My son and daughter-in-law chose the Masonic Temple/Freemason’s Hall ballroom for the location of their wedding reception this January 2013. It was built in 1930 and is very well-maintained building in downtown Fort Wayne. The building has a grand elegance and character about it with high ceilings, rounded pillars, wooden floors and many other fine details. It has its own parking lot which can accommodate about 40 cars on one side of the building and the YMCA parking lot on the other side of the building. There is even a parking lot across the street on the Wendy’s side that is city-owned and $2 for the night. They had the hall on Saturday night for 6 hours. They were given 5 + hours before the reception for set-up and another hour after for clean-up. Any licensed caterer is allowed to serve in the Freemason. My son and daughter-in-law chose to have Pizza Hut Pizza from West State and Casa’s salad from Casa’s North, Fazoli’s rolls and Hall’s Take the Cake. They purchased their flowers from Sam’s Club – which were gorgeous. Darren Sivley from Ivy Tech assisted with the buffet service. They hired Quattro Systems as their DJ service and Licensed Bar Services for their bar service. All were OUTSTANDING! Highly recommend each of these!Because the headcount for the event was over 150, they were required to have 2 guards . . . off-duty Fort Wayne police officers. The staff at the Freemason Hall will set the tables up according to your design. The total price for the hall and security was very reasonable for everything that is included. The staff is largely volunteer staff which may explain some issues in communication. Most did try to be very accommodating. They are generally available Wednesday thru Friday from 10 am to 5 pm for questions. You can stop in and see the place on Saturdays when they have a reception or other event and I am sure you will be impressed.Because there was no event the weekend before the reception, they even allowed us to set up on Thursday - a very nice perk. Overall they were extremely pleased with the historic and beautiful hall for their reception and would highly recommend it for any event.
My daughter was recently married and had her reception here at the hall. Working with the freemason’s turned out to be a wonderful experience. They had good ideas and helped in every way possible. The space is truly beautiful and has lots of historic charm which would accentuate any event held there. Knowing that the space would accommodate 50 people to 500 people put my mind at ease when the RSVP’s started to come in. I would recommend the hall to anyone due to the pleasant staff who continually went out of their way to make our event a success.