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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