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Century Center Convention Center

120 South Saint Joseph Street, South Bend, IN 46601
574-235-9711
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Ranked #14 of 25 Attractions in South Bend
Type: Convention Centers, Other
Owner description: We know every event is unique, that's why the Century Center Convention Center is designed to be as...
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Type: Convention Centers, Other
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Owner description: We know every event is unique, that's why the Century Center Convention Center is designed to be as versatile as it is attractive. No matter what configuration your event requires, our 75,000 sq. ft. of flexible space can comfortably accommodate your needs, and will definitely ensure an exceptional experience.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I've been to the convention center a number of times. The place is massive, well constructed, simple no nonsense decor, and the best feature by far is the huge window overlooking the river. Numerous rooms are available for whatever you might need, from receptions to work parties to whatever. We went because DD had ISTEP testing for her online school.... More 

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Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Discovery Ballroom at the Century Center featured an outstanding facility for a 200+ guest event. Gorgeous appointments (lighting, standing bars, etc), excellent dance floor, and state-of-the-art sound and video systems helped make the event picture and sound perfect. Century Center support staff, and cooking star Chef Rory Bancroft made planning and executing the event a delight.

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South Bend, IN
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The building is deteriorating. The food served doesn't quite come up to average. I wouldn't waste my time as a tourist.

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The only convention center in the area that is not a hotel. You can rent a room for a special occasion. The downstairs has a great view of the river. In the summer, the outside area and the amphitheater are open for the visitors to stroll around and enjoy the "fresh"air and the mist from the river

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South Bend, Indiana
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

It seems like there are more events at Century Center than there had been in the past. You can tell an attempt has been made to make the building welcoming despite the architecture and scale being of a more grand and slightly cold nature. Some of the details of the building are pretty amazing though, such as the view through... More 

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Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

It a lovely view whether you have an event there or just want to walk out on the island and be surrounded by the river and the dam.

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South Bend, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I've been to numerous events here. The place could use some renovations but it's the best convention center in the area without a doubt.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I just returned from South Bend, working at the Century Center as photographer for a wedding reception. If you have a creative mind, you can easily transform this space into a gorgeous place. The two story high glass wall is just beautiful in daylight or at night. There are a ton of white lights that dangle from the ceiling, casting... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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149 reviews 149 reviews
69 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Ok, so South Bend isn't Chicago. I've been to a bunch of events at the Century Center. The river view is pretty nice, but the place could use a bit of an overhaul.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Over price place to rent and slummy feeling. YOU HAVE TO PAY TO PARK, IF YOU HAVE A WEDDING THEIR!! There is a lot of nickel and dimming that happens.

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