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Galveston Weddings

Deciding to have a destination wedding makes the planning process even more exciting, especially when Galveston, TX is your location of choice. The island is an ideal place to exchange your vows, regardless of the time of year, and there are countless attractions and activities to keep your guests properly entertained. Since you may not be familiar with the area, it can be difficult selecting a venue. However, there are many appealing spots to consider, whether you prefer an indoor or outdoor Galveston Wedding. Here are a few options to help get you started.

Moody Gardens

There are several beautiful Galveston wedding options available at Moody Gardens that can cater to small, intimate affairs or large celebrations. If you wish to have an outside ceremony, the Botanical Gardens, Palm Beach, or Rooftop Terrace can accommodate while giving you and your guests a stunning view of the Gulf in the background. You may also elect to host your special day inside in the Frances Anne Moody Ballroom or Floral Ballroom.

Garten Verein

Garten Verein is a tiered dancing pavilion that was originally constructed in 1880 in Kempner Park. It is a local attraction that has been preserved for more than a century and is open to the public for rentals. The stunning architecture and strong resemblance to a glassed-in gazebo makes the structure a great Galveston wedding venue. It’s air-conditioned and has a stage, dance floor, and prep room for caterers.


One of the biggest reasons Galveston is a popular place to get married is because of the ability to have a Galveston beach wedding. If it’s your desire to say “I do” with your toes in the sand and the turquoise waves crashing behind you, there is a stretch of beach on the island that’s just perfect the occasion. Galveston beach weddings typically take place at Stewart Beach, East Beach, the Galveston Seawall, or a private vacation rental on Galveston Island.

Galveston Wedding Chapel

The Galveston Wedding Chapel is another possible venue idea. It’s located a couple blocks from the beach in a charming Victorian-style house that seats up to 40 guests. It allows you to have a more traditional ceremony without necessarily being in a church setting.

If you are planning to have a Galveston wedding, one of the most important details to work out will be deciding on accommodations for you and your guests. At Sterling Realtors, we have affordable, centrally located vacation rentals on Galveston Island that can house big or small groups and will make you feel right at home for the duration of your stay.