Daily Archives: May 1, 2022

Fun Weekend Getaway in Southern Illinois


Southern Illinois is a great place for hiking, wine trails, fishing, golfing and more.  It’s a perfect getaway for a group of friends, a family reunion, or even a solo trip.  Havisham House makes for a great place to stay for groups from 1 – 12 who are looking for a fun weekend getaway in Southern Illinois.

Between our Main House and the Carriage House, you can house yourself and up to 11 friends or family members.  With all dishes and necessary amenities provided, you only need to bring yourself, good food, good drinks, and good company for a good time!  Our property is located right in the heart of Alto Pass, IL which is a frequent stop on the many wine trail tours our area offers.  Aside from great access to wineries, you’ll find yourself only minutes away from other attractions in Southern Illinois including:

As you can see, there are plenty of great options to choose from when planning your fun weekend getaway in Southern Illinois, and Havisham House is centrally located near all of these great attractions!

Whether you are traveling to Southern Illinois from Chicago, St Louis, Springfield, Indianapolis, or anywhere else in the world, Havisham House is a great place for your overnight stay!  Come and see why many consider Havisham House and so many other places in Southern Illinois to be a “hidden jewel” of Illinois!

If you are ready to book your stay and to start planning your weekend getaway, you can use the links below to AirBnB, VRBO, or call direct and book over the phone!

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Call 1.866.495.6020 to book over the phone and save on online fees!

Wedding Venue in Southern Illinois

Unique Wedding Venue in Southern Illinois


Are you looking for a unique wedding venue in Southern Illinois? Built in 1892, Havisham House is a beautiful example of French-Victorian architecture found right in the heart of Southern Illinois.

A one-of-a-kind, unique wedding venue in Southern Illinois, Havisham House is just minutes away from many popular attractions in Southern Illinois including the Shawnee Wine Trail,  the Shawnee National Forest, Giant City Lodge, Bald Knob Cross, and more.

Havisham House is also unique as it is one of the few wedding venues in Southern Illinois that also add the convenience of overnight rentals right on the property via both our Main House and our Carriage House. Both homes offer an old style charm along with modern luxury all at the same time.  These homes serve as a common lodging destination for briday parties, close family, friends from out of town and more.  No need to worry about dishes or common amenities as we have you covered in all aspects!  Our guests truly feel at home, which adds comfort and ease, allowing you to make your special day all the more special.  With our wedding pavilion located right on the property, you can pop out and work on your wedding decorations, have a drink in the sun, and then hop back into the main house for a relaxing bath and a glass of wine before the festivities begin!

To add to the charm of our unique wedding venue in Southern Illinois, Havisham House recently acquired the oldest commercial building in Alto Pass (conveniently located right next to Havisham House). This amazing addition, opening in June of 2022, will be known as the Havisham House Bourbon Bar!  Enjoy a fun day of bonding before the ceremony!  Not to mention, your photographer will love this environment for those fun and spontaneous “getting ready” photo opportunities.  The bourbon bar will add to the already truly UNIQUE experience of choosing Havisham House as your wedding venue.   Our desire is to offer our guests the perfect destination for their wedding from A-Z…and we think you will agree!

With a perfect 5 Star rating on our Google Listing, our wonderful clients speak for us!  Enjoy some helpful resources included in pictures below to help get a better feel for our location, our wedding packages, and more!