Picture your event amid the rolling hills of picturesque Galena, Illinois, arguably the most beautiful spot in the state, but undoubtedly one of the most historic. In the once sleepy downtown, laughing visitors walk the streets that Ulysses S. Grant once did, leisurely stopping in the lovingly preserved, red brick gift, gourmet and antique shops.
A few minutes away is where we experience AuClair, a premier venue for your wedding, company meeting, retreat or special event for up to 300 guests.
With no detail too small, no request too great, AuClair makes your event or big day a memorable, sumptuous experience. The AuClair has been transformed into a tasteful paradise and wedding wonderland for couples who prefer an elegant, yet rustic style. With nearly 10 acres of manicured lawns, forest glades, waterside gardens, a rustic red barn and reflecting pond. As guests arrive, they appreciate the convenience and ease of our new, carefully constructed “green” parking lot, the largest in Galena, and just steps away from the AuClair entrance. AuClair is conveniently located at The Ramada Hotel in Galena where your guests will enjoy the well appointed guest rooms and luxurious suites. The bridal party can leisurely primp and prep for the big day at the on site salon and spa or enjoy relaxing massages.
Wandering out onto the pristine wraparound 3,000 square feet deck, the irresistible lounge area beckons them to behold the serene grounds that stretch before them. With cocktails in hand or shoes off in meditation, everyone breathes a peaceful sigh in the arms of AuClair.