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Chicago Weddings at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa

Surrounded by rolling hills and the beautiful 225-acre Lake Galena, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa offers the finest in Midwest destination weddings. For grand celebrations and intimate affairs alike, generations of families have chosen to welcome their guests to Eagle Ridge and share their special occasion with us. On a day when everything must be perfect, our 6,800-acre woodland retreat is an extraordinary setting. Inspired creativity, flawless craftsmanship and impeccable service blend seamlessly, ensuring that everything will be just how you’ve imagined it. Trust our catering and event specialists to help you design an entirely customized wedding package. Allow them to create savory menus for any of your events – from the engagement party and bridal shower to your rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. From the décor to the floral arrangements to the entertainment, our team will ensure that every moment, for every guest, is unforgettable. In addition to our beautiful ballrooms and wedding venues, Eagle Ridge provides guests with all the comforts of home by offering 80 lodge rooms along with one to six bedroom distinctive homes and villas that allow your entire group to stay under one roof. Additional amenities such as fireplaces, pool tables, recreation rooms, whirlpools, and decks combine with the luxuries of a world-class resort to create a unique and fun gathering for bridal parties, families, and friends.

Venue Details

  • Free AV Yes
  • Ballroom Ceiling Height 15
  • Rent the Entire Space Yes
  • Maximum Indoor Seating Capacity 300
  • Outside Tented Capacity 500
  • Pre-Function Space No
  • Valet Parking Yes
  • Free Parking Yes
  • All-Inclusive Packages Yes
Chicago Weddings at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa

Venue Highlights

  • Sprawling views
  • Newly renovated rooms
  • Rustic chic feel

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Meet Our Team

Lizzy Fahey

Lizzy Fahey
Director of Catering

After earning her Public Relations and Marketing Communications Degree from St. Ambrose University in 2011, Lizzy moved back to her hometown of Chicago to pursue a career in event planning. Her career began at PJH & Associates – a fundraising and event planning company that specialized in events ranging from corporate black-tie, to not-for-profit fulfillment programs, to high-profile government conferences and international symposiums. While working here, Lizzy had the opportunity to plan the groundbreaking event for the Lurie Children’s Hospital, as well assist in raising funds for several non-profit organizations throughout Chicago. Lizzy then went on to see what the higher education world was all about. She took on the role of Senior Event Coordinator at Loyola University in Chicago. From a Presidential Inauguration, to Commencement Ceremonies for thousands of students to intimate donor dinners, Lizzy really got to see all sides of the event world. Wanting to see her career come full circle, it was only natural for Lizzy to try her hand at wedding planning. Taking on the role of Director of Catering at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, Lizzy has gotten to assist with over 50 weddings. Lizzy’s goal is centered around creating an enjoyable and memorable planning process for the couple and their families. Her love of details, people, and throwing a great party is what keeps her coming back for more.

Fun Facts

My favorite musical artist or music type: Pop

My favorite quote or famous saying: “You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So ... get on your way!”

My favorite city in the world: Chicago

I am originally from: Chicago

Favorite movie of all time: The Proposal

My favorite hobby when I am not working: Trying new foods/restaurants.

If I could have dinner with one famous person living or dead it would be: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

No. 1 thing on my bucket list is: Visit every state, go to Thailand, go skydiving, give back, the list goes on and on.

If I had a gift card with an unlimited balance I would shop at: Nordstrom

My favorite part of the wedding planning process is: Making the bride's vision come to life.

Best advice I can give a bride: Remember the reason you are getting married. Enjoy the process. Relax.

Maggie Truppa

Maggie Truppa
Catering Services

Maggie has been a part of the Eagle Ridge team for a year and has event planning experience in both Galena and Chicago. She obtained Bachelors of Science in both Economics and Marketing from Dominican University, along with a Masters of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University. Having been a teacher in the Chicago area for six years, along with positions in banking, interior design, financial offices, and small business, Maggie has a variety of experience that contribute to her well-rounded resume. After moving from Chicago to Galena, Maggie pursued a career in event planning at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. Her organizational skills obtained throughout her professional experience naturally lend themselves to the detailed world of event planning. Maggie has taken the lead role and been the primary contact for numerous weddings since beginning her career at the resort. Her attention to detail is evident in the many weddings and events she has successfully executed. Leadership and thoroughness are some of Maggie’s strongest qualities, along with the kindness and compassion that is valued for such special and emotional times as planning a couple’s dream wedding. Lucky to be a part of the beginning of each unique story, Maggie strives to show each couple how special they are, and to make their wedding dreams come true.

