Nestled in Tucson's

Historic Downtown

The Stillwell House offers the perfect blend of historical elegance and enchanting ambiance for your next special event. You and your guests will experience the warmth of the Southwest at one of Tucson’s authentic property landmarks.


Make your next event legendary by hosting it at a historic venue like the Stillwell House. The Stillwell House has been an integral part of historic Tucson and the Downtown Arts District since 1901, when it was built by James Twiggs, an Irish innkeeper, and his wife, Lucy Stillwell-Twiggs, as a boarding house for railroad workers. The house fell into disrepair in the 1980s, when it endured two fires that charred the facade and damaged the internal structure while vacant. A local couple purchased the building in 1988 with the hopes of turning it into a sheet music store and performance space. While the facade was salvageable, the interior was not, leading to a renovations that was complete in 1990, when the house opened for bookings. In 2000, the house was purchased by the Flores family of the famed El Charro Café after their search for a unique site for a family wedding. Now owned and operated by Candace Flores Carrillo, a certified wedding planner who brings more than 25 years of catering and event design expertise, we have been blessed to host thousands of incredible events. The Stillwell House is truly a family-owned and operated event site. Candace’s mother, Chef Carlotta Flores, is at the helm of the acclaimed in-house catering company. The Stillwell Catering Co., while her aunt, Wilma Levine, is the incomparable general manager. This team brings years of even management, culinary creativity, and attention to attention to detail to every event.


Candace Flores Carrillo

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 with visions of carrying on the tradition of authentic and legendary Tucson celebrations – equipped with her talented and experienced culinary legacy.

Chef Carlotta Flores

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 has become today.

Wilma Levine

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.

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