Beyond the box: Unique venues

When you meet in Galveston, your group has plenty of unique attractions to choose from for memorable off-site events and outings, too.
Below is a sampling of our diverse offerings.

Moody Mansion

Moody Mansion

Built in 1895, is an imposing limestone and brick structure filled with furnishings and heirlooms from one of Texas’ wealthiest families



bishops palace

Bishop's Palace

Built in 1892, is Galveston's grandest and best-known building with an ornate delight of colored stone, intricately carved ornaments, rare woods, stained-glass windows, and impressive fireplaces from around the world.


Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House

Built in 1894, remains Galveston’s premier cultural venue. One of the few remaining theatres of its era in Texas, no seat is more than 70 feet from the stage.


The Bryan Museum

The Bryan Museum

Located in a historic home, the museum houses one of the largest collections of historical artifacts, documents and artwork relating to Texas and the American West. For special events, the Conservatory is a 2,000 square-foot magnificent glass and metalwork venue that is perfect for elegant events and corporate parties

Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens

One of the area’s most popular attractions, offers groups the opportunity to travel the world’s oceans at the Aquarium Pyramid; mingle with tropical plants, exotic fish, monkeys, sloths and birds at the Rainforest Pyramid; or unravel the mysteries of science at the Discovery Pyramid.

Ocean Star

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum

Museum focuses on Texas’ rich oil history. Take a leisurely, self-guided tour through the retired Ocean Star jack-up rig which now serves as a museum and educational facility.

pleasure pier

Historic Pleasure Pier

Situated entirely over the water, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier offers an experience like no other — with midway games, eclectic shops, a collection of restaurants and 16 rides, including the thrilling Iron Shark roller coaster.


Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

With a huge array of indoor and outdoor awesome aquatic adventures, Schlitterbahn is the ultimate year-round, family-friendly experience, boasting everything from thrilling uphill watercoasters to relaxing hot tubs.


Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast

A pirate-themed family experience where visitors can learn about the legends, myths and stories of the last buccaneers. It features the deck of a pirate ship, a captain's cabin and actors portraying historic pirates.