Private Events

Combining the architecture of the original art deco theater with modern amenities and a unique cultural vibe, the Clyde is a world-class venue that is the perfect setting to rent for corporate gatherings, fundraisers, wedding receptions and other large events.

With our recent $9 million renovation, every detail has been thoughtfully considered to turn this historic facility into a Fort Wayne marvel. From a state-of-the-art sound system featuring 20 JBL VTX A12 Next Generation 12” Line Array Loudspeakers to multiple bar stations for guest convenience to a friendly staff available to assist with every aspect of your event, our goal is to make your event a truly memorable experience.

Here are a few more benefits of hosting your next large event at The Clyde:

  • Host up to 2,000 event guests in a standing room format (or up to 350 guests with seated round tables) in our 21,000 square foot main performance hall, 10,400 square foot lobby and 2nd-floor VIP Gallery
  • Enjoy flexible catering options facilitated by our team through any of our multiple preferred catering partners.
  • Greet your guests with a customized message on our digital marquee sign and give them a truly memorable entrance,
  • Rely on our state-of-the-art sound and lighting system and highly skilled tech crew to ensure your event sounds and looks amazing,
  • Save your event guests time and money with ample, free, on-site parking in our brightly lit, newly repaved parking lot.
  • Our “all-inclusive” flat-rate rental option takes the headaches out of managing multiple event details - from technical support to security and everything in between - we have you covered.
  • For technical and venue specification details of The Clyde, please review our Venue Specs.

    To learn more and discuss options for your large event, please complete our Rental Interest Form or contact our Administrative & Special Events Coordinator, Kat Bowser at

    We look forward to you experiencing the magic of The Clyde!

    Are you hosting an event and expecting less than 100 attendees? Then The Club Room at The Clyde is the perfect spot for you. It is an ideal space for smaller, more intimate events while still offering world-class service and amenities your guests will love. Whether you’re throwing a private party, a reception, or a small business event, The Club Room is the place to do it.