Looking for a wedding venue in Galveston? I’ve got the most complete list of options on Galveston Island and some great locations nearby!
Galveston is such a unique gem in Texas. We’ve got everything from historic estates and museums, to luxurious resorts, beautiful gardens and waterfront views! With such a wide variety of options, there is something to fit any size, theme and ambiance.
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This unique destination has a variety of options for your wedding ceremony and reception including the rainforest and aquarium pyramids, the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, Palm Beach Waterpark, Moody Gardens Ballroom and Viewfinders Terrace.
Dubbed the “Queen of the Gulf,” Hotel Galvez has luxurious wedding venues with an elegant, turn of the century seaside resort ambiance. The beautiful grounds offer tons of gorgeous photo backdrops and a tranquil setting for your guests.
The San Luis Resort
The San Luis Resort overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and has ballrooms for large weddings up to 500 guests, as well as spaces for intimate weddings. The resort also includes a wedding gazebo with ocean views!
The Tremont House
This boutique hotel in Galveston’s Strand/Mechanic Historic District has a selection of intimate spaces for small weddings, and grand ballrooms for large events. You can even rent the Rooftop Bar for great views and a whimsical night under the stars.
Set just across the street from the beach, this condo and resort community can host small and large wedding events.
This Greek Rivival Mansion was built in 1866 and survived The Great Storm of 1900. The solarium in the courtyard is a beautiful ceremony location, while the ballroom and pub are perfect for hosting your reception.
The Sealy Hutchings Estate
This gorgeous historic estate dating to 1896 has a sprawling lawn with shade trees and beautiful landscaping. The private suites, wrap around porch and ample space inside and out makes it a perfect place to stay and celebrate.
Avenue O Bed and Breakfast
This historic Mediterranean style inn in Galveston’s Silk Stocking District was built in 1924 and is the perfect place to host your elopement or small wedding.
Lasker Inn Bed and Breakfast
Historic ambiance with tropical details, spacious suites and numerous entertaining spaces makes Lasker Inn a perfect wedding weekend venue. Richard and Linda have nearly everything you need to style your wedding making it a seamless process from booking to walking the aisle.
The Bryan Museum
Home to a unique collection of pieces that harken to the history of Texas and the American West, this museum has a variety of both indoor and outdoor locations for ceremonies and receptions. The gem is the beautiful glassed in Conservatory in the museum’s garden! Another highlight is the well appointed getting ready suites.
Galveston Railroad Museum
This location is perfect for a travel themed wedding! With options to use the museum’s interior station, the outdoor depot and even the dining cars, you can plan a memorable and inspiring event!
Galveston Naval Museum
History buffs and military personnel looking for a unique wedding backdrop that pays homage to service can get married amidst the USS Stewart and USS Cavala. Located in Seawolf Park this venue also has picturesque views Galveston Bay.
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum
The retired jack-up drilling rig turned museum formerly operated in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a unique venue choice for anyone steeping in the history of the oil and gas industry.
Waterfront Event Center
Get incredible views of Offatts Bayou and Galveston Bay and maybe chance a dolphin stopping by! This venue offers a front row seat to beautiful Galveston sunsets from its decks and comfort and amenities inside the adjacent ballroom.
Sea Star Base
This non profit adventure education center has everything sea loving couples need for an epic wedding. An open air chapel and indoor event spaces overlook Offatt’s Bayou and you can charter a vessel for a unique wedding day excursion.
Galveston Island Palms
This venue is specifically for those looking to host an outdoor event. The large covered pavilion keeps the sun and elements off while allowing for full enjoyment of our island ambiance.
The Club at the Galveston Yacht Basin
Conveniently located on the Galveston Ship Channel. Call 409-765-3000 to inquire about event facilities.
Galveston Beach Park Board Locations
The Galveston Beach Park Board has specific beachfront locations that can be reserved for unobstructed Gulf views without interruption or disturbance by the general public. These locations include R.A. Apffel Beach Park, Stewart Beach Park, Dellanera RV Park, and Seawolf Park. Some locations are seasonal or based on local wildlife nesting times.
From its location on Pier 21, look out onto Galveston Harbor as boats and cruise ships pass by. This contemporary island restaurant can host up to 160 guests.
This restaurant has a variety of spaces that overlook Galveston Harbor and can accommodate small and large weddings. Each room has a stately nautical feel and great views.
Hearsay on the Strand
Described as “chic antique” this eclectic restaurant venue incorporates industrial elements and luxury details with historic architecture. The creative American cuisine and craft cocktails make for a deliciously festive celebration!
The restaurant in the heart of the Strand has space for celebrations from 2-120. Enjoy Northern Italian cuisine via plated dinners for smaller parties and buffet options for larger events.
Tucked away in the Beachtown community, this island chic, fine dining cafe can service any size event. You can rent a covered porch or banquet room up to the entire restaurant. This venue also offers wedding ceremonies on the beach.
