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

If there’s one visual that will break an event planner’s heart, it’s a row of empty chairs. With all the effort and expense invested to create and host an event of any kind, Mr. Lackluster Attendance is the most unwelcomed guest of all.

Turning “How-Do” questions into “How-To” answers lingers in the back of every event planner’s mind . . . and with that, we happily share a few boiled-down tips from our 36 years of event facilitating — best practices that planners are using to incentivize their guests:

[1]  Simplify everything:


[2]  Offer incentives that work:


[3]  Promote, promote, promote:

We can’t guarantee all of these practices work for every organization but we have seen the proof that these extra efforts pay off. We have a motto at the core for every event hosted at Grand Wayne Convention Center — “Make Good Memories” — and we’re happy to help event planners attract attendees, both in-person and remotely.

We’re here to answer your questions and help you make good memories. Contact one of our Sales Managers and tell us what you have in mind.