Elijah Iles House
Springfield's Oldest Home

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Schedule Your Next Party, Meeting, or Presentation at the Iles House

The Iles House is the perfect venue for events looking for a unique ambiance. The House is the oldest in Springfield and was built by one of Springfield’s founders in about 1837. The House is fully restored and has on display an extensive collection of early and mid-19th century Illinois furniture, providing a fascinating glimpse of pioneer life on a prairie farm.

What others have said:

"Our office reception at the Iles House was a memorable evening for our staff as well as our clients. We will be back."

"Wow. What a great place for our family reunion dinner. We had a perfect evening with a gathering on the back patio and dinner in the Museum. Enjoyed by all."

Are you looking for a different and exciting place for a party, reception or presentation? A place nearby, but outside the box? Then check out the Elijah Iles House on Aristocracy Hill.

The House’s elegant and charming facilities are ideal for everything from cocktail parties to informal presentations to sit-down dinners for groups of up to fifty people.

The Iles House --- the ideal choice in many ways.

Museum Room. Conveniently located at Seventh and Cook Streets, the House has a 670 square foot multipurpose room, the Museum Room, on the ground floor. This elegant room features beamed ceilings, hardwood floors and adjustable lighting to fit any mood. Convenient restroom facilities adjoin this room.

Kitchen. The Museum Room connects to a large kitchen equipped with a modern electric range, microwave, refrigerator, double sink, dishwasher, and plenty of preparation and storage space. There is china service and tableware, plus table linens and serving utensils. The kitchen entrance is just a few feet from the service parking lot, making deliveries easy.

Historic House. All this sits below the historic Elijah Iles House, the oldest house in Springfield. Guides are available to provide your guests with tours of this historic structure.

Patio. The Museum Room opens onto a beautifully landscaped brick patio, lushly surrounded by colorful flowers and shrubs, providing an additional 500 square feet of gathering space in good weather.

Parking. Visitor parking is just across Cook Street in a paved lot, providing up to 64 parking spaces.

Accessibility. All space is accessible to disabled guests. There is a wheelchair lift between the ground floor and the upper, historic floor. There are reserved handicapped spaces in the small lot just behind the House, within 30 feet of the House entrance and accessed by a gentle ramp. The restroom facilities are handicapped compliant.

Other Amenities. Also available are twelve 30" x 72" folding tables with tablecloths, each seating 6 to 8 guests, fifty folding steel chairs, a public address system, a projection screen, lectern and an A/V table to hold a projector. Blackout cloths are available to darken the room when necessary.

Plan a Visit. To really appreciate the space and all it has to offer, you'll have to see it. Call now to arrange for a tour of this enchanting house and see first hand all it has to offer. You’ll be glad you did.

Rental Arrangements:

Entire House: $250 for 4 hours (one hour set-up, two hours for the event and one hour for clean-up) plus $50 for each additional hour. Includes access to all floors. Maximum of 75 indoor guests.

Lower Level Only:  $150 for 4 hours, plus $25 for each additional hour. Maximum of 50 guests.

Rental Fees include use of all amenities described above.  A rental agreement will provide details of all aspects of the services to be provided.

For more information, call (217) 492-5929 and leave a voicemail message.

 

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