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Many people 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 or next to wild animals, 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.

Step back in time and make your wedding memorable. Contact us at or 309-691-6295.

Celebrate the special day in a rustic way…The Schoolhouse is perfect for a wedding, complete with the sound of the antique bell. Natural landscape and historic buildings enhance the special day.

Large covered shelter ideal for a reception in a quaint setting. The Prairie Shelter allows self-catering, alcohol and offers a large playground to entertain children attending reception.

The Luthy Botanical Garden features a variety of unique settings, and one is sure to be perfect for your wedding or party. Whether you celebrate among the lush foliage of the Conservatory, the modern feel of the Learning Center Amphitheater, or amid the tranquil sounds of our sparkling fountain in the Rose Garden, you are sure to create an event remembered for its beauty and distinction. Contact us at or 309-681-3507.

ROSE GARDEN – Capacity 300
WOODLAND GARDEN – Capacity 200
LEARNING CENTER – Capacity 125+
CONSERVATORY – Capacity 75, Evenings Only
GAZEBO – Capacity 20

Have a creative and unique venue your guests will remember! Contact us at or 309-681-3507.

Located right next to Luthy Botanical Garden inside the Peoria Zoo, the Zambezi River Lodge is a premier facility that offers a cathedral ceiling, thatched roof, and exposed timber construction. Optional to add with the lodge is the outside village/Rondavel, as well as adding the African animals on exhibit privately for your guests.

Located just outside the Zambezi River Lodge, this Outdoor, open-air rondavel is equipped with a sound System and lighting, making this the perfect setting for a DJ or live entertainment and dancing. The Lodge and Rondavel together make for a spacious and scenic location for any type of event.

The perfect natural settings for your outdoor event. Contact us at or 309-579-2157.

DINNING HALLCapacity 250
Perfect for an indoor/outdoor reception, this large facility includes a wood dance floor, large kitchen, restrooms, cabin, tables, chairs, benches, and an outdoor fire ring.

OA LODGE Capacity 75
A quaint, rustic building with high wood walls and ceilings and two wood stoves. Kitchen use, restrooms, chairs, benches and 8ft. tables (10) are included in the rental.

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