Meetings & Banquets
The beauty of rolling hills, valleys and lush countryside are just one of the attractions Galena has to offer not to mention its architectural charm and history. Galena is known as “The Town That Time Forgot”. With its quaint charm, beautiful architecture, parks, hiking paths, historic points of interest and Main Street’s shopping and dining are the reason that over one million visitors annually visit Galena and the DeSoto House Hotel.
Gathering in Galena offers guided walking tours and step on guide services for historic pleasure and a ghost tour for fun. Climb the 192 step stairway from Main Street to Prospect Street for a panoramic view of Galena. Visit Ulysses S. Grant’s home, and then visit the Galena History Museum. World famous golf and the Midwest’s top rated skiing are also found in Galena. Swimming, horseback riding, hiking, bird watching, bike riding and hot air balloon rides are waiting for the active enthusiast.
Fall colors in the area are magnificent. Many people travel to Galena just to enjoy the ever changing panorama of the autumn season. Christmas is enjoyed the way “it used to be” with carolers, candles and decorations all along Main Street.
The DeSoto House provides the finest meeting facilities in the area for groups of any size. The spacious ballroom accommodates up to 175 theatre-style or 120 people for a banquet.
Six additional meeting rooms are available, with capabilities ranging from 10-100 people. From start to finish our professional staff pays close attention to detail and insures the service you expect.
Planning a function at the DeSoto House puts you amidst everything Galena has to offer. Everything you need for a successful business meeting, family gathering or banquet is available at the DeSoto House and the charm and history come at no extra cost.
No matter what the season…The DeSoto House Hotel has something for everyone…Guest leave with fond memories and return often…
Please contact Deb Bertucci, Sales and Marketing Manager,
to discuss all your special needs.
Breakfast Selections (plated)
A Healthy Start $8.50
A Seasonal Fruit Tray, Hot or Cold Cereal, Assorted Fruit Yogurts, Homemade Blueberry or Poppy Seed Muffins served with Fruit Preserves, Choice of Chilled Juice, Coffee, Tea or Milk.
All-American Breakfast $8.95
Scrambled Eggs, two Strips of Bacon, two Sausage Patties, Breakfast Potatoes, Fruit or Cream Cheese Danish, Choice of Chilled Juice, Coffee, Tea or Milk.
The Lighter Side $8.75
Quiche Lorraine, or Spinach Quiche, Served with Fresh Fruit, A Flaky Croissant with fresh fruit preserves, Choice of Chilled Juice, Coffee, Tea or Milk.
Breakfast Selections (Buffet)
Continental Breakfast $5.95
Assorted Muffins and Danish with Butter, Orange Juice,
Cranberry or Grapefruit Juice, Coffee, Tea, or Milk.
Deluxe Continental $7.95
Assorted Muffins and Danish with Butter, Bagels with
Cream Cheese, Cereal, Fresh Fruit Tray, Orange Juice, Cranberry or
Grapefruit Juice, Coffee, Tea, or Milk.
Traditional Breakfast $9.95
Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Potatoes, Assorted Pastries, Choice of
Bacon, Sausage, or Ham, Fresh Fruit, Choice of Chilled Juice,
Coffee, Tea, and Milk.
Deluxe Breakfast $10.95
Scrambled Eggs, bacon, Sausage, Biscuits and Gravy, Breakfast Potatoes, French Toast, Assorted Pastries, Fresh fruit, Assorted butters, jams, and Jellies, Assorted Juices, Coffee, Tea, and Milk.
Lunch Selection (plated)
Chef Salad $9.95
Lean Ham, Tender Turkey, Two Cheeses, on Crisp Greens, Garnished
With Croutons, Bacon, and Hard Boiled Eggs. Served with Choice of Dressing, and Fresh Bread, Coffee, Tea, or Milk.
Strawberry Spinach Salad $9.95
Grilled Breast of Chicken served over Fresh Baby Spinach tossed with Sliced Strawberries in a Poppy Seed Dressing. Served with Fresh Bread, Coffee, Tea, or Milk.
Soup and Croissant Sandwich $8.95
Soup of the Day, with a Turkey or Ham Croissant Sandwich. Served with Potato Salad, Coffee, Tea, or Milk.
Deli Plate $8.95
Sliced Roast Beef, Turkey, and Ham, with American and Swiss
Cheese on a Croissant. Served with Potato Salad or Potato Chips,
Coffee, Tea, or Milk.
Bacon Cheeseburger $9.00
A Burger topped with Crisp Bacon Slices and Cheddar cheese on a Sesame Seed Bun. Served with Potato Salad or Potato Chips, Coffee, Tea, or Milk.
Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich $8.75
Grilled Chicken Breast, topped with Monterey Jack Cheese on a
Sesame Seed Bun. Served with Potato Salad, Coffee,
Tea, or Milk.
Fresh Fruit Plate $9.95
Fresh Fruit in season, Banana Nut Muffin, served with Fruit Yogurt, Coffee, Tea, or Milk.
Deli Buffet $11.95
Ham, Roast Beef, and Turkey, Variety of Cheeses, Choice of three of
the following: Coleslaw, Cottage Cheese, Pasta Salad, Three Bean
Salad, Relish Tray, Potato Salad, Fresh Fruit, Tossed Salad. Also
Includes Assortment of Breads and Rolls, Soup of the Day,
Appropriate Condiments, Coffee, Tea, and Milk.
Dessert: Cookies and Brownies
(Minimum: 10 people)
Taste of Italy Buffet $14.95
Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Creamy Pasta Alfredo, Green Bean Amandine, Caesar Salad, Antipasto Salad and Garlic Bread, Served with Coffee, Tea, and Milk.
(Minimum: 20 people)
Hot Entrée Buffet $17.95
Choice of two of the following Entrees:
Beef Stroganoff, Hawaiian Ham Steak, Barbecue
Chicken, Barbecue Pork Loin, Chicken Picatta,
Chicken or Beef Stirfry, Hot Roast Beef, Pepper Steak,
and Roasted Chicken.
Choice of two of the following Salads:
Tossed Garden Salad, with appropriate condiments,
Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, Fresh Fruit Display,
Cottage Cheese, Italian Meat and Cheese Salad,
Coleslaw and Fluffy Fruit Salad.
Choice of two of the following Fresh Vegetables:
Vegetable Medley, Green Beans Amandine,
Corn O’Brien, Brandied Carrots, Stir Fry
Vegetables, Creamed peas and Corn on the Cob.
Choice of two of the following:
Baked Stuffed Potato, Scalloped Potatoes, Baked Potato,
Whipped Potatoes, House Potatoes, Wild Rice Blend,
Sweet Potato, Rice Pilaf.
Also includes Soup of the Day, Assortment of Breads and Rolls,
Coffee, Tea, and Milk. (Minimum: 20 people)
Dinner Entrees (plated)
All Beef, Chicken, and Seafood Dinner Entrees include House Salad with Dressing, Choice of Potato or Rice, Vegetable Medley, Coffee, Tea, or Milk. Caesar Salad available at an additional charge.
Grilled Pepperloin of Beef $28.95
8 ounce Prime Tenderloin of Beef, Marinated in Olive Oil, Garlic and Bay
Leaf, Rolled in Rock Salt and Cracked Black Peppercorn and Grilled.
Served with our House Mustard Sauce.
Filet Mignon $27.95
8 ounce Prime Tenderloin of Beef, Grilled to Perfection.
New York Strip Steak $25.95
10 ounce Prime New York Strip, Topped with Tomato and Chive Butter.
Filet and Basil Chicken Combination $26.95
A 4-ounce Choice Filet, and a 4-ounche Chicken Breast sautéed to perfection and laced with a Basil and Parmesan Cream Sauce.
Roast Loin of Pork $22.95
Iowa Pork, Seasoned with Fresh Herbs and Pan Roasted, Served
with an Apple Brandy Cream Sauce and Braised Red Cabbage.
Basil Chicken $21.95
Boneless Chicken Breast perfectly sautéed and laced with a
Basil and Parmesan Cream Sauce.
Chicken Picatta $17.95
Chicken Breast Pounded Thin and Dredged in a Seasoned Egg
Batter, Sautéed with Fresh Lemon, Capers, and White Wine.
Chicken Marsala $17.95
Sautéed Breast of Chicken, Served with Fresh Sautéed Mushrooms
and a Marsala Wine Sauce.
Mediterrian Stuffed Breast of Chicken $24.95
Boneless, skinless Breast of Chicken, stuffed with Feta Cheese,
Pine Nuts, Roasted Garlic, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Wild Mushrooms, with a Balsamic Cream Sauce.
Chicken Parmesan $21.95
Tender Breast of Chicken, Pounded Thin, Breaded and Baked, Topped with Melted Mozzarella Cheese, and Served with our Homemade Marinara Sauce.
Orange Roughy $29.95
Gulf Coast Roughty~prepared hand Breaded, Broiled or Cajun Style.
Salmon Fillet $19.95
Fillet of Salmon charbroiled and topped with our own Dill Hollandaise Sauce.
Shrimp Scampi $22.95
Tender Gulf Shrimp, Sautéed in Butter, Garlic, and White Wine, Served on a Bed of Pasta (Does not come with Potato Selection)
Stuffed Shrimp $25.95
Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, Stuffed with Crab and Seafood, Baked to Perfection.
Broiled Salmon $19.95
Fresh Atlantic Salmon, Broiled and Served with Lemon Butter Sauce.
Tilapia DeSoto $18.95
Pan-Seared in Olive Oil and Garlic, then lightly sautéed in a
Tomato Herb and Marsala Wine Sauce.
