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Palais Royale

South Bend , IN
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South Bend, IN 46601 US (map)

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574-235-5582

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PALAIS ROYALE (ballroom at the Morris Performing Arts Center)
With its rich history and 1920s glamour and charm, the 8,800-square-foot Palais Royale Ballroom is sure to dazzle you.... Read more
PALAIS ROYALE (ballroom at the Morris Performing Arts Center)
With its rich history and 1920s glamour and charm, the 8,800-square-foot Palais Royale Ballroom is sure to dazzle you. From the polished hardwood floors to the 35-foot ceiling, featuring an elegant crystal chandelier and gilded with gold-leaf, you will be swept away in its grandeur. The tall windows draped in lavender velvet provide natural light to the space. And, the original musicians' balcony overlooking the ballroom offers a breath-taking view of your event as well as provides the perfect place for unique photo opportunities. This space can accommodate well over 1,000 guests for a standing reception, or up to 650 for a sit-down wedding, banquet or meeting.

MORRIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (theater)

The Morris/Leighton Theater isn't only for concerts and fabulous shows! The theater is perfect for many types of unique and special events from corporate functions to weddings on stage. The historic theater, which has been restored to its 1920s grandeur, boasts 2,500 permanent seats on two levels and state-of-the-art sound and lighting. The stage itself can accommodate groups up to 175 for all weddings,banquets or meetings.

THE MORRIS GRAND LOBBY/ROTOUNDA

The ideal location to start your event! Corinthian columns, French cameos, the original 1920s terazzo flooring, and beautiful gold domed ceilings are just a few of the European elements that make this space so stunning. The lobby is a great space for cocktail receptions up to 500 or banquet functions up to 125 guests.

JON R. HUNT PLAZA
Jon R. Hunt Plaza, which has become the hub of arts, culture, and entertainment in downtown South Bend is located across from the Morris Performing Arts Center. Stunning sculptures and a pristine fountain create a unique outdoor setting for your next event. From cocktail hour before your event to banquets to weddings and wedding receptions, the Jon R. Hunt Plaza provides a versatile space to celebrate many different occasions. You are only limited by your imagination! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
850
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Chairs, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Autumn
Wedding:
1/11/2014
4.5/5.0
The Palais is the best venue for a reception in the area. It is absolutely beautiful. Jesse was great to work with! The service was great and they really cater to their brides (and grooms). It is expensive compared to other venues in the area, but worth the higher price. My only disappointment was the food! Tasted completely different than the tasting. The chicken was well cooked (not dry) and most guests liked their food, but it was very run-of-the-mill wedding food which was very disappointing. Overall, I would highly recommend this venue for its beauty, great service & location.
The Palais is the best venue for a reception in the area. It is absolutely beautiful. Jesse was great to work with! The Read more...
The Palais is the best venue for a reception in the area. It is absolutely beautiful. Jesse was great to work with! The service was great and they really cater to their brides (and grooms). It is expensive compared to other venues in the area, but worth the higher price. My only disappointment was the food! Tasted completely different than the tasting. The chicken was well cooked (not dry) and most guests liked their food, but it was very run-of-the-mill wedding food which was very disappointing. Overall, I would highly recommend this venue for its beauty, great service & location. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/15/2012
4.8/5.0
When I walked into the Palais Royale, I couldn't believe that I was in South Bend, Indiana! I think it's probably the best kept secret in the area since it's literally like stepping back in time to a wonderful, glamorous world and it's not even as expensive as some of the other places we looked! They have everything, from the linens and napkins, to the chair covers and preferred vendors. I found my wedding coordinator, photographer, and cake through them and all of them were fabulous!

It books up fast so I actually chose a date for our wedding based on the availability of this venue, and we were able to reserve the Morris Performing Arts theatre for our cocktail hour so the entire day was just filled with romance and drama. The hors d'ouvres, cocktails, and food was amazing and the staff was very professional, flexible, and accommodating.

