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Unforgettable Wedding Receptions in Galena Illinois

Our reception area is housed in the same building as our Chapel. It features original brick paver floors, rough sawn stained plank walls, stenciled details and faux marbled cast iron columns. It also features open ceiling beams punctuated with skylights. It is lit with more unique sconces and matching chandeliers. The reception area takes on a beautiful amber glow in the evening. Our guests love this venue for how unique and historic it is.

We will help you plan your entire evening from beginning to end. We have excellent food choices and great staff to serve you.

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At the end of your ceremony, you and your new spouse exit the Chapel onto the dance floor where your guests can pass by you offering their congratulations. In the meantime, the staff has lit any candles you have requested and has the place settings ready to go for dinner.

Photography
Dave offers reasonable rates on professional photographs. It is fun to capture the reception adventure as images. You don’t want to miss getting photos of your girlfriend catching the bouquet or pictures of cutting the cake and of friends and relatives enjoying their evening.

Music
We can work with you to hire musicians, a DJ or you can use our CD player and songs you personally select to share with your guests. A combination of both works out nicely as well. We have a harpist and guitarist available for you.

Table Decorations
You can choose from a variety of decorations we have used successfully in the past. From very simple to very elaborate, we can make it happen.

Dance Floor
We have a wood dance floor that matches our Chapel, small and romantic. But there always seems to be plenty of room for everyone interested in dancing.

Dining Options
Dining For Large Groups (25-65)
Our Private Main Reception area is perfect. Includes the dance floor, bar and is attached to the Wedding Chapel. It has a unique and artistic look and is beautiful lit up at night.

Dining For Medium Groups (17 – 25)
Our unique and intimate Carriage House, circa 1858, is the perfect place for dining together for up to 25 guests. It is located in the same building as the Main reception area and across the dance floor from the Wedding Chapel. It has romantic booths and tables.

Dining For Small Groups (8-16)
Private dining for small parties is available in the parlor of Bernadine’s Stillman Inn. We can seat up to 16 in this room.

Bar
We have a large antique bar in the main reception hall where we make the best drinks, and they are reasonably priced for you and your guests. Our bartenders are professional, friendly and fun to work with!

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