The Cording Event Barn for Weddings and Elopements

Are you dreaming of a Galena barn Wedding? Hawk Valley Retreat and the Cording Event Barn make the perfect venue for elopements and intimate weddings. Whether you get married in the barn, the gazebo, or on the grounds, you will be sure to be surrounded by nature’s beauty. Our 10 acres of meadows, ponds, and nature will transport you and your guests. We offer several packages to make the planning a breeze, but if you have something else in mind we love making your day the way that you want it. Just call us at 815-777-4100 or email us at Innkeepers@hawkvalleyretreat.com.

Elopement Package

This package offers you and your fiancé the opportunity to avoid all the stress and anxiety associated with planning a traditional wedding. Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages makes your day beautiful and affordable.

This package price includes the following:

We Eloped
  • Officiant
  • 2 – tiered wedding cake
  • Brides bouquet & Grooms boutonniere*
  • Flash drive of photos taken by us

Cottage or Room booking is additional to this package.

If you are looking to invite additional guests, please review our other offers as this package is only available for the bride and groom.

If you prefer more professional pictures, you may bring your own photographer or we can suggest one. Alcohol cannot be provided by Hawk Valley Retreat as we do not have a liquor license to serve.

*Out of season flowers and/or roses are an additional up-charge
$550 for the couple. $200.00 non-refundable deposit required at time of booking. Balance due at time of check-in. For additional information, booking, or questions, please contact us at 815 – 777 – 4100 or email us at innkeepers@hawkvalleyretreat.com

Elopement Package Plus Four

While an elopement is often only the Bride & Groom, sometimes others want to come and celebrate the occasion, especially parents. This package offers the intimacy of an elopement with the ability to include four additional people to attend the ceremony be it either friends or family.

This package price includes the following:

Elopement at Gazebo
  • Officiant
  • 2 – tiered wedding cake
  • Brides bouquet & Groom’s Boutonniere*
  • 4 additional guests
  • Use of the barn facility for your guests for two hours before and after the wedding
  • Limited use of the property for the wedding**

Cottage or Room rental is additional to this package.

If you prefer more professional pictures, you may bring your own photographer or we can suggest one. Alcohol cannot be provided by Hawk Valley Retreat as we do not have a liquor license to serve.

*Out of season flowers and/or roses are an additional up-charge

**Guests not staying on the property are restricted to the barn and outside spaces. Sorry, guests not staying on the property are not allowed access to the main house or common spaces.

$750 for the couple and up to 4 guests. $300.00 non-refundable deposit required at time of booking. Balance due at time of check-in. For additional information, booking, or questions, please contact us at 815 – 777 – 4100 or email us at innkeepers@hawkvalleyretreat.com

Micro-Wedding Venue

Wanting to plan something slightly larger than an elopement but less than a full-scale wedding and have always dreamed of having a Galena Barn Wedding? Our micro-wedding package is perfect for parties of 12 people or less for the day including the Bride and Groom. Let Hawk Valley Retreat be your choice.

This package price includes the following:

Cutting the Cake
  • 2-night stay for the Bride & Groom in any one of our 4 cottages subject to availability
  • Breakfast for the Bride & Groom each morning served in the main house
  • Price includes 11% Hotel/Motel tax for overnight stay
  • Officiant
  • 2 – tiered wedding cake
  • Brides bouquet & Groom’s Boutonniere*
  • Use of the barn facility for outside guests for two hours before and after the wedding
  • Limited use of the property for the wedding**

If you prefer more professional pictures, you may bring your own photographer or we can suggest one. Alcohol cannot be provided by Hawk Valley Retreat as we do not have a liquor license to serve.

Out of season flowers and/or roses are an additional up-charge

** Guests not staying on the property are restricted to the barn and outside spaces. Sorry, guests not staying on the property are not allowed access to the main house or common spaces.

$1,750 for the couple and up to 10 guests $750.00 non-refundable deposit required at time of booking. Balance due at time of check-in. For additional information, booking, or questions, please contact us at 815 – 777 – 4100 or email us at innkeepers@hawkvalleyretreat.com

Ultimate Wedding Venue

Planning a small Galena Barn Wedding or wanting to renew your vows? Let Hawk Valley Retreat be your choice. Rent the entire property for the event.

This package price includes the following:

Portait on the Grass
  • Total booking of the entire property, all 7 rooms (4 cottages and 3 rooms in the house – 14 people maximum), for two nights so no other guests are present even if you are unable to fill all the rooms and cottages*
  • A full breakfast each morning served in the main house dining room for guests staying on the property
  • Price includes 11% Hotel/Motel tax on rooms
  • Officiant
  • 2 tiered wedding cake sized to the event
  • Bride’s Bouquet & Groom’s Boutonniere*
  • The entire use of the grounds and the barn for the wedding ceremony, catered reception, and/or catered rehearsal dinner the night before. Outside Caterers subject to approval of Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages and must agree to the property rules.

$3,900 for the group of up to 14. Additional guests at the wedding and rehearsal dinner are an additional $15 per person, with a total maximum guest count at the wedding of 40. A $1,500.00 non-refundable deposit required at time of booking. Balance due 14 days prior to the event.

Want to make it a three-day event? For each additional full property night rental please add $950.00 for up to 14 guests. Hotel/Motel tax included & subject to availability.

If you choose, you may bring your own professional photographer or we can suggest one. Alcohol cannot be provided by Hawk Valley Retreat as we do not have a liquor license to serve.

*There is an additional charge for out of season flowers and/or roses.

For additional information or questions, please contact us at 815 – 777 – 4100 or email us at innkeepers@hawkvalleyretreat.com