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Meeting Planner Guide

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General Information 28 Accommodations with Meeting Space
31 All Accommodations
4 Peoria Area Summary 36 Golf
5 Peoria Area CVB Services 38 County Map

Convention & Expo Venues

8 Peoria Civic Center
14 Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
15 Courtyard by Marriott Peoria Downtown
16 Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center
17 Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino
18 Holiday Inn & Suites
19 Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
20 Peoria Riverfront Musuem
21 Caterpillar Visitors Center
22 Packard Plaza

The Gateway Building
23 The Waterhouse

Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center
24 Peoria Zoo

Exposition (Expo) Gardens
25 Three Sister’s Park

Five Points Washington
26 Avanti’s Dome

Wildlife Prairie Park
27 Best Western Ashland House & Conference Center

Bureau County Metro Center

© The Official Peoria Area Meeting & Event Planners Guide covers the eight-county region of Bureau, Fulton, Marshall, Mason, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford 3
and is published annually by the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (PACVB). The entire contents of this guide are copyrighted for 2015. Reproduction or
use of the editorial content without written permission is strictly prohibited. Information in this guide was provided by the individual organizations listed herein.
The PACVB makes every effort to provide accurate information but assumes no responsibility for changes, omissions or updates not provided to the PACVB, thus
schedules and prices provided herein are subject to change without notice. Businesses and organizations listed in this guide are members of the PACVB.


We have the best of the Midwest in the vibrant Peoria Area and its numerous surrounding
communities. The cities of Peoria and East Peoria boast a riverside downtown with hotels,
dining, shopping, festivals, nightlife and culture - providing plenty of options for fun! Our
picturesque outlying towns are bursting with natural beauty, stimulating experiences, a
variety of outdoor recreation hot spots, great entertainment, distinctive restaurants and
much more!
pFeLoYria Non-stop flights to 11 destinations

• Peoria Civic Center offers DIRECT Orlando-Sanford, Las Vegas, ginia
over 900,000 sq ft including Pheonix-Mesa , Punta Gorda,
all meeting rooms, exhibit halls, DRIVE TIME
pre-function space and arena St. Pete-Clearwater
• 2.5 hours from Chicago
and St. Louis Chicago, Dallas
• 4,500 hotel rooms
Atlanta, Detroit,

Chicago, Houston

• Peoria Riverfront Museum

• Caterpillar Visitors Center DRpIeVoEria Just a short drive on the national scenic byway or major interstates.
• Peoria International Airport
(PIA), offering non-stop flights Madison Milwaukee Quad Cities, IA 1.5 hrs.
to 11 destinations Chicago, IL 2.5 hrs.
• Shopping and dining at Quad 90 Detroit St. Louis, MO 2.5 hrs.
Shoppes at Grand Prairie, Indianapolis, IN 2.5 hrs.
Northwoods Mall, The Levee Cities Chicago Madison, WI 3.0 hrs.
District, East Court Village 4.0 hrs.
and countless specialty shops Des Moines 80 Des Moines, IA
Louisville, KY 4.5 hrs.
74 Peoria 57 Indianapolis Kansas City, MO 5.5 hrs.
Detroit, MI 5.5 hrs.
Area Nashville, TN 7.0 hrs.
7.5 hrs.
Kansas City 72 39 70
St. Louis 55





• Assistance with venue selection, housing and financial support

• Provide publicity on our website with a Calendar of Events entry

• Spread awareness of your event with a custom written press release

• Provide suggestions on speakers, places to visit and special events

• Offer Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (PACVB) welcome bags
and an information booth at your event to answer questions for visitors

• Provide an assortment of PACVB information including our Experience
Guide, brochures, dining options and coupons

• Assist in gathering volunteers for sporting events We’re here to help!
• Set-up local dignitary or PACVB staff member welcome
• On-site registration 456 Fulton Street, Suite 300
• Assist with post event wrap-up, tracking and impact Peoria, IL 61602

phone: 800.747.0302 | fax: 309.676.8470
[email protected] |



The Peoria Area boasts world-class convention and
expo centers, featuring the Peoria Civic Center –
located in downtown Peoria – as well as numerous
convention hotels and 4,000+ guest rooms.



Peoria Civic Center Contact

Central Illinois’ Premier Convention Center 201 S.W. Jefferson Ave.
Peoria, IL 61602
Skywalk Connects Civic Center to 400 Guest Rooms Phone: (309) 673-8900
Fax: (309) 673-9223
Walking distance from hundreds of area hotel rooms and home to numerous
entertainers, theater productions, trade shows and events makes the Peoria Civic
Center the main venue in downtown Peoria. This multi-purpose complex has a
glass arcade connecting the 11,330-seat arena, a 2,196-seat theater, 110,000 sq. ft. Quick Look
of continuous exhibit space, a 27,000-sq.-ft. ballroom, additional breakout rooms
(totaling 17,000 sq. ft.) and it’s connected to 400 hotel rooms by a climate-controlled Number of Meeting Rooms: 25
skywalk. Total Meeting Space: 900,000 sq. ft.
Largest Exhibit Space: 110,000 sq. ft.
The experienced staff will coordinate every aspect of your event. The Peoria Civic Theater Seating Capacity: 2,196
Center offers catering provided exclusively by SAVOR... Peoria. Your complete audio Arena Seating Capacity: 11,330
visual equipment needs, including an AV specialist, are available. The Peoria Civic
Center also features high-speed wireless internet, video streaming and video
conferencing throughout the facilities.


Peoria Civic Center

Exhibit Halls

The Peoria Civic Center is the largest exhibition facility in downstate Illinois. The 110,000-sq.-ft. Exhibit Hall is the size of two football fields
and can be divided into four halls with a ceiling height of 30’ to the beams. In addition, there is an experienced staff capable of handling
everything from technical services to catering.

