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Ramada

Galena , IL

LOCATION

11383 Rt 20 W
Galena, IL US 61036 (map)

PHONE

815-777-2043

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ABOUT US

"Romance at Ramada"

"Romance at Ramada" is our theme and our amenities, as well as our attitude, reflect this sentiment. At Ramada Galena, we offer a variety of venues in... Read more
"Romance at Ramada"

"Romance at Ramada" is our theme and our amenities, as well as our attitude, reflect this sentiment. At Ramada Galena, we offer a variety of venues in which to hold your wedding ceremony, reception, bridal shower or bachelorette party.

Our perennial gardens, expansive lawn, and scenic lake offer a beautiful country setting that is perfect for your wedding ceremony. The wrap-around Lakeview Terrace hosts the perfect cocktail hour, prior to an elegant dinner in the Meadowview Ballroom for up to 300. Whether for a bridal shower or for a gift opening the following morning, our Club Room offers seating for up to 40. Our bridal suites feature whirlpools, fireplaces, and can include champagne turn-down service.

We also offer our guests complimentary wireless Internet, a 67’ indoor heated pool, whirlpool, sauna (Saturday and Sunday only) and extended complimentary continental breakfast with a homemade waffle station.

With 72 rooms that include suites with garden and lakeside views, each room is elegantly appointed with one-of-a-kind antiques and furnishings. Located just five minutes from Galena’s historic Main Street and 12 short minutes from the Port of Dubuque, our distinctive hotel offers a "bed and breakfast feel" with the benefits of a medium sized hotel. Read less

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REVIEWS

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Stacie
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough about Melissa and the Ramada staff. We had our wedding ceremony outside and the reception indoors in the ballroom. The outdoor scenery is absolutely beautiful and my guests are still commenting on how wonderful the location was for our wedding. They had the lawn and landscaping very well maintained and we couldn't have had a more picturesque setting with the beautiful pond in the background! The ballroom was set up beautifully and they were very accomodating to let us get in the room early to decorate and Melissa and the Ramada staff also decorated the room which made for a very elegant reception.

The staff/owners were more than accomodating. My husband's mom is in bad health and couldn't make it down to the ceremony site so they literally drove her down to the site in the hotel van. The wedding was pushed back by an hour due to my husband's mom who needed some time to get herself ready and Melissa and the staff handled the delay very well and kept everyone calm and at ease. The caterer, Cindy's Classic Catering, did an amazing job with the delayed wedding which pushed her back an hour. So, I can say even with an hour delay and having to drive Brad's mom to the ceremony site, we had the best wedding I could dream of. We can't Thank the Ramada enough for such an amazing day and evening, and one that our family and friends are still talking about!
Wonderful owners, very pleasant staff and Melissa the wedding coordinator did an amazing job! Thank You!
I can not say enough about Melissa and the Ramada staff. We had our wedding ceremony outside and the reception indoors in Read more...
I can not say enough about Melissa and the Ramada staff. We had our wedding ceremony outside and the reception indoors in the ballroom. The outdoor scenery is absolutely beautiful and my guests are still commenting on how wonderful the location was for our wedding. They had the lawn and landscaping very well maintained and we couldn't have had a more picturesque setting with the beautiful pond in the background! The ballroom was set up beautifully and they were very accomodating to let us get in the room early to decorate and Melissa and the Ramada staff also decorated the room which made for a very elegant reception.

