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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
  • PopCon Fort Wayne

    Grand Wayne Convention Center

    December 29, 2018 - December 30, 2018 (Select Dates)

    2018-12-29 2018-12-30 PopCon Fort Wayne <p>PopCon is a family-friendly, cosplay-friendly geek event that includes all genres of geekdom including but not limited to sci-fi, anime, comics, fantasy, internet, and gaming. Come join us for our events, panels, activities, and dozens of geeky vendors, artists, authors, podcasters and YouTubers!</p> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-12-31 20:00:00 2018-12-31 01:00:00 The New Years Eve 2019 GRAND GALA <p>Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the New Year's Eve 2019 GRAND GALA, downtown Fort Wayne, on Monday, December 31st 2018! Hosted by Whitney Wright and a Special Guest TBO! The event will begin at 8pm and last until 1am. The event will be held inside the Grand Wayne Convention Center, there is very limited space available, so purchase your ticket(s) today.<br /><br />The 2019 GRAND GALA is a Black Tie event that will feature New Years Eve party decorations throughout the Grand Wayne Convention Center Convention Hall C, a complementary hors d'oeuvres buffet, Midnight champagne top-shelf cash bar, live entertainment and dance music featured by DJ Rello! As well as a photographer snapping all of the special moments throughout the evening, as well as a live stream capturing all the moments! <br /><br />Individual tickets are $35/person or $60/couple and are available to purchase online in advance via our eventbrite link to secure your spot at the party or at the door upon arrival.<br /><br />In addition there will also be two types of LIMITED, VIP Champagne packages available! The Platinum Dom Perignon® Package ($600) features an exclusive table with a bottle of Dom Perignon and six tickets to the event! The Premium Tattinger Brut® Package ($400) features an exclusive table with a bottle of Tattinger Brut and five tickets to the event!<br /><br />Again, this is an EXCLUSIVE event, tickets and VIP packages will sell out fast! <br /><br />For your convenience, there are two parking garages, as well as two hotels within minutes of the venue for those traveling from out of town for the event!!<br /><br />This event is 21+ .</p> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-02-24 12:00:00 2019-02-24 16:00:00 2019 Bridal Extravaganza <p>Find everything you need to make your dream day perfect at the 12th 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 (a minimum value of $500) so be sure to get there early!<br /><br />Come early and enjoy our VIP Bridal Brunch sponsored by MutualBank. Get in on the fun, great food and drinks during the VIP Bridal Brunch from 10:30am-11:30am. Tickets are $35 and include brunch, mimosas, and early entry to the 2019 Bridal Extravaganza!</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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