I did have some trouble with getting a response in the beginning, but I think I was just being a nervous bride and they were a little understaffed, but they have since bounced back completely and our cocktails and reception were beautifully done.
When I walked into the Palais Royale, I couldn't believe that I was in South Bend, Indiana! I think it's probably the best Read more...
When I walked into the Palais Royale, I couldn't believe that I was in South Bend, Indiana! I think it's probably the best kept secret in the area since it's literally like stepping back in time to a wonderful, glamorous world and it's not even as expensive as some of the other places we looked! They have everything, from the linens and napkins, to the chair covers and preferred vendors. I found my wedding coordinator, photographer, and cake through them and all of them were fabulous!

It books up fast so I actually chose a date for our wedding based on the availability of this venue, and we were able to reserve the Morris Performing Arts theatre for our cocktail hour so the entire day was just filled with romance and drama. The hors d'ouvres, cocktails, and food was amazing and the staff was very professional, flexible, and accommodating.

I did have some trouble with getting a response in the beginning, but I think I was just being a nervous bride and they were a little understaffed, but they have since bounced back completely and our cocktails and reception were beautifully done. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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mack5
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
There could not be a more beautiful place to have a wedding than at the Palais Royale! It was everything we dreamed it would be and so much more. Deb Leyes, the sales director, was kind, patient and professional. She and Scott were so helpful and I knew I could count on them to provide us with the best of service. The set up and lighting was perfect, the food was delicious and the service was great. We couldn't have been happier, it was a dream wedding come true!
There could not be a more beautiful place to have a wedding than at the Palais Royale! It was everything we dreamed it Read more...
There could not be a more beautiful place to have a wedding than at the Palais Royale! It was everything we dreamed it would be and so much more. Deb Leyes, the sales director, was kind, patient and professional. She and Scott were so helpful and I knew I could count on them to provide us with the best of service. The set up and lighting was perfect, the food was delicious and the service was great. We couldn't have been happier, it was a dream wedding come true! Read less
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dale300300
Wedding:
11/6/2010
4.4/5.0
The Palais was great- I am so glad we chose it! Deb was also great, walking us through everything. The food was typical wedding food- I wish they didn't charge extra for an option. The real disappointment was that we wanted a particular type of champagne that they could not provide, and we were not allowed to bring our own bottle in. If you have any special requests, make sure that they can accommodate them before you book!
The Palais was great- I am so glad we chose it! Deb was also great, walking us through everything. The food was typical Read more...
The Palais was great- I am so glad we chose it! Deb was also great, walking us through everything. The food was typical wedding food- I wish they didn't charge extra for an option. The real disappointment was that we wanted a particular type of champagne that they could not provide, and we were not allowed to bring our own bottle in. If you have any special requests, make sure that they can accommodate them before you book! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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lmagnifico
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.8/5.0
The Palais was great, their staff was helpful and flexible with all of our needs. Everything they did for us was greatly appreciated!
The Palais was great, their staff was helpful and flexible with all of our needs. Everything they did for us was greatly Read more...
The Palais was great, their staff was helpful and flexible with all of our needs. Everything they did for us was greatly appreciated! Read less
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ErinWatk7
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.9/5.0
The Palais is a gorgeous, stately event space. The food is delicious and the staff very professional. We had a Saturday brunch reception. The staff served passed champagne, mimosas, and chocolate covered strawberries during a cocktail hour, then served a brunch of beef tenderloin medallions, breakfast potatoes, asparagus with hollandaise sauce, and an egg strata. All the guests raved about the food. Additionally, the staff made sure that everything went smoothly: introductions, cake cutting, moving from one space to another were all expertly handled by the staff. This venue is wonderful.
The Palais is a gorgeous, stately event space. The food is delicious and the staff very professional. We had a Saturday Read more...
The Palais is a gorgeous, stately event space. The food is delicious and the staff very professional. We had a Saturday brunch reception. The staff served passed champagne, mimosas, and chocolate covered strawberries during a cocktail hour, then served a brunch of beef tenderloin medallions, breakfast potatoes, asparagus with hollandaise sauce, and an egg strata. All the guests raved about the food. Additionally, the staff made sure that everything went smoothly: introductions, cake cutting, moving from one space to another were all expertly handled by the staff. This venue is wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Joan
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
A location for a perfectly beautiful wedding. Such a wonderful staff to work with!
A location for a perfectly beautiful wedding. Such a wonderful staff to work with!
A location for a perfectly beautiful wedding. Such a wonderful staff to work with! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
7/29/2006
3.2/5.0
The Palais Royale is an absolutely gorgeous venue! The food was good as well.
The Palais Royale is an absolutely gorgeous venue! The food was good as well.
The Palais Royale is an absolutely gorgeous venue! The food was good as well. Read less
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yolondarw
Wedding:
7/15/2006
4.5/5.0
The Palais was a wonderful place for our reception. If we had it to do all over again we would choose the Palais again. The food was wonderful, the staff was helpful, the ball room was simply elegant!

