Weddings & Meetings

Memorable Moments

Surrounded by lush gardens, sprawling greens, and sparkling beaches, the Queen of the Gulf is the most pristine wedding venue in Galveston. Our special events team can take care of everything- from elegant centerpieces to gourmet catering and handcrafted cocktails. Rehearsal dinners, the wedding ceremony, the reception, or a formal seated dinner are specialties of the Grand Galvez.


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Begin creating your big day right away with these planning toolkits:

Terrace & Veranda

The Terrace & Veranda (sold together and referred to as one space) are each 2,500 square feet separated by a line of French doors. In total, the ballroom is 5,000 square feet of space and can accommodate 300 guests for a seated dinner. The Veranda features floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Gulf. Many years ago, the Terrace was once a popular nightclub, and the Veranda was open-air.


  • 2,501 Sq Ft
  • Up To 150 Guests


  • 2,500 Sq Ft
  • Up To 200 Guests

East & West Parlor

The East Parlor and West Parlor Rooms can accommodate 60 guests for a seated dinner. It is a great space with lots of natural light, perfect for luncheons and intimate receptions.

  • 1,312 Sq Ft Each
  • Up To 60 Guests

Music Hall

The Music Hall, which overlooks Centennial Green, is 5,000 square feet and features classic decor, architectural details, and patio access for views of the Gulf. The Music Hall is one of two significant event spaces at Grand Galvez. It has been freshened and renovated with a beautiful sky blue, royal blue and gold accented color palette. The original historic wooden Galvez lobby bar (from the Old Galveston Club which is considered Galveston’s last speakeasy) has been moved into this special event space and is a featured addition.

  • 5,550 Sq Ft Each
  • Up To 300 Guests

Centennial Green

Centennial Green is a dramatic outdoor space with a charming pergola and expansive views of the Gulf. It is more than 9,000 square feet of space and can accommodate 300 guests.
photo credit: Allie Matei Photography

  • 9,328 Sq Ft Each
  • Up To 300 Guests

Center Lawn

Gorgeous palm trees frame the Center Lawn, with an exquisite marble fountain as the focal point. It is perfect for small gatherings and memorable photographs.
photo credit: @civicphotos

Oleander Garden

Oleander Garden is an outdoor space with trickling water, greenery, and an intimate setting. It is more than 2,700 square feet of space and can accommodate 250 guests.

  • 2,714 Sq Ft Each
  • Up To 300 Guests

Wedding Faqs

Yes, please make an appointment to ensure the ballrooms are available to view and your catering manager sets aside dedicated time to meet with you.

Each couple is unique, and therefore we create a “package” specifically to fulfill your dreams.

Absolutely! We offer three gorgeous outdoor venues at our beachfront property.

Yes, there are special perks and considerations when hosting multiple events.

For the safety of you and your guests, all food served at Grand Galvez, excluding wedding cakes, must be prepared by our culinary staff.

Yes, exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis. Your catering manager will be happy to discuss details with you.

Definitely, we can offer both plated and buffet options.

Your catering manager specializes in all food and beverage details. For your benefit, the hotel requires that you arrange for a wedding coordinator/representative to assist with the additional details surrounding your ceremony and/or reception.

We created a Preferred Vendor List to help you begin planning; however, you can choose to use a different vendor for most things.

We offer special overnight accommodations with a minimum of (10) rooms blocked, based upon availability. A two-night minimum applies on weekends.

We’re happy to allow you to enjoy our beautiful venues once you have secured your date in one of our ballrooms. This can be scheduled with your catering manager.

Yes, please view our Photography and Film Usage Rights form. Click Here

To help answer any additional questions you may have regarding your Galveston island wedding, contact our team by visiting this link.

Memorable Moments

Amazing Wedding Day & Stay!
Dominique N.
Where do I even start? The Galvez went above and beyond to accommodate my husband and me for our wedding. Especially with renovations going on throughout the hotel, they made sure we, our wedding party and all of our guests were comfortable and taken care of. The Grand Galvez team was amazing and answered every single one of my (anxiety-ridden) emails! The food was excellent!
Grand Wedding Experience
Charlotte C.
We celebrated our daughter’s wedding at the Grand Galvez on Saturday night. Everything was perfect, from the planning process with the Wedding and Catering teams, to the venue, to the delicious food served. The hotel was under major renovation, but the hotel made it where it was not noticeable at all. We had the wedding outdoors at night in the Oleander Garden and the reception in the Terrace.
Wouldn’t change a thing!
Monica J.
We wouldn’t have changed a thing about our wedding. We found the Galvez and didn’t look any farther. The price was perfect for our budget. We loved that all food, drinks, linens, tables, etc were all included. We had our ceremony in the Oleander Garden and our reception in the Terrace and Ballroom. The food, drinks and atmosphere were unparalleled. The guests especially loved the donut hole.
Fantastic wedding venue!
Michael M.
We had an absolutely wonderful experience using the Galvez as our wedding venue. The catering manager, Angela “Angie” Westhoff, was a joy to work with. She was always very responsive to our emails and was accommodating to every request we had, and she had great suggestions for things we didn’t even think of.