Gillespie Conference and Special Event Center 53995 IN-933 • South Bend • IN 46637


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Special Bonus for NEW 2024 Event Bookings!
Choose one of the following:

  • Stationary hors d'oeuvres (charcuterie display or seasonal fruits and crackers)
  • Chandelier or single layer backdrop
  • Champagne wall with house champagne (upgrade to house wine for $15/bottle)

Valid on all new 2024 event contracts; valid through 12/31/2024.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $500/event
  • Ceremony fee varies depending on:
    • If scheduled with a reception

  • Ceremony fees are $500 when paired with a reception, or $1,000 for ceremony only.

Package Prices
  • $70/person and up
  • All wedding packages include:

    • Stationary & butler-passed hors d'oeuvres
    • 5-hour premium bar and champagne toast
    • Plated or buffet dinner, cake cutting and service, and coffee & tea station
    • Linens, napkins, dance floor, votive candles, and setup & teardown
    • Special Events Sales Manager to assist with planning and day-of coordination
    • Dressing suite, set with a private cocktail reception and surprises for the wedding party, plus a dedicated bridal captain
    • 2 nights' deluxe overnight accommodations for the couple
    • Complimentary parking
    • Group guest room rates and discounts on wedding shower and rehearsal dinner if booked in addition to a reception
Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $3,000–12,000/event
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 22%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 500 500
Cocktails, etc. Standing 500 500
Reception Seated 500 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 500.

Please contact the venue for additional capacity information.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Hotel
  • Conference Center

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden


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