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  • 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

    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. Did you know you can rent THE WHOLE CAMP for ONE GREAT PRICE? Call for pricing information.

    Call 309-579-2157 for more information.

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    Gateway Building

    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 [email protected] to set up an appointment!

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    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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    Noble Center

    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 Kevin Davis, 309-688-3667 for details.

    Sommer Park

    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.

    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.

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