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“We were very pleased with the whole event and how easy the staff was to work with during the planning and execution of our sonís rehearsal dinner. They made a memorable night perfect!”

Kathy & Mark


  Galena Rehearsal Dinner

A wedding rehearsal dinner is a time to relax, unwind and enjoy a casual meal with your closest family and friends. Choose The Irish Cottage, Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill or one of our two sister restaurants located on Main Street in Galena, Illinois, for a delicious meal and memorable evening.

Blarney Stone Event Room
(at The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel)
  • Bride and father sitting in large reception area, the Blarney Stone event roomLocated in the enchanting Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
  • Accommodates large rehearsal dinners
  • Rich woods, ornate lighting fixtures, and southerly oversized windows facing our "Valley of Glendalough"
  • Convenient ground floor location
  • Accommodates live entertainment


Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill
(at The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel)
  • Frank O'Dowds an option for rehearsal dinners in GalenaDesigned and handcrafted
    in Ireland
  • Authentic Irish pub decor including rich woods, traditional Irish snugs, and etched & stained glass
  • Gaelic section accommodates intimate rehearsal dinners
  • Large selection of traditional Irish cuisine or a variety of menus available
  • Live entertainment every Friday and Saturday evening year-round
  • Entertainment options available for any night of
    the week (inquire with
    wedding consultant to
    arrange entertainment)

The Auld Dubliner Lounge
  • Auld Dubliner Lounge at intimate rehearsal dinner spaceNewest addition to The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
  • Intimate setting features fireplace with granite mantle
  • Plated dinners for
    up to 24
  • Cocktail reception for
    up to 70
  • Private wine bar
  • Variety of menus available
  • Bar service available


One Eleven Main
(Downtown Galena, Illinois)
  • One Eleven Main showcases local cuisine for rehearsal dinnersLocated in the heart of downtown Galena
  • Rich wood flooring, exposed brick walls, tin ceilings and dramatic black and white photography of local food personalities
  • Completely private loft-like dining area available on
    the 3rd floor overlooking Galena's Main and Commerce Streets
  • Seasonal menus
    featuring local and
    regional ingredients
  • Four "Local Flavor Cuisine"
    menus or have One Eleven
    Main's culinary team create
    a custom dining experience

Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy'
(Downtown Galena, Illinois)
  • Vinny Vanucchis, a popular rehearsal dinner restaurant in GalenaOne of Galena's favorite restaurants for more
    than 15 years
  • Located in the historic St. Louis Building just steps
    off Galena's Main Street
  • Four dining levels featuring walls of native wood and Galena brick
  • Vinny's Bar & Corner Bistro private dining level transports your guests to
    an Italian outdoor trattoria  - complete with red-tiled pathways, black wrought-iron railings, inviting chairs
    and white-striped awnings
  • 5 family-style menus plus
    an all-inclusive deluxe
    4-course dining
    package available

"Taste of Galena" Progressive Dinner
  • Sample the best Galena has to offer at our fine family of restaurants -
    Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill, One Eleven Main and Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy'
  • Guests move from restaurant to restaurant to enjoy one course and cocktails at each restaurant to complete a 3 course meal


To inquire about dates and begin planning your unique Galena wedding at The Irish Cottage, please complete our Information Request Form or contact our wedding consultant by email at or call 866.284.7474.

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