A Banquet Center 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 and more!
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 350 for dinner-style seating or dances and 550 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.
To Reserve Knox Center
Step #1 - Checking Availability
Click Here for Available Dates
"Busy" indicates a booked/reserved date.
This calendar is updated periodically. Please call Jude to confirm that the dates available.
Dates are confirmed as booked when deposits and contracts are received.
Step #2 - Estimating Fees
Pricing of Knox Center is based on the day of the week:
Weekday (Monday - Thursday) rates
Weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) rates
To reserve the room, a required deposit of $750 Weekday and $1,000 Weekend is due with signed contract.
Typical Out-of-Pocket Expense:
Weekday with up to 200 guests $1,350
Weekday with up to 400 guests $1,750
Weekend with up to 200 guests $1,600
Weekend with up to 400 guests $2,000
Costs may vary depending on the utilization of the room, catering needs, additional services we offer, etc.
Please contact the booking office to discuss your event needs and get a quote.
Step #3 - Forms
Please click below, print and fill out the following:
- Simple Checklist (1 Page)
- Request for Booking Form & Rental Contract (8 Pages)
Please Print and Read the contract. You'll need to Initial each page and then Sign and Date the last page.
- Sample Room Setups Diagram (9 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.
- Do's & Don'ts (1 page) in English or in Español.
Explains what you can and cannot do in the facility during your event to avoid clean-up and damage fees.
After booking your event, we are happy to provide a list of service providers and caterers. Service providers include decorators, lighting and sound equipment companies, and other services, as well as approved contacts for security services. Pre-Approved Caterers have the necessary licenses and paperwork on file; however, you may use any caterer so long as we receive the necessary paperwork.
Step #4 - Contact Us
Please call to make an appointment for Consultation
After consultation deposit checks and signed contracts may be mailed to: