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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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About a two-hour drive from Indianapolis, Fort Wayne holds its own as Indiana’s second-largest city with a small town fe...
05/24/2022
10 of the best things to see and do during a getaway to Fort Wayne, Indiana

About a two-hour drive from Indianapolis, Fort Wayne holds its own as Indiana’s second-largest city with a small town feel.

Fort Wayne holds its own as Indiana’s second-largest city, with many green spaces, kid-friendly places and a vibrant arts scene. Dining options go from casual stops to night-out spots. 

Our neighbors at Conners Kitchen + Bar are open and offering a full menu of deliciousness! Check them out: connerskitche...
05/24/2022

Our neighbors at Conners Kitchen + Bar are open and offering a full menu of deliciousness! Check them out: connerskitchenandbarfw.com

Formerly known as the IDA Annual Session, the Midwest Dental Assembly 2022, held jointly with the IUSD Alumni Dental Con...
05/24/2022

Formerly known as the IDA Annual Session, the Midwest Dental Assembly 2022, held jointly with the IUSD Alumni Dental Conference and Indiana Dental Assistants Association, took place at the Grand Wayne Convention Center over the weekend!

There are so many great places to dine within a short distance of the Grand Wayne Convention Center! Check out Visit For...
05/19/2022

There are so many great places to dine within a short distance of the Grand Wayne Convention Center! Check out Visit Fort Wayne's latest update: bit.ly/FWdining

The TriCore Cybersecurity Summit is Wednesday, June 29 from 12pm - 4pm at the Grand Wayne Convention Center! Seats are l...
05/18/2022

The TriCore Cybersecurity Summit is Wednesday, June 29 from 12pm - 4pm at the Grand Wayne Convention Center! Seats are limited. Get your tickets at bit.ly/TriCoreSummit.

Use code "earlybird" until May 20 for $5 off your ticket!

This is a laidback, approachable environment to connect you to cybersecurity experts while enjoying some great food and more!

Danny Gokey joined us at the Grand Wayne Convention Center for a vulnerable chat as part of The Lutheran Foundation's "B...
05/13/2022

Danny Gokey joined us at the Grand Wayne Convention Center for a vulnerable chat as part of The Lutheran Foundation's "Breaking Stigma Empowering Change" Conference on faith and mental health. We really enjoyed hosting this special time of connection and networking! thelutheranfoundation.org

Three full-service hotels with garage parking connect directly with Grand Wayne Convention Center, welcoming guests with...
05/09/2022
Fort Wayne Hotels | 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. Find out more below!

Looking for a place to stay while you are in town? Check our these three convenient event and conference hotel options.

"The Grand Wayne Convention Center continues to bring new audiences to Fort Wayne, introducing scores of future fans to ...
05/09/2022
4 Unique Districts of Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana

"The Grand Wayne Convention Center continues to bring new audiences to Fort Wayne, introducing scores of future fans to everything this thriving city has to offer."

From revamped historic sites and fine arts to downtown attractions and riverfront fun, the second-largest city in Indiana provides plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.

We hosted MEA Energy Association's Electric Operations Technical & Leadership Summit at the Grand Wayne Convention Cente...
05/09/2022

We hosted MEA Energy Association's Electric Operations Technical & Leadership Summit at the Grand Wayne Convention Center and enjoyed seeing everyone! grandwayne.com

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave the keynote address at the Lincoln Day Dinner at the Grand Wayne Convention C...
04/27/2022
Potential presidential candidate Pompeo headlines Lincoln Day Dinner

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave the keynote address at the Lincoln Day Dinner at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. An estimated 600 people attended the annual event.

Former Secretary of State and potential 2024 presidential candidate Mike Pompeo gave the keynote address at Tuesday’s GOP Lincoln Day Dinner in Fort Wayne.

Three full-service hotels with garage parking connect directly  with the Grand Wayne Convention Center! You can also enj...
04/25/2022

Three full-service hotels with garage parking connect directly with the Grand Wayne Convention Center! You can also enjoy a Fort Wayne TinCaps game next door at Parkview Field!

Find out more: bit.ly/GW-Stay

Kirk Pollock is retiring from the Grand Wayne Convention Center on May 2. He started with us in a part-time capacity in ...
04/25/2022

Kirk Pollock is retiring from the Grand Wayne Convention Center on May 2. He started with us in a part-time capacity in 1985, and has been full-time with us since 1988! We love you, Kirk, and hope you enjoyed your celebration!

