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East Port Banquet Center - Catered by Barrack's

East Peoria , IL

LOCATION

703 Mariners Way
East Peoria, IL 61611 US (map)

PHONE

309-692-3990

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

If you’re in search of a perfectly romantic, classic and timeless venue for your wedding ceremony and reception, look no further! Sitting in the middle of the East Port Marina, East Port... Read more
If you’re in search of a perfectly romantic, classic and timeless venue for your wedding ceremony and reception, look no further! Sitting in the middle of the East Port Marina, East Port Banquet Center overlooks the Illinois River and breathtaking Peoria skyline; a sight that is unparalleled in the Peoria area. With outdoor deck ceremony space, gorgeous wooden floors and floor to ceiling windows, this venue has it all! An evening to remember surely deserves a venue that is unforgettable. East Port promises to be just that!

And how could we forget about the photo opportunities? The sky is the limit. Literally! Watch as the sun begins to set and gives way to the city lights reflecting off the water. These views will provide the most gorgeous backgrounds for artistic and romantic photographs that you will certainly cherish forever.

With in-house catering by Barrack’s Hospitality Group, we’ve got all the things you need under one roof! Barrack’s has been catering the most elegant weddings for more than 40 years. We strive to make each event as seamless, memorable and, of course, delicious as possible.

We, at Barrack’s Hospitality Group and East Port Banquet Center, are so thrilled to work with each and every one of our brides and grooms. We make special connections with each couple and take personal pride in each wedding we cater. A team as dedicated as ours is sure to make this process as smooth and picture perfect as you could imagine! Contact our wedding consultants today and let us help you plan the wedding of your dreams. We can’t wait to hear from you! (309)-692-3990

*We would like to give credit and a special Thank You to Matthew Steed Wilson Photography for capturing some beautiful images of East Port. Many of the gorgeous photos in our albums were captured by Matt and his team. Check out their listing on WeddingWire!*

The Skender Wedding Video on our page is all thanks to Pat Clark Productions! Their website link is below.

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PHOTOS

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Marina
Describe the style of your venue
Nautical, Waterfront, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
220
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Kylee
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
Barrack's catered our wedding and did an absolutely amazing job! Our representative, Jonelle, responded to all of my emails and questions very promptly. All of my requests were followed through flawlessly! Everyone that worked at our wedding was very kind, professional, and always smiling. We were asked all through the night if we needed anything. Most of all, the food was delicious! Our guests were all very pleased with their dinner, and our late night nacho bar was a huge hit! We would recommend Barrack's to anyone looking for excellent food served by professional staff. Thank you, Barrack's!
Barrack's catered our wedding and did an absolutely amazing job! Our representative, Jonelle, responded to all of my Read more...
Barrack's catered our wedding and did an absolutely amazing job! Our representative, Jonelle, responded to all of my emails and questions very promptly. All of my requests were followed through flawlessly! Everyone that worked at our wedding was very kind, professional, and always smiling. We were asked all through the night if we needed anything. Most of all, the food was delicious! Our guests were all very pleased with their dinner, and our late night nacho bar was a huge hit! We would recommend Barrack's to anyone looking for excellent food served by professional staff. Thank you, Barrack's! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The representative we worked with was very helpful and friendly. We had a very simple wedding, and she never tried to 'sell' higher priced options to us, but worked with us to choose what was right for us. Definitely worth the money because the quality is great and they make it very easy to get everything you need.
The representative we worked with was very helpful and friendly. We had a very simple wedding, and she never tried to Read more...
The representative we worked with was very helpful and friendly. We had a very simple wedding, and she never tried to 'sell' higher priced options to us, but worked with us to choose what was right for us. Definitely worth the money because the quality is great and they make it very easy to get everything you need. Read less
Services Used: Catering
East Port Banquet Center - Catered by Barrack's responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure to be able to assist you with your special day! We're so glad that you have shared your positive experience and wish you both the best in your new chapter.

