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The Wedding


Our wedding will take place on Saturday, September 4th (Labor Day Weekend) just outside of Galena, Illinois. Trip Krenz, the groom's cousin, will officiate our civil ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 3:00pm, but please feel free to arrive at the site anytime after 1:00pm.

The proceedings will take place outdoors in the midst of the woods. Please feel free to dress comfortably and casually. The reception will follow immediately in the same location. Please bring an umbrella in case the weather does not cooperate, but it will! Let's all pray / meditate / concentrate together, "No rain. No rain. No rain." and it will be beautiful!

We would like to invite all of our guests to feel free to join us again the Sunday after the wedding if you can. We will be relaxing, eating, listening to music, and generally enjoying the rest of the holiday weekend on Sunday, September 5th at the campsite.

Below you will find all the important details about the wedding including travel accommodations, a detailed Google map you can use to guide you, and our gift registries.

Again, thank you so much for joining with us in this celebration. We look forward to seeing all of you.


Holiday Inn Dubuque / Galena

450 Main Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
(563) 556-2000

Click here to learn more

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Dubuque / Galena. It is some distance from the campground. We will have transportation for our guests from the campsite to their various destinations. Check back soon for details about this.

A little helpful information about the Holiday Inn: when you normally book online, you are PRE-PAYING and it is not refundable, so yes it is a little cheaper (fifty cents cheaper). When you call the hotel direct and use the "Walker-Bend Wedding" or Group Code EG4, you pay a little more (fifty cents more), but you can cancel with no fee up to 24 hours in advance. No one has reserved a room in our block yet so feel free; there is plenty of availability.

Guests can of course feel free to attempt to secure lodging in Galena, but you will have to act quickly. It is a tourist town during a holiday weekend

Below is a list of some of the lodging resources available in Galena:

Stone Creek Inn
The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
De Soto House Hotel

Anyone who wants to camp for the wedding or even the weekend is more than welcome. Please just let us know that you plan to do so and be prepared to pay a fee to help with waste removal, water, food, and other expenses. Also, (if you are camping) PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF!  : )



955 North Irish Hollow Rd
Galena, ILĀ 61036-9475

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We will have plenty of well-marked signs along the route to help guide you successfully to us.




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