Floor Space Utilities

Available space features concrete floors with unlimited In-floor electric, water, drain, telephone on a 30’ grid with
load capacity in Halls A, B and D and with limited restricted 120/208 volts of electricity and Wi-Fi.
areas in Hall C. Halls A, B and C are column-free with only
three columns in Hall D.

Loading Docks

Ten covered loading docks are located off Exhibit Hall D,
three of them are enclosed. In addition to the docks, there
are three drive-in access doors into Exhibit Halls C & D,
with the largest opening 24’ x 24’. Just off the lobby area
for Exhibit Hall C, there are also two more docks.

Registration Area

Exhibit Hall C features a 638-sq.-ft. lockable, built-in
registration area with counters and three windows. Located
directly behind this area is a 10’ x 10’ lockable manager’s

Room Floor Booth Theater Banquet Classroom
Space Space Capacity Capacity Capacity
Hall A
Hall B 18,681 sq. ft. 10’ x 10’ 2,125 people 1,240 people 1,235 people
Hall C 107 Booths
Hall D (118’ 6” x 157’ 8”) 1,585 912 920
A-D 10’ x 10’ 3,555 2,000 2,046
13,953 84 Booths 5,140 2,912 2,966
12,405 6,912 7,166
(88’ x 157’ 8”) 10’ x 10’
189 Booths 9
10’ x 10’
(196’ 8” x 157’ 8”) 273 Booths

45,000 10’ x 10’
653 Booths
(300’ x 150’)


Peoria Civic Center

The Ballroom

The Ballroom is located on the fourth level of the Peoria Civic Center. This high-finish room will seat up to 1,600 for a banquet or break

into nine separate meeting rooms. The ceiling height varies from 23’ to 25’ and is easily accessible by stairs, escalators and elevators.

The pre-function space features a coat check, green room and an outdoor balcony.

Experienced Staff Turnkey Events

The professional Peoria Civic Center event team is here We also offer state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and
to help you create a world-class event. You provide the services for any type of event, including full theatrical lighting,
content and we will help you impress your team. staging and sound systems all at very reasonable prices.

Pre-Function Space Ballroom Rental

This area features 12,000 sq. ft. of high-finished carpeted Included with your room rental are tables, chairs, the initial
space with access to the 8’ x 130’ outdoor balcony and room setup, energy, house sound and wired microphone.
Great Hall, a lockable Guest Services area, coat check and a Basic white linens are provided for banquets or food
green room. functions.


Experience incredible catered meals from their exclusive in-house caterer and
concessions provider, SAVOR... Peoria. This award-winning team of professionals will
customize a menu for you that will impress your delegates at reasonable pricing.

Room Floor Dimensions Theater Banquet Classroom
Space Capacity Capacity Capacity
400 26,550 sq. ft. 127’ 6” x 208’ 2,880 people 1,550 people 1,656 people
680 680
401-404 11,230 127’ 6” x 88’ 1,218 500 500
500 500
7,656 127’ 6” x 60’ 793 1,180 1,180
1,180 1,180
405-408 7,656 127’ 6” x 60’ 793

400-404 18,900 127’ 6” x 148’ 2,150

400, 405-408 18,900 127’ 6” x 148’ 2,150


Peoria Civic Center

Meeting Rooms

The Peoria Civic Center features 17,000 square feet of meeting space in addition to the Ballroom. These 16 rooms are located
on the first and second levels and vary in size with seating from 10-1,000 people with access available via stairs and escalators.

All-Inclusive Lexus Club

Included with your room rental are tables, chairs, The Lexus Club is located on the mezzanine level of the Peoria
initial room setup, energy, house sound, podium and Civic Center. This high-finish room is 2,117 sq. ft., featuring
wired microphone. Basic white linens are provided for lounge seating, a full-service bar, four plasma TVs and private
banquets or food functions. restrooms.

Lobbies The Lexus Club will host a cocktail reception for up to 300
people with the existing room setup. Included with your
Skylight 3,424 sq. ft. 117’ x 30’ room rental are tables, chairs, energy, house sound and wired
microphones. Audio visual equipment, internet access and
Triangle 2,383 101’ x 65’ security area available and may be arranged.
For business or pleasure, consider the Lexus Club for your
Terrazzo 3,932 42’ x 100’ next event. The Lexus Club is the place to be for your next
convention, meeting or event and is used in conjunction with
220’s Pre-Function 1,500 40’ x 44’ many arena events.

Arena Event Rooms The experienced staff at Peoria Civic Center will assist with all
of your planning
needs and ensure
you receive the
personal attention
you deserve.

Room Room Size Reception Capacity

Main Club Room 2,025 sq. ft. 150 people
Annex 1,120 100
800 75
Green Room 2,117 300
Lexus Club


Peoria Civic Center

Carver Arena

The Peoria Civic Center is also home to Carver Arena, Central Illinois’ home for major sporting events, big-name concerts and
the largest trade shows in the region. The Arena can provide seating for 12,036 people, 140 10’ x10’ booth spaces on the main
arena floor (27,400 sq. ft. of floor space), as well as 71 10’ x 10’ booth spaces around the outer concourse.

Great Hall Stage Dimensions

Featuring 15,200 sq. ft. of pre-function space, the Great Available for rent is a concert stage in 4’ x 8’ sections,
Hall is attached to the Arena and leads to the Ballroom. adjustable in heights from 48”-78.” The dimensions of the
It has a ceiling height of 64 ft. and is enclosed by a glass stage are 60’ x 48’ (2,800 sq. ft.). The weight load allowed is
arcade. 125 lbs. per sq. ft.

Indoor Loading Facilities Concessions

Available for ease of move-in are two loading doors (12’ x State-of-the-art concessions areas are off the Great Hall
12’) at floor level with one drive-in loading door (12’ x 16’ ) and throughout the Arena, provided by SAVOR... Peoria.
at floor level, three 5,000-pound Caterpillar forklifts and one
10,000-pound capacity Caterpillar forklift.


