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Event Venue in South Bend, IN

The Blue Heron at Blackthorn is Indiana’s sophisticated destination for upscale gatherings and celebrations. We welcome weddings, luncheons, corporate events, holiday parties, and private events of all sizes, ensuring perfection in everything we do: from venue customization to in-house catering. Trust in our wonderful, hardworking team to make your visions come to life in moments you’ll remember forever. Contact us today to speak with a coordinator to begin planning your event. 

Elegant Amenities, Superior Service, Unforgettable Moments 


Every memorable event is marked by the atmosphere and ambiance, which provide the context for experience. When it comes to once-in-a-lifetime events like your wedding or an important anniversary, you deserve to experience them in an environment that’s upscale, classy and appealing: The Blue Heron at Blackthorn. We’re the premier events venue in South Bend, IN with an in-house event planner that’s ready to help you set the scene for your special occasion. 

When it comes to weddings, you won’t find a venue that’s better-equipped to bring your vision of perfection to life. Talk with our wedding event planner about everything from the decorations to the food and we’ll make sure it comes together in a picture-perfect backdrop that leaves you bursting with pride with the time comes to say “I do.” We provide full-service event planning and execution that surpasses your every expectation. From setup to take down and everything in-between, expect flawless execution, so you can focus on your special day. 


Celebrating love is kind of our thing! Our passion is helping couples create a blissful and memorable beginning to their happily ever after. 

Private Events

We love a good party! No matter the occasion or style of event, we have the perfect venue for social gatherings & all of life's celebrations.


The Blue Heron venue is also available to South Bend, IN businesses, and we offer corporate event planning to ensure your next company event goes exactly according to plan. Whether it’s a company retreat with team building or an important meeting or training opportunity, we’re here to support you. Aside from our versatile venue itself, we also have a wide variety of food to choose from, cooked from scratch and served with the level of prestige you expect from a premium venue. 

No matter what you’re celebrating or your reason for bringing people together, we invite you to spend time at The Blue Heron at Blackthorn. Contact us today for venue booking and event planning information. 

  • Our stunning venue welcomes parties of any size, accommodating 30 to 300 guests.

  • We have both indoor and outdoor spaces, tailored to the needs of your event.  

  • Our venue delivers the finest in-house catering: food made fresh using local ingredients. 

  • We welcome weddings, corporate events, private parties, business meetings and more. 

  • Our décor and accoutrements are the perfect balance of regal, without being ostentatious. 

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Come Make Memories With Us

Make our venue the backdrop from an exceptional moment in your life, and let us take care of all the important details that make it memorable. Contact us today to speak with a coordinator. 



Hiring Multiple Part-Time Positions

We're looking for friendly and attentive people to add to our Blue Heron event staff.
Great Job Opportunities for Students and those looking for supplemental income.

Gain valuable professional skills in customer service, special events, time management, and teamwork.

Varying schedules for seasonal and special events requires candidates to be available to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

Banquet Servers - Kitchen Prep - Event Set Up/Clean Up - Dishwashers

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