Beautiful Wedding Venues in South Bend, Indiana
You, in the arms of your sweetheart, surrounded by people you love. When you’re finally in that moment on your wedding day, the little details will fade into the background. But until then, it’s those details that matter. Planning a wedding means finding all the pieces of the puzzle in order to create a masterpiece. And our team of professionals are ready to help.
When you’re getting married in South Bend and you’re looking for the perfect place to say “I do,” The Inn at Saint Mary's and the Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center is the ideal location to celebrate. Want a tour? Get in touch with our team to start working to make your dream wedding reception a reality.
Let’s Start with the Space
Just 70 feet from the front doors of The Inn at Saint Mary's, the Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center is your wedding day waiting to happen. In sunshine or rain, indoors or out, there’s a variety of space that can fit any number of guests.
If you’ve decided on the outdoors, the Garden can fit a large gathering, but the Patio is perfect for a smaller, more intimate ceremony. Indoors, the Ballroom can fit up to 840 guests, so don’t worry - distant cousins can come. You’re able to set up the different parlor sections any way you’d like, customized exactly to your guest list, with all audiovisual and technical setup taken care of on-site. Elegance, beauty and taste abound.
What About the Cuisine?
Guests remember the look on your faces as you say “I do,” but they also remember the food. Serving an excellent meal is paramount to a memorable wedding day, and in that, the Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center, plus our dedicated staff, make magic happen.
From hors d'oeuvres to breakfast buffets, cocktail hours to the dinner spread, you can trust that the team will work tirelessly to tailor a menu to your tastes, fulfill all of your guests’ wishes and leave no one unsatisfied.
For Getting Ready & Beyond
Our Bridal Suite offers special amenities with you in mind. Featuring modern, multi-person vanities, a bar area perfect for popping champagne, and a separate bedroom—getting ready for your big day will be seamless.
On your wedding night, you deserve an upgrade. Book a premium suite for luxury bedding, modern design and special treatment - exactly what you deserve. Lodging at The Inn at Saint Mary's is fit for a royal couple: you and your new life partner.
Lodging For Your Guests
There’s nothing more satisfying than an afternoon filled with love, a night of laughter and an amazingly short walk to retire when the festivities are finished. The Inn at Saint Mary's close proximity to the Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center means it’s a match made in heaven, ideal for guests, especially those who’ve traveled distances to witness your wedding day. Reserve room blocks at scale and save your guests the trouble of booking solo. We’ll fit your party into our calendar to align with your “save the date.”
Where to Go in the Area
We are located right on the campus of Saint Mary’s College. Plus, we get to call The University of Notre Dame our neighbor. Right off exit 77 of the I-80 toll road, enjoy the best of the college town of South Bend when you stay with us: eat, play and shop.
Let’s Plan Together
Planning a wedding can be incredibly exciting - one of the most exciting times of your life. We would love to go on the journey with you. Let’s create the best day of your life, and let’s start the planning today.