Reception & Meeting Facility
The Pasfield House is the perfect venue for your next theme party. We can close the home and organize festivities to suit your theme. We may also open the home to the public for a general admission event, perhaps to help raise funds for a charitable cause.
End-of-Year Holiday Party
Our decorations give the house the charm of the Bing Crosby movie “Holiday Inn”. Each December the Pasfield House interior is decked out with nut cracker soldiers and Santa figures. Our warm atmosphere, gracious hospitality and exceptional service have become part of the holiday tradition for several local groups. Come make it part of yours.
Mardi Gras Parties
Casino Royale Night
The Pasfield House is transformed into what appears to be a Monte Carlo casino, as the Capitol view reception room becomes a gaming room for a night of casino games – all for fun and charity. The evening will close with an auction for prizes, with the beneficiary a worthy charitable cause.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration Receptions
This May 5 celebration features an abundance of traditional Mexican fare that is sure to delight anyone with an appetite for south-of-the-border cuisine. The Pasfield House has had maria chi bands serenade its guests during this wonderful time to celebrate Hispanic heritage.
A Night in Old Havana
Though the Illinois trade mission lead by former Gov. George Ryan to Havana Cuba was historic and groundbreaking, we're sure no one traveling in his entourage had any more fun than you can have at a Pasfield House “Night in Old Havana” theme party. The elder George Pasfield's import business ventures brought his travels all the way to Havana, Cuba, when trade was legal. Not going back that far in time, the Pasfield House creates an updated version of pre-Castro Havana happening. We promise the Pasfield House Kitchen will serve just as flavorful mojitos or classic Cuban Cuisine as you'll find off the Key West Florida coast. With our authentic background music… Come let us transport you to Old Havana.
Margaretville Jimmy Buffet Party
Come join us for an outdoor event fitted for any parrothead. While the ocean may not be near and the palm trees are fake, the spirit is strong with all of Jimmy's favorite songs. Guests reminisce about their concert experiences, while of course eating cheeseburgers in paradise and sipping that favorite concoction – a margarita.
Big Band or Blue Grass
Sunday afternoon is the perfect time to hold that outdoor concert featuring the big band sound or bluegrass. Guests enjoy outdoor fare typical of a “band shell” picnic celebration.
Traditional Patriotic Ice Cream Social
Our grounds are perfect for a traditional ice cream social, whether it's with a patriotic theme for the 4th of July or a party just to say thanks to volunteers. The Pasfield House welcomes its guests with gardens, patio and veranda seating areas and classic architectural detail. We can have a string quartet or vintage heritage choir provide relaxing background entertainment as guests mingle.
“The Pasfield Club”
The Pasfield House occasionally transforms into an intimate venue for red-hot blues, comedy club performances or an in-home concert series. “The Pasfield Club” hosts talented artists accented by hors d'oeuvres guests can enjoy before, during and after performances.