International Friendship Gardens is a unique, beautiful setting for the outdoor wedding or other special events. Weddings are scheduled from mid-May through mid-October. Fountains splash, birds sing, and trees tower above…
The Gardens include over one hundred acres of woods and landscaped areas, providing one of the most beautiful outdoor venues in Northwest Indiana. The Gardens can accommodate a small and intimate wedding ceremony of a few family and friends, or a larger wedding ceremony up to 400 guests. International Friendship Gardens welcomes and honors all marriages of all types. We do not discriminate against anyone.
All weddings include chairs, use of the area for three hours and rehearsal privileges. Arrangements can be made for use of the Bridal Tent Changing Area and Golf Cart Shuttle with driver to transport guests needing assistance.
Ceremonies and Receptions will be customized by our wedding coordinator. Weddings over 400 guests can be custom designed to suit your needs.
Weddings can be held any day of the week. Please look at our Events Calendar to view available dates. Saturday and Sunday options are marked on calendar, but weekdays are available as well. In addition to the 1:00-4:00 Time Slot for either Scotland, Romania, or Norway, and the Symphony Garden Time Slots of 11:30-2:30 and 3:30-6:30, there are other available times at other locations throughout the Gardens not listed on the calendar.
The Landing Banquet and Conference Center, conveniently located on the Southside of South Bend, is close to all major highways, top rated hotels and the University of Notre Dame.
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The LaSalle reception and event center is located in the historic LaSalle building at the cornerstone of downtown South Bend. Your guests will marvel at the majestic 20 foot ceilings of the 100 year old Hotel Grand Lobby with beautiful art deco molding and elegant chandeliers. The Original terrazzo flooring, check-in desk and 2 marble staircases set off the space and showcase the historical flair. The original Bronze-wood ballroom on the second floor offers large open space with 16’ ceilings, original brass fixtures and spectacular bronzed chandeliers that will make for the perfect back drop to any event!
Restored in 2017, The LaSalle Building has retained the beauty and elegance of the building’s historic origins. This cornerstone of South Bend has been transformed offering an exquisite main ballroom and luxury event venue designed to offer the simplicity you need or the elegance you require to ensure your event is always one-of-a-kind.
The LaSalle believes in giving each client the opportunity to create their own perfect event. We do this by offering suggestions, but never defining vendors, layouts, menus, color schemes or event schedules. All professional licensed vendors are welcome to participate in events in our facilities, including caterers.
As one of the premier wedding and conference facilities in Indiana, Swan Lake Resort & Conference Center offers one of the most inviting meeting spaces in the Midwest. Featuring over 30,000 square feet of highly versatile event space, our meeting venues can accommodate any function for any sized group – from a weekend team-building retreat for 8 people in our smaller business meeting rooms to a wedding reception for 700 guests in our grand ballroom.
Swan Lake Resort is perfect for weddings and social occasions. In a picture perfect rural Indiana setting, Swan Lake delivers a fabulous setting with all of the services and space to make your occasion the most wonderful celebration.
A unique and pleasant feature of Swan Lake Resort is the diversity of our accommodations, including deluxe hotel rooms and suites, fairway villas, beautiful log cabins, quaint cottages, a spacious fairway house, plus complete recreational vehicle pads.
If you are in need of catering, our full-service kitchen and banquet staff will prepare and serve outstanding meals and tempting treats. Swan Lake Resort’s Executive Chef has developed diverse banquet and restaurant menus that will fit your budget.
Welcome to Pottawattomie Country Club, where the staff wants your wedding to not only be a special day, but a once-in-a-lifetime event filled with cherished memories. Our member-hosted weddings offer many amenities, coupled with a beautiful, spacious, and elegant wedding and reception venue. Your guests can lounge in the banquet rooms on comfortable furniture while they take in the sweeping views of the golf course. These picturesque views are ideal for your cherished wedding photos. The friendly staff takes a hands-on approach, and will be there to assist you or your guests in any way needed - from the incredible chef and your food selection, to room set-up, to all the small last minute details that make your event perfect and truly unique. At Pottawattomie, the staff can walk you through those wedding planning details you might not have even thought of, or that you might not know exactly how to execute. If you want an event that you and your guests will remember forever, Pottawattomie will help make your wedding dreams come true
Carved from woods and wetlands, Whittaker Woods offers both spectacular golf and immersion in nature, nurturing your love of the game and delighting all your senses. Whittaker Woods is located in southwest Michigan's charming Harbor Country and is a "must play" on your pure Michigan golf adventure. Yet Whittaker Woods is definitely part of the Chicagoland golf scene at just 90 short minutes from downtown Chicago and literally steps from the Indiana state line.
Remarkably, fabulous golf is only part of the draw at Whittaker Woods. The stunning clubhouse is worth the trip in and of itself. It has the woodwork and stonework one might expect from its origins as a 1920s farmhouse and an amazing and eclectic assortment of memorabilia and sculpture displayed inside and out. Golfers and visitors alike may enjoy a full bar and a terrific dining atmosphere with delicious fare and friendly hospitality. A separate and stunning banquet facility, Fairway Hall, can accommodate groups up to 300.
Planning your wedding can be overwhelming, but taking the time to choose the right venue, caterer, photographer, DJ, and other vendors will help create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Consider these tips as you begin your search and learn from the experiences of other brides. Read More