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Gov. Abbott’s Latest Order

Governor Abbott’s newest executive order, GA-34, does not go into effect until next Wednesday, March 10th. The current order, GA-32, was not suspended by the Governor, meaning that the statewide mask mandate and other protective measures remain in effect. The City of Waco will provide updates in the coming days. Please check back here for the latest information.

The Waco Convention Center’s lobbies are currently closed to the public due to the pandemic. We are operating at 50% capacity, and are booking customers on a case-by-case basis, with the precautions listed below.

Precautions Taken Due to the Pandemic:

  • Each room has 50% capacities as shown below:
Upper Level RoomsTheater72″ Rounds Classroom
Chisholm Hall480336200
McLennan Hall21616896
1/3 McLennan 725045
2/3 McLennan 14411475
Brazos Ballroom20915690
Brazos North1109077
Brazos South997066
Bosque Theater40 n/a n/a
DeCordova Room (conference – seats 5) n/a n/a n/a
Event Office n/a n/a n/a
1/2 Event Office n/a n/a n/a
Lower Level RoomsTheater72″ RoundsClassroom
Texas North 113-115725430
Texas North – Each section (113, 114, 115)24159
Texas South 116-118725430
Texas South – Each section (116, 117, 118)24159
Ranger Rooms – Combined564019
Ranger Rooms – each section (107, 108, 109, 110, 111)1277
Lone Star 103221212
Lone Star 104171210
Lone Star 10515127
Waco Room (Conference – seats 7)  n/a  n/a n/a
  • No linens on tables – must use silver 72” linenless tables in order to be able to disinfect surfaces
  • Registration areas must maintain 6′ social distancing
  • No buffets – all food must be served “to-go” style or plated by a licensed, approved caterer
  • Planned entrance/exits to each room with doors propped open to minimize touch points
  • No water stations or coffee stations
  • Any snacks, etc. all have to be pre-packaged grab and go. No open containers or finger foods can be out.
  • There is a 25% fee charged on any food or beverage brought into the facility due to pandemic restrictions.
  • No bars/alcohol service or dance floors
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • The Waco Fire Department will come in and disinfect around the group’s schedule
  • No more than 2 people per 72″ round table.
  • Maximum of 1 person per rectangle table
  • Trade Show Booths: Maximum of 2 people working at a booth. Maximum of one customer at a time visiting a booth.

If you wish to check date availability for a future date, please visit our Contact Page and fill out the contact form.

The Waco Convention Center is now a GBAC STAR™ Accredited Facility


In December, 2020, the Waco Convention Center was awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the Waco Convention Center has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility.