Nicole & Andrew June 11, 2021
We got engaged at Eagle Ridge (at the waterfall) in 2018 and immediately knew that was where we wanted to get married. We signed our contract by the end of the year and started planning a 250 person May 2020 dream wedding. Spoiler alert: that didn't happen.
What DID happen turned out to be even more perfect, thanks to Maggie and the rest of the team at Eagle Ridge. They made the decision to postpone our wedding as painless as possible and Maggie helped us to reimagine our day as it evolved into a 50 person weekend getaway with a reception dinner. Thanks to Maggie we were able to relax that whole weekend and spend quality time with our guests. She helped plan a welcome dinner at the Highlands Restaurant, golf with the groom, a hair and makeup team for 11 of us, lunch and mimosas during our getting ready time, the reception, AND a farewell brunch. Throughout planning and the actual weekend she and her team were very attentive and made sure every detail was taken care of.
Mary & Eric May 2021
Mary & Eric May 2021 A huge thank you to Maggie their Wedding/Events Coordinator from Eric and Mary Peschke. We first had a great two year (dating) anniversary out at Eagle Ridge, then I decided to pop the question with Eagle Ridge's water fall in the background the next year. We loved it so much that we started working with Maggie on planning our dream wedding at Eagle Ridge for May 2020...but then COVID hit and unfortunately the dream wedding wasn't able to happen like we'd planned. However, that didn't stop Maggie or the Management Team at Eagle Ridge from being unbelievably understanding as they were kind enough to allow us to use our deposit 1 year after our May 2020 scheduled wedding date (we ended up getting married in our front yard with family and close friends in attendance...and a few neighbors looking on) so we've now scheduled a 1 year anniversary party for May 2021. We aren't sure how many people we will be able to host, but Maggie has
Sarah September 2020
Sarah · married on 09/20/2020 A perfect day, even with Covid changes! Maggie and Sasha were both so responsive and helpful during the wedding planning process. With Covid throwing a wrench into what seemed like everything, we were still able to have a wonderful day where our 43 guests felt safe. We had to downsize due to Illinois restrictions and change up seating arrangements and food service, however Maggie still made the day ours! Our guests raved about feeling safe and clean the entire event indoors and outdoors. They loved the food and being able to make weekend getaways themselves in Galena. The bridesmaids loved a spa day while the groomsmen enjoyed a round of golf the day before. We wish covid wasn't around, but were still so glad to celebrate our love in an unexpectedly perfect way at Eagle Ridge
Natalie September 2020
Natalie J September 2020 Wedding We got married at Eagle Ridge on Sept 6, 2020, in a small ceremony of 20 people at Point Patio overlooking Lake Galena. The Eagle Ridge accommodations and staff were wonderfully beyond expectations. Colin, Maggie, and Sasha helped bring our special day to life and made it one we'll never forget. From multiple ceremony rehearsals that Sasha and Maggie endured at our request to last-minute accommodations to Colin's multi-store trek to secure bug spray for us (of which we didn't end up needing as it was beautiful weather), we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Following our ceremony, we held a small dinner party at House 540 which was the perfect setting. This was our "home base" for the duration of Labor Day weekend and the majority of our family stayed in this house. It was very clean with plenty of space for fun and relaxation! My Dad was even able to squeeze in a round of golf over the weekend. As a non-golfe
Jordan August 2020
Wedding Our wedding at Eagle Ridge was absolutely beautiful! We had the best experience! Jake and I were so lucky to have Maggie as our wedding coordinator- she helped us for the past 2 years of planning. She was very responsive and always there whenever we had questions or needed help with something! When we were unable to get married in April of 2020 (thanks Covid) she helped us pick a back up date and was there with us through it all. Luckily, August 30th we were finally able to have our day! The entire staff was so accommodating there! They made our day incredibly special. We are forever grateful of Eagle Ridge staff and also the Stondedrift Spa staff too. They made my girls and I look beautiful and made our morning of the wedding so easy. Julie has the entire morning planned, which let me relax (as much as I possibly could). If you're looking for a rustic, elegant venue in Illinois- this is your place! The scenery is breathtaking!
Mary July 2020
Mary · married on 07/22/2020 Our experience with Eagle Ridge and with wedding planner Maggie Truppa couldn't have been any smoother. In our case, all the wedding planning took place over the phone as we don't live in the area. Maggie was an absolute joy and coordinated our special day with wonderful vendors. The wedding day was beautiful and all the pieces came together seamlessly. Highly recommend this scenic venue and welcoming staff.
Emily December 2019
Emily B December 2019 Wedding Everything was perfect! The team was amazing, especially Maggie. I cannot say enough nice things about Maggie. She was there EVERY step of the way. She listened to our requests and made sure everything went off without a hitch! The venue was gorgeous and looked like a winter wonderland. The ceremony in front of the large windows was magically, we had a sunset ceremony and the pictures are stunning! I do wish there was a privacy curtain for the aisle, however everything was perfect!