Beyond convention.

The Grand Wayne Convention Center is among the Midwest's most beautifully appointed, professionally staffed event facilities, hosting more than 315 events each year. Among the conventions, conferences, trade shows, meetings, and special events, the Center has earned an enviable 80% rebooking rate.

What's more, the Grand Wayne offers:

  • One day's easy drive for nearly one third of the U.S. population due to Fort Wayne's location at the "crossroads of America."
  • 225,000 square feet of luxuriously designed, climate-controlled gathering spaces
  • A 50,000 square-foot exhibit hall, 18 meeting rooms, and intuitive floorplans
  • Two full-service luxury hotels with garage parking and skywalk connectivity
  • A full-service 12,000 square foot kitchen, professional chef, and gourmet food and beverages
  • Catering for up to 3,100; theatre seating for 4,000; and classroom style setup for 2,900
  • 30,000 square feet of polished terrazzo pre-function/reception corridors
  • Ultimate high-performance WiFi capable of handling 5,000 users simultaneously
  • Abundant natural light and comfortable seating
  • 122 restrooms (no waiting!)
  • 30 years' experience with a gorgeous, multi-million dollar expansion in 2006


Beyond expectation.

Details make the difference. The award-winning Grand Wayne Convention Center offers more amenities than most facilities and a unique brand of hospitality that is the core of our reputation for creative, customized events, including:

  • In-house sales team, event managers, event hosts, and guest experience manager
  • In-house professional AV technicians
  • In-house, non-union engineering and room set crews
  • Innovative meeting options, such as the new CONVERG classroom collaboration suite
  • Advanced technology options in every room (lighting, sound, presentation, special effects, and climate)
  • Easy access loading zones and drayage
  • Walking access to more than 35 restaurants and pubs, along with multiple arts and entertainment venues
  • Bike Sharing access, taxi and shuttle services
  • Direct connection with the adjacent Botanical Gardens, Historic Embassy Theatre, Parkview Field, and extensive Allen County Public Library
  • Easy accessibility by air (FWA) within minutes or front-door road travel
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Fun Facts
  • With an 85% increase in Ladies facilities, our 122 restroom stalls mean significantly reduced waiting time!

  • Experience 155 miles of electrical cable powering your event.

  • Enrich your event with a venue featuring 27 pieces of art.

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

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

Plan Your Next Event

You have a vision—we’re ready to help you plan and run the whole thing from start to finish. Ready to go Grand?

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