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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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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.

 

Amenities:

  • 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

 

Awards

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

 

Testimonials

  • “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
  • 2018-08-28 07:30:00 2018-08-28 17:00:00 Live Healthy Summit <p>Live Healthy Hoosiers is excited to announce The Live Healthy Summit, a day-long event on August 28th at the Grand Wayne Center. Learn how living an optimal lifestyle can promote health and prevent and reverse heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and more. <br /><br />National experts Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic of Wellness, Rip Esselstyn of the Engine 2 Diet, and Bill McAlpine of Learning Delivery Partners will talk on topics including nutrition, movement, and mindset. <br /><br />Price includes breakfast and lunch.</p> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • FantastiCon S6-E18

    Grand Wayne Convention Center

    September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018 (Select Dates)

    2018-09-22 10:00:00 2018-09-23 10:00:00 FantastiCon S6-E18 <p>Comic book, anime, sci-fi, pop-culture and cartoon fans rejoice &#8211; FantastiCon is coming back to Fort Wayne with FantastiCon S6-E18, 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 /><br /></p> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-06 18:00:00 2018-10-06 23:00:00 The Dinner Dance 2018 <div class="_2cuy _3dgx _2vxa"><span style="font-size: 13px;">Join us for the 30th Annual LGBTQ Dinner Dance at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Downtown Fort Wayne on October 6, 2018. All proceeds will go to support the Positive Resource Connection which works to improve the quality of life for men, women, and children with HIV and AIDS in the Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana area.</span></div> <div class="_2cuy _3dgx _2vxa"><span style="font-size: 13px;"> </span></div> <div class="_2cuy _3dgx _2vxa"><span style="font-size: 13px;">Official Schedule of Events:</span></div> <div class="_2cuy _3dgx _2vxa"><span style="font-size: 13px;">5:00 PM - VIP Reception includes butler passed hors d'oeuvres and open bar $125</span></div> <div class="_2cuy _3dgx _2vxa"><span style="font-size: 13px;">6:00 PM - Doors open for Dinner Dance ticket holders with cash bar $75 </span></div> <div class="_2cuy _3dgx _2vxa"><span style="font-size: 13px;">7:30 PM - Dinner </span></div> <div class="_2cuy _3dgx _2vxa"><span style="font-size: 13px;">8:00 PM - Doors open for Dance Only ticket holders $20 </span></div> <div class="_2cuy _3dgx _2vxa"><span style="font-size: 13px;">9:00 PM - DJs, Dancing &amp; Live Auction</span></div> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 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> <p>Brickworld on <a title="Facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/events/515287728832464/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a title="Twitter" href="https://twitter.com/brickworld" target="_blank">Twitter</a></p> <p>Through October 7th, <a href="https://www.visitfortwayne.com/offers/%242-off-brickworld-admission/607/" target="_blank">$2.00 Off Admission</a></p> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 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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  • FAME Festival

    Grand Wayne Convention Center

    March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2019-03-16 2019-03-17 FAME Festival <p><span>March 16-17, 2019</span><br /><span>Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / Sunday: Noon-5 p.m.</span></p> <p>The Fort Wayne FAME Festival hosts over 6,500 pieces of children's artwork and has over 2000 children performing in music, dance and drama. There is the FAMEous Imaginarium with over 15 make-and- take art projects. There will be visiting artists from Sub-Saharan Africa showing their talents in Batik and African drumming. The FAME Festival is fun for the whole family so stop out and enjoys the arts.</p> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-03-17 15:00:00 2019-03-17 16:00:00 FAME Celebration of Youth Concert <p>The FAME Celebration of Youth Concert features the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony and Youth Concert Orchestra, Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company, Fort Wayne Children's Choir and FAME. It is a true celebration of the youth in our community. Held at the Grand Wayne Center's Anthony Wayne Ballroom.</p> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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