The following pasta entrees are served with Garlic Bread and a Choice of one of the following vegetables: Vegetable Medley, Green Beans Amandine, Glazed Carrots, Corn O’Brien, Brandied Carrots, Stir Fry Vegetables, Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower.
Fettuccine Alfredo $16.95
Fettuccine Tossed in a Creamy Alfredo Sauce.
Pasta DeSoto $19.95
Rotini pasta tossed with sautéed Chicken, Asparagus, Mushrooms,
Onions, and Sun Dried Tomatoes in a Creamy Alfredo Sauce.
Manicotti pasta filled with a creamy blend of Parmesan, Mozzarella, Ricotta and Romano Cheeses Blended to Perfection, Served in a Marinara Sauce topped with Mozzarella Cheese.
Vegetable Lasagna $18.95
Garden Vegetables Nestled in Tender Pasta with a Creamy,
Alfredo Cheese Sauce.
Italian Buffet $19.95
Choice of two of the following entrees:
Tortellini Carbonara, Italian Sausage and Meatballs with
Choice of Pasta: Fettuccine, Angel hair, or Pene.
Meat Lasagna, manicotti, Chicken Cacciatore, Spaghetti
With Meat Sauce, Vegetable Lasagna, Beef or Cheese Ravioli, Chicken Marsala, Seafood Pasta.
Also includes tossed Garden Salad with Appropriate Condiments, Antipasto Salad, Garlic Bread, Oven Roasted Garlic Potatoes, Tiramisu,
Coffee, Tea and Milk.
Texas Barbecue Buffet $22.95
Choice of two of the following entrees:
Barbecued Half Chicken, Barbecued Baby Back Ribs,
Grilled Chicken Breast with Cajun Spices, Southern
Fried Chicken, Barbecued Beef Briskets.
Also includes Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, Mashed Potatoes
with Country Gravy, Tossed Garden Salad with Appropriate Condiments, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Relish Tray, Corn Bread, Sliced Watermelon, Cherry and Apple Pie, Coffee, Tea, and Milk.
Dinner Buffet $26.95
Choice of two of the following entrees:
Carved Roast Beef, Carved Hickory Smoked Ham, Beef Stroganoff, Iowa Pork Chop, Carved Pork Loin, Grilled Salmon, Baked Lemon Sole, Chicken in Mushroom Wine Sauce, Fried Chicken, Chicken Picatta, Baked Chicken, Cajun Chicken, Carved Roast Turkey.
Choice of two of the following salads:
Tossed Garden Salad with Appropriate Condiments, Pasta
Salad, Potato Salad, Caesar Salad, Fresh Fruit Platter, Italian Meat and Cheese Salad, Coleslaw, Fluffy Fruit Salad.
Choice of two of the following fresh vegetables:
Vegetable Medley, Green Beans Amandine, Corn O’Brien,
Brandied Carrots, Stir Fry Vegetables, Snap Peas with Red Peppers.
Choice of two of the following:
Baked Stuffed Potato, Baked Potato, Whipped Potatoes, House Potatoes, Wild Rice Blend, Rice Pilaf, Scalloped Potatoes.
Also includes Assorted Breads and Rolls, Coffee, Tea, and Milk.
Cream of Potato and Leek
Cream of Mushroom
Chicken & Rice
Cold Cream of Strawberry
Potato or Rice Selections
Tender long grain rice blended with seasoned vegetables, cooked in a rich chicken stock.
Wild Rice Blend
Minnesota wild rice and long grain rice blended and simmered in butter and chicken
stock with seasoned vegetables.
Oven-roasted baby red potatoes tossed in butter, garlic, and fresh herbs.
Homemade creamy potatoes, whipped with butter and seasoning.
Large Idaho potato baked to perfection.
Baked Stuffed Potato
Idaho potato stuffed with a creamy potato and chive mixture served golden brown.
Regular Coffee $15.00 gallon
Decaffeinated Coffee $15.00/ gallon
Hot Tea $15.00/ gallon
Iced Tea $15.00/ gallon
Lemonade $15.00/ gallon
Fruit Punch $16.00/ gallon
Milk $3.95/ liter
Soda $1.50/ 12 oz can
Assorted Rolls and Danish $2.50/ piece
Bagel with Cream Cheese $1.75/ piece
Cinnamon Rolls $1.75/ piece
Muffins $1.75/ piece
Fresh Baked Cookies $ .75/ piece
Brownies $1.25/ piece
Potato Chips $6.95/ pound
Party Mix $7.95/ pound
Pretzels $6.95/ pound
Tortilla Chips $5.95/ pound
Mixed Nuts $13.95/pound
Salsa $4.95/ quart
Cheese Sauce $7.95/ quart
French Onion Dip $5.95/ quart
Raspberry Torte $3.25 per person
Carrot Cake $3.25 per person
New York Style Cheesecake $4.00 per person
Orange Sherbert $1 .95 per person
Vanilla Ice Cream $1.95 per person
Assorted Fruit Pies $2.95 per person
Double Chocolate Layer Cake $3.25 per person
Strawberry Short Cake $4.00 per person
Chess Pie (House Specialty) $3.25 per person
Mid Morning Break $6.25
Fresh Apple Cider, Apple Cinnamon Muffins served with homemade honey butter, Mini Cinnamon Donuts, and Apple Cinnamon Yogurt.
