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One Hope Boulevard

Galveston, TX 77554

Phone: 409-744-4673

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Large and Small: From Trade Shows to Virtual Options, We Do it All.

In these changing times, we bring flexibility. With a plethora of spacious, well-equipped meetings rooms, you have ample options to host a variety of events in person or virtually. From our convention center with its large expo halls to our sophisticated ballrooms, we are able to serve everything from trade shows, to corporate meetings. Our professional staff provides catering, event services and expert knowledge from planning to execution to ensure your Galveston event is successful.

Gulf Coast Event Services

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Ensuring Your Gathering is a Success

At Moody Gardens Hotel, we have designed our Gulf Coast event services with success in mind. Covering everything from room rentals to AV equipment to crafting the perfect menu, our expertly executed services ensure every detail is covered, whether you’re planning an intimate cocktail party or a grand wedding reception. We provide complimentary Wi-Fi access in all meeting rooms and guest rooms. The Convention Center offers parking for up to 1,000 cars. Please note: Room rentals are based on actual guest room pick-up and food and beverage revenue. Any last-minute changes in room set-ups may result in an additional labor charge.

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Our creative Galveston event planners are dedicated to ensuring your event is a success at Moody Gardens Hotel, whether you are planning an intimate reception, corporate meeting or large trade show. Contact us today to start planning and one of our staff members will be in touch about your Moody Gardens event soon.

Galveston Catering & Banquets

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The Perfect Menu for Your Event

Our professional Galveston sales and catering staff offer expert service for all types of functions, whether you are planning a corporate luncheon or a grand wedding reception. Choose from any of our diverse catering menus, or personalize a menu to suit your tastes.
Please note: Buffets have a 50 guest minimum. All food and beverage must be provided by Moody Gardens Hotel. Likewise, all catered food and beverage must be consumed on the premises.
When booking our Galveston reception halls or outdoor spaces, consider the following menus for your event.

BREAKFAST MENU

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SERVED BREAKFASTS
Maximum of 100 Guests All Breakfast Entrees include Chilled Orange Juice, Fresh Baked Biscuits, Fresh Brewed Coffee and Hot Teas

CLASSIC AMERICAN
Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Chives, Homestyle Potatoes with Scallions and your choice of Applewood Smoked Bacon, Chicken or Pork Sausage $22

BELGIUM WAFFLE
Studded with Maple Sugar Crystals, served with Vanilla Anglaise $22 

EGGS BENEDICT
Maximum of 50 Guests Toasted English Muffin, Canadian Bacon, Poached Eggs and Classic Hollandaise Sauce Served with Homestyle Potatoes and Scallions $24

MEDITERRANEAN EGG WHITE BOWL
Sautéed Spinach, Oven Dried Tomato, Seasonal Mushrooms, topped with Feta Cheese served with Homestyle Potatoes $20

MEXICAN SCRAMBLE
Farm Fresh Eggs Scrambled with Jalapeños, Scallions, Tomatoes and Cheddar Cheese. Served with Black Beans, Flour Tortillas and Fire Roasted Salsa $22

SMOKED BRISKET & CORN BEEF HASH BOWL
Over Medium Eggs, Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa and Pepper Jack Cheese. $24

AVOCADO TOAST
Whole Grain Texas Toast with Mashed Avocado, Seasoned Cherry Tomatoes, Queso Fresco and Soft-Boiled Egg served with Homestyle Potatoes $18

AVOCADO & HOUSE SMOKED SALMON TOAST
With Bermuda Onion and Everything Spices served with Homestyle Potatoes

BREAKFAST BUFFETS
(Minimum 25 guests)
Buffets include Assorted Danishes, Muffins Croissants, Fresh Brewed Coffee and Hot Teas

ALL-AMERICAN $28
Classic Scrambled Eggs Applewood Smoked Bacon Choice of Chicken or Pork Sausage Homestyle Potatoes Stuffed Crepes Seasonal Fruit Bowls

THE BOULANGER (CONTINENTAL) $20
Assorted Danishes, Muffins, Croissants, Butter and Jam Fresh Orange and Grapefruit Juices Vanilla Yogurt Parfait with Granola and Seasonal Berries Seasonal Fruit Bowls

BAJA BREAKFAST $28 
Jalepeño Egg Scramble with Scallions Chopped Crispy Bacon and Marinated Chicken "Tinga" Chorizo and Potatoes Refried Beans Shredded Cheese Fire-roasted Salsa Warm foil wrapped Flour Tortillas (GF Corn Tortillas available) Seasonal Fruit Bowls

SOUTHERN COAST $28
Classic Scrambled Eggs, Chives (optional) Applewood Smoked Bacon Choice of Chicken or Pork Sausage Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits Sausage Gravy Cheesy Hominy Grits Country Potatoes Seasonal Fruit Bowls

POWER START $24
Irish Steel Cut Oats, Brown Sugar, Whole Butter, Toasted Almonds, Mushroom and Spinach Egg Scramble, Feta Cheese, Sweet Pepper Garnish. Vanilla Yogurt Parfait with Granola and Seasonal Berries, Seasonal Fruit Bowls

BREAKFAST BUFFET ENHANCEMENTS

FROM THE BAKERY

Muffins: Blueberry, Banana Nut, Double Chocolate Chip (Choice of two) $38 / Dozen

Croissants: Plain, Chocolate, Cinnamon Sugar, Almond (Choice of two) $42 / Dozen

Turnovers: Cherry, Apple $36 / Dozen

Quick Breads: Banana Nut, Glazed Lemon, Pumpkin Streusel, Cranberry Orange, Spiced Zucchini, Cinnamon Sugar Crunch (Choice of two) $38 / Dozen

Chef's Choice of Assorted Danishes $36 / Dozen

Cinnamon Rolls with Self Serve Frosting $48 / Dozen

Cinnamon Espresso Coffee Cake $38 / Dozen

Glazed Donuts $36 / Dozen

Kolaches: Sausage & Cheese or Sausage, Cheese & Jalepeño $48 / Dozen

Bagels: Original or Assorted to include: Everything, Blueberry or Cinnamon Raisin $38 / Dozen

FROM THE GARDE MANGER

Build Your Own House Made Granola Parfaits $6 each

Assorted Greek Yogurts $5 each

Salmon and Cream Cheese with Mini Bagels $8 each

Hard Boiled Eggs $2 each

Cold Cereals with Milk $5 each

Whole Fruit $3 each

Seasonal Fresh Cut Fruit Bowls $8 each

FROM THE CHEF

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy $5 per person

Cheese Grits $5 per person

Oatmeal with Brown Sugar, Nuts and Raisins $5 per person

Ham or Sausage, Egg and Cheese Croissants $6 per person

Taco Bar $5 per person

BEVERAGE BREAKS

Freshly Brewed Community Coffee - Regular and Decaffeinated $58 / Gallon

Assorted Hot Teas $4 each

Iced Tea with Lemon $40 / Gallon

Fresh Orange Juice $50 / Gallon

Apple, Cranberry, Tomato and Grapefruit Juices $42 / Gallon

Individual Fruit Juices $5 each

Infused Waters  $32 / Gallon

Old Fashioned Lemonade $40 / Gallon

Milk $4 each

Soft Drinks $4 each

Bottle Water $4 each

Iced Coffee $4 each

ALL DAY BEVERAGE STATION

Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee $14 / person 4 hour max

Hot Tea and Iced Tea Bottles $24 / person 8 hour max

Bottle Water and Soft Drinks

Brunch Menu

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THE PALM BRUNCH (Minimum 50 guests)

Assorted Chilled Juices

Assorted of Chilled Fruit Yogurts

Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs

Crisp Applewood Smoked Bacon

Country Sausage

Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes

Fresh Shrimp and Grits

Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaf Coffee

Assorted Hot Teas

Market Style Seasonal Fresh Fruit Display

Steel Cut Oatmeal with Brown Sugar and Dried Fruit

Assorted Muffins, Croissants and Danishes

Belgian Waffle Station Fresh Berries, Maple Syrup and Whipped Cream

Omelette Station Diced Ham, Bacon, Scallions, Tomato, Mushrooms, Peppers, Spinach, Jack and Cheddar Cheeses

Carving Station (Select One) Roast Sirloin au Jus Honey Baked Ham Roasted Turkey Breast House Cured Pork Belly 

$58 each *Chef Attendant Required @ $125 

BRUNCH ENHANCEMENTS

Small (50 people), Medium (100 people), Large (150 people)

HOT SMOKED SCOTTISH SALMON DISPLAY Capers, Red Onions, Chopped Egg, Cream Cheese, Pumpernickle, Bagels Small - $500 Medium - $900 Large - $1,200

