Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and reincorporated in 1954 as a non-profit organization devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life. Set in verdant Kempner Park, the historic 1880 Garten Verein tiered dancing pavilion offers a magical venue for weddings and receptions. The building's most unique octagonal design and panoramic windows allow spectacular views from every angle. It resembles a grand glassed-in gazebo. This air-conditioned facility includes a caterer's prep room, stage and dance floor. Imagine tables of festive food and unique decor as you dine and dance with your new spouse. Garten Verein offers a relaxing, historic and romantic setting for the best day of your life. Gather your family and friends at 1880 Garten Verein and enjoy a spectacular wedding day.
Our rentals are Friday: $2500.00; Saturday: $4500.00; Sunday: $2000.00 and Weekdays: $1000.00. The refundable deposit is $500.00 at time of contract; 50% rental is due 60 days after the contract is signed and rental balance is due 90 days from your event start date.
250 seated with dance floor/ 400 Reception Style
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Nathan · Married on 08/04/2018
Venue was perfect for our Wedding Day!!! Thanks so much for making our day special!!! Quality of service and cooperation with other vendors was fantastic.Sent on 08/23/2018
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Liz · Married on 07/14/2018
Loved having our reception here in July. Lauraleigh was very responsive and helpful. We ended up stringing up a few lights and bringing in our own chairs, but the venue is so beautiful on its own you really don't need to do much to decorate. I was worried about the heat in July but the AC held up! Highly recommend.Sent on 08/21/2018
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amanda · Married on 04/05/2015
We looked at a ton of venue locations here locally. But most locations were extremely expensive, just for a basic DIY package. The Galveston Historic Society has several venues they rent out. The money goes directly back into the venues. We used the Menard House, Hall, and Yard. There was very little decoration needed thanks to the design of the buildings. We pretty much did tablecloths and centerpieces. Everything looked great!
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Garten Verein, a historical building, is perfect for weddings! With walls of windows, hard wood floors, vaulted ceilings, a stage for your DJ, and a beautiful pergola right outside, Garten Verein is gorgeous for ceremonies and receptions. We always love it when we have the pleasure of working a wedding there.