Gillespie Conference Center
Gillespie Conference Center, located in South Bend, IN, is an elegant wedding venue. The team here understands that every celebration is unique, and pays close attention to every last detail. They have years of experience in the events industry and are ready to provide as much support as to-be-weds need. In addition to ceremonies and receptions, this event space welcomes engagement parties, showers, and rehearsal dinners. Couples are also invited to host an intimate elopement here.
Facilities and Capacity
Gillespie Conference Center has 13 event spaces to choose from, depending on each couple's unique vision for their big day. The day can begin in the Terrace Garden, which sits beside the ballroom. This outdoor space covers 2,500 square feet and features a built-in aisle, water fountains, and a romantic white pergola. The garden can also be used for picturesque cocktail receptions. The Fleur de Lis Ballroom, meanwhile, offers 8,400 square feet of classic elegance. It can comfortably accommodate up to 840 people, and also features a pre-function area for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The ballroom features a neutral color scheme and can be adapted to suit the color palette of your event. Guests who want to stay overnight will enjoy the convenience of the nearby Hilton Garden Inn and Inn at Saint Mary's.
Gillespie Conference Center has a dedicated special events manager, Allison Lewis, on hand to support couples throughout their time at the venue. This can include helping them to choose the right vendor and designing a floor plan. Allison is also happy to work with your chosen vendors to help the day run smoothly. There is an in-house culinary team who can create a bespoke menu, alongside a bartending team who is happy to design a signature drink. A range of all-inclusive packages are on offer for couples to choose from, depending on their needs and budget. Tables, chairs, and a dance floor are all provided by the venue, alongside a selection of barware, tableware, and linens.
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My name is Allison Lewis and I attended Michigan State University for Hospitality Business Management. I would love to help you plan your dream wedding at the Gillespie Conference Center. Please let me know if there is anything I can assist you with or if you have any questions about our beautiful venue, delicious food, or amazing staff.
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Every time I have photographed an event at the Gillespie, I have been extremely impressed. The staff does a wonderful job taking care of the guests, the venue itself is beautiful and the food is amazing.
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- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
- Cake Cutting
- Champagne Toast
- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Open Bar
- Premium Liquor
- Signature Drink
- Specialty Beer
- Specialty Wine
- Banquet Hall
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Get Ready Rooms
- Liability Insurance
- Outside Vendors
- Pet Friendly
- Dance Floor