Peoria Civic Center


The Peoria Civic Center features a state-of-the-art Theater capable of seating 2,196. It will seat 1,470 at orchestra level, 316 in

the first balcony level and 316 in the second balcony level. The Theater’s lobby is comprised of 7,000 sq. ft. of pre-function

space with the capacity of 270 people for a reception dinner.

Seating Lighting

Full theater seating is 2,196. The orchestra level is 1,470, Three strong 2K Xenon Super Trouper Follow Spots are
first balcony level is 316 and second balcony level is 316 available. In addition, a booth is located 114 feet from
with additional 94 box seats. The main floor features plaster line and there are 144 circuits front house and 194
continental seating and the two balconies have four aisles circuits in the stage house proper.
for easy entrance and exit.
Group Ticket Sales
Theater Lobby
The Peoria Civic Center also offers Group Ticket Sales
This dramatic area is open to three levels and two for many of our events, including our annual Broadway
balconies. It is comprised of 7,000 sq. ft. of pre-function Theater Series. Some of our past performances have
space with a capacity of 270 people for a reception dinner. included Wicked, Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins and many more.

Stage Dimensions

Measurements are taken from the upstage of the fire
- Proscenium opening is 50’ wide and 26’ 3”
- Upstage wall is 45’ to back wall, apron edge is 5’ 6”
- Stage Left is 42’ 2,” Stage Right is 64’
- Orchestra Pit is 50’ wide and 20’ deep with levels

at stage, seating and orchestra heights and the
Orchestra shell is 50’ wide and 40’ deep

Loading Facilities

There are two 12’ and 16’ drive-in loading doors at
stage level and one 8’ x 12’ hydraulic platform with
a weight capacity of 20,000 pounds. One elevator -
Stage Right - has a weight capacity of 7,000 pounds.


Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette

A Full-Service Four-Diamond Hotel Complex connected to
the Peoria Civic Center, in the heart of Downtown.

Complete Renovation & New Skywalk to the Peoria Civic Center
Discover the historic elegance and modern conveniences of one of the most premier hotels in
Peoria. Completely redesigned, the $70 million renovation has restored this hotel to all of its
The hip and historic Pere Marquette boasts of 286 elegant rooms, including 35 luxury suites, all
with custom bedding, spacious workspaces and complimentary high speed internet access. The
Pere Marquette offers over 18,900 square feet of on-site meeting space, in 8 different rooms. In
addition the hotel is connected to the Peoria Civic Center and 110,000 square feet of additional
meeting space via climate-controlled skywalk.
The Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette offers exclusive amenities including all new lap pool and
whirlpool, complimentary parking, valet parking, 24-hour fitness center and business center,
complimentary local shuttle service, on-site dining in the award-winning Table 19 for breakfast,
lunch or dinner, room service and a relaxed open lounge, the Great Room.
On-site Sales and Catering planning assistance will provide meeting planners with exclusive
service. Plan your next meeting at the Marriott – we’re expecting you!


Courtyard by Marriott (Peoria Downtown) Peoria Marriott
Pere Marquette
Connected to the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette and the
Peoria Civic Center – in the heart of downtown. Contact

Combined with Marriott Pere Marquette to Create a Premier Hotel Complex 501 Main St.
Peoria, IL 61602
The all NEW Courtyard Downtown features 116 hotel rooms with luxurious linens, large Phone: (309) 637-6500
workstations, mini refrigerators and complimentary internet access throughout the hotel.
Ten two-room suites with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that overlook the River City are
unique to this property.
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Meeting space includes the Altorfer room with seating up to 50 guests – the 18,900 sq ft. of
meeting space in the Pere Marquette and 110,000 in the Peoria Civic Center. Other amenities Number of Guest Rooms: 286
include complimentary parking, complimentary shuttle service, indoor lap pool and Number of Meeting Rooms: 8
whirlpool, 24-hour fitness center. In the lobby, you will find “the Bistro – Eat.Drink.Connect” Meeting Space: 18,900 sq. ft.
offering breakfast and dinner fare. Serving Starbucks daily and “The Market,” our 24-hour self- Largest Room: 7,500 sq. ft.
serve pantry to satisfy a quick snack. Banquet Capacity: 600
The Courtyard is the newest addition to this downtown Peoria hotel complex. As part of the Table 19
402 hotel rooms attached to the Peoria Civic Center, our on-site Sales and Catering assistance Great Room Lounge
provides exclusive planning service for all meeting planners. You will find the Courtyard Room Service
Peoria Downtown refreshing and friendly and ready to meeting your expectations. Airport/Local Shuttle

Courtyard Peoria


533 N. Main St.
Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: (309) 671-5050

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Number of Guest Rooms: 116

Number of Meeting Rooms: 1

Meeting Space: 600 sq. ft.

Banquet Capacity: 50


BISTRO Eat.Drink.Connect

Skywalk connected to the

Peoria Civic Center

Airport/Local Shuttle 15

Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center Contact

Embassy Suites Offers Award-Winning Hospitality 100 Conference Center Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61611
226 Guest Suites & Conference Center Combined Phone: (309) 694-0200
An award-winning, John Q. Hammons hotel, the Embassy Suites Hotel & Fax: (309) 694-0201
Conference Center on the East Peoria riverfront offers two-room guest suites.
Included is a daily complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast buffet and a
complimentary evening reception, which includes beverages (alcoholic and
non-alcoholic) and light snacks. Quick Look

The atrium style 8-story hotel features 226 suites, an indoor pool, business and Number of Guest Rooms: 226
fitness center, Caffeina’s Internet Café, Riverside Café, a lounge, free parking and Number of Meeting Rooms: 25
outdoor dining on the patio overlooking the picturesque Illinois River. Enjoy Meeting Space: 50,000 sq. ft.
50,000 sq. ft. of conference space at the connected Riverfront Conference Center. Largest Room: 20,000 sq. ft.
Banquet Capacity: 1,400
This unique hotel and conference center ranked as the #1 Embassy Suites Hotel in Restaurant/Lounge
the world in quality, service and guest satisfaction in 2008! Don’t miss out on your Airport/Local Shuttle
chance to experience the excellence of the Embassy Suites in East Peoria.

