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".....Thank you for the wedding of our dreams! The incredible grounds, gardens & unbelievable views all aglow with the setting sun as we exchanged vows, ... a magical evening of music, candlelight & stars above…We are so grateful for all your help ensuring each detail. In a word ... PERFECTION."


L.M. Champaign, IL

Bed and Breakfast
  ".....How thoroughly we enjoyed our week-end visit. The Brick House provided a perfect getaway and was so convenient to Springfield."

P. L. Old Lyme CT

  "Definitely a slice of heaven!"

C. M. Los Angeles, CA

  "We all felt we had come home ... beautiful bedrooms with fresh flowers, goodies in the kitchen. Such a spectacular property! Glorious days, peaceful nights ... save the date for us next year!"

T. S. St. Louis, MO

  ".....Our group couldn’t have been more amazed by our tour of your incredible family house & chapel. We had no idea such a gem existed in Central Illinois. Fascinating history, remarkable collections ... your personal stories and remembrances made it all come to life. Thank you for sharing your time and treasure."

C. W. Peoria, IL

Special Events
  ".....Our Nature Conservancy’s 50th year celebration was a resounding success. Your efforts went above and beyond our expectations ... helping us plan and coordinate activities, grooming the woodland trails for our birding and wildflower hikes and ensuring the event site looked beautiful. A lovely day was had by all!"

M. K. Chicago, IL

  ".....Wow! What a fantastic anniversary party! Delicious food, amazing house & tower all decked out for Christmas with your family’s special decorations ... the sweeping staircase robed in garlands was the picture of another era as we watched the carolers sing from the steps. We carry with us the spirit of the season and the memory of a truly special evening."

O. G. Springfield, IL