Q: Are animals and/or service animals allowed at the convention center? Fill 3 Created with Sketch.

A: Pets are prohibited with the exception of guide, signal, or service animals, or those authorized by the GWCC due to the nature of the event.

Q: Are ATMs available in the convention center? Fill 3 Created with Sketch.

A: Yes, the ATM is located on the first floor by the elevator. Additional ATMs are located in the attached Hilton Hotel and the Courtyard by Marriott.

Q: Are outside food and beverage allowed? Fill 3 Created with Sketch.

A: Items in bulk such as a case of water or a cooler with food and snacks is not allowed on property. Individual beverages and snacks are allowed. The Hilton Hotel is the exclusive caterer for the GWCC.

Q: Are there electronic cell phone charging stations at the convention center? Fill 3 Created with Sketch.

A: Charging stations for guest use are located at various locations in the pre-function corridor space of the convention center.

Q: Does the convention center provide wheelchair rental? Fill 3 Created with Sketch.

A: The GWCC has a limited number of wheelchairs available at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. These are located at our security desk. If additional wheelchairs are needed, you may contact:

James Medical Rental and Sales
7821 Coldwater Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 423-9571

Q: Is there a hotel attached to your property? Fill 3 Created with Sketch.

A: Yes! The convention center is attached to the Hilton Hotel and to the Courtyard by Marriott. For reservation information, visit their websites at the following links:

Hilton Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott

Q: Is there a lost-and-found? Fill 3 Created with Sketch.

A: Yes, there is a lost-and-found. A host or security officer will help you with the appropriate forms.

Q: What attractions are there in Fort Wayne? Fill 3 Created with Sketch.

A: There’s plenty to see and do here and almost everything is within a short walk of the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Museums, art galleries, nightlife, a vibrant music scene, traveling Broadway shows, botanical gardens, a nationally acclaimed library, a 30-acre downtown park, jogging trails along the rivers—it’s all part of a rejuvenated downtown district, including the new baseball stadium, Parkview Field. Click the link below to see a list of local attractions:

Visit Downtown Fort Wayne

Q: What dining options are available near the convention center? Fill 3 Created with Sketch.

A: Several sidewalk cafés and unique eateries are within walking distance of the convention center with an exciting number of new restaurants opening each day. Visit the link below to see a list of the local restaurants:

Browse restaurants on Visit Fort Wayne

Q: What parking is available at the convention center? Fill 3 Created with Sketch.

A: Parking for events at the convention center is available across from the Hilton Hotel on Calhoun Street and Jefferson Boulevard. Level 3 of the parking garage connects by skywalk to the Hilton Hotel and Level 2 of the Grand Wayne Center. More detailed instructions and information regarding additional parking can be found below:

Downtown Fort Wayne Parking

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Fun Facts
  • We're here to help you find the perfect fit with one (or more!) of our 18 meeting rooms.

  • 42” plasma screen kiosks located throughout the convention center keep your guests informed.

  • Greet guess with abundant natural light shining in from 1,830 exterior windows.

  • Our $40 million expansion project means we're even better equipped to host your events!

  • Wow your guests with the high-definition, theater-quality sound system, available throughout the entire venue.

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