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Parkway Banquets and Catering

Ingleside , IL

LOCATION

25212 W Lake Shore Dr
Ingleside, IL 60041 US (map)

PHONE

847-587-7285

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

With more than 20 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... Read more
With more than 20 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 in Lake County (bordering McHenry County) directly on the north shore of beautiful Long Lake in Ingleside, IL, our rustic, natural setting gives you and your guests a spectacular view! We nestle right up to the forest preserve. Our magnificent sunsets overlooking the lake are truly second to none all year long.

We are proud and humbled to once again be recognized by 'the knot', The Wedding Channel, The Daily Herald Reader's Choice, and Wedding Wire as Best Wedding Reception Site in Lake & McHenry Counties year after year!

Parkway Banquets offers a beautiful tented outdoor area for ceremonies (rain or shine!), and a large, inviting reception area that overlooks the lake. Our lavish menu includes a vast array of selections to choose from. The big dance floor offers special custom 'up-lighting' all around the room. We offer really cool & unusual centerpieces & beautiful custom linens for you to choose from. We also have shuttle service to and from popular local hotels - ALL AT NO EXTRA CHARGE! What's more, our wedding packages include many OTHER options that other facilities will charge you extra for!

We'll give you expert advice on the hottest DJs, the coolest photographers, crazy creative florists, & the most outstanding cake bakeries & artisans in the area. 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 Banquets everything you've dreamed of.

For more information, call our owner, Jerry, at Parkway Banquets at 847-587-7285 or if you like, email us directly at parkwaybanquets@gmail.com. You'll find our website at www.parkwaybanquets.com. Be sure to check out our very active Facebook page as well!

Parkway Banquets: NO FACILITY RENTAL FEE, NO BARTENDER FEES, NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR PREMIUM LIQUORS & BEERS, NO CAKE-CUTTING FEE, NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR CENTERPIECES & COLORED LINENS, NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR UP-LIGHTING, AND LAVISH BUFFET OR SIT-DOWN DINNER AVAILABLE FOR THE SAME PRICE!!!

And remember, Parkway Banquets hosts ONE event at a time, so you get our FULL, undivided attention!

NOTE: We cater, too! We'll bring it all to YOUR location. Ask for details! Read less

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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, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Chinese, Italian, Latin American, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, 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?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for catering and helping us to make our wedding day the happiest day of our lives. When our original caterer closed shop 2 months before our wedding leaving us without, you jumped right in and repeatedly told us " Don't worry about anything, all that matters is you have the wedding of your dreams" and that's exactly what you provided. We are so happy we met you and will always count you as one of our lifetime friends from that day on. You are one of the most genuine and caring people in the world. A God given gift you truly have been blessed with and you use it to brighten the lives of everyone you come in contact with. Our menu "Amazing" your staff was on top of everything all night. We will recommend Parkway Banquets to everyone we know. We will never forget your service and how much it meant to our perfect day.
Many Blessings,
Thank you so much for catering and helping us to make our wedding day the happiest day of our lives. When our original Read more...
Thank you so much for catering and helping us to make our wedding day the happiest day of our lives. When our original caterer closed shop 2 months before our wedding leaving us without, you jumped right in and repeatedly told us " Don't worry about anything, all that matters is you have the wedding of your dreams" and that's exactly what you provided. We are so happy we met you and will always count you as one of our lifetime friends from that day on. You are one of the most genuine and caring people in the world. A God given gift you truly have been blessed with and you use it to brighten the lives of everyone you come in contact with. Our menu "Amazing" your staff was on top of everything all night. We will recommend Parkway Banquets to everyone we know. We will never forget your service and how much it meant to our perfect day.
Many Blessings, Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great service and advice on what to expect.
Great service and advice on what to expect.
Great service and advice on what to expect. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Scott
Wedding:
8/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Upon beginning our search for a reception venue, my Wife and I wanted a place that was scenic, welcoming, spacious, and affordable. Luckily for us, we went for a visit to "Parkway by the Lake" in Ingleside, Illinois.

We met with Jerry, who's the owner of the establishment. Right off the bat, he made us feel welcome and special. He worked with us and made sure we were 100% happy and comfortable with each decision we had to make.

From the first few minutes of being there, it was clear that this WAS the place my Wife and I wanted our reception at.

Our choice was a no-brainer, really.

Jerry and his staff put in 110% effort on our wedding/reception night this past August, and helped make our special day that much more fun and memorable.

If anyone reading this is ever thinking about using "Parkway by the Lake" for anything, especially a wedding reception, I say STOP thinking and go with this fine place. You won't regret it.

Jerry and his staff are top notch, professional, fun, and nice people.

I'll forever be thankful to "Parkway" and to Jerry for all he did for my Wife and I.

It was truly the "Party by the Lake."

- Mr. and Mrs. Keena
Upon beginning our search for a reception venue, my Wife and I wanted a place that was scenic, welcoming, spacious, and Read more...
Upon beginning our search for a reception venue, my Wife and I wanted a place that was scenic, welcoming, spacious, and affordable. Luckily for us, we went for a visit to "Parkway by the Lake" in Ingleside, Illinois.

We met with Jerry, who's the owner of the establishment. Right off the bat, he made us feel welcome and special. He worked with us and made sure we were 100% happy and comfortable with each decision we had to make.

From the first few minutes of being there, it was clear that this WAS the place my Wife and I wanted our reception at.

Our choice was a no-brainer, really.

Jerry and his staff put in 110% effort on our wedding/reception night this past August, and helped make our special day that much more fun and memorable.

