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A Striking and Distinctive Large Event Space in Waco

The spectacular architecture is the real star behind the Hippodrome. The notable Spanish structural features provide a distinctive aura of grandeur. The Hippodrome is ideal for live music concert venues, conferences, special celebrations, talks, trade shows, conventions, and other events in Waco.

Our historic space has hosted many incredible Central Texas events. We can accommodate live shows for up to 1,000 people in comfort and style.

Space That Suits Any Size, Style, and Budget

With the expansions we’ve added, we can fulfill any event requirements you may have. We have versatile event and meeting spaces. Our exceptional areas can be used for cocktail receptions, boardroom meetings, talks, product launches, seminars, conventions, fundraising events, banquet receptions, and more.

Whether you just want to use parts or all of our event rooms, any of our theaters, the indoor bar, our dining space, or the rooftop patio bar, we offer the flexibility you need. The Hippodrome has no shortage of one-of-a-kind spaces to hold your event.

Expansive or intimate, elegant or casual, we have a space that will suit any size, style, and budget. Our experienced event staff will be happy to work with you to make your next event truly memorable!

One-Stop Shop for All Your Event Needs

The Hippodrome is your one-stop shop for all your event needs. From audio-video equipment, catering, tables and chairs, and even an inflatable movie screen rental – we can provide these event enhancements to make an opulent occasion. We also have a list of trusted local vendors available for you to employ.

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AV Equipment

Whether you need video projectors and sound amplification for a large event or a PA system for a small banquet, the Hippodrome can help with your AV equipment requirements.

Our on-site AV experts are also available to help before, during, or after your event.

Tables, Chairs, and Linens

Tables, chairs, and linens are the cornerstone of any event. Get in touch with our expert event coordinators to help determine your needs. We can help you finalize the appropriate number of tables and chairs you need of the desired quality. We also ensure that the seating arrangement perfectly matches the ambiance of your event.

Catering

We specialize in offering delectable catered dishes. From elegant banquet meals to Texas-style barbecues and picnics, we are happy to cater your event.

We also serve delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Inflatable Movie Screen Rental

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A blow-up screen movie rental is a fantastic addition to any event. Give your event an exciting outdoor movie experience when you rent an inflatable movie screen from the Hippodrome.

Perfect for schools, parks, churches, backyards, apartment communities, and other fun outdoor activities, our inflatable outdoor movie screen rental package includes a 25-foot diagonal portable inflatable screen and a first-rate sound system. Our AV technicians can also assist you with the arrangement and break down of the system. We will do delivery and outdoor movie theater setup – you simply provide the movie, power supply, and audience. Contact us today to learn more.

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Notable Musical Recital Venue

Whether you’re a solo artist or part of a musical group, the Hippodrome is a noteworthy venue that will make any musical recital memorable. The exceptional acoustics in our amphitheater can contribute to the immense success of your musical event.

Just starting out in the music industry? Choose us as your next venue for a musical recital. Launch your career at the historic Hippodrome, leaving your mark in Central Texas music history.

Experience what it’s like performing in front of a live audience. Our community is always supportive of up-and-coming talent.

From finding the loveliest dress and tux to impress your date to taking part in all the revelry with your peers, prom night is one of the most unforgettable nights for any high schooler. The evening is bursting with festivities. Merriment fills the room.

If you’re part of the planning committee and looking for spacious and beautiful venues for prom, your search ends here. The Hippodrome is the picture-perfect setting that can make any prom night an event to remember. Our ballroom can hold hundreds of attendees, and we also have on-site catering and professional service staff.

Events with a Cause

One of the most important decisions in organizing a fundraising event is choosing a venue. The space you choose is essential as it sets the tone for the event. At the Hippodrome, we aim to help make your guests feel comfortable, interested, and eager to support your cause. We are passionate about helping organizations generate as much revenue as possible from their fundraising and charity events. Our fundraising event venue spaces can comfortably accommodate your guests. We also have adequate rooms for silent auctions, live auction displays, raffles, and more. To make your event a success, we provide any assistance you may need – whether it’s catering or AV equipment related.

Focused on the Client

We understand that each event is unique and different. At the Hippodrome, you can be sure to receive personalized and focused attention. No matter what your needs might be, we’re here to make sure your event is one for the books.