Weddings

The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room

South Bend, IN View map Visit website

About

Guests 40 to 400

Located in South Bend, Indiana, The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room is a venue with the right mix of sophistication and comfort. Situated downtown, the main event space overlooks the charming city surroundings. Conveniently, hotels are just around the corner from the banquet hall, meaning that overnight guests will have no hassle finding accommodations.

Facilities and Capacity

The Woodward Room has ample light provided via the oversized windows that frame the city. Elements of marble immediately give an impression of elegance and refinement, setting the tone for any occasion. Everything from wedding ceremonies to receptions may be held here, along with many other special celebrations. Presented with an open space, couples can create an atmosphere of their design. There is a large wooden dance floor as well as an on-site bar, meaning that the party can be amped up to couples' preferences. Those needing a reprieve from the festivities will find a serene spot within the modern foyer, furnished with relaxing social areas.

Services Offered

The team at The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room is pleased to help couples coordinate their wedding details. They can help with various acquisitions, including photographers, floral arrangements, and entertainment. Any planners or decorators will be able to transform the event area to fit the couple’s design brief, making it truly unique. In addition to this, the venue’s proximity to amenities means ample opportunities for downtime activities. Couples wishing to have a chat with The Woodward Banquet and Special Events’ expert planners can reach out for more detailed information and recommendations.

Cuisine

This venue has a partnered caterer, Navarre Catering and Events. This hospitality group offers couples options for food and drink, all paired with friendly service. Founder Kurt Janowsky has grown his business into an empire, satisfying clients time and time again with delicious cuisine. Every one of the dishes on offer has been carefully curated, put together with taste and presentation in mind. Plenty of variations are available for selection, so couples may work with the caterers to customize their ideal menu.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2500

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

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$700

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$100

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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?

$9

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

400

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

40

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Iris D. Married on 09/28/2013
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    when we started looking for a place and we found the woodward we knew it was the right place not only because of how beautiful it was but because the catering service they use was the same restaurant we had had our first date in so it was a no brainer. However our enchanted choice soon became a nightmare thanks to the person handling the business affairs at the woodward at the time, he will not answer calls, or emails, he will cancel appoitments, he was rude at the meetings, I had a few tears and a few sleepless nights, that until they got rid of him and brough MORGAN what a wonderful human being ! Morgan brought us back to being in love with our Venue she worked so hard to make sure we were pleased, and I will tell you to what point. When the woodward change managers the chef that we fell in love with the first time was not longer working with them. they of course accomodate a second testing to make sure we still were pleased with the food, but unfurtunately even though the food was good it was not the same my fiance had the first time. Morgan keept trying and we did a second tasting with them but still was not the same. At this point I was so nervous we were not goign to have the food we liked, but my fiance kept telling me Morgan was going to fix it and she sure did , how? she literally tracked down the first chef that did the tasting the very first time and she brought him exclusively to do our food ! my Fiance couldn't believe it when she told him ! and everyone at the wedding was so pleased with the food we had Chicken Michelle and Bake glazed Salmon ! they were amazing !! Morgan is so good at what she does, for her is more than the money is about to make your day special and making sure you get what you need to feel special. THanks to her efforts and personal touch we had a wonderful time with wonderful food ! Thank you !!
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    Karey Married on 07/25/2009
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    The Woodward Room is a gorgeous location to host a wedding (or any event). With it overlooking South Bend, it makes a great backdrop for an event. The room is great and what really sold us on it was the chairs in the room. They are dark wood and very comfortable. So many venues have cheap folding chairs and you really have to rent chair covers to make them look decent. These were beautiful! The room needs very little decorating if you're on a budget and having a nice bar was awesome! The staff, especially Leigh, were terrific to work with and very flexible. They did almost all of the setup and decorating for us and it looked wonderful.
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    Erin Married on 10/29/2005
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    I love this place. Everyone was wonderful. The room is modern and elegant. There is no tacky decor. Very clean! I have recommend to friends and family, two others have had their reception there already.

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The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room?

The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room for wedding events?

The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room offer?

The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room offer for wedding events?

The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room have available for wedding events?

The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Woodward Banquet and Special Events Room is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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