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Afternoon Tea at Sorin’s

March 1, 2017 11:41 am

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Whether you are a passionate tea-time attender or an occasional dabbler in the joys that come with a tea-time, Afternoon Tea at Sorin’s may be something for you to check out. Priced at just $24 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under, Sorin’s makes a historically more formal pastime a fun event for students, Morris Inn guests, and general visitors alike.

Whether you are looking for an easy way to catch up with old pals or just want to have an excuse to dress up and eat tapas, any and everyone can find something to enjoy. Thanks to an incredible waitstaff who makes you feel important throughout the entire process, you feel pampered and relaxed by the end of your visit. Start off by selecting from a multitude of fair trade and organic Rishi Teas and embrace the aromas of each to help with the decision.

After selecting your tea, served in an individual French Press, you are treated to this year’s Afternoon Tea focus – Italian tapas. And, who could ever forget about the wonderful desserts you get to try with treats ranging from Nutella bars to freshly baked scones and three different butters.

Only offered every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with seatings at 2:30, 2:45 and 3pm until April 15th, I would encourage making reservations (574-631-2020) before time runs out. I truly look forward to the next time I am able to attend, and will be bringing all of my friends around soon!

-Sarah M., Morris Inn Brand Ambassador

Sláinte: Your Notre Dame Wedding

January 24, 2017 8:40 am

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Sláinte! Cheers!

The Morris Inn is gearing up for its annual wedding event, Sláinte, on February 12, 2017. The exclusive event for Notre Dame brides features the very best in wedding trends and showcases nearly 30 vendors who will all make your special day one to remember. From setting up the perfect welcome reception in Rohr’s, to a round of golf at Warren Golf Course, home of the 2019 U.S. Senior Open, for the men in your bridal party, Afternoon Tea in Sorin’s for the women, and a welcoming gift bag put together from Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, your wedding weekend will be one to remember.

If you are planning a celebration on campus in 2017 or 2018, join us on February 12th to see the Morris Inn and McKenna Hall spaces come to life and set as a bridal shower, wedding reception, late night party and farewell brunch.

Sláinte preferred vendors this year include:

Aay’s Rentals                                                 St. Michael’s Laundry
Burns Rent-Alls                                              Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore
Merry Me Events                                            Warren Golf Course 
Bluebird Paper Company                             University Catering
27 Entertainment                                            David Younger, Bagpiper
ProShow                                                         Westley Leon Studios
Poppies by Polly                                             Dream Coach Carriages 
Katie Whitcomb Photography                    Anna Hagen, Harpist
Macri’s Bakery
OMG Photography
Music Machine

For more information on Sláinte click here.

Photo courtesy of Jacqui Cole Photography

Welcome back!

January 17, 2017 12:50 pm

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Welcome back, students, faculty and staff!

The Morris Inn is delighted to welcome back students, faculty and staff members to campus following Winter Break. We have a slew of wonderful events coming up, so be sure to check for the most up-to-date information.

Do not miss our Champagne Brunch in the Morris Inn Private Dining Rooms on Saturday, January 28th. Our culinary team has a wonderful brunch menu prepared featuring cuisines of California, Catalonia, and Venice.  Enjoy three tasters of bubbles and choose your favorite to enjoy alongside your brunch.

If you’d like to learn a little bit more about the kitchen, join us at the Morris Inn Culinary Academy. Twice a month, we will feature two different regions of the world. Executive Sous Chef Phil Gulis will show off three different dishes which will each be paired with a glass of wine. Watch and learn as Chef Phil takes you through each of the steps to prepare a successful meal. Our next Culinary Academy classes are on February 5th featuring France, and February 19th featuring Italy.

What’s the difference between whiskey, scotch and bourbon? We have a team of people ready to debate! Join us on February 28th and taste the difference alongside family-style dishes prepared by our culinary team. Come prepared for a fun evening!

Did you know there are dozens of wineries with Notre Dame connections? Join us once a month at Sorin’s Wine Academy for a five-course meal perfectly paired with the month’s featured vintner. On February 27th, Sorin’s Wine Academy will feature Campesino Cellars. To make your reservation call Sorin’s at (574) 631-2020.

To register for any of our Morris Inn events visit:

We wish each and every one of you a successful spring semester and look forward to welcoming you to the ‘living room of the University’ very soon.

-Molly Schau, Morris Inn Marketing Manager,

Looking Back at the History of the Morris Inn

November 3, 2016 8:41 am

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It began with a horse. A horse named Dexter that belonged to Ernest M. Morris. In 1902, Notre Dame student Ernest Morris found himself unable to pay tuition (a feeling all we current Notre Dame students can relate to on a deep emotional level). Morris begged the school president, Father John W. Cavanaugh, for two things, and Cavanaugh agreed. One: that he be allowed to pay back the tuition in the future, after he’d received his diploma. Two: that the school take care of his horse, Dexter. Morris graduated and, like a good ND grad should be, was incredibly successful – he founded his own investment firm.

With his days of debt behind him, Morris paid back his tuition and more – a million dollars more! He said he did so in gratitude for the kindness the University showed his horse. And so the Morris Inn was constructed. (To commemorate the oh-so-important horse, there exists a drink in Rohr’s called the Dexter.)

In October of 2012, the Morris Inn was closed down for the first time in 60 years. Less than a year later, the Morris Inn reopened, after millions was invested in renovations and expansions. Just a few of the numerous amenities now include three dining options (Sorin’s, Rohr’s, and the Wind Family Fireside Terrace), 150 guest rooms, including 18 suites (our website calls them “spacious” – I’m thinking that’s an understatement), and a 300 seat ballroom. The Morris Inn has nearly doubled both in square footage and in staff since the expansion (137,500 square feet and nearly 200 staff members are now part of the Morris Inn). The building is LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, which, if I may say so, is incredibly impressive for a building that doesn’t get to control how much water or electricity its residents use.

I could go on to tell you about the lovely color schemes and impressively comfortable lounge furniture, but I’m afraid I’m going to keep those secrets to myself! You’ll just have to come visit to find out more!

-Mary, ND ’17, Morris Inn Chronicler