-Barrack's Hospitality Group
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diane
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We had excellent service from everyone involved, and the food was absolutely delicious. I was more than happy with the way my son's wedding reception turned out and I would highly recommend Barrack's to anyone who is searching for a caterer for any type of event.
We had excellent service from everyone involved, and the food was absolutely delicious. I was more than happy with the way Read more...
We had excellent service from everyone involved, and the food was absolutely delicious. I was more than happy with the way my son's wedding reception turned out and I would highly recommend Barrack's to anyone who is searching for a caterer for any type of event. Read less
Services Used: Catering
East Port Banquet Center - Catered by Barrack's responded with the following comments:

Diane,
We are so thankful for this great review! We were honored to be able to assist in any way possible for this special event. Thank you for your kind words!

All our best,
The Barrack's Family
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Abby
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Our event was held at Eastport Marina. What a beautiful setting! The food was wonderful and plentiful...I received many compliments on the food from our guests. Barracks provided a wide variety of items that we used for table decorations free of charge along with our package purchase. Barracks staff was helpful and attentive and supplied what ever was needed...Thank you for making our event so memorable! The event was well worth the money spent!
Our event was held at Eastport Marina. What a beautiful setting! The food was wonderful and plentiful...I received many Read more...
Our event was held at Eastport Marina. What a beautiful setting! The food was wonderful and plentiful...I received many compliments on the food from our guests. Barracks provided a wide variety of items that we used for table decorations free of charge along with our package purchase. Barracks staff was helpful and attentive and supplied what ever was needed...Thank you for making our event so memorable! The event was well worth the money spent! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
East Port Banquet Center - Catered by Barrack's responded with the following comments:

Abby,
It was such a pleasure to be apart of your special day! Thank you for your kind words and appreciation. Best wishes to you and your husband in this new chapter!
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Jack
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
We are no slouches when it comes to planning and pricing an event like this. And Barracks won hands down for references, experience, equipment, venues and, not insignificantly, price. The Eastport Banquet Center turned out to be perfect for our 250-some guests. Clearly, they take good care of the place. The floor was refinished a few months ahead of the wedding. And the outside deck was power-washed days before. Everything was so neat, clean and sparkly. The menu choices were almost overwhelming. But most importantly, Barrack's willingness to work with us (and to work seamlessly with our wedding planner) was most impressive, right down to making a bridal couple’s cheesecake with a special cake-top ornament we had found. Then, on the steamy hot wedding day, without being asked, the caterer had ice water outside for the guests and electric fans for the bridal party. Guests from 18 states remarked on the quality of the food and service, the friendliness of the staff, the gorgeous setting. No single detail was overlooked. Barracks scored big again the very next day with the post-wedding party at our house and its terrific picnic dinner. Everything was exactly as they’d said it would be. Based on our experience, it’s easy to see why this family business has been going for 80 years.
We are no slouches when it comes to planning and pricing an event like this. And Barracks won hands down for references, Read more...
We are no slouches when it comes to planning and pricing an event like this. And Barracks won hands down for references, experience, equipment, venues and, not insignificantly, price. The Eastport Banquet Center turned out to be perfect for our 250-some guests. Clearly, they take good care of the place. The floor was refinished a few months ahead of the wedding. And the outside deck was power-washed days before. Everything was so neat, clean and sparkly. The menu choices were almost overwhelming. But most importantly, Barrack's willingness to work with us (and to work seamlessly with our wedding planner) was most impressive, right down to making a bridal couple’s cheesecake with a special cake-top ornament we had found. Then, on the steamy hot wedding day, without being asked, the caterer had ice water outside for the guests and electric fans for the bridal party. Guests from 18 states remarked on the quality of the food and service, the friendliness of the staff, the gorgeous setting. No single detail was overlooked. Barracks scored big again the very next day with the post-wedding party at our house and its terrific picnic dinner. Everything was exactly as they’d said it would be. Based on our experience, it’s easy to see why this family business has been going for 80 years. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
East Port Banquet Center - Catered by Barrack's responded with the following comments:

What a wonderful review! We are so thrilled that your experience was so fantastic and that you are able to share it with the WeddingWire family. Thank you so much for allowing us to play such an important role in your daughter's wedding!
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Kathy
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
This vendor was very helpful and responsive to our reception needs. They were understanding and patient with us when we encountered delays and really came alongside us when we needed them most.

The service before our event was handled very professionally. They left nothing to chance and their efforts to communicate with us were always appreciated.

At our reception, their servers were professional and genuinely interested in doing the job they'd been hired to do. They treated us very respectfully, tried to help us in ways that went beyond their specific call of duty and were accommodating when we had questions or concerns.

Overall, we enjoyed our daughter's reception without care or concern because Barrack's was part of our team! Thanks for all you do!
This vendor was very helpful and responsive to our reception needs. They were understanding and patient with us when we Read more...
This vendor was very helpful and responsive to our reception needs. They were understanding and patient with us when we encountered delays and really came alongside us when we needed them most.

The service before our event was handled very professionally. They left nothing to chance and their efforts to communicate with us were always appreciated.

At our reception, their servers were professional and genuinely interested in doing the job they'd been hired to do. They treated us very respectfully, tried to help us in ways that went beyond their specific call of duty and were accommodating when we had questions or concerns.

Overall, we enjoyed our daughter's reception without care or concern because Barrack's was part of our team! Thanks for all you do! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Amber
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
amazing!!! great food! staff is awesome to work with!
amazing!!! great food! staff is awesome to work with!
amazing!!! great food! staff is awesome to work with! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Erika
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I was very happy with the services Barracks provided. The food was delicious and the services was great. I received many compliments on the bartender, George. He was the only one working and was able to keep up and keep everyone happy. I did not have to worry about anything on my special day.
I was very happy with the services Barracks provided. The food was delicious and the services was great. I received many Read more...
I was very happy with the services Barracks provided. The food was delicious and the services was great. I received many compliments on the bartender, George. He was the only one working and was able to keep up and keep everyone happy. I did not have to worry about anything on my special day. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
FANTASTIC all the way around. Did exactly what I wanted and they have the BEST bartender.
FANTASTIC all the way around. Did exactly what I wanted and they have the BEST bartender.
FANTASTIC all the way around. Did exactly what I wanted and they have the BEST bartender. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
I could not say enough about Barracks and their staff! Donna was WONDERFUL to work with, very go with the flow and looking to please! The staff the night of the reception was attentive and polite. Our guests loved the food! They even made one special plate (vegetarian style :) for me, the bride, and followed me from the buffet to my table to ensure I had it with the rest of my meal! We are so glad that we trusted them with our special day because they helped make it perfect!!
I could not say enough about Barracks and their staff! Donna was WONDERFUL to work with, very go with the flow and looking Read more...
I could not say enough about Barracks and their staff! Donna was WONDERFUL to work with, very go with the flow and looking to please! The staff the night of the reception was attentive and polite. Our guests loved the food! They even made one special plate (vegetarian style :) for me, the bride, and followed me from the buffet to my table to ensure I had it with the rest of my meal! We are so glad that we trusted them with our special day because they helped make it perfect!! Read less
Services Used: Catering

DEALS

15% Off Room Rental
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Redeem In-Store   $210 Value
Mention you saw our listing on WeddingWire and receive 15% off your entire room rental! *For new bookings*

Offer Expires: 12/31/2015

Available to the first couple
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10% Discount for Rehearsal Dinners
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store   $100 Value
When you book your wedding reception AND rehearsal dinner with Barrack's Hospitality Group, you will automatically receive 10% off your entire rehearsal dinner! Remember, Barrack's caters all over the Peoria area, not just East Port. Whether it's your place or ours, we promise to deliver delicious memories!

Offer Expires: 12/31/2015
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