Parkway Banquets is a waterside banquet hall located in Ingleside, Illinois. It boasts interiors that are fitting of such a wonderful occasion as well as outdoor surroundings that complement the romantic day. Couples can celebrate both their ceremony and reception here, making it a versatile and accommodating place for their milestone moment.
Facilities and Capacity
Situated along the edge of a nearby lake, this elegant property provides somewhere secluded and bathed in nature for couples and their guests to enjoy. For the ceremony, the couple and their nearest and dearest can gather in a covered tented area. Here, white chairs can be arranged for everyone to sit and watch as the couple says ‘I do’ and exchanges rings. Ideally, the sides of this space can be left open so that a light breeze can drift through on warm summer afternoons. It can also be decorated accordingly with floral arrangements and colorful bows. After the iconic moment has been sealed, the happy pair and everybody else can make their way inside to begin the reception festivities.
Chiavari-style chairs arranged at banquet-style and round tables offer an inviting place for the all-important meal. Dozens of your guests can enjoy a sit-down meal here. With large windows letting in ample light and affording views of the waterway, it exudes a relaxing ambiance. As the evening moves on and the festivities continue, the lit-up dance floor can be populated as moves are busted out. Outside, too, throughout the course of the day, photo opportunities can be taken advantage of with nature offering a multitude of splendid backdrops.
The way this venue marries splendid design with nature makes it a tremendous place to host a wedding. A number of services help add to its already glittering appeal, such as an event planner, get-ready rooms, the fact that is is pet-friendly, availability of event rentals as well as the complimentary WiFi. They are more than happy to recommend certain companies to help the couple’s vision come to life. These include photographers, florists, cake makers, and more. To boost the venue’s appeal, a photo booth can also be made available.
The venue can provide onsite catering, too. Offering a variety of catering packages (Prestige, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Ultimate), they can accommodate both low-key and intimate weddings. With hors d’oeuvres, entrees, desserts, snacks, and more, they serve an array of delicious meals. To complement the culinary delights available here, bar service is also available. Beer, wine, champagne, liquor, and more can be served by bartenders.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Heather · Married on 07/27/2019
Stress free wedding planning!!!
From beginning to end, Jerry and the staff at Parkway were absolutely amazing! They are a one stop shop for weddings and I couldn't be happier with the result! My husband and I had our wedding on July 27th and it was perfect. Everything was taken care of for us. We could've just gotten dressed and shown up! That is how much Jerry will do for you! The food was absolutely to die for! We opted for the buffet and the left overs we got to take home were insane!!! Our package included everything and we didn't have to worry about paying this vendor and that vendor. Jerry took care of it all. Cathy replied to us very quickly through Facebook and via text whenever we had a question. Jerry was always flexible when it came to meeting with us (we live about an hour and 20 minutes from the venue). Michelle.... oh how amazing she was. She helped calm down the bride (me) and made sure my husband and I were taken care of all night. I couldn't have done a better job with the wedding if I had done it by myself. This team is amazing to work with and I will recommend them to everyone and anyone!Sent on 08/07/2019
Krista · Married on 09/06/2019
Our wedding was Friday September 6th 2019. Jerry, Cathy, Michelle and the crew were wonderful to work with. Everything looked beautiful. We didn’t have to worry about decor, they have a storage closet full of centerpieces. So much food and we got to take the leftovers home. Thankyou for helping us host our friends and family. I doubt you can find another venue that provides everything for a great price and treats you like family!Sent on 09/09/2019
Parkway Banquets's reply:Krista! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS NICE REVIEW!!! Yours was such a special wedding for us! We loved working with you both, and will miss all the planning we did together over this past year! We're so glad we made you both so happy. We hope you will have an occasion to come back again soon. Best wishes from the entire staff at Parkway Banquets for a happily ever after that lasts a lifetime!!!
Kandace · Married on 06/15/2019
Beautiful venue! Helpful staff! And of course amazing food!Sent on 06/18/2019
Parkway Banquets's reply:Awww, to our beautiful bride we say THANK YOU, KANDACE!!! Our entire staff wishes you both a lifetime full of love and laughter!
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!
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!