With St. Patrick’s Day upon us, we thought it would be fun to round up 6 of our favorite event spaces that give us all the Irish vibes. From college campuses (hello Notre Dame Fighting Irish!) to re-imagined mansions that scream Irish countryside, this list is full of venues that will make you feel lucky to host an event at any one of them!
Experience Notre Dame | South Bend, IN | Get a Quote
South Bend, Indiana is home to the prestigious University of Notre Dame and is a memorable event venue with over a dozen spaces throughout campus to host events, with the largest able to accommodate 5,000 people. The campus also has a hotel – The Morris Inn, which reopened to the public in 2013 after a $30 million renovation and expansion, including the creation of a 300-seat ballroom and pre-function space just steps from the Golden Dome. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world visit Notre Dame every year, and it is no wonder – this beautiful campus, The Golden Dome, the Fighting Irish Football Stadium, iconic Word of Life mural, aka “Touchdown Jesus,” all make this university truly a sight to see!
Lucky Strike Entertainment | Multiple Locations | Get a Quote
Feeling LUCKY? Knock down some pins at Lucky Strike Entertainment, an exciting bowling and arcade experience with locations all over the U.S.! To call out just one, let’s visit Chicago’s Wrigleyville location, and watch a Cubbies game from the windows between bowling turns! There are several areas within the bowling alley to hold corporate meetings and private social events, plus this fun venue is a great place to hold a team-building experience, youth event, or holiday party – like a St. Patrick’s day celebration!
The Connors Center | Dover, MA | Get a Quote
The Connors Center, in Dover, Massachusetts is an 80-acre estate that offers an unforgettable environment for a variety of events. This mansion boasts more than 50,000 square feet of event and meeting space and provides the perfect backdrop for meetings, conferences, weddings, retreats, social functions, and corporate gatherings. Choose from their plentiful dining options to be well fed, completely wow-ed, and impress your guests! Utilize their on-site professional event coordinators to help plan and organize every part of your event from start to finish. Located just outside of Boston, we had to throw the Connors Center on this list – we know Boston is Irish proud through and through!
The Willowdale Estate | Topsfield, MA | Get a Quote
The Willowdale Estate, also in Massachusetts just a little further north of Boston, is an undeniably charming event venue that would make any gathering feel like a fairy tale. From the stone exterior and inviting garden courtyard that remind us of Ireland, to the gorgeous woodwork and vaulted ceiling on the interior, there isn’t a corner in this historic mansion that isn’t picture perfect. The 15,000 square foot space is a great place for a romantic wedding, corporate function, holiday party, or networking event. And you can’t go wrong when you select food service from Willowdale – they even offer private cooking classes and pop-up supper clubs!
The Limerick Room at the Irish Rover Pub | Denver, CO | Get a Quote
Head west to Denver, Colorado and find yourself in The Limerick Room at the Irish Rover Pub. You’ll feel like you’ve traveled overseas to a historic pub in Ireland! With space for 100+ people and located in the heart of the Historic Baker District, this unique space is an outstanding venue for a birthday party, rehearsal dinner, social gathering, networking event, or business meeting. This Irish-owned and operated establishment is happy to assist in planning your event, and their selection of late-night bites and traditional Irish fare will satisfy everyone’s taste.
The Irish American Heritage Center | Chicago, IL | Get a Quote
The Irish-American Heritage Center, found in Chicago, Illinois is an Irish-themed venue that can host St. Patrick’s Day and year-round events of up to 1,000 guests. With over a half dozen event spaces to utilize within the Heritage Center, there is something for every party, fundraiser, social event, wedding, or performance. The entire center is available for rental, with both daily and hourly rates available. The 658-seat Mayfair theater is a memorable spot for a concert, dance show, movie premiere, or music recital.
All these locations would be a great option for your St. Paddy’s Day celebration, or any social, professional, or corporate function throughout the year! Contact our helpful team of advisors for more information and you’ll be Irish step dancing the night away at your next gathering in no time!