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Packard Plaza

Peoria , IL
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Peoria, IL US 61602 (map)

PHONE

309-453-0307

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ABOUT US

The Packard is a full service venue and event company, providing design, planning and catering services at our beautiful, historic downtown location or bringing the event to you at a... Read more
The Packard is a full service venue and event company, providing design, planning and catering services at our beautiful, historic downtown location or bringing the event to you at a location of your choosing. The Packard specializes in customizing events that compliment your vision and budget. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1927
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Glamorous, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
700
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Elizabeth
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
This is a beautiful venue for a reception. Me and my husband got married on July 26, 2014 and used the Packard's ballroom as our reception space. We were so pleased with the services they provided and the great communication throughout the entire process. Our coordinator was amazing and was a huge part of making this successfully our dream wedding with much ease. My husband and I didn't have to worry about anything. All the vendors we choose for decorator, cake, DJ, etc. all said working with the Packard on set up and tear down was seamless. The majority of our guests were traveling from out of state and when we were talking to them the day after they were all impressed with how good the food was for being plated and served, the staff was very kind to everyone and how everything just flowed nicely. No one received cold dishes or had to wait an extended period of time to be served. I recommend this place to anyone looking for an amazing place to hold their reception. They make sure you and all your guests have a wonderful time making memories that last a lifetime.
This is a beautiful venue for a reception. Me and my husband got married on July 26, 2014 and used the Packard's ballroom Read more...
This is a beautiful venue for a reception. Me and my husband got married on July 26, 2014 and used the Packard's ballroom as our reception space. We were so pleased with the services they provided and the great communication throughout the entire process. Our coordinator was amazing and was a huge part of making this successfully our dream wedding with much ease. My husband and I didn't have to worry about anything. All the vendors we choose for decorator, cake, DJ, etc. all said working with the Packard on set up and tear down was seamless. The majority of our guests were traveling from out of state and when we were talking to them the day after they were all impressed with how good the food was for being plated and served, the staff was very kind to everyone and how everything just flowed nicely. No one received cold dishes or had to wait an extended period of time to be served. I recommend this place to anyone looking for an amazing place to hold their reception. They make sure you and all your guests have a wonderful time making memories that last a lifetime. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.8/5.0
When we started out with the Packard, they were very accommodating and answered questions quickly. However, it was hard to work with them from where we were living for school. Also, when my mother had many questions, she seemed to be annoyed. We were caught off guard a few months before the wedding, finding out we had to set everything up for our reception the morning of, because they booked a wedding that Friday. Still, the room is absolutely gorgeous, and fit my theme quite nicely. The food was great, and everyone we invited complimented the food over and over.
When we started out with the Packard, they were very accommodating and answered questions quickly. However, it was hard to Read more...
When we started out with the Packard, they were very accommodating and answered questions quickly. However, it was hard to work with them from where we were living for school. Also, when my mother had many questions, she seemed to be annoyed. We were caught off guard a few months before the wedding, finding out we had to set everything up for our reception the morning of, because they booked a wedding that Friday. Still, the room is absolutely gorgeous, and fit my theme quite nicely. The food was great, and everyone we invited complimented the food over and over. Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
The Packard was great -- beautiful space, really flexible and open to setting up the space how you want, and Erin was awesome to work with! The reception was beautiful and went off without a hitch! Except, of course, that my husband and I were hitched ;)
The Packard was great -- beautiful space, really flexible and open to setting up the space how you want, and Erin was Read more...
The Packard was great -- beautiful space, really flexible and open to setting up the space how you want, and Erin was awesome to work with! The reception was beautiful and went off without a hitch! Except, of course, that my husband and I were hitched ;) Read less
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Kirsten
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.8/5.0
