Host your next event at The Bryan Museum and make it truly ...Unforgettable!
The Bryan Museum is Galveston's premier venue for your special, unforgettable event!
There is a bartender fee of $175; one bartender per fifty guests.
For each additional bar, there is a set-up fee of $125.
- We do not customize our bar packages.
- We do not serve tequila, “doubles” or “shots” of any kind.
We reserve the right to discontinue bar service to anyone we choose.
- “Cocktail hour” cannot exceed one hour.
- Alcohol of any kind cannot be brought onto or taken off the property.
|Bar Type||Description||Price Per Guest|
|Nonalcoholic Bar||Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, cranberry juice, orange juice, water||$10|
|Beer, Wine, Champagne Toast||Three types of domestic beer or craft beer keg, house white and red, champagne toast||$30|
|Open Bar||Three types of domestic beer or craft beer keg, house white and red, champagne toast, top-shelf liquor||$40|
An 8.25% city tax will be applied to the venue fee, a 6.27% state tax will be applied to alcoholic bar packages, and a 29% gratuity will be included on the final bill.
Below is a listing of our preferred vendors.
You may also download a pdf version of the list here.
Yes. To request an appointment, please complete and submit the form below.
Yes. Our Events staff is available to assist with planning and make sure all the details fall into place.
We have a Preferred Vendors list to help you get started with the planning process. We strongly recommend using the vendors listed due to their familiarity with and experience on the property. Particularly important is the selection of a full-service caterer. We reserve the right to approve or deny the use of other vendors.
Yes. However, we understand that each event is unique, and we would be happy to tailor your event to suit your needs.
No. All bar services must be contracted through The Bryan Museum. The Bryan Museum is licensed by the State of Texas (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) and follows the laws set forth by the State of Texas. Absolutely no outside alcohol may be brought in, and no alcohol may leave the premises.
Definitely! Our Events staff will work with you to ensure that your bar set-up is exactly suited to your budget and event.
Yes. Parking is available in our Guest Parking lot located behind the Museum, and there is street parking around the entire property. With advance notice, parking is also available on the property immediately to the west of the Museum. All parking is free of charge.
The City of Galveston has a noise ordinance in effect that requires that events on our property conclude by 10:30 p.m. In order to comply with this ordinance, we ask that all guests, vendors, and anyone assisting with tear-down exit the premises by 11:00 p.m.