#1 Historic Event Space in Ellis County

1889 On The Square is situated on the third floor of the historic Ellis County Museum.

Event spaces provide a picturesque view of the Ellis County Courthouse and Waxahachie’s Downtown Square.

Elegant Venues for Every Occasion

The Venue

Our larger event space, which caters to grand celebrations, weddings, and sizable business gatherings. Featuring a small stage and convenient access to a kitchenette, this versatile space provides the perfect setting for your special occasion.

The View

For a more intimate experience, consider “The View,” a smaller yet adaptable space ideal for business meetings, baby showers, and other cherished gatherings. This charming space boasts beautiful views of the Ellis County Courthouse and the enchanting downtown square.

For larger events requiring both spaces, we offer the option to reserve them together, ensuring an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Choose 1889 On The Square for your next special event and let us create lasting memories in the heart of Waxahachie.


Ready to begin planning your unforgettable event at 1889 On The Square?

Request a personalized quote tailored to your specific needs and let us help you create a memorable experience for you and your guests. Simply fill out our inquiry form with your event details, and our dedicated team will be in touch with a customized proposal to bring your vision to life.

Preferred Vendors

To ensure a seamless event experience at 1889 On The Square, we’ve carefully curated a list of our trusted and preferred vendors.

Download our Preferred Vendors List to explore a selection of top-rated professionals, from caterers and photographers to event planners and more, who share our commitment to excellence and will help make your special day truly unforgettable.


Q: Are tables and chairs available?

Yes! Your will rental include tables and chairs per your agreed upon contract.

Q: How many people does each space accommodate?

The Venue can host approximately 100, and The View can host approximately 50. If renting both spaces, the maximum occupancy is 166.

Q: How large is each space?

The Venue is 1,660 sq.ft. and The View is 900 sq.ft.

Q: Is ice available on site?

No, we do not have an ice maker available.

Q: What is the price to rent the space?

Upon request, we will provide a custom quote tailored to the needs of your event.