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.
120 Reviews for Parkway Banquets
Recommended by 97% of couples
17 User photos
Joan Andrews · 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 Miller · Getting 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!
Scott Antczak · Married on 10/19/2019
WOW. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Start to finish with nothing to worry about. Jerry, Michelle and the entire team was INCREDIBLE!Sent on 10/22/2019
Parkway Banquets's reply:Hi Scott! Gosh, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! It was our pleasure to host your special day. It was SUCH a fun day, wasn't it? Yours is a truly unique love story, one that we will never forget. We're so blessed that we got to be a small part of it. Our entire Parkway Banquet staff wishes you both a lifetime of happily ever afters!
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!