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Lakeside Rose Gardens

If you've always dreamt of an outdoor wedding in a beautiful setting of roses, the Lakeside Rose Garden at Lakeside Park is the ideal location for you!  The Rose Garden can be reserved in two-hour increments beginning as early at 8 am (Saturday/Sunday) and at 2 pm (Monday-Friday) and up to one year in advance and cost $50.  Call 427-6000 to make reservations or you may make reservations on-line

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Bridal Glen-Foster Park

The Bridal Glen, located in Foster Park, is the choice of many brides, with it's arches, trellises and gazebo all nestled among the colorful floral displays in Foster Garden.  The Bridal Glen may be reserved in two-hour increments beginning as early at 8 am (Saturday/Sunday) and at 2 pm (Monday-Friday) and up to one year in advance and cost $50.  Call 427-6000 to make your reservation or you may make your reservation on-line.

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Botanical Conservatory

The Botanical Conservatory, located in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne at 1100 S. Calhoun St. is a popular site for wedding receptions, dances and other festivities as well as business meetings, conferences and seminars.  The Friday/Saturday full facility rental includes three gardens, the Magnolia Room, the Orchid Room and a spacious lobby.  Smaller space rentals are also available at off peak hours.  Call 427-6444 for reservation information.


Community Center

The Community Center at 233 W Main Street offers flexible space for receptions, reunions, meetings, performances, dances, office parties, seminars and more.  The Center is audio-visually equipped.  Alcohol is permitted at the Center and there are no restrictions on catering.  Call Billy at 427-6463 for details and the full range of options.


Wells Street Bridge

If you are looking for a unique location for your Wedding or special event, consider the Wells Street Bridge. The bridge is available for rental in a 2 hour block time period for $50.  Please note, the Wells Street Bridge will be closed from July 1, 2017-2018.  The capacity is 125. For more information, contact Daryn at 427-6003.In addition, you may want to check out the Special Use Policy for information on alcohol requirements. 

Wells Street Bridge Special Event Application


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Headwaters Park

The pavilions at Headwaters Park are available for public rental and makes a wonderful setting for weddings, receptions, company picnics and family reunions.  For more information or to book Headwaters Park for your special event, please contact Geoff Paddock at 425-5745.



The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department rents Pavilions for your Wedding and/or Reception.  For information on Pavilions check out the
Pavilion page.


Salomon Barn

The Salomon Barn, originally built in the late 1800's, is newly renovated structure featuring a large seating area for up to 170 persons and a separate room for the catering operation.  A separate but adjacent building houses the restrooms.  The Old Barn may be reserved from Mid-May-Mid October.  Check out the web page for pricing and other details. For more information or to reserve the Old Barn for your event, please call 260.427.6000.

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McMillen Park Community Center

The McMillen Park Community Center is the perfect place for your reunion, party,  basketball tournament, conference, meeting, wedding reception or other event. We have a variety of room  sizes  depending  on  the  needs  of  your group. Please contact McMillen Staff at 260.427.2420 for additional information or to tour the facility.


Jennings Center

The Jennings Recreation Center, located at 1330 McCulloch Street, is available for your next banquet, wedding, business meeting, conference, pizza party, birthday party or other gathering.  The Center offers a full-service kitchen facility, a video big screen TV, video games, game tables, a dance floor and DJ upon request.  The Center can accommodate over 500 people.  Rental hours are 9 am-11 pm daily. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 10:30 am-6 pm.  Call 427-6700 for reservation information..


Weisser Center

The Weisser Park Recreation Center, located in Weisser Park, is available for weekend rentals for birthday parties, dinners, receptions, recitals and other special functions.  Contact the Center at 427-6780 for more details and scheduling availability.


Cooper Center

The Cooper Community Center, located in Reservoir Park, is available for weekend rentals for birthday parties, dinners, receptions, recitals and other special functions. Contact the Center at 427-6728 for more details and scheduling availability.

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