I was very pleased with the way the Packard handled my wedding. They were easy to work with and very flexible. The food was the highlight of their service and we had endless compliments from our guests of how delicious the steaks were.
I was very pleased with the way the Packard handled my wedding. They were easy to work with and very flexible. The food Read more...
I was very pleased with the way the Packard handled my wedding. They were easy to work with and very flexible. The food was the highlight of their service and we had endless compliments from our guests of how delicious the steaks were. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
What a wonderful reception. Erin is an amazing person to work with. She anticipates every situation and has an answer for every problem. Thank you Packard Plaza for being the very BEST site for our daughters wedding reception. The food was outstanding. I heard over and over again, "The steak was amazing!" Erin, and the Packard's willingness to meet every need head on and solve last minute problems was amazing. We had the BEST reception. Thank you Packard Plaza and Thank you Erin for meeting our every need. You were amazing. I just received a phone call today about what a great reception we had. Thank you and if you ever need a reference...just call. BETTER than I could have ever asked for.
What a wonderful reception. Erin is an amazing person to work with. She anticipates every situation and has an answer for Read more...
What a wonderful reception. Erin is an amazing person to work with. She anticipates every situation and has an answer for every problem. Thank you Packard Plaza for being the very BEST site for our daughters wedding reception. The food was outstanding. I heard over and over again, "The steak was amazing!" Erin, and the Packard's willingness to meet every need head on and solve last minute problems was amazing. We had the BEST reception. Thank you Packard Plaza and Thank you Erin for meeting our every need. You were amazing. I just received a phone call today about what a great reception we had. Thank you and if you ever need a reference...just call. BETTER than I could have ever asked for. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
The Packard was great to work with! They were accommodating with food not on their list. They were always willing to work with other vendors. They were up front with things that may have been an issue. The Packard is a great venue with character. The service was great, timely, helpful, and friendly. The dance floor is large!
The Packard was great to work with! They were accommodating with food not on their list. They were always willing to work Read more...
The Packard was great to work with! They were accommodating with food not on their list. They were always willing to work with other vendors. They were up front with things that may have been an issue. The Packard is a great venue with character. The service was great, timely, helpful, and friendly. The dance floor is large! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we had our wedding at the Packard! Everything was perfect and they were extremely accommodating to our needs. We wanted to have gluten free food and they worked diligently with us to make sure the food was just right and went way out of their way to make us happy. Erin, the planner there, was very punctual and lovely to work with. Our day went wonderfully and we are so happy we chose the Packard!
We are so happy we had our wedding at the Packard! Everything was perfect and they were extremely accommodating to our Read more...
We are so happy we had our wedding at the Packard! Everything was perfect and they were extremely accommodating to our needs. We wanted to have gluten free food and they worked diligently with us to make sure the food was just right and went way out of their way to make us happy. Erin, the planner there, was very punctual and lovely to work with. Our day went wonderfully and we are so happy we chose the Packard! Read less
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Phillip
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.5/5.0
We had a wonderful time at the Packard! We had looked at several places in the Peoria area and the Packard's location, various options with meals, and flexibility with their bar packages made it win out. There were some miscommunication issues early on, but were address adequately. We had some guests with various dietary needs and Erin and Niki worked with us to make sure that it all worked out. The staff on the day of was also very helpful and accommodating. We learned later from one of our guests that apparently the Packard found themselves short staffed the day of our wedding and reception, but you would not have been able to tell from the quality of our service. The food was delicious. We would definitely go here again.
We had a wonderful time at the Packard! We had looked at several places in the Peoria area and the Packard's location, Read more...
We had a wonderful time at the Packard! We had looked at several places in the Peoria area and the Packard's location, various options with meals, and flexibility with their bar packages made it win out. There were some miscommunication issues early on, but were address adequately. We had some guests with various dietary needs and Erin and Niki worked with us to make sure that it all worked out. The staff on the day of was also very helpful and accommodating. We learned later from one of our guests that apparently the Packard found themselves short staffed the day of our wedding and reception, but you would not have been able to tell from the quality of our service. The food was delicious. We would definitely go here again. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.7/5.0
