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!

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Parkway Banquets is proud and humbled to once again be recognized by The Knot (www.theknot.com) as one of the best wedding venues for 2017 (chosen the best by real couples!)  We also JUST won The Daily Herald's Newspaper's 'Reader's Choice' as a best wedding reception site!  The Wedding Channel (www.weddingchannel.com) & Wedding Wire (www.weddingwire.com) also rate us as a best wedding reception site.         

*  Lovely outdoor tented ceremony site - rain or shine!

*  Large, cozy, and inviting reception area overlooking Long Lake!  

 *  Wide menu with a vast array of mouth-watering selections to choose from including our fabulous hors d'oeuvres, lovely sweet table & chocolate fountain, much-requested late night snack, and an ice-cream bar!

*  Big dance floor with special uplighting!

*  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 Wedding Packages!  

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, call our owner, Jerry Ming, on his cell at 847-373-1237, or call Parkway Banquets at 847-587-7285 and leave a message.  You can also click on the 'Contact Us' tab and send us a message.  We'll get back to you ASAP.  

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Here's just a few of our reviews from The Knot:  

A Day We Will Never Forget

     Reviewed On 10/30/2015 Brittany S

Parkway Banquets is a fantastic venue for a wedding. The photos we were able to take overlooking the lake were absolutely beautiful. We chose to have our ceremony and reception at Parkway. The ceremony was decorated beautifully by Jerry and his staff. Jerry is with you every step of the way to make sure your day is absolutely perfect. I really enjoyed getting ready at the venue in the bridal party dressing room. The reception was wonderful as well. The food was so delicious and we received so many compliments from our guests about how it was the best wedding they had been to in a long time. Jerry and his staff are amazing and we are truly grateful for a day we will never forget.

My dream wedding came true

     Reviewed On 10/29/2014 

I cannot express my deepest gratitude for Jerry and his staff. They made our dream wedding come true! They saw our vision and made it come alive. Jerry is very hands on and makes sure everything is to perfection. Michelle the bartender is such a sweetheart. She kept checking on me to see if I needed anything before I walked down the isle. She did double duty as a coordinator along with Jerry to make sure the ceremony entrance went smoothly. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Parkway. The setting is so beautiful at the lake. The food was outstanding, and the service was above and beyond.

PERFECT!

     Reviewed On 5/05/2015 

As the father of the bride, I wanted the night to be special. We had the wedding in our yard, but came to Parkway for the reception. They covered everything. The location was right on the lake, the decorations were special (orchids in vases with floating candles), the food was delicious, the dessert table was beautiful. The service was outstanding and any questions that came up, they handled immediately. We stayed until the last moment. I would recommend Jerry and his staff to anyone wanting excellence.

Great food, very professional.

     Reviewed On 10/27/2015 

Parkway catered our graduation party. The help in planning was great. They made the selection process easy. Their pricing was great. They offered a lot of options so we didn't have to spend an arm and a leg. I will use them again.

ADDITIONAL REVIEWS

 

Erica Roche reviewed Parkway Banquets — 5 star

Where do I even begin my raving review of this place?

We hosted our wedding at Parkway in 06/2015. It was absolutely perfect. Every step of the way, Jerry held our hand, pushed us to get what we wanted, and walked us through our day of flawlessly.

From the first time meeting Jerry and taking a tour of Parkway, we were in love. We loved the view of the lake, the outdoor option, and that the venue literally includes EVERYTHING you need. It was by far the most reasonably priced venue for our budget.

When we chose to sign a contract with Jerry, he was surprisingly open to negotiating terms, and getting us the best bang for our buck, and all the amenities that we needed. He is thorough, detail oriented, and focused on helping couples get what they want. he was complimentary and nice the whole process. Even when we came up for his bridal show (obviously he was VERY busy) he took the time out to talk to my now husband and I and our parents about the big day! You cannot get better customer service than that.

I communicated with Jerry about the final details of the week before the wedding. It was in his hands, and I fully trusted him and his staff to create my dream venue. When I walked into the venue the day before the wedding for the rehearsal, I cried (I am teary eyed thinking of it!). His staff did an amazing job setting the tables, making the arch for our ceremony, the centerpieces and chair set up was perfect.

The day of could not have gone better. Jerry was an amazing coordinator throughout the entire day. He was making sure we stayed on schedule, that his staff was prepared for any/all mishaps, and he spoke some of the kindest words to our guests. Jerry and his staff made our day truly special. We hadn't even seen the surrounding area with foliage until the day of the wedding, and it was beautiful!

I cannot say it enough, this place was organized, wonderful, efficient, communicative, detail oriented, and special.

Thank you so much, Jerry and staff, we will for sure be using your space again! So much love from the Roches!

 

Gayle Mondie reviewed Parkway Banquets — 5 star
March 8, 2016 · 

 

We had our 15th anniversary celebration at Parkway by the Lake and everyone, I mean Everyone, has been raving about the delicious food and the beautiful venue!! We can't wait to find another reason to celebrate at Parkway by the Lake!!
Five stars for sure!!
Antioch Fine Arts Foundation

 

Jon Petersen reviewed Parkway Banquets — 5 star

I was at a group meeting at Parkway Banquets last night and had a wonderful time. This was probably my 12th meeting there and enjoyed great food, good service and a clean, friendly, well decorated banquet hall. I have always had an enjoyable time when attending events at Parkway.

 

Greg Garnand - 5 stars!
4 months ago-
Such a positive experience. My wife and I got married there on a tight schedule and Jerry was able to accommodate everything. His 20 years of experience in the wedding business show. Every question we had was addressed and he mentioned tons of things we had not even thought of. The food was delicious and the venue was gorgeous. cannot say enough good stuff about Parkway. I could not be more satisfied.
 
Mary Marienau - 5 stars! 
4 months ago-
My husband and I cannot say enough good things about Jerry and his staff at Parkway Banquets. Our wedding was unforgettable. With all of his experience Jerry made planning and arranging everything very easy and stress free. His staff was wonderful and made us feel like family. We had an 11 week engagement and very short planning period and without Parkway Banquets we would have never been able to pull it off. Our friends and family could not stop raving about how great the food and service was. If we had to do it over again I couldn't possibly imagine going anywhere else. If you are thinking about this venue check out the monthly bridal show and you can sample and see everything they have to offer.
 
 
Christy Parsons - 5 stars! 
6 months ago-
I do not have enough GOOD things to say about Jerry and Parkway Banquets! He made the whole experience of planning our wedding so easy and with such little stress. My husband and I are very busy and had just 7 months to plan our wedding. Jerry provided excellent Bridal shows with all aspects of the wedding needs at our disposal to review and decide upon. The packages that he provided were cost effective and full of options and choices. He was ALWAYS available to answer our questions and provide any kind of insight we needed to make our decision making smooth and right and well, perfect! Simply one of the BEST days of our lives and so pleased that we got to spend it with Jerry and his crew! If we had to do it again we would definitely use Parkway!
Sincerely,
Mark and Christy Dodge
Married 7/17/15
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