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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Fright Night 2021, presented by Flagstar Bank and your Downtown Improvement District, returns to DTFW for another year o...
10/15/2021

Fright Night 2021, presented by Flagstar Bank and your Downtown Improvement District, returns to DTFW for another year of family-friendly festivities enjoyable for all ages. The event kicks off on Saturday, October 16.

Pick up your Fright Night Survival Map during regular business hours at any of the following locations: Downtown Improvement District, Visit Fort Wayne, Allen County Public Library, Embassy Theatre, and the Grand Wayne Convention Center.

Info: frightnightdowntown.com

Fright Night 2021, presented by Flagstar Bank and your Downtown Improvement District, returns to DTFW for another year of family-friendly festivities enjoyable for all ages. The event kicks off on Saturday, October 16.

Pick up your Fright Night Survival Map during regular business hours at any of the following locations: Downtown Improvement District, Visit Fort Wayne, Allen County Public Library, Embassy Theatre, and the Grand Wayne Convention Center.

Info: frightnightdowntown.com

10/14/2021
Visit Fort Wayne Announces Retirement Of President/CEO Dan O’Connell: bit.ly/DanVFWThank you, Dan, for your incredible d...
10/10/2021

Visit Fort Wayne Announces Retirement Of President/CEO Dan O’Connell: bit.ly/DanVFW

Thank you, Dan, for your incredible dedication to Fort Wayne over the years! We so appreciate you!

Visit Fort Wayne Announces Retirement Of President/CEO Dan O’Connell: bit.ly/DanVFW

Thank you, Dan, for your incredible dedication to Fort Wayne over the years! We so appreciate you!

We are thrilled to welcome Meagan Drabik to the team here at the Grand Wayne Convention Center as a Sales Manager. Meaga...
09/27/2021

We are thrilled to welcome Meagan Drabik to the team here at the Grand Wayne Convention Center as a Sales Manager. Meagan is a delight to be around and you are going to love connecting with her in the days ahead. Born in Texas, she has lived all over the country before settling down in Fort Wayne. “The Grand Wayne is just jaw dropping. I never would have expected to find something of this magnitude in a city this size. It is just beautiful. I love Fort Wayne. I used to live near Manhattan, and it felt too big for me. Being here feels like the perfect medium of a city and a place to call home. I have eaten at every single restaurant on The Landing and just love what is happening downtown.” Meagan is here to answer any questions you might have, or give you a tour of our beautiful facility!

Get to know our team: grandwayne.com/forms/contact

We are thrilled to welcome Meagan Drabik to the team here at the Grand Wayne Convention Center as a Sales Manager. Meagan is a delight to be around and you are going to love connecting with her in the days ahead. Born in Texas, she has lived all over the country before settling down in Fort Wayne. “The Grand Wayne is just jaw dropping. I never would have expected to find something of this magnitude in a city this size. It is just beautiful. I love Fort Wayne. I used to live near Manhattan, and it felt too big for me. Being here feels like the perfect medium of a city and a place to call home. I have eaten at every single restaurant on The Landing and just love what is happening downtown.” Meagan is here to answer any questions you might have, or give you a tour of our beautiful facility!

Get to know our team: grandwayne.com/forms/contact

"On an average year, the Grand Wayne hosts about 320 events, and one of the reasons you might not realize anything is ha...
09/22/2021
Hidden Downtown: 11 things you might not know about Downtown Fort Wayne

"On an average year, the Grand Wayne hosts about 320 events, and one of the reasons you might not realize anything is happening there is because you’re not invited, jokes Marcy McKinley. Instead, many events the Grand Wayne Convention Center hosts are corporate events, associations coming into town, hobby collection meetings, and faith-based meetings."

How well do you know Fort Wayne’s city center? We ask “insiders” to share 11 tips that might be off your radar.

Three full service hotels (Hilton, Courtyard by Marriott, and Hampton Inn & Suites) connect to Grand Wayne Convention Ce...
09/17/2021

Three full service hotels (Hilton, Courtyard by Marriott, and Hampton Inn & Suites) connect to Grand Wayne Convention Center, the historic Embassy theatre, the Conservatory, Parkview Field, and a host of dining, pub, and shopping options all in Downtown Fort Wayne!

Find out more: grandwayne.com/attendees

Three full service hotels (Hilton, Courtyard by Marriott, and Hampton Inn & Suites) connect to Grand Wayne Convention Center, the historic Embassy theatre, the Conservatory, Parkview Field, and a host of dining, pub, and shopping options all in Downtown Fort Wayne!

Find out more: grandwayne.com/attendees

With a full service, in-house kitchen and catering staff, we can easily serve up to 3,000 guests in a single banquet set...
09/17/2021

With a full service, in-house kitchen and catering staff, we can easily serve up to 3,000 guests in a single banquet setting. Plan your event with us! grandwayne.com

With a full service, in-house kitchen and catering staff, we can easily serve up to 3,000 guests in a single banquet setting. Plan your event with us! grandwayne.com

The Rivers Summit III September 16th event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at The Grand Wayne Convention Center. The Summit will...
09/16/2021
Rivers Summit III

The Rivers Summit III September 16th event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at The Grand Wayne Convention Center. The Summit will address federal and local commitments to water quality, partnerships that succeed, the state of Lake Erie and our local waters, and feature a panel discussion with leaders in water quality.

