Weddings in Galena
Surrounded by rolling hills and the beautiful 225-acre Lake Galena, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa offers the finest in Midwest destination weddings. For generations families have chosen to welcome their guests to Eagle Ridge and share their special occasion with us.
With four breathtaking and majestic venues to choose from, we will certainly have the perfect place that will easily fit the vision of both traditional and modern brides.
We have four very special Wedding packages to choose from including our seasonal wedding package.
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My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at Eagle Ridge in October, and we can't say enough positive things about the experience. The location is beautiful, and we received so many compliments from guests about the food, but the best thing about Eagle Ridge is the fantastic staff. From planning to the wedding day, everything went smoothly. Maggie and her team are extremely prompt, professional, and detail-oriented;
Maggie was so helpful during the planning process by providing us with resources, suggestions, timelines, and reminders as needed. Maggie and her team made sure everything was taken care of and went smoothly for the ceremony and reception, which meant my husband and I could focus on spending time with our guests. I'd highly recommend Eagle Ridge; working with them made the whole wedding planning experience 1000x less stressful.
I just wanted to say thank you for helping us on our wedding day. Both Ashley and Madison were AMAZING. I could not have imagined getting married anywhere else or having better services than what we received.
All of my bridesmaids looked and felt beautiful. There was no pressure to have overdone make up for those who got it and everyone's hair was perfection. The girls worked like a well oiled machine and were even willing to add one more to get their hair done and me for my makeup.
I've gotten a few sneak peaks and I'm so happy I did get my makeup done, and Madison absolutely killed it with a natural glam look. I loved my hair trial and yet Ashley made it 1000 times even better the day of… I was honestly sad to shower and wash off my hair and makeup. I just cannot put into words how great they were and what a great day we had. I'm so thankful these ladies helped me on my big day!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you, Alisha, and Sarah for everything you did this past weekend for Matt and my wedding. We had an absolute blast and literally could not have imagined a more perfect day. Matt and I were talking about it and said that although people always say things will just go wrong, and you have to roll with it we could not think of a single thing that went wrong this past weekend.
Everything from this set up, the communication prior to the day of as well as the day of, the service, the spa, the wait staff, the bartenders… Was so wonderful and like a well oiled machine. We truly could not imagine of having a better experience if we tried.
Alisha was an absolute joy to work with. I cannot speak highly enough for all the work that she put in leading up to the wedding as well as the work the day of. She was so organized and absolutely killed it. Not to mention she put up with my million questions
Alyssa, December 2021:
Eagle Ridge was an absolute dream location for our December wedding. Maggie was amazing the entire weekend. Eagle ridge is beautiful, the food is great, it feels homey, and is all around a great place to have a wedding. I cannot say enough how great Maggie and all the wedding staff were from rehearsal dinner to wedding to the farewell breakfast!
Our wedding at Eagle Ridge was amazing. Maggie, the wedding coordinator, is extremely professional, friendly, and helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better venue coordinator. We had to postpone our wedding due to COVID, and she was right by our side the entire time - extremely flexible, comforting, and kind. My favorite thing about having our wedding here was that everything was in one place - the ceremony, the reception, and the lodging for guests. Guests didn't have to travel from one place to another or worry about shuttles. It was truly a perfectly seamless day. Our timeline was executed perfectly by the staff, leaving me without a single concern! During photos and cocktail hour, Maggie and other staff were consistently checking in on my husband and me, asking if we needed anything, bringing us water and hors d'ouevres to make sure we were getting time to eat. You can tell the wedding office is 100% focused on giving the bride and groom the best day possi
Eagle Ridge was the perfect place to host our wedding celebration last month! Maggie and her team were so genuine and intentional with every interaction we had and with every update my husband and I needed to make, even just days before the wedding date. Planning a wedding (twice) during a pandemic was far from easy but we never worried about our wedding venue or our vendor team--each and every person we worked with was so thoughtful and patient with us during such an uncertain time. If you are looking for a beautiful view and a group of staff that so clearly cares about the success and care that goes into your wedding day, I highly recommend Eagle Ridge! You will not be disappointed.
Rene B. September 2021
Spectacular wedding venue
I cannot say enough about the wedding team of Maggie, Alisha, and Sarah at Eagle Ridge. I had a vision for a Harvest table for all of our guests and they made it happen beyond my expectations. They worked with me with everything from the rehearsal to helping make sure my timeline was followed the day of the wedding and a parting breakfast for the guests the day after the wedding. I highly recommend this venue. The best part was the banquet package was all inclusive including the open bar and champagne toast.
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.
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 2021:
Eagle Ridge was the perfect place to host our wedding celebration last month! Maggie and her team were so genuine and intentional with every interaction we had and with every update my husband and I needed to make, even just days before the wedding date. Planning a wedding (twice) during a pandemic was far from easy but we never worried about our wedding venue or our vendor team--each and every person we worked with was so thoughtful and patient with us during such an uncertain time. If you are looking for a beautiful spot for a special event or just a scenic weekend getaway, I highly recommend visiting Galena and staying at Eagle Ridge!
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
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
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!
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.
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!
Good service, GREAT location, it was nice to have a one stop shop since we were out of towners. The deck was the perfect place for our small ceremony and the food was top notch! There were a few things that didn't go as planned, but overall - I would recommend it!
Maggie and the entire Eagle Ridge team are absolutely AMAZING! We had such a wonderful experience from start to finish and would recommend getting married at Eagle Ridge time and time again. Maggie worked with us for 18 months in helping to plan our perfect day. She was so kind and so responsive throughout the entire planning process and was always a calm and steady presence. She had great ideas of her own due to her many years of experience but was also willing to hear our ideas and helped make them possible/come to life. On the big day, Maggie, Sarah, and Alisha were all so present and so helpful - making sure everything was running smoothly and was going as it should. They were all so wonderful to work with!
As soon as we stepped foot in to Eagle Ridge Resort, we knew this was our venue. Everything about the space (both inside & out) is breathtaking. The space is naturally beautiful & we loved the beautiful views.
Working with Alisha was so easy! She was quick to respond, patient with my many questions, & went above & beyond to make our wedding day the most perfect day. She truly put me at ease throughout the entire wedding process, but especially during the wedding. I knew I didn't need to worry about any of the details on our big day, because Alisha had it handled.
Every staff member that we encountered was professional & courteous. We are so thankful to have a great location to revisit for our anniversary in the future.
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We had our wedding weekend at Eagle Ridge and it was absolutely perfect! Thank you to Alisha who was our main contact from the beginning, she was wonderful to work with from beginning to end.
Alisha, Maggie and Sarah on the wedding team made our weekend such a success and were there for anything we needed from the moment we arrived until the time we checked out.
The Woodland's Restaurant & Bar team were great, our family and friends kept them busy from Friday - Sunday and received great service throughout the entire weekend.
The Front Desk team + shuttle service team made all of our guest experience seamless and enjoyable .
Thank you to everyone at Eagle Ridge for the best wedding weekend!