Skip to main content
Weddings

Parkway Banquets

Ingleside, IL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
132 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 300 guests

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 30+ 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December

132 Reviews

Write a review
Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 97% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Average response time
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.9 out of 5

46 User photos

  • K
    Kirsten A. Married on 10/08/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Amazing experience!

    First words are WOW THIS PLACE IS AMAZING! My husband and I got married in October 2021 at Parkway Salon (sister venue) and we had such an amazing experience! Not only did we get a complimentary room rental for our wedding shower for booking our wedding with them, the centerpieces for the wedding were included, was not charged for up lighting, and cake was included! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect, everything went smoothly. We couldn’t have dreamed of anything better. All food came out in a timely manner. Vendors recommended were great! The staff was beyond excellent, friendly, responsive and wanted to make sure everything was perfect for us. Jerry, Cathy and Olivia are amazing! I had so many questions and each one was answered. The room was absolutely beautiful. The food was the best wedding food I’ve ever had and loved the buffet. We had numerous guests tell us the same. I could go on and on, but if you want a beautiful venue with amazing staff and reasonably priced packages, you cannot beat this. We couldn’t recommend this place enough!!! Thank you to all the staff, you guys are the best!!😊

    Parkway Banquets's reply:

    Oh my gosh, Kirsten!!! Thank you SO MUCH for this amazing review!!! Your words here mean so much to our staff. They work so very hard to get every little detail right :) We hope you will have an occasion to come back to Parkway Banquets and celebrate with us again! We wish you love and laughter that lasts a lifetime. Thank you again!
  • C
    Cindi D. Married on 09/10/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Amazing place

    They were very helpful, communicated with us all the time. Even gave us the leftovers that we weren't expecting. Worked with us on what we wanted.

    Parkway Banquets's reply:

    Hi Cindi, WOW! Thank you so much! We are so very appreciative of your kind words here. They mean so much to us. It was our pleasure to host your wedding. We wish you both love and laughter that lasts a lifetime.

Awards

  • 132
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Sean & Jenna
    77 photos · 07/11/2020

Deals

Parkway Banquets 1
Discount

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 2
Gift

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

Jerry Ming
Jerry Ming
Owner

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.

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Hitched by MV - Wedding Officiant - Rev. Michael Hitched by MV - Wedding Officiant - Rev. Michael Wedding Officiants

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.

Extreme Sounds Entertainment & Lighting Extreme Sounds Entertainment & Lighting Wedding DJs

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.

Valen Studios Valen Studios Wedding Photographers

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!

Preferred Vendors

Map

25212 W Lake Shore Dr Ingleside, IL, 60041
8475877285
847-373-1237

We will make whatever works for you work for us! Call us at 847-587-7285, text to 847-373-1237, or message us on Facebook.
Location of (Parkway Banquets)

Parkway Banquets frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Parkway Banquets?

Parkway Banquets includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Parkway Banquets, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Parkway Banquets includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Parkway Banquets, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Parkway Banquets includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Parkway Banquets in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Parkway Banquets for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Parkway Banquets for wedding events?

Parkway Banquets offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Parkway Banquets offer?

Parkway Banquets offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Parkway Banquets offer for wedding events?

Parkway Banquets offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Parkway Banquets have available for wedding events?

Parkway Banquets offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Parkway Banquets and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Parkway Banquets is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Parkway Banquets offer?

Parkway Banquets currently offers 1 discount promotion and 1 gift promotion for wedding services.

Other vendors in Chicago Suburbs for your wedding

Wedding Venues

Other vendors in Chicago Suburbs for your wedding

Wedding Venues