Downtown Fort Wayne offers a connected, convenient, affordable meeting package that both planners and attendees love!
In recent years, Downtown Fort Wayne has seen an explosion of new restaurants, retail, attractions and housing.
From Riverfront Fort Wayne to the north to Parkview Field to the south, Downtown Fort Wayne is filled with memorable experiences your guests will enjoy! And located right in the heart of the action you will find the stunning Grand Wayne Convention Center. As Indiana's second largest convention center, the Grand Wayne Center features 225,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and is one of the most technology advanced centers in the Midwest.
With three attached hotels and 60 restaurants in walking distance, the Grand Wayne Convention Center offers attendees the ideal meeting destination.
5 Reasons Why to Meet in Downtown Fort Wayne
With three full-service hotels connected to the Grand Wayne Convention Center, offering over 630 rooms, meeting attendees can stay near the action at all times, not having to worry about travel and parking concerns. In addition to the convention center and two hotels, Parkview Field, Embassy Theatre, and Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory provide more than 30 extra meetings rooms.
Abundance of Sleeping Rooms
The Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Center, Courtyard Fort Wayne Downtown at Grand Wayne Convention Center, and the Hampton Inn & Suites offer a combined 630 comfortable and quality hotel rooms. All three hotels are connected to the convention center!
The Bradley, Fort Wayne's new signature hotel and first boutique hotel, is located just 3 blocks from the Grand Wayne Center. The Bradley offers 124 rooms including nine individually designed suites, as well as 3 meeting spaces and 2 restaurants in an atmosphere of modern design and Midwest charm.
After a long day of meetings, your group can enjoy more than 60 walkable bars and restaurants, attend a ballgame at Parkview Field (home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps), and visit dozens of attractions and museums, or stop by the Botanical Conservatory or Museum of Art.
You can also explore our three rivers at Promenade Park. Located just a few blocks north of the Grand Wayne Center, Promenade Park offers numerous places to relax, grab a bite to eat, or enjoy the rivers by kayak.
The Landing is a brand new, walkable block of dining and entertainment set in Fort Wayne's restored, oldest, historic neighborhood, offering an atmosphere where unique architectural design meets modern retail and amenities.
Fort Wayne is also home to the nation’s largest Genealogy Center, where you can research your family history (and get expert assistance!) for free.
And nightlife is easy to enjoy as well! From the historic Embassy Theatre, located just outside the doors of the Grand Wayne Center, to dozens of restaurants offering cocktails and late-night-bites, your attendees will enjoy relaxing in the evening.
Heart of Downtown
Downtown Fort Wayne's vibrant and upbeat atmosphere will keep meeting attendees positive during their stay.
Fort Wayne's vibrant and clean downtown is also safe, according to national rankings. InsuranceProviders.comranked Fort Wayne as the "5th Safest City in the United States," while Parenting Magazine tabbed our city the "6th Safest City in America."