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 850 guests for a standing reception, or up to 650 for a sit-down wedding, banquet or meeting.
The Boardrooms at the Palais, located on the ballroom's third level, are unique smaller spaces for groups up to 12 or 20 people. Unique in themselves, these quiet rooms have neutral décor and windows to provide natural light
You’re not just booking a venue, you’re booking a suite of services and amenities to make your event a unique and extraordinary one. From start to finish, you’ll get services above and beyond that you won’t find anywhere else.
Morris Performing Arts Center
The Morris Grand Lobby/Rotunda is the ideal location to start your event. Corinthian columns, French cameos, the original 1920s terrazzo 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.
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.
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Jon Hunt Plaza
The Jon R. Hunt Plaza, 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.