Planning any meeting starts with checking off certain boxes.
What would your event be if not for versatile spaces, ample hotels and ease of access? But those are just some of the basics. Where an annual conference or quarterly meeting becomes truly great is in the details, plus those little extras that are going to keep attendees talking for years to come.
South Bend Mishawaka is equal parts sizzle and substance in that way. Our destination is anchored by a downtown convention center with 75,000 square feet of space indoors and another 25,000 outside, complete with panoramic river views. From there, you can explore dozens of other meeting venues and potential host hotels, many of which are bound to suit your needs.
Do you want walkability? There are 600-plus hotel rooms in downtown South Bend within walking distance of Century Center, restaurants, nightlife and attractions.
Do you value easy access and an all-encompassing feel? Gillespie Conference and Special Events Center is right off an interstate that runs from Chicago toward Ohio and has 250 rooms on-site split between two hotels.
How about bringing your meeting to the shadow of an iconic attraction? There are boundless event venues and a hotel, the Morris Inn, right on the University of Notre Dame’s campus. There’s also an Embassy Suites by Hilton just across the street.
As if all that weren’t enough to consider, we’re just getting started. Where South Bend Mishawaka separates itself is with the parts of your conference that have nothing to do with keynote speakers and breakout sessions – potential team building activities at an urban whitewater rafting course, a party at Island Park on the St. Joseph River or an opening reception inside legendary Notre Dame Stadium.
At Visit South Bend Mishawaka, we’re committed to helping guide you from early planning to the execution of your next event. Meetings not only come to life in The Bend, they thrive. Let us show you how.
Cafe Navarre is a local favorite near the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel South Bend.
South Bend’s venues and event spaces can be tailored to fit meetings, small or large.
There are multiple venues and a hotel available to planners on the University of Notre Dame’s campus.