Weddings and Other Rentals
Peoria Park District has facilities available for your wedding or reception, as well as special events, rehearsals, showers, family reunions, proms, homecomings, class reunions, etc. Contact the number listed for each facility below.
Camp Wokanda offers rentals for weddings, receptions, special events, day camps, family or group camping, and social gatherings. The camp, complete with dining hall, cabins, program buildings and tent camping sites, offers rental options seven days a week.
Call 309-579-2157 for more information.
Forest Park Nature Center
Our beautiful “A” frame building adds rustic charm to events at an affordable price. With seating for up to 80 people plus audio-visual equipment, rentals start at $30/hour with a minimum of three hours.
Call 309-686-3360 for more information.
Franciscan Recreation Complex
Clubs, groups and families can rent out any part or all of FRC for meetings, showers, weddings or other special events. Fees will vary depending on attendance and the length of the event. Our large carpeted room features an attached kitchen and 8-foot tables with chairs.
Call 309-677-6705 for more information.
The Gateway Building has become Peoria’s premiere facility, located directly on the RiverFront. It houses two rooms specifically designed for a variety of uses. The Grand Ballroom holds a maximum of 290 guests banquet style, or 440 guests theater style. The full-length walkout balcony offers an array of views along the beautiful Illinois River. The second floor seats up to 90 guests banquet style, or 140 guests theater style.
Call 309-494-6713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment!
Glen Oak Amphitheatre
Looking for an outdoor space to host your next concert, fundraiser, or special event? The beautiful scenery around the Glen Oak Amphitheatre, combined with affordable rental rates, makes it a wonderful choice! With a full sound system, three-tier stage, park bench seating for more than 500 people, and lawn seating for many more, we can help make your event stand out. We even have a concession stand to help feed all those hungry visitors!
Billie McKenzie, Coordinator of Leisure Services
Peoria Park District
2218 N. Prospect
Peoria, IL 61603
Lakeview Recreation Center
Lakeview Recreation Center features several opportunities for your group’s next event or outing including a gymnasium with two basketball courts (wood floor) and three carpeted multi-purpose rooms varying in size. Fees will vary depending on space, event type and length.
Call for more information: 309-681-2867 or 309-681-2866.
Luthy Botanical Garden
You can select one of six areas for your event: the Conservatory, an indoor venue that can accommodate up to 75 people; Woodland Garden, Crab Apple Cove, Wildlife Garden, The Learning Circle or The Rose Garden, all located outside. Some areas are able to accommodate up to 300 people. Evening weddings are available during our three annual floral shows (Lily, Chrysanthemum and Poinsettia Shows). Dates vary year-to-year, so please confirm.
Call 309-681-3507 for details or stop by the Garden Shop for more information.
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The Noble Center, located in Lakeview Park, has meeting space for receptions, anniversaries, showers, and small conferences.
The large assembly room features a stage and can seat 200 at tables or 300 theatre style.
Call Alex Larson, 309-688-3667 ext. 1262, for details.
Zambezi Lodge at Peoria Zoo
Invite a lion to your wedding or have a zebra at your class reunion. The Zambezi Lodge and Village at the Peoria Zoo is the perfect venue for your Central Illinois event, whether it is an elegant wedding, family picnic, fundraiser, or corporate event.
From the comfort of the indoor lodge or the open-air shelter in the village, you and your guests will have an unbelievable view of rhinoceros and giraffe roaming under the watchful eye of the majestic lions. The Zambezi River Lodge at the Peoria Zoo seats up to 200 and the guest list can be expanded by using the adjacent open-air Village. Dine while viewing the animals of the Africa savanna: rhinoceros, zebras, giraffe, lions and more. Then dance under the stars using the state-of-art sound system.
Let us entertain you and your guests at the most unique venue in Peoria!
Call 309-681-3519 to arrange your tour today.
Proctor Center has an auditorium, two gyms, a full kitchen and a stage with plenty of tables and chairs. Prices range from $20-$50 an hour with free set up time. Deposit must be made 1 week in advance.
Call 309-673-9183 or click here for more information.
Book your next event at the RiverPlex! We have several different areas to choose from:
CLASSROOMS: The RiverPlex offers three expandable classrooms with seating for up to 120 people, providing a nice escape from the office for off-site meetings or programs. Tables, chairs and kitchen access are available. Rates range from $25-$75/ hour.
THE ARENA: With 18,000 square feet, the arena includes three basketball courts with partitions, bleachers with seating for up to 300, accessible restrooms and locker rooms, as well as two separate entrances. Hourly rates depend on group size and range from $60/hour per court to $165/hour for the full Arena.
Call 309-282-1700 for more information.
Sommer Park is the ideal setting for your group’s outing, whether it’s a wedding, company picnic or family reunion. Enjoy a rural, peaceful atmosphere within the city with open space to have a fire to cook your own hotdogs and s’mores. Groups may obtain permission to supply their own beer and wine.
Fees (per person) $2.25
Children ages 5-10 $1.05
Children 4 and under Free
Minimums apply depending on rental area. Call to learn about our Prairie Shelter, Woodland Shelter, Porch, Fire Circle or Schoolhouse/Chapel.
Call Tom at 309-691-8423 for more information or click here.
This ADA accessible hall holds 100 people. Hall is on second floor; ramped access is provided from the front of the facility. Designated parking spaces are available in the facility lot. Doors leading into the hall from the ramped access are 28 inches wide. Restrooms are accessible. Long tables and folding chairs are provided. No alcoholic beverages permitted. Facility has air conditioning. Arrival and departure time must be preset. Prior permission is necessary for decorations.
Call 309-682-1200 for rental information.