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Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino Contact

Come, Stay & Play at Par-A-Dice 7 Blackjack Blvd.
East Peoria, IL 61611
20,000 Sq. Ft. of Space Phone: (309) 694-5981
Relax in the elegant Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino. The 202 comfortable, well-appointed Fax: (309) 698-3273
rooms and suites at Par-A-Dice include luxurious linens, workstations, wireless high-
speed internet and a variety of other amenities.

Voted one of the Midwest’s finest hotels, all rooms include upscale amenities. The hotel Quick Look
is steps away from hot casino action, and free shuttle service is available rain or shine.
Number of Guest Rooms: 202
If you are looking for an intimate atmosphere and lively spirits, visit Bourbon’s Lounge Number of Meeting Rooms: 9
in the Par-A-Dice Hotel for your favorite cocktail. Meeting Space: 20,000 sq. ft.
Largest Room: 9,450 sq. ft.
Add the excitement of a great gaming adventure and, odds are, your meeting will be Banquet Capacity: 1,000
a success! Hotel staff will provide all the amenities to make your meeting successful. 4 Restaurants & 1 Lounge
The property offers over 20,000 sq. ft. of plush banquet and meeting space, and the Airport/Local Shuttle
facilities are designed to accommodate functions for up to 1,000 people. Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino on-site


Holiday Inn & Suites Contact

Modern Full-Service Holiday Inn & Suites 101 Holiday Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61611
Located in East Peoria’s New Levee District Phone: (309) 698-3333
This landmark six-story Holiday Inn & Suites is located in the center of the new and
developing downtown East Peoria.

The hotel features the award-winning Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse with the glowing Quick Look
neon Blue Bar™ serving classic martinis and specialty cocktails. With 137 guest
rooms and 5,500 sq. ft. of conference space and state-of-the-art audio equipment, Number of Guest Rooms: 137
this new hotel can accommodate a variety of events. Number of Meeting Rooms: 5+
Meeting Space: 5,500 sq. ft.
The Holiday Inn & Suites is very green-conscious and is LEED Certified. The design Largest Room: 4,888 sq. ft.
features include rooftop solar panels to supplement hot water usage along with Banquet Capacity: 500
a state-of-the-art water loop heat pump system. The hotel also offers a 24-hour Restaurant/Lounge:
3,000-sq.-ft. exercise facility with over 30 pieces of equipment. Award-Winning Johnny’s Italian
Steakhouse and Blue Bar™


Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center Contact

Stoney Creek Is Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Hotel 101 Mariner’s Way
East Peoria, IL 61611
163 Guest Rooms & 5,000 Sq. Ft. of Event Space Phone: (309) 694-1300
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center is situated beautifully along the scenic Fax: (309) 694-9303
banks of the Illinois River. Conveniently located off I-74, we provide corporate
travelers, meeting organizers and conference leaders with a hotel near all the
attractions the Peoria Area has to offer.
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In addition to a great location, Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center offers
163 guest rooms and suites, with unique amenities that break free from the Number of Guest Rooms: 163
standard run-of-the-mill hotel accommodations you may be used to – giving you a Number of Meeting Rooms: 5
hotel experience that will leave you refreshed and relaxed! Meeting Space: 5,000 sq. ft.
Largest Room: 3,100 sq. ft.
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center’s Northwoods Conference Center Banquet Capacity: 300
is also one of Peoria’s largest conference facilities for meetings, conferences, Hot/Expanded Continental
weddings and social events with over 5,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. Our Breakfast
tenured, full-time sales and event coordinators have been recognized by local Airport/Local Shuttle
and regional organizations for their ability to execute successful and memorable
events – both large and small. This combination makes Stoney Creek Hotel and
Conference Center one of the premier venues in East Peoria.


Peoria Riverfront Museum Contact

Modern Museum Located on Downtown 222 S.W. Washington St.
Riverfront Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: (309) 686-7000
Convenient Location Near Hotels, Dining & More! Fax: (309) 863-3054
Host your next event at this unique venue with spectacular views of the Illinois
River. The multi-disciplinary museum offers flexible meeting spaces that
accommodate business meetings, conferences, receptions and dinners.
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The main lobby is a perfect setting for drinks and hors d’oeuvres or a dinner.
The auditorium overlooks a sculpture garden and contains various technology Number of Meeting Rooms: 9
and audio options. The Board Room and River Classroom are smaller venues for Largest Room: 3,000 sq. ft.
those desiring a more intimate setting. The Giant Screen Theater seats 200 and Banquet Capacity: 225
is the brightest screen in the country. A meeting under the stars in The Dome ADA Accessible, Wheelchairs (first-
Planetarium will make for an unforgettable event. Technology offerings vary come, first-served), Lockers, Family
per space. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the facility. Restrooms, Three Serveries, Preferred
Caterers and Theater Concessions


Caterpillar Visitors Center Contact

A World-Class Space 110 S.W. Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602
Available for Events Phone: (309) 675-0606
The Caterpillar Visitors Center is a fascinating look at the company, the machinery
and the people making sustainable progress possible around the world. [email protected]

The corporate meeting rooms at the Caterpillar Visitors Center are available for half-
day and full-day rentals, as well as evening events. All rooms include VGA, HDMI and
audio receptacles for laptop connectivity. Each room has its own video projector Quick Look
and projection screen and is wired with microphones and speakers for clear audio
and teleconferencing. Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
Meeting Space: 4,376 sq. ft.
Rooms are designed to host corporate meetings and events. Room rental rates also Largest Room: 2,576 sq. ft.
include complimentary access to the exhibit areas on the meeting day(s). Banquet Capacity: 104
Outdoor Balcony space with views of
the Illinois River


