The Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center

53995 South Dixie Way, South Bend, IN 46637 Map · Phone number
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About The Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center

The Gillespie Conference and Special Events Center is located on the campus of Saint Mary's College and next to The University of Notre Dame. The conference center is adjacent to the Inn at Saint Mary's and connected to the Hilton Garden Inn. The Gillespie is able to accommodate weddings up to 700 guests and are a full service facility with a fabulous executive chef, top notch banquet crew plus the added convenience of two hotels for your wedding guests as well as a beautiful walled garden for your wedding ceremony or cocktails.

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18 Reviews for The Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.4
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  • User6886558 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We had the most wonderful experience with the Gillespie Center/Hilton Garden Inn. Krista was always available and quick to answer email questions/concerns. She was familiar and experienced with all our vendors so did much of the "behind the scenes" detail coordination. We received so many compliments on the food, atmosphere, and overall experience of the wedding. As the mother-of-the bride, I think the best compliment was when my daughter (the bride) saw me towards the end of the evening and proclaimed, "This is the BEST night of my life!!".....Thank you for making that happen!! Deb T.

    Sent on 06/26/2016
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    Megan · Married on 04/30/2016

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      5.0
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    Our wedding reception was perfect thanks to Krista and everyone at the Gillespie Conference Center! As a bride planning her wedding from out-of-town, Krista was a dream to work with -- attentive, responsive, organized, professional, and experienced. Because of her expertise and attention to detail, our wedding reception went off without a hitch. Krista worked with my other vendors to set up the ballroom (it looked amazing!), and the evening flowed smoothly from start to finish. Our guests raved about the delicious food and impeccable service. I was not the least bit stressed on our big day knowing that everything was in Krista's able hands - she knocked it out of the park! I could not recommend Krista and the Gillespie Conference Center enough. We would do it all over again in a heartbeat!

    Sent on 07/18/2016
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    Nicole · Married on 08/15/2015

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    Megan and the Gillespie Center helped make our dream wedding become a reality. Megan was great to work with through day one. She was extremely helpful explaining our options and costs and how the day would. She was quick to answer all my questions and helped guide me in the right direction on making choices for our big day. Although the food and beverage minimum is quite high, the total package deal is so worth it. When it came down to the big day Megan was right there with us and helped make our evening absolutely perfect.

    Sent on 09/20/2015

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The Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 6,010.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,090.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables, Transportation
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 25.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Garden, Hotel, Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Pet Friendly, Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Aisle Markers, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, October, November

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2 Endorsements

  • Matthew Whitlock Photography
    Matthew Whitlock Photography Wedding Photographers

    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.

  • Matthew Whitlock Photography
    Matthew Whitlock Photography Wedding Photographers

    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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    5742327700 (Phone number)

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