Havisham House

30 Walnut Street, Alto Pass, IL 62905 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Havisham House

Nestled amongst the verdant wilderness of the Shawnee National Forest, Havisham House is a historic wedding location in Alto Pass, Illinois. The aged beauty of the household is complemented by the stunning nature of its surroundings, presenting couples with a breathtaking backdrop for their big day. Respectfully renovated with tasteful décor and modern amenities, the manor and its attendant carriage-house welcome wedding parties for an elegant and memorable celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

With a history stretching back to the late 19th-century, Havisham House is a pristine Neo-Georgian property. Its charming red-brick facade is elevated by tall arched window fixtures, broken by an expansive portico in which guests may relax. Inside couples will find an interior at once tastefully luxurious and pastoral. Rustic, welcoming materials meet hardwood floors, accentuated by a refined color-palette for stately effect. The property’s expansive grounds welcome a celebration of up to 200 guests. From 2020, the property will include a courtyard pavilion, purpose-built for weddings, with an open-plan design. After the festivities have ended, a close group of family and friends can avail of the comfortable and well-appointed rooms of the manor. The smaller carriage-house, in turn, provides a more private retreat, which can also be adapted as a get-ready suite. There is parking available on-site for those in attendance.

Services Offered

Havisham House proposes inclusive wedding packages which include rental of the entire property for a long weekend of celebrations. The property’s staff are happy to welcome outside vendors of your choice for the event. As Havisham House is located in Southern Illinois’ wine country, the venue staff encourages and is happy to recommend local vineyards to supply your reception.

Location

Surrounded by some of the nation’s most spectacular views, Havisham House is a nature-lovers dream. Undulating hills embrace the property, with craggy precipices and wide, sweeping valleys framing the many nearby hiking trails. Local sights include Bald Knob Cross, the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, and the meandering Cache River.

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Awaiting the ceremony
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Here comes the bride
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We do
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Nighttime under the arch
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Romantic lighting
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The dress
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We do
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The dress
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Dramatic entrance to pavilion
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Courtyard
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Wedding decor
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The dress
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Forever
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The bride
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In the garden
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In the wilds
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The bride
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Getting ready
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Main house
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Stately interior
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Ready for the ceremony
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The carriage house
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First look
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Picturesque beauty
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Manicured lawns
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The dress
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A peaceful moment
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Excited for the big day
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A grand entrance
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Walking the grounds together
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Love in the wilderness
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Riding in with her father
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Fire pit area
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Antique side buffet display
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Fall wedding reception
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Fall wedding reception
Fall wedding reception
Fall wedding reception
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Whiskey barrel decor
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Stunning chandelier
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Fireplace mantle
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Farmhouse table
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Stone arch
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Preacher's Bible
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Pavilion in October
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Ask about our alcohol packages
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Bird Girl Garden
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Seasonal decor
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A moment's reflection
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Stone arch entry
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Beautiful photo opportunities
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Families
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A bride and her best friends
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Alanna Milby Photography
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Beautiful interior stone wall
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Alanna Milby Photography
Alanna Milby Photography
Alanna Milby Photography
Havisham House in the Fall
Havisham House in the Fall
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3 Reviews for Havisham House

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Hannah R. · Married on 05/09/2020

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    The perfect day

    The Havisham House was a DREAM. It was exactly the style that we were going for. Miss. Jerri is so generous and such a hard worker. She made our day so wonderful. I felt at such peace knowing that my Miss.Jerri would take care of our venue and that was one less thing on my checklist! If you want somewhere elegant for a great price, with tables and linens and chairs, and a house to stay in - this is THE place! The Havisham House truly is a special place.

    Sent on 01/05/2021
  • Emily

    Emily D. · Married on 12/10/2019

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    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.

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Havisham House Pricing

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Havisham House FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 1995
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1995
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1995
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1995
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Parking
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Inn/B&B
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    December

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    July 2021 Wedding Discount

    Getting married in July 2021? Receive a 10% discount on your wedding package at Havisham House! (A $300 savings)

Team of Havisham House

Alison Hardison

Alison Hardison

Event Coordinator

Please meet Alison, our event coordinator at Havisham House. Alison grew up in Mississippi and has a degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing from Delta State University. Her duties include meeting with brides, giving tours of our historic homes, outdoor pavilion and courtyard, assisting with set-up on event days, and much more. Alison has fresh, fabulous marketing ideas, and we know you will love working with her!

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  • 30 Walnut Street Alto Pass, IL, 62905 See on map
    618-243-0627 (Phone number)
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