New & Romantic Places to Get Married in Galveston
Galveston’s Historic Charm, Beaches Make It a Romantic Destination for Fall Weddings
GALVESTON, Texas (September 1, 2016) – The fall brings in gorgeous weather across Texas and along with it, a romantic season filled with wedding bells and beautiful brides.
Whether they’ll have sand between their toes or a fairy tale affair in a historic mansion, couples can plan their dream wedding in Galveston, which offers one of the largest collections of Victorian architecture in the country plus plenty of romantic venues along its 32-mile coast.
If you’re in the market to tie-the-knot, here’s a look at new and romantic places to get married on the island:
Conservatory at The Bryan Museum
For classic Victorian charm, there is no place like the new Conservatory at The Bryan Museum. Opened this April, this Victorian-style venue features a magnificent European design of intricate metal ironwork and beautiful emerald green glass. At 2,000 square feet, the Conservatory is nestled in lush gardens and opens onto an expansive stone terrace and vine-covered gazebo. The perfect setting for a private party or wedding, the Conservatory can accommodate parties of 250 standing or 150-180 seated. Plus, an adjacent pavilion provides a luxurious custom-designed Bridal Suite and Groom’s Lounge.
Experience the elegance of an earlier era in Galveston with a fairy tale wedding at the historic Moody Mansion. Built in 1895, this majestic home is filled with opulent finishes, from its oak and mahogany-paneled walls and silk wall coverings to its grand ceiling murals and gold adorned embellishments. The mansion’s descending staircase, highlighted by a gorgeous stained glass window, is the photo-perfect backdrop for any bride’s special day.
Set in verdant Kempner Park, the historic Garten Verein offers a magical venue for weddings, receptions and private parties. The ornate architecture of this Victorian dancing pavilion is just as unique as its stand-out octagonal design. The building’s panoramic windows provide spectacular views from every angle, resembling a grand glassed-in gazebo. Garten Verein can accommodate groups of up to 300 standing and 250 seated.
With Galveston having 32 miles of coastline on the Gulf of Mexico, couples can easily opt for a sand-between-your-toes ceremony. New to the island, Galveston’s East Beach and Stewart Beach both offer special services for weddings, including designated, groomed beach space and access to the park’s pavilions. And, Island Weddings and Baroque Events can help couples transform their beach setting into ceremony shape with beautiful canopies, aisle greenery, floral décor and more. For a wedding overlooking Galveston Harbor, Seawolf Park is a romantic option, especially at sunset.
Sacred Heart Church
Sacred Heart Church is by far one of the most stunning places of worship in Texas. Located on historic Broadway Avenue, this early 1900s cathedral features ornate octagonal towers, flying buttresses, and elaborate ornamentation and arches reflecting architectural influences of Moorish, Byzantine, Gothic, and Romanesque styles. For a traditional, religious wedding, there is no venue in Galveston quite as breathtaking.
The Lasker Inn
Built in 1870, The Lasker Inn offers a charming setting for weddings and events in the heart of one of Galveston’s historic neighborhoods. From its elegant dining room and ceremony chapel to its lush gardens and breathtaking rooftop views, The Lasker Inn is a stunning off-the-beaten path location that can accommodate parties, large and small.
Tall Ship ELISSA
Galveston’s 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA is a unique site for an intimate, nautical ceremony. The historic ship features a quarter of an acre in surface area and gorgeous views from its dock station on Galveston Harbor. Ceremonies can be complemented with seated dinner receptions for up to 300 people on the harbor pier.
Historic & Resort Hotels
Galveston’s historic and resort hotels provide many romantic options for weddings that include the convenience of on-site services, from catering to spas. Historic Hotel Galvez has been creating enchanting weddings for more than 100 years with plenty of locations to choose from, including its elegant Music Hall, Terrace Ballroom and beachfront outdoor space Centennial Green. Also on the beachfront, The San Luis Resort’s outdoor wedding gazebo provides breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. The resort’s expansive Grand Ballroom and pool hill are also popular choices. In historic downtown Galveston, The Tremont House ballroom is a stunning venue for parties of up to 400 guests while The Rooftop Bar is the perfect setting for an intimate, sunset ceremony. Along Offatts Bayou, the Moody Gardens Hotel offers grand ballrooms, lush botanical gardens and beautiful views of the Moody Gardens pyramids and waterfront.
For more information on Galveston Island visit www.galveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.