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Century Center

South Bend , IN

LOCATION

120 S. St Joseph Street
South Bend, IN US 46601 (map)
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ABOUT US

The Century Center has a number of unique spaces for your ceremony and your reception. Our Great Hall has a wall of floor to ceiling windows offering a breathtaking view of the river.... Read more
The Century Center has a number of unique spaces for your ceremony and your reception. Our Great Hall has a wall of floor to ceiling windows offering a breathtaking view of the river. Our Island Park offers a location for beautiful outdoor ceremonies or receptions. Our Discovery Ballroom is a very elegant, recently remodeled traditional ballroom with grand chandeliers. We also have smaller rooms available for smaller receptions, ceremonies, and rehearsal dinners. The Century Center is located downtown South Bend, IN, on the St. Joseph River. It is attached to the DoubleTree hotel via skywalk to offer sleeping rooms for your out of town guests. It is also walking distance to a number of restaurants and bars so it is convenient for all of your guests. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1977
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Glamorous, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1400
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
26
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
300
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
28
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Taste test recommended prior to deciding on food, overall an excellent place to host a wedding!
Taste test recommended prior to deciding on food, overall an excellent place to host a wedding!
Taste test recommended prior to deciding on food, overall an excellent place to host a wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
We booked the Century Center in 2012 for our 2013 wedding. About four months before our wedding, we were informed that the management company was changing and that we would be working with different coordinators and catering for our event.

Overall, I think the change was an improvement. The new management company has things moving in the right direction, and Kate, who coordinated our event, was attentive and helpful. However, the event itself could have run more smoothly. When they opened the bar after dinner, they only had one bar tender (we were supposed to have more than that) which created a huge backup for drinks. They also were slow in getting the cake off the dance floor and cut.
We booked the Century Center in 2012 for our 2013 wedding. About four months before our wedding, we were informed that the Read more...
We booked the Century Center in 2012 for our 2013 wedding. About four months before our wedding, we were informed that the management company was changing and that we would be working with different coordinators and catering for our event.

Overall, I think the change was an improvement. The new management company has things moving in the right direction, and Kate, who coordinated our event, was attentive and helpful. However, the event itself could have run more smoothly. When they opened the bar after dinner, they only had one bar tender (we were supposed to have more than that) which created a huge backup for drinks. They also were slow in getting the cake off the dance floor and cut. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/15/2011
3.7/5.0
This review is based on our Wedding we held at the Century Center in October 2011:

I'm finally getting myself together to do our wedding vendor reviews and hope that future brides find these helpful. South Bend is my hometown, and while I'm very familiar with the town, it would still prove to be a challenge as I currently live out of state and am an out of town bride. We were torn between The Palais Royale and The Century Center. We ultimately went with the Century Center (The Grand Hall) as it's more of a clean slate for design.

Working with the staff at the Century Center was pleasant. We worked with them for both our rehearsal dinner (College Football Hall of Fame) and our wedding reception. First, securing our contract for The CC with Julie N. was clean and effortless. We had great pleasure in working with Melanie H. of catering- she and the Chef Peters were receptive and accommodating to my and my husband's foodie demands. We provided them with suggestions, ideas, and menus. In turn, they served fantastic food, which our guests are still raving about.

We worked with Alex B., the event manager for the layout and set up details. Our initial experience was great, until a major detail was overlooked- the sound system for our ceremony. This was handled by The CC staff at the most inopportune and inappropriate time- in the middle of the rehearsal dinner. Imagine entertaining your guests at your rehearsal dinner, then being pulled aside to handle a $660 charge. Not favorable by any means.

In summary, our overall experience was good. Getting married in South Bend, with a wedding of 175+, you have very few options. I would recommend the Century Center to future brides. They do need to update their website and pictures. I personally think the venue is much better in person, than what they have on the website. I was mildly embarrassed to show friends the website before the wedding.
This review is based on our Wedding we held at the Century Center in October 2011:

I'm finally getting myself Read more...
This review is based on our Wedding we held at the Century Center in October 2011:

I'm finally getting myself together to do our wedding vendor reviews and hope that future brides find these helpful. South Bend is my hometown, and while I'm very familiar with the town, it would still prove to be a challenge as I currently live out of state and am an out of town bride. We were torn between The Palais Royale and The Century Center. We ultimately went with the Century Center (The Grand Hall) as it's more of a clean slate for design.

