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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
  • Website: Visit Website
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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
  • 2018-10-19 18:00:00 2018-10-19 22:00:00 2018 Growl at the Moon <p>How much does it cost to save an animal’s life? You can get it for a song! Literally. The Allen County SPCA invites you to Growl at the Moon &#8211; your chance to be a star…or to entice someone else to shine! That’s right, it’s karaoke for a cause. Join your friends for an evening of ridiculously fun, first class karaoke sung by second class singers! You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. It will be better than Cats! (Well, we think nothing’s better than actual cats.)<br /><br />This casual and light-hearted fundraising event will feature multiple food buffets, live and silent auctions, as well as a DJ providing music for those wanting to sing their hearts out for the SPCA!<br /><br />To purchase tickets, visit our website, www.growlatthemoon.org</p> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 ARCH Haunted Tours - Fright Night <p>We've moved up the ticket sales date for our upcoming haunted tours. Starting September 26, 2018, you will be able to order tickets on-line or come to the ARCH office to purchase tickets in person. The tour line-up is:</p> <p><strong>OCTOBER 6</strong> - Downtown Walking Tours</p> <p>Tours leave from <a id="js_17o" class="profileLink" href="https://www.facebook.com/FortWayneIN/?fref=mentions&amp;__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAu-tQK_j5kpnPU6eOML3Y3MBldjl9anf6nIY9b0dJ1m8gG2Dsf7OpsHpMaRdVcJl8ic5VVgdK-_qm7-Ch8vsbJZk0fQ3PrrCvi3lGrt1rTGwgZ8MsHaysbv23ENoUZKwna4psNEEI69ZXugPEwjqP0ET6prIAShhzhgZ1zQni6vdLgR204ttA&amp;__tn__=K-R" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=155287054507451&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22fref%22%3A%22mentions%22%7D" data-hovercard-prefer-more-content-show="1">Visit Fort Wayne</a> on Harrison Street at 7pm. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 6 to 17, and children age 5 and under are free. Only 100 tickets will be available for this date.</p> <p><strong>OCTOBER 13</strong> - <a class="profileLink" href="https://www.facebook.com/WestCentralNeighborhood/?fref=mentions&amp;__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAu-tQK_j5kpnPU6eOML3Y3MBldjl9anf6nIY9b0dJ1m8gG2Dsf7OpsHpMaRdVcJl8ic5VVgdK-_qm7-Ch8vsbJZk0fQ3PrrCvi3lGrt1rTGwgZ8MsHaysbv23ENoUZKwna4psNEEI69ZXugPEwjqP0ET6prIAShhzhgZ1zQni6vdLgR204ttA&amp;__tn__=K-R" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=178945985492879&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22fref%22%3A%22mentions%22%7D" data-hovercard-prefer-more-content-show="1">West Central Neighborhood</a> Walking Tours</p> <p>Tours leave from Visit Fort Wayne on Harrison Street at 7pm. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 6 to 17, and children age 5 and under are free. Only 100 tickets will be available for this date.</p> <p><strong>OCTOBER 20</strong> - Fright Night Walking Tours and Bus Tours</p> <p>All Fright Night tours will meet in the lobby of the Grand Wayne Center. Look for the ARCH table.</p> <p>Walking tours are every hour on the hour from 6-10pm. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 6 to 17, and children age 5 and under are free. Only 100 tickets will be available for each walking tour.</p> <p>Bus tours are at 6, 8 and 10pm. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for kids. Only 52 tickets will be available for each bus tour.</p> <p>We look forward to sharing some of Fort Wayne's spookiest sites and stories with you!</p> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-20 18:00:00 2018-10-20 20:00:00 Magic, Music, and Wizardry! <p>Magic, Music and Wizardry is part of Fort Wayne's Downtown Fright Night, Saturday, October 20, 6pm-8pm. This family-friendly celebration of all things music and magic is a "hoot" for little Wizards 8 years and under. FREE at The Grand Wayne Convention Cente</p> 120 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-11-01 11:30:00 2018-11-01 13:00:00 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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  • 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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  • 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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