CAESAR SALAD STATION Small - $400 Medium - $700 Large -$900 Add Grilled Chicken $2 per person Add Grilled Shrimp $3 per person

CRUDITE Broccoli and Cauliflower Florets, Baby Carrots, Zucchini, Corn, Celery, Grape Tomatoes, Grilled Vegetables and Ranch Dip Small - $400 Medium - $700 Large - $900

CHARCUTERIE DISPLAY Assorted Dry Cured Meats, Crostini and Breads Small - $700 Medium - $1,300 Large - $1,800

IMPORTED AND TEXAS ARTISAN CHEESE Assorted Crackers, Crostini and Breads Small - $500 Medium - $900 Large - $1,200

ANTIPASTO Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers, Grilled Ahi Tuna, Genoa Salami, Kalamata Olives, Provolone Cheese, Marinated Cauliflower and Mushrooms, Sweet Onions, Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella Small ` $600 Medium - $1,100 Large - $1,500

BEVERAGES

Assorted Soft Drinks $4 each Bottled Water $4 each Iced Coffee $4 each

Bloody Marys $8 each Mimosas $8 each

Champagne $8 each Screwdrivers $8 each

LUNCH BUFFET

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Designed for 60 minutes of service Minimum 25 guests 

DELI BUFFET $34

Tomato Basil Soup Garden Greens with Croutons Condiments Assorted Dressing Pasta Salad Mustard Potato Salad Prime Rib Roasted Turkey Maple Ham Swiss Sharp Cheddar Pepper Jack Lettuce Sliced Tomatoes Sliced Red Onions Deli Peppers Pickles Mayonnaise Horseradish Cream Mustard House Made Chips Freshly Brewed Ice Tea Coffee House Made Monster Cookies Fudge Brownie

THAT'S A WRAP $32

Tomato Basil Soup Cucumber Tomato Salad Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Turkey BLT with Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Garlic Aioli Caprese with Spinach, Heirloom Tomato, Mozzarella, Arugula on a Basil Tortilla Wrap Grilled Chicken with Hummus and Seasoned Grilled Vegetables on a Cilantro Tortilla Wrap

Individual Assorted Chips Freshly Brewed Ice Tea Coffee Strawberry Cheesecake Tarts House Made Chocolate Chip Cookies

TEX-MEX BUFFET $36

Fresh Mixed Greens, Cucumber, Jicama, Cherry Tomatoes, Black Beans and Chipotle Ranch Charred Corn Guacamole Fire-Roasted Tomato Salsa Texas Trash Dip - Taco Meat, Refried Beans, Cream Cheese, Jack and Cheddar Cheeses Tortilla Chips Chicken Fajitas or Chicken Mole Beef Fajitas, sautéed Peppers and Onions Warm Flour Tortillas Spanish Rice Vegetarian Borracho Beans Sour Cream Fresh Pico de Gallo Cinnamon Dulce Chocolate Pots Churros

RUSTIC CAJUN $36

Spicy Shrimp Bisque or Shrimp Gumbo Baby mixed Lettuce, Avocado, Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette Cole Slaw

Blackened Grouper or Redfish with Cajun Sauté Smothered Chicken with Onion and Herb Gravy Steamed Rice Seasonal Vegetable

Banana Fosters Monkey Bread Mississippi Mud Brownies Jalepeño Cornbread

HOTS, BRATS & BURGERS $36

Cole Slaw Potato Salad Baked Beans Texas Toothpicks Hot Dogs Bratwurst Hamburgers Sauerkraut and Bacon Chili Sauteed Mushrooms Rootbeer Floats

SOUTHERN COMFORT $35

Fried Green Tomato Salad with Bacon, Lettuce, Hard Boiled Eggs with Buttermilk Dressing Southern Macaroni Salad with Bell Peppers, Onion, Celery, Coated in creamy Dressing Herb Roasted Chicken Quarters Braised Boneless Short Rib "Pot Roast" Seasonal Vegetable mirepoix with Fresh Herbs Crushed Yukon Gold Potatoes Humming Bird Cake Chocolate Cobbler Rolls and Butter

THE TEXAS SMOKEHOUSE $35

Hill Country Cole Slaw Mustard Potato Salad Mesquite Smoked Brisket Ziegenbock Marinated Chicken Charred Grilled Elgin Smoked Sausage or Jalepeño-Cheddar Sausage Poblano Creamed Corn Baked Beans House made Pickled Jalapeños Sliced Onions and Pickles Fresh Fruit Cobbler Banana Pudding Rolls and Butter

PRE-PRESENTATION LUNCH SERVICE $32

30 minute lunch followed by one hour speaker presentation without interruptions to focus on audience attention *Pre-set Salads and Beverages to expedite service. Served with Tea. 

BIB & BLUE Beef Medallions, Bib Lettuce, Roquefort Cheese, Heirloom Tomatoes, Red Wine Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Dessert - Chocolate Truffle

ISLAND TIME Pan Roasted Gulf Snapper, Grilled Romaine Lettuce, Sweet Onions, Roasted Tomatoes with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette. Dessert - Mango Mousse

THE STRAND Blackened Shrimp, Chopped Avocado, Cucumber, Jicama, Crispy Iceberg Lettuce with Avocado-Lime Dressing Dessert - Petit Strawberry Cheesecake

CAESAR Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast with Romaine Lettuce, Roasted Peppers, Sliced Egg, Tomatoes with Shaved Parmesan. Dessert - Chocolate Hazelnut Panna Cotta

MOODY SALUTE Chicken or Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado, Mixed Greens, Cherry Tomatoes with our Tangy House Dressing Dessert - Hibiscus Chocolate Cake 

LUNCH & DESSERT MENU

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PLATED LUNCHES All Entrees include Choice of Soup or Salad, Chef's Vegetable and Starch, Freshly Baked Bread, Desserts, Coffee and Iced Tea

Choose One

SOUPS
Spring Vegetable & Rice with Rotisserie Chicken with Fresh Herbs Classic Lobster or Spicy Shrimp Bisque Seafood Gumbo Sausage & Chicken Gumbo Black Bean Soup with Sour Cream and Fresh Pico de Gallo Tomato Basil Soup with Cheesy Croutons Cauliflower Soup with Sautéed Mushrooms and Truffle Oil Chilled Gazpacho with Avocado and Tomatillo Créma Corn Chowder with Lobster

SALADS
Mixed Field Greens Seasonal Garden Vegetables, Choice of House or Ranch Dressing Chopped Wedge Salad With Crispy Bacon, Crumbled Blue Cheese or Ranch Dressing Classic Caesar Salad Chopped Romaine Hearts with our Signature Caesar Dressing and Croutons Butter Lettuce and Roasted Beet Salad Crumbled Goat Cheese, Toasted Pistachios with OrangeChampagne Vinaigrette Spinach & Roasted Pear Salad With Candied Pecans and Sweet Onion Confit with Red Wine-Dijon Vinaigrette

ENTRÉES
Blackened Redfish With Cajun Vegetable Sauté $36

Pan Roasted Grouper Citrus Marinated Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette $36

Lacquered "Bay of Fundy" Salmon With Gulf Shrimp-Grilled Pineapple Relish, Cilantro Rice and Sautéed Sesame Broccolini $34

Grilled New York Steak & Potatoes Roasted Asparagus, Cremini Mushroom and Sweet Onion Sauté $40

Grilled Beef Medallions With Lobster-Cognac Sauce, Asparagus and Potato Purée $37

Braised Boneless Short Rib Braised in Chianiti, Herbs and Seasonal Vegetable Mirepoix $38

Roasted Airline Chicken Breast With roasted Fennel, Fingerling Potatoes, Sweet Onions, Rosemary & Tomato Jus $34

Tuscan Chicken Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce, Spinach, Garlic, White Wine Served with Linguini and Broccolini $34

Ricotta & Porcini Stuffed Pasta With Creamy Truffle & Parmesan Sauce $32

Grilled Vegetable Ravioli With Sugo Rosa Sauce $32

DESSERTS

Strawberry Cake Donut- Glazed Donut with Strawberrries, Strawberry Sauce and Whipped Cream

ChocoNut Pate Choux - Chocolate Cream Puff Filled with Caramelized Hazelnuts and White Chocolate Mousse finished with Raspberry Coulis

Seasonal Berry Tart - Shortbread Tart Shell Filled with Vanilla Créme Patisserie and Topped with Fresh Berries alongside a Lemon Lavender Sauce

Tropical Panna Cotta - Vanilla Bean Custard topped with Mango in a Passion Fruit, Banana and Lime Sauce