Packard Plaza Contact

Packard Plaza Offers Full Event Services & More 211 N.E. Adams St.
Peoria, IL 61602
Downtown Peoria Venue Next to the Mark Twain Hotel Phone: (309) 453-0307
Built in 1927 by architect Frederic Klein, Packard Fax: (309) 676-3667
Plaza was originally named the National Building.
It became known as the Packard Plaza when the
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Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
Today, the building now known as Packard Plaza is Meeting Space: 7,326 sq. ft.
a full-service catering and event services venue. The Largest Room: 4,290 sq. ft.
Packard features gourmet foods, customized menus Banquet Capacity: 300+
and unique presentations all at competitive pricing. Located in downtown Peoria,
a short drive from the airport
Add full A/V capabilities, dance floors, river views,
and convenient location right next to the Mark Contact
Twain Hotel and you have the ideal location for
conferences, conventions, business meetings, reunions, receptions and more. 200 N.E. Water St.
Peoria, IL 61602
The Gateway Building Phone: (309) 494-6713
Fax: (309) 689-3349
The Gateway is Focal Point of
the Riverfront information-on-the-gateway

Accommodating Venue with a Beautiful River View Quick Look
An elegantly appointed venue along Peoria’s
Riverfront, the Gateway offers the finest Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
surroundings for your next business or social Meeting Space: 4,450 sq. ft.
function. Largest Room: 1,565 sq. ft.
Banquet Capacity: 290
Constructed in 1997, this beautiful building was designed and created to be
the focal point of Peoria’s Riverfront. The Gateway is conveniently located Convenient, riverfront location
downtown, just one block from I-74 and is within walking distance Walking distance to major hotels,
to hotels, major businesses and many restaurants. restaurants and businesses

The Riverfront provides a spectacular backdrop with its stunning views and
its vibrant nightlife offering a unique and festive atmosphere. This venue is an
affordable and convenient site for any meeting, banquet or conference

occasion. With the comfort and versatility the Gateway offers, you will want to
make this the new home for your annual banquets and meetings.


The Waterhouse Contact

The Waterhouse has the Perfect Atmosphere 316 SW Washington St., Unit 1B
Peoria, IL 61602
Riverfront Setting in a Space with Excellent Character Phone: (309) 494-9100
The Waterhouse, now in its 12th year, is nestled along Fax: (309) 494-9191
Peoria’s beautiful riverfront. The hardwood floors, cracked
plaster and exposed brick walls offer a rugged elegance
and an atmosphere that you cannot find anywhere else in
Central Illinois. Quick Look

You will work directly with owner Andrew Driscoll on all Number of Meeting Rooms: 4
aspects of planning and coordination of your wedding Meeting Space: 14,500 sq. ft.
reception, company party or banquet. Largest Room: 5,000 sq. ft.
Banquet Capacity: 80-200 buffet,
The services include complete bar and catering options as well as customizable LED 120-300 plated
lighting and draping to accommodate all events, from casual to formal affairs. With Full service on-site catering, free
this kind of personalized attention and unique atmosphere, there is no easier place parking, A/V, lighting, packaging,
to have your event than The Waterhouse! stage with theatrical lighting

Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center Contact

Versatile Space Focused on Education 1306 N. Berkeley Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
NEW Medical Simulation & Education Center in Peoria Phone: (309) 677-0800
To serve the joint vision of OSF HealthCare and University of Illinois College of Fax: (309) 677-0815
Medicine at Peoria for excellence in education
and in the delivery of health care outcomes,
this facility features large gathering spaces that Quick Look
permit multiple, simultaneous events.
Number of Meeting Rooms: 12
The auditorium can seat up to 300 people and Meeting Space: 17,640 sq. ft.
is available to host conferences, banquets and Largest Room: 12,688 sq. ft.
training programs. The conference rooms each Banquet Capacity: 250
seat 32 individuals in a classroom setting and
can be used to host breakout settings, classroom training and small meetings. Larger spaces can be combined or
separated depending on size
The Lecture Hall seats 75 people in stadium seating and is available for lecture- Located in downtown Peoria
style events. The boardroom is available for breakout sessions, classroom
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Peoria Zoo Contact

Zambezi Lodge & Village Sure to Please Guests 2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
Peoria Zoo Offers Quality Space in a Unique Setting Phone: (309) 686-3365
The Peoria Zoo offers an extremely versatile Fax: (309) 685-6240
space in the Zambezi River Lodge & Village. The
indoor section of the space can seat up to 200
people and can be used for meetings, weddings Quick Look
and other special events.
Number of Meeting Rooms: 4
If you have more than 200 people, don’t worry. Meeting Space: 9,391 sq. ft.
Just outside of the indoor section is what the Largest Room: 8,291 sq. ft.
Peoria Zoo calls the Village. This outdoor space Banquet Capacity: 200
can be used separately or in conjunction with the indoor Lodge. Using both Outdoor space can accommodate
areas, the Peoria Zoo can accommodate over 1,000 guests. over 1,000 guests

In addition to larger spaces, the Zoo also offers two smaller areas for rental in Contact
the evening. These classroom-style rooms have great views into exhibits within
the Zoo. 1601 W. Northmoor
Peoria, IL 61614
Exposition (Expo) Gardens Phone: (309) 691-6332
Fax: (309) 691-2372
Multi-Purpose Facility in Peoria

14,000-sq.-ft. Exhibit Hall & Numerous Spaces Quick Look
Exposition Gardens, located in northwest Peoria, provides
an excellent location for any event. The 80-acre facility Largest Room: 14,000 sq. ft.
contains multiple buildings that can be rented during all Banquet Capacity: 800
times of the year. Opera House: 6,000 sq. ft.
Outdoor Pavillion: Holds 300+
The facility is easily accessible and offers acres of free parking, an arena,
covered pavilion and a 14,000-square-foot temperature-controlled exhibit hall.
Several 50’ x 150’ buildings can be rented for smaller events and a large, open,
unobstructed area can accommodate your truck/auto sales or outdoor flea

Several areas support wireless internet service and most buildings are
handicapped accessible. The staff can help you with snack bar service as well as
assistance in decorating, catering and equipment rentals. They also have a

complete hook-up camping area on the property.