Kirk Pollock is retiring from the Grand Wayne Convention Center on May 2, 2022! Give him some love in the comment area b...
04/25/2022

Kirk Pollock is retiring from the Grand Wayne Convention Center on May 2, 2022! Give him some love in the comment area below and we will make sure he sees them!

Kirk started with us in a part-time capacity in 1985, and has been full-time with us since 1988! He says, “It feels like I just started yesterday. It has gone by so quickly. My favorite part has been being able to work with this incredible team for decades. You get to know people on a personal level and see their kids grow up. Now, we are seeing grandkids start to grow up, too. The team at the Grand Wayne feels very close. I am going to miss the people the most. As I have become older, I have missed being able to do more of the physical labor. I see my crewing setting up a heavy stage, and I just want to jump in there. It’s these little changes that you look back on. I remember when I started in the 1980’s and the Grand Wayne felt like the very first piece of revitalization. Now, with the expansion that happened and the construction of Parkview Field, downtown feels so exciting. I had no idea it was going to be this amazing.”

We think YOU are amazing, Kirk! We are going to miss you and are enjoying each day with you leading up to May 2. THANK YOU for your hard work, dedication, and kindness to our guests and our team all of these decades. We love you!

Your goals are our goals, and we're ready to create a deliciously memorable occasion for you! Info: bit.ly/GW-CateringOu...
04/25/2022

Your goals are our goals, and we're ready to create a deliciously memorable occasion for you! Info: bit.ly/GW-Catering

Our gourmet chef and trained staff will create culinary delights to please your guests, and we're sensitive to any special dietary requirements AND the budget. From menus to decor, we will offer insight and ideas to help accomplish your desired result.

Looking for sustainable ways to travel to Fort Wayne? There are multiple car charging stations located throughout the co...
04/25/2022
Electric Car Charging Stations in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Looking for sustainable ways to travel to Fort Wayne? There are multiple car charging stations located throughout the community including downtown!

Fort Wayne offers a sustainable way of commuting to the city by having multiple electric car charging stations in the area.

Mike Woodson will be the guest speaker at the 49th annual Gourmet Dinner hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast...
04/25/2022
Woodson to headline 49th annual BBBS Gourmet Dinner

Mike Woodson will be the guest speaker at the 49th annual Gourmet Dinner hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana at the Grand Wayne Convention Center!

Mike Woodson just finished his first season as the head coach at his alma mater, taking I.U. to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016.

There are so many places to explore near the Grand Wayne Convention Center when you visit!
04/08/2022
10 Activities Under 10 Dollars in Fort Wayne

There are so many places to explore near the Grand Wayne Convention Center when you visit!

Explore Fort Wayne, Indiana for less with these fun-filled and wallet-friendly activities.

Here’s a story about a Midwestern city polishing its every facet to showcase the gem waiting to be discovered.
04/08/2022
Going Beyond Convention, Beyond Expectation in Downtown Fort Wayne, IN

Here’s a story about a Midwestern city polishing its every facet to showcase the gem waiting to be discovered.

At the heart of Fort Wayne’s flourishing core is Grand Wayne Convention Center (GWCC), an award-winning event venue with all of the features and solutions to simplify an event planner’s job without sacrificing quality or consistency.

We always enjoy hosting Crosswinds for their Jazzin' event here at the Grand Wayne Convention Center! They are working h...
03/31/2022

We always enjoy hosting Crosswinds for their Jazzin' event here at the Grand Wayne Convention Center! They are working hard to make mental health care more accessible.

The FAME Festival returned to the Grand Wayne Convention Center for the 35th anniversary of the festival!
03/31/2022
Celebrate student artists at Fort Wayne FAME Festival

The FAME Festival returned to the Grand Wayne Convention Center for the 35th anniversary of the festival!

Student artwork will be displayed, along with piano, vocal, dance and drama performances by students.

It felt like old times this weekend as we celebrated with all our friends at the Fort Wayne FAME Festival! Student perfo...
03/20/2022

It felt like old times this weekend as we celebrated with all our friends at the Fort Wayne FAME Festival! Student performances (piano, vocal, dance, and drama) and student art displays, along with workshops featuring guest musicians, dancers, and visual artists filled the Grand Wayne Convention Center! famearts.org

"Indiana’s second-largest city, population 260,000, is certainly a destination worthy of some cross-border weekend recon...
03/15/2022
Travel: Fort Wayne, Indiana, a weekend destination with vibrant downtown

"Indiana’s second-largest city, population 260,000, is certainly a destination worthy of some cross-border weekend reconnaissance."

Fort Wayne, Indiana, offers much for visitors, from touring historical sites to enjoying the amenities at the Bradley Hotel and nearby The Landing.

Thank you for joining us for the Fort Wayne Newspapers Bridal Extravaganza!
03/07/2022

Thank you for joining us for the Fort Wayne Newspapers Bridal Extravaganza!

Wow! What an incredible runway show at the Fort Wayne Newspapers Bridal Extravaganza. Thank you to all the lovely women ...
03/07/2022

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!

Looking for a unique event space? “The Gallery” offers an ideal setting with natural light and beautiful views. Located ...
03/07/2022

Looking for a unique event space? “The Gallery” offers an ideal setting with natural light and beautiful views. Located on the second level, The Gallery is easily accessible and remarkably versatile for smaller meetings, banquets, receptions, breakout sessions, and even weddings! Info: bit.ly/GW-gallery

Connectors allow guests at the Grand Wayne Convention Center to access the Civic Center Parking Garage, the Hilton (and ...
03/06/2022

Connectors allow guests at the Grand Wayne Convention Center to access the Civic Center Parking Garage, the Hilton (and Starbucks), the Conservatory, the Embassy, and Courtyard by Marriott (and Conner’s Kitchen + Bar) without having to go outside in the cold! Info: bit.ly/GWCCconnector

We were honored to host Mayor Henry for the State of the City address and work with his team for a successful online eve...
03/06/2022

We were honored to host Mayor Henry for the State of the City address and work with his team for a successful online event!

"Billions of dollars have gone into making the city what it is today, and the growth isn’t stopping any time soon."
03/06/2022
Fort Wayne is growing, a billion dollars a year

"Billions of dollars have gone into making the city what it is today, and the growth isn’t stopping any time soon."

Throughout the last 15 years, downtown Fort Wayne has seen tremendous amounts of growth. It has created a skyline that looks much different than the city did just a few decades ago. Billions of dol…

Sales Manager LeeAnn Solosky had the opportunity to chat with American figure skater star Scott Hamilton at a convention...
03/06/2022

Sales Manager LeeAnn Solosky had the opportunity to chat with American figure skater star Scott Hamilton at a convention meeting in Destin, Florida this week!

"Our Airbnb is very close to the Embassy Theatre and Grand Wayne Convention Center. It’s a great location for people tra...
03/06/2022
Airbnb tours: A 100-year-old urban loft getaway in Downtown Fort Wayne

"Our Airbnb is very close to the Embassy Theatre and Grand Wayne Convention Center. It’s a great location for people traveling to Fort Wayne for work." Check this out!

Tour an Airbnb at 1126 Fairfield Ave.—only steps away from all the action at Parkview Field, the Embassy Theatre, and more.

The 2022 Bridal Extravaganza returns to the Grand Wayne Convention Center on February 20!Join us: bit.ly/Bridal2022
02/11/2022

The 2022 Bridal Extravaganza returns to the Grand Wayne Convention Center on February 20!

Join us: bit.ly/Bridal2022

The Vera Bradley-inspired boutique hotel is full of familiar prints from the fashion brand and contemporary pieces from ...
02/11/2022
This Vera Bradley-Inspired Boutique Hotel in Fort Wayne is Stunning

The Vera Bradley-inspired boutique hotel is full of familiar prints from the fashion brand and contemporary pieces from local artists.

The Vera Bradley boutique hotel is full of familiar prints from the fashion brand, as well as contemporary pieces from local artists.

Have a FREE copy of the Visit Fort Wayne Visitors Guide mailed directly to you: bit.ly/3HOZoqI
02/11/2022

Have a FREE copy of the Visit Fort Wayne Visitors Guide mailed directly to you: bit.ly/3HOZoqI

We never get tired of this view! grandwayne.com
02/10/2022

We never get tired of this view! grandwayne.com

Address

120 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
46802

General information

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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(260) 426-4100

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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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