When planning an event, we know you’re looking for great space and convenient amenities. But what many groups don’t realize is that a great event goes beyond just having a great space. At Grand Wayne Convention Center, we include the adjoining prefunction space in your rental agreement at no extra charge. With added room to breathe, things like registration, social hours, and buffets can be placed conveniently in or around your event room, creating a seamless, sensible arrangment for you, your event, and your guests with plenty of comfortable space to enjoy. 

Our Convention Hall and Anthony Wayne Ballroom guests most frequently utilize the additional space, but we have functional solutions for all groups and every room. We also work well with photographers, decorators, catering staff and community guests to make the most of the beautiful spaces we have to share.

Check out the following pictures for inspiration for your event! Call us to discuss creative ways to make the most of your event. 

Ease traffic within your event by letting it escape the four walls of your space and move into the prefunction spaces.


Incorporate the space into your overall theme, adding extra glamour to wow your guests.  


Displaying large, life-size items is simple with access through our eight Loading Docks


Don’t let your event be limited by four walls. We’re here to help you celebrate with the best use of all our spaces. 


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Fun Facts
  • The original convention center building was completed in 1985 and expanded in 2006 with a total overall construction cost of $26.7 million.

  • Wall-to-wall premium carpeting in every meeting room.

  • Individual room climate control keeps your guests comfortable.

  • 40,000 square feet of luxurious, streamlined maple paneling line the hallways.

  • With 80,000 square feet of rentable meeting space, your events can continue to grow.

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