The staff/owners were more than accomodating. My husband's mom is in bad health and couldn't make it down to the ceremony site so they literally drove her down to the site in the hotel van. The wedding was pushed back by an hour due to my husband's mom who needed some time to get herself ready and Melissa and the staff handled the delay very well and kept everyone calm and at ease. The caterer, Cindy's Classic Catering, did an amazing job with the delayed wedding which pushed her back an hour. So, I can say even with an hour delay and having to drive Brad's mom to the ceremony site, we had the best wedding I could dream of. We can't Thank the Ramada enough for such an amazing day and evening, and one that our family and friends are still talking about!
Wonderful owners, very pleasant staff and Melissa the wedding coordinator did an amazing job! Thank You! Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
I truly can't say enough amazing things about our wedding weekend. As we have been looking through photos I want to go back.
We planned this wedding in less than 4 months and I still feel that I didn't do enough. Our wedding coordinator Melissa, took care of contacting our vendors for any info and setup on our day. Everything was made so easy for us to be able to make this truly just a fun time with our family and friends.
The hotel was wonderful - and with awesome evening weather, we were out on the deck both evenings catching up with friends and family.
It couldn't have been more wonderful, comfortable, happy, fun....just an amazing weekend.
I truly can't say enough amazing things about our wedding weekend. As we have been looking through photos I want to go Read more...
I truly can't say enough amazing things about our wedding weekend. As we have been looking through photos I want to go back.
We planned this wedding in less than 4 months and I still feel that I didn't do enough. Our wedding coordinator Melissa, took care of contacting our vendors for any info and setup on our day. Everything was made so easy for us to be able to make this truly just a fun time with our family and friends.
The hotel was wonderful - and with awesome evening weather, we were out on the deck both evenings catching up with friends and family.
It couldn't have been more wonderful, comfortable, happy, fun....just an amazing weekend. Read less
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Buggz
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
My new husband and I would like to thank the Ramada Galena for everything they did for our special day. It was really a fun filled weekend and everyone was a great help. We want to give a special thanks to Nicole White our wedding coordinator at the Ramada Galena. Without her we never would have had such an amazing event. Henry and his wonderful wife also get a thumbs up and Kevin helped out tremendously. If I had to do it all again I wouldn't change a thing. It was truely the greatest weekend of our lives and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
My new husband and I would like to thank the Ramada Galena for everything they did for our special day. It was really a Read more...
My new husband and I would like to thank the Ramada Galena for everything they did for our special day. It was really a fun filled weekend and everyone was a great help. We want to give a special thanks to Nicole White our wedding coordinator at the Ramada Galena. Without her we never would have had such an amazing event. Henry and his wonderful wife also get a thumbs up and Kevin helped out tremendously. If I had to do it all again I wouldn't change a thing. It was truely the greatest weekend of our lives and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Read less
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CPirkle71611
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with the staff and management at the Ramada Galena was such a pleasure! Everything that we needed or requested was taken care of. We have received so many compliments from guests from our wedding of people satisfied with the hotel accomodations and service. Thank you so much to everyone who was a part of our wedding planning and who made our wedding so memorable at the Ramada Galena!!!
Working with the staff and management at the Ramada Galena was such a pleasure! Everything that we needed or requested was Read more...
Working with the staff and management at the Ramada Galena was such a pleasure! Everything that we needed or requested was taken care of. We have received so many compliments from guests from our wedding of people satisfied with the hotel accomodations and service. Thank you so much to everyone who was a part of our wedding planning and who made our wedding so memorable at the Ramada Galena!!! Read less
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SVKimball
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved having our wedding ceremony, reception, and hotel accommodations all in one place. We even did hair and make-up on site which made the day go really smooth!
We loved having our wedding ceremony, reception, and hotel accommodations all in one place. We even did hair and make-up Read more...
We loved having our wedding ceremony, reception, and hotel accommodations all in one place. We even did hair and make-up on site which made the day go really smooth! Read less
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elizagracew
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
We planned our wedding in literally two weeks and the final product seemed like it had planned over a years time.. It was beautiful. I communicated mainly via email and always got a response within the day. My family could not say enough about how smoothly every thing worked out. We loved it!!
We planned our wedding in literally two weeks and the final product seemed like it had planned over a years time.. It was Read more...
We planned our wedding in literally two weeks and the final product seemed like it had planned over a years time.. It was beautiful. I communicated mainly via email and always got a response within the day. My family could not say enough about how smoothly every thing worked out. We loved it!! Read less
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tdoyle
Wedding:
8/4/2009
5.0/5.0
provided venue and catering servoce. helpful and considerate
provided venue and catering servoce. helpful and considerate
provided venue and catering servoce. helpful and considerate Read less
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mary
Wedding:
5/17/2008
5.0/5.0
Very high class place - everything was perfect. Stephanie did a wonderful job throughout the planning phase and made sure everything ran smoothly on the wedding day.
Very high class place - everything was perfect. Stephanie did a wonderful job throughout the planning phase and made sure Read more...
Very high class place - everything was perfect. Stephanie did a wonderful job throughout the planning phase and made sure everything ran smoothly on the wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Band, Beauty & Health, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Venue