Demolition Chocolate Cake - Chocolate Mousse Sandwiched Between Chocolate Cake and finished with Ganache

BOX LUNCHES

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All box lunches include a choice of chips or potato salad, fruit, chocolate chip cookie, bottled water or soft drink (Select one)

GRILLED CHICKEN COBB WRAP Chopped Eggs, Grilled Chicken Applewood Smoked Bacon, Spinach, Tomatoes, Roasted Corn and Ranch Dressing in a Spinach Tortilla $20

THE ITALIAN SUB Salami, Roast Beef and Ham with Our House Dressing, Balsamic Onions, Banana Peppers, Shredded Lettuce, Sliced Tomatoes and Provolone Cheese on a Pretzel Roll $20

ROAST TURKEY SANDWICH Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast, Sliced Yellow Tomato, Swiss Cheese, Baby Spinach with Apricot Mayonnaise on a Croissant $20

ROAST BEEF SANDWICH Sliced Roast Beef, Balsamic Onions, Sliced Tomatoes, Spinach, Mozzarella Cheese and Horseradish Cream on a Croissant $20

VEGETABLE WRAP Seasonal Grilled Vegetables with Hummus on a Cilantro Tortilla $20

DINNER & DESSERT

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PLATED DINNERS All Entrees include Choice of Soup or Salad, Chef's Vegetable and Starch, Freshly Baked Bread, Dessert, Coffee and Iced Tea

SOUPS

Spring Vegetable & Rice with Rotisserie Chicken Fresh Herbs Classic Lobster or Spicy Shrimp Bisque Seafood Gumbo Sausage & Chicken Gumbo Black Bean Soup with Sour Cream and Fresh Pico de Gallo Tomato & Basil Soup with Cheesy Croutons Cauliflower Soup with Sautéed Mushrooms and Truffle Oil Chilled Gazpacho with Avocado and Tomatillo Créma Corn Chowder with Lobster

SALADS

Mixed Field Greens Seasonal garden vegetables, Choice of House or Ranch Dressing Chopped Wedge Salad With Crispy Bacon, Crumbled Blue Cheese or Ranch Dressing Classic Caesar Salad Chopped Romaine Hearts with our Signature Caesar Dressing Butter Lettuce and Roasted Beet Salad Crumbled Goat Cheese, Toasted Pistachios with OrangeChampagne Vinaigrette Spinach & Roasted Pear Salad With Candied Pecans and Sweet Onion Confit with Red Wine-Dijon Vinaigrette

ENTRÉES

LAND

Roasted Chicken Chop with Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Herb Au Jus $42 / person

Lobster Stuffed Chicken Breast, Sherry $47 / person

Grilled New York Steak, Cognac Cream Sauce $55 / person

Center Cut Beef Filet With Classic Bearnaise $57 / person

SEA

5 oz Lobster Tail $47 / person

Jumbo Shrimp Scampi or Shrimp DeJonge  $47 / person

Dungeness Crab Cluster  $47 / person

6 oz SW Crab Cake $47 / person

Land & Sea

5 oz Lobster Tail and 6 oz Beef Filet $62 / person

Lobster Stuffed Chicken Breast and Shrimp Scampi $52 / person

6 oz Beef Filet and 4 oz SW Crab Cake $58 / person

6 oz Beef Filet and 4 oz Gulf Red Snapper $60 / person

6 oz Beef Filet and Dungeness Crab $62 / person

DESSERTS

Texas Bourbon Pecan Tart - Shortbread Crust with a Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Filling atop Caramel Sauce

Chocolate Truffle Cake - Chocolate Flourless Cake with Vanilla Custard Sauce and Seasonal Berries

Strawberries and Cream - White Chocolate Cheesecake alongside Strawberry Mousse, Strawberry Sauce and Fresh Strawberries

Key Lime in a Cup - Key Lime Custard topped with Graham Streusel, Mango Curd and Vanilla Créme Fraiche

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pot - Chocolate Cream with Caramel Sauce, Peanut Butter Mousse and Salted Peanuts

DINNER BUFFET

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Designed for 60 minutes of service Freshly Baked Bread, Coffee and Iced Tea. Minimum 25 guests 

ITALIAN $52

Mixed Green Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Diced Provolone Cheese, Salami with Red Wine Vinaigrette Antipasto Display Marinated Ciliengine Mozzarella and Heirloom Cherry Tomato Salad with Garden Pesto Sautéed Grouper Picatta, Caper and White Wine Sauce Roasted Tuscan Chicken Breast with Silky Sundried Tomato and Basil Sauce Baked Ziti Pasta with Italian Sausage, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Basil with Alfredo Sauce Spaghetti Tossed in Oil and Garlic Served with Marinara and Alfredo Sauces (on side) Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Fresh Herbs Tiramisu Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cannolis Biscotti 

BAYOU VIEW $58

Chopped Wedge Salad with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Crispy Bacon and Bermuda Onions Beefsteak Tomato and Red Onion Salad with Fresh Basil and Aged Balsamic Glaze Lobster Cobb Salad - Chopped Crisp Iceberg and Romaine Lettuce with Crisp Bacon, Tomatoes, Avocado, Roquefort Cheese, Egg and Succulent Lobster Meat Pan Roasted Salmon with Velvety Risotto and Saffron Wine Sauce Grilled Medallions of Beef with Pommery Mustard and Cognac Sauce Roasted Chicken Breast with Roasted Fennel, Sweet Onions, Thyme and Rosemary Scented Sauce Balsalmic Roasted Heirloom Carrots and Fingerling Potatoes Buttery Jumbo Asparagus Chocolate Cheesecake Fruit Tarts

ASIAN $54

Asian Chopped Salad - Romaine, Cabbage and Crisp Vegetables with Sesame Dressing Rice Noodle Salad with Edamame, Asparagus, Charred Scallions, Cilantro and Ginger Vinaigrette Sweet and Sour Fresh Pickles Teriyaki Salmon over Sautéed Garlic and Ginger Bok Choy Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken with Scallions and Napa Cabbage Mongolian Beef with Mushrooms and Sweet Peppers Vegetable Stir Fry Sautéed Broccolini with Soy and Sesames Bibingka Cake Mango Pudding

HARVEST BUFFET $52

Butter Lettuce and Roasted Beet Salad with Crumbled Goat Cheese, Orange-Champagne Vinaigrette Organic Red Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with Lemon and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Black-Eye Pea and Gulf Shrimp Salad with Roasted Corn, Peppers and Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes Herb Marinated Chicken Breast with Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Sauce Sage Rubbed Boneless Pork Loin with Cajun Mustard and Sweet Onion Sauce Panko Crusted Tilapia Fillet with Spicy Cherry Tomato and Basil Sauce Roasted Heirloom Carrots and Brussel Sprouts Buttery Whipped Potatoes Pumpkin Whoopies Apple Hand Pies

THE TEXAS SMOKEHOUSE DINNER $50

Mixed Greens Salad Mustard Potato Salad Coleslaw Sliced White Onions Pickles House Pickled Jalepeños Carved Mesquite Smoked Beef Brisket Shiner Bock Marinated Chicken Sausage Baked Beans Creamed Corn BBQ Sauce Sliced White Bread Fruit Cobbler Chocolate Bourbon Cake

ENHANCEMENTS

ACTION STATIONS Designed for 60 minutes of service *Attendants required at $125 each, 1 attendant per 40 guests

STREET TACOS $15* per person
Baja Shrimp Tacos with Mexican Shrimp Cabbage Slaw, Cilantro Vinaigrette and Queso Fresco Tacos Al Pastor with Marinated Sliced Pork, Diced Onion, Fresh Cilantro and Lime

THE BALLPARK $12* per person
Mini Kosher Beef Hot Dog with Texas Chili, Shredded Cheddar, Diced Onion, Ball Park Mustard, Sour Cream, Sauerkraut, Pico de Gallo, Pickled Jalepeños, Pickle Relish, Sport Peppers, Sliced Tomato with Celery Salt

MAC & CHEESE $12* per person
Braised Short Rib, Bacon, Ham, Tomato, Caramelized Onions, Gouda and Blue Cheese Crumbles

PASTA $13* per person
Shrimp, Chicken, Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, Onions,Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese, Red Pepper Flakes, Marinara and Alfredo Sauces

MEXICAN STREET CORN $12* per person 
Sautéed Sweet and Char Grilled Corn Kernels, Roasted Poblano Chiles, Cotija Cheese, Fried Corn Tortilla Strips, Mexican Chili Sauce with Fresh Lime