Three Sisters Park Contact

Rural Backdrop for Your Perfect 17189 N. Rt. 29
Meeting Chillicothe, IL 61523
Phone: (309) 274-8837
400-Acre Park with Two Unique Meeting Facilities Fax: (309) 274-8855
Three Sisters Park consists of 400 acres located on the
south edge of Chillicothe. A one-mile long stretch of
Illinois Route 29 borders the east allowing easy access Quick Look
from all surrounding areas.
Number of Banquet Areas: 2
The Pavilion and special events areas offer a panoramic view of the Illinois River and Meeting Space: 14,000 sq. ft.
bluffs to the east. The west side of the park is bordered by rich Illinois farmland. To the Pavilion: 12,000 sq. ft. (Both for open
south is the community of Rome and to the north is the community of Chillicothe. This air and indoor use)
ideal location provides the rare combination of metropolitan access in a rural setting Pavilion Capacity: 600
with a beautiful unspoiled view of the Illinois River Valley. Banquet Room: 2,000 sq. ft.
Amphitheater Capacity: 18,000
It is within close proximity to the larger communities of Peoria and East Peoria to
the south. It is also within a convenient three-hour drive from Chicago, St. Louis and Contact
Indianapolis. This provides a huge population base for potential park visitors.
360 N. Wilmor Rd.
Five Points Washington Washington, IL 61571
Phone: (309) 444-8222
Washington’s Premier Event Center Fax: (309) 444-8220
Striving to Offer Top-Quality Services & Events
This expansive multi-purpose facility offers not just a Quick Look
complete fitness center, aquatics center and gymnasium,
but also 7,000 sq. ft. of banquet and meeting room space. Number of Meeting Rooms: 4
Accompanied by a 1,020-seat performing arts center, Five Meeting Space: 7,000 sq. ft.
Points Washington offers event space for everything from a Largest Room: 7,000 sq. ft.
small celebration to a large production. The youth birthday Banquet Capacity: 500
party packages, senior center and partnerships with local Theater that seats 1,020
caterers are just a few of the services that can help make
your event a success. 25

With setup and teardown prices included in every
conference and banquet space rental, you can keep your
mind focused on what really matters – your event! Whether
you are planning your next business meeting, wedding
reception, rehearsal dinner, community event or reunion, be sure to check out
this facility.

Avanti’s Dome Contact

Avanti’s Dome Provides Exceptional Service 3401 Griffin Ave.
Pekin, IL 61554
Zeller Banquet Center Fitting for Every Type of Gathering Phone: (309) 346-3663
The Zeller Banquet Center at Avanti’s Dome gives unparalleled attention to Fax: (309) 346-4124
every type of gathering, from informal
events and meetings to opulent celebrations
and conventions. With nearly 80,000 sq. Quick Look
ft. of event space, Avanti’s Dome offers a
centralized location for meetings and events Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
that range from 10 to over 2,500 people. Meeting Space: 3,000 sq. ft.
Largest Room: 76,000 sq. ft. (Dome)
Plan an intimate gathering, large-scale gala, corporate event or a celebration at Banquet Capacity: 250+
Avanti’s Dome. Open-spaced foyer area, beautifully remodeled banquet rooms Dome Banquet Capacity: Up to 5,000
bathed in daylight and event spaces all centrally located on one floor provide
an ideal setting for your guests. The dedicated Banquet Manager assures Contact
continual assistance throughout every phase of the planning, handling your
event details with a personalized touch. 3826 N. Taylor Rd.
Hanna City, IL 61536
Wildlife Prairie Park Phone: (309) 676-0998
Fax: (309) 676-7783
Premier Banquet & Event Center at the Park

Wildlife Prairie Park Offers a Unique Venue for Events Quick Look
Located minutes from Peoria, this 2,000-acre
zoological park is home to over 150 animals. But Number of Meeting Rooms: 5
it’s not all about the critters; they offer a variety of Meeting Space: 10,970 sq. ft.
conference, meeting and banquet space that will Largest Room: 4,880 sq. ft.
make your event or meeting unlike any other. Banquet Capacity: 50-250
Walking trails for nature walks
The park features five different banquet Fishing, hiking & biking
facilities that can seat anywhere from 50 – 250
people, along with two exterior pavilions that
accommodate up to 500 people. Each of the
spaces offers a unique view of the park and the
wildlife that live there. The location and rustic
atmosphere has the ability to turn any ordinary
meeting or event into a unique experience that
will leave your guests with a lasting impression.


Best Western Ashland House Contact
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201 E. Ashland Ave.
Morton’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center Has It all! Morton, IL 61550
The Best Western Ashland House & Conference Center’s location just west of Peoria, Phone: (309) 263-5116
off I-74, makes it convenient for many travelers. Fax: (309) 266-1416
When it comes to food, one meal a day is taken care of, thanks to their free full ashlandhouseandconferencecenter
breakfast buffet, which includes hot items. For other meals, you can step into the on-
site restaurant, Paddy O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub and Eatery. Quick Look

With over 12,000 sq. ft., the hotel and staff Number of Guest Rooms: 96
can accommodate up to 400 people for a Number of Meeting Rooms: 4
variety of events including meetings, seminars, Meeting Space: 10,000 sq. ft.
exhibitions, reunions and weddings. Catering Largest Room: 4,800 sq. ft.
and other services are available to help you Banquet Capacity: 400
plan an enjoyable and successful event. Restaurant/Lounge
Continental Breakfast
Bureau County Metro Center
Bureau County Convention & Expo Center
837 Park Ave. W.
Boasting 50,000 Sq. Ft. of Recreational Space Princeton, IL 61356
The Bureau County Metro Center is a recreation center with a full-size Phone: (815) 872-0840
gymnasium, 25-yard indoor swimming pool with a wading pool and Fax: (815) 872-6200
observation balcony, racquetball
courts, weight room; cardiovascular
room, elevated running/walking Quick Look
track above the gym and locker
rooms. A 40’ x 80’ multi-purpose Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
room with an adjacent kitchen Meeting Space: 3,500 sq. ft.
provides the perfect setting for Largest Room: 3,200 sq. ft.
conventions, expositions, meetings Banquet Capacity: 200
or wedding receptions.



Looking for accommodations that can play host to your event as well? The Peoria Area offers plenty of locations that can serve as a one-
stop shop for your meeting or event.

Number of Guest Rooms
Number of Meeting Rooms
Total Meeting Space (Sq. Ft.)
Largest Meeting Room (Sq. Ft.)
Banquet Capacity
On-Site Catering
Business Center
Fitness Facilities
Continental Breakfast
Pool (Indoor/Outdoor)
Local Shuttle
Airport Transportation
Mileage to Airport
Mileage to Peoria Civic Center

AmericInn Lodge & Suites 85 1 1,600 1,600 I 14 8
O 95
Baymont Inn & Suites 118 1 650 650 I 95
I 10 9
Courtyard by Marriott 78 1 675 675
Hampton Inn & Suites 78 1 900 900 40
I 6¼
Mark Twain Boutique Hotel 111 1 350 350 650
50 I 95
Peoria Marriott Pere 402 9 19,500 7,500 I 10 9
Marquette and Courtyard
Peoria Downtown

Quality Inn & Suites 115 3 1,900 1,000

Wingate by Wyndham 65 2 1,300 1,000


Embassy Suites East Peoria
Fairfield Inn & Suites by
Hampton Inn
Holiday Inn & Suites
Par-A-Dice Hotel and
Stoney Creek Hotel &
Conference Center

226 27 50,000 20,000 2,000 Number of Guest Rooms
89 1 300 300 Number of Meeting Rooms
154 3 1,224 408 35
137 6 5,500 4,888 500 Total Meeting Space (Sq. Ft.)
202 9 20,000 9,450 1,000
Largest Meeting Room (Sq. Ft.)
163 5 5,000 3,100 300
Banquet Capacity
I 10 1
I 10 1 On-Site Catering
I 10 2 Business Center
I 81 Fitness Facilities
Continental Breakfast
93 Restaurant/Lounge
Pool (Indoor/Outdoor)
I/O 12 5 Local Shuttle
Airport Transportation
Mileage to Airport
Mileage to Peoria Civic Center


Morton Number of Guest Rooms
Number of Meeting Rooms
America’s Best Value Inn Total Meeting Space (Sq. Ft.)
Largest Meeting Room (Sq. Ft.)
Best Western Ashland Banquet Capacity
House & Conference On-Site Catering
Center Business Center
Fitness Facilities
Holiday Inn Express & Continental Breakfast
Suites Restaurant/Lounge
Pool (Indoor/Outdoor)
Local Shuttle
Airport Transportation
Mileage to Airport
Mileage to Peoria Civic Center

57 1 900 900 40 I 15 10
96 24 12,000 4,800 400 I 15 10
67 1 200 200 I 15 9

Washington I 18 10

Sleep Inn & Suites 62 1 920 920 O 14 14
I 15 15
Pekin 119 1 700 700
70 3 2,500 1,300 100 I 66 60
Concord Inn & Suites O 63 56

Holiday Inn Express 31 31

Princeton 966 644
AmericInn Lodge & Suites 64 2 400 400

Days Inn 86 1

Canton 32 2 20-32

Canton Harvester Inn



Whether you are budget-conscious or in need of a luxury hotel, we can accommodate you and your group.

Guest Meeting Business Airport Wi-Fi Fitness Pool Restaurant Lounge
Rooms Space Center Shuttle Center

9106 N. Lindbergh Dr.
Peoria, IL 61615 118
P (309) 692-9200
F (309) 692-9262 83
2002 W. War Memorial Dr. 402
Peoria, IL 61614
P (309) 686-7600 78
F (309) 686-0686

5300 W. Landens Way
Peoria, IL 61615
P (309) 691-1690
F (309) 691-7798

1812 W. War Memorial Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
P (309) 688-3800
F (309) 688-1215
5309 W. Landens Way
Peoria, IL 61615
P (309) 589-0044
F (309) 689-0454

501 and 533 Main St.
Peoria, IL 61602

1928 W. War Memorial Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
P (309) 686-1900

4244 N. Brandywine Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
P (309) 682-3322
F (309) 682-3031


Guest Meeting Business Airport Wi-Fi Fitness Pool Restaurant Lounge
Rooms Space Center Shuttle Center
7806 N. Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615 111
P (309) 589-0001
F (309) 691-2660 115
www.peoriaatgrandprairiesuites. 106
225 N.E. Adams St.
Peoria, IL 61602
P (309) 676-3600
F (309) 636-6259

4112 N. Brandywine Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
P (309) 685-2556
F (309) 685-6272

1822 W. War Memorial Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
P (309) 685-3911
F (309) 685-3941

2000 W. War Memorial Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
P (309) 681-9000

MARRIOTT 105 only
2701 W. Lake Ave. 70
Peoria, IL 61615 65
P (309) 681-2700
F (309) 681-2701

300 W. Romeo B. Garrett Ave.
Peoria, IL 61605
P (309) 673-7829
F (309) 673-8014

1816 W. War Memorial Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
P (309) 688-8074
F (309) 688-8284

7708 N. Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
P (309) 589-0033
F (309) 693-2454


Guest Meeting Business Airport Wi-Fi Fitness Pool Restaurant Lounge
Rooms Space Center Shuttle Center
100 Conference Center Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61611
P (309) 694-0200
F (309) 694-0201

