If you’re getting married soon, we’ve got six reasons to come to Northwest Illinois
Weddings are a pretty big deal. Putting aside the life-long, ‘til-death-do-us-part commitment, there are a million things to consider. Food, dress, flowers, cake; the list goes on and on. And if you’re planning a destination wedding, that’s one more thing to think about.
Almost a quarter of weddings now are of the destination variety, which means couples have to spend a certain amount of time trying to come up with just the right place. Let us help you cross that one off your to-do list. Here’s why you should have your nuptials in Galena, Illinois:
Gorgeous natural settings
There is nothing wrong with getting married in a church or other indoor venue, but if you want an outdoor ceremony, Galena is the ideal spot. There are numerous state parks and farms that can provide a beautiful and rustic location for a wedding. And because Galena is especially nice in the spring and summer, you won’t have to worry too much about getting bad weather.
Amazing food options
Once the ceremony is over, it’s time for the real fun to begin at the reception. And one of the most important aspects is of course the food. Galena is home to many excellent restaurants and bakeries that can supply you with a fantastic spread. Plus, they give folks great eating opportunities in the days before or after the wedding.
A variety of things to do
Some people have a short timeframe for their destination wedding, with the entire thing happening in a day or two. But others want to make it more of an event and have it take place over several days. If you’re in the latter group, you’ll want your guests to have many entertainment options. In addition to museums and an assortment of historical buildings to check out, Galena also has unique shops, hiking trails, and several golf courses.
Galena is great during the day, but the party really starts when the sun goes down, especially for couples (married or otherwise). There are numerous wineries and craft breweries, plus you can also always find a spot to hear some live music. And if you’re looking for a fun show, you can’t miss Galena’s fabulous resident magician.
A lot of people think about having a destination wedding in a big city or large resort. While either of those is fine, they are not everybody’s cup of tea. There is something to be said for getting married in a quaint, charming town like Galena. And it is important to remember your guests when planning your special day and thinking about the kind of place they would enjoy.
Another reason to come to Galena for your wedding is because of the accommodations. While you plan and get ready for your big day, you can stay in a luxury cabin with all of the amenities you would need. At Vacation Galena, we have two cabins that can hold up to 22 total people very comfortably. They are both centrally located and just minutes away from all of the Galena sights and attractions.
If you want to get more information about our cabins and how they can fit into your destination wedding plans, don’t hesitate to contact us. And if you already have some dates in mind, you can see what is available and book your reservation here.