Weddings

Chestnut Mountain Resort

Galena, IL View map

About

Chestnut Mountain Resort, which is tucked away in the un-glaciated hills of northwest Illinois, has long been one of the Midwest's Most Popular Resorts, since it's development in 1959. Located high above the Mississippi River, just 8 scenic miles from the historic Galena, Illinois, Chestnut Mountain Resort is the perfect venue for your special day.

Our reception facilities offer the highest quality service for your event. We can accommodate all types of groups up to 250 people. Chestnut Mountain Resort offers a wide variety of food items, which can be customized to fit your specific requests. Our chef and his team can prepare both traditional and more exotic menus, adapted to meet your particular tastes and budget.

Congratulations on your engagement, and please feel free to contact us with any questions!

www.chestnutmtn.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$31.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What event items are available?

Chair Covers

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

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Recommended by 94% of couples
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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    Krisanna S. Married on 10/12/2019
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    So far so amazing

    We will be getting married this October at North Point with our reception in the sunset garden tent! Our on site wedding coordinator, Chelsea, is on point, quick to respond and very flexible - also helpful with MOB/MOG who have one to many questions 🥰 tasting and consultations / planning appointments have been nothing but spectacular so far - will update after the big day
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    Tiffany Married on 09/09/2018
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    We recently got married on Sunday September 9, 2018 at Chestnut Mountain Resort and from the blessings above, had the most perfect day! We lucked out with the weather and all. If you’re looking for a rustic, country yet elegant venue, I highly recommend Chestnut Mountain! Joan Dillion our wedding coordinator was amazing to work with. Joan was very professional and very flexiable when it came to working around our crazy work schedules! The event staff was great, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect! We highly recommend looking into Chestnut for your next event!

    -Tiffany

    Chestnut Mountain Resort's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words Tiffany! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here at Chestnut Mountain Resort, and I will pass these along to Joan in her retirement!

    -Chelsea
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    Sierra Married on 06/23/2018
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    Great wedding venue!

    I was married here on 6/23/18. I could not have asked for a better venue. Everyone, and I mean everyone was so helpful at Chestnut. Joan is amazing and made sure that I was never over stressed about wedding planning. The food was delicious, we actually heard from multiple guests that it was the best wedding food they'd ever had! My father in law is mostly wheelchair bound which was a big concern when we chose a venue. Chestnut does not have elevators so we were nervous when we first looked at the venue but they assured us he would be taken care of. They weren't kidding. Be it golf carts or vans, they made sure he got from place to place with ease and no embarrassment! The views here are stunning, talk about awesome wedding photos! I highly recommend having your ceremony at Grand View Pointe if you can spring for it. You won't be sorry, the landscape is easily one of the most serene in Illinois! Make sure to take in a sunset while you're here, gorgeous! Don't forget this place isn't just for skiing and snowboarding, in the summer they have a ziplime, Alpine slide, Segway toirs, frisbee golf, and so much more!!!

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8700 W Chestnut Rd Galena, IL, 61036
8003971320 (683)

Wedding Coordinator: 10am-630pm
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Chestnut Mountain Resort frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Chestnut Mountain Resort?

Chestnut Mountain Resort includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Chestnut Mountain Resort, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Chestnut Mountain Resort includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Chestnut Mountain Resort, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Chestnut Mountain Resort includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor

What are the most important characteristics of Chestnut Mountain Resort in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Chestnut Mountain Resort for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Chestnut Mountain Resort for wedding events?

Chestnut Mountain Resort offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Chestnut Mountain Resort offer?

Chestnut Mountain Resort offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Chestnut Mountain Resort offer for wedding events?

Chestnut Mountain Resort offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Chestnut Mountain Resort have available for wedding events?

Chestnut Mountain Resort offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chair Covers

What percentage of users recommend Chestnut Mountain Resort and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Chestnut Mountain Resort is recommended by 88% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in flexibility, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.

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