Plan Your Event

Weddings and Rehearsal Dinners

Make Your Wedding ... Magical

At The Bryan Museum

The Bryan Museum is Galveston's premier venue for your magical, memorable wedding!

Wedding Packages

Venue Details & Pricing

Ceremony and Reception
Gazebo and Conservatory
(Up to 150 Guests)

$9,600

Venue Price Includes:
  • Six hours of event coordination
  • Use of Gazebo, Conservatory, Bridal Suite, and Groom's Lounge for five hours
  • One hundred fifty white garden chairs for ceremony
  • Fifteen 60-inch round tables
  • One hundred fifty walnut chiavari chairs
  • Six cocktail tables
  • Two 48-inch round tables
  • Four 6-foot rectangular tables

Reception Only
Conservatory
(Up to 150 Guests)

$6,600

Venue Price Includes:
  • Four hours of event coordination
  • Use of Conservatory for five hours
  • Fifteen 60-inch round tables
  • One hundred fifty walnut chiavari chairs
  • Six cocktail tables
  • Two 48-inch round tables
  • Four 6-foot rectangular tables

Ceremony Only
Conservatory
(Up to 200 Guests)

$4,600

Venue Price Includes:
  • Three hours of event coordination
  • Use of Conservatory, Bridal Suite, and Groom's Lounge for three hours
  • Two hundred fifty walnut chiavari chairs
  • Two 48-inch round tables
  • Two 6-foot rectangular tables

Ceremony Only
Gazebo or Fountain
(Up to 150 Guests)

$3,600

Venue Price Includes:
  • Three hours of event coordination
  • Use of Gazebo or Fountain, Bridal Suite, and Groom's Lounge for three hours
  • One hundred fifty white garden chairs
  • Two 48-inch round tables
  • Four 6-foot rectangular tables

Beverage & Bar Packages

There is a bartender fee of $150; one bartender per fifty guests.
For each additional bar, there is a set-up fee of $125.

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
Premium Bar Three types of domestic beer or craft beer keg, house white and red, champagne toast, top-shelf liquor $40

Taxes & Gratuity

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 20% gratuity will be included on the final bill.

Rehearsal Dinner Packages

Venue Details & Pricing

Rehearsal Dinner
Conservatory
(Up to 100 Guests)

$3,700

Venue Price Includes:
  • Use of Conservatory for three hours
  • Ten 60-inch round tables
  • One hundred walnut chiavari chairs
  • Six cocktail tables
  • Two 48-inch round tables
  • Four 6-foot rectangular tables

Rehearsal Dinner
Second Floor Landing or Library
(Second Floor Landing: Up to 50 Guests)
(Library: Up to 22 Guests)

$1,200

Venue Price Includes:
  • Use of Second Floor Landing or Library for three hours
  • Five 60-inch round tables
  • Fifty walnut chiavari chairs
  • Two 6-foot rectangular tables

Beverage & Bar Packages

There is a bartender fee of $150; one bartender per fifty guests.
For each additional bar, there is a set-up fee of $125.

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
Premium Bar Three types of domestic beer or craft beer keg, house white and red, champagne toast, top-shelf liquor $40

Taxes & Gratuity

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 20% gratuity will be included on the final bill.

Booking & Deposits

  • The Bryan Museum provides an on-site event coordinator to help facilitate the execution of your event.
  • In order to secure your special date, we require a deposit of 50% of the venue fee. Dates are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. This deposit is nonrefundable and must be paid with a valid credit card. The remaining balance must be paid in full thirty days prior to the event date.
  • We also require a damage deposit of $500, which is due thirty days prior to the event date. Museum staff will inspect the property the day following the event. The cost to repair any damage to the property will be deducted from the damage deposit.
  • The Bryan Museum provides our private security for all events. The charge is $30 per hour for every one hundred guests.
  • The Galveston Police Department requires that an officer be present for every event. The Bryan Museum is in charge of making these arrangements. This officer will be paid $35 per hour in cash by the person responsible for payment for the event.

Preferred Vendors

Below is a listing of our preferred vendors.
You may also download a pdf version of the list here.