Fun Facts

My favorite musical artist or music type: David Bowie

My favorite quote or famous saying: “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

My favorite city in the world: Edinburgh, Scotland

I am originally from: Chicago

Favorite movie of all time: The Lord of the Rings

My favorite hobby when I am not working: Painting and fashion design.

If I could have dinner with one famous person living or dead it would be: J.R.R. Tolkien

No. 1 thing on my bucket list is: See the Northern Lights.

If I had a gift card with an unlimited balance I would shop at: Nordstrom.

My favorite part of the wedding planning process is: Weddings are the beginning of a story that I was lucky enough to be a part of.

Best advice I can give a bride: Enjoy planning your wedding! Many special moments have led you to this day. Enjoy the memories that come along with the planning process that you and your loved one will look back on fondly!

Event Spaces & Ceremony Sites

The Eagle Ballroom which can accommodate up to 300 Guests, offers solid hard wood beams, vaulted ceilings and panoramic views of Lake Galena.
The Point Patio, our tented venue, (available April-October), is set right in the trees amidst the lake. It is the ideal backdrop for an outdoor Ceremony (seats up to 250 Guests) and/or Wedding Reception(seats up to 125 Guests).
The Galena Rooms create the perfect backdrop for under 200 Guests, offering a more intimate feel with its tray ceilings, limestone terrace and windows overlooking the lake.

Wedding Reviews

Hi Maggie and Rika, Thank you both for helping to make our daughter Sara's wedding day (6/10) a wonderful celebration! We enjoyed three days with family and friends in Galena, and the wedding day at Eagle Ridge Inn & Spa was absolutely lovely. We, along with Sara and Travis, couldn't have been more pleased. Your level of professionalism, willingness to work with bridal groups to accommodate each detail, and your cheerful and pleasant personalities (by phone, email, and in person) certainly make Eagle Ridge an ideal location for any special occasion. Your level of customer service is exceptional. The food was delicious and brought endless compliments from our guests. The quality and preparation was perfect; thank you Randy! Please also pass on our thank you to the staff who were part of setting up the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, as well as the servers and bartenders. They were all terrific! Maggie, you were lovely to be with for the rehearsal and wedding day, and we truly appreciate every final detail that you helped make happen the days leading to the wedding day.Karrie K.

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Eagle Ridge Resort. My husband and I have been coming to Eagle Ridge Territory and Galena for over 8 years. We come up to visit once or twice a year. Since we love it so much we decided to host our wedding there. We just got married on the Point Patio at the resort on Saturday, October 14th. There were a lot of stresses due to the tremendous rainfall. However the staff at Eagle Ridge persevered and pulled off the ceremony and the reception without a hitch. I was blown away by the professionalism and kindness of Maggie Truppa our main wedding coordinator. We have been working closely with her since December to get this wedding planned and she has been nothing short of amazing. When everything was said and done, my husband and I had more people than we can count come up to us to specifically say how incredible the food was (from the appetizers, to the main dinner course, desserts and then even the pizza in the bar after) and how absolutely beautiful the set up and ambiance was during the ceremony and reception. All and all our wedding was the best wedding many people have ever been to and that is due to the wonderful staff and amenities at Eagle Ridge Resort.Courtney and Matt W.

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!Emily E.

Thank you for EVERYTHING RIKA and MAGGIE!!!!!!!!!!! You were all amazing, the servers, the chefs...oh my gosh people can't stop raving about the food. Really!!!! Thank you for the bottle of wine with glasses and a card from you, the top of the cake, and for being so responsive over email when I needed you. We loved everything and LOVED working with you all. Thank you dearly ...Stephanie A.

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!Jordan A.

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