The Packard plaza was perfect for our ceremony and reception. It was beautiful, allowed plenty of space for my 165 guests to walk around, and the balcony was a fabulous visual effect. Erin and Niki were spectacular to deal with and went above and beyond what was necessary.
The Packard plaza was perfect for our ceremony and reception. It was beautiful, allowed plenty of space for my 165 guests Read more...
The Packard plaza was perfect for our ceremony and reception. It was beautiful, allowed plenty of space for my 165 guests to walk around, and the balcony was a fabulous visual effect. Erin and Niki were spectacular to deal with and went above and beyond what was necessary. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
They were great to work with and did a lot of the decorating things that would have taken us so much time to do. They do limit the set up time to about 2 hours. But between there help and the army of people that came to help, we got it all done. The place was absolutely beautiful and many people at the wedding even said it was the best or one of the best meals they have ever had at a wedding! If I could relive that day over again, I would use the Packard again!!!!
They were great to work with and did a lot of the decorating things that would have taken us so much time to do. They do Read more...
They were great to work with and did a lot of the decorating things that would have taken us so much time to do. They do limit the set up time to about 2 hours. But between there help and the army of people that came to help, we got it all done. The place was absolutely beautiful and many people at the wedding even said it was the best or one of the best meals they have ever had at a wedding! If I could relive that day over again, I would use the Packard again!!!! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Packard was excellent!!! Overall above and beyond. Nikki and Erin were very flexible and attentive to our every need. The wait/bar staff also receive 5 stars. Food was phenomenal!!! Definately would recommend Packard in all categories.
Packard was excellent!!! Overall above and beyond. Nikki and Erin were very flexible and attentive to our every need. The Read more...
Packard was excellent!!! Overall above and beyond. Nikki and Erin were very flexible and attentive to our every need. The wait/bar staff also receive 5 stars. Food was phenomenal!!! Definately would recommend Packard in all categories. Read less
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Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Thank you Shannon, it was such a pleasure working with you and Shawn! We are so incredibly glad that you enjoyed your experience at The Packard. Best wishes to you both!
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Alisa
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved everything about the Packard. The room is beautiful and the staff was great. All of our guests loved the food.
I loved everything about the Packard. The room is beautiful and the staff was great. All of our guests loved the food.
I loved everything about the Packard. The room is beautiful and the staff was great. All of our guests loved the food. Read less
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Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Thank you Alisa. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Packard! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day. We wish you & Ryan the very best!
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Arin
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.7/5.0
Overall, the Packard was a great venue with a VERY convenient location. There were several changes in staffing shortly after we booked the venue and so it took a little time for everyone to get on the same page. Once this happened, everything went smoothly and staff worked hard to ensure our day went as planned. We also got numerous compliments on the food!!
Overall, the Packard was a great venue with a VERY convenient location. There were several changes in staffing shortly Read more...
Overall, the Packard was a great venue with a VERY convenient location. There were several changes in staffing shortly after we booked the venue and so it took a little time for everyone to get on the same page. Once this happened, everything went smoothly and staff worked hard to ensure our day went as planned. We also got numerous compliments on the food!! Read less
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Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Arin, thank you so much for your patience during the transition. We really enjoyed working with you and are very glad to hear that overall you were happy with our services. We wish you and Adam a lifetime of happiness!
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awebster
Wedding:
6/7/2013
4.6/5.0
Overall the Packard Plaza was a great place to hold a reception. It's a good location in downtown Peoria and conveniently located next to a nice hotel for your out-of-town guests. We rented out the ballroom and the venue is beautiful! It has just the right amount of decoration in the architecture/layout that you don't have to worry about decorating a ton to fill in space or make the room look nice. Another benefit to the actual venue is that you can do a lot with the space, customizing the entire room to fit with your wants/needs.

