If you haven’t visited us lately, you’re in for a nice surprise. There’s more to see and do, and a short walk delivers you to sidewalk cafés, eateries, fine dining, nationally acclaimed museums and art galleries, a vibrant nightlife, live music, stage shows, botanical gardens, an internationally recognized library, and an extensive parks and trails network along Fort Wayne’s three rivers. It’s all part of a reimagined downtown where business, sports, and culture thrive.
“I received more comments from attending members about the friendly, courteous service given by the folks of Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne is a big little town with safe streets, good eats, and neat things to see and do. It is amazing how many people participated in making this show such a joyful experience.”
— Gibby Gibson, NFLCC
In Fort Wayne, the "welcome" mat is always out and we always have a friendly "hello" waiting for every guest.
From intimate board meetings to expansive trade shows to full service banquets, we stand ready to make your next event a grand experience!
Grand Wayne Center Guest 2012 NFLCC Nationals
My 18th Nationals, and it doesn't get any better than this. The host, the hotel, and all who had a part did an outstanding job. Thanks to all involved—you did yourself proud!
Randy Rusk Do It Best Corporation
By far the smoothest process. I know my event is in good hands.
Tina Gasnarez Bishop Luers High School
This is my fourth year working with GWCC, and I am always impressed with everyone's desire to make our group feel welcome. All I have to do is ask for something and my needs are addressed right away. Great customer service!
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Power your event with 12,000 outlets throughout the convention center.
The original convention center building was completed in 1985; expanded in 2006 with a total overall construction cost of $26.7 million.
Your event without the buffering: GWCC features 20,000 feet of data cable, keeping your presentations running smoothly.
Hear the difference that comes with the only digital sound system in a meeting venue in the Midwest.
Individual room climate control keeps your guests comfortable.
You have a vision—we’re ready to help you plan and run the whole thing from start to finish. Ready to go Grand?Let's get started