Working with the staff at the Century Center was pleasant. We worked with them for both our rehearsal dinner (College Football Hall of Fame) and our wedding reception. First, securing our contract for The CC with Julie N. was clean and effortless. We had great pleasure in working with Melanie H. of catering- she and the Chef Peters were receptive and accommodating to my and my husband's foodie demands. We provided them with suggestions, ideas, and menus. In turn, they served fantastic food, which our guests are still raving about.

We worked with Alex B., the event manager for the layout and set up details. Our initial experience was great, until a major detail was overlooked- the sound system for our ceremony. This was handled by The CC staff at the most inopportune and inappropriate time- in the middle of the rehearsal dinner. Imagine entertaining your guests at your rehearsal dinner, then being pulled aside to handle a $660 charge. Not favorable by any means.

In summary, our overall experience was good. Getting married in South Bend, with a wedding of 175+, you have very few options. I would recommend the Century Center to future brides. They do need to update their website and pictures. I personally think the venue is much better in person, than what they have on the website. I was mildly embarrassed to show friends the website before the wedding. Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
5/3/2008
5.0/5.0
Our wedding coordinator at the Century Center was absolutely wonderful. She was very responsive and professional the entire time. Because of her timeliness and responsiveness, planning the reception was one of the least stressful parts of the wedding planning process. They really had their act together. (Our ceremony was at another location.) I would definitely recommend the Century Center to anyone getting married in the South Bend area.
Our wedding coordinator at the Century Center was absolutely wonderful. She was very responsive and professional the Read more...
Our wedding coordinator at the Century Center was absolutely wonderful. She was very responsive and professional the entire time. Because of her timeliness and responsiveness, planning the reception was one of the least stressful parts of the wedding planning process. They really had their act together. (Our ceremony was at another location.) I would definitely recommend the Century Center to anyone getting married in the South Bend area. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/6/2007
4.0/5.0
Alex Blatt was wonderful. He was professional, thorough, conscious of budgets, timelines and schedules. He worked very hard to make a seemingly complicated event and made it quite simple to pull together. He not only listened to what we wanted as a couple but he made it happen. Without Alex, working with the Century Center would have been very difficult. Our event was everything we wanted it to be thanks in part to Alex and his efforts; however, getting to that point would have been difficult with him!
Alex Blatt was wonderful. He was professional, thorough, conscious of budgets, timelines and schedules. He worked very Read more...
Alex Blatt was wonderful. He was professional, thorough, conscious of budgets, timelines and schedules. He worked very hard to make a seemingly complicated event and made it quite simple to pull together. He not only listened to what we wanted as a couple but he made it happen. Without Alex, working with the Century Center would have been very difficult. Our event was everything we wanted it to be thanks in part to Alex and his efforts; however, getting to that point would have been difficult with him! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/4/2006
4.5/5.0
We used the great hall at Century Center for our wedding reception. While finding a date that was available was by far the most complicated part of our whole wedding process - we finally found a date that was available without being a ND home game. We could not complain about anything at the actual reception - everything was in it's place as promised and beautiful. The service was great provided by the bartenders and wait staff, and the food was surprisingly good.

The booking staff could have been more accomodating, but all in all it came together perfectly.

I would highly recommend this venue if you are looking for a large venue that can easily handle 400+ people. I do not think this venue would be nearly as needed if you are having a small wedding.
We used the great hall at Century Center for our wedding reception. While finding a date that was available was by far the Read more...
We used the great hall at Century Center for our wedding reception. While finding a date that was available was by far the most complicated part of our whole wedding process - we finally found a date that was available without being a ND home game. We could not complain about anything at the actual reception - everything was in it's place as promised and beautiful. The service was great provided by the bartenders and wait staff, and the food was surprisingly good.

The booking staff could have been more accomodating, but all in all it came together perfectly.

I would highly recommend this venue if you are looking for a large venue that can easily handle 400+ people. I do not think this venue would be nearly as needed if you are having a small wedding. Read less
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