Kankakee County Park District




Offering a wide array of affordable yet impressive venues throughout the town of Kankakee, the Kankakee Park District is a must-see for couples hoping to host their big day on a budget -- without skimping on the glamour of the day! The Rec Center offers the expansive Charlton Banquet Facility on its upper floor, complete with stage and high ceilings for your elegant reception. Pioneer Park offers a spacious indoor facility for up to 120 guests, making it ideal for a medium-sized reception dinner or ceremony. Larger receptions can look to the Civic Auditorium, which offers sky high ceilings, stage, outdoor patio, and the capacity for up to 300 people. For smaller indoor occasions, look to the spacious Beckman Park Fieldhouse or the recently renovated Jeffers Park Fieldhouse. If an intimate waterfront occasion appeals, take a look at Goselin Park, which is nestled against the sparkling Kankakee River. Their facility -- which includes a full kitchen and playground -- is fantastic for more family-oriented affairs.

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 300 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $150 to $400 for a ceremony only wedding and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. A refundable security deposit of $450 is required. Permit must be obtained for all events serving alcohol.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Kankakee County Park District is estimated at between $2,118 and $7,978 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking in designated areas only
Music must end by 9:00PM
Biodegradable throwables only