Many women (and men!) have been dreaming about their weddings since they were children… if you’re ready to stop dreaming and start planning, the Peoria Park District is here to make your dream a reality. The Park District has many facilities that make great wedding ceremony and reception venues.
Whether you have been dreaming of getting married in a beautiful garden setting, in rustic nature, next to wild animals, or on the Riverfront, the Park District has a venue for you! Whatever venue you choose, our talented staff can help set the scene for the wedding of your dreams.
For more information about our wedding venues, please click here or on any of the weddings buttons below.
If you are looking for a great facility for your group’s next camping outing, look no further! Acquired from W.D. Boyce Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Camp Wokanda encompasses over 300 acres of woodland area with a lake for fishing and various camping amenities. Whether you like to rough it or camp with a little more comfort, Camp Wokanda will fit the bill! Within the Camp there is a dining hall, sleeping cabins, program buildings, and more. The Camp also offers programming such as naturalist tours and environmental educations for interested groups.
Wokanda is a great location for a family reunion, wedding or simply a weekend unplugged.
Whether you are planning your dream wedding or a fun event for your business, the Gateway Building on the Peoria Riverfront has you covered! The Gateway Building has various rooms available to rent that can accommodate guest lists of up to 290 people. The Gateway Building’s exclusive list of caterers will make your event planning easy and tasty!
Whether you love to garden or just appreciate the beauty of various flora from around the globe, Luthy Botanical Garden is the spot for you. Spread across over 5 acres in Glen Oak Park, Luthy is home to a tropical conservatory, a theme garden, and seasonal shows, including the Poinsettia Show throughout November and December. The sprawling garden is also a beautiful background for weddings, showers, or your next corporate event! Photographers are always welcome at the Gardens – for fees and other information contact [email protected].
The Noble Center is not only home to the Peoria Park District’s administration offices, but also offers opportunities for rentals such as an auditorium with a stage–ideal for weddings and special events. It also houses the District’s Book Court and has meeting rooms that are used for fitness classes and other District programs.
- Birthday Parties
- Day Camps
- Picnic Table(s)
- Public Restrooms
The Peoria RiverFront really does have something for everyone, especially during the summer season! The Peoria Park District is excited that the RiverFront has become a prime location for outdoor concerts, festivals, and gatherings. Come explore one of the many cultural festivals held on the Riverfront, from Mardi Gras in May to Soul Fest to Erin Feis! Whatever fits your fancy, the RiverFront is sure to have something fun for you and your family or friends this summer.
- Picnic Table(s)
- Public Restrooms
- Special Events
- Trails / Hiking
Lions and tigers and giraffes, oh my! The Peoria Park District is proud to have the Peoria Zoo as one of the great facilities available to people of all ages who live, work, and play in Peoria. The Zoo is home to unique animals from all over the world and is open to the public 360 days a year. Even during the winter, animal lovers can visit the Zoo to see Amur tigers and Sichuan takins frolicking in the snow! The Zoo also offers many neat behind-the-scene tours and is a great place to host birthday parties, weddings, and corporate events.
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Sommer Farm is a use-by-reservation/rental/special events/wedding facility with a focus on Living History & Environmental Education. The 320-acre site offers private picnics and outings for groups of up to 1000, primarily April through November. The park also features a teams course.