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Planning your event is easier here.

What You'll Love About Grand Wayne

We're setting a higher standard for event planning. By streamlining the processes and providing full support, event planners and their guests are able to relax and enjoy their experience.

Intuitive Floor Plans

By design, our facility's architecture promotes logistically logical events, saving time and steps as guests navigate sessions, breakout groups, and activities.

Fully Appointed Spaces

All event rooms, including the 50,000 sf Convention Hall, are carpeted, acoustically balanced, individually climate controlled, and fully AV-equipped for easier planning and greater comfort.

Comprehensive Equipment Lists

Whatever your plans include, we're ready with full room set, technology, and catering provisions and an on-site professional staff to implement every detail.

In-House Service Teams

Our onsite staff of sales and event managers, AV technology and catering specialists, event hosts, and 24/7 housekeeping and room set teams are with you at every step and turn to ensure your event is a smooth process and successful event.

An Open Invitation

The welcome mat is always out in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, and GWCC guests are encouraged to explore the Fort, all within safe, walkable blocks of Grand Wayne Center and its accompanying hotels.

When our group arrived in Fort Wayne, it was overwhelmed by the welcome from the community. From the beginning, we were amazed with the unprecedented level of attention and customer service provided. The many ideas that were implemented, big and small, made our members feel valued and special. Grand Wayne Convention Center is a stunning work of architecture with easy access to hotels, restaurants, and entertainment. Our members were impressed with how clean, modern, entertaining and friendly Fort Wayne proved to be. The downtown is very walkable, and we loved the variety of restaurants. Many of our members expressed interest in returning to Fort Wayne!

D. Johnson Director of National SCRABBLE Association

Let's start planning your event

Every great event starts with the basics. Tell us about your group, event needs, and ideas you have in mind, and we'll help you craft a fantastic experience down to every detail.


Fort Wayne, Indiana: open doors, open arms, more to explore!

Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, offers guests a delightful diversion with a welcoming selection of local restaurants and pubs, coffee and dessert houses, boutique shops, entertainment options, notable historic features, an extensive collection of art installations, and relaxing riverfront escapes. There's always more to explore in the Fort!

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Inviting, intuitive spaces for planners and guests

One of GWCC's most notable features is the venue's comfortable floor plans. Strategically, planners can visualize the complete logistics of their events — schedules and schematics, proximities and plans for smoother transitions in both traffic flow and timing. We didn't just design a better facility, we designed better event planning!

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"Free" is a word we use here

We know event planners love a list of Free options, and we're here to provide. Unlike many venues, GWCC offers many physical and service amenities that help simplify an event planner's checklist and create a better overall experience for all.

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Get to know us: a planner's guide to great meetings

Our comprehensive sales kit offers an easy overview of all things GWCC and downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. Get to know our on-site spaces, services, amenities and hospitality — then explore beyond our doors for all the things your guests will enjoy.

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Our event managers are your secret weapon

 GWCC event managers are the centrifugal force behind every event we host. From simple board meetings to crowds of thousands, our event managers are your go-to resource to line up the logistics and map out every detail. Consider them your secret agents of success!

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You have questions? We have answers.

We've welcomed thousands of events through our doors and are happy to help planners and guests make the most of their experiences here. To help everyone get comfortable, we've assembled some of the most common questions and answers.