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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

Rated as the Best Reception site in Lake and McHenry County by the knot.com and thewedding channel.com, we can offer every couple the most picturesque setting with the best in food and... Read more
Rated as the Best Reception site in Lake and McHenry County by the knot.com and thewedding channel.com, we can offer every couple the most picturesque setting with the best in food and value to every bride and groom. Located right on the lake on the north shore of beautiful Long Lake in unincorporated Lake County, we are completely surrounded by huge picture windows offering you and your guests the most fantastic view of the lake and surrounding forest preserve. With our outstanding reputation for the best in food and location, we are the ONLY location in Lake and McHenry County that can host BOTH your ceremony AND reception and still have the no stress, no worry, no headache for the bride of having to wonder about the weather. Our huge outdoor tent provides you and your guests the comfort of not having to stress out about the weather. With comfortable white folding chairs and the most beautiful hanging flower baskets all around our ceremony area, most brides find they do not need to purchase any additonal flowers for their ceremony area....we provide them for you!
We take great pride in offering you the best in location, food, and service WITHOUT THE ADDITIONAL COSTS. We provide premium liquor and beer at NO ADDITONAL COST TO YOU,..... NO FACILITY RENTAL FEE, ....NO CAKE CUTTING FEE, ....NO BARTENDER FEE, .....NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR COLORED LINENS,...we only host ONE EVENT AT A TIME, we offer buffet OR sit down dinner AT THE SAME PRICE!!! With most of our competition, many to most of these charges and fees are added on to your total adding as much as $7-$10 per person or more to your costs. Give us a call and see why brides continue to rate Parkway By The Lake as Lake and McHenry County's BEST WEDDING RECEPTION SITE year after year. Give us a call, and let's see how we can create an affordable package to make this the day you always dreamed about!! Read less

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Cajun, Chinese, Italian, Latin American, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
yes we offer individual or we also do Open House nights where we offer food tastings
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
yes we work with several of the areas best bakeries to plan the cake of your dreams
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
we DO NOT have a cake cutting fee
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
fuklly licensed, fully insured
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
no outside alcohol allowed
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
yes we can also provide linen rentals for events not scheduled for our location
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
we provide an excellent professional staff to handle all of your needs and to make your event worry and stress free for you
What is your maximum catering capacity?
300

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1990
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Nautical, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
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?
100
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?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
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
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1990
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
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?
100
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?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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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
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about how perfect my wedding day was because of Jerry, the staff at Parkway, and Jerry's recommended vendors. I was a VERY organized and picky bride, but Jerry didn't let that phase him. He gave me 150% of what I asked for (extra, high end food at the buffet? Yes sir!)

Every single one of my guests made a point to tell me that it was the best and most fun wedding they have ever attended! Thank you Jerry!
I cannot say enough about how perfect my wedding day was because of Jerry, the staff at Parkway, and Jerry's recommended Read more...
I cannot say enough about how perfect my wedding day was because of Jerry, the staff at Parkway, and Jerry's recommended vendors. I was a VERY organized and picky bride, but Jerry didn't let that phase him. He gave me 150% of what I asked for (extra, high end food at the buffet? Yes sir!)

Every single one of my guests made a point to tell me that it was the best and most fun wedding they have ever attended! Thank you Jerry! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Eduardo
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Was a great place to have a wedding, Jerry did an amazing job with the whole situation. Would recommend to anyone in the future!
Was a great place to have a wedding, Jerry did an amazing job with the whole situation. Would recommend to anyone in the Read more...
Was a great place to have a wedding, Jerry did an amazing job with the whole situation. Would recommend to anyone in the future! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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John
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
This could not have been better. Jerry the owner did such an awesome job making our night special. He and the entire staff were very accommodating to everything and very professional.

The venue is awesome over looking a semi-private lake (very little boating traffic). This made for some great pictures especially as the sun set over the lake. There is an attached tent accessed through double doors which he offered us at no charge to have our wedding ceremony in if needed at the last minute in-case our plans for a backyard ceremony were spoiled by the weather. Inside the bar, seating, bathrooms, and bridal room are all wonderful. And the dance floor was perfect size even with an 8 piece band. They have lots of center piece options for the tables and up lighting surrounding the room with colors to choose from to set the tone for your event.

