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Special Events

Galena events are the perfect reason to plan a getaway! The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel in Galena, Illinois, hosts some of the most festive events in town.

Wine & Spirits Weekend

March 31-April 2, 2017

Formerly known as Wine Lovers Weekend, this annual event features accommodations; multi-course dinners; wine and spirits tastings; and a hot boutique breakfast each morning.

Event Details

Irish Cèilidh

April 2017

Join us for an Irish Cèilidh—a traditional Gaelic social gathering featuring Irish music, dancing, food and drink!

Details to be announced.

Ladies Getaway

September 2017

No matter the time of year, Galena is the perfect place to gather your girlfriends for a getaway. But on this special weekend, The Irish Cottage offers the ultimate girlfriends getaway complete with accommodations, fun gatherings, live entertainment and more.

Details to be announced.

Nouveau Wine Weekend

November 2017

Celebrate the first wine of the season with The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel's Nouveau Wine Weekend. Event package includes accommodations, welcome wine reception, special Nouveau meals, live entertainment and more!

Details to be announced.


November 2017

Enjoy a relaxing holiday and leave the stress of preparing a Thanksgiving meal behind. Join us at Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill for a delectable Thanksgiving dinner prepared by our culinary team. Package includes accommodations, Thanksgiving dinner for two and breakfast for two.

Details to be announced.

Night of Luminaria

December 2017

Experience one of Galena's most romantic holiday traditions. Create memories that will last a lifetime as you and your special someone take in the sights of thousands of luminaria candles set along the streets, steps and sidewalks of Galena.

Details to be announced.

Traditional Hot Irish Breakfast

December 2017

For one weekend only—our Traditional Hot Irish Breakfast will return! Guests will enjoy a complimentary breakfast complete with meats (bangers, rashers and black pudding) imported from Ireland.

Details to be announced.

New Years Celebration

December 31, 2017

Join us for our New Year's Eve Celebration—a fun-filled bash with entertainment, music, specialty drinks and great food!

Details to be announced.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

March 2018

Our St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is filled with live entertainment, music, specialty drinks and Irish food! Join us for hours and hours of entertainment. The weekend of St. Patrick’s Day, Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill is the place to be!

Details to be announced.