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University of Notre Dame

W066 Duncan Student Center
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

5000Largest Group
50Meeting Rooms
1500Overnight Guests

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Located 90 minutes outside of Chicago, the beautiful campus of the University of Notre Dame attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to see some of the most recognized campus landmarks like the Golden Dome, Touchdown Jesus, the Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. 

The University of Notre Dame has several Indiana event spaces to accommodate groups of all sizes from private meeting rooms to 300 person auditoriums and a 500 person ballroom. Book a memorable experience at one of the new venues overlooking Notre Dame Stadium within Duncan Student Center, O'Neill Hall or Corbett Family Hall. These new venues feature two distinct ballrooms - the 500 person Dahnke Ballroom and the 300 person Downes Club, as well as several smaller suites perfect for board meetings. Also on the campus of the University of Notre Dame is South Dining Hall, featuring its Gothic-style architecture, and Eck Visitors Center, with its open atrium. 

The University of Notre Dame also has a hotel on campus. The Morris Inn 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 which is just steps from the Golden Dome. Morris Inn has 132 guestrooms and 18 perfectly-appointed suites. An underground concourse connects Morris Inn to the Notre Dame Conference Center designed with open and spacious areas to facilitate conversation and discussion, as well as accommodate social gatherings and events. Its 20,000 square feet of space contain 12 seminar rooms, all appointed according to guidelines of the International Association of Conference Centers, of which it is a member. Notre Dame Conference Center features a 375 seat auditorium equipped for simultaneous translation of up to 14 different foreign languages. All meeting rooms are equipped with best in class technology. Its large dining room accommodates meals and receptions, all catered by the Morris Inn Banquet Department. 

Up to ten residence halls at the University of Notre Dame dorms can accommodate larger groups, each in air conditioned rooms. Check out the video below to learn even more about this incredible Indiana event space.
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AAA Four Diamond Morris Inn :

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
South Bend, IN Indianapolis, IN Fort Wayne, IN Chicago, IL Grand Rapids, MI Kalamazoo, MI
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
South Bend Regional (SBN) / 15
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Train
Lyft
Uber
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Free
Room Type(s):
Kings, Double Queens, King Suites, Residence Halls
Bath Type(s):
Mostly showers and some tubs, wheelchair accessible rooms
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
5000
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
50
Largest Classroom Style:
300
Largest Theatre Style:
5000
Number of Overnight Guests:
1500
Rooftop Space Available:
Yes
Rooftop Capacity:
75
Technology:
Every Indiana meeting space has a built-in screen and projector for seamless conferences. The entire campus of Notre Dame is on one free wi-fi network for cost savings and added convenience.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
No
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space Cost:
Complimentary
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms Cost:
Complimentary
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
There are four preferred caterers in the spaces within Duncan Student Center, O'Neill Hall and Corbett Family Hall: University Catering, Levy, Navarre Hospitality and LaSalle. The Morris Inn and Notre Dame Conference Center are catered by the Morris Inn banquet facility.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Can Bring Own Alcohol:
No
Cannabis Industry Friendly:
No
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
Yes
Phone:
574-631-1400
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Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
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Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Dahnke Ballroom The Dahnke Ballroom is located in the Duncan Student Center on the 7th Floor and overlooks Notre Dame Stadium. It has a capacity of 580 people for a plated meal. 

10000
Rasmus Family Club The Rasmus Family Club is located on the 8th Floor of the Duncan Student Center. It overlooks Notre Dame Stadium and the Dahnke Ballroom on the 7th Floor below. 

4000
Foley's This restaurant-style space is located on the 4th Floor in O'Neill Hall on the south side of Notre Dame Stadium. The space features a chef's dining, main dining and bar dining area, as well as the bar, Harper's.  

7473
Downes Club The Downes Club Ballroom is located on the 7th Floor of Corbett Family Hall. This space overlooks Notre Dame Stadium on the east side.

5300
Hank Family Forum The Hank Family Forum is located on the 8th Floor of Corbett Family Hall. This space overlooks Notre Dame Stadium on the east side and is above the Downes Club Ballroom. 

2650
Seven on 9 This spacious suite is perfect for small receptions. It overlooks Notre Dame Stadium on the 9th Floor of Corbett Family Hall with stadium seating and access to an outdoor terrace. 

