Lensing/Horman Wedding: April

First of all thank you so much for all your help with our wedding this weekend. Everything went perfect and exceeded expectations. The venue was awesome, and the food was still talked about on Sunday when our quests left. The staff was really great to work with. The restaurant manager and the bartenders in the lounge were spectacular. The day was amazing and will be talked about for years. In my job I have to deal with thousands of clients and I know how hard it is to please everyone and when we receive a good comment we take it seriously and it makes what we do worth it. So I thought you would enjoy this email. Kristal's sisters mentioned that you and Maggie were great to Kristal and the wedding party leading up to the wedding so thanks to you guys as well.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for organizing an amazing weekend!

A Groom

The entire experience at Eagle Ridge was absolutely phenomenal for our wedding. We made several visits to Eagle Ridge during the planning phase and they were all phenomenal. We worked with three different wedding planners at Eagle Ridge, all of which were phenomenal, especially Maggie Truppa. We had our wedding downtown in Grant Park and our reception in the main ballroom back at Eagle Ridge. The customer service at Eagle Ridge is first class. We rented their signature home #604 for the welcome party and that was wonderful. The bellman repeatedly came out to deliver ice and fresh towels and pick up any garbage. The reception couldn't have gone any better. Maggie coordinated everything perfectly with all of our vendors and the night flowed perfectly. I would recommend Eagle Ridge to anyone! Oh and we also had a 60 player golf outing at The General (signature golf course) and they gave us a great rate and treated us awesome. The course was in great shape too!

Margie H.

I have been going to Eagle Ridge since I was a child. We always rented a house in the territory! So much fun. We enjoy all the restaurants - especially Woodlands. Since the house has a full kitchen, we tried to cook most of our meals. Lots of great memories in Galena. The pool with the retractable roof is awesome! Clean fitness center as well. Love the hiking trails and my dad loves The General golf course! Something for everyone at Eagle Ridge.

You can rent boats by the hour too! I have never stayed in the actual inn, so not sure how to describe or rate that part. Check out the General Store while you're there too. They have a great seafood pasta (cold side dish) as well as steaks and snickerdoodle cookies!

Janine P.

Our family enjoyed a long weekend stay in a rented house on the property and loved it. So much to do on the property and also in nearby Galena. Views are unsurpassed in Midwest, friendly staff, activities for all ages. Loved it.

Mrs. C

Absolutely beautiful resort. I recently attended a wedding and stayed in a spacious 5 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath villa for the weekend.

The wedding ceremony was spectacular overlooking Lake Galena. The brunch style reception menu was delicious, and the bar tending on point!

We tried the Woodstone restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, service, and food.

Everything was fantastic and I would love to visit again!

Regina Brooks, of Regine Danielle Events & Design

"Eagle Ridge is a beautiful property that provides the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding. What I love most, in addition to the breathtakingly beautiful property, is that regardless of the season, Eagle Ridge is an amazing place not only for wedding ceremonies, but also for the couple's wedding festivities. Eagle Ridge offers a variety of options for events such as rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches."

Regina Brooks

Voted Chicago's Best New Wedding Planner by Wedding Industry Experts

Awards 2013!

Gloria B.

When you need a little get away, try the Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena, we stayed in the hotel. Very nice lobby forgot some essentials and they had them at the desk. The room was beautiful and so was the whole area. Driving thru the wooded landscapes of Galena on our way to the hotel was spectacular. Friendly and well-informed staff, very clean room. We went to golf the course and we did "The General" kicked our butts and it was a challenge. We opted to go into downtown Galena, gift shops, restaurants and a nice walk taking in the local area. There is everything at this resort that you could possibly need or want. Well worth the price of the stay but get ready to pay big bucks for the golf courses. They have large chalets for larger groups if needed. A beautiful area to say the least.

Connie Schrup, Mother of the Bride

“GREAT reception!!! Thank you for everything. All went very smoothly, and the ballrooms were absolutely beautiful. The dinner was fabulous!! Your staff is to be commended...our guests gave them raving compliments as to how attentive and friendly they were. Friends and family were thrilled with accommodations. I just wish I could turn back the clock and start the reception all over again, and again...”


Eagle Ridge is the finest place to stay in Galena for renting a villa. We have been back twice. Each time the staff has picked an excellent villa to stay in. The manager on duty went out of her way to make this a great anniversary weekend. We will be back next year.

Matt & Kim Dlausner

“I want to thank you and the entire staff at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa for the amazing job you all did. Several of my guests knew their servers and bartenders by name with stories about special things they did. I have heard nothing but rave reviews about the service and food... Matt walked up to the bar for the first time and without having to say a word, the bartender handed Matt a Hinanu (Tahitian Beer) and said, I believe this is what you are looking for. Throughout the entire process you have not only been a joy to work with, but you have been my rock by being patient through my indecision, steering me when needed and encouraging me when I doubted myself. Thank you so much!!...I already miss working with you!...”

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Beciri

“Not only was Galena the most scenic and beautiful place, it was worth every moment and memory we created. The resort was more than accommodating; all our guests felt like they were VIPs for the weekend. We reserved a group of houses in the same area and our family and friends had the time of their lives. There were so many activities that our family and friends made a whole vacation out of our wedding weekend.

The personal touches Eagle Ridge provides cannot be matched. The wedding coordinator was amazing!! She had so many unique ideas and with her experience she could really help out with the details. Because of the expertise of the coordinator, I got to do what every bride dreams about, sit back, relax and take it all in. I could go on and on about how the food was amazing, how the staff was superb and how great everyone treated my guests. . . not just focusing on the wedding party but truly on each guest. 

Palmer/Heim Wedding: June 2018

All I can say is, that you guys are simply amazing.  Our day was made so special by everyone at Eagle Ridge and we loved every minute of it.  From the very beginning we knew we would be taken care of by the best people around.  We have ZERO hiccups, mistakes, and tears shed on behalf of problems.  Everything was handled so professionally and we're truly thankful for everything you guys did!   

Our stay last night was wonderful at the villa, and we loved how responsive the shuttle service was, how helpful, polite, and kind the front desk staff was!  I know this isn't an easy feat to coordinate a wedding as a resort in the first place, but having the balloon race going on at the same time is an extra challenge, but we never felt as though we were being given anything less than preferential treatment!  As an employee, I always hear the opinions of people staying out here, so this was a nice experience to get to be a customer.

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