The food... OMG. We had sooo many compliments on the food. We did buffet style which I was a little skeptical about at first but it was definitely the right choice. The prime rib roast was unbelievable and Jerry (the owner) was right there at the end of the buffet slicing it. Nice big slices too.

They offer various packages to pick from. All packages included a wedding cake that we ordered from a local bakery called Touch of Sweets and again the owner there was great to work with. We also had the photo booth which is operated by an outside vendor and it was so much fun for our guests.

Jerry is definitely doing things right, working with the right outside vendors to make Parkway the best venue for a wedding. We cannot say enough positive things about it. Thank You Jerry!!!!

John & Bernadette
This could not have been better. Jerry the owner did such an awesome job making our night special. He and the entire staff Read more...
This could not have been better. Jerry the owner did such an awesome job making our night special. He and the entire staff were very accommodating to everything and very professional.

The venue is awesome over looking a semi-private lake (very little boating traffic). This made for some great pictures especially as the sun set over the lake. There is an attached tent accessed through double doors which he offered us at no charge to have our wedding ceremony in if needed at the last minute in-case our plans for a backyard ceremony were spoiled by the weather. Inside the bar, seating, bathrooms, and bridal room are all wonderful. And the dance floor was perfect size even with an 8 piece band. They have lots of center piece options for the tables and up lighting surrounding the room with colors to choose from to set the tone for your event.

The food... OMG. We had sooo many compliments on the food. We did buffet style which I was a little skeptical about at first but it was definitely the right choice. The prime rib roast was unbelievable and Jerry (the owner) was right there at the end of the buffet slicing it. Nice big slices too.

They offer various packages to pick from. All packages included a wedding cake that we ordered from a local bakery called Touch of Sweets and again the owner there was great to work with. We also had the photo booth which is operated by an outside vendor and it was so much fun for our guests.

Jerry is definitely doing things right, working with the right outside vendors to make Parkway the best venue for a wedding. We cannot say enough positive things about it. Thank You Jerry!!!!

