From grand receptions of 400 to intimate exchanges of vows and horse-drawn carriages, Hotel Galvez & Spa® makes every bride’s day perfect. Situated along the Gulf Coast beaches, Hotel Galvez offers couples a rich, elegant setting for a destination wedding. 

Hotel Galvez has been creating enchanting weddings for more than a 100 years and features a history including presidents, legendary entertainers, and even an occasional ghost. The hotel now offers two outdoor venues for wedding ceremonies – the Oleander Garden and Centennial Green. For small ceremonies up to 250, couples opt for the Oleander Garden. Showcasing the Oleander City’s most abundant bloom and a flowing water wall, the garden offers a gorgeous wedding space in an intimate setting. Centennial Green, which is located just south of the Music Hall, features a classic pergola for ceremonies and is bordered by four charming fountains. Brides can make their entrance from the steps of the Music Hall down the length of the green to the pergola which offers a view of the Gulf in the background. This space can accommodate ceremonies of up to 300. 

The classic elegance of the Music Hall offers 4,550 sq. ft. of space with high ceilings, grand arches, ornate glass and gold chandeliers, and accommodates parties of 500 for standing receptions or 300 for a seated event. The Terrace Ballroom is well suited for small stylish receptions. The Veranda offers another way to enjoy weddings and receptions, overlooking the tropical pool, lush landscaping and Gulf of Mexico.  The Veranda combined with the Terrace Ballroom can host receptions of up to 350 people.

The Spa at the Hotel Galvez offers brides and the wedding party a perfect choice for last minute preparations on the big day. The spa offers a Relaxation Room, Meditation Garden and a private suite that can be used by brides and their wedding party to socialize between treatments. 

Despite the hotels’ historic grandeur, guests still enjoy today’s modern amenities. From room service and cocktails to a tropical pool with a swim-up bar and trolley rides around town, couples delight in everything new before and after “I do.” 
The Hotel Galvez’ catering and staff is made available for the reception, creating buffet or reception-style meals. Wedding guests can also enjoy the hotel’s popular Sunday Brunch to send off the newlyweds, available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Sunday. Complimentary accommodations are arranged for newlyweds along with special rates for their guests. 

About Hotel Galvez & Spa®
Hotel Galvez & Spa®, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast. This 224-room, century-old hotel offers 13,000 square feet of meeting space, a 9,763-square-foot spa, fitness center, full-service restaurant, lobby bar, pool with a swim-up bar and Hall of History. The hotel is rated four diamonds by AAA and is owned by the Cynthia and George Mitchell family as part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For reservations, call (409) 765-7721, or visit

About Wyndham Grand®
Wyndham Grand® is an ensemble of distinguished hotels that are approachable by design, representing one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodation, attentive service and relaxed surroundings. A part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Wyndham Grand family currently consists of more than 40 locations around the world. Additional information is available at Most Wyndham Grand® hotels are franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or its affiliates. Certain Wyndham Grand hotels are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing more than 8,000 hotels and over 699,700 rooms in 79 countries.  Additional information is available at For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit

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Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. For more information on Galveston Island visit or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.