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Palais Royale

South Bend, IN View map Visit website
4.7 out of 5 rating
21 reviews
$11k - $15k For 100 Guests

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$11k - $15k For 100 Guests

Palais Royale is a wedding venue in South Bend, Indiana. The Palais Royale ballroom and Morris Performing Arts Center were designed by J.S. Aroner of Chicago. Opened in 1922, this venue is one of the only ballroom and theatre combinations left in the country. Today, this establishment is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Facilities and Capacity

The Palais Royale is the ballroom situated in the Morris Performing Arts Center. The center is rich in history and features 1920s charm. Offering 8,800 square feet of event space, this facility can accommodate 1,000 guests for a standing reception or 650 guests for a sit-down dinner. The ballroom has polished hardwood floors, 35-foot ceilings, and a crystal chandelier gilded with gold leaf. The room has tall windows with velvet drapes and the original musicians’ balcony overlooking the ballroom. The Palais Royale's breathtaking spaces with intricate details make for a spectacular photoshoot.

Morris Performing Arts Center surrounds the Palais Royale and features 2,500 permanent seats on two levels. It has state-of-the-art sound and lighting, a beautiful stage, and a gold-domed ceiling. Couples can celebrate their wedding in the theatre where the stage itself can accommodate up to 175 guests. If you desire a smaller, more intimate soiree, the Morris Grand Lobby is available to host a charming cocktail reception for 500 guests or a banquet dinner for 125 guests. It features Corinthian columns, French cameos, the original 1920s terrazzo flooring, and an enchanting ceiling.

Services Offered

The Palais Royale can host an engagement party, wedding shower, ceremony, and reception. The establishment offers private dressing rooms for wedding parties and on-site wedding planners. Their professional and experienced event planners can also create effortless and flawless weddings suited to each couple's needs, style, and budget.

Cuisine

At The Palais Royale, Navarre Hospitality is the exclusive food and beverage provider for the Morris Performing Arts Center complex. They offer consultations and custom menus for every wedding and use fresh and flavorful ingredients in every mouthwatering meal. They offer plated meals or buffet dinners, as well as deluxe bar packages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Set Up
Tables

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Set Up

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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21 Reviews

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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Sandra S. Married on 10/15/2021
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    Awesome Experience

    Rebecca and the rest of the Palais team were absolutely wonderful. The venue was super cozy and lovely for our Fall wedding and we got to take advantage of the amazing patio (with tent). Amazing rope light set up, delicious food, friendly staff. Our guests raved about the experience and we could not be more pleased! The lead up and day of was all super smooth, and we had a a blast
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    Courtney S. Married on 01/04/2020
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    Absolutely Loved the Palais

    Booking the Palais was one of our very first steps after we were engaged. It was our dream reception space! I would highly recommend having cocktail hour in the Morris Performing Arts Center lobby as well. Richelle (Palais Coordinator) was so helpful throughout the entire process. She was incredibly prompt and flexible. Taste-testing was great and the food was just as delicious day of. We also had several guests with dietary restrictions/food allergies. Richelle and Navarre were very accommodating and organized to ensure the meal went as planned. We felt confident that if anything unexpected happened the day of, she would handle it without a problem. You can really tell Richelle and all her staff truly care and want you to have your perfect day. The wait staff even brought us hor d'oeuvres while we were taking pictures since we weren't present at the beginning of cocktail hour. It was perfect for our winter wedding!
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    Gabriella Married on 08/10/2019
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    Stunning venue

    I felt like I was in the movie Beauty and the Beast with the European style architecture. It is a very romantic venue and perfect stage area for a band. Richelle was absolutely incredible. She helped to recommend other vendors, had so many tips and tricks and was very responsive. I loved both the cocktail hour space (morris lobby) and ballroom. Love love loved it all.
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

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Palais Royale 105 West Colfax Avenue, 105 West Colfax Avenue South Bend, IN, 46601
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Palais Royale frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Palais Royale?

Palais Royale includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Palais Royale in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Palais Royale for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Palais Royale for wedding events?

Palais Royale offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Palais Royale offer?

Palais Royale offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Palais Royale offer for wedding events?

Palais Royale offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Palais Royale have available for wedding events?

Palais Royale offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Palais Royale and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Palais Royale is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in flexibility.

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