1850
Southwest 9 The Southwest 9 on the 9th Floor of Duncan Student Center overlook the Notre Dame Stadium Field perfect for a small, memorable event.

690
William and Mary Ann Smith Ballroom The beautiful William and Mary Ann Smith Ballroom at Morris Inn with 4,950 square feet of space, along with 1,990 square feet of pre-function space provide an open and spacious backdrop for your special day. Few locations offer such sumptuous surroundings. Let our Executive Chef and his culinary staff create a menu of your choosing and our dedicated event planners take care of every detail. 

4,950
Notre Dame Conference Center Notre Dame Conference Center was built in 1966 through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. It was designed with open and spacious areas to facilitate conversation and discussion among conference participants as well as to accommodate social gathering and events. Its 20,000 square feet of space contain 12 seminar rooms, all appointed according to the guidelines of the International Association of Conference Centers, of which it is a member. It also features a 375-seat auditorium equipped for simultaneous translation of up to 14 different foreign languages. All meeting rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology. 

20,000
South Dining Hall This iconic campus location remains unadulterated from its original design, with beautiful woodwork, stately high ceilings, and gothic windows. The stone fireplaces, marble floors, oak beams and ornate chandeliers hearken to a medieval guild hall.

Club Naimoli This is where the excitement of Notre Dame's sports tradition meets the elegance of its beautiful campus. Overlooking Notre Dame’s basketball arena, Club Naimoli features an inlaid shamrock floor, unique club seating with the Notre Dame monogram engraved on tables and chairs, and two outdoor balconies with a view of Notre Dame Stadium. Your party of 40 – 300 guests will find the setting remarkable.

Oak Room - South Dining Hall Located on the second floor of South Dining Hall, this warm, beautifully renovated room features vaulted ceilings and classic woodwork. Candlelight chandeliers accent the intimate feel for your party.

O'Brien's - Compton Family Ice Arena This casual space features the charm and atmosphere of an upscale Irish pub. Hardwood floors and exposed brick highlight the room under open warehouse ceilings. A balcony overlooks the main ice arena, and VIP box seating is available.

Eck Visitors Center The Eck Visitors Center welcomes thousands of guests to campus each year, and is the perfect place to for you to entertain your party. The space features high vaulted ceilings with intricately detailed designs, and large windows overseeing campus. Marble floors give a stately touch to the otherwise whimsical space. Should the weather be suitable, a new patio attached to the atrium makes this space a year-round favorite.

Monogram Room - Purcell Pavilion This space is perfect for the "bleed blue-and-gold" Irish fan. Classic wood paneled walls bearing photos of Notre Dame's athletics championships bring the feel of one of Notre Dame’s greatest traditions to your event. Your guests will have plenty to spark conversation over drinks from the built-in bar.

Morris Inn Private Dining Rooms The Morris Inn's three classically-appointed Private Dining Rooms offer stunning spaces for your special event or meeting. The Private Dining Rooms at Morris Inn can accommodate up to 100 guests with a dance floor.

1,900

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Morris Inn 132 guestrooms and 18 suites Hotel Private yes
Duncan Hall 106 232 Residence Halls Private yes
Keough Hall 125 285 Residence Halls Shared yes
Knott Hall 108 258 Residence Halls Shared yes
O'Neill Hall 128 280 Residence Halls Shared yes
Siegfried Hall 114 258 Residence Halls Private yes
McGlinn Hall 126 286 Residence Halls Shared yes
Pasquerilla East Hall 114 241 Residence Halls Private yes
Pasquerilla West Hall 114 143 Residence Halls Private yes
Welsh Family Hall 130 281 Residence Halls Shared yes

Catering

  • William and Mary Ann Smith Ballroom
    Morris Inn and Notre Dame Conference Center catering
    Whether your event is intimate or grandiose, Morris Inn has the perfect reception space for your celebration under the Dome. The elegant William and Mary Ann Smith Ballroom with a pre-reception area, classically appointed private dining rooms and landscaped Wind Family Fireside Terrace offers stunning spaces for your celebration. We can also offer the McKenna Hall Atrium with its soaring ceilings and large dining room for those looking for something unique. Under the direction of Executive Chef Patrick Dahms, our skilled culinary team and friendly, professional staff attends to every detail to guarantee your event is perfect. 
  • University Catering
    University Catering
    Outside of the Morris Inn and Notre Dame Conference Center, University Catering provides high quality food services for events and occasions on Notre Dame's campus. University Catering handles the full range of requests, from weddings and corporate tailgate parties, to bagged lunches and cookie trays. 

Dining

  • Sorin's at Morris Inn
    Sorin's
    Sorin’s at Morris Inn serves classic, traditional French cuisine with a modern Midwest flair. Sorin’ features its most popular dish, the Dover sole meunière with new favorites such as our succulent 72-hour braised boneless beef short rib.
  • Rohr's
    Rohr's
    Rohr’s at Morris Inn features casual, enticing food in a made-from-scratch kitchen. Signature items include the best chicken wings in South Bend, and a twist on an Irish favorite – steak and stout pie. Rohr’s is open daily for lunch, dinner and late night. It’s the perfect gathering space right on Notre Dame Avenue.
  • Wind Family Fireside Terrace
    Wind Family Fireside Terrace
    The Wind Family Fireside Terrace is a great place to grab a drink after work. Comfortable outdoor furniture, including tables and chairs, sofas and loveseats fill the area around the fire pit, ensuring a cozy event. 

Services

ServiceDescription
Registration Services Our Registration Services team is here to make hosting your meeting or conference easy. Our team can provide guest assistance and on or off-site registration assistance. Registration Services can also set up a link or app with your conference schedule or assemble information packets for your attendees to help guarantee that you event is the best that it can be. 

Internal Online Registration
Includes site set-up, guest assistance, payment processing, attendance rosters for planner 
External Online Registration 
Includes site set-up, guest assistance, payment processing, attendance rosters for planner
On-Site Conference Participant Assistance
Registration assistance for guests in McKenna Hall/Morris Inn, on campus and outside of campus
Packet Creation
Folder, notepad, tri-fold pad, campus map, dining guide, pens available
Participant Items
Personalized pin clip nametags, personalized nametag with magnetic holder, personalized nametag and lanyard, personalized table tent cards, personalized place cards, personalized certificates with folders

Hotel Accommodations Morris Inn offers 132 guest rooms and 18 spacious suites. With three distinct dining options — Sorin’s, Rohr’s, and the Wind Family Fireside Terrace, guests will find the perfect atmosphere in which to enjoy a business lunch, family gathering, special occasion or a casual meal.Morris Inn has a spacious ballroom and ample meeting space with modern amenities to host business meetings and social events. Morris Inn is a AAA 4 Diamond Hotel, placing the hotel in the top 5% of hotels in the United States. Morris Inn sits at the heart of Notre Dame’s storied campus and continues to be “the living room of the University.”

Planning • Meeting space reservations, including set-up and layouts
• Provide consultation on marketing timelines and registration deadlines
• Lead pre-event campus site tours for necessary staff
• Provide marketing information to attract guests to Notre Dame
• Offer resources on area attractions and services

Event Coordination • Provide on-site event support
• Assist with campus lodging reservations at the Morris Inn
• Arrange for one of VenueND’s preferred caterers to provide a customized menu designed for your program
• Arrange and work with internal service providers and external vendors as necessary for room set-ups, event decor and A/V equipment within event spaces
• Assist with arrangements for venue tours, entertainment, exhibits and poster sessions
• Work with service providers to arrange transportation to conference events
• Arrange guest service staff and security
• Provide one convenient invoice including room rental, internal services and external vendors 

Business Center Business Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for conference and hotel guests. 

Team Building Try your hand at curling at the Compton Family Ice Arena, or play a few rounds of golf at Coore & Crenshaw-designed Warren Golf Course. 

Complimentary Wi-Fi The University of Notre Dame is on one wi-fi connection which is both convenient and cost-effective. 

Technology

TypeDescription
Audio/Visual and Technical Support Fully staffed A/V department with built-in equipment in many meeting rooms. 

Complimentary Wi-Fi The University of Notre Dame is on one wi-fi connection making it both convenient and cost-effective for guests. 

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart The Basilica is a magnificent, Gothic-inspired, cross-shaped place of worship and welcome, nurturing Notre Dame’s Catholic identity. Many members of the campus community gather here amid its artistic splendor for daily and weekly Masses that are celebrated both in the main body of the church and in its basement Crypt chapel. Confessions, or the Sacrament of Reconciliation, are offered frequently, as are other sacraments—such as Matrimony, bringing back numerous alumni who wish to be married in this grand setting.

The stained-glass windows were first installed in 1873, giving Notre Dame the largest collection of 19th-century French stained glass in the world. Beautiful artwork fills this space. Also helping to lift the heart to God are the voices of student choirs that sing at various Masses. Separate tours of the Basilica offer views of the art and numerous cherished artifacts from Church history.

The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is one-seventh the size of the famed French shrine where the Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Bernadette on 18 occasions in 1858. Visiting the site on one of his many trips to his native country, Notre Dame founder Father Edward Sorin vowed to reproduce it on the campus of his new university. A gift from Rev. Thomas Carroll, a former theology student, made it possible in 1896. Boulders from surrounding farms, most weighing two tons or more, were used in its construction.

A small piece of stone from the original grotto in France is located on the right-hand side of the shrine directly below the statue of Mary. To Notre Dame students and alumni, the Grotto is a special place to spend a few quiet moments, and especially during football weekends and finals, you might have difficulty finding a candle to light. Hundreds of students have proposed marriage here; outdoor Masses are celebrated regularly; and the Rosary is prayed every day at 6:45 p.m., every day of the year, rain or shine.

The Main Building (Golden Dome) The Main Building, with its famous Golden Dome, is a centerpiece of Notre Dame’s past and present. Today, it serves primarily as a headquarters for administration, although it still contains classrooms, harking back to a time when it was a crossroads where students learned, ate meals, and resided. This structure is actually the third building to stand on the site. It was built in 1879, the same year in which the previous building was destroyed by fire.

The Golden Dome was added to this building in 1882 and was most recently regilded in 2005. The regilding process uses only about a fist-full of gold leaf to cover the entire structure. Atop the Dome, you will find a 19-foot-tall, 4,000-pound statue of Mary, the Mother of God, “Notre Dame” (“Our Lady”). With this beautiful adornment, the Main Building is 187 feet tall, making it the second tallest structure on campus after the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

The Lakes at Notre Dame The same spring-fed lakes that captivated Father Edward Sorin in 1842 still gracefully buffer the northwest edge of the Notre Dame campus. St. Mary's Lake to the west and St. Joseph's Lake to the east serve as a park and nature preserve, but in the early days they provided food, ice, marl for brick and water for steam. Each lake has a picturesque walking/jogging trail around it and plays host to various student water activities including frigid mid-winter plunges for charity and the Fisher Regatta, an annual student boat race in which participants design and build their own (not especially seaworthy) vessels. St. Joseph's Lake has a small beach and pier for swimming and a boating facility for student use.

Hesburgh Library With Jesus depicted in a famous mural as “the Word of Life,” facing Notre Dame Stadium as the great teacher, the 14 stories of the Hesburgh Library make an impact on football fans and on scholars from around the world. The image, best known as “Touchdown Jesus,” can be seen over the north end zone. It is 132 feet high and 65 feet wide, containing 81 types of stone from 16 countries.

This building, which was the largest college library in the world when it opened in 1963, now joins with several other libraries on campus—collectively called the Hesburgh Libraries—to contain 3 million volumes, 2 million microfiche units, more than 17,000 serial subscriptions, and 12,000 audio recordings. The building is also traditionally an important gathering place for students on campus, whether they want to collaborate in groups, embark on a pursuit of study materials, or make use of the latest technology in their entrepreneurial research.

Testimonials

  • "Everything went like clock work! The staff really accommodated our needs. We didn't have to go far to the hotel or our events. Even when we had to move conference rooms. It was done quickly and they also moved our refreshments to our new conference room. The facility tour was amazing. What history you have to be proud of. We had a wonderful time playing a very competitive game of "team building broomball" but it was not without a few war trophies of bumps and bruises! My thanks to Connie and Lori for making us feel like special guests!"
    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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