MASHED POTATO $12 per person
Chopped Brisket, Diced Chicken, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Shredded Cheddar, Green Onions and Sour Cream

CARVING STATIONS Designed for 60 minutes of service *Attendants required at $125 each, 1 attendant per 40 guests

BUFFALO TURKEY BREAST (Serves 30) Blue Cheese Aioli, Franks Hot Sauce with Carving Rolls $300*

ROASTED PORK LOIN (Serves 35) Banana Leaf Wrapped, Chipotle Glazed $350*

WHOLE ROASTED YUCATAN GULF FISH (Serves 25) Lime and Jalepeño Cabbage Slaw, Mango Pico de Gallo,Molcajete Salsa, Queson Fresco with Mini Flour Tortillas $495

SMOKED PRIME RIB (Serves 25) House Smoked Prime Rib, Onion Jam Confit, Country Mustard, Horseradish Cream and Carving Rolls $475*

TENDERLOIN (Serves 25) Whole Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Onion Jam Comfit, Sautéed Mushrooms, Horseradish Cream, Béarnaise and Carving Rolls $495*

STEAMSHIP ROUND (Serves 100) Au Jus, Country Mustard, Horseradish Cream and Carving Rolls $800*

A LA CARTE HORS D'OEVRES

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HOT HORS D'OEVRES Minimum of 50 pcs per item

BEEF

Beef, Pepper and Onion Kabob $4
Everything Dog in a Blanket $3
Beef Barbacoa Taco $3.50
Beef Sliders $3

SEAFOOD

Fried Gulf Shrimp with Cocktail and Tartar Sauces $4.50
Shrimp or Scallops wrapped in Bacon $4.50
Pecan Shrimp Skewer $4.50
Shrimp Dejonge $4.50
Mini Coconut Shrimp Spring Roll $3
Hatch Green Chili Crab Cake $4.50
Lobster Empanada $4
Tempura Crisp Shrimp $5

POULTRY

Hazelnut Crust Chicken Tenders $3.50
Chicken Lemongrass Potsticker $3
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Jalepeño Bites $4.50
Sesame Chicken Tempura $3
Mini Chicken Cordon Bleu $4.50

PORK

Pepperoni Calzone $3.50
Mini Assorted Deep Dish Pizzas $3
Stuffed Potato Tot $3
Sausage Mac & Cheese Fritter $3
Stuffed New Potato with Bacon$3

VEGETARIAN

Stuffed Sweet Potato $3
Kale & Vegetable Dumpling $4
Raspberry Brie en Croute $3
Three Cheese Crostini $3

CHEF'S SPECIALTIES

Seared Ahi Tuna, Salmon or Shrimp Rice Ball with Ponzu $4.50
Beef Carpaccio Crostini with Marinated Tomatoes and Chimichurri $4.50
Roasted Fingerling Potato with Smoked Salmon and Créme Fraiche $4.50
Smoked Duck with Fresh Pear and Blackberry Preserves on Endive $4.50
Shrimp and Crab Scuffle with Pesto Lemon Butter $4.50
Caramelized Endive Crostini with Goat Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts $4.50
Beef Tartare Crostini with Spicy Aioli $4.50
Seared Scallop with Citrus Relish on a Spoon $4.50
Beef Carpaccio with Caramelized Onions on Gorgonzola Crostine $4.50
Gulf Snapper Ceviche with Plantain Chip $4.50
Ahi TunaTartare on Wonton Crisp $4.50
Roasted Roman Arichoke with Marinated Goat Cheese and Olive Tapenade $4.50
Seared Ahi Tuna on Cucumber with Wasabi Caviar and Ponzu $4.50

A LA CARTE HORS D'OEVRES

COLD HORS D'OEVRES Minimum of 50 pcs per item 

Chilled Gulf Shrimp With Cocktail and Remoulade Sauce $4
Assorted Finger Sandwiches $3
Crostini with Tomato and Basil $3.50
Smoked Salmon Pinwheels $3
Southern Deviled Eggs or Jalepeño Bacon Deviled eggs (choice of) $3.50
Caprese Skewer $4.50
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Shooters $4.50
Shaved Beef Tenderloin on Herb Crostini with Grilled Onions and Blue Cheese $4.50
Vegetable Sushi, Salmon and Cream Cheese Sushi with Wasabi Dipping Sauce $4.50

MARKET DISPLAYS Minimum 25 Guests Small (50 people), Medium (100 people), Large (150 people)

IMPORTED AND TEXAS ARTISAN CHEESE
Assorted Crackers, Crostini and Breads
Small - $500 Medium - $900 Large - $1,200

CHARCUTERIE DISPLAY
Assorted Dry Cured Meats, Crostini and Breads
Small - $700 Medium - $1,300 Large - $1,800

GARDEN FRESH VEGETABLE DISPLAY
Broccoli and Cauliflower Florets, Baby Carrots, Zucchini, Corn, Celery, Grape Tomatoes with Ranch Dressing Small - $400 Medium - $700 Large - $900

SEASONAL FRESH FRESH FRUIT DISPLAY Pineapple Yogurt Dip Small - $400 Medium - $700 Large - $900

ANTIPASTO
Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers, Genoa Salami, Kalamata Olives, Provolone Cheese, Marinated Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Sweet Onions, Tomatoes and Mozzarella Small - $600 Medium - $1,100 Large - $1,500

BREAKS MENU

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Includes Water, Soft Drinks, Tea and Coffee

LIVE WELL $16 Build your own Yogurt Parfaits with Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Bananas, House Made Granola, Almonds, Pistachios and Dark Chocolate Chips Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Balls Mini Banana Nut Muffins

HAPPY TRAILS $12 Build your own Trail Mix with House Made Granola, Almonds, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Dried Cherries, Dried Cranberries, Chocolate Covered Banana Chips, Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Yogurt, M&Ms and Dried Coconut

VEG OUT $14 Fresh Celery, Carrots, Broccoli, Sweet Baby Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes and Cucumbers with Vegetable Dip and Hummus Root Vegetable Chips and Roasted Salted Edamame Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet and Spicy Dip

EPICUREAN EXPRESS $16 Meat and Cheese Sticks, Cheese Crisps, Spicy Marcona Almonds, Seasoned Olives, Honey Sticks and Dates *Pre portioned*

TEXICAN $14 Tortilla Chips, Salsa, Queso, Guacamole and Texas Caviar Buttered Popcorn, Cheddar Popcorn and Kettle Corn Sweet & Spicy Pretzel Nut Mix Cowboy Cookies

BANANA SPLIT SOCIAL $16 Build your own Split with Waffle Bowls, Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate, Strawberry, Caramel and Pineapple Topping, Fresh Banana, Fresh Strawberries, Raspberries, Chocolate Chips, Maraschino Cherries and Chopped Peanuts, Whip Cream

ARCTIC BLAST $14 Ice Cream Sandwiches, Eskimo Pies, Frozen Candy Bars, Frozen Fruit Bars

SWEET LUXURIOUS INDULGENCE $16 Chocolate Croissants, Sables, Madeleines, Eclairs, Chocolate Pot de Créme Shooters and Financiers

COOKIE MONSTER $14 House Made Chocolate Chip Cookies, Monster Cookies, Sugar and Macadamia Nut Cookies

ALL AMERICAN $15 Chocolate Bark and Peanut Brittle House Made Chips and Dips Buttered Popcorn and Cracker Jacks Warm Pretzel Nuggets with Sweet & Spicy Mustard Sauce

A LA CARTE

Freshly Baked Cookies or Brownies $38 per Dozen
Granola and Protein Bars $4 each
Chef's Miniature Desserts $50 per Dozen
Mixed Nuts $38 per Pound
Pretzels or Party Mix $28 per Pound
Fresh Popcorn $20 per Pound 
Chips and Dips (Choice of one) $8 per Person Spinach French Onion Guacamole Hummus Ranch Salsa Queso
Hot Pretzels and Mustard $6 per Person

BEVERAGES MENU

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NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES 

Freshly Brewed Coffee - Regular and Decaffeinated $58 per Gallon

Iced Tea with Lemon $40 per Gallon

Fresh Orange Juice $50 per Gallon

Apple, Cranberry, Tomato and Grapefruit Juices $42 per Gallon 

Infused Waters $32 per Gallon

Old Fashioned Lemonade $35 per Gallon

St. Arnold Rootbeer Keg Only (Market Price) 

Individual Fruit Juices $5 each

Energy Drinks and Gatorade $5 each

Iced Coffee $4 each

Hot Teas $3 each

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

PREMIUM BRANDS
Glenlivet Scotch Markers Mark Bourbon Hendricks Gin Grey Goose Vodka Captain Morgan's Rum Don Julio Tequila Woodford Whiskey

DELUXE BRANDS
Dewar's Scotch Jack Daniel's Bourbon Tito's Vodka Tanqueray Gin Bacardi Silver Rum Milagro Silver Tequila Crown Royal Whiskey

PUNCH with ALCOHOL - per gallon, 3 gallons minimum

Fruit Punch $30 per Gallon

Rum Punch $80 per Gallon

Champagne Punch $80 per Gallon

Margarita Punch $80 per Gallon

HOST BAR

Deluxe Brands $8 each

Premium Brands $9 each

House Wine $9 each

Premium Beer $7 each

Domestic Beer $6 each

House Wine $34 per Bottle

House Champagne $34 per Bottle

Cordials and Cognacs add $3

Soft Drinks $4 each

Domestic Kegs $450 each

Imported Kegs Upon request

CASH BAR

Cash Bars available upon request and require a $200 set up fee. (Fee waived with $2,500 in sales)

BARTENDER CHARGE

$125 per Bar (4 Hours - $35 each additional hour)

CASHIER CHARGE

$25 per Hour (2 Hour minimum)

BEVERAGE PACKAGES
Includes Mixed Drinks, Domestic and Imported Beer, Wine, Bottled Water and Assorted Soft Drinks

DELUXE

1 - Hour $25 per person

2 - Hour $35 per person

3 - Hour $45 per person

4 - Hour $55 per person

PREMIUM

1 - Hour $30 per person

2 - Hour $40 per person

3 - Hour $50 per person

4 - Hour $60 per person

BEER AND WINE PACKAGE

Includes Domestic and Imported Beer, Wine, Bottled Water and Assorted Soft Drinks 

1 - Hour $25 per person

2 - Hour $35 per person

3 - Hour $45 per person

4 - Hour $55 per person

Complete Meeting Package Menu

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HALF DAY MORNING COMPLETE MEETING PACKAGE (10+ Guests)

Moody Gardens Half Day Morning Meeting Package includes a Continental Breakfast, 1/2 day beverage service, morning break, meeting room. Our Convention Services Manager will be at your service throughout the day. The minimum for the package is 10 guests and is priced at $69.00 per person per day inclusive of 20% service charge and 8.25% sales tax.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Chilled Fruit Juices Fresh Seasonal Fruit Display Muffins, Croissants and Pastries Butter and Fruit Preserves Yogurt Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas ~ OR ~ Cafe in the Park Breakfast Buffet (when available) 

BREAKS

HEALTH EXPRESS

Bagels with Cream Cheese Assorted Granola Bars Assorted Soft Drinks Bottled Water Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

FRESH START

Fresh Fruit and Berries with Yogurt Mini Blueberry Muffins Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

COOKIE MONSTER

Freshly Baked Cookies Ice Cold Milk Assorted Soft Drinks Bottled Water Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

HAPPY TRAILS

Freshly Baked Banana Bread Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas Build Your Own Trail Mix

BROWNIE BAR

Peanut Butter Brownies Espresso Brownies Cheesecake Swirl Brownies Assorted Soft Drinks Bottled Water Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT

At an additional cost LCD Projector Wireless Handheld or Lavalier Microphone 4-Channel Mixed (allows audio connection to house sound) Flipchart Stand with (1) pad and (4) Markers each Screen of appropriate size for the audience Includes set up and tear down. Tech support will be available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tech Operations will be contracted through PSAV on a cost as needed basis.

HALF DAY AFTERNOON COMPLETE MEETING PACKAGE (10+ Guests)

Moody Gardens Half Day Meeting Package includes a lunch, 1/2 day continuous beverage service, afternoon break, meeting room. Our Convention Services Manager will be at your service throughout the day. The minimum for the package is 10 guests and is priced at $69.00 per person per 1/2 day, inclusive of 20% service charge and 8.25% sales tax. 

BREAKS

HEALTH EXPRESS

Bagels with Cream Cheese Assorted Granola Bars Assorted Soft Drinks Bottled Water Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

FRESH START

Fresh Fruit and Berries with Yogurt Mini Blueberry Muffins Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

COOKIE MONSTER

Freshly Baked Cookies Ice Cold Milk Assorted Soft Drinks Bottled Water Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

ARCTIC BLAST

Eskimo Pies Frozen Fruit Bars Assorted Soft Drinks Bottled Water Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

ENERGIZER

Assorted Energy Bars Energy Drinks Bottled Water Assorted Soft Drinks

CHIPS AND DIP

Tri-Colored Tortilla Chips Fresh Salsa House Made Guacomole Bottled Water Assorted Soft Drinks

HAPPY TRAILS

 Freshly Baked Banana Bread Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas Build Your Own Trail Mix

MATINEE

Fresh Hot Buttered Popcorn Cracker Jacks Pretzels and Party Mix Assorted Soft Drinks Bottled Water Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

BROWNIE BAR

Peanut Butter Brownies Espresso Brownies Cheesecake Swirl Brownies Assorted Soft Drinks Bottled Water Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT

At an additional cost LCD Projector Wireless Handheld or Lavalier Microphone 4-Channel Mixed (allows audio connection to house sound) Flipchart Stand with (1) pad and (4) Markers each Screen of appropriate size for the audience Includes set up and tear down. Tech support will be available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tech Operations will be contracted through PSAV on a cost as needed basis.

HALF DAY AFTERNOON COMPLETE MEETING PACKAGE 10+ Guests)

Moody Gardens Half Day Meeting Package includes a lunch, 1/2 day continuous beverage service, afternoon break, meeting room. Our Convention Services Manager will be at your service throughout the day. The minimum for the package is 10 guests and is priced at $69.00 per person per 1/2 day, inclusive of 20% service charge and 8.25% sales tax.

PLATED LUNCHEONS Plated Lunches are served with warm bread and butter, iced tea, coffee and dessert.

GRILLED PORK CHOP HUNTER STYLE Topped with Mushrooms and Port Wine Sauce served with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

CHICKEN PICCATA Sautéed Chicken Breast topped with Mushrooms, Artichokes and Caper Butter Sauce served with Pasta and Fresh Vegetables

TORTILLA-CRUSTED TILAPIA Served with New Potatoes 

TOP SIRLOIN STEAK Sliced Sirloin Steak topped with Mushroom Sauce and served with Chive Mashed Potatoes

LIGHT SIDE LUNCHES
Light Side Lunches are served with warm bread and butter, iced tea, coffee and chef's dessert.

COBB SALAD Mixed Greens with Turkey, Avocado, Tomato, Bleu Cheese and Crisp Bacon served with a Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

STEAK SALAD Mixed Greens tossed with our House Dressing and topped with Grilled Sirloin Steak

CAESAR SALAD Classic Caesar Salad topped with choice of Grilled Chicken or Shrimp

BOX LUNCHES

All box lunches include a choice of chips or potato salad, chocolate chip cookie, bottled water or soft drink (Select one)

GRILLED CHICKEN COBB WRAP Chopped Eggs, Grilled Chicken Applewood Smoked Bacon, Spinach, Tomatoes, Roasted Corn and Ranch Dressing in a Spinach Tortilla

THE ITALIAN SUB Salami, Roast Beef and Ham with Our House Dressing, Balsamic Onions, Banana Peppers, Shredded Lettuce, Sliced Tomatoes and Provolone Cheese on a Pretzel Roll 

ROAST TURKEY SANDWICH Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast, Sliced Yellow Tomato, Swiss Cheese, Baby Spinach with Apricot Mayonnaise on a Croissant

ROAST BEEF SANDWICH Sliced Roast Beef, Balsamic Onions, Sliced Tomatoes, Spinach, Mozzarella Cheese and Horseradish Cream on a Croissant

VEGETABLE WRAP Seasonal Grilled Vegetables with Hummus on a Cilantro Tortilla

HALF DAY AFTERNOON COMPLETE MEETING PACKAGE (10+ Guests)
LUNCH BUFFETS

Lunch Buffets are served with warm bread and butter, iced tea and coffee. Moody Gardens Half Day Meeting Package includes a lunch, 1/2 day continuous beverage service, afternoon break, meeting room. Our Convention Services Manager will be at your service throughout the day. The minimum for the package is 10 guests and is priced at $69.00 per person per 1/2 day, inclusive of 20% service charge and 8.25% sales tax

DELI BUFFET 

Garden Greens with Croutons Condiments Assorted Dressing Mustard Potato Salad Prime Rib Roasted Turkey Sliced Red Onions Deli Peppers Pickles Mayonnaise Horseradish Cream MustardAssorted Breads Maple Ham Swiss Sharp Cheddar Pepper Jack Lettuce Sliced Tomatoes Assorted Breads and Rolls House Made Chips Freshly Brewed Ice Tea Coffee House Made Monster Cookies Fudge Brownies

