Howard Park offers incredible history and now beautiful new spaces for your next special event.  The three rentable spaces can hold a total of 150 people – perfect for your next large party, business meeting or shower. These versatile spaces offer a unique setting to celebrate many different occasions.

To inquire about rental availability, complete form below and we will contact you about your special event. Rose Kaufman, Center Director,  rkaufman@southbendin.gov.

1-Room Rental

For up to 50 people

$50/hr

2-Room Rental

For up to 100 people

$75/hr

3-Room Rental

For up to 150 people

$100/hr

  • Room rentals: 2 hours minimum per room

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Howard Park is open year-round for rentals. If you have a specific date and time in mind, please complete the form above and you will be contacted by our staff.

The Howard Park Public House, a full-service restaurant and bar, is conveniently attached to our event rooms.  They are the exclusive provider of food and beverage for our facility and would be happy to work with you on all your catering needs!  Full menu available.  As a note, our guests are able to provide their own cakes– for example birthday or wedding cakes.

Not for guest use…BUT…The Howard Park Public House, a full-service restaurant and bar, is conveniently attached to our event rooms.  They are the exclusive provider of food and beverage for our facility and would be happy to work with you on all your catering needs!  Full menu coming soon.  As a note, our guests are able to provide their own cakes – for example birthday or wedding cakes.

Absolutely! We can’t wait to host your event. Stop by or give us a call to schedule a time to visit the space. Our regular business hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm; however, we are available for appointments outside of those hours. Please call to schedule a time to walk through.

Setup and clean up time is part of your rental, if you are decorating tables your rental time begins when you arrive and ends after your cleanup is complete and you are leaving the building.

You are able to access the rental space based on the time you’ve requested to rent.

At the time that was agreed upon per your contract, there will be an attendant to let you in and will stay at the location during the duration of your rental.

We appreciate the room looking as it did when you arrived. Please be sure to set aside adequate time to clean up.

Room capacities vary based on setups and how many rooms are combined.  In general, each single room accomdates approximately 50 people.  The full event spaced, when opened into one room, can accomodate approximately 150 people.

Free parking is available along the street, as well as the parking lot across St. Louis Boulevard (Zion Church). The Zion Church parking lot is available anytime except Sundays, 8am until 1pm.

There are no food & beverage minimums.  Please work out all your catering needs with the Howard Park Public House, a full-service resataurant & bar conveniently attached to our event spaces.

Yes, absolutely. To start, contact our staff for availability. A deposit may be required, depending on the type of event you’re having.

Things happen, we understand. Any cancellation made 48 hours or more prior to the event will not be penalized.

Yes! We have a limited number of tables, chairs, and linens. When discussing your event with our Coordinator, be sure to ask about our availability.

Event Rooms Audio Visual Specifications

  • HD projection system: NEC 8000 lumen WUXGA 1920×1200 resolution projector with 15ft diagonal motorized projection screen (16:10 ratio)
  • Computer Inputs: HDMI / VGA / Wireless Barco Click Share inputs (please provide own computer adapters)
  • High end full-range ceiling audio system with subwoofer
  • 3.5mm iPod input
  • 4 Shure wireless handheld microphones
  • 4 Shure wireless lavalier microphones (convertible to headset mics)
  • Floor & Desk Mic Stands
  • Fully Dimmable Lighting System

*Our system is fully customizable and scalable, don’t see what you need or desire additional specifications, please let us know and we’d be glad to help!

Due to the special surface required for ice skates, please refrain from wearing ice skates in the event rooms.