The Gillespie at The Hilton Garden Inn South Bend

South Bend, IN

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About this Vendor

Offering a contemporary ballroom, fabulous food and phenomenal service. On the campus of Saint Mary's College with convenient accommodations for your out-of-town guests at The Hilton Garden Inn and The Inn at Saint Mary's. At The Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center, the possibilities are endless!

Amenities + Details

Amenities
  • Handicap Accessible

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$

Guest Capacity

300+

Settings

Ballroom, Restaurant

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Service Staff

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Contact Info

53995 Indiana State Route 933, South Bend, IN

Best Reception EVER

Reviewed on 5/18/2014 Natalie

Absolutely LOVED that we had our wedding reception at the Gillespie Center at HGI. Megan Lesar was our coordinator and was absolutely fantastic. So sad that its over.


Many a Headache

Reviewed on 7/19/2015 Abby W

Blocked rooms both at this hotel and the Inn at Saint Mary's for our wedding. We had many out of town guests, so it was imperative that they have a smooth hotel experience for their first time in South Bend. I had so many problems trying to reach the reps at these hotels, and there were many mistakes on their part: giving away the bridal suite to someone else in the hotel; telling guests the blocks were full, when in reality, there were many rooms left and we were months before the deadline, etc. Furthermore, I was never offered an explanation as to why my guests encountered these issues, nor any apologies for their ineptitude. Lastly, the front desks at both hotels neglected to pass out most of the welcome bags to our guests upon checking, meaning my mother had to seek out those who didn't receive their bags and hand deliver them herself. No apologies from the hotel, no acknowledgement--barely any contact from the events managers at all. If you're not having your wedding here, block rooms elsewhere, as you will be treated as an extremely low priority.


Best Venue in Town!

Reviewed on 9/04/2014 Stephani A

We are so pleased we decided to have our wedding reception at the Hilton Garden Inn (HGI). We worked with Megan Lesar, the special events coordinator, and she did everything possible to make our wedding day as special as possible. Compared to other venues we looked at in town, HGI had more to offer not only in packages, but in space. They also were willing to accommodate many of our requests, and if there was something they could not do, Megan was able to find a solution. Her number 1 goal was to make us happy! The food was also amazing. We have eaten at many venues in town for wedding, and think HGI has the best catering staff of anywhere we had eaten at for wedding. Chef Carlos and his team did a fantastic job with the menu, and it was something we were able to fully customize to our liking. There are also perks with Hilton for having your wedding at HGI ... the bride and groom even get the newlywed suite compliments of HGI for the night. All in all, we wouldn't have wanted our wedding anywhere else, and are so pleased we chose the Hilton Garden Inn.


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