The Official Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas

Newly Renovated
John Knox
Texas Ranger Memorial
Banquet Center

Contact: Banquet Services

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A Banquet Hall and Museum on the Brazos River!

John Knox Texas Ranger Memorial Center is a premium 6,000 sq. ft. banquet facility at a competitive price. It is located just off Interstate-35 in a wooded park with beautiful views of Baylor's McLane Stadium and the Brazos River. It is a perfect setting for parties and business conferences, wedding receptions, monthly meetings, fund raisers, training sessions, dances . . . .

Knox Center is climate controlled, has a public address/sound system, elegant rest rooms, a staging kitchen for caterers and provisions for a band, bars and dancing. Round and rectangular tables and audio-visual equipment are available for rental. Free parking is available on site.

Knox Center
is situated on Waco's Riverwalk less than a mile from the Waco Convention Center, major hotels and restaurants. It accommodates up to 400 for dinner-style seating or dances and 600+ for theater-style (rows of chairs) seating. The adjoining Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum can be opened by special arrangement for evening events.

Please view photographs of Knox Center on line at PINTEREST or FACEBOOK by clicking below

Step #1-Check Dates

Click Here for Available Dates

"Busy" indicates a booked/reserved date
Dates are confirmed as booked when deposits and contracts are received.

Step #2 - Estimating Fees

Welcome to John Knox Texas Ranger Memorial Center

Room Fee
Monday - Thursday


One-day rental 8 am to 12 midnight

Room Fee
Friday - Sunday


One-day rental 8 am to 12 midnight

Deposits and Refunds

* Room and access fees are payable at the time of contract signing and constitute the deposit. Refunds may be requested until 30 days from the signing of the contract.

Special Arrangements - Early/Late access

Early Access Fee

$200/ hour

Access to hall prior to 8 am the day of the event.

Extra Day to Move in/out



1 day before or after event to move in or out (if available; may not be an event day)

Extra Day to Move in/out


1 day before or after event to move in or out (if available; may not be an event day)

Late Closing Fee
Extra Hour after Midnight to 1 am


Closure after 12 midnight; facility is locked by security promptly at 1 AM

Table & Chair Rental

Banquet Table

$5 each

8’ x 3’ rectangular – accommodates 8

Round Table

$5 each

60” round - recommended for 6

Serpentine Tables

$5 each

Various sizes and shapes

Bar Riser

$5 each

Limited availability


$1 each



  • All evening and weekend events, and events with alcoholic beverage service, require security. Number of officers is determined by size of the event--please contact the booking office for information.
  • Lessee is responsible for making security arrangements through the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office. Please contact Detective Michael Graham (254)-757-5095. Lessee is responsible for paying costs related to security directly to security officers.
  • Security must be in place 30 minutes prior to the event start time and remain in place at least 30 minutes after event end time.
  • Notification of security arrangements must be submitted to the booking office by the balance due date as stated in the rental agreement.

Museum Access

  • Two hours of museum access for guests is included with rentals.  Coordination and advance notification is required. Additional time may be purchased at $100/hr. Events offering museum access require security.

  • Additional museum access time may be purchased at $100 per hour.

Food & Beverage

Catering Fee

10% of
catering bill

County Food Inspection and State Alcoholic Beverage Commission rules require that all food & beverage be catered.

  • Any events which include the service of alcohol require security.

Additional Equipment*



2 available

Podium w/ 1 wired (fixed) Microphone

No Charge

1 available

Microphone (wired)


4 available

Wireless Microphone (handheld)


1 available

Wireless Microphone (lapel)


2 available

Audiovisual Cart


Not required if built-in projector and screen are rented.

Built-in Video/Data Projector and
12' x 12' Screen


Includes built-in wall mounted projector and built-in drop down screen

Built-in 12' x 12' screen only



Elmo Digital Presenter



Portable Screen
5' x 8'



Digital Projector



Complete A/V Package


Use of all above equipment

* All equipment use is subject to availability; please check with staff.

Extension cords and other incidentals not listed in the above price sheet are the responsibility of the renter.

Rush Service/Cleaning Fees

Late changes to room set-up or late submission of set up.


To allow time for set-up, client must submit final room diagram at least 3 days before the event.

Cleaning Fee (if caterer does not remove trash or clean Kitchen).


Caterers are required to remove trash and clean the catering kitchen. If this is not done, a fee applies.

Step #3

Please Click Below and print the following:
For Assistance or Questions Please call Banquet Services at 750-8631

Click Below
Simple Checklist (1 Page)
Request for Booking Form & Rental Contract (8 Pages)
Please Print, Sign and Date last page.
Sample Room Setups Diagram (6 Pages of examples)
How do you want the room arranged for your event?
Please note: Changes made in room arrangement less than three working days before the event will incur a $100 change fee.

Security & Catering Arrangements Form (1 page)
Confirms Catering and Security Arrangements.

Helpful Information

The following documents are provided to help with service providers.
Pre-Approved Caterers have the necessary licenses and paperwork on file.

Pre-Approved Caterers List (1 page)
List of caterers with insurance and certificates already on file.

List of Service Providers (1 page)
Decorators, lighting and sound equipment companies, and other services. Includes approved contacts for security services.


Step #4

Please contact Banquet Services at 254-750-8631 for a phone to review your needs.

After consultation deposit checks may be mailed to:

Banquet Services
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame
Box 2570
Waco, TX 76702-2570

Please call or make an appointment for Consultation
with Banquet Services at the Museum
at 254-750-8631

9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday

100 Texas Ranger Trail
I-35 and University Parks Drive


The Official Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas