Event Hosting

Wedding receptions are always a big to-do and everything must be implemented perfectly when it comes down to Zero hour and everything has to go on stage. Weddings and Wedding Receptions are the most frequently hosted events at Yolo Event Center. Not only do we cater to our Brides and Grooms, but we provide them with in person consultation throughout the process of hiring, planning & hosting the event, and eventually having cleaning up after the event. We do it all for you!
Your class reunions should have all the elements of a party that you want to be able to enjoy when you are getting together in the Fort Wayne area with compatriots you may not have seen in years, and in a town that you may have forgotten a lot about while you have been away. We will provide you with the hall in which to host your event, the food that you will have to snack on or eat for dinner, the alcohol that will give it that celebratory feel, and since you are all bound to be legal at this point, there is no need to worry about past exploits and the questionable nature of your old parties back in school.
Business owners and larger corporations often feel comfortable contracting YOLO to host their business events knowing our sterling reputation when it comes to our dedication to their satisfaction. Our event hosts have had years of experience working with white collar executives and can help you plan and implement a program that is oriented towards your exact desires. Whether you are hosting a business retreat and need a place to feed your guests, or if you are having a large conference and need somewhere sophisticated and appropriate to conduct your business and impress your potential partners, we will be able to meet the needs of the occasion.
We have a sophisticated reception hall that is ideally suited to host anniversaries for your Anniversary, your parents or grandparents. Celebrate and live for the Moment. Our clients feel comfortable sharing the families’ experiences with us as we have a full staff of caterers and event hosts at your beck and call during the event. Our team of creative event planners will help you put together an event that will satisfy everyone attending your anniversary, from the guests of honor to the youngest relation if need be.
Yolo Event Center is ideally placed to be the host for any awards ceremonies that our clients want, whether it is a business function, a school athletic event, or any other ceremony honoring the accomplishments of others. Our hosting staff will provide a unique environment set up in the manner that you desire, to lavish those deserving individuals with the acclaim that that they are being presented with on these occasions. We can host banquet functions with a hosting staff that will clear tables and set up a podium and stage for you in advance so everything is absolutely in place for your award event’s smooth functioning. You will be able to have a smooth transition from dinner to awarding certificates and trophies, and none the wiser about the effort required to make it happen.
Holiday Parties are special times for everyone, and there are some who want to be able to put on special events for those who might not otherwise be able to enjoy them. We have put on hosting for many different organizations that help those who are underprivileged and do not have the family or ability to have the special time during the holidays that they would like to have. We have worked with the Boys and Girls Club to ensure that they do feel some attention during a time when they might otherwise not be able to receive that attention.

Yolo Event Center is conveniently located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and just off of I-69, Exit 311B, Just Behind Evans Toyota.


Contact us

Planning an Event?

Contact Yolo Event Center Today for your next party or celebration.

Reception Hall and Event Hosting Center

It’s obvious from the moment you step inside YOLO Event Center (shorthand for “You Only Live Once”) that this is not your typical reception hall. According to the venue’s owner and general manager, that was exactly what Kristen Smith and her team had in mind when they designed the Yolo banquet facility.

“Everything – from the interior design to the 60-inch flat screen LCD televisions to the LED lights and waterfall – works together to create the kind of venue that is more along the lines of what you’d find in Chicago or another urban setting.”

The walls of the large banquet room – it can easily fit up to 300 guests at a time – are a metallic gray liberally decorated with original artwork. The chandeliers and other lighting fixtures are modern and streamlined to give the space a sophisticated feel. State-of-the-art technology that includes not only LCD and LED capabilities but also WIFI access and a built-in DJ booth, allows for the room to transition quickly and easily from a wedding reception to an acoustic concert or a business function.

“We set out specifically to create a venue that could hold a wide variety of events, and that’s one of the things that makes us unique.” Another feature that undeniably sets YOLO Event Center apart from its field is the waterfall that flows behind a wall of lit glass. The sound of cascading water can add ambiance to any event, but there is a surprise element to this feature: The glass is fitted with more than 72 different colors of lights, meaning brides-to-be, or even selective executives, are free to choose what they want their waterfall to look like. “It’s peaceful, it’s tranquil and we can match just about any color you can think of.”

The staff at YOLO Event Center, which includes wedding planner and professional photographer Kristin Smith, are more than happy to cater to the individual needs of their clients. We also happen to own one of the best restaurants in town, Trolley Steaks and Seafood, so you will be sure to get the yummiest food too.

YOLO Event Center also has an onsite limousine service, Allure Limousine, making this venue much more than a great space for a party but a veritable one-stop shop for brides and grooms who want a stylish but affordable wedding with minimal hassle. “If you come here it means you don’t have to outsource your wedding to a lot of different people and providers.

We take the stress out of the planning process and make it fun, affordable and exciting.” YOLO Event Center adjoins Early Birds, one of the area’s newest nightclubs, meaning it’s a convenient spot for wedding ceremonies as well as receptions.

Following the ceremony, guests can be ushered into Early Birds’ many VIP rooms for cocktails while the staff transforms YOLO Event Center from a chapel setup to party central in a matter of minutes. “We very much believe that we can provide the kind of service and expertise you won’t get anywhere else. Life’s an event. Put it in our hands.”