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The greater Champaign County area is a hotbed for fun, local events you can't find anywhere else in the region. From music festivals, to exhibition openings, to cultural events, there's always something going on.
Valentine's Weekend Retreat
Allerton Park & Retreat Center
515 Old Time Rd.
Monticello, Illinois 61856
Looking to switch up your Valentine’s Day routine? Book your weekend getaway at Allerton and let us do the planning for you!
Friday evening, relax and enjoy the enchanting ambiance of the Allerton Mansion with a romantic dinner in the Carriage House at 6pm. (Complimentary wine; cash bar available.) Tables will be set for two, but if you want to attend dinner with a group, or have dietary restrictions, please email Ashley Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. After dinner, dance to live music in the Grand Gallery or snuggle up and enjoy the sounds and a drink from the bar.
Saturday morning, guests staying the entire weekend will enjoy pastries and mimosas delivered to their room, and Friday-night-only guests can purchase a delicious breakfast meal directly from the Greenhouse Café. Unwind with a hike on one of the many trails, cuddle up by the fireplace in the Grand Gallery, or head into Monticello to shop downtown, grab lunch, or visit Monarch Brewing Company. Then, meet back in the Mansion for Saturday evening’s Dueling Pianos show (7-11pm). Spend the night dancing with your sweetie or a group of friends while enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar as the all-request show entertains with classic sing-alongs and high energy tunes.