
I've owned Parkway for almost 30 years. I consider it an honor to host each & every wedding we have.
More about me? I'm a high school & college level basketball & volleyball referee, and I raise Leader Dogs for the Blind through a wonderful program. Feel free to call or text me directly at 847-373-1237.
As a wedding officiant I always look forward to ceremonies at Parkway by the Lake. It's a great ceremony site and banquet hall. This budget friendly location has everything you'll need for your big day; wedding chapel set up, bridal suite, scenic lakeside locale, bar service, and much more.
We absolutely love working with the entire staff at Parkway Banquets And Catering. The service, food and attention to details is as meticulous as mine and would highly recommend them.
We have worked with Jerry on a number of wedding receptions as have served the same bridal couples. Jerry's attention to detail to ensure a smooth wedding for couples is phenomenal! He has all bases covered! He is easy to work with, accomodating and can relieve strress for brides who really have no idea of how the day should be run. His banquet facility is always clean and inviting, the buffet style food delicious and real (ie. ham is off the bone, not frozen thin strips, prime rib cut right off the bone). The newly created bride room is ablsolutely adorable and a serene sanctuary for a bride who just needs a few minutes alone. I always know that if we are heading to Parway Banquets, the wedding/reception will be a smooth one!