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Reception
$15,000 starting price
Ceremony
$750 starting price
Bar service
$30 per person
Reception
$20,000 starting price
Ceremony
$750 starting price
Bar service
$30 per person
These prices are available for the months of Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Oct, Nov, Dec. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Feb, Jul, Aug, Sep.

Attributes highlighted by couples

Quality catering
Guests comfort
Amenities

About

Grand Galvez is a wedding venue in Galveston, Texas. The hotel has more than a century of history. Over the years, it has been restored and modernized to accommodate guests in a luxury space. The hotel originally opened in June 1911 and is known as “Queen of the Gulf.”

Facilities and Capacity

Grand Galvez features lush gardens, sprawling greens, and breathtaking beaches. The Terrace Ballroom and Veranda are adjacent spaces. The ballroom is 5,000 square feet and can accommodate 300 guests for a seated dinner. The Veranda features floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Gulf. 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. Music Hall is more than 4,500 square feet of space and is ideal for receptions and ceremonies. It features classic decor, architectural details, and patio access for views of the Gulf. Centennial Green is a dramatic outdoor space with a charming pergola and expansive views of the Gulf as a backdrop. It is more than 9,000 square feet of space and can accommodate 300 guests. 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. The Center Lawn is framed by gorgeous palm trees and a stunning hotel view. It is an outdoor space that can accommodate 200 guests.

Services Offered

Grand Galvez can host your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, engagement party, showers, and other wedding events. The hotel offers overnight accommodations for you and your guests.

Cuisine

Catering is offered exclusively through the hotel for all your wedding events. Your catering manager works with you to create custom menus with delicious meals. Their catering team offers plated and buffet-style meals. They have menu options to accommodate children as well.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$15,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$20,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Beach
Hotel
Resort
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
September
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Reviews of Grand Galvez

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4.5 out of 5 rating
4.5 out of 5 rating
54 Reviews
90% recommend it
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    4.6 out of 5 rating
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    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
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    4.4 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.4 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.5/5 54 reviews
Google
4.2/5 4103 reviews
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Dominique N. Sent on 03/14/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding day & stay!

Where do I even start? The Galvez went above and beyond to accommodate my husband and I for our wedding. Especially with renovations going on throughout the hotel, they made sure us, our wedding party, as well as all of our guests were comfortable, and taken care of. Angela is amazing and answered every single one of my (anxiety-ridden) emails, and Kristen was extremely helpful too! The food was excellent, and we received many compliments from guests. Angela even left a hand-written card and left it in our room. Wonderful experience and highly recommended this hotel! Ask for Angela!
Michael
Michael M. Sent on 03/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding venue!

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.

The wedding contract included a night in the hotel on the night after the wedding, but we also booked the night before so we could have the rehearsal onsite and then stay over. We were given a top-floor suite, and there was a meat and cheese tray with a bottle of wine waiting for us with a nice welcome note. Made us feel very special!

On the day of the wedding, everything was set up just like we wanted. Our guest were all very complimentary about the food and bar service. And then, when we arrived back in our room after at the end of the night, a bottle of champagne and some chocolate covered strawberries were waiting for us with another note congratulating us.

The only slightly negative comments would be that we had requested some sparkling wine be made available for our guests during our champagne toast (which was provided complementary) for those who didn't want alcohol, and somehow that didn't get communicated to the wait staff. But, when we asked about it during the event, they made it happen. The other thing is that renovations were ongoing and a few of our guests had some issues with their rooms. But, I understand that things happen during renovations.

On the subject of the renovations, we were very apprehensive when we were told there would be renovations starting about a year before our wedding. However, Angie and the hotel manager made the time to meet with us in person and answer all of our questions and help put us at ease. They also gave us the option to cancel our contract.

At the wedding, the areas that had been renovated were absolutely gorgeous! They made for some fantastic photos. And the areas actively under renovation were covered relatively well. All-in-all, we had a fantastic experience, and we feel that we got a great value.

To be clear, we spent plenty of money. But, compared to other venues with on-site catering, we really did get a good deal. The food and beverage minimum was reasonable compared to other venues, the pricing of food and drink was reasonable, and there were very minimal charges for room use. Some venues charge a couple of thousand dollars as a "ceremony fee" to have the ceremony and reception both at the venue. The Galvez only charged one fee ($500) for room set-up for BOTH the ceremony and reception. Just a few other flat fees ($100 each) for bar tending and cake cutting. Almost all of the check for the wedding was the food and drink.
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Charlottecook Sent on 11/22/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Grand Wedding Experience

We celebrated our daughter’s wedding at the Grand Galvez on Saturday night. Everything was perfect from the planning process with Angela in Catering, 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 Ballroom. I had guest give me rave reviews all night about the entire event. On Sunday, we had guest stay for the Grand Galvez wonderful Sunday brunch. What a great wedding weekend and wonderful wedding experience.
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We absolutely love photographing weddings at Hotel Galvez! It is such a beautiful hotel and we always know that our couples will be taken care of.

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