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 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. They will work directly with your vendors to ensure your vision is brought to life. Their day of coordination only furthers their commitment to your big day. Not a detail goes untouched.

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 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. They will work directly with your vendors to ensure your vision is brought to life. Their day of coordination only furthers their 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.

Client Testimonials

“My husband and I had our reception at the Gillespie Center and I can’t tell you how absolutely perfect and amazing it was to have it here. From working with Noor, to catering to the front desk staff, this is the place to hold all of your wedding needs! We had so many compliments after our big day about how great the space was! Noor was incredibly helpful, generous and willing to work with us during a global pandemic and was MORE than accommodating. I didn’t have to worry about a thing on my wedding day and it turned out so incredibly beautiful. I can’t thank the Gillespie center enough for the most perfect day that we had. If you are debating on where to have your reception, this is the place to have it!”

MEREDITH M.

“My daughter had her wedding reception here recently. Best place to have a wedding! Nice, professional, and super competent people. They did a wonderful job and thought of things we hadn’t even considered. Everyone worked tirelessly. Most people came back to work for the breakfast we held the morning after. They couldn’t have had much sleep, yet they were personable and provided great service! Noor, Leeann, and all the coordinating staff did a great job coordinating with all the vendors. I felt EVERYONE that worked here had a personal interest in making sure our wedding was perfect. Thank you.”

L. M.

“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.

“What an amazing job they did!!! Everything was perfect. We had worked with two coordinators there, Noor and LeAnn, and they both were so helpful! From setting up all the table decorations the night before to making sure everything was in the right spot at the right time, they truly did such amazing work. The venue was beautifully decorated. The service was great. The food was delicious. We couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out. It was absolutely perfect! We are so happy with our decision to have our wedding reception here. 100% would recommend.”

MELISSA D.

“I recently got married there and Clay and I had the best experience and the best day of our life! The staff made sure my friends and family were always taken care of and everything we asked for was taken care of! I got the chance to work with Noor and she answered all my wild questions and met with me as many times as I needed! I can’t thank them all enough.”

MARISSA R.

“My husband and I had our reception at the Gillespie Center and I can’t tell you how absolutely perfect and amazing it was to have it here. From working with Noor, to catering to the front desk staff, this is the place to hold all of your wedding needs! We had so many compliments after our big day about how great the space was! Noor was incredibly helpful, generous and willing to work with us during a global pandemic and was MORE than accommodating. I didn’t have to worry about a thing on my wedding day and it turned out so incredibly beautiful. I can’t thank the Gillespie center enough for the most perfect day that we had. If you are debating on where to have your reception, this is the place to have it!”

MEREDITH M.

“My daughter had her wedding reception here recently. Best place to have a wedding! Nice, professional, and super competent people. They did a wonderful job and thought of things we hadn’t even considered. Everyone worked tirelessly. Most people came back to work for the breakfast we held the morning after. They couldn’t have had much sleep, yet they were personable and provided great service! Noor, Leeann, and all the coordinating staff did a great job coordinating with all the vendors. I felt EVERYONE that worked here had a personal interest in making sure our wedding was perfect. Thank you.”

L. M.

“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.

“What an amazing job they did!!! Everything was perfect. We had worked with two coordinators there, Noor and LeAnn, and they both were so helpful! From setting up all the table decorations the night before to making sure everything was in the right spot at the right time, they truly did such amazing work. The venue was beautifully decorated. The service was great. The food was delicious. We couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out. It was absolutely perfect! We are so happy with our decision to have our wedding reception here. 100% would recommend.”

MELISSA D.

“I recently got married there and Clay and I had the best experience and the best day of our life! The staff made sure my friends and family were always taken care of and everything we asked for was taken care of! I got the chance to work with Noor and she answered all my wild questions and met with me as many times as I needed! I can’t thank them all enough.”

MARISSA R.