TEX-MEX BUFFET

Fresh Mixed Greens, Cucumber, Jicama, Cherry Tomatoes, Black Beans, Chipotle Ranch Charred Corn Guacamole Fire-Roasted Tomato Salsa Texas Trash Dip - Taco Meat, Refried Beans, Cream Cheese, Jack and Cheddar Cheeses Tortilla Chips Chicken Fajitas or Chicken Mole Beef Fajitas, sautéed Peppers, Onions Warm Flour Tortillas Spanish Rice Vegetarian Borracho Beans Sour Cream Fresh Pico de Gallo Cinnamon Dulce Chocolate Pots Churros

THE SMOKEHOUSE

Hill Country Cole Slaw Mustard Potato Salad Mesquite Smoked Brisket Ziegenbock Marinated Chicken Charred Grilled Elgin Smoked Sausage or Jalepeño-Cheddar Sausage Poblano Creamed Corn Baked Beans House made Pickled Jalapeños Sliced Onions and Pickles Fresh Fruit Cobbler Banana Pudding Shooters Rolls and Butter

FULL DAY COMPLETE MEETING PACKAGE (10+ Guests)

Moody Gardens Full Day Meeting Package includes a Continental Breakfast, continuous beverage service, morning and afternoon break, lunch, meeting room. Our Convention Services Manager will be at your service throughout the day. The minimum for the package is 10 guests and is priced at $114.00 per person per day inclusive of 20% service charge and 8.25% sales tax.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Chilled Fruit Juices Fresh Seasonal Fruit Display Muffins, Danishes and Croissants Butter and Fruit Preserves Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas Yogurt ~ OR ~ Cafe in the Park Breakfast Buffet (when available)

BREAKS

HEALTH EXPRESS Bagels with Cream Cheese Assorted Granola Bars Assorted Soft Drinks Bottled Water Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

FRESH START Fresh Fruit and Berries with Yogurt Mini Blueberry Muffins Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

ARCTIC BLAST Ice Cream Sandwiches Eskimo Pies Frozen Fruit Bars Assorted Soft Drinks Bottled Water Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

COOKIE MONSTER Freshly Baked Cookies Ice Cold Milk Assorted Soft Drinks Bottled Water Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

CHIPS AND DIP Tri-Colored Tortilla Chips Fresh Salsa House Made Guacomole Bottled Water Assorted Soft Drinks

BROWNIE BAR Peanut Butter Brownies Espresso Brownies Cheesecake Swirl Brownies Assorted Soft Drinks Bottled Water Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

HAPPY TRAILS Freshly Baked Banana Bread Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas Build Your Own Trail Mix

ENERGIZER
Assorted Energy Bars Energy Drinks Bottled Water Assorted Soft Drinks

MATINEE Fresh Hot Buttered Popcorn Cracker Jacks Pretzels and Party Mix Assorted Soft Drinks Bottled Water Freshly Brewed Coffee Assorted Hot Teas

LIGHT SIDE LUNCHES

Light Side Lunches are served with warm bread and butter, iced tea, coffee and chef's dessert.

COBB SALAD Mixed Greens with Turkey, Avocado, Tomato, Bleu Cheese and Crisp Bacon served with a Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

STEAK SALAD Mixed Greens tossed with our House Dressing and topped with Grilled Sirloin Steak

CAESAR SALAD  Classic Caesar Salad topped with choice of Grilled Chicken or Shrimp

FULL DAY COMPLETE MEETING PACKAGE (10+ Guests) Moody Gardens Full Day Meeting Package includes a Continental Breakfast, continuous beverage service, morning and afternoon break, lunch, meeting room. Our Convention Services Manager will be at your service throughout the day. The minimum for the package is 10 guests and is priced at $114.00 per person per day inclusive of 20% service charge and 8.25% sales tax.

LUNCH BUFFETS Lunch Buffets are served with warm bread and butter, iced tea and coffee.

DELI BUFFET

Garden Greens with Croutons Condiments Assorted Dressing Mustard Potato Salad Prime Rib Roasted Turkey Maple Ham Swiss Sharp Cheddar Pepper Jack Lettuce Sliced Tomatoes Sliced Red Onions Deli Peppers Pickles Mayonnaise Horseradish Cream MustardAssorted Breads Assorted Breads and Rolls House Made Chips Freshly Brewed Ice Tea Coffee House Made Monster Cookies Fudge Brownies

TEX-MEX BUFFET

Fresh Mixed Greens, Cucumber, Jicama, Cherry Tomatoes, Black Beans, Chipotle Ranch Charred Corn Guacamole Fire-Roasted Tomato Salsa Texas Trash Dip - Taco Meat, Refried Beans, Cream Cheese, Jack and Cheddar Cheeses Tortilla Chips Chicken Fajitas or Chicken Mole Beef Fajitas, sautéed Peppers, Onions Warm Flour Tortillas Spanish Rice Vegetarian Borracho Beans Sour Cream Fresh Pico de Gallo Cinnamon Dulce Chocolate Pots Churros

THE SMOKEHOUSE

Hill Country Cole Slaw Mustard Potato Salad Poblano Creamed Corn Baked Beans Mesquite Smoked Brisket Ziegenbock Marinated Chicken Charred Grilled Elgin Smoked Sausage or Jalepeño-Cheddar Sausage House made Pickled Jalapeños Sliced Onions and Pickles Fresh Fruit Cobbler Banana Pudding Shooters Rolls and Butter

PLATED LUNCHEONS

Plated Lunches are served with warm bread and butter, iced tea, coffee and dessert.

GRILLED PORK CHOP HUNTER STYLE Topped with Mushrooms and Port Wine Sauce served with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

CHICKEN PICCATA Sautéed Chicken Breast topped with Mushrooms, Artichokes and Caper Butter Sauce served with Pasta and Fresh Vegetables

TORTILLA-CRUSTED TILAPIA Served with New Potatoes

TOP SIRLOIN STEAK Sliced Sirloin Steak topped with Mushroom Sauce and served with Chive Mashed Potatoes

FULL DAY COMPLETE MEETING PACKAGE (10+ Guests)

Moody Gardens Full Day Meeting Package includes a Continental Breakfast, continuous beverage service, morning and afternoon break, lunch and meeting room. Our Convention Services Manager will be at your service throughout the day. The minimum for the package is 10 guests and is priced at $114.00 per person per day inclusive of 20% service charge and 8.25% sales tax. 

BOX LUNCHES

All box lunches include a choice of chips or potato salad, chocolate chip cookie, bottled water or soft drink (Select one)

GRILLED CHICKEN COBB WRAP Chopped Eggs, Grilled Chicken Applewood Smoked Bacon, Spinach, Tomatoes, Roasted Corn and Ranch Dressing in a Spinach Tortilla

Salami, Roast Beef and Ham with Our House Dressing, Balsamic Onions, Banana Peppers, Shredded Lettuce, Sliced Tomatoes and Provolone Cheese on a Pretzel Roll 

ROAST TURKEY SANDWICH Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast, Sliced Yellow Tomato, Swiss Cheese, Baby Spinach with Apricot Mayonnaise on a Croissant 

ROAST BEEF SANDWICH Sliced Roast Beef, Balsamic Onions, Sliced Tomatoes, Spinach, Mozzarella Cheese and Horseradish Cream on a Croissant

VEGETABLE WRAP Seasonal Grilled Vegetables with Hummus on a Cilantro Tortilla

AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT At an additional cost

  • LCD Projector
  • Wireless Handheld or Lavalier Microphone
  • 4-Channel Mixed (allows audio connection to house sound)
  • Flipchart Stand with (1) pad and (4) Markers each
  • Screen of appropriate size for the audience
  • Includes set up and tear down. Tech support will be available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tech Operations will be contracted through PSAV on a cost as needed basis.

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Dining Setup

Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center has 103,000 square feet of event space. From corporate events, conferences to trade shows to Gulfside wedding receptions, our state-of-the-art, ballroom-quality spaces are ideal Galveston event venues.

Moody Gardens offers a diverse range of venues for groups and kids that take you from the classroom to the boardroom. Whether it is a scouting activity or Learn Live! education class at the Aquarium Pyramid or a tradeshow or virtual meeting at our hotel and convention center, we have the space suited to your needs.