Leaders, innovators, elected officials, and community members will come together to discuss the state of our rivers, the fluid economics of good water, and how to turn challenges into opportunities. The Wednesday evening event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will take place at Promenade Park featuring an ev...

Dennis Costerison talks about his experience working with us at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Event planning is mad...
09/08/2021
Indiana Association of School Business Officials - Fort Wayne Indiana Meeting Testimonial

Dennis Costerison talks about his experience working with us at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Event planning is made easy with our team and community. Consider the Grand Wayne for your next big moment!

Dennis Costerison talks about his experience working with us at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Event planning is made easy with our team and community. C...

The Grand Wayne Convention Center is a facility designed to accommodate. With its capacity, comfort, capability, and cre...
09/08/2021

The Grand Wayne Convention Center is a facility designed to accommodate. With its capacity, comfort, capability, and creativity raising standards and expectations, our venues and staff have earned awards, accolades, and an 80% rebooking rate.

Check us out: bit.ly/38OsUx1

The Grand Wayne Convention Center is a facility designed to accommodate. With its capacity, comfort, capability, and creativity raising standards and expectations, our venues and staff have earned awards, accolades, and an 80% rebooking rate.

Check us out: bit.ly/38OsUx1

For a look behind the scenes and into the heart of The Bradley, 89.1 WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with its founder.Full st...
09/04/2021

For a look behind the scenes and into the heart of The Bradley, 89.1 WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with its founder.

Full story: bit.ly/3zPDZtt

For a look behind the scenes and into the heart of The Bradley, 89.1 WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with its founder.

Full story: bit.ly/3zPDZtt

Weddings are in full swing here at the Grand Wayne Convention Center! Whether you are a bride, a groom, or a wedding pla...
09/01/2021

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!

More info: grandwayne.com/services/weddings

We LOVE the new Humane Fort Wayne bench outside the Grand Wayne Convention Center! Tag your photos with #loveseatsFW!
09/01/2021

We LOVE the new Humane Fort Wayne bench outside the Grand Wayne Convention Center! Tag your photos with #loveseatsFW!

We LOVE the new Humane Fort Wayne bench outside the Grand Wayne Convention Center! Tag your photos with #loveseatsFW!

We are enjoying hosting the Indiana Water Environment Association for their 2021 Annual Conference!
08/26/2021

We are enjoying hosting the Indiana Water Environment Association for their 2021 Annual Conference!

Visit Fort Wayne is giving residents the opportunity to be a tourist in their own hometown by dropping admission fees at...
08/24/2021
Over a dozen Fort Wayne attractions waiving admission fees for ‘Be a Tourist’ day

Visit Fort Wayne is giving residents the opportunity to be a tourist in their own hometown by dropping admission fees at various city attractions.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Visit Fort Wayne is giving residents the opportunity to be a tourist in their own hometown by dropping admission fees at various city attractions. On Sunday, Sep. 12…

08/20/2021

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

Info: grandwayne.com/spaces/the-shaffer-room

Those fries! Those burgers! That homemade soft serve ice cream! Check out our neighbors at Burger Bar Fort Wayne! You wo...
08/20/2021

Those fries! Those burgers! That homemade soft serve ice cream! Check out our neighbors at Burger Bar Fort Wayne! You won't be disappointed.

Menu: burgerbarfortwayne.com

There is so much to enjoy within a short distance of the Grand Wayne Convention Center!
08/20/2021
Chicago Tribune Highlights Fort Wayne, Indiana

There is so much to enjoy within a short distance of the Grand Wayne Convention Center!

Fort Wayne once again is highlighted for our city’s creativity in a recent Chicago Tribune article by Joanne Cleaver.

We believe great food and beverages can transform any event from average to amazing. From breakfast buffets to gourmet d...
08/20/2021
Venue Rental with Event Catering | Grand Wayne Convention Center

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!

As you're looking for venue rental options in Fort Wayne, Indiana, choose an event center with in-house event catering for your corporate or private event.

If you are visiting the Grand Wayne Convention Center, check out this great list of things to do from our friends at Vis...
07/31/2021
16 Local Favorites in Fort Wayne

If you are visiting the Grand Wayne Convention Center, check out this great list of things to do from our friends at Visit Fort Wayne!

Discover the #1 Thing to Do in Fort Wayne, Indiana this Summer! We asked our followers, and these are the 16 best things to do on your next visit.

Representatives of Allen County presented the current status and direction of the All-In Allen comprehensive planning pr...
07/29/2021
Allen County Offers Comprehensive Plan Themes To Public

Representatives of Allen County presented the current status and direction of the All-In Allen comprehensive planning project at the Grand Wayne Convention Center!

Representatives of Allen County presented the current status and direction of the All-In Allen comprehensive planning project at the Grand Wayne Center

We hosted Allen County and the City of Fort Wayne as they unveiled the draft vision for the All In Allen Comprehensive P...
07/29/2021

We hosted Allen County and the City of Fort Wayne as they unveiled the draft vision for the All In Allen Comprehensive Plan during a community open house event. Local citizens offered input and shared ideas on the vision, goals, and strategies for the community. This was a great evening, and we loved seeing so many of you engaged in the future of Fort Wayne!

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!

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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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