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.