Making Every Event Special
In May 1997, voters in Waxahachie approved a half-cent sales tax for the purpose of constructing and operating a Civic Center and a Recreation Complex. The State began collecting the tax on October 1, 1997. During the first year, the revenue from the tax was over $1,100,000. In June 1997, the Waxahachie Community Development Corporation (WCDC) was formed as required by Section 4B of the State sales tax regulations. Members of the WCDC Board of Directors were appointed by the City Council.
Soon after the Board was appointed, the members visited several possible sites for the Waxahachie Civic Center. The group also researched and visited the Civic Centers in Tyler, Longview, Marshal, Richardson, Humble and Plano.
Following several months of research the Board decided on the size of the center, as well as the amenities it should offer. It was decided that the Center should include: a main hall large enough to accommodate seating for at least 2,500; a kitchen area (unstaffed) for catering, a 3,000 sq. ft. reception room, 4 to 6 small meeting rooms, carpet in the main hall, good acoustics, ample storage, and service halls.
In 1998, 17.5 acres were purchased for the Civic Center and architectural plans were drafted. In March of 1999 a ground breaking was held, and construction began on the facility.
The completed Waxahachie Civic Center was opened to the public in August of 2000, and became the premier meeting, convention and event facility in the area. For ten years now, the Waxahachie Civic Center has made every event a "special" event.
Wondering Which of Our Spaces is Right for You?
You can find out detailed information about our available spaces. For more information, please see the "Facilities" portion of the website.
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2017 Bridal Extravaganza Info (click here)
Rules and Regulations (click here)
Rates and Fees Schedule (click here)
Directory of Vendors (click here)
Application/Rental Form (click here)
Map to Civic Center (click here)