The Floral Ballroom

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Dining Setup

Overlooks Offatts Bayou, presenting an outstanding waterfront view. Its second floor location isolates it from the general public, allowing you to host a more intimate gathering. With 9,100 square feet of space, divisible into 12 rooms, it is ideal for meetings and events. The refined décor is energetic and refreshing.

The Expo Hall, Moody Gardens Convention Center

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Trade Show Booth

Ideal for large events in Galveston. With 60,000 square feet of ballroom exhibit space, it’s ideal for trade shows, competitions, and elegant galas. The Expo Hall can be divided into five rooms, and floor boxes are placed every 10 feet, complete with electric, water, air, telephone, and internet connections. Telescopic seating is also available. The Expo Hall’s capacity of 7,000 makes the space ideal for trade shows and athletic events. Ample free parking is available for your guests, and drive-in ramps and loading docks lie in both the east and west ends of the center. Mesh draping and movable walls cover the telescopic seating and loading docks when not in use.

The Frances Anne Moody Ballroom

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Offers 15,180 square feet of space. Lalique Chandeliers hang from its soaring ceilings help set the scene for conferences and luncheons to breathtaking formal affairs. Offering optimal functionaility, it can be divided into eight rooms, or kept intact for an elegant soiree.

Attraction Venues

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There are a variety of options available at the Moody Gardens attractions to make your event unique with catering and the professional staff to help make your event a success.

Garden Parties

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Event Tent

Take your event to beautiful Galveston Island. Overlooking beautiful Offats Bayou and ideally suited for social distancing, our spacious White Event Tent allows your corporate function, church picnic or variety of other events to be outdoors amidst lush, tropical gardens and gulf breezes. Catering, audio visual and other event services are all available to suit your needs.

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Cruise

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Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Cruise

Each climate-controlled room has a 144 sq. foot dance floor and bar facilities in addition to the bar on the Promenade Deck. Dining capacity for The Texas Room is 240 and 200 for The Galveston Room. A stereo music and sound system is installed throughout with speaker jacks located in both rooms. Please call 409-744-4673 to inquire about this venue.

Aquarium Pyramid

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Aquarium

Make some waves with your next event! Whether it's Uncle Jim's birthday party in the Coral Room, a kid's sleepover in the Pompano Room or a large private reception that utilizes the entire Aquarium Pyramid, this unique venue offers a memorable setting that is teeming with thousands of tropical fish, sharks, seals, a beautiful jellyish gallery and event penguins to make your event truly special.

MG 3D Theater

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3D Theater

Offering state-of-the art sound and presentation capabilities, this 400-seat theater is available for private bookings for private screenings featuring our films or your own video for business or pleasure. This space can be used for corporate presentations with wi-fi and other audio visual assistance available to suit your needs.

Palm Beach Parties

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Palm Beach

Birthday parties, reunions, corporate luaus, teambuilding events, or even vow renewals all have a place here at beautiful Palm Beach. Beautiful white sand, palm trees and wonderful gulf breezes provide the ideal setting from April - early September.

Galveston Island Weddings

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Bride & Groom

Settings As Unique As Your Love Story

Plan your wedding on 242 acres of tropical Gulf beauty, ideal for intimate or grand ceremonies. Our sophisticated ballrooms, luxurious accommodations, and unique wedding venues craft a memorable tropical atmosphere.

Moody Gardens provides several ways to make your special day as unique as your love story. A diverse range of options allow you to choose from island casual or romantic rainforest to a formal ballroom as intimate or large in scale as you'd like. We offer the amenities, service and exceptional staff to ensure all the details are tended to make your wedding day everything you dreamed it could be. 

WEDDING PACKAGES

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Included in the Wedding Packages
Reception Venue

Hotel Accommodations for the bride and groom on the wedding night

Butler passed appetizer for the cocktail hour And Moody Gardens Fruit and Cheese Display

Champagne Toast

Choice of buffet or served dinner

Tables, banquet chairs, china, glassware and silverware Moody Gardens white linens, napkins, votive candles and centerpieces Risers and cherry wood dance floor

Menu tasting for up to 4 people

Room block and special hotel rate for wedding guests

Access to Moody Gardens Aquarium, Rainforest or Colonel Paddlewheel Boat for bridal portraits or wedding day pictures for the bride, groom and their photographer - transportation provided

Minimum of 50 guests required

Prices do not include 20% service fee and the state sales tax of 8.25% on all food and beverage

Alcoholic beverages purchased a la carte 

Beverage Packages

Punch by the Gallon

Fruit Punch $30

Rum Punch $80 

Champagne Punch $80

Margarita Punch $150

Frozen Drink Machine Rental $150

Premium Brands Beverage Packages
Per person: 1 Hour - $30  |  2 Hours - $40  |  3 Hours - $50  |  4 Hours - $60
Includes: House Wine, Domestic and Premium Beer, Bottled Water and Assorted Soft Drinks 

Glenlivet Scotch

Maker's Mark Bourbon

Tanqueray Gin

Grey Goose Vodka

Captain Morgan Rum

Milargo Reposado

Woodford Whiskey

Deluxe Brands Beverage Package
Per person: 1 Hour - $25  |  2 Hours - $35  |  3 Hours - $45  |  4 Hours - $55
Includes: House Wine, Domestic and Premium Beer, Bottled Water and Assorted Soft Drinks

Johnny Walker Red

Jack Daniels Bourbon

Tito's Vodka

Beefeater Gin Bacardi Silver Rum Milagro Silver Tequila Crown Royal Whiskey

Beer and Wine Package

House Wine and Domestic and Premium Beer Includes: Bottled Water and Assorted Soft Drinks

Per person: 1 Hour - $20  |  2 Hours - $25  |  3 Hours - $30  |  4 Hours - $35

House Wine - Lange Twins Vineyards

Merlot, Chardonay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc

Domestic Beer- Miller Light, Bud Light

Premium Beer - Michelob Ultra, Dos Equis, Shiner Boc, Modelo

Prices do not include 20% service fee and the state sales tax of 8.25% on all food and beverage

Tie The Knot Buffet

Welcome Table (choice of 3)

Choice of three

Domestic and Imported Cheeses, Assorted Crackers, Crostini and Breads

Bruschetta Crostini with Tomato and Basil

Fresh Vegetable Display with Ranch Dip

Seasonal Fresh Fruit with Pineapple Yogurt Dip 

Hor d'oeuvres

Choice of three hor'doeuvres Two pieces of each appetizer chosen will be prepared per person

Cream Cheese filled Artichoke Hearts

Lobster Empanadas

Crab Beignets

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Chicken Lemongrass Potstickers

Bacon wrapped Scallops

Miniature Beef Wellington

Sesame Breaded Chicken Tenders

Coconut Shrimp Raspberry Bri en Croute

Buffet

Green Salad Crisp Butter Lettuce, Cucumbers, Teardrop Tomatoes, Shaved Carrots and Red Onion 

Garden Antipasto Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers, Genoa Salami, Kalamata Olives, Provolone Cheese, Marinated Cauliflower & Mushrooms, Sweet Onions, Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

Chicken Saltimbocca with Prosciutto, Sage, Buffalo Mozzarella and Marsala Sauce

Grilled Salmon with Lemon, Capers and Wild Mushrooms

Four Cheese Tortellini Carbonara with Pancetta Bacon, Sage and English Peas

Fresh Vegetables

Carving Station

Roasted Prime Rib of Beef Carved in service with Rosemary Jus and miniature rolls

Coffee and Iced Tea Service

Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Assorted Mints

Tie the Knot Buffet $95.75++ Per Person

Minimum of 50 guests

Price does not include 20% service fee and the state sales tax of 8.25% on all food and beverage

Alcoholic beverages purchased a la carte

Forever After Buffet

Welcome Table (choice of 3)

Choice of three

Domestic and Imported Cheeses, Assorted Crackers, Crostini and Breads

Bruschetta Crostini with Tomato and Basil

Fresh Vegetable Display with Ranch Dip

Seasonal Fresh Fruit with Pineapple Yogurt Dip

Hor d'oeuvres

Choice of three hor'doeuvres

Two pieces of each appetizer chosen will be prepared per person

Cream Cheese filled Artichoke Hearts Lobster Empanadas Crab Beignets Vegetable Spring Rolls Chicken Lemongrass Potstickers

Bacon wrapped Scallops Miniature Beef Wellington Sesame Breaded Chicken Tenders Coconut Shrimp Raspberry Bri en Croute

Buffet

Chopped Wedge Salad Iceberg Lettuce, Tomato Relish, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon OR Mixed Greens, Teardrop Tomatoes, Grilled Onions, Dried Cherries, Spicy Pecans, Cotja Cheese