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Meghan
Wedding:
12/29/2007
5.0/5.0
Stephanie as well as the rest of the staff at the Ramada, Galena were the absolute best!!! They were extremely helpful in anything that I may have needed. They were also extremely flexible with any and all of my needs. I am a chef and my mom is a florist, so we are in the business, and anything that we wanted to do, they were more than happy to allow! The hotel has a spa on site, which was very convenient. Our wedding at the Ramada, Galena was absolutely wonderful and we recommend them for any major social gathering!
Stephanie as well as the rest of the staff at the Ramada, Galena were the absolute best!!! They were extremely helpful in Read more...
Stephanie as well as the rest of the staff at the Ramada, Galena were the absolute best!!! They were extremely helpful in anything that I may have needed. They were also extremely flexible with any and all of my needs. I am a chef and my mom is a florist, so we are in the business, and anything that we wanted to do, they were more than happy to allow! The hotel has a spa on site, which was very convenient. Our wedding at the Ramada, Galena was absolutely wonderful and we recommend them for any major social gathering! Read less
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Gerri
Wedding:
9/29/2007
5.0/5.0
The Ramada Hotel and it's staff provided the most exceptional, professional and friendly service. I would not only highly recommend future bride's to consider the Ramada but I would whole-heartedly encourage it. Stephanie Heine exemplifies all that one would hope to have in a wedding coordinator. Her attentiveness and enthusiam was a gift in itself.
The Ramada Hotel and it's staff provided the most exceptional, professional and friendly service. I would not only highly Read more...
The Ramada Hotel and it's staff provided the most exceptional, professional and friendly service. I would not only highly recommend future bride's to consider the Ramada but I would whole-heartedly encourage it. Stephanie Heine exemplifies all that one would hope to have in a wedding coordinator. Her attentiveness and enthusiam was a gift in itself. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/20/2007
5.0/5.0
Excellent service from the staff at the Ramada. Very receptive and flexible to our needs. The back courtyard and pond were a beautiful backdrop for our ceremony.
Excellent service from the staff at the Ramada. Very receptive and flexible to our needs. The back courtyard and pond were Read more...
Excellent service from the staff at the Ramada. Very receptive and flexible to our needs. The back courtyard and pond were a beautiful backdrop for our ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Jenifer
Wedding:
7/28/2012
4.6/5.0
The staff at Ramada Galena were amazing! They were so wonderful during planning, set up, and the big day. The wedding coordinator was extremely helpful and knowledgable and helped us cut corners when needed. We chose this place because they were so warm, helpful and friendly, not to mention the ceremony setting is beautiful. We were so pleased with everything and recommend them to anyone looking for a stress-free and perfect wedding location.
The staff at Ramada Galena were amazing! They were so wonderful during planning, set up, and the big day. The wedding Read more...
The staff at Ramada Galena were amazing! They were so wonderful during planning, set up, and the big day. The wedding coordinator was extremely helpful and knowledgable and helped us cut corners when needed. We chose this place because they were so warm, helpful and friendly, not to mention the ceremony setting is beautiful. We were so pleased with everything and recommend them to anyone looking for a stress-free and perfect wedding location. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
6/19/2009
4.6/5.0
Originally, we had some difficulties with Ramada because I worked with so many different people on the wedding who were moving on to other employment opportunities. I think I talked to 5 different wedding event managers over the course of a year. So, it became a real challenge for the team that finally helped us through the end to make up for so much lost time when they were experiencing those growing pains. However, I was very impressed with Liz and her dedication to making sure that no matter who had helped me before, she was going to give us the wedding we wanted. She trusted us when we explained verbal agreements we'd had with her predecessors and really went out of her way to assure us a quality reception with quality service. Much of the happiness of the groom and I and our guests at our reception is owed to Liz and her associates. If she can coordinate your event, have your reception at Ramada Galena; you won't be dissappointed.
Originally, we had some difficulties with Ramada because I worked with so many different people on the wedding who were Read more...
Originally, we had some difficulties with Ramada because I worked with so many different people on the wedding who were moving on to other employment opportunities. I think I talked to 5 different wedding event managers over the course of a year. So, it became a real challenge for the team that finally helped us through the end to make up for so much lost time when they were experiencing those growing pains. However, I was very impressed with Liz and her dedication to making sure that no matter who had helped me before, she was going to give us the wedding we wanted. She trusted us when we explained verbal agreements we'd had with her predecessors and really went out of her way to assure us a quality reception with quality service. Much of the happiness of the groom and I and our guests at our reception is owed to Liz and her associates. If she can coordinate your event, have your reception at Ramada Galena; you won't be dissappointed. Read less
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ohmissa
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.5/5.0
This is an excellent place to have a wedding. The location is gorgeous and the staff is very helpful. It is also great if you want your order of events to be timed perfectly. It is fantastic.
This is an excellent place to have a wedding. The location is gorgeous and the staff is very helpful. It is also great if Read more...
This is an excellent place to have a wedding. The location is gorgeous and the staff is very helpful. It is also great if you want your order of events to be timed perfectly. It is fantastic. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.5/5.0
The staff at the Ramada were great! They were helpful and very accomadating. Highly recommended!
The staff at the Ramada were great! They were helpful and very accomadating. Highly recommended!
The staff at the Ramada were great! They were helpful and very accomadating. Highly recommended! Read less
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sunny
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.4/5.0
