An unforgettable party in a centuries-old monastery?

The Paterspand in Turnhout is a beautiful, exclusive venue for all kinds of parties and events.

Vandersmissen Feestservice guarantees a unique experience in this historic building.

As the exclusive operator of the Paterspand, we know the location like no other. Do you have a specific event in mind? Team Vandersmissen will gladly think along with you to make that dream come true. We know what the assets of this wonderful location are and will make sure they are used to their full advantage at your event.

Whether you are looking for a fairy-tale location for your wedding or a striking location for your company party, it is all possible at the Paterspand.

The building is divided into 2 parts: the old church and the 3 seminar rooms in the old monastery attics.


The church of the Paterspand has been the ideal location for parties, conferences and corporate events for many years. Good news, as the church has just reopened its doors as an event venue, with Vandersmissen at the helm. The centuries-old construction has been given a modern makeover, without losing its authenticity.

The tall columns and the sacred altar are silent witnesses of a glorious past. Thanks to the beautiful stained-glass windows, the space is bathed in magical light.

This makes the church in the Paterspand the ideal location for festive weddings or exclusive company parties.

Team Vandersmissen ensures that your event in the church is organised from A to Z without a hitch. This organisational ability, combined with delicious catering and a setting full of character, ensures that your guests will be talking about your event for a long time to come.

Seminar rooms

Our three seminar rooms are located under the roof of the old monastery. Each room is equipped with professional equipment, making just about any type of seminar or workshop possible. Would you like catering during the seminar? We will provide the appropriate formula to suit your business. Tasty, beautifully prepared and with products from local suppliers.

The seminar rooms can be combined with an event in the church.

Be amazed by the splendour of the Paterspand.