Picnic with the Peonies presented by Cass Concepts

Celebrate spring and support Allerton at this year’s fundraiser – Picnic with the Peonies presented by Cass Concepts – on May 22 and 23!

Join us to picnic and raise funds to install an accessible path in the visitor-favorite Peony Garden! How you participate is up to you…

We recommend starting with a stroll through the picturesque peonies, then head out to find your perfect picnic spot! Bring your own picnic — or stop by the Greenhouse Café, Mamma D’s Smokehouse (Saturday), or Brien’s Bistro (Sunday). Better yet, choose our “Perfect Picnic” option, and reserve your private table (seats 6-8), picnic boxes, bottle of wine, and fresh flowers. A bar (cash/credit accepted) will be available so you can sip as you savor the season at Allerton! (No outside alcohol, please.)

All donations will go towards creating an accessible path in the Peony Garden. Read more about the project and make your gift here!

Make a picnicking reservation here.
To ensure we stay under capacity, reservations to picnic are required May 22 (11am-6pm) and May 23 (10am-3pm).


Purchase a “Perfect Picnic” set-up here.
“Perfect Picnic” reservations are no longer available.

ONLINE AUCTION! Our online auction is open May 6-15 and includes one-of-a-kind handmade items, original artwork, unique Allerton experiences, and more! View the items and place your bids here!

Complete your visit with an overnight stay in the Mansion or one of our guesthouses – call 217-333-3287 to book your getaway!

–Masks are required in the Café, and outside if unable to keep 6ft from other visitors
–This event will follow safety guidelines recommended by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
–Find all of our COVID-19 related updates and closures here.

If you need accommodations to participate or have dietary restrictions, please contact Ashley at anowen2@illinois.edu.


Atron Regen, ASID
Total Interior Design Service
From Concept To Completion


May 22 - 23 2021


All Day

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 22 - 23 2021
  • Time: All Day