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.
Bill Gafkjen Indiana-Kentucky Synod, ELCA
Grand Wayne Convention Center staff makes all the difference. They are professional, helpful, customer-focused, and supportive of the event's vision.
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.
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!
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Wow your guests with the high-definition, theater-quality sound system, available throughout the entire venue.
With 80,000 square feet of rentable meeting space, your events can continue to grow.
The original convention center building was completed in 1985; expanded in 2006 with a total overall construction cost of $26.7 million.
Hear the difference that comes with the only digital sound system in a meeting venue in the Midwest.
Create a great first impression when your guests are greeted with our $1.8 million-landscaped convention center.
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