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Grand Wayne Convention Center

  • Address: 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Phone: (260) 426-4100
  • Fax: (260) 420-9080
  • Email: E-mail
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Meeting Facilities

Located in the heart of the downtown Fort Wayne, the Grand Wayne Convention Center welcomes hundreds of state, regional and national meetings, conventions, conferences and trade shows each year. The Grand Wayne Center is the second largest convention center in Indiana, boosts over 225,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, and is adjoined to two full-service hotels, making it a premier Midwest meetings destination.



  • 225,000 sq. feet of meeting space
  • 4 exhibition halls
  • 8 breakout rooms
  • Attached parking by skywalk
  • Beautiful glass enclosed pre-function meeting area
  • Dedicated and award winning staff
  • Free all-access Wi-Fi
  • Easy-access loading docks



  • ISAE Supplier Star Service Award Individual Supplier of the Year
  • Lt. Governors Hoosier Hospitality Award



  • “The most professional, state-of-the-art facility in the state of Indiana.” -Gary M. Bolinger, CAE, President and CEO, Indiana CPA Society “The Grand Wayne Center meeting rooms, including the board room were exactly as advertised and very clean!” -Alec Cawlfield, Non-Commission Officer Academy Graduate Association
  • “The Grand Wayne Center is an excellent facility. Very professional and knowledgeable—they know their business and make a meeting planner's work easy. ” -Dennis Costerison Indiana Association of School Business Officials


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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Exhibits Space
  • Total Sq. Ft. 12000
  • Number of Rooms 18
Convention Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 48480
  • Width: 179
  • Length: 270
  • Height: 30
  • Booth Capacity: 264
  • Theater Capacity: 4000
  • Classroom Capacity: 2880
  • Banquet Capacity: 3080
1/3 Convention Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 16000
  • Width: 179
  • Length: 89
  • Height: 30
  • Booth Capacity: 85
  • Theater Capacity: 1344
  • Classroom Capacity: 900
  • Banquet Capacity: 980
1/2 Convention Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 24359
  • Width: 179
  • Length: 135
  • Height: 30
  • Booth Capacity: 120
  • Theater Capacity: 2184
  • Classroom Capacity: 1440
  • Banquet Capacity: 1500
2/3 Convention Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 32300
  • Width: 179
  • Length: 180
  • Height: 30
  • Booth Capacity: 175
  • Theater Capacity: 2688
  • Classroom Capacity: 1980
  • Banquet Capacity: 1960
  • Ghostly Gala

    Grand Wayne Convention Center

    October 21, 2017

    2017-10-21 18:00:00 2017-10-21 20:00:00 Ghostly Gala <p>A not-too-scary, family-friendly party for the little ones! (8 years and under) Show off your costume on the big stage, enjoy a Halloween movie and get the wiggles out on the dance floor with DJ La-La. Enjoy $1.00 treats from the Hilton Hotel. New this year, T.A.G. Art face painting and “Nightmare” photo op memories.</p> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • FantastiCon S5-E15

    Grand Wayne Convention Center

    October 29, 2017 - October 29, 2017 (Select Dates)

