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Bagpipers at a unique Galena Wedding Ceremony

“The Irish Cottage and its staff made our wedding all
we dreamed it would be and more! We can't thank them enough for all they did to create such a wonderful weekend for us and our families.”

Lea & Christopher


  Galena Wedding Ceremony

The selection of a ceremony location is an important decision - forever a part of your memories, you'll always treasure the place where you exchanged vows.

The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel in Galena, Illinois, has many onsite ceremony locations to consider. From romantic vow exchanges in the W.B. Yeats Library to traditional outdoor ceremonies in the Faerie Ring, visit The Irish Cottage to see how we can make your wedding ceremony special.

When selecting your Galena wedding reception location, consider the convenience of having your ceremony and reception a short walk apart. Without transportation to consider, your guests will freely partake in the day's festivities.

All onsite ceremony locations available free of charge with a customized wedding package.

Faerie Ring
  • Fairie Ring, outdoor wedding locationOutdoor ceremony site overlooking our "Valley of Glendalough"
  • 25,000 square foot faerie ring edged with 70 one-ton stones
  • Serene views of tranquil rolling hills and countryside
  • According to Irish legend, it is said if a couple walks three times counter clockwise around the stone circle and then makes a wish, it will come true


Blarney Stone Event Room
  • Blarney Stone Event Center, large Galena wedding ceremony roomRich woods, ornate lighting fixtures, and southerly oversized windows facing our "Valley of Glendalough"
  • Convenient ground floor location
  • Seating for up to 300


W.B. Yeats Library
  • WB Yeats Library, location for small Galena weddingsDesigned and handcrafted
    in Ireland
  • Rich woods and inviting leather armchairs
  • Southerly windows overlook our "Valley of Glendalough"
  • Elevated area for intimate vow exchanges
  • Comfortable area for up
    to 35 guests to gather
    and socialize
  • Located within steps of
    Frank O'Dowd's Irish
    Pub & Grill
    and The Auld Dubliner Lounge


Brian Boru Suite
  • Brian Boru, hospitality suite for Galena wedding1100 square foot luxury
    two-room suite with large bathroom
  • Comfortable bride and
    bridal party dressing suite
  • Spacious sitting room and pleasing decor for bridal party photographs
  • Accommodates intimate ceremonies and easily converts to a hospitality suite
  • Kitchenette with full size refrigerator and seating bar
  • French doors open to overlook our "Valley of Glendalough"

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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