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Ramada, and were very satisfied all around. We received lots of comments about how beautiful everything was, and the Ramada was very accommodating. Nicole, the wedding coordinator, was great. She was at the venue the entire day, and we had a last-minute issue with our florist that she got resolved immediately. I would definitely recommend the Ramada to anyone looking to get married in the Galena area.
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Ramada, and were very satisfied all around. We received lots of comments Read more...
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Ramada, and were very satisfied all around. We received lots of comments about how beautiful everything was, and the Ramada was very accommodating. Nicole, the wedding coordinator, was great. She was at the venue the entire day, and we had a last-minute issue with our florist that she got resolved immediately. I would definitely recommend the Ramada to anyone looking to get married in the Galena area. Read less
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sarahus1982
Wedding:
1/15/2008
4.2/5.0
they did a great job, they made us comfortable .
they did a great job, they made us comfortable .
they did a great job, they made us comfortable . Read less
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Nancy55
Wedding:
7/11/2009
4.1/5.0
Kalmes Catering, St. Donatus, Iowa, is by far the best value for the dollar for catering. Our daughter's wedding was held at the Ramada Inn, Galena, IL. We had booked a different caterer for the event but they were "pulled" one month before the wedding by the hotel management. In their place we hired Kalmes Catering from St. Donatus, and were so very happy we did. The combination Prime Rib and Broasted Chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and a variety of salads that Kalmes' provided has been met with rave reviews from numerous guests. We could not have received better food or service than was provided by this wholesome, country caterer. They are the only caterer who we will use in the future. Their dinner far surpassed our expectations!
Jim and Nancy Koester
Kalmes Catering, St. Donatus, Iowa, is by far the best value for the dollar for catering. Our daughter's wedding was held Read more...
Kalmes Catering, St. Donatus, Iowa, is by far the best value for the dollar for catering. Our daughter's wedding was held at the Ramada Inn, Galena, IL. We had booked a different caterer for the event but they were "pulled" one month before the wedding by the hotel management. In their place we hired Kalmes Catering from St. Donatus, and were so very happy we did. The combination Prime Rib and Broasted Chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and a variety of salads that Kalmes' provided has been met with rave reviews from numerous guests. We could not have received better food or service than was provided by this wholesome, country caterer. They are the only caterer who we will use in the future. Their dinner far surpassed our expectations!
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Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Dress & Attire
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julie
Wedding:
8/30/2011
3.1/5.0
This was a second wedding for both of us. We wanted it to be relaxed and fun for all and it was. I didnt let anything stress me out. If that is your attitude going into your wedding this is the perfect place to have it. It is very pretty and good accomodations. If on the other hand you are one of those people who thinks everythiing has to be perfect, I dont think this would make you happy. Not everything went as planned, but for us that was part of the charm. Overall a nice place to have a wedding.
This was a second wedding for both of us. We wanted it to be relaxed and fun for all and it was. I didnt let anything Read more...
This was a second wedding for both of us. We wanted it to be relaxed and fun for all and it was. I didnt let anything stress me out. If that is your attitude going into your wedding this is the perfect place to have it. It is very pretty and good accomodations. If on the other hand you are one of those people who thinks everythiing has to be perfect, I dont think this would make you happy. Not everything went as planned, but for us that was part of the charm. Overall a nice place to have a wedding. Read less
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aliciabro
Wedding:
8/7/2010
2.4/5.0
Had I known what I was getting into, I would NOT have chosen Ramada for the site of my wedding. I can't count the many things that went wrong, including seeing beetles crawling all over the floor of our room. Not the way to spend your wedding night! The management at this hotel is 100% of the problem, and they take away your catered food after your guests only have a chance to go through the line ONCE! Perhaps if I had 150+ guests at my wedding I would have been treated a little better. Please look elsewhere.
Had I known what I was getting into, I would NOT have chosen Ramada for the site of my wedding. I can't count the many Read more...
Had I known what I was getting into, I would NOT have chosen Ramada for the site of my wedding. I can't count the many things that went wrong, including seeing beetles crawling all over the floor of our room. Not the way to spend your wedding night! The management at this hotel is 100% of the problem, and they take away your catered food after your guests only have a chance to go through the line ONCE! Perhaps if I had 150+ guests at my wedding I would have been treated a little better. Please look elsewhere. Read less
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Ramada responded with the following comments:

I appreciate your time in giving a review. I was not aware that you encountered so many problems during your time with us. Had I been informed of your inconveniences, I would have taken action to correct the concern. I apologize for this.

I would like to explain that we pride ourselves on being a country hotel with a bed and breakfast theme. Surrounding the grounds is a rural community with many open fields. We also have wooded areas and a pond near the hotel. This is part of the reason our grounds are so picturesque. All of these wonderful props may cause slight inconveniences for guests from time to time. However, we put great effort into minimizing the boxelder population (a harmless, but bothersome insect) surrounding the hotel. Near fall harvest the boxelder population looks to area homes (and buildings) for relief. This is just part of the country that we learn to adapt to.

I would also like to apologize for your food line being taken down before you had anticipated. In the food industry quality and safety of food is directly related to the amount of time you have the meal on display. By Illinois Health Department standards, our food lines may only be up for a set amount of time.

Again, thank you for your review and I wish your new family great happiness.

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