Make your celebration a memorable one at the Gillespie Center. We have the right location, the right design and the right staff for your event. We will make your wedding an event to cherish now and forever. Let us take care of the details so you can enjoy life's special occasions.

Make your celebration a memorable one at the Gillespie Center.

We have the right location, the right design and the right staff for your event.

We will make your wedding an event to cherish now and forever.

Let us take care of the details so you can enjoy life's special occasions.


We appreciate all reviews and letters we receive from our clients and guests. We'd love to hear from you about your experience at the Gillespie Conference and Special Events Center. Please leave a review on our TripAdvisor page by clicking the Hilton Garden Inn link below or Contact Us to send us your comments directly.

Excellent Event Location

"Hilton Garden Inn has been the location for choice for our yearly dinner gala. The staff makes sure every detail is handled properly - with a smile. The food is always excellent, an outstanding accomplishment when you consider we typically have 500 or more people in attendance. The service our guests receive is excellent as well."

– slwtwist

A great place to hold memorable events!

"Recently, I had to plan an event for my family (50 guests). I am not used to planning events such as this and had to do a lot of research myself. This all had to occur within one month. I found this venue online and it seems to be the best place considering the location and options. They were very accomodating and helpful. The communication was seamless. The event itself was very easy. The staff was very attentive and customer service oriented. Only complaint was that the bartender would need to be called back to the bar a few times, but then again the group was not drinking too much on this Sunday afternoon. They did an excellent job of setting up and creating the environment we had hoped for. The food was amazing, especially the mini-beef wellingtons! The prices are as what you would expect at any venue but the coordinator is very accommodating to your needs. The location is right off of the highway and the parking is very easy so its great for out of town guests (plus plenty of hotel rooms)"

– Sandeep0588

Great Experience!

"We used the Gillespie Conference Center for a company meeting. We worked closely with Leslie Mikolajewski and Rick Lopez at Audio Visual Solutions and they are an amazing duo. Our meeting was a huge success and could not have gone better."

– Tina D D

Great Company Event

“We used the Gillespie Conference Center for our Annual Kickoff meeting for the Company. Leslie took care of all of the details in a very professional manner. Last minute additions and changes were not a problem. The food service was just what we ordered. Rick took care of all of our A/V needs per our specifications. Our event was a great success!!”

- Cindy H

They've done it again!

“Last Wednesday’s celebration for Hospice was a resounding success. The staff at the Hilton Garden Inn performed beautifully. The duet entrée was delicious as was the Bibb lettuce salad and the unique tri-dessert. Chef Carlos works wonders with food and, in my opinion, is the best chef of any venue in Michiana. The new sweep service was first class. I want to particularly congratulation Summer Holman for her keen attention to detail from the beginning phase of our planning through the end of Wednesday evening. It is comforting to have someone like Summer on site from start to finish. Carol did a fine job with her servers who are refreshing in their demeanor and willingness to accommodate to ensure that the evening’s meal was served warm and on schedule. So many of our guests expressed their compliments for the food and service.”

- Lou Behre

Absolutely perfect service from start to finish!

"We held our wedding reception at Hilton Garden Inn, and everything was absolutely perfect from start to finish! Megan Lesar, our coordinator, was incredible to work with, and she was always available to answer any questions I had. The day of the wedding went perfectly -- we received so many compliments on the food, the decor, the fast service, and the beautiful hotel room accommodations! I can actually say our wedding day was absolutely perfect from start to finish because of the staff here!”

- Angela P.

Perfect Place to Hold an Event, Stay & Dine

"We came to town to host a large reception honoring our beloved family member who passed away. The moment we walked in the front door a member of housekeeping welcomed us so warmly and genuinely that we knew everything was going to be ok. From Summer and Donna in sales/catering to the front desk, restaurant, and of course, housekeeping staff, we always were treated kindly. Summer worked with our budget to help us design a thoughtful menu and a banquet room that easily flowed in the attached Gillespie Center. (It really is convenient to host an event AND stay on the same premises.) She thought of everything...even a coat check which we had forgotten. We felt so comfortable with Donna and her team that we were able to let go and focus on greeting our guests and sharing our time together, while her event staff made the magic happen. It was the perfect send-off that celebrated a great life. Our hotel rooms were ideal for all of our traveling family's and friends' needs. They gave us much needed rest in a very clean space at a reasonable price. We ate dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. Both were tasty and served by engaging and helpful waitstaff. We appreciated every aspect of our stay and will always carry the memory with us."

- S. M. F.

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