A Brief History

In November of 2009, Festival Foods purchased Apple Creek Inn, a banquet facility and catering company located in De Pere, Wisconsin. It was renamed The Marq in March of 2010 to symbolize its focus on creating marquee events as the area’s premiere catering company. The transformation continued with the complete remodelling of our banquet facility. A widened, welcoming entryway, completely renovated restrooms, lighting upgrades throughout, new ballroom carpeting, updated decor, and a newly refashioned English Pub bar all serve to enrich the event experiences of our guests. In addition to the interior changes, we expanded our parking area and enhanced the wonderful gardens that encompass our popular outdoor venues, the Garden Gazebo and the Arbor Under The Willows.

The Marq at Lineville Road is The Marq’s newest addition for banquets and events acquired by the Festival Family in January of 2013. The Marq at Lineville Road (formerly known as Suamico Banquet Center) is located in Howard/Saumico and is a great location for Weddings and trade shows.

The Marq Catering division also grew in 2013 with the addition of our premier partners. We have contracted exclusive catering rights at The National Railroad Museum (Green Bay) and Vandervest Harley Davidson’s Olde 41 (Green Bay) in order to offer more guests the exceptional food and service that comes with ‘The Marq Experience’.

Our Mission

To develop a team of associates dedicated to providing our guests with the area’s premier banquet and catering facility, memorable service, exceptional food, and an overall extraordinary experience while making it special.

The Marq Advantage

With direct access to top quality food and ingredients from Festival Food stores, The Marq has the unique ability to accommodate all of our guests’ catering and menu requests. The expertise of our event planning and culinary staff gives us the flexibility to cater events at our banquet and catering center in De Pere, or off-site at any location in Northeast Wisconsin. With our experienced team, updated facility and new menu featuring Festival Foods signature items, we are excited to be able to offer our customers a complete event experience that only The Marq and Festival Foods can achieve. That’s The Marq advantage.


Our banquet facility can accommodate up to 575 guests, and our gardens and grounds provide ample room for those guests. Off site, we can serve up to 10,000 guests, contingent on the size of your location.


The Marq (formerly Apple Creek Inn) is a four-time finalist and 2010, 2011, and 2012 winner of the Green Bay Press-Gazette “Best of the Bay” Reader’s Choice Award in the “Best Catering Company” category!

Services: Wedding, Corporate Events and Special Occasion

  • On-site catering in our banquet facility and two outdoor garden venues.
  • Off-site catering at homes and locations anywhere in Northeast Wisconsin.
  • Corporate cafeterias.
  • Concessions for sports and entertainment venues.