From intimate board meetings to expansive trade shows to full service banquets, we stand ready to make your next event a grand experience!
If you haven’t visited us lately, you’re in for a nice surprise. There’s more to see and do, and a short walk delivers you to sidewalk cafés, eateries, fine dining, nationally acclaimed museums and art galleries, a vibrant nightlife, live music, stage shows, botanical gardens, an internationally recognized library, and an extensive parks and trails network along Fort Wayne’s three rivers. It’s all part of a reimagined downtown where business, sports, and culture thrive.
“I received more comments from attending members about the friendly, courteous service given by the folks of Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne is a big little town with safe streets, good eats, and neat things to see and do. It is amazing how many people participated in making this show such a joyful experience.”
— Gibby Gibson, NFLCCStart Planning Your Next Event
In Fort Wayne, the "welcome" mat is always out and we always have a friendly "hello" waiting for every guest.
Grand Wayne Center Guest 2012 NFLCC Nationals
My 18th Nationals, and it doesn't get any better than this. The host, the hotel, and all who had a part did an outstanding job. Thanks to all involved—you did yourself proud!
Carol J. Costerison Indiana School Nutrition Association
It is alway a delight to work with the GWCC team. We had our most successful conference in years. We had an increase in attendees, and we had our largest exhibit display ever.
Dennis Costerison Indiana Association of School Business Officials
The Grand Wayne Center is an excellent facility. Very professional and knowledgeable—they know their business and make a meeting planner's work easy.
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Capable of serving more than 6,000 guests without sacrificing the quality of food.
Set the tone with our “intelligent” lighting capabilities, able to brighten (or darken) any event.
The original convention center building was completed in 1985; expanded in 2006 with a total overall construction cost of $26.7 million.
Luxurious 30,000 square feet of pre-function space with polished terrazzo floors.
With 225,000 square feet of space, it's easy to see what makes us Grand.
You have a vision—we’re ready to help you plan and run the whole thing from start to finish. Ready to go Grand?Let's get started