With more than 25 years experience, hosting weddings is our specialty at Parkway Banquets! We are pleased to offer our amazing venue for your wedding or special event! Located on the shores of beautiful Long Lake in Ingleside, IL, our rustic, natural setting gives you & your guests a spectacular view with sunsets that are second to none!
* Scroll down to see some of our 350+ 5-STAR reviews on social media! *
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Parkway Banquets is proud and humbled to once again be recognized by The Knot (www.theknot.com), Wedding Wire (www.weddingwire.com), and The Daily Herald Newspaper 'Reader's Choice' as Best Wedding Reception Venue for 2018 (chosen the best by real couples!)
* Lovely, romantic, outdoor tented ceremony site - rain or shine!
* Large, cozy, and inviting reception area overlooking beautiful Long Lake!
* Award winning menu with an amazing choice of selections to choose from! Hot & cold hors d'oeuvres! Spectacular sweet table & chocolate fountain! Late night snack! Ice-cream bar!
* Big dance floor with special uplighting!
* On-site PHOTO BOOTH!
* Expert advice on the hottest DJs, the coolest photographers, crazy creative florists, and the most outstanding cake bakeries & artisans in the area!
* Shuttle service for guests to & from the hotel!
* Opportunity to use our venue for a FREE bridal shower when you book any of our Ultimate Packages!
* Ask us how to add your honeymoon to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico to any of our incredible Wedding Packages!
* ASK ABOUT OUR NEWEST, SECOND FACILITY, 'PARKWAY BANQUETS SALON', WITH CAPACITY FOR 400 GUESTS!
Our highly experienced team will assist you in planning every detail of your big day. Our commitment to you is to help make your day at Parkway truly memorable and everything you've been dreaming it would be.
For more information, click the 'Contact Us' tab and send us a message! Or, call us at 847-587-7285, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or message us on Facebook!
Here's just a few of our 300 5-STAR REVIEWS across all social media:
From Perla on Wedding Wire 9/18/18: 5 STARS!
The new Salon venue is so beautiful! Jerry was very helpful and really made everything as stress free as possible! Stephanie was also very helpful with making sure the tables and centerpieces were exactly how we wanted them! Thank you Parkway Banquets for making our day so special!
From Robert on Facebook 9/16/18: 5 STARS!
My wedding was so gorgeous and had so much fun, they cared for us so much and wanted to make sure everything would go perfectly on our special day. They have great spots for our pictures and even have a dock for us to walk out on. I highly recommend a later wedding to get that beautiful sunset in the background.
From Ruthann on Wedding Wire 9/12/18: 5 STARS!
As mother of the bride I want to state, Jerry and staff of Parkway made planning this wedding a breeze. The choices were outstanding for decorations, photography, music and food. We live out of the area and had no difficulty with getting answers to our questions. We felt right at home in this beautiful venue. Parkway staff made every effort to make sure all our needs were met and we were satisfied. The whole event went off with out a single hitch. Kuddos to the whole staff. I would recommend Parkway for any event and not hesitate to return when given the chance.
From Kimberly on The Knot 9/10/18: 5 STARS!
Wonderful experience! Our guest couldn't stop talking about how good the food was and how great the staff was. We were so pleased with everything. We didn't have to worry about anything except to have fun. Love Jerry he is awesome!
From Bruce on Facebook 9/5/18: 5 STARS
My daughter in law and Son picked Parkway Banquets and the location and attention to detail was excellent. They supported so much and the photographer was excellent as well - their suggestion also. The bar was well stocked and the staff could not have been more respectful and supportive! I only wish I'd brought more cash for the tip!
From Erika on Facebook 8/25/18: 5 STARS!
We LOVE Parkway Banquets! Jerry, Cathy, Michelle and the entire staff made our special day absolutely perfect. From helping us find the package that fit our budget to recommending a bakery for our cake and making sure everyone in our wedding party was fully prepped, this is a beautiful and amazing location for weddings. Jerry even prepared our officiant and had no hidden costs, fees, or surprises. We are recommending this location to all our newly engaged friends. Everyone is super accommodating and made sure we were happy and Michelle (love her!) was able to keep myself and my mom calm minutes before walking up the aisle. She was also a wonderful bartender and kept checking in on myself and my new husband throughout the night. All my friends and family keep telling us how beautiful the venue is.
