Retirement Parties, Showers & Other Special Events

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Retirement or birthday party? Bridal or baby shower?  Family or class reunion?  Whatever you are celebrating, or how you want to celebrate it, big or small we do it all! Exceptional events happen here because the Porter County Expo Center has over 30 years of experience in planning thousands of events. Our experienced and professional event staff will be with you every step of the way.

The first step in planning your celebration is to select the Porter County Expo Center facility that will best suit your needs and budget. We are unique in northwest Indiana because we can offer you nine different venues, from formal to casual to indoor/outdoor, based on the number of guests you are planning for. Within each venue, you can choose from a menu of options to customize your festivity without breaking the bank. Scroll down this page to review our venues.

Retirement, Shower & Special Events: Up To 100 Guests Icon

Expo Banquet Room Two is perfect for the smaller and more intimate type of celebrations. It can accommodate up to 100 seated guests without a dance floor, and up to 80 with a small dance floor. This space is 1,728 square feet (27' x 64'), carpeted and air conditioned.

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Retirement, Shower & Special Events: Up To 200 Guests Icon

Expo Banquet Room One is larger, but still retains the atmosphere for the more intimate celebrations. It can accommodate up to 200 seated guests without a dance floor, and up to 150 with a dance floor. This space is 3,264 square feet (51' x 64'), carpeted and air conditioned.

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Retirement, Shower & Special Events: Up To 200 Guests Icon

If you are looking to plan a unique celebration, then the Buggy Wheel Pavilion was made just for you! The sides of the building open for easy access, making it perfect for an indoor/outdoor event. It can accommodate up to 200 seated guests indoors without a dance area, and 150 with a dance area. It even includes a built in stage for your band. This space is 5,632 square feet (64' x 88') with a concrete floor. The Buggy Wheel Pavilion is NOT heated or air conditioned and is only available from spring to fall. It does not include a prep kitchen for caterers, but is only one of two facilities that does not require you to use one of our approved caterers.

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Retirement, Shower & Special Events: Up To 300 Guests Icon

By combining Expo Banquet Rooms One and Two, we can provide space for a larger celebration without it feeling cavernous. It can accommodate up to 300 seated guests without a dance floor, and up to 250 with a dance floor. This space is 4,992 square feet (78' x 64'), carpeted and air conditioned.

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Retirement, Shower & Special Events: Up To 350 Guests Icon

The Expo East building is perfect for a more casual and larger celebration. It can accommodate up to 350 seated guests without a dance area, and up to 300 with a dance area. This space is 9,328 square feet (106' x 88'), air conditioned with a concrete floor.

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Retirement, Shower & Special Events: Up To 350 Guests Icon

The 4H building is also a perfect choice for a more casual and larger celebration, and is more affordable than the Expo East. It can accommodate up to 350 seated guests without a dance area, and up to 300 with a dance area. This space is 8,150 square feet (63' x 144'), air conditioned with a concrete floor. It does not include a prep kitchen for caterers, but is only one of two of our venues that does not require you to use one of our approved caterers.

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Retirement, Shower & Special Events: Up To 600 Guests Icon

Expo Main Hall is the best choice for larger celebrations that still wish to retain a more formal atmosphere. It can accommodate up to 600 seated guests without a dance floor, and up to 500 with a dance floor. This space is 9,840 square feet (82' x 120'), carpeted and air conditioned.

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Retirement, Shower & Special Events: Up To 800 Guests Icon

When combining Expo Main Hall and Banquet Room One, an even larger celebration is possible with a formal atmosphere. It can accommodate up to 800 seated guests without a dance floor, and up to 650 with a dance floor. This space is 13,104 square feet, carpeted and air conditioned.

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Retirement, Shower & Special Events: Up To 900 Guests Icon

We like to call our Expo Building the 'go big or go home' option for celebrations. By combining our Expo Banquet Rooms One and Two with our Expo Main Hall, it can accommodate up to 900 seated guests without a dance floor, and up to 750 with a dance floor. This space is a whopping 14,832 square feet, carpeted and air conditioned...and surprisingly affordable.

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Ready to begin event planning for your celebration? Click on the RFP button to complete and electronically submit a request for proposal.

Submitting a Request For Proposal does not guarantee date availability or costs. It is simply a tool we use to start your event planning. Dates and facilities are only guaranteed when a contract is executed and any necessary deposits are paid. 7% Indiana sales tax is added to all invoices. Prices are subject to change.