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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!