200 Eastlight Ct.
East Peoria, IL 61611
P 309-699-4100 F 309-699-4300

11 Winners Way
East Peoria, IL 61611
P (309) 694-0711
F (309) 694-0407

300 Eastlight Ct.
East Peoria, IL 61611
P (309) 694-4959
F (309) 694-4727

101 Holiday Drive 77
East Peoria, IL 61611 202
P (309) 698-3333 163 64

MOTEL 6 33
104 W. Camp St.
East Peoria, IL 61611
P (309) 699-7281
F (309) 694-7636
7 Blackjack Blvd.
East Peoria, IL 61611
P (309) 699-7711
F (309) 699-9317

101 Mariners Way
East Peoria, IL 61611
P (309) 694-1300
F (309) 694-9303
725 Taylor St.
East Peoria, IL 61611
P (309) 698-8889
F (309) 698-8885


Guest Meeting Business Airport Wi-Fi Fitness Pool Restaurant Lounge
Rooms Space Center Shuttle Center

150 W. Ashland St.
Morton, IL 61550 49
P (309) 266-9933
F (309) 266-9483 96
210 E. Ashland St. 48
Morton, IL 61550
P (309) 266-8888
F (309) 266-8989

201 E. Ashland St.
Morton, IL 61550
P (309) 263-5116
F (309) 263-4456

140 E. Ashland St.
Morton, IL 61550
P (309) 263-4400
F (309) 266-8208

115 E. Ashland St.
Morton, IL 61550
P (309) 266-8310
F (309) 266-8312

101 E. Ashland St.
Morton, IL 61550
P (309) 266-1600
F (309) 263-5508


Guest Meeting Business Airport Wi-Fi Fitness Pool Restaurant
Rooms Space Center Shuttle Center

1101 N. Cummings Ln.
Washington, IL 61571 48
P (309) 481-0450
F (309) 481-0451
1884 Washington Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
P (309) 444-8881
F (309) 444-8881


PEKIN ACCOMMODATIONS Guest Meeting Business Airport Wi-Fi Fitness Pool Restaurant Lounge
Rooms Space Center Shuttle Center
2801 Court St. 119
Pekin, IL 61554
P (309) 347-5533 68
F (309) 347-4222 44
3615 Kelly Ave.
Pekin, IL 61554
P (309) 353-3305
F (309) 353-3308
3830 Kelly Ave.
Pekin, IL 61554
P (309) 347-8888
F (309) 347-8888

PRINCETON ACCOMMODATIONS Meeting Business Airport Wi-Fi Fitness Pool Restaurant Lounge
Space Center Shuttle Center

2120 Claude Bailey Pkwy.
Princeton, IL 61356
P (815) 872-5000

2238 N. Main St.
Princeton, IL 61356
P (815) 875-3371

2200 N. Main St.
Princeton, IL 61356
P (815) 872-3300

SUPER 8 35
2929 N. Main St.
Princeton, IL 61356
P (815) 872-8888

CANTON ACCOMMODATIONS Guest Meeting Business Airport Wi-Fi Fitness Pool Restaurant Lounge
Rooms Space Center Shuttle Center
150 Main St. 32
Canton, IL 61520
P (855) 422-6866 35


Peoria, IL 61615
8412 N. Galena Rd. (309) 691-0293
Peoria, IL 61615

FON DU LAC GOLF COURSE 2210 N. Parkway Dr.
Pekin, IL 61554
123 Par 3 Ln. (309) 346-0077
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 699-4222 MADISON GOLF COURSE

HUNTERS RIDGE GOLF 2735 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
COURSE Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 673-7161
12927 IL Highway 26
Princeton, IL 60542

801 W. Progress St.
Metamora, IL 61548
(309) 367-4000



2021 W. Nebraska Ave. 201 Veterans Dr. 1701 Court St.
Peoria, IL 61604 East Peoria, IL 61611 Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 674-1663 (309) 699-3923 (309) 353-4319

2300 Broadway Rd. 2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Pekin, IL 61554 7815 N. Radnor Rd. Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 346-8494 Peoria, IL 61615 (309) 682-1200 (309) 690-7162

2215 Centennial Dr.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 694-3139


5100 WeaverRidge Blvd.
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 691-3344


417879 1500 N. Ave.
Princeton, IL 61356
(815) 872-2641



The Peoria Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau covers
a very diverse 8 county region.


EtxhepPleoorreia Area

• Wildlife Prairie Park • Peoria Zoo • Local Wineries
• Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Cruises • Thriving Arts Culture • Shopping & Dining
• Live Riverfront Concerts • Louisville Slugger Sports Complex • Illinois’ largest reworks show!
• Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino • Running Central • East Peoria Festival of Lights
• Unique Area Festivals • Peoria Chiefs Baseball • AMA Grand National Championship
• Peoria Riverfront Musuem • Peoria Rivermen Hockey
• Caterpillar Visitors Center • Peoria Historical Society Tours TT at Peoria Motorcycle Club
• And so much more!

For a complete list of area attractions, accommodations, events,
restaurants, shops, visitor services & more, visit our website.

“ Holding the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria has “
worked for ILMEA for over 30 years due, in no small part, to the “
amazing work of the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau!
No question or concern has been too great or too small, and the staff
is alway available to assist us with creative and workable solutions.
ILMEA could not produce our event without the Peoria CVB!
Darcy A. Nendza, CMP
Executive Director
Illinois Music Education Association

“ Will your event ‘Play in Peoria’? Peoria has everything your group needs.
The community’s ‘can-do’ spirit, first class hotels, a recently renovated

downtown, multi-purpose arena, a new riverfront museum and Caterpillar
Visitors Center and various dining options all within walking distance of one
another all make Peoria a winning choice for any group. Choosing Peoria to
play host to a number of our high school state finals events is one of the best
decisions we’ve ever made! So will your event ‘Play in Peoria’? It always has

and it always will!

Kurt Gibson

Assistant Executive Director
Illinois High School Association

Contact us or visit our website for additional information on these venues and more.

Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

456 Fulton Street, Suite 300 Peoria, IL 61602

phone: 309.676.0303 or 800.747.0302 | fax: 309.676.8470 | [email protected] |

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