In response to the ongoing situation around COVID-19, please read our statement here.


June 2021

Grand Wayne Convention Center (GWCC) continues to safely welcome event planners and their guests with health-centered methods that comply with the standards and guidlines of state and local health departments. We continue to embrace these health measures to ensure the cleanliness of our facilities for the health of our employees and visitors.

To that end, we have implemented an Event Precautions form for event organizers and promoters that grants them the authority to enforce precautionary measures within their rental space, including the wearing of face coverings, physical distancing, spacing, and grouping restrictions.

Here are a few of GWCC's key cleaning and sanitation protocols:

  • Sanitation stations for attendees at the entrances of rental spaces
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfection of rental space and high-touch surfaces
  • Face coverings and physical distancing maintained by staff, temporary labor, and visitors who are not fully vaccinated
  • Entry point displays and signs to remind all individuals to practice good health and safety habits
  • Touchless / automatic toilets, sinks and soap dispensers in all restrooms
  • Hands-free door options at exterior and interior entry and exit points
  • Advanced air filters and 24/7 air circulation during events
  • Modified food service policies and practices to promote guest and staff safety

Please read our full Health & Safety Statement or download the brochure. Take our Virtual Tour to see our facilities, services, and downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, accomodations.  

We continue to proactively work with event organizers in scheduling or rescheduling in-person, hybrid, and/or remote events.

Please call 260-426-4100 for more information and to book your event. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to Grand Wayne Convention Center and downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Grand Wayne Convention Center sales manager Missy Eppley takes us on a virtual tour of the event facility and its many amenities. This inside-look at what is one of the Midwest's premier event destinations offers insight and inspiration for event planners looking for a meeting, convention, or expo venue ideally located within one-day's drive of half the U.S. population — and loaded with features and hospitality, all in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Defining the Grand Wayne Convention Center involves more than recognizing its innate and consistent brand of hospitality—it's the combination of architectural features and services with the staff and their sensitivity toward making every event remarkable and beyond expectation. Click here to see a full list of our competitive advantages.

What you can expect:

AFFORDABILITY — Grand Wayne Convention Center and the greater Fort Wayne, Indiana, arena saves event planners nearly 15% across the board in expenses than other major U.S. cities., meaning event planners and their guests can do more here!

ACCESSIBILITY — As the Midwest's premier drive-to destination, we are located within 500 miles of half the U.S. population—meaning the Grand Wayne Convention Center is an ideally centralized location for events seeking convenience, comfort, and capability.

CAPACITY — Grand Wayne Convention Center spans two city blocks and offers 225,000 square feet of luxuriously appointed, carpeted, and climate-controlled convention and meeting space with intuitive traffic flow and easy loading bays. Within the Center, planners find a beautifully appointed, 50,000 square foot Convention and Expo Hall, 18 meeting rooms, and spacious pre-function and reception areas ready to create the perfect creative backdrop for any event. In-house event coordinators, technology specialists, event hosts, guest experience managers, and gourmet food and beverages make every event planner's job easier and more successful. Three full-service hotels with garage parking connect with Grand Wayne, welcoming guests with a comfortable, secure stay.

A WHOLE COMMUNITY — Grand Wayne Center is in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, with more than 60 restaurants, coffee houses and pubs within easy walking distance; more than 600 downtown guest rooms (5,000+ citywide);  delightful shopping experiences; and nationally acclaimed attractions including  Parkview Field, the historic Embassy Theatre, a lush botanical conservatory, the world's second largest genealogical center, an acclaimed zoo, museums, and an extensive parks and trails system.

Grand Wayne Convention Center is the Midwest’s premier, award-winning event facility and favorite destination for State, Regional, National, and International assemblies. We gladly salute and share in the successes of our event planning partners. Explore our look book to learn more.