John & Bernadette Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Genevieve
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved this wedding venue! Jerry is so knowledgeable and helpful during the entire wedding process. Up until the week before my wedding I had co-workers and family members calling me "the calmest bride they've ever seen." Why? Because I had nothing to worry about! Parkway provided the linens, the centerpieces, the food, and he works with so many DJs, photographers, and hotels that finding everything I needed for my wedding was a breeze!
At our wedding we had over 200 people and we paid for our wedding what my friends have paid for only having 100 guests or less at other venues. Plus, every guest raved about the food (which is delicious), the dessert table (gorgeous), the open bar (the bartenders were amazing) and the overall atmosphere of the place!
Jerry and his staff are so great at what they do they can adjust really quickly and easily to any situation. I had accidentally told Jerry that our guests would be arriving a half hour later than what I had put on the invitation. Not an issue...when our guests starting arriving a half our early the place was set up, people were ready, and Jerry and his staff welcomed them with open arms!
Finally, Parkway is located right along Long Lake so outside pictures are incredible! I just received my prints the other day and Jerry has a beautiful rock setting right in front of the lake. It makes for some very memorable moments.
I would recommend Parkway to any bride I meet. My day was amazing not just because it was my wedding, but because I was 100% confident in Jerry and his staff to provide a great experience for me, my husband, and our guests.
I loved this wedding venue! Jerry is so knowledgeable and helpful during the entire wedding process. Up until the week Read more...
I loved this wedding venue! Jerry is so knowledgeable and helpful during the entire wedding process. Up until the week before my wedding I had co-workers and family members calling me "the calmest bride they've ever seen." Why? Because I had nothing to worry about! Parkway provided the linens, the centerpieces, the food, and he works with so many DJs, photographers, and hotels that finding everything I needed for my wedding was a breeze!
At our wedding we had over 200 people and we paid for our wedding what my friends have paid for only having 100 guests or less at other venues. Plus, every guest raved about the food (which is delicious), the dessert table (gorgeous), the open bar (the bartenders were amazing) and the overall atmosphere of the place!
Jerry and his staff are so great at what they do they can adjust really quickly and easily to any situation. I had accidentally told Jerry that our guests would be arriving a half hour later than what I had put on the invitation. Not an issue...when our guests starting arriving a half our early the place was set up, people were ready, and Jerry and his staff welcomed them with open arms!
Finally, Parkway is located right along Long Lake so outside pictures are incredible! I just received my prints the other day and Jerry has a beautiful rock setting right in front of the lake. It makes for some very memorable moments.
I would recommend Parkway to any bride I meet. My day was amazing not just because it was my wedding, but because I was 100% confident in Jerry and his staff to provide a great experience for me, my husband, and our guests. Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Jerry is a awesome owner, Great organizer,no doubt choose Parkway by the Lake. Your in great hands, beautiful surroundings, and great food/cake!
Jerry is a awesome owner, Great organizer,no doubt choose Parkway by the Lake. Your in great hands, beautiful Read more...
Jerry is a awesome owner, Great organizer,no doubt choose Parkway by the Lake. Your in great hands, beautiful surroundings, and great food/cake! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Bethany
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Parkway. The price is more than reasonable. There were no hidden fees. My guests didn't have to travel from the ceremony to the reception because it is all right there. Everyone there knew exactly what they were doing. The staff was phenomenal! Michelle kept me calm and made sure I was taken care of every step of the way. Jerry, the owner, took care of everything and went above and beyond. There was a little boy with autism in our family. We noticed he wasn't eating. I found out that evening that the only thing he will eat is chicken strips and hamburgers. Jerry was right on top of the situation! He made him a plain hamburger so he could eat dinner and participate. And boy did he have a great time. All of my guests left happy and with tummies full of delicious food. I would recommend this venue to anyone who is having any type of event. My new husband and I were VERY impressed with all of the personal touches and care taken to ensure everything ran smoothly. We had the fantastic four. The benefit of going with Jerry's recommended vendors (aside from the great price and value) is that they have all worked together before and your wedding/event will flow much better because they all communicate with each other during your ceremony to keep it running smoothly. If you go with Parkway (and you should) you should definitely go with his recommended vendors. Sharrett Studios did our photography and they do an amazing job. Double Trouble was our DJ and they personalized the ceremony and read the crowd. We even had an impromptu performance of "Bohemian Rhapsody" that brought the house down. Our party was jumpin! Reverend Kauffman did the ceremony and he made it very animated and special to us. It felt as if he'd known us for years. On top of it all, the price is INCREDIBLY reasonable. If you book with Parkway and you didn't have a good time or you left hungry, it was you own fault. Our wedding was a dream and better than I could have ever imagined!!
We had our wedding at Parkway. The price is more than reasonable. There were no hidden fees. My guests didn't have to Read more...
