Grand Wayne Convention Center

Grand Wayne Convention Center Open since 1985, the Grand Wayne Convention Center is known for extraordinary service. Nearly everything you need is provided in-house: complete event management, full-tilt telecommunications technology, and a business center.

225,000 square feet, including flexible meeting, exhibit and reception space - all luxuriously appointed and techno-savvy to satisfy every event or meeting need. For your dining requirements we can serve up to 3,000 guests in a single sitting. Our flexible space is individually climate and lighting controlled, assuring your guests maximum comfort. We offer an amazing variety of presentation and event technology to help create nearly any effect, atmosphere, or audio-visual message.

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The Church of the United Brethren in Christ 2021 US National Conference returned to the Grand Wayne Convention Center! T...
07/20/2021

The Church of the United Brethren in Christ 2021 US National Conference returned to the Grand Wayne Convention Center! Their conference was held both in-person and online for attendees.

We are thankful for the hard work of our team that made this a great experience for everyone!

Bart Shaw, the Executive Director of the Grand Wayne Convention Center, stopped by The Bradley to help them celebrate th...
07/18/2021

Bart Shaw, the Executive Director of the Grand Wayne Convention Center, stopped by The Bradley to help them celebrate their grand opening in Downtown Fort Wayne!

Congratulations, friends! bit.ly/BradleyFW

Bart Shaw, the Executive Director of the Grand Wayne Convention Center, stopped by The Bradley to help them celebrate their grand opening in Downtown Fort Wayne!

Congratulations, friends! bit.ly/BradleyFW

We have loved hosting our friends from the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club Convention over the years! It was so go...
07/18/2021

We have loved hosting our friends from the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club Convention over the years! It was so good to see them again this week.

Fort Wayne is great city to host your group: bit.ly/FWgrouphost

Take a look inside The Bradley.Book a stay: bit.ly/BradleyFW
07/18/2021

Take a look inside The Bradley.

Book a stay: bit.ly/BradleyFW

Two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Darius Leonard of the Indianapolis Colts took center stage at the Grand Wayne Convention Ce...
06/30/2021

Two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Darius Leonard of the Indianapolis Colts took center stage at the Grand Wayne Convention Center as the featured guest speaker at the 48th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Gourmet Dinner.

Find out more: bit.ly/2TpfwuZ

Two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Darius Leonard of the Indianapolis Colts took center stage at the Grand Wayne Convention Center as the featured guest speaker at the 48th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Gourmet Dinner.

Find out more: bit.ly/2TpfwuZ

Three full-service hotels with garage parking connect directly with Grand Wayne Convention Center, welcoming guests with...
06/28/2021
Where to Stay | Grand Wayne Convention Center

Three full-service hotels with garage parking connect directly with Grand Wayne Convention Center, welcoming guests with a comfortable, secure stay!

The Grand Wayne Convention Center in the heart of Fort Wayne, Indiana is among the Midwest's most beautifully appointed, professionally staffed event facilities, hosting more than 315 events each year. As the central hub in the Summit City for event management, catering services, hosting, guest expe...

For visitors to Downtown Fort Wayne and the Grand Wayne Convention Center, the real-life hospitality here is a primary r...
06/28/2021
Hoosier Hospitality at the Grand Wayne Convention Center | Meet in Fort Wayne, Indiana

For visitors to Downtown Fort Wayne and the Grand Wayne Convention Center, the real-life hospitality here is a primary reason for the nearly 80% re-booking rate!

Indiana’s famed “Hoosier Hospitality” sounds like a legend sown among the farmlands and grown along the freeways that make up this state known as the Crossroads of America. But for visitors to Downtown Fort Wayne and its Grand Wayne Convention Center, the real-life hospitality here is a primar...

"We've seen an uptick for sure over the last couple of months," said Bart Shaw, Executive Director of the Grand Wayne Co...
06/28/2021
June 24 - Second half of year looking good for Fort Wayne tourism and hospitality

"We've seen an uptick for sure over the last couple of months," said Bart Shaw, Executive Director of the Grand Wayne Convention Center.

"Pent-up demand" for activities, whether for fun or business, has Fort Wayne area hospitality and tourism workers seeing a bright light shining on the second half of 2021. After the

If you’re attending events at the Grand Wayne Convention Center that run into the evening, don’t worry. There are a numb...
06/21/2021
Dining Near the Grand Wayne Convention Center

If you’re attending events at the Grand Wayne Convention Center that run into the evening, don’t worry. There are a number of places nearby where you can still grab a late night bite or drink!

If you’re attending events at the Grand Wayne Convention Center that run late, don’t worry. There are a number of places nearby where you can still grab a late night bite or drink. Here are 5 places you can try on your next visit to Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

Here’s why implementing an event theme makes such a difference! Check out the event planner's "secret weapon"!
06/21/2021
Theme-streaming: an Event Planner’s Secret Weapon | Grand Wayne Convention Center

Here’s why implementing an event theme makes such a difference! Check out the event planner's "secret weapon"!

The Grand Wayne Convention Center in the heart of Fort Wayne, Indiana is among the Midwest's most beautifully appointed, professionally staffed event facilities, hosting more than 315 events each year. As the central hub in the Summit City for event management, catering services, hosting, guest expe...

We were honored to host Greater Fort Wayne Inc. for their annual meeting that celebrated the progress being made and the...
06/21/2021

We were honored to host Greater Fort Wayne Inc. for their annual meeting that celebrated the progress being made and the people driving momentum. Their "Zooming Ahead" meeting touched on the virtual meeting trend of 2020, but it was SO good to see everyone again in person!

Weddings are in full swing here at the Grand Wayne Convention Center! Whether you are a bride, a groom, or a wedding pla...
06/20/2021

Weddings are in full swing here at the Grand Wayne Convention Center! Whether you are a bride, a groom, or a wedding planner, we would love to make all of your wedding dreams come true! grandwayne.com/services/weddings

Three full-service hotels with garage-parking connect directly to the Grand Wayne Convention Center and welcome guests w...
06/18/2021
Where to Stay | Grand Wayne Convention Center

Three full-service hotels with garage-parking connect directly to the Grand Wayne Convention Center and welcome guests with a comfortable stay!

The Grand Wayne Convention Center in the heart of Fort Wayne, Indiana is among the Midwest's most beautifully appointed, professionally staffed event facilities, hosting more than 315 events each year. As the central hub in the Summit City for event management, catering services, hosting, guest expe...

Grand Wayne Convention Center Sales Manager Melissa Eppley atended the 2021 Meeting Professionals International - MPI In...
06/18/2021

Grand Wayne Convention Center Sales Manager Melissa Eppley atended the 2021 Meeting Professionals International - MPI Indiana Impress Awards in Indianapolis. She connected with so many of our planner and supplier friends that we have missed so much!

We were honored to host three weddings here at the Grand Wayne Convention Center over the weekend! Interested in hosting...
06/17/2021

We were honored to host three weddings here at the Grand Wayne Convention Center over the weekend! Interested in hosting your wedding with us? We can help: https://bit.ly/2P5SNlj

06/08/2021
Grand Wayne Convention Center: Loading Docks

The Grand Wayne Convention Center is designed to simplify event accessibility with 8 drayage bays for easier, direct load-in or load-out options for event planners and drivers. We’re happy to assist with scheduling, too!

Our neighbors at Conner's Fort Wayne are BACK! We missed them! Find out more: connersfortwayne.com
05/29/2021

Our neighbors at Conner's Fort Wayne are BACK!
We missed them!
Find out more: connersfortwayne.com

Our neighbors at Conner's Fort Wayne are BACK!
We missed them!
Find out more: connersfortwayne.com

Downtown Live! will offer free performances every Friday and Saturday night in June, July, and August in Downtown Fort W...
05/29/2021
Weekend concerts set in downtown Fort Wayne throughout summer

Downtown Live! will offer free performances every Friday and Saturday night in June, July, and August in Downtown Fort Wayne!

Downtown Live! will offer free performances every Friday and Saturday night in June, July and August. Friday night shows will be held on The Landing, and Saturday night shows will be held from a &#…

05/25/2021
Grand Wayne Convention Center: Where to Stay!

There are three full-service hotels with parking garages connecting directly with the Grand Wayne Convention Center! Enjoy a comfortable stay in the heart of our friendly, entertaining downtown.

Find out more: bit.ly/WheretoStayFW

We had so much fun hosting In10sity Dance! These performances were so incredible to watch. We hope to see you again soon...
05/21/2021

We had so much fun hosting In10sity Dance! These performances were so incredible to watch. We hope to see you again soon!

Have you ever wondered how we keep thousands of square feet of windows so clean and sparkly each week?It’s all because o...
05/21/2021

Have you ever wondered how we keep thousands of square feet of windows so clean and sparkly each week?

It’s all because of our amazing team, and that includes Gene and Daequan who work so hard to keep our spaces beautiful for our guests!

Thank you for all that you do!
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How do planners entice and encourage attendance? How do we motivate attendee registration and active participation? We h...
05/21/2021
The 1-2-3s to Incentivize Attendees | Grand Wayne Convention Center

How do planners entice and encourage attendance? How do we motivate attendee registration and active participation? We have answers!

The Grand Wayne Convention Center in the heart of Fort Wayne, Indiana is among the Midwest's most beautifully appointed, professionally staffed event facilities, hosting more than 315 events each year. As the central hub in the Summit City for event management, catering services, hosting, guest expe...

Civic Center Parking Garage update! The addition of 225 new parking spaces came along with two floors to the south half ...
05/21/2021
Civic Center Parking Garage - Elevatus Architecture

Civic Center Parking Garage update! The addition of 225 new parking spaces came along with two floors to the south half of the garage.

To accommodate downtown Fort Wayne’s growing landscape, Elevatus worked with the City of Fort Wayne’s Redevelopment Commission to expand a parking structure located near large event venues and hotels. The project moved forward following a feasibility study completed by Walker Consultants to unde...

We believe great food and beverages can transform any event from average to amazing. From breakfast buffets to gourmet d...
05/10/2021

We believe great food and beverages can transform any event from average to amazing. From breakfast buffets to gourmet dinners, private parties to wedding receptions, we are capably equipped to handle all of your food and beverage needs!

Event Catering: grandwayne.com/services/catering

We loved hosting Crosswinds Counseling for their annual fundraiser, Jazzin' Up! What a special night with incredible peo...
05/10/2021

We loved hosting Crosswinds Counseling for their annual fundraiser, Jazzin' Up!

What a special night with incredible people as funds were raised for increasing access to mental health care for those who need it most! #Jazzin21

We hosted the Fort Wayne Newspapers Bridal Extravaganza filled with friendly vendors, great food samples, and a runway s...
04/30/2021

We hosted the Fort Wayne Newspapers Bridal Extravaganza filled with friendly vendors, great food samples, and a runway show! This is another great example of our team working hard to keep everyone safe while having a great time with our visitors!

Host an event with us: GrandWayne.com

We hosted the Fort Wayne Newspapers Bridal Extravaganza filled with friendly vendors, great food samples, and a runway show! This is another great example of our team working hard to keep everyone safe while having a great time with our visitors!

Host an event with us: GrandWayne.com

Wow! What an incredible runway show at the Fort Wayne Newspapers Bridal Extravaganza! Thank you to all the lovely women ...
04/30/2021

Wow! What an incredible runway show at the Fort Wayne Newspapers Bridal Extravaganza! Thank you to all the lovely women for showing off these beautiful gowns for our guests!

Isaac Knapp District Dental Society joined us today for the "Art of Giving Great Service, Living Servant Leadership, and...
04/30/2021

Isaac Knapp District Dental Society joined us today for the "Art of Giving Great Service, Living Servant Leadership, and Action Planning"! We hope you all enjoyed lunch! We loved hosting you.

Join us for the Fort Wayne Newspapers Bridal Extravaganza on Sunday, April 25 from 12pm - 4pm! The area’s best wedding p...
04/23/2021

Join us for the Fort Wayne Newspapers Bridal Extravaganza on Sunday, April 25 from 12pm - 4pm! The area’s best wedding professionals will be on hand to help you plan your ideal wedding day!

Tickets: fortwayne.com/events/bridal-extravaganza-2021

We loved hosting NADO for their Continental Finale Weekend! Congrats to all of the winners! nado.net
04/20/2021

We loved hosting NADO for their Continental Finale Weekend! Congrats to all of the winners! nado.net

We loved hosting NADO for their Continental Finale Weekend! Congrats to all of the winners! nado.net

04/20/2021

The Grand Wayne Convention Center’s smallest but most versatile and accommodating meeting room, the Shaffer Boardroom, is fully equipped with complete AV, kitchenette, private bathroom, and multiple room set options!

Find out more: grandwayne.com/spaces/the-shaffer-room

Veo e-scooters and bikes return as pilot program in Fort Wayne is extended. 200 e-scooters are available within walking ...
04/11/2021

Veo e-scooters and bikes return as pilot program in Fort Wayne is extended. 200 e-scooters are available within walking distance of the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Find out more: bit.ly/VEOFW

Veo e-scooters and bikes return as pilot program in Fort Wayne is extended. 200 e-scooters are available within walking distance of the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Find out more: bit.ly/VEOFW

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120 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
46802

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225,000 square feet, including flexible meeting, exhibit and reception space - all luxuriously appointed and techno-savvy to satisfy every event or meeting need. For your dining requirements we can serve up to 3,000 guests in a single sitting. Our flexible space is individually climate and lighting controlled, assuring your guests maximum comfort. We offer an amazing variety of presentation and event technology to help create nearly any effect, atmosphere, or audio-visual message. COMMUNITY GUIDELINES: Be respectful of others. Do not initiate or participate in personal attacks. Do not use profanity. Do not post items for sale. Do not post spam. The moderator has the right to remove any posts or comments that do not follow these guidelines or that provide inaccurate information.

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From our Sales Team here at the Grand Wayne Center. It has been a unique 2020 but our hope and wishes for all of our friends and clients remain the same. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We can't wait to see you all again!
Is there any info on the tat convention it is always a good time.
Special announcement! Tell you Munsters fan friends! Pop Culture Icon, Butch Patrick will be making a special celebrity guest appearance at PopCon Fort Wayne on December 29-30, 2018 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana! Please share.... https://popcon.us/fw/
Special announcement! Tell you Munsters fan friends! Pop Culture Icon, Butch Patrick will be making a special celebrity guest appearance at PopCon Fort Wayne on December 29-30, 2018 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana! Please share....
Anyone have any John Edward tickets available for tomorrow night?
Thanks for a great opportunity to use my creativity. The snowman project. XOXO
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