Rent The Hall in 3 easy steps…

Browse this page for General Information & Rates. Determine if Turner Hall will be suitable for your event.

Check availability by calling The City of Galena at (815) 777-1050 or visit their website Reservations Page.

Submit Rental Contract, Deposit & Fees

General Information

Here is some information that will help you determine if Turner Hall is the right place to hold your event.

The main area of Turner Hall is a large room with a stage at one end and a balcony (with 335 built-in seats) on the other end. As the Hall is a multi-use facility, the main floor does not have built in seating. To help keep the rental rates down, Turner Hall is do-it-yourself when it comes to setting up tables and chairs. We have them and they are included in the rental of the Hall, but you are required to set them up before your event and put them away after your event. You are free to decorate the Hall, without leaving any permanent marks, of course, but must take down and dispose of those decorations at the end of your event. We have a custodian who cleans the Hall, so you don’t need to do any of that type of preparation, but when your event is over you do need to sweep up any mess on the floors (confetti, flower petals), wipe up any spills (champagne, juice), remove anything you brought in (cans of pop, boxes) and take the trash out to the dumpster in the parking lot. Renters are responsible for any damage they or their guests/audience do to the Hall during their rental period.

As the date of your event approaches, you will set up a time to meet with the manager of the Hall. At this meeting, the manager will give you a detailed tour of the Hall, answering any questions you may have. At this time you will be given a key to the Hall and may come and go for the duration of your rental period. Naturally, the key must be returned at the end of the rental period.

Alcohol is permitted in the Hall, but groups and individuals are required to provide dram insurance that names the City of Galena as co-insured. The cost of the dram insurance varies but tends to run between $100 and $200 for a large wedding reception. You may purchase this insurance through any insurance company you like.

If you are interested in presenting a music, dance or dramatic performance in the Hall, be sure to check out the stage dimensions and the information about our theatrical lighting system.

Finally, if you are ready to book the Hall, take a look at our rental contract and then call or email your booking request. You will be sent a contract filled out with the information about your event which you will have to sign and return with your payment.

Rates

Rates vary depending on the rental date(s) and the type of event. The chart below should give you a good idea of the rental rate, but always call or email to confirm rate and availability.

Rental begins at 8:00 am of the first day reserved and ends at 11:59 pm.

Standard Events

2‐Day Minimum Rental Required for Weddings.

Short‐Term Reservation: If a Friday or Saturday is reserved one month or less prior to the date, a discount will be applied offering the Sunday‐Thursday rate.


Sunday – $175 all day

Monday‐Thursday – $175 all day OR
Half Day Rental (6 hours minimum) – $100

Friday – $500 all day

Saturday – $700 all day

New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day & Labor Day Wknds
Sunday $500; Holiday $500

4‐day rental package $1,850
VALUE: 4‐day rental includes clean up and tear down by Turner Hall custodian.

Alcohol fee: $150 + proof of liquor liability insurance

City of Galena Resident Rates / Standard Events

To qualify for City of Galena Resident Rates, the contract must be in the name of someone who resides or owns and operates a business within the City of Galena city limits. Having a 61036 zip code is not an indicator for qualification of this rate. Short‐Term Reservation: If a Friday or Saturday is reserved one month or less prior to the date, a discount will be applied offering the Sunday‐Thursday rate. 2‐Day Minimum Rental Required for Weddings.


Sunday $150 all day

Monday‐Thursday $150 all day OR
Half Day Rental (6 hours minimum) $100

Friday $425 all day

Saturday $625 all day

New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day & Labor Day Wknds
Sunday $425; Holiday $425

4‐day rental package $1,500
VALUE: 4‐day rental includes clean up and tear down by Turner Hall custodian.

Alcohol fee:
$150 + proof of liquor liability insurance

Non-Profit & Charitable Events

Short‐Term Reservation: If a Friday or Saturday is reserved one month or less prior to the date, a discount will be applied offering the Sunday‐Thursday rate.


Sunday $100 all day

Monday‐Thursday $100 all day OR
Half Day Rental (6 hours) $50

Friday $300 all day

Saturday $450 all day

4‐day rental package Discount ‐‐$125 = $825

Galena Public School

Half Day Rental (6 Hours) $50

Rental One day $75

Four days $250

22 days $500

Dimensions & Floor Plan

Stage

33 1/2 ft. wide X 17 1/2 ft. deep

Floor Area

66 ft. wide X 65 ft. long

Theatrical Lighting

The Colortran Lighting System consists of 95 control keys which operate stage and house lights. Only certified operators may use the light board. Operators may become certified by attending a lighting class held twice yearly or by demonstrating sufficient knowledge of the lighting system to the Manager. Renters may hire a certified operator if they do not wish to provide their own. Payment of the rental deposit for the hall is due before any keys or manuals will be issued to the renter. The Standard Instrument Locations and Settings Diagram shows all lighting locations and lighting types in the hall. Each renter of the hall is responsible for returning all lighting fixtures to the locations specified on the Standard Instrument Locations and Settings Diagram not later than the end of the rental period. The rental deposit shall be forfeited if the Colortran manual or key are not returned within three days after the event or if the light fixtures are not returned to their specified locations by the end of the rental period.

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