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An Extraordinary Wedding Venue in Central Texas

From vaudeville theater to a movie house to Waco’s premier event space, the Hippodrome is and has always been an incomparable special event venue.

Restored to Its Classic 1900’s Charm and Grandeur

The historic Hippodrome is one of the most unique venues for weddings in all of Central Texas. Right in the heart of downtown, the Hippodrome is large enough for a grand-scale function and also cozy enough for a more intimate assembly.

Our remarkable facility offers a variety of spaces for any event or gathering, including our main theater, mezzanine, meeting rooms, outdoor dining spaces, and more. We also offer comprehensive event packages and professional in-house staff.

For the grandest of events, our vast amphitheater can be customized for your special day. The tables and chairs can be arranged to suit your specifications and can hold hundreds of guests.

For a more modest and cozier gathering, you can choose from our smaller event rooms. These spaces offer a more private ambiance for a relaxed and comfortable occasion.

An Unforgettable Union at the Hippodrome

Theaters, opera houses, and music halls are quickly becoming excellent wedding venue options. You won’t find another wedding venue like the Hippodrome. With unique architecture and rich history, it’s the perfect site for couples to declare their love to one another in front of their select audience of family and friends.

Featuring period structural design with elegant vintage touches, the Hippodrome is the perfect balance of timeless sophistication combined with the convenience and amenities of a modern facility.

With the Hippodrome as the setting of your union, it’s sure to be an exceptionally memorable event, not just for you, but for your guests as well. Not only that, but your wedding can also share the stage that has hosted more than 100 years of music and entertainment in Waco.

Ceremony, Reception, and Cocktail Hour at the Hippodrome

We are ready to host a beautiful ceremony, reception, and cocktail hour at the Hippodrome. We have multiple wonderful rooms that can fit your needs. Your guests will also appreciate not having to remember which venue to go to for each event.

We can serve drinks from our the indoor bar, or the rooftop patio bar. From engagement to reception and everything in between, we will meet and exceed your expectations to make your dream wedding a reality.

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Whether you are seeking lovely venues for rehearsal dinners or stunning venues for receptions, the Hippodrome has space options for you to choose from. No matter how big or small your gathering is, our wedding event packages are amenable to suit your budget and style. From a simple and intimate affair to a classic wedding extravaganza, our range of packages are designed to match your event needs.


Incredible Downtown Wedding Venue

Just as ideal for Waco locals as it is perfect for out-of-towners, a wedding event at the Hippodrome guarantees both urban charm and convenience. Set right on Austin Avenue, the Hippodrome’s location lets you feel the city’s downtown energy.

You and your guests can make the most out of the Hippodrome’s prime downtown location. We are within walking distance of the renowned Magnolia Market Silos, the beautiful Brazos riverfront, as well as other treasured downtown shops and businesses.

Couples teeming with love and pride for Waco will find the Hippodrome as one of the best downtown wedding venues to showcase their beautiful union. This wedding venue features spaces overlooking the historic Austin Avenue, grand staircases, palatial wall and crown moldings, flexible seating arrangements, and a lovely room for a dance floor. We are also equipped to handle live music.