Catering
Chopin Mon Ami Catering
(409) 762-2622
CMAcatering.com
Lisa Hedrick
(281) 648-1907
HedrickGourmetGroup.com
Carriage Caterers
(409) 762-8053
CarriageCaterers.info
Benno's
(409) 762-3666
BennosOfGalveston.com
Cakes
Cakes by Jula
(832) 932-1353
CakesByJula.com
PattyCakes Bakery
(409) 762-2537
PattyCakesGalveston.com
Ile Petite Bakery and Deli, LLC
(409) 497-4259
IlePetiteBakeryandDeliLLC.com
Rentals
Tour de Tents
(409) 763-5034
TourdeTents.com
Majestic Linens Co.
(409) 539-5954
MajesticLinens.com
Floral
Island Flowers
(409) 762-1800
Island Flowers on Facebook
Downtown Blooms
(409) 974-4294
DowntownBlooms.com
Wedding Wardrobe Stylist
Dilaura Rodriguez-Uribe
(832) 574-3546
Make-Up
Blushworthy – Victoria Trevino
Blush-Worthy.com
Kathy Smith
(713) 240-2405
KathySmithMakeUpArtist.com
Hair & Make-Up
LuLu's Salon
(409) 744-5323
LulusTheSalon.com
Atmosphere
(409) 750-9810
AtmosphereTheSalon.com
Photography
Ryan R. Jones Photography
(817) 307-0322
RyanRJonesPhotography.com
Barron & Barron Photography
(409) 939-1498
BarronAndBarron.com
Scott Pena
(409) 877-3081
Scott Pena on Facebook
Hair & Make-Up
DJs
PB&DJ
PBDJs.com
Darker Side
DarkerSideDJs.com
Live Music
Wayne Holt - Guitarist
(713) 303-7857
The Line Up - Band
Willie Gonzales
(409) 789-6876
The Line Up on Facebook
Invites
Invitations by Betsy
BetsyByDesign.net
Live Music
Dewayne Ross
WeddingBlissEvents.com
Pam Durham
Moments-Events.com
Disclaimer
All resources listed are individuals that we have personally worked with in the past. They are experienced, professional, and a pleasure to do business with. We believe they provide the same quality of customer service that our guests expect from us. We offer these referrals as a convenience to our clients, but in no way are any of these resources affiliated or represented by The Bryan Museum, and therefore we are not responsible for their work or products.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. To request an appointment, please complete and submit the form below.

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 wedding is unique, and we would be happy to tailor your wedding 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. You are allowed to bring food and nonalcoholic beverages. With advance notice, the Museum can also provide snacks. Please note that all alcoholic beverages must be provided by The Bryan Museum.

Yes, unless there is an event the night before. Our Events staff will assist with the rehearsal. Typically, we allow one hour and encourage that only the wedding party be present.

Yes. The cocktail hour is typically the first forty-five minutes to one hour immediately following the ceremony and when all staffing begins.

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.

Once you have secured your event, we are happy to allow you to use the property for portraits. Arrangements must be made in advance.

We allow pets to participate in your wedding ceremony. For the safety of all those on the property, including your pet, we do not allow pets during the cocktail hour or reception.

The maximum capacity varies depending on which selection of venues you choose. For more information, please call Peter Ochoa, Director of Events, at (409) 220‑3021 or email him.

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.

All decorations and furniture arrangements must be approved in advance by the Events staff. Sparklers, fireworks, glitter, confetti, rice, birdseed, wheat, or similar materials are not allowed. Synthetic flower petals are not permitted. Open flames are not allowed anywhere on the property. All décor must be removed at the end of the wedding.

Request an Appointment

To request an appointment, please complete and submit the form below.
For more information, call Peter Ochoa, Director of Events, at (409) 220‑3021 or email him.

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Read Our Reviews

My husband and I couldn’t be more thrilled in our decision to book The Bryan Museum for our wedding this past November....

Posted by Jennifer Rose Marullo on Monday, April 17, 2017

Me and Terry had our wedding there on Saturday 03/18/17 and the experience was flawless! What a great staff, well...

Posted by Jamie Fuller-Waymire on Monday, March 20, 2017

We were married at The Bryan Museum on April 2nd with about 225 guests in attendance. We were the first event in the new...

Posted by Chesney Goodson on Friday, April 22, 2016