Galena Wedding Prize Package Worth More Than $10,000... and Growing, Announces

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Couples vie for opportunity to win a lifetime memory in this charming village

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It's no secret that Galena, Ill. is the perfect place for a wedding. This little town that happens to be a premier vacation destination, is offering one lucky couple a chance at a dream wedding... with a twist!

The wedding will take place in a storefront window during Living Windows on the city's 1800s Main Street Sat., Dec. 12. If that's not romantic enough, it is also Night of the Luminaria so the city will be glistening with the twinkle of more than 5,000 candlelit luminaries.

The Galena Downtown Business Association and are offering one lucky couple a night they will never forget. The prize package includes four nights in a private cottage, photography, flowers, wedding attire, transportation, wedding bands and everything else a couple needs for a full wedding and reception. The list of prizes and gifts continues to grow as more and more businesses jump at the chance to be a part of the big day.

To enter this contest, couples must submit a video showing why they should win this once in a lifetime prize. There is no cost to enter! For the winners, everything from wedding attire to the cake to the photography and everything in between will be on the house. Videos will be posted on's YouTube page where the public can "Like"/vote for the video that they think is best.

Details can be found at Entries will be accepted and voting will take place through Sept. 30. On Oct. 1, the five videos with the most "Likes" will move on to the final round. A panel of judges will choose the winner from the finalists.

Area amenities and lodging options can be found at or call 815.776.9200. While in town, stop by the Welcome Center in The Old Market House, 123 N. Commerce St., Galena IL 61036-2209.

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