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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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.
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What are the most important characteristics of Galveston Historical Foundation in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Galveston Historical Foundation for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does Galveston Historical Foundation offer?
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Galveston Historical Foundation offer for wedding events?
- Clean Up
- Event Rentals
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Galveston Historical Foundation have available for wedding events?
- Dance Floor
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