The coordinators did a nice job in the planning and execution of the layout. It's nice having a professional work with you to figure out what's best for your needs and take care of that for you on the day of!

The food is also quite good. I recommend attending the tasting to get a better idea of your likes/dislikes.

My only slight complaint is that if you are working with more than one person, they sometimes don't communicate every little detail to one another. So something that you've told one person may not go into your Banquet Event Order because the person working on it wasn't informed. So, just make sure you look over the BEO carefully to ensure you're getting everything you've asked for.
Overall the Packard Plaza was a great place to hold a reception. It's a good location in downtown Peoria and conveniently Read more...
Overall the Packard Plaza was a great place to hold a reception. It's a good location in downtown Peoria and conveniently located next to a nice hotel for your out-of-town guests. We rented out the ballroom and the venue is beautiful! It has just the right amount of decoration in the architecture/layout that you don't have to worry about decorating a ton to fill in space or make the room look nice. Another benefit to the actual venue is that you can do a lot with the space, customizing the entire room to fit with your wants/needs.

The coordinators did a nice job in the planning and execution of the layout. It's nice having a professional work with you to figure out what's best for your needs and take care of that for you on the day of!

The food is also quite good. I recommend attending the tasting to get a better idea of your likes/dislikes.

My only slight complaint is that if you are working with more than one person, they sometimes don't communicate every little detail to one another. So something that you've told one person may not go into your Banquet Event Order because the person working on it wasn't informed. So, just make sure you look over the BEO carefully to ensure you're getting everything you've asked for. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
The Packard has been wonderful throughout the whole wedding process, as well as on event day. I worked with Erin, who was very helpful, knowledgable, and answered emails very quickly. The Packard is a awonderful place to hold a wedding!
The Packard has been wonderful throughout the whole wedding process, as well as on event day. I worked with Erin, who was Read more...
The Packard has been wonderful throughout the whole wedding process, as well as on event day. I worked with Erin, who was very helpful, knowledgable, and answered emails very quickly. The Packard is a awonderful place to hold a wedding! Read less
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Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Thank you for letting us be a part of your beautiful day! We appreciate your compliments and are so glad that you were happy with our services. Congratulations and we wish you the best!
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Kim
Wedding:
11/10/2012
4.5/5.0
We had both our ceremony and reception at Packard Plaza and couldn't have been more pleased. The ballroom was beautiful, the staff was attentive and the food was excellent and hot when it was served. We got so many compliments on our wedding and Packard was the biggest part of that. Thanks to Erin and Jessica for all your help!
We had both our ceremony and reception at Packard Plaza and couldn't have been more pleased. The ballroom was beautiful, Read more...
We had both our ceremony and reception at Packard Plaza and couldn't have been more pleased. The ballroom was beautiful, the staff was attentive and the food was excellent and hot when it was served. We got so many compliments on our wedding and Packard was the biggest part of that. Thanks to Erin and Jessica for all your help! Read less
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Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kim! Your ceremony and reception were beautiful and we are glad that we could be a part of your lovely day! We wish you both a long and wonderful life together!
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Emily
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
The Packard Plaza was the perfect location for our wedding reception. The staff was so personable and professional! They were prompt in responding to the endless emails and questions our party threw at them. The site is absolutely gorgeous, and we recieved so many compliments about the upstairs ballroom. The food was also delicious, and everything ran like clockwork! The biggest compliment I can give to the Packard and its staff is that I was able to enjoy my wedding day without a single worry...it was perfect!
The Packard Plaza was the perfect location for our wedding reception. The staff was so personable and professional! They Read more...
The Packard Plaza was the perfect location for our wedding reception. The staff was so personable and professional! They were prompt in responding to the endless emails and questions our party threw at them. The site is absolutely gorgeous, and we recieved so many compliments about the upstairs ballroom. The food was also delicious, and everything ran like clockwork! The biggest compliment I can give to the Packard and its staff is that I was able to enjoy my wedding day without a single worry...it was perfect! Read less
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Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Emily! You and your family were so much fun to work with and we loved your creative "Up" theme! We are grateful that we could share your special day with you and we wish you both a very happy life together!
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Cassie
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
So impressed with the Packard staff! All were great to work with and we appreciated how organized and ready they were...As a bride, I was of course worried about many things, but I had no worries with the Packard because I knew I could count on them.
So impressed with the Packard staff! All were great to work with and we appreciated how organized and ready they were...As Read more...
So impressed with the Packard staff! All were great to work with and we appreciated how organized and ready they were...As a bride, I was of course worried about many things, but I had no worries with the Packard because I knew I could count on them. Read less