Mid Afternoon Chocolate Break $7.25
An Assortment of Chocolate Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Mini Chocolate Bars
Served with a variety of Sodas, and Iced Tea.
Snack Break $6.25
Potato Chips, Pretzels, Nacho Chips and Salsa display in a decorative basked, served with LemonAde~or Iced Tea.
Vegetable Crudite w/Herb Dip
Small (serves 25) $30.00
Medium (serves 50) $50.00
Large (serves 75) $70.00
Domestic Cheese and Cracker Tray
Small (serves 25) $45.00
Medium (serves 50) $80.00
Large (serves 75) $115.00
Gourmet Cheese and Cracker Tray
Small (serves 25) $60.00
Medium (serves 50) $110.00
Large (serves 75) $160.00
Fresh Fruit Tray
Small (serves 25) $55.00
Medium (serves 50) $80.00
Large (serves 75) $95.00
Small (serves 25) $25.00
Medium (serves 50) $45.00
Large (serves 75) $65.00
Silver Dollar Sandwiches $75.00/fifty count
Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef
Side of Smoked Salmon w/condiments: Market Price
Whole decorated Salmon w/condiments: Market Price
Shrimp Cocktail: Market Price
Iced Crab Claws: Market Price
Italian Meat and Cheese Kabobs $2.25
Fruit Kabobs with a Yogurt dipping Sauce $2.25
Barbecue Meatballs $35.00/50 count
Teriyaki Meatballs $35.00/50 count
Swedish Meatballs $35.00/50 count
Tempura Mushrooms $35.00/50 count
Tempura Vegetables $35.00/50 count
Seafood Stuffed Wontons $1.95 each
Egg Rolls $1.50 each
Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs w/ Sesame $2.50 each
Coconut Chicken $2.25 each
Pita Chips $1.95 per person
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts $1.75 each
The following include Rolls and Condiments
Carved Roast Turkey $2.95 per person
Carved Virginia Ham $3.75 per person
Carved Pepperloin of Beef $9.95 per person
Carved Steamship Round of Beef $395.00 (serves 100 people)
Host or Cash Bar Prices
House Brands $3.50
American Whiskey: Barton
Canadian Whiskey: No house available
Rum: Palo Viejo
Scotch: House of Stewart
Call Brands $4.25
American Whiskey: Early Times
Bourbon: Jim Beam
Brandy: Paul Masson
Canadian Whiskey: Black Velvet
Premium Brands $4.75
American Whiskey: Seagrams 7
Bourbon: Wild Turkey
Brandy: Christian Brothers
Canadian Whiskey: Canadian Club
Rum: Captain Morgan
Scotch: Johnny Walker Red
Tequila: Cuervo Gold
Super Premium Brands $5.00
American Whiskey: Jack Daniels
Bourbon: Makers Mark
Canadian Whiskey: Crown Royal
Gin: Bombay Sapphire
Rum: Bacardi 151
Scotch: Johnny Walker Black
Tequila: Cuervo 1800
Kahlua (Premium) $4.75
Baileys (Premium) $4.75
Amaretto Di Saronno (Super Premium) $4.75
Peach Schnapps (Call) $4.25
Sloe Gin (Call) $3.00
Amaretto Leroux (Call) $3.50
Miller Genuine Draft
Michelob Ultra ($3.00)
Please see following page for a complete listing of available wines.
Price per Bottle or $5.00 per Glass
Bottled Water $1.75
Punch $16.00 per gallon
Alcoholic Punch - Priced to order
Champagne Punch $25.00 per gallon
We will prepare any punch to your order, alcoholic or non-alcoholic.
Please read the following information as it contains information
that may affect your final bill.
A gratuity of 18% will be added to your ticket for an open bar. All
alcoholic beverage sales are regulated by the State of Illinois. This establishment, as a
licensee, is responsible for the administration of these regulations; therefore, it is a
policy that no liquor or wine may be brought into our banquet or meeting facilities from outside sources. You may bring liquor or wine to your sleeping room only. There is a
charge of $35.00 per bartender, per hour. This hourly charge will be waived with every $150.00 in bar sales per bartender, per hour.
For More Information or to make reservations for our upcoming events,
Please call: 815-777-0090 or 1-800-343-6562