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, please contact Rose Kaufman, Center Director, at (574) 235-9428 or 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
  • All renters must be 21 years of age and attending the rental function.

Howard Park is open year-round for rentals. If you have a specific date and time in mind, please give our staff a call or stop by and visit. We will be able to give you the availability of the date you’re interested in and provide more information on room rentals.

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.

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.

Specific information coming soon.