Your wedding is special, so what better venue for that big day than in unparalleled natural surroundings that offer beautiful ceremony sites, unique banquet rooms, and one-of-a-kind unforgettable experiences. Let us help make your very special day everything you’ve dreamed about. Wildlife Prairie Park is the perfect place to begin YOUR adventure!
Whether you say your vows in front of the bison and elk prairie, the picturesque views from Hespell Bricks, have an intimate ceremony surrounded by wildflowers on Hazel’s Hill, or make that unforgettable entrance down the regal staircase onto the Vista Patio, you will create lasting memories at Wildlife Prairie Park.
Note: Wildlife Prairie Park does not offer same day tours of our facilities.
We’re extremely proud to be recognized as Peoria’s Best Wedding Venue in the 2023 Community Choice Awards!
Located conveniently in the heart of the park, the Hespell Bricks ceremony site offers a stunning look at the majestic bison and elk herds and sweeping views of the beautiful prairie that sustains them.
Wildflowers bloom in abundance on Hazel’s Hill, making for a beautiful backdrop to your event or photos. The site is named for Wildlife Prairie Park founder and philanthropist, Hazel Rutherford. This serene and peaceful site is in a remote area of the park and requires shuttle transportation for groups of 25 of more.
Climb aboard the Prairie Zephyr and wind your way through the woods before saying I do with a lakeside view at the covered French Overlook! Nestled amongst the trees between the banks of North Lake and the Wildlife Prairie Park Railroad, this charming ceremony site is perfect for small weddings.
Enjoy Hespell Deck, overlooking the natural prairie where Wildlife Prairie Park’s bison and elk herd roam. This venue features exclusive walls that raise up at the touch of a button, extending the dance floor to the outside deck. Enjoy the panoramic view from this magnificent deck and enchant your guests with a spectacular moonrise over the prairie while dancing the night away on the open-air dance floor.
Seating Capacity: 200
In Prairie Hall you will bask in the warmth with your betrothed in front of the glowing stone fireplace in the intimate yet spacious hall. The romantic, warm café lighting and draping makes this room perfect for country chic receptions. The largest Wildlife Prairie Park reception room, it is spacious yet intimate and offers exposed brick, rustic wood walls, a built-in dance floor and a gorgeous floor to ceiling fireplace.
Seating Capacity: 250
The Log Room is rustic charm at its finest, reminiscent of an exclusive back woods lodge with log covered walls. You will be cozy all evening with a stunning wood-burning stone fireplace, and two large windows that peer right into the wolf den! Located in the basement of the Visitor Center, this room is perfect for small wedding receptions, bridal showers, baby showers, business meetings, and retreats!
Seating Capacity: 90
Explore the beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife of our Park with this popular add-on. Please contact one of our event coordinators for a list of available animals and to schedule your wild wedding encounter.
Host a 30-minute meet and greet at your ceremony or reception with 1 animal ambassador. Guests are welcome to get a close look at the animal, take photos, and ask our animal keeper questions!
Take your wedding party for a ride through our pasture on Adventure Trek and experience life in the middle of the bison herd, getting unique wedding photos along the way! (18 guest maximum)
We offer truly unique accommodations including the serene Cabin on the Hill, converted Train Cabooses or Grain Bins, the beautiful Legacy Cabins adjacent to the bison and elk pasture, and a relaxing lakeside view at Prairie Stables.
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These caterers work with us frequently, are familiar with the Park and our policies, and have a great reputation among our clients. They will do an excellent job taking care of you and your wedding guests on your special day.