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Century Center, South Bend

3.7
#16 of 19 in Things to do in South Bend
Nature / Park Convention Center
This convention center is managed by SMG.

It overlooks the St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend, Indiana. It features over 75,000 sq ft (7,000 m2). of convention space and is home to Island Park, an 11-acre (45,000 m2) riverfront park attached to the convention center.

Century Center includes a 25,000 sq ft (2,300 m2). Convention Hall that can be split into two smaller halls. This level also offers a 12,000 sq ft (1,100 m2). Discovery Ballroom that can be separated into two equal halls.

Century Center Convention Center's 16,000 sq ft (1,500 m2). Great Hall is includes a 30 ft (9.1 m) glass wall which overlooks the St. Joseph River. Eighteen meeting rooms, with over 35 combinations, complement the overall space. A pre-function area is located on the lower level adjacent to the Great Hall. A two-story high glass wall encompasses the Great Hall, with a view of the St. Joseph River.

The Century Center Convention Center also provides access via an enclosed, climate-controlled skywalk to 300-Room Doubletree Hotel, connected by an underground tunnel to the College Football Hall of Fame and houses the South Bend Museum of Art.
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  • attended the art show this Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it. As far as convention centers go this is very nice. Well designed in a great setting in a convenient location.  more »
  • I'm a professional wrestler, and have been fortunate enough to perform at such a beautiful venue. I love the seating; it makes even the top row feel like they are right next to everything.  more »
  • We have been to several events at Century Center, primarily for wedding receptions and business functions. The catering was wonderful as was the outside scenery.  more »
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  • Spacious, clean, safe. Nice for large groups, entertainment. Paid parking with some exceptions for special events.
  • Good place to host a large gathering. Also is the attached good open space beside river for some music.
  • Great venue with plenty of space and rooms for events. Situated right on St. Joseph river, there is a walkway to the island outside that has a great scenic experience. Weddings and large conferences are often held here with great experiences being had.
  • 4 Stars because it's the best event center we have but South Bend could use a larger venue yet - Bernie overfilled it, Trump overfilled it, high school graduations fit - barely. They are always pleasant experiences because the building is up kept and the experiences are ones which people desire to gather in those numbers for; it just seems as though there is a requirement for a slightly larger square footage. Besides that - wonderful building, wonderful venue. Looking at it from across the river is appealing. They also have a great view across the river from the buildings interior. I really like their 'island park' they do concerts and events from. Really cool feature I doubt other cities have access to. Just wish they had means to expand - maybe they do unbeknownst to me, only time will tell.
  • I want to have Easter Sunday here with Harvest Bible from Granger. Everybody that was there was very helpful and the operation was organized.

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