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A Party in the Heart of Downtown Waco

The Hippodrome is an idyllic vintage structure right in the heart of downtown Waco. Our ideal location makes us a prime party venue rental choice for a myriad of events. Our event professionals will also expertly craft an event space that will suit your needs and match your style.

We Ensure Your Guests Have Fun and Feel at Home

From the grand Spanish Colonial architecture to the picturesque grounds, the Hippodrome’s exquisitely designed event venue rental spaces provide the spectacular backdrop for any social gathering. From birthday parties and baby showers to anniversaries, graduation parties and class reunions, our multifunctional spaces and flexible packages will fit any requirements you may have.

Evoke a Feeling of Togetherness

There’s no better place in town to hold a celebration than the beautiful Hippodrome. Its historic halls have witnessed more than a century of entertainment and revelry in Waco. It’s a one-of-a-kind and classy venue that stirs up a feeling of togetherness for any social gathering.

Professional Party Services

Have fun at your own party when you take advantage of the professional party services offered at the Hippodrome. Our event spaces are fitted with expertly engineered AV equipment to enhance the ambiance of your party. We also offer a full bar.


Throw a Birthday Bash at the Hippodrome

Celebrate the Arrival of the Little One

A birthday is always a perfect reason to celebrate. Whether you’re throwing a birthday bash for yourself or a surprise celebration for someone else, choose the Hippodrome as the setting for all your birthday festivities.


 If you’re the expectant parents’ sister or the mother-to-be’s trusty best friend and you’re looking for baby shower venue rentals in town, look no further than the Hippodrome!

Whether you want it indoors in one of our cozy theaters or private rooms, or outdoors in our wide open patio dining spaces, we can help you plan the perfect baby shower in our unique and special event spaces.

A Graduation Party to Remember

You’ve hit the books and completed your degree, and now you have your diploma! Commemorate your educational achievements with a graduation party that is one of a kind. 

Hotels and restaurants are the usual venues to have a graduation party. Why not go beyond the norm and have yours at the historic Hippodrome? Our visually striking architecture and celebrated local history will go perfectly with your graduation celebrations. 

No matter how big or small your party, we can make sure it is one to remember forever 

A Memorable Class Reunion with Some Pizazz

If you’re part of the planning committee for your alma mater’s reunion, the big worry is if people will actually want to attend. Remove any doubts from your fellow alumni when you hold a fun and memorable class reunion at the unique and historic Hippodrome!

In addition to its prime downtown location, the Hippodrome holds over a century’s worth of history combined with state-of-the-art, modern amenities.

Socialize with your pals over delicious brews and bites at our rooftop patio bar. Remember fun school days over classic American-favorite fare. Watch private screenings or live shows at our majestic ampitheater.

Magnificent Marriage Milestones

Bring back the spark and break the monotony when you celebrate your marriage anniversary at the Hippodrome. Honoring your love is made even more special when you choose us as your anniversary party venue.

Whether you want to delight in delicious drinks overlooking scenic downtown Waco at our relaxing rooftop bar or enjoy fantastically prepared dishes at our fun diner-style restaurant, we’ve got you covered. You can also rent any of our private spaces or theaters. Ten, 25, or 50 years – no matter what marriage milestone you’re celebrating, make precious memories at the Hippodrome.