Every perfect wedding comes down to the details, and every person deserves to see those details come to life on their big day. At The Blue Heron at Blackthorn, it’s these details that we focus on as we transform our venue into the backdrop for your wedding day. We pull out all the stops and leave nothing overlooked when it comes to creating a once-in-a-lifetime moment for you and your betrothed—and everyone joining in your celebration. 

We’re one of the best-reviewed, most-recommended venues in South Bend, IN not just because of our serene location, but because we offer full-service wedding planning on location, ensuring everything is perfect when the time comes to say “I do.”


“It isn’t enough to love; we must prove it.”

― St. Therese of Lisieux

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Wedding Planning and Coordination

Need help planning your wedding? We have a full-service wedding planner on-staff, capable of incorporating your vision for a beautiful wedding with the backdrop offered by our alluring venue. We work with you to make sure every detail is breathtakingly perfect, and that the leadup to your big day is devoid of stress or anxiety. Expect clear communication at all times and an attentive staff that’s willing to work tirelessly to bring your vision to life. 

In-House Catering

Food is one of the most important aspects of any wedding reception. Instead of looking for a venue in South Bend, IN and trying to bring in outside wedding catering, let us provide you with both. Our in house catering menu is customizable, capable of providing you and your guests with a mouth-watering menu that’s absolutely delicious. From passed appetizers, to your choice of entrées, to late-night stations and beyond, expect everyone to comment on how delicious the food is. 


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