City of McGregor, Texas

The Exchange Event Center

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The Exchange was originally a commercial grainary in McGregor.  Built in the 1950’s, grain was sold and purchased at this location and shipped out via the railroad spur located near the property.  Originally outfitted with several large grain silos, it afforded a centralized location for farmers to get produce to market easily.  During the 1970’s the Facility was purchased, and a Co-Op and agricultural members could store their grain there until shipping time.  It returned to private hands and then remained empty until it was purchased through the McGregor Economic Development Corporation for the City of McGregor.  In 2019 the facility broke ground on renovations turning the granary into an event facility for the City of McGregor and surrounding areas. The building was completed in December of 2019. There are various donation and naming options available through the McGregor Downtown Exchange Corporation Board.

The Exchange Event Center is a 3.5-acre property that will have 3 buildings (Main Hall, Scale House, Jail House), an Open-Air Pavilion and three parking lots.

The Exchange is 15,000 sq ft. with variable lighting, and a flexible floor plan.  This rustic, but elegant, event facility can accommodate up to 600 guests seated at 60″ round tables or up to 950 people for a cocktail event. The building has 4 restrooms, a caterer’s kitchen, green room, storage room, janitors closet and mechanical room. In addition to a house sound system and two 16′ screens and projectors. The Exchange is available for private rentals, corporate events, fundraisers, and numerous other event opportunities.  The Venue is not available for ticketed concerts or sports events unless management grants specific permission.

 

The Scale House is 1,100 sq ft. and can accommodate 65 guests seated at 60″ round tables and up to 100 people for a cocktail event. The building will have two restrooms, a refrigerator, counter-top and storage closet. In addition to a 65″ tv and sound system for presentations. With the main building complete, the Scale House renovations are set to begin in March 2020. It is anticipated that it will take 8 weeks to complete and be available for booking in June 2020.

The Jail House is 960 sq ft. and will be able to accommodate 65 guests. This was the original Jail for the City of McGregor and it still has a jail cell. The plans for this building are coming soon.

The Open-Air Pavilion will reside in the courtyard to the South of the Main Hall Building. There are no current plans for the pavilion as we are entertaining design options. We hope to have the pavilion completed within the next 4 years.

For More Information please contact Cassie Thomas, Event Center Manager. Cassie’s office in the Main Hall. The building is open from 8 am-5 pm Monday- Friday for tours. On weekend or after hours by appointment only.

 

 

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Physical Address: 300 S. Jefferson
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 192
McGregor, Texas 76657-0192
TheExchange@McGregor-Texas.com
Office: (254) 236-8400
Cell: (254) 339-7316