Begin your tradition with our tradition

Meet our family team behind the scenes

In 2001 the historic home and property came under the purview of one of Tucson’s most historic restaurant families. After graduating from The University of Arizona, native Tucsonan and renowned event and party planner Candace Flores Carrillo of El Charro Café and Catering Company purchased the Stillwell House & Garden with visions of carrying on the tradition of authentic and legendary Tucson celebrations - equipped with her talented and experienced culinary legacy.

With her mother, renowned Chef Carlotta Flores of El Charro Café, Candace updated and refined the historic property to create the premier Downtown Tucson party destination that The Stillwell House & Garden has become today.

Candace’s aunt and General Manager Wilma Levine oversees many of the day-to-day operations with almost 20 years of wedding and event coordination. She is the go-to expert in designing your celebration space and pace with a top-notch, experienced staff at her side. Wilma is also bilingual and specializes in assisting our Spanish-speaking customers.

Cousin Kelly Polder is the sales director and has over 10 years of hospitality experience; she assists Candace and Chef Carlotta in designing some of the most spectacular Downtown weddings and events.

Candace Flores Carrillo

Chef Carlotta Flores

Wilma Levine

Kelly Polder