Havisham House is a vacation rental and wedding venue located in Alto Pass, Illinois. The main and carriage houses were built in 1892. This winter, a covered wedding pavilion, with open sides and concrete floor, which will seat up to 200 guests, is being built in the Havisham courtyard. In the past, couples have rented tents, portable restrooms and dance floors for the courtyard. The new pavilion will eliminate these expenses from your budget. The historic main house is a beautiful option for bridesmaids and brides prior to the wedding... perfect photo opportunities. The groom and groomsmen have stayed in the carriage house in the past, or it can be used for out-of-town guests. Havisham's wedding package includes lodging in the homes for the entire weekend...Thursday afternoon through Monday morning, and the use of the pavilion for your rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception and even a Sunday brunch if you want. Havisham House is within walking distance of a scenic overlook of Bald Knob Cross and rolling southern Illinois hills and valleys. Havisham House is nestled in the heart of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and Shawnee National Forest. Please follow Havisham's Facebook and Instagram pages for more pictures and information. Feel free to use your preferred caterers, DJ's/bands, photographer, videographer, etc. You are encouraged to serve wine from local wineries for your reception, but this is not a requirement.
1 Reviews for Havisham House
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Emily Davidson · Married on 12/10/2019
The Havisham House was PERFECT!
The Havisham House was absolutely incredible! The value, uniqueness and history behind the home pushed the venue over the top. Mrs. Shaefer whom we dealt with, took care of our every want and need without hesitation. Two of our favorite aspects of the venue is having both homes accessible to our bridal party. We had the men stay in one (Carriage House) and the women in the other which worked perfectly for the evening before the wedding. Being in the heart of Southern Illinois wine country our wedding guests got to experience some great wineries and food outside of the wedding festivities. The beauty of The Havisham House, inside and out, made for a perfect setting for our wedding photos.
The Havisham homes really made our wedding weekend extra special and it will always hold a special place in our hearts.
-Joe and Emily Davidson
Sent on 11/25/2019
Havisham House's reply:Emily thank you for the amazing review! I am in love with your wedding photos and wish all of God's blessings on your marriage to Joe.
Havisham House Price Rates
Getting married in July 2020? Receive a 10% discount on your wedding package at Havisham House! (A $300 savings)