John Knox Memorial Center


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 view photographs of Knox Center including decoration ideas, please click here.


To Reserve Knox Center

Step #1 - Checking Availability

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

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: 

Helpful Information:

The following documents are provided to help with finding 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 - Contact Us

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

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

After consultation deposit checks and signed contracts may be mailed to:

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