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Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Thank you Cassie! You and Derek were a pleasure to work with and we are so glad we could put your worries to ease. Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day. We wish you a beautiful life together!
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Hazel
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
The staff at Packard Plaza was amazing. The event planner is absolutely on top of things and went the extra mile to make sure our wedding went smoothly. And the food was fantastic.
The staff at Packard Plaza was amazing. The event planner is absolutely on top of things and went the extra mile to make Read more...
The staff at Packard Plaza was amazing. The event planner is absolutely on top of things and went the extra mile to make sure our wedding went smoothly. And the food was fantastic. Read less
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Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Hazel! It was a pleasure working with you and Josh, and we really appreciate you choosing us to be apart of your wedding day. We all wish you the very best in the future!
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Kelsey
Wedding:
10/23/2011
4.7/5.0
The food was amazing and Jessica was extremely friendly and helpful. I wouldn't change a thing.
The food was amazing and Jessica was extremely friendly and helpful. I wouldn't change a thing.
The food was amazing and Jessica was extremely friendly and helpful. I wouldn't change a thing. Read less
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Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Kelsey! You and your family were a joy to work with - thank you for letting us be a part of your day!
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Rach82284
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.9/5.0
We loved Packard Plaza! The coordinators, Kori and Jessica, were extremely responsive and helpful with all of our questions and requests. They made the planning process very easy and made sure every detail was perfect. I would definitely recommend it for a reception venue.
We loved Packard Plaza! The coordinators, Kori and Jessica, were extremely responsive and helpful with all of our Read more...
We loved Packard Plaza! The coordinators, Kori and Jessica, were extremely responsive and helpful with all of our questions and requests. They made the planning process very easy and made sure every detail was perfect. I would definitely recommend it for a reception venue. Read less
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Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Rachel! We loved working with you and Gabriel and wish you both a long and happy life together!
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Sheridan
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.6/5.0
The two women I worked with were GREAT! Good price and a beautiful venue! I think the only thing I would have changed would be the dark green walls. I wish they could paint maybe a pretty creme color! The women are down to earth and very helpful! If I had to do the whole wedding over I would still have it at Packard Plaza!
The two women I worked with were GREAT! Good price and a beautiful venue! I think the only thing I would have changed Read more...
The two women I worked with were GREAT! Good price and a beautiful venue! I think the only thing I would have changed would be the dark green walls. I wish they could paint maybe a pretty creme color! The women are down to earth and very helpful! If I had to do the whole wedding over I would still have it at Packard Plaza! Read less
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Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Sheridan - you and Jeff were great! You both were so much fun to work with - I only wish you could come back and do it all again, now that we've painted everything in chocolate and cream :) Not only that, but then we'd get to hang out with you again! We wish you both the very best in the future and thank you so much for letting us be a part of your wedding day!
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Ben & Emily
Wedding:
8/13/2011
4.9/5.0
The staff at the Packard Plaza went above and beyond for our reception. The details that they remembered and their follow through was amazing! We loved the venue already but our decision to go with the Packard for our reception was even easier after meeting the event coordinators. You will not be disappointed with the service you receive from the Packard as they were absolute professionals in how they go about their business!
The staff at the Packard Plaza went above and beyond for our reception. The details that they remembered and their follow Read more...
The staff at the Packard Plaza went above and beyond for our reception. The details that they remembered and their follow through was amazing! We loved the venue already but our decision to go with the Packard for our reception was even easier after meeting the event coordinators. You will not be disappointed with the service you receive from the Packard as they were absolute professionals in how they go about their business! Read less
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Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Ben and Emily! We loved working with you - you were absolutely sweet and we so appreciate the fact that you chose us to be a part of your wedding day. We wish you a long and amazing life together!
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JJ
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.6/5.0
Jessica and Kori were great. After interviewing several venues in Peoria, we decided that Jessica, Kori, and the Packard Plaza are the best choice. Having both Jessica and Kori coordinating our wedding really helped. I felt like we had two wedding consultants taking care of our needs instead of just one! From the start of our meetings where we determined where our ceremony would be held, how the room would be laid out, and all the details, to the day of our wedding, Packard is the best place to go. Jessica was also very flexible when we changed our minds about the bar options, number of guests (late), and how our ceremony took place. I really can't say enough good things about how smoothly everything went on our wedding day.
Jessica and Kori were great. After interviewing several venues in Peoria, we decided that Jessica, Kori, and the Packard Read more...
Jessica and Kori were great. After interviewing several venues in Peoria, we decided that Jessica, Kori, and the Packard Plaza are the best choice. Having both Jessica and Kori coordinating our wedding really helped. I felt like we had two wedding consultants taking care of our needs instead of just one! From the start of our meetings where we determined where our ceremony would be held, how the room would be laid out, and all the details, to the day of our wedding, Packard is the best place to go. Jessica was also very flexible when we changed our minds about the bar options, number of guests (late), and how our ceremony took place. I really can't say enough good things about how smoothly everything went on our wedding day. Read less
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Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Jackie and Dan - you both were a lot of fun to work with and you already know how much we loved all of your personal touches. My favorite part was that you grew your own centerpieces! We wish you both the very best!
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jarmich8
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.6/5.0
We had an awesome experience working with Jessica and Kouri at Packard Plaza. They were very willing to listen to our ideas and tried to accomodate us as much as possible. The night went off without a hitch and that was largely because of Packard's awesome staff. I would definitely suggest to couples in the area to check out the Packard Plaza for a beautiful ceremony and reception site!
We had an awesome experience working with Jessica and Kouri at Packard Plaza. They were very willing to listen to our Read more...
We had an awesome experience working with Jessica and Kouri at Packard Plaza. They were very willing to listen to our ideas and tried to accomodate us as much as possible. The night went off without a hitch and that was largely because of Packard's awesome staff. I would definitely suggest to couples in the area to check out the Packard Plaza for a beautiful ceremony and reception site! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Jackie and Dan - ditto what I said above :)
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coldflower11
Wedding:
7/9/2011
3.7/5.0
The vendor provided excellent service the day of the event.
The vendor provided excellent service the day of the event.
The vendor provided excellent service the day of the event. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Cassi and Ryan - Thank you so much! You were both a pleasure to work with. Enjoy your future together - we wish you the very best!
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/3/2011
4.9/5.0
Jessica and Kori were great to work with and provided so many helpful tips for me to make my reception a success.
Jessica and Kori were great to work with and provided so many helpful tips for me to make my reception a success.
Jessica and Kori were great to work with and provided so many helpful tips for me to make my reception a success. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Amanda - Thank you so much! You and your mother were a pleasure to work with and I'm so glad that we were able to work together to make your wedding day as special as you wanted it to be. We wish you and Kirk the very best life together!
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Katie
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Jessica, Kori and their staff did an awesome job! They're a great group to work with and I wish I had another wedding for them to help us with!
Jessica, Kori and their staff did an awesome job! They're a great group to work with and I wish I had another wedding for Read more...
Jessica, Kori and their staff did an awesome job! They're a great group to work with and I wish I had another wedding for them to help us with! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Katie! Apparently we want you and Matt to get married here again, too - I just sent you a copy of an e-mail I'd already sent you months ago! I hope you and Matt are doing really well and finding time to relax and play board games :) We wish you the very best and thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day!
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Katy
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Packard recently switched to new managers, and these women definitely know what they're doing!! Jessica and Kori were great to work with, and responded very quickly to any emails or phone calls. The ballroom is absolutely gorgeous, and is the perfect place for a reception!!
Packard recently switched to new managers, and these women definitely know what they're doing!! Jessica and Kori were Read more...
Packard recently switched to new managers, and these women definitely know what they're doing!! Jessica and Kori were great to work with, and responded very quickly to any emails or phone calls. The ballroom is absolutely gorgeous, and is the perfect place for a reception!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure working with you and Brad, and being a part of your wedding day. We still talk about your guitar shaped card holder! Thank you so much for the kind words, and we wish you and Brad the very best in the future ~ Jessica and Kori
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dpitzer
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
The ladies at the Packard were so very helpful. They truely helped make our special day the most special it could have been. We love Jessica and Cori!
Stefanie and Derek Pitzer
The ladies at the Packard were so very helpful. They truely helped make our special day the most special it could have Read more...
The ladies at the Packard were so very helpful. They truely helped make our special day the most special it could have been. We love Jessica and Cori!
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Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Derek and Stefanie - we should thank YOU! You had the most theatrical reception we've ever seen, and it almost felt like we were attending a show! Thank you so much for the nice review and we wish you both the very best in the future ~ Kori and Jessica
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JDT2010
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.4/5.0
We had a special dessert brought in, in addition to the traditional wedding cake. However, most of the second dessert choice went uneaten because the staff didn't make it known to guests that it existed and/or was located in the corner of the room. In which case, if you have any special requests or events, make sure to run them by the staff close to the reception and/or have the DJ make an announcement about it. Otherwise, no major complaints!
