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Event Rentals

Shady Rest, our event hall, is a historic c.1925 honky-tonk/juke joint that was moved here from the Shady Rest community between Havana and Quincy. Shady Rest has 3,300 square feet of air-conditioned space in addition to a large (about 1,300 square feet) covered rear patio and several porches for relaxation. Shady Rest's original heart pine floors have been refinished, new paint has been added to the walls, curtains to the windows, and the Old Shady Rest is now ready to host meetings, conferences, weddings, receptions, banquets, parties and other types of events.

Shady Rest is perfect for events for up to 200 guests seated at tables or 250 guests not seated at tables. There is plenty of parking on the grounds for events as well.

Havana Springs Resort is unique in that we offer 9 beautiful historic rooms and cottages for rent in addition to the Shady Rest event center. Perfect over night lodging for guests of weddings, receptions or meetings. Up to 30 of your attendees can stay overnight on the property at one of nine beautiful historic rooms and cottages. click here to see historic rooms and cottages.

Shady Rest has a covered porch on the back side of the building, plenty of restrooms and a lighted courtyard for additional enjoyment.

The Nicholson House is the original house on the property and was built c. 1828 and is on the National Historic Register. It's unique history and structure serves beautifully for smaller occassions like rehearsal dinners, small ceremonies and parties.

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Havana Springs Resort Event Types

Types of events we host at Havana Springs Resort:

Graduation parties
Birthday parties
Fashion Shows
National West Coast Swing Dance weekend intensive workshops
Corporate Retreats
Corporate Meetings
Leadership/Educational Symposiums
Dog Training Workshops
Murder Mystery Party/Dinners
Crawfish/Shrimp Boil
Wine Tasting
Retirement Community "Day Trip" Activities
Photography backdrops (weddings, engagement, anniversary, babies, seniors)
Holiday celebrations
Poker Runs for Bikers
Art Weekend - painting, sculpting, crochet

Weekday (Mon - Thu) Event Rental Fees:
2 Hours of Shady Rest Event Center
4 Hours of Shady Rest Event Center
8 Hours of Shady Rest Event Center
16 Hours 8am-midnight Shady Rest
2 Hours Nicholson Farmhouse
4 Hours of Nicholson Farmhouse

Event Rentals Includes:
Full use of Shady Rest Patio
Clean up
Tables & Chairs (seating for 200)

Additional rental options:
Bar Services
DJ Services
Audio-Visual Services (if necessary)
Chair covers & sashes
Outdoor Canopies
Additional tables and chairs (for over 200 seats)