The DeSoto House, a gathering place for over 140 years, was named for the discoverer of the Mississippi River. As you step back in time with us at this wonderful old hotel, you'll see why it has greeted such notable guests as Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain, Teddy Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony, and others. Each of the 55 graciously decorated rooms creates a unique atmosphere making the DeSoto House the destination of choice for those who are Galena bound!
The DeSoto House is the place to hold your romantic, elegant, storybook wedding reception. Our spacious Victorian ballroom accommodates up to 120 guests for a sit-down banquet, plus we have several other rooms available for the smaller, more intimate affairs. We offer unsurpassed service and quality for an event as wonderful and memorable as possible. Feel free to talk to our knowledgeable sales department and let us design the wedding of your dreams! Guest rooms are reminiscent of the DeSoto's century-old history.