Top Notch

PLANNING

The dedicated, skilled staff at the Gillespie Conference and Special Event Center take the stress out of wedding planning. Our Special Events Sales Manager, Noor, has the knowledge and experience to assist you through every step of the planning process. From the first meeting and tour, to customizing your menu and developing the perfect room layout. She will work directly with your vendors to ensure your vision is brought to life. Her day of coordination only furthers her commitment to your big day. Not a detail goes untouched.

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Top Notch

PLANNING

The dedicated, skilled staff at the Gillespie Conference and Special Event Center take the stress out of wedding planning. Our Special Events Sales Manager, Noor, has the knowledge and experience to assist you through every step of the planning process. From the first meeting and tour, to customizing your menu and developing the perfect room layout. She will work directly with your vendors to ensure your vision is brought to life. Her day of coordination only furthers her commitment to your big day. Not a detail goes untouched.

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The Perfect

WEDDING DAY

The Gillespie Conference and Special Event Center is designed for any event and dedicated to your wedding. Our convenient location makes us the perfect choice whether you are Notre Dame or Saint Mary’s graduate, or a lifetime Hoosier. The Hilton Garden Inn and Inn at Saint Mary’s hotels are both located on our campus which provides enough accommodations for all your guests to enjoy the entire evening.

The Perfect

WEDDING DAY

The Gillespie Conference and Special Event Center is designed for any event and dedicated to your wedding. Our convenient location makes us the perfect choice whether you are Notre Dame or Saint Mary’s graduate, or a lifetime Hoosier. The Hilton Garden Inn and Inn at Saint Mary’s hotels are both located on our campus which provides enough accommodations for all your guests to enjoy the entire evening.

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Venues

Venues

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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.

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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.

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GALLERY

FAQ

WEDDING FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

The answer to this question varies as it depends on several factors such as: having a band or DJ, a served or buffet style dinner, etc. On average the ballroom capacities are as follows: One section – 80 guests, two sections –180 guests, three sections – 250-600 guests.

The Gillespie invites the bride and groom to participate in a Chef’s Table. At the Chef’s Table the Gillespie Executive Chef prepares different unique appetizers, salads, and entrees not seen on a standard menu. The goal of the Chef’s Table is to introduce the bride and groom to the chef, in addition to “tasting the talent” that we can provide to you. The Chef’s Tables go in succession based on the wedding date.

The Gillespie Conference Center provides on-site security for the entire property. You will only be charged if you request security.

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED WEDDING QUESTIONS

The answer to this question varies as it depends on several factors such as: having a band or DJ, a served or buffet style dinner, etc. On average the ballroom capacities are as follows: One section – 80 guests, two sections –180 guests, three sections – 250-600 guests.

The Gillespie invites the bride and groom to participate in a Chef’s Table. At the Chef’s Table the Gillespie Executive Chef prepares different unique appetizers, salads, and entrees not seen on a standard menu. The goal of the Chef’s Table is to introduce the bride and groom to the chef, in addition to “tasting the talent” that we can provide to you. The Chef’s Tables go in succession based on the wedding date.

The Gillespie Conference Center provides on-site security for the entire property. You will only be charged if you request security.