    2017-10-29 10:00:00 2017-10-29 10:00:00 FantastiCon S5-E15 <p>Comic book, anime, sci-fi, pop-culture and cartoon fans rejoice &#8211; FantastiCon is coming back to Fort Wayne with FantastiCon S5-E15, another installment of incredible guests, collectables, panels and more. Catering to true comic book and pop culture collectors, FantastiCon will bring together more than 100 dealers and artists from genres including sci-fi, superheroes, horror movies, anime and cartoons. There will be cosplay contests, Q&amp;A sessions, and “nerd” trivia. Comic books, action figures, vintage toys, art, and other memorabilia and collectibles will be available for sale.<br /> <br />Fitting for Halloween weekend, the Cosplay contests will include a kid’s contest (15 and under) on Saturday and adult contest (16 and over) on Sunday, with a $500 cash prize to the winner of the adult contest.<br /><br /> A roster of special guests will be attending, including: <br />• World famous makeup artist Daniel Phillips whose production credits include: The Hobbit Trilogy and Oz The Great and Powerful (to name a few) will lead a special effects demonstration;<br />• Actor John Armijo, known as “America’s Movie Cop” for his particular roles that revolve around military, police, and thug characters. Starring in movies such as Terminator: GENISYS, Jurassic World, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Logan;<br />• Comic book artist Keith Pollard, who has done work for both DC and Marvel, is best known for his work on Fantastic Four, Thor, and The Amazing Spider-Man from the 1970’s to early 80’s;<br />• Walking Dead duo Theshay West and Moses Mosely, who star as Michonne’s Pet Walkers on the show, each with extensive backgrounds in the entertainment industry;<br /><br />As well as artist Arvell Jones (Marvel Comics, DC Comics); stunt actor Gregory French (The Walking Dead); Craig Boldman (Archie Comics, DC Comics); Greg Land (Sky Comics, DC Comics, Marvel); Matthew Atchley (Celebrity artist best known for his detailed drawing and illustrations for The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, The Flash, and more); and artist Andrew Harmon (IDW Publishing, Alpha Dog Studios)<br /><br />Also in attendance will be Northern Darkness Garrison (charitable organization that promotes interest in Star Wars and gives back to their community), cosplay fanatic Lisa Anderson-Kleckner (known for making costumes out of anything laying around her house), and the world’s first fan-built replica of Optimus Prime from the Transformers movies.<br /><br />WHEN: Saturday, October 28th 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.<br /> Sunday, October 29th 10:00 a.m. &#8211; 5:00 p.m.</p> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Smart Girls/Brilliant Women Luncheon

    Grand Wayne Convention Center

    Recurring on the 1st Thursday of November

    2017-11-02 11:30:00 2017-10-29 10:00:00 Smart Girls/Brilliant Women Luncheon <p>Each year 300 girls at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne participate in a program called Smart Girls/Brilliant Women which focuses on educational and life skills. The Smart Girl of the Year is honored at the event. Donations support the Smart Girls program.</p> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • FAME Festival-Fort Wayne

    Grand Wayne Convention Center

    March 17, 2018 - March 18, 2018

    2018-03-17 2018-03-18 FAME Festival-Fort Wayne <p><span>FAME’s 31st year of presenting an opportunity for students to create, exhibit, and perform works of art.</span><span style="font-size: 11pt;">The FAME Festival of the Arts is an annual celebration that coincides with Youth Art &amp; Music in Our Schools Month. </span></p> <p>Student performances (piano, vocal, dance, and drama) and student art displays, along with workshops featuring guest musicians, dancers, and visual artists, will all be a part of the Fort Wayne FAME Festival.<span style="font-size: 11pt;">on in most of the activities is free of charge.</span></p> <h3>Art Projects</h3> <p>Student artwork will be on display in the main exhibit hall of the Grand Wayne Center. Art boards and sculpture garden tables are arranged by school.</p> <h3>Imaginarium</h3> <p>The popular Imaginarium make-it, take-it craft area, featuring theme related projects will be in the center of the main exhibit hall.</p> <h3>Scavenger Hunt</h3> <p>Extremely popular last year &#8211; so we will be “hunting” again.</p> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Healing Body and Spirit Psychic Expo

    Grand Wayne Convention Center

    August 4, 2018 - August 5, 2018

    2018-08-04 10:00:00 2018-08-05 10:00:00 Healing Body and Spirit Psychic Expo <p><strong>Healing Body and Spirit Psychic Expo</strong></p> <p><strong>August 4th - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm</strong></p> <p><strong>August 5th - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm</strong></p> <p>Experienced Psychic, Mediums &amp; Holistic Healers from across the US &amp; Canada. Tarot, rune, &amp; angel readers, aura photos, stones, crystals, pet communicators, body workers, crystal healers, spirit artists, numerology, aromatherapy, astrologists, palmistry, essential oils, holistic products, dream catchers, jewelry, mineral and more!</p> <p>Free Lectures and Door Prizes included with admission </p> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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