There were only a couple of things that we did not like. Tear down happened very quickly. We had barely left the room... we left 30 minutes before our reservation time was up... and they were already taking away the tables and clearing the place out. The other small flaw that we encountered was as my husband and I were getting ready to leave the staff began talking with my mom about paying the bill. We all felt this was in poor taste as the staff could have waited until after we left. It was hard enough for her to say goodbye to me... but to then have to deal with the staff at that exact same moment was very difficult for her. If that could have waited until after the farewell it would have been very helpful.
The Palais was a wonderful place for our reception. If we had it to do all over again we would choose the Palais again. Read more...
The Palais was a wonderful place for our reception. If we had it to do all over again we would choose the Palais again. The food was wonderful, the staff was helpful, the ball room was simply elegant!

There were only a couple of things that we did not like. Tear down happened very quickly. We had barely left the room... we left 30 minutes before our reservation time was up... and they were already taking away the tables and clearing the place out. The other small flaw that we encountered was as my husband and I were getting ready to leave the staff began talking with my mom about paying the bill. We all felt this was in poor taste as the staff could have waited until after we left. It was hard enough for her to say goodbye to me... but to then have to deal with the staff at that exact same moment was very difficult for her. If that could have waited until after the farewell it would have been very helpful. Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
5/13/2006
4.5/5.0
The Palais Royale was a TERRIFIC place to have our reception. The setting is beautiful (a ballroom that looks like the inside of the Palais Versailles) and the ballroom is large enough to easily accommodate several hundred guests. We had about 250 guests and there was still substantial space to create a dance area on the floor (the entire room is a hardwood floor).

The service was very good. You certainly pay a high price for it, but in exchange, the ballroom is completely yours to do with as you please for the day. We were able to have the room set up exactly as we wanted (including placing a projection screen on the stage for a slideshow), and the in-house catering was fantastic... very high-quality food and presentation.

Our only complaints, which we thought were rather minor, were that the wait staff rushed dinner a bit and we lost a couple small items in the shuffle. Overall, however, the evening was a great success. It was very well-coordinated, thanks to efficient staffing, and my husband and I were able to enjoy a completely WORRY-FREE evening because everything was taken care of for us ahead of time. We were able to just enjoy our wedding reception, spending time with our guests and celebrating! I'd definitely say the Palais Royale is WELL worth the money.
The Palais Royale was a TERRIFIC place to have our reception. The setting is beautiful (a ballroom that looks like the Read more...
The Palais Royale was a TERRIFIC place to have our reception. The setting is beautiful (a ballroom that looks like the inside of the Palais Versailles) and the ballroom is large enough to easily accommodate several hundred guests. We had about 250 guests and there was still substantial space to create a dance area on the floor (the entire room is a hardwood floor).

The service was very good. You certainly pay a high price for it, but in exchange, the ballroom is completely yours to do with as you please for the day. We were able to have the room set up exactly as we wanted (including placing a projection screen on the stage for a slideshow), and the in-house catering was fantastic... very high-quality food and presentation.

Our only complaints, which we thought were rather minor, were that the wait staff rushed dinner a bit and we lost a couple small items in the shuffle. Overall, however, the evening was a great success. It was very well-coordinated, thanks to efficient staffing, and my husband and I were able to enjoy a completely WORRY-FREE evening because everything was taken care of for us ahead of time. We were able to just enjoy our wedding reception, spending time with our guests and celebrating! I'd definitely say the Palais Royale is WELL worth the money. Read less
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