If anyone reading this is ever thinking about using "Parkway by the Lake" for anything, especially a wedding reception, I say STOP thinking and go with this fine place. You won't regret it.

Jerry and his staff are top notch, professional, fun, and nice people.

I'll forever be thankful to "Parkway" and to Jerry for all he did for my Wife and I.

It was truly the "Party by the Lake."

- Mr. and Mrs. Keena Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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LeAnne
Wedding:
7/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Check out Parkway Banquets before going anywhere else. They are a full service facility and will make your wedding day exactly how you dreamed it would be. They do everything from start to finish and eliminate the possible stress a wedding can cause.
Check out Parkway Banquets before going anywhere else. They are a full service facility and will make your wedding day Read more...
Check out Parkway Banquets before going anywhere else. They are a full service facility and will make your wedding day exactly how you dreamed it would be. They do everything from start to finish and eliminate the possible stress a wedding can cause. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Christy
Wedding:
7/17/2015
5.0/5.0
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
I do not have enough GOOD things to say about Jerry and Parkway Banquets! He made the whole experience of planning our Read more...
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 Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Erica
Wedding:
6/21/2015
5.0/5.0
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. Despite a mishap with our DJ (which was completely our DJ's fault), 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
We hosted our wedding at Parkway in 06/2015. It was absolutely perfect. Every step of the way, Jerry held our hand, pushed Read more...
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. Despite a mishap with our DJ (which was completely our DJ's fault), 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 Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Kathy
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Our wedding will never be forgotten by friends or family because of Parkway Banquets. Besides the fact that they made every step of planning extremely easy and convenient, all of our guests raved about the food! My husband and I lived an hour from the venue, but Jerry always made communication open and simple. I still can not believe all the amazing things we had/did at our wedding for such a great cost! I now recommend Parkway to all of my friends who are recently engaged.
Our wedding will never be forgotten by friends or family because of Parkway Banquets. Besides the fact that they made Read more...
Our wedding will never be forgotten by friends or family because of Parkway Banquets. Besides the fact that they made every step of planning extremely easy and convenient, all of our guests raved about the food! My husband and I lived an hour from the venue, but Jerry always made communication open and simple. I still can not believe all the amazing things we had/did at our wedding for such a great cost! I now recommend Parkway to all of my friends who are recently engaged. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Excellent vendor very helpful!!
Excellent vendor very helpful!!
Excellent vendor very helpful!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Bryan
Wedding:
2/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Jerry and the staff at Parkway Banquets were a blessing to us for our big day!! We looked at many venues and were very frustrated, when we came across Parkway's information on The Knot. It seemed like a good fit, and very much in line with what we were seeking-a one-stop location for the ceremony and reception, catering and decorations included, plus some scenic places for photos. After meeting with Jerry, we had no doubt this was the place! He gave us many options for the room set up, menus, decorations, etc. He was straightforward without being pushy, made suggestions without detracting us from our vision of our wedding day. The organization and support of Jerry, Michelle, Cathy and the staff were invaluable to us. They were supportive, encouraging, helpful and overall wonderful. I would absolutely go to Parkway first for an important event. Many thanks to the staff for everything!!
Jerry and the staff at Parkway Banquets were a blessing to us for our big day!! We looked at many venues and were very Read more...
Jerry and the staff at Parkway Banquets were a blessing to us for our big day!! We looked at many venues and were very frustrated, when we came across Parkway's information on The Knot. It seemed like a good fit, and very much in line with what we were seeking-a one-stop location for the ceremony and reception, catering and decorations included, plus some scenic places for photos. After meeting with Jerry, we had no doubt this was the place! He gave us many options for the room set up, menus, decorations, etc. He was straightforward without being pushy, made suggestions without detracting us from our vision of our wedding day. The organization and support of Jerry, Michelle, Cathy and the staff were invaluable to us. They were supportive, encouraging, helpful and overall wonderful. I would absolutely go to Parkway first for an important event. Many thanks to the staff for everything!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Marjorie
Wedding:
11/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough positive things about our experience with Parkway Banquets. It is a very stressful time when you are planning a wedding and the Parkway made everything wonderful for all of us. Jerry handled every detail with such proffesionalism and care. We were able to enjoy yhe wedding to the fullest extent and had no worries what so ever. All the guests raved about the food and the service they recieved. There was no waiting for drinks, food or dancing. If you want a wedding planner, go to the Parkway, they do it all...in style!!
We can't say enough positive things about our experience with Parkway Banquets. It is a very stressful time when you are Read more...
We can't say enough positive things about our experience with Parkway Banquets. It is a very stressful time when you are planning a wedding and the Parkway made everything wonderful for all of us. Jerry handled every detail with such proffesionalism and care. We were able to enjoy yhe wedding to the fullest extent and had no worries what so ever. All the guests raved about the food and the service they recieved. There was no waiting for drinks, food or dancing. If you want a wedding planner, go to the Parkway, they do it all...in style!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

DEALS

Friday & Sunday Discounts
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store   $1,500 Value
Booking with Parkway Banquets on a Friday or Sunday gives you a choice of TWO 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 Brides Fantasy Package) Please note: The value of the discounted Deal you choose can and will change depending on the package you choose and the number of guests you are planning to have attend your event.
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Free bridal shower if you book any "Ultimate" Package!
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Redeem In-Store   $750 Value
Use Parkway Banquet facility for a FREE bridal shower when you book any one of our 'Ultimate' wedding packages!
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