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 restrooms, 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.
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Step #1-Check Dates
Click Here for Available Dates
"Busy" indicates a booked/reserved date
Dates are booked when deposits and contracts are received.
Step #2 - Estimating Fees
Welcome to John Knox Texas Ranger Memorial Center
Monday - Thursday
One-day rental 8 am to 12 midnight
Friday - Sunday
One-day rental 8 am to 12 midnight
* Room fees are payable at the time of contract signing and constitute the desposit. They are not refundable after 30 days from contract signing.
Special Arrangements - Early/Late access
Early Access Fee
Access to hall prior to 8 am the day of the event.
Extra Move-In Day
1/2 Room Fee
1 day before event to move-in/decorate/set up
Extra Move-Out Day
1/2 Room Fee
1 day following to move-out/tear down/clean up
Late Closing Fee
Extra Hour after Midnight to 1 am
Closure after 12 midnight;
facility is locked by security at 1 AM
Table & Chair Rental
8’ x 3’ rectangular – accommodates 8
60” round - recommended for 6
Various sizes and shapes
- Please note: Due to museum security reqirements, renters must hire security for the following events — student functions; events with museum access; sales events; events with music and dancing; and events serving alcoholic beverages.
Security must consist of TCLEOSE licensed peace officers (not security guards). We will provide contact information for security services on request.
One officer is required for events of 1 to 150 persons and two officers for events of more than 150 persons.
- Security may be required at other types of events at the discretion of the museum management.
- Security must be in place 30 minutes prior to and 30 minutes after the event.
- 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
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.
Podium w/ 1 wired (fixed) Mic
Wireless Mic (handheld)
Wireless Mic (lapel)
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
5' x 8'
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 resposibility 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 fial 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.
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.
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.
Please contact Banquet Services at 254-750-8631 for a phone to review your needs.
After consultation deposit checks may be mailed to:
Banquet ServicesPlease call or make an appointment for Consultation
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame
PO Box 2570
Waco, TX 76702-2570
with Banquet Services at the Museum
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday
100 Texas Ranger Trail
I-35 and University Parks Drive