Tucked away on Stewart Road, this marina and restaurant has bar, patio, deck and private dining spaces overlooking Galveston Bay. For availability call 409-632-0233.
1877 Tall Ship Elissa
Docked at the Texas Seaport Museum, this three masted tall ship and surrounding pier make an historic location for your event. The Elissa’s decks, galleries, officer’s quarters and galley are available for use, makeing for one of the most unique event spaces in all of Texas!
1880 Garten Verein
Located in Kempner Park, the Garten Verein is an octagonal shaped, historic dancing pavilion. The Kuhn Memorial Pergola is also included and is a beautiful outdoor spot for a ceremony.
The Tasting Room
The former Falstaff Brewery has been transformed into a modern event venue with contemporary details. The Terrazzo Room offers 180 degree view of Downtown Galveston and Galveston Harbor. Step out onto the rooftop patio and wrap around terrace to enjoy cocktails and a view of the hustle and bustle of this port city. The venue also features comfortable suites for getting ready!
This quiet neighborhood park is located in the East End Historic District and can be rented for a half or full day. There is also a nearby cottage that can be rented.
Sitting above the Strand this venue has an elegant indoor ballroom great for moderate to traditional sized weddings. Your rental also includes the balcony with its picturesque views of downtown Galveston!
The Trolley Station
Located in Galveston’s historic Strand District, the Trolley Station has vast space and amenities for your wedding. An historic, minimalist warehouse feel makes it a great blank canvas for any styling direction you’re inspired to go!
Reminiscent of an upscale wine bar in the French Quarter, this New Orleans inspired wedding venue is still distinctly historic Galveston. Classic brickwork, angled mirrors, and one of the last remaining courtyards on the island make the space feel sophisticated yet welcoming.
The 2nd lyceum (a hall for public lectures, debates and entertainment) built in the Republic of Texas, this historic building dates to 1845. Full of history including surviving the 1900 Storm, this unique building features wood floors and stained glass windows.
Peanut Butter Warehouse
This historic industrial warehouse venue features original brickwork and wood accents. It’s location on the 2nd floor offers views of Galveston Harbor.
Seagull II private charter
Take a private tour of Galveston Harbor and enjoy a panoramic sunset and dolphin sightings for an unforgettable and relaxing experience. It’s a wonderfully unique way to conduct your ceremony or host a casual celebration or nightcap.
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings onboard the Disney Cruise Line
On select dates the Disney Wonder sets sail from Galveston to The Bahamas and Western Caribbean. Disney Cruise weddings offer lots of options for ceremony and reception spaces including the opulent atrium with its grand staircase, the aft deck, or on land at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay.
Crystal Beach Resort
This two mansion beachfront resort sleeps 60 people. The homes are connected by a “sky bridge” and have an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico. There are two bars, covered wrap around porches, expansive lawn and easy beach access making this an ultimate beach wedding venue.
Crystal Beach Villa
Welcome your guests to this luxurious, Mediterranean style villa on the intracoastal waterway. The villa features an outdoor kitchen, open and covered decks, hammocks, a palapa, an expansive lawn, and beautiful landscaping. With five bedrooms that can sleep up to 16 people, there is plenty of room to spread out for getting ready and relaxing throughout your wedding celebration.
2 Close to Sea
Another set of beach houses connected by an elevated walkway, this complex is steps from the beach. The 12 bedroom resort sleeps up to 60 people and features an outdoor kitchen and bar.
A Sea Glass Estate
This 1.7 acre beachfront estate has a wraparound porch, sun deck, and covered patio with a tiki bar.
South Shore Harbour Resort
This resort in League City has indoor and outdoor spaces and picturesque views of Clear Lake. The Marina Plaza Ballroom has waterfront views and the Crystal Ballroom can accommodate a large guest list. Room blocks are available for out of town guests and you can even rent a party boat!
Located a short drive from Galveston in El Lago, Texas, this 2.5 acre site sits on the shore of Clear Lake. A spacious indoor ballroom, outdoor bar, patio, expansive lawn and palm tree lined walkway leading down to the water gives your guests the ultimate seaside experience. This gorgeous venue has a destination wedding feel close to home.
The Admiral and Endeavour Marina
This light and bright venue has an airy style with floor to ceiling windows facing Clear Lake. Amenities include tables and chairs, a patio overlooking the lake and a boat dock perfect for sunset photos!
Cruise through Clear Lake and Galveston with up to 128 guests on a luxurious yacht! Host your ceremony and then celebrate with dinner, toasts and dancing. The decks are climate controlled for comfort year round.
Sundance Grill II
Located at Waterford Harbor Marina in Kemah, Texas, you can host your event overlooking the docks and sailboats.
Haak Vineyards and Winery
Located in Santa Fe, Texas this 12 acre estate has an outdoor wedding chapel, covered pavilion and open air patio, all just steps from the grapevines. For small events you can even rent the incredible wine cellar!