We had our wedding at Parkway. The price is more than reasonable. There were no hidden fees. My guests didn't have to travel from the ceremony to the reception because it is all right there. Everyone there knew exactly what they were doing. The staff was phenomenal! Michelle kept me calm and made sure I was taken care of every step of the way. Jerry, the owner, took care of everything and went above and beyond. There was a little boy with autism in our family. We noticed he wasn't eating. I found out that evening that the only thing he will eat is chicken strips and hamburgers. Jerry was right on top of the situation! He made him a plain hamburger so he could eat dinner and participate. And boy did he have a great time. All of my guests left happy and with tummies full of delicious food. I would recommend this venue to anyone who is having any type of event. My new husband and I were VERY impressed with all of the personal touches and care taken to ensure everything ran smoothly. We had the fantastic four. The benefit of going with Jerry's recommended vendors (aside from the great price and value) is that they have all worked together before and your wedding/event will flow much better because they all communicate with each other during your ceremony to keep it running smoothly. If you go with Parkway (and you should) you should definitely go with his recommended vendors. Sharrett Studios did our photography and they do an amazing job. Double Trouble was our DJ and they personalized the ceremony and read the crowd. We even had an impromptu performance of "Bohemian Rhapsody" that brought the house down. Our party was jumpin! Reverend Kauffman did the ceremony and he made it very animated and special to us. It felt as if he'd known us for years. On top of it all, the price is INCREDIBLY reasonable. If you book with Parkway and you didn't have a good time or you left hungry, it was you own fault. Our wedding was a dream and better than I could have ever imagined!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Jerry is amazing. You can tell this man has done this many times! He will make your night the best it can be! Food is great. My family wants the recipe for everything d
Jerry is amazing. You can tell this man has done this many times! He will make your night the best it can be! Food is Read more...
Jerry is amazing. You can tell this man has done this many times! He will make your night the best it can be! Food is great. My family wants the recipe for everything d Read less
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Randy
Wedding:
5/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Great experience. Exceeded expectations. Would recommend to anyone
Great experience. Exceeded expectations. Would recommend to anyone
Great experience. Exceeded expectations. Would recommend to anyone Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone and everyone! I really put all of my trust in Jerry and he blew away all of my expectations!
First of all, he has an amazing memory. I would call him up and he would remember exactly who I was, even though I know he has at least two weddings every week. He was very accommodating throughout the whole wedding process. He even recommended other vendors (especially our amazing DJ!)
During the rehearsal, he took control and helped organize our large bridal party and my aunt who was officiating her first wedding. He made me feel very confident for the next day.
On the day of the wedding, me and the bridesmaids got there SUPER early to get ready in the bridal room. Jerry was very accommodating, and all of the tables and decorations were set up before we even got there (and I know he had a wedding the night before).
Before the ceremony, the bartender (AKA the bride whisperer) came into my dressing room to calm me down and talk me through the whole process. She even talked to my dad and myself to calm our nerves right before walking down the aisle. She was AMAZING and I am so thankful for her! She even took care of the groom and I the whole night. She kept checking on us to make sure we were doing ok.
During the ceremony, one of our bridesmaids daughters was screaming in the front row, so Jerry swooped up and took her to one of the staff members to play with. It was amazing and completely unexpected. He organized the whole thing and talked us through the whole process.
We had some chaos with our photographer, and Jerry helped manage her and help to make things run a little smoother.
It was very obvious that Jerry is a pro at this! He even had wet, warm washcloths for us "in case" we smashed cake in each other's faces.
He went above and beyond and truly made the night amazing! He had to deal with a lot of my crazy family drama, but he did it graciously! He even packed doggy bags of the FABULOUS food for us. Thanks Jerry!!
I HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone and everyone! I really put all of my trust in Jerry and he blew away all of my Read more...
I HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone and everyone! I really put all of my trust in Jerry and he blew away all of my expectations!
First of all, he has an amazing memory. I would call him up and he would remember exactly who I was, even though I know he has at least two weddings every week. He was very accommodating throughout the whole wedding process. He even recommended other vendors (especially our amazing DJ!)
During the rehearsal, he took control and helped organize our large bridal party and my aunt who was officiating her first wedding. He made me feel very confident for the next day.
On the day of the wedding, me and the bridesmaids got there SUPER early to get ready in the bridal room. Jerry was very accommodating, and all of the tables and decorations were set up before we even got there (and I know he had a wedding the night before).
Before the ceremony, the bartender (AKA the bride whisperer) came into my dressing room to calm me down and talk me through the whole process. She even talked to my dad and myself to calm our nerves right before walking down the aisle. She was AMAZING and I am so thankful for her! She even took care of the groom and I the whole night. She kept checking on us to make sure we were doing ok.
During the ceremony, one of our bridesmaids daughters was screaming in the front row, so Jerry swooped up and took her to one of the staff members to play with. It was amazing and completely unexpected. He organized the whole thing and talked us through the whole process.
We had some chaos with our photographer, and Jerry helped manage her and help to make things run a little smoother.
It was very obvious that Jerry is a pro at this! He even had wet, warm washcloths for us "in case" we smashed cake in each other's faces.
He went above and beyond and truly made the night amazing! He had to deal with a lot of my crazy family drama, but he did it graciously! He even packed doggy bags of the FABULOUS food for us. Thanks Jerry!! Read less
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