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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 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, boasts 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. 225000
  • Reception Capacity 4500
  • 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
  • 2018 Bridal Extravaganza

    Grand Wayne Convention Center

    February 25, 2018

    2018-02-25 12:00:00 2018-02-25 16:00:00 2018 Bridal Extravaganza <p>Find everything you need to make your dream day perfect at the 11th annual Fort Wayne Newspapers Bridal Extravaganza! From your bouquet to your honeymoon, vendors will be on hand to help you design your ideal wedding. The first 300 registered brides are guaranteed to receive a Vera Bradley tote bag with the latest issue of Fort Wayne Magazine’s Weddings and a helpful Bridal Planner. Brides-to-be can register at the event for Dream Day Giveaways so be sure to get there early!<br /><br />Bridal Fashion Show by Sister’s Bridal Boutique<br /><br />Mother of the Bride Fashion Show by The Francis Shoppe<br /><br />NEW! Come early and enjoy our VIP Bridal Brunch sponsored by Mutual Bank. Get in on the fun, great food and drinks, and exclusive prizes only available during the VIP Bridal Brunch from 10:30am-11:30am. Tickets are $35 and include brunch, mimosas, and registration to win exclusive prizes and early entry to the 2018 Bridal Extravaganza!</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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  • Cinderella Dress Day

    Grand Wayne Convention Center

    March 24, 2018

    2018-03-24 09:00:00 2018-03-24 14:00:00 Cinderella Dress Day <p>Cinderella Dress Day is a half-day event that provides free prom dresses to local middle school and high school young ladies who attend our Young Women's Health and Education Fair. Since the event's inception 20 years ago, we have outfitted more than 3000+ girls for prom and homecoming while supplying them with knowledge on finance, healthy eating, exercise, and avoiding risky lifestyle behaviors.</p> <p>The FWMS Alliance is a charitable organization whose members are spouses of physicians in Fort Wayne, Indiana and the surrounding communities. The Alliance is a designated charitable organization under the 501(c)3 umbrella of the Fort Wayne Medical Foundation.</p> <p><br />https://www.facebook.com/1408457979402240/videos/1911527845761915/</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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  • Brickworld Fort Wayne 2018 – LEGO® Fan Exposition

    Grand Wayne Convention Center

    October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018 (Select Dates)

    2018-10-13 2018-10-14 Brickworld Fort Wayne 2018 &#8211; LEGO® Fan Exposition <p>Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10 am - 6 pm<br />Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10 am - 5 pm<br /><br />Brickworld is excited to be partnering with the Fort Wayne LEGO Users Group to bring their premiere LEGO display and exposition to Fort Wayne for the 8th consecutive year!<br /><br />Once again, on Saturday and Sunday of the event, the displayers will put their creations on display in 32,000 square feet of space for the public to enjoy at the Grand Wayne Convention Center.<br /><br />Bring the entire family for an afternoon of fun! See spectacular creations all built from LEGO bricks by local LEGO enthusiasts. Enjoy interactive activities, such as the LEGO and DUPLO play brick areas, fighting robots, seek and finds, etc. Buy your favorite LEGO sets, minifigures, and LEGO accessories from various vendors.<br /><br />Buy public day tickets online at or at the door.<br /><br />General Admission: $11<br />Military Member/First Responders: $8 (At the Door Only. Must Show ID)<br />Kids 3 &amp; Under: Free</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 2018-10-14 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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