The Texas Heartland: 17 Wonderful Waco Wedding Venues

Halfway between Dallas and Austin, Waco puts you in the Texas heartland. And while the city's claim to fame may be Chip & Joanna Gaines from the "Fixer Upper" TV show, this college town has much more to offer! From a historic railroad station, a family-owned ranch, and even Baylor University, check out this list of our favorite venues in and around Waco Texas.


Hotel 1928

Waco, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Historic-Meets-Modern

Rooftop Terrace

Downtown Location

Fab Features: stunning, reimagined Moorish Revival-inspired boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Waco • thoughtfully modernized ballroom with a dramatic open layout, wraparound windows, and a spacious adjacent terrace • fabulous rooftop terrace with a plush lounge and sweeping views of the city

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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Hotel Herringbone

Waco, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Unique, Contemporary Design

Fabulous Central Location

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: modern hotel and multi-use destination with sleek, contemporary styling • unique gathering spaces include a dramatic ballroom, a swanky restaurant and an Outdoor Plaza, with a custom elevated stage • posh, comfy guest rooms feature luxe amenities like organic, high-thread-count linens, Lutron lighting systems, and complimentary e-bike rentals

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Moon River Ranch

Satin, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Riverfront Retreat

Lodging for 50+

Private Estate

Fab Features: tranquil, 550-acre retreat along the Brazos River just 25 minutes from Waco • saying "I do" on the sandy river bank, in a picture-perfect historic chapel, a shaded Pecan Grove, or overlooking their palm tree framed ponds • lodging for 50+ in a rustic-chic Lodge (plus more lodging in charming cabins, a boathouse, and even an upgraded covered wagon!)

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Vintage Oaks Ranch

Axtell, Texas

Venue Superpowers:

Panoramic Views

Outdoor Reception Options

In-House Furniture and Decoration

Fab Features: gorgeous Central Texas retreat highlighted by an oak-shaded ceremony site • celebrate the evening in the rustic-chic barn featuring a charming covered porch, an outdoor patio with a cozy fire pit and plenty of twinkle lights • assistance from their expert staff every step of the way will make planning a breeze

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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The Levi Gin Social House

Lorena, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Historic

Industrial Vibes

BYO Catering & Alcohol

Fab Features:
family-owned creekside private estate • architecturally stunning open-air chapel to exchange vows • thoughtfully renovated cotton gin-turned-event space with lodgings for 13 create a unique weekend experience

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Carleen Bright Arboretum

Woodway, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Botanical Gardens

Affordable

Certified Monarch Way-Station

Fab Features: 16-acre garden paradise comprised of botanical gardens, native woodlands, fountains, a meditation garden, and winding nature trails• ceremonies in a quaint white gazebo backed by lush trees and seasonal plantings • receptions in a modern farmhouse barn-inspired Pavilion or on a spacious Great Lawn

Catering: BYO
Price: $
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Deerfield Estates Venue

Waco, TX

Venue Superpowers:

On-Site Accommodations

Historic Barn

Outdoor Reception Options

Fab Features: gorgeous venue featuring a 1840's Dutch timber frame barn from Newton, Pennsylvania • exchange vows in the beautiful ceremonial rose garden, situated in a lush, park-like setting of native Texas trees • on-site accommodations include 6 tiny lodges built by local Waco craftsman and placed in a circle with sidewalks that lead to a center gathering spot

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Mari Springs

Temple, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Stone Chapel

Resident Longhorn Herd

Classic Red Barn

Fab Features: versatile event spaces that seamlessly blend modern elegance with rustic charm • exchange vows in the white stone chapel flooded with natural light or on the sprawling pasture • cool amenities like a horse trailer bar and a 1950 Chevy make for fun photo ops

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Ridgewood Country Club

Waco, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Lakeside

All-Inclusive

Picturesque Grounds

Fab Features: beloved country club tucked on manicured grounds beside Lake Waco • large windows surround the ballroom, framing verdant golf course views • expert event coordinators will ensure your day runs smoothly

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Earle-Harrison House & Pape Gardens

Waco, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Outdoor Reception Options

BYO Catering & Alcohol

Wooded Views

Fab Features: Historic mansion in the heart of Waco built in 1858, features 5 acres of beautiful lawns and rich history • exchange vows in the ballroom or among the gardens • the perfect location makes hosting guests a breeze with easy access to restaurants, luxury hotels, and all Waco has to offer

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Cultivate 7Twelve

Waco, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Modern Romance

Blank Canvas

Small Celebrations

Fab Features: versatile event space that can be customized to fit your vision • light-filled celebrations in the main gallery or opt for cozy speakeasy designed soft velvet seating and dramatic lighting • the back patio is perfect for intimate al fresco gatherings

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum

Temple, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Affordable

Rehearsal Dinner Options

Late Night

Fab Features: lovingly restored 1910 Santa Fe Depot • unique historical setting highlighted by a charming Garden Gazebo and the lovely Victorian Grand Lobby • train tracks provide the perfect photo opportunity for you and your guests

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Bosque

Crawford, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Small Wedding Packages

Rehearsal Dinner Options

On The River
Fab Features: warm, Mediterranean-style manor with a lovely grandroom for indoor events and a spacious outdoor pavilion for dining and dancing under the stars • flexible options allow you to create your own dream day with the help of the in-house experts • on-site accommodations make logistics a breeze

Catering: BYO
Price: $
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Anthem STORIES

Waco, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Charm

Rooftop Celebrations

Blank Canvas

Fab Features: beautifully restored historic multi-tiered building • variety of event spaces from their light and airy showroom to their rooftop terrace boasting views of downtown • rental includes tables, chairs, linen & glassware, plus delicious meals prepared by their in-house catering

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Baylor Club

Waco, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Unique

All-Inclusive

College Campus

Fab Features: gleaming modern décor, first-class service, views to die for—Located in the new McLane Stadium • say "I do" on a Terrace overlooking the Brazos River, campus, and field • classically trained culinary team presents gourmet cuisine

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Hall at River Square Center

Waco, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Wine Room

On-Site Restaurant

Downtown

Fab Features: versatile, light-filled downtown Waco events venue • features brick walls, wood floor, and ceiling lending rustic warmth • food provided by DiamondBack's, the award-winning steakhouse, is delicious and affordable

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Lee Lockwood Library and Museum

Waco, TX

Venue Superpowers:

Museum

All-Inclusive

Ballroom

Fab Features: former home of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry boasts five unique event spaces • soaring Main Atrium with marble floors and a wall of windows sets the perfect backdrop for a ceremony • dramatic two-level Library, with its grand, marble staircase welcomes you to dance the night away

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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