The Peoria Zoo

2218 N Prospect Road, McClure and Prospect in Glen Oak Park, Peoria, IL
Max Capacity: 200 people
The new addition at The Peoria Zoo, sits on 14 acres adjacent to the historical zoo. We can now accommodate 200 guests for your indoor function, or 1200 guests when weather permits. Many wedding ceremonies and receptions have used our space since opening in 2009.
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Amenities
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1200
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 2
  • Special Features: Beautiful views of African Animal Exhibit and surrounding zoo. Building is large and round with vaulted ceilings, large windows, fireplace, and kitchen.Also has spaces for outdoor events. Located near Luthy Botanical Gardens for your convenience.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 4,000
Serving the Peoria, IL Area
Capacity: 225  
$2,000-$5,000 /event
EastPort Banquet & Meeting Center of East Peoria is designed to be the perfect location for your wedding, social or corporate event! Positioned on the IL River, Eastport is highlighted by a beautiful view of the Peoria skyline. Adorned with a charming mixture of traditional and contemporary amenities and a natural nautical landscape, this facility is perfect for your next special occasion or wedding reception. Host a large gathering in the main room; an intimate event in our private room; or a family picnic on the outdoor deck overlooking the Illinois River. Whether it’s your wedding ceremony, wedding reception, a company meeting, or your high school reunion, EastPort Banquet & Meeting Center’s professional and courteous staff will attend to your every need.
Serving the Peoria, IL Area
Capacity: 350  
$300-$2,000 /event
The Old Rugged Barn is central Illinois’ newest barn event venue just outside Towanda IL. We are ideally located within minutes of Bloomington-Normal, historic Rt 66 and the Interstate. We can do just about any occasion you wish to celebrate. The Barn has its prominent place on our small 3.5 farmstead which provides ample parking and space for outdoor activities. The original barn was built about 1920 and we put on an addition 2016. The main level now has 2400 sq ft and the loft has 1000 with a center opening. Capacity is listed as 350, but that varies with the arrangement of furnishings and type of event for which the space is used. The barn is heated so rentals are available year around. We have 2 new ADA oversized bathrooms inside the barn. We look forward to helping you with your special day! We can suggest caterers, DJs, decorators, photographers, florists, and more. You are welcome to do your own thing with prior approval of barn owner. We have plenty of cool and quirky things to include in your photos. There are 5 professionally painted murals on the out buildings done by Scott Hagan the Barn Artist from eastern OH. In addition there are 17 barn quilts each of which has special significance. And who builds a caboose around the propane tank?! Planning ahead is always a good idea. If you have a specific date in mind, contact us right away. Come take a peek, discuss your ideas, and put a deposit to reserve your date.