We had a special dessert brought in, in addition to the traditional wedding cake. However, most of the second dessert Read more...
We had a special dessert brought in, in addition to the traditional wedding cake. However, most of the second dessert choice went uneaten because the staff didn't make it known to guests that it existed and/or was located in the corner of the room. In which case, if you have any special requests or events, make sure to run them by the staff close to the reception and/or have the DJ make an announcement about it. Otherwise, no major complaints! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Thanks Jessica and Kurt! We're so sorry that the caramel apples and pies were bypassed by some of your guests, especially because they looked so good! It was a new experience for us, and you're right - our staff should have let the guests know that there was an additional dessert in the corner. Other than that, we felt like your reception was a great success, and we were honored that you chose to host it with us! We wish you both a long and happy life together! ~ Jessica and Kori
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tabby
Wedding:
10/10/2010
3.8/5.0
Once they got a new coordinator everything went great. Jessica is a true professional and pays attention to details. Food was amazing!
Once they got a new coordinator everything went great. Jessica is a true professional and pays attention to details. Food Read more...
Once they got a new coordinator everything went great. Jessica is a true professional and pays attention to details. Food was amazing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Tabby and Nick! We loved the Medieval/Kenyan themed fusion of your reception - it was such a fun and unique experience to be a part of! Thank you for being so patient with us as we transitioned from your previous coordinator into your new team, and we wish you the both the best in the future! ~ Jessica and Kori
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thorper14
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.0/5.0
We used Packard Plaza for our wedding reception. We were in the upper space that had two floors, which was great for getting some photos from above for the speeches and dances. Jessica was great to work with, and being an event planner myself, I know how much work goes into a successful event. We were able to get into the room to decorate a day early, which is a huge plus with so much going on the last few days before our wedding. Another big plus was that Packard Plaza was able to store some of our decorations so our family and friends didn't have to pack up when the reception officially ended...they could relax or continue celebrating with us. Also, we had mostly out of town guests, and having the Mark Twain next door to the hotel was great because guests could just walk a few feet to their hotel and didn't have to worry about transportation. The food was good. Overall a great venue!
We used Packard Plaza for our wedding reception. We were in the upper space that had two floors, which was great for Read more...
We used Packard Plaza for our wedding reception. We were in the upper space that had two floors, which was great for getting some photos from above for the speeches and dances. Jessica was great to work with, and being an event planner myself, I know how much work goes into a successful event. We were able to get into the room to decorate a day early, which is a huge plus with so much going on the last few days before our wedding. Another big plus was that Packard Plaza was able to store some of our decorations so our family and friends didn't have to pack up when the reception officially ended...they could relax or continue celebrating with us. Also, we had mostly out of town guests, and having the Mark Twain next door to the hotel was great because guests could just walk a few feet to their hotel and didn't have to worry about transportation. The food was good. Overall a great venue! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Jen and Peter! You put so much work into your own reception that there was no way it couldn't have gone well - I loved your centerpieces so much that I still suggest incorporating green apples into other people's centerpieces if it works with their color scheme, and then I describe yours! We wish you both the very best in the future ~ Jessica and Kori
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Suzanne
Wedding:
7/16/2010
4.5/5.0
My husband and I are so pleased we decided to have our reception at Packard Plaza. We didn't hire a wedding planner and felt confident having Jessica and Kory there. They went above and beyond to ensure everything went smoothly on our day. Both were responsive and flexible during planning including providing good suggestions and recommendations for other vendors. Our guests had a fun time and the food was great. Everyone was on the dance floor the whole night. Thank you again!
My husband and I are so pleased we decided to have our reception at Packard Plaza. We didn't hire a wedding planner and Read more...
My husband and I are so pleased we decided to have our reception at Packard Plaza. We didn't hire a wedding planner and felt confident having Jessica and Kory there. They went above and beyond to ensure everything went smoothly on our day. Both were responsive and flexible during planning including providing good suggestions and recommendations for other vendors. Our guests had a fun time and the food was great. Everyone was on the dance floor the whole night. Thank you again! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Suzanne - thank you so very much! You were a pleasure to work with and you handled the transition from one coordinator to another with so much patience and understanding. We were honored to be a part of your wedding day. We wish you and Paul a long and beautiful life together!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
It was a very beautiful ceremony and reception venue! Top quality in the Peoria area.
It was a very beautiful ceremony and reception venue! Top quality in the Peoria area.
It was a very beautiful ceremony and reception venue! Top quality in the Peoria area. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Packard Plaza responded with the following comments:

Alicia - You were such a pleasure to work with! Thank you for being so patient with us during our first few months at the Packard - you made our jobs so much easier, and we hope that everything went perfectly for you. We wish you and Chris the very best in the future! ~ Jessica and Kori

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