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A Galena wedding is a magical celebration. Whether you envision an outdoor gathering in beautiful Grant Park overlooking downtown Galena or a traditional ceremony in a charming historic church, you'll find the perfect location to begin your life together.

Galena's close proximity to major cities makes it a convenient location to gather both sides of your family. Family and friends will delight in your decision to have a Galena wedding. With so much to see and do, world-class golf and impeccable accommodations, your guests will never forget this special moment in time.

Begin planning your rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception now by learning more about these Galena businesses dedicated to assisting you create the wedding of your dreams. For information about obtaining a marriage license download this simple guide.


a piece of cake photography

The vision behind a piece of cake photography is this: clean, natural, candid photos of you in your element. That's it. For weddings I capture the essence ...more

On Location
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815-541-5109

Annie Lloyd, Ltd.

Wedding Officiant
Jess Farlow, a non-denominational reverend specializing in Wedding Ceremonies, Vow Renewals, Commitment Ceremonies, etc. E-mail: jessfarlow@gmail.com ...more

411 Meeker St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 779-214-0089

Best Western Designer Inn & Suites

The BEST WESTERN Designer Inn and Suites is located only 1/2mile away from downtown Main Street. We specialize in group wedding blocks to accommodate lodging ...more

9923 US 20 West
Galena IL 61036
Toll Free: 800-WESTERN

Chestnut Mountain Resort

Tucked away in the un-glaciated hills of Northwest Illinois, this has long been one of the Midwest’s most popular resorts. Located high above the ...more

8700 W. Chestnut Mountain Rd.
Galena IL 61036
Toll Free: 800.397.1320

DeSoto House Hotel

Since 1855 the DeSoto House has been the premier location for Galena's most beautiful weddings, as well as bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and banquets. ...more

230 S. Main St.
Galena IL 61036
Toll Free: 800-343-6562

Eagle's Nest

Luxury, space and outstanding amenities are staples of these amazing rental units. EAGLE'S NEST Offers more value in this extraordinary 12,000 sq. ft., ...more

4721 W. Longhollow Rd.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.4720

Ehrler Ranch

Weddings, engagements, birthdays, holidays, retirement parties... no group is too small or too large. With more than 25 years experience, the consultation ...more

11866 W. Chetlain Ln.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.281.1780

Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery

Imagine having a dream wedding and/or reception in the midst of the beauty of this amazing vineyard! The scenic country setting provides a unique and memorable ...more

4746 N. Ford Rd.
Galena IL 61036
Toll Free: 800.397.WINE (9463)

Galena Mini Weddings

This is an all-inclusive boutique wedding service specializing in elopements and small intimate ceremonies for up to 100 guests.
Utilizing the historic ...more

309 4th St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.281.9925

Galena Wedding Chapel

Take a trip back in time to the historic and romantic 1858 Galena Wedding Chapel specializing in intimate wedding ceremonies and vow renewals. The warmth ...more

at Bernadine's Stillman Inn
513 Bouthillier St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815-777-0557

George Bookless Studio

Fine digital photography. Fair pricing. Documentary approach captures precious moments. Brilliant color, black-and-white and sepia prints. Call for details. ...more

141 S. West St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815-777-0384

Goldmoor Inn

Goldmoor Inn, located just outside of historic Galena, Illinois, offers an enchanting and elegant setting for your perfect wedding on the scenic bluffs ...more

9001 W. Sand Hill Rd.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.3925

I Do Bridal, LLC

At I Do Bridal, LLC, our goal is to make your dreams a reality. We are a family owned store and we want you to enjoy your engagement all the way to the ...more

995 Galena Square Dr.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815-777-2507

One Eleven Main

Beautiful 3-story location on Galena’s Main Street, offering customized menus featuring locally-sourced ingredients in a completely private loft-like ...more

111 N. Main St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.8030

Ramada Galena

Romance at Ramada is our theme and our amenities, as well as our attitude, reflect this sentiment. We offer a variety of venues in which to hold a wedding ...more

11383 U.S. 20 West
Galena IL 61036
Toll Free: 800.272.6232

The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel

Wedding days are magical at The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel. Whether it's an intimate cocktail reception or a spectacular multi-course dinner, the professional ...more

9853 U.S. 20 West
Galena IL 61036
Toll Free: 866.284.7474

Turner Hall

For over 125 years, Turner Hall has been playing a part in the lives of residents and visitors to Northwest Illinois. Owned by the City of Galena, Turner ...more

115 S. Bench St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815-777-1050

Victory Catering

This is a family-owned operation to ensure that events, be it a wedding, business luncheon, company party or any catered event, goes off flawlessly. Everything ...more

200 N. Main St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.4407