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Meetings & Banquets


The beauty of rolling hills, valleys and lush countryside are just one of the attractions Galena has to offer not to mention its architectural charm and history. Galena is known as “The Town That Time Forgot“. With its quaint charm, beautiful architecture, parks, hiking paths, historic points of interest and Main Street’s shopping and dining are the reason that over one million visitors annually visit Galena and the DeSoto House Hotel.Gathering in Galena offers guided walking tours and step on guide services for historic pleasure and a ghost tour for fun. Climb the 192 step stairway from Main Street to Prospect Street for a panoramic view of Galena. Visit Ulysses S. Grant’s home, and then visit the Galena History Museum. World famous golf and the Midwest’s top rated skiing are also found in Galena. Swimming, horseback riding, hiking, bird watching, bike riding and hot air balloon rides are waiting for the active enthusiast.

Fall colors in the area are magnificent. Many people travel to Galena just to enjoy the ever changing panorama of the autumn season. Christmas is enjoyed the way “it used to be” with carolers, candles and decorations all along Main Street.

The DeSoto House provides the finest meeting facilities in the area for groups of any size. The spacious ballroom accommodates up to 175 theatre-style or 150 people for a banquet.

Six additional meeting rooms are available, with capabilities ranging from 10-100 people. From start to finish our professional staff pays close attention to detail and insures the service you expect.

Planning a function at the DeSoto House puts you amidst everything Galena has to offer. Everything you need for a successful business meeting, family gathering or banquet is available at the DeSoto House and the charm and history come at no extra cost.

No matter what the season…The DeSoto House Hotel has something for everyone…Guest leave with fond memories and return often…

We have a business of taking a bus full of women on unique fun trips and we have spent our second stay at the DeSoto House and find it more charming and accommodating every time we go.  We love this hotel!
Linda N. Lennox, S.D.
Information Request

Please contact Deb Bertucci, Sales and Marketing Manager, at 815.777.0090
or use the form below to discuss all your meeting and banquet needs.


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