From Emily on Facebook 8/17/18: 5 STARS!
Jerry and his team did an incredible job helping us plan the wedding of our dreams. His team helped answer all of our questions and were very nice and accommodating. Not only was service and setup great, the food was outstanding. Every part of my wedding was perfect thanks to Jerry, his team and vendors!!
From Jessica on Google for Business 8/18: 5 STARS!
Jerry and his staff went above and beyond with their dedication to and execution of making all our wedding dreams come true! From the day we booked our date, to the big day itself, everything was flawless! They're a well-oiled machine.
Jerry even gave us some insight to other vendors as well. I COULDN'T recommend him and Parkway enough!!
From April on Facebook 7/12/18: 5 STARS!
"Best Day Ever" does not even cover it. From the day I booked the venue leading up to my actual wedding day was quick and smooth. That's all thanks to Jerry for reassuring me that everything will be taken care. On the day of the wedding, people were surprised with how relaxed I was as the bride. Arriving to the venue, there was nothing to worry about because everything looked beautiful! Everything exceeded my expectations.. the Parkway team went above and beyond to ensure I have the best day ever!
From Laura on Wedding Wire 6/21/18: 5 STARS!
All in all this is the best venue in our area! We were married on 6/15/18. Their packages really allow for a smooth and easy wedding planning process. They make the research and meetings a breeze! Jerry is definitely a very busy guy, but always makes the time to speak with you, get things done, and questions answered. Cathy and the bartender (Michelle I think is her name, and also way more than just a bartender) were amazing to work with! They all help put your nerves/thoughts/concerns at ease. Overall a HUGE thumbs up and my husband and I highly recommend Parkway!
From Kelly on Facebook 6/15/18: 5 STARS!
I am so happy that we decided to have our wedding at Parkway! Jerry and Cathy were so helpful with everything. The room looked amazing and they are located right on Long Lake, so the water views were very pretty. I didn't have much to do, since they handle so much for you. The wedding cake, table decorations and even the chair covers are all included. If they don't have what you want, they'll get it. They really go above and beyond to make sure you're happy. I highly recommend checking this place out!
From Ashley on The Knot 6/8/2018: 5 STARS!
From Jenny on Facebook 6/5/18: 5 STARS!
My name is Jenniffer Dorband. My husband Bob and I had the pleasure of enjoying our daughter Ashley Dorband and David Nedvar getting married at Parkway Banquets. I have to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT TO JERRY AND MICHELLE. U 2 WERE AWESOME!!! Jerry you really know your stuff now if the whole party had been listening things would of been 100 percent instead of 99 percent maid of honor forgot the marriage license, not a big deal now but at the time I was not happy. MICHELLE U ARE AWESOMELY WONDERFUL. YOU KEPT ME CALM AND GROUNDED AND RAN THE SHOW!!! I CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH I REALLY ADORE YOU!! THANK YOU BOTH JERRY AND MICHELLE U WILL FOREVER BE IN MY �
From Angela on Facebook 4/18/18: 5 STARS!
From Tiffany on The Knot 4/2/18: 5 STARS!
Our wedding took place on March 24, 2018 and it was perfect. Jerry was amazing with dealing with all of my 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsman even when they weren't listening to him. Cathy was amazing during the planning process, answering all my questions and letting me vent when I needed to!!!! The food was amazing, and the venue was set up perfect. Everything that my husband and I wanted was done. We literally just had to show up and Jerry and his team handled the rest. Michelle was amazing that day. She was my angel on earth helping me not pass out from nerves. I would give 10 stars if I could. God willing we can have our baby shower there in the near future!!!
Reviewed on 1/8/18 by Tiffany C:
My wedding is in 64 days and Parkway has been beyond helpful. They make me feel amazing and so special. I truly wish every bride can experience what I have felt with booking with them. Cant wait for the actual day to happen.
From Jennifer on The Knot 12/4/17: 5 STARS!
We recently had an event at Parkway and I have to say in this day and age it is sometimes hard to find people that just do the right thing for no other reason than because they know it is the right thing to do. Jerry the owner is just that guy! I am talking about the things that you wouldn't negotiate in a contract or think to ask about....that is the stuff that he makes sure is right for you and your special day. It's the feeling that you matter and that he just wants you to be happy...Stand up classy guy!
