Any Event

OUR STORY

Located on the campus of Saint Mary’s College and adjacent to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana right off of I-80 I-90 offers convenience for you and your guests. Built in 2008, The Gillespie Conference and Special Event Center was designed to create memories for any occasion. Hosting weddings and conferences for over a decade our various spaces were built as a versatile location to cater to any and all events. Named after Mother Angela Gillespie, foundress of many works at the Sisters of the Holy Cross, the Gillespie Conference and Special Events Center has a deep and rich history that is reflected in our tenured staff.  Our hospitable team offers event coordination, planning, and catering for a complete event experience. Attached to the Hilton Garden Inn and adjacent to the Inn at Saint Mary’s the Gillespie Conference and Special Event Center is designed for any event and dedicated to your event.

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Any Event

OUR STORY

Located on the campus of Saint Mary’s College and adjacent to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana right off of I-80 I-90 offers convenience for you and your guests. Built in 2008, The Gillespie Conference and Special Event Center was designed to create memories for any occasion. Hosting weddings and conferences for over a decade our various spaces were built as a versatile location to cater to any and all events. Named after Mother Angela Gillespie, foundress of many works at the Sisters of the Holy Cross, the Gillespie Conference and Special Events Center has a deep and rich history that is reflected in our tenured staff.  Our hospitable team offers event coordination, planning, and catering for a complete event experience. Attached to the Hilton Garden Inn and adjacent to the Inn at Saint Mary’s the Gillespie Conference and Special Event Center is designed for any event and dedicated to your event.

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Gourmet

FOOD & SPIRITS

From hors d’oeuvres, to entrees, to desserts and drinks, we prepare everything to your wishes. Our impeccable service and artful presentation will satisfy beyond expectations.

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Gourmet

FOOD & SPIRITS

From hors d’oeuvres, to entrees, to desserts and drinks, we prepare everything to your wishes. Our impeccable service and artful presentation will satisfy beyond expectations.

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Luxury Hotels

ACCOMMODATIONS

Attending a multi-day event at the Gillespie Conference and Special Event Center? Enjoy the convenience of staying at any one of three local, well-appointed hotels we can offer to our event guests.

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Luxury Hotels

ACCOMMODATIONS

Attending a multi-day event at the Gillespie Conference and Special Event Center? Enjoy the convenience of staying at any one of three local, well-appointed hotels we can offer to our event guests.

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“The Gillespie Center was the perfect vendor for our daughter’s wedding! With help from Noor, LeAnn, and their staff, the day was incredible! They helped with every step of the reception planning, and did everything that needed to be done for setup and tear-down on the wedding day. The food was spectacular! To have the hotel accommodations available to our guests in the same building was very nice. We were extremely pleased with the Gillespie Center and would recommend them to anyone planning an event.”


JOANNE C.

“Stunningly beautiful and well managed by a dedicated team, the Gillespie Conference Center is an incredible venue perfect for a wedding celebration. Shout out to Noor, LeAnn and Bobby who helped make my special day one for the books. Everything felt so easy and seamless. Also, a huge shoutout to the culinary team for serving delicious eats all night. Make the best decision for you and your wedding day and have your wedding reception at the Gillespie!”


SHELBY S.

“We celebrated our daughter’s wedding here. Noor and Bobby and Chef Josh created an environment that was welcoming, beautiful and fun. They were careful and safe, flexible and responsive to our many different special requests. The food was delicious, the space was wonderful – including the patio, and the bartenders and waitstaff couldn’t be more helpful and accommodating. It all exceeded our expectations in every way – just a wonderful day and evening.”


JAMES L.

“The Gillespie Center was the perfect vendor for our daughter’s wedding! With help from Noor, LeAnn, and their staff, the day was incredible! They helped with every step of the reception planning, and did everything that needed to be done for setup and tear-down on the wedding day. The food was spectacular! To have the hotel accommodations available to our guests in the same building was very nice. We were extremely pleased with the Gillespie Center and would recommend them to anyone planning an event.”


JOANNE C.

“Stunningly beautiful and well managed by a dedicated team, the Gillespie Conference Center is an incredible venue perfect for a wedding celebration. Shout out to Noor, LeAnn and Bobby who helped make my special day one for the books. Everything felt so easy and seamless. Also, a huge shoutout to the culinary team for serving delicious eats all night. Make the best decision for you and your wedding day and have your wedding reception at the Gillespie!”


SHELBY S.

“We celebrated our daughter’s wedding here. Noor and Bobby and Chef Josh created an environment that was welcoming, beautiful and fun. They were careful and safe, flexible and responsive to our many different special requests. The food was delicious, the space was wonderful – including the patio, and the bartenders and waitstaff couldn’t be more helpful and accommodating. It all exceeded our expectations in every way – just a wonderful day and evening.”


JAMES L.