30 Walnut Street, Alto Pass, IL
Havisham House is a luxuriant wedding venue located in picturesque Alto Pass, IL. This country home is an ideal location for an intimate celebration of your love. Enjoy its classic design and the manicured lawns that surround it, creating a stunning setting for an unforgettable day. Originally completed in 1892 by A.J. Rendleman, Havisham House is a testament to the French-Victorian style of architecture. The structure features tall windows and a porch stretching around the front of the house. Encircled by carefully tended gardens, this venue provides a stage for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. Should you choose to celebrate in resplendent Illinois nature, you can arrange to seat up to 200 guests in the lush grass. Exchange your vows under the property’s aged trees, letting the beauty of your surroundings illustrate the tenderness of your service. This natural magnificence can also serve as a background to your all-important wedding portraits. Following your ceremony, you and your guests can venture to the main house. This rich, red building is as much characterized by its iconic exterior as it is the deftly decorated interior. Through each room runs a theme of time-honored glamour, with antiques at every turn. From vintage gold tap-heads in the bathrooms to the decadent stained glass windows of the house’s upper level, this venue is committed to dignified design. You may host a cocktail reception in the living room and can enjoy a cozy reception meal in the formal dining room. For ease of preparation before your special day, you’re invited to avail of the upstairs suites. Two bedrooms featuring queen beds and a bath allow you to start your celebration in ultimate style. The property also boasts an adjoining carriage house that additional members of your entourage can use for getting ready. These facilities can also be used as post-celebration lodgings for couples and their guests, with an overnight capacity of 12 guests maximum. A fully flexible venue, Havisham House offers wedding packages that include the entire rental of the property for the weekend of your celebration. This ensures that you’ll have ease of access for the event’s setup and teardown, without feeling rushed to wrap up your occasion. Outside vendors are welcome and the knowledgeable staff is also happy to provide their list of recommended local vendors. Add your history to one of Illinois’ finest by spending your special day at this grand estate.