Reviewed on The Knot 11/20/17 by Katie: 5 STARS!
My (now) husband and I had our wedding at Parkway on 11/18! We had the best time! Everything was taken care of for us! We did not have to worry about a thing! The food was beyond amazing (apps, dinner, sweet table, and late night snack) and the decorations were beautiful! Jerry and Kathy were BEYOND helpful and I knew I could count on them! They also have a list of preferred vendors...and that is the way to go! We had a day that we will always remember! I highly recommend Parkway by the Lake Banquet Hall!
Reviewed on 10/16/17 by Megan R:
Everything was wonderful and it made my wedding easy to plan and we all had an amazing time. The food was excellent and the venue was beautiful. Even though it rained on my wedding day, I still got to get married outside thanks to the tent. I would definitely recommend Parkway Banquets for a wedding. We got so many compliments and wonderful words about the venue and food. And the food was plentiful! No one was going home hungry! Jerry and his staff did an amazing job getting everything ready and running like clockwork. And the bartender Michelle was wonderful to help you relax and enjoy your big day. Everyone there was so amazing!
Reviewed on 10/8/17 by Michelle M:
We got married on October 1st, and it was everything I could have dreamed of and asked for. Jerry was so helpful with everything, answered every question we asked, and was as flexible as could be. We loved having our wedding at parkway banquets and we would recommend it again, and again! Thanks, Jerry, for EVERYTHING!
Reviewed on 9/23/17 by Tegan B:
I can't even begin to thank Parkway enough for our amazing wedding on September 15th! Jerry, Cathy, and the rest of the team were super supportive the whole way. If I had any questions I could call, email, text, or Facebook message. The bridal shows were such a wonderful way to meet all the vendors and choose our decorations, it made planning so easy and seamless! I don't know what I would've done without Parkway to make wedding planning so fun and simple! Our set up was absolutely beautiful and just like I imagined. Thank you all for making our day so magical!
Reviewed on 9/12/17 by Kristi V:
I had my wedding at Parkway on 09-10-17 and they did an amazing job. Truly full service, very accommodating, and tons of fun to work with. Jerry helped us find amazing vendors to work with that fit our very tight budget, which was much appreciated. They decorated beautifully for us, the food was delicious and plentiful, everything ran completely smoothly. I loved working with them and all the guests were incredibly impressed too. I wish we could throw parties with them every month!
Reviewed on 9/11/17 by Lori N:
My daughter's reception was held there on 9/10/17, and it was wonderful. The venue was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the owner was very personable and on top of everything. I would highly recommend this venue. This wedding happened to have a large number of children in attendance, and they had a ball playing on the large outside patio area.
Reviewed on 8/26/17 by Anita B:
Everything from the staff to the smallest details were excellent. We had every generation, from 0-90, and everyone's needs were accommodate. The food was in a category above and beyond expectations. It was, hands down, one of the best weddings I've ever been to.
Reviewed on 8/14/17 by Michelle S:
My husband and I got married at Parkway on August 4th. It was so beautiful I cried when I walked in. My center pieces were exactly what I wanted (they made them with supplies I gathered on my own.) Everything looked so elegant and beautifully decorated just the way I had imagined it should look. My guests told me how wonderful everything was and what an exceptional view they have of the lake, especially at sun set. The staff was super attentive while my maids and I got ready in his bridal room which was stocked with several things that are easily forgotten. They also coached me through walking down the aisle so that I wouldn't freak, fall, or cry lol. Thanks for making it so memorable for all. I would recommend this place to couples looking for a venue any day.
Reviewed on 8/7/17 by Jason B:
We just had our wedding there this past weekend. Jerry and his staff are super professional and you can tell they all love there jobs. All of guest were completely blown away by the venue and food. Thanks again for taking care of all of wedding needs and wants. (Groom)
Reviewed on 7/8/17 by Tiffany P:
We just had our wedding there yesterday and everything was beyond perfect! The owner, Jerry, was so accommodating, walked us through everything, food was great and the place was beautiful, bartender was wonderful and the staff was beyond accommodating. We had so many compliments from the guests! If you are looking for a beyond perfect wedding or other event at a great price this is the place to go! Thank you so much!
For more reviews of Parkway Banquets (AKA Parkway by the Lake), please check out our very active Facebook page, or visit us on Wedding Wire or The Knot!