Pasta Station Penne and Farfalle Pasta with Shrimp, Chicken, Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, Onions, Tomatoes, Parmesean Cheese, Red Pepper Flakes, Marinara and Alfredo Sauces OR Mashed Potato Bar Chopped Brisket, Diced Chicken, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Green Onions, Sour Cream

Fresh Vegetables

Carving Station

Pepper and Herb Crusted Prime Rib

Horseradish Cream, Onion Jam Confit, Country Mustard and Miniature Rolls

Coffee and Iced Tea Service

Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Assorted Mints

Forever After Buffet $75.75++ per person

Minimum of 50 guests Price does not include 20% service fee and the state sales tax of 8.25% on all food and beverage

Alcoholic beverages purchased a la carte 

Fairytale Ending Buffet

Welcome Table (choice 3)

Choice of three

Domestic and Imported Cheeses, Assorted Crackers, Crostini and Breads

Bruschetta Crostini with Tomato and Basil

Fresh Vegetable Display with Ranch Dip

Seasonal Fresh Fruit with Pineapple Yogurt Dip

Hor d'oeuvres

Choice of three hor'doeuvres Two pieces of each appetizer chosen will be prepared per person

Cream Cheese filled Artichoke Hearts

Lobster Empanadas

Crab Beignets

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Chicken Lemongrass Potstickers

Bacon wrapped Scallops

Miniature Beef Wellington

Sesame Breaded Chicken Tenders

Coconut Shrimp

Raspberry Bri en Croute

Buffet

Chopped Wedge Salad Iceberg Lettuce, Tomato Relish, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon 

Fresh Grilled Vegetables Broccoli and Cauliflower Florets, Baby Carrots, Zucchini and Corn

Rigatoni Positano with Italian Sausage, Marinara Sauce and Ricotta Cheese

Garden Antipasto Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers, Genoa Salami, Kalamata Olives, Provolone Cheese, Marinated Cauliflower & Mushrooms, Sweet Onions, Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

Pan Roasted Salmon with wild Mushrooms and Arugula Risotto

Smothered Chicken, Caramelized Onions and Bacon Lardons

Carving Station

Pepper and Herb Crusted Prime Rib Horseradish Cream, Onion Jam Confit, Country Mustard and Miniature Rolls

Coffee and Iced Tea Service

Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Assorted Mints

Fairytale Ending Buffet $85.75++ per person

Minimum of 50 guests Price does not include 20% service fee and the state sales tax of 8.25% on all food and beverage

Alcoholic beverages purchased a la carte

Gettin' Hitched

Welcome Table (choice of 3)

Domestic and Imported Cheeses, Assorted Crackers, Crostini and Breads

Bruschetta Crostini with Tomato and Basil

Fresh Vegetable Display with Ranch Dip

Seasonal Fresh Fruit with Pineapple Yogurt Dip

Hor d'oeuvres

Choice of three hor'doeuvres Two pieces of each appetizer chosen will be prepared per person

Cream Cheese filled Artichoke Hearts

Lobster Empanadas

Crab Beignets

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Chicken Lemongrass Potstickers

Bacon wrapped Scallops

Miniature Beef Wellington

Sesame Breaded Chicken Tenders

Coconut Shrimp

Raspberry Bri en Croute

Dinner

Choice of One:

Spinach Salad

Pears, Candied Pecans, Shaved Red Onion

Green Salad

Crisp Butter Lettuce, Cucumbers, Teardrop

Tomatoes, Shaved Carrots, Red Onion

Choice of One:

Stuffed Chicken

Lobster, Mushroom, Roasted Corn, and Fresh Spinach 

Medallions of Beef Tenderloin With Onion Jam Confit, Au Gratin Potatoes, and Young Vegetables

Grilled Salmon and Gulf Shrimp

Sautée of French Beans and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Bearnaise Sauce

Oven Fresh Baked Breads and Butter

Coffee and Iced Tea Service

Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Assorted Mints

Gettin' Hitcher Dinner $90.75++ per person

Minimum of 50 guests

Price does not include 20% service fee and the state sales tax of 8.25% on all food and beverage 

Alcoholic beverages purchased a la carte

That's Amore!

Dinner Menu

First Course

Seafood Bisque
Essence of Lobster and Shrimp Finished with Cognac and Cream

OR

Roasted Corn & Butternut Squash Chowder
Sweet Corn, Mild Green Chiles and Coriander, slow cooked with Cinnamon Butternut Squash

Second Course

Caprese Salad Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil and Red Onion

OR

Green Salad Crisp Butter Lettuce, Cucumbers, Teardrop Tomatoes, Shaved Carrots, Red Onion

Third Course

Choice of One:

Peppercorn Crusted Filet Mignon Whipped Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and Sweet Corn Confetti 

Filet Mignon and Gulf Snapper Petite Filet and Red Snapper with Shrimp and Crab, Sherry Cream Sauce, Herb Polenta

Filet Mignon and Bacon wrapped Chicken Onion Jam Confit, Au Gratin Potatoes and Young Vegetables

Oven Fresh Baked Breads and Butter

Coffee and Iced Tea Service

Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Assorted Mints 

That's Amore! Dinner $100.75++ per person

Minimum of 50 guests Price does not include 20% service fee and the state sales tax of 8.25% on all food and beverage 

Alcoholic beverages purchased a la carte

Let's Run Away

Elopement package for up to 12 people

Ceremony Venue

Viewfinders Terrace - Gallery Seating for 20

Starfish Room - Gallery Seating for 10

Allotted time for wedding party to bring in props or decorations

Reception in Shearn's Lounge

Cocktail service at the bar for up to 12 people for 30 minutes 

Dinner in Shearn's 5PM to 7PM

Prix-fixe Menu

First Course
Seasonal House Salad

Second Course
Shearn's Signature Lobster Bisque

Choice of Entrée

Filet Mignon Bearnaise
8 ounce Prime Filet Mignon, Grilled to perfection, served with Bearnaise Sauce and Grilled Vegetables

Seared Gulf Snapper
Topped with Sautéed Lump Crab Meat, served with Fresh Vegetables and Saffron Sauce

Young Chicken Breast Chop Served with Fresh Vegetables

Oven Fresh Baked Breads and Butter

Wedding Cake

Miniature Moody Gardens Wedding Cake

Champagne Toast

Let's Run Away Package includes accommodations for the Bride and Groom on their wedding night.

Breakfast

at Café in the Park for the Bride and Groom

Let's Run Away Package Total $2,129.00

Price does not include 20% service fee and the state sales tax of 8.25% on all food and beverage

Alcoholic beverages purchased a la carte

Wedding Cakes

Cake Sizes

5" Round - 8 Servings - $40

6" Round - 12 Servings - $60

8" Round - 24 Servings - $120

10" Round - 38 Servings - $190

12" Round - 56 Servings - $280

14" Round - 78 Servings - $390

16" Round - 100 Servings - $500

2 Tier Cake

5" & 6" - 20 Servings - $100

6" & 8" - 36 Servings - $180

8" & 10" - 62 Servings - $310

3 Tier Cake

5" & 6"& 8" - 44 Servings - $220

6" & 8" & 10" - 74 Servings - $370

8" & 10" & 12" - 118 Servings - $590

4 Tier Cake

5" & 6"& 8" & 10" - 80 Servings - $400

6" & 8" & 10" & 12" - 130 Servings - $650

8" & 10" & 12" & 14" - 196 Servings - $980

5 Tier Cake

6" & 8" & 10" & 12" & 14" - 208 Servings - $1,040

Price does not include 20% service fee and the state sales tax of 8.25% on all food and beverage

Cake Flavors

Chocolate Cake / Chocolate / Vanilla Buttercream

Chocolate Cake / Chocolate Ganache / Vanilla Buttercream

Vanilla Cake / Vanilla Buttercream

Vanilla Cake / Berry Jam / Vanilla Buttercream

Red Velvet Cake / Lemon Curd / Vanilla Buttercream

Marble Cake / Chocolate / Vanilla Buttercream

Coconut Cake / Coconut / Vanilla Buttercream

Chocolate Cake / Peanut Butter / Vanilla Buttercream

*Custom Cake Flavors available upon request*

1 Year Anniversary Cake

Get a separate cake to take home with the purchase of a wedding cake 

5" Round - $20 - Boxed and ready for freezer

Cupcakes

 Same flavors as cakes - $2.75 each

Custom Additions

 Additional charges for customizations

Fresh Flowers

Fondant and Décor

Price does not include 20% service fee and the state sales tax of 8.25% on all food and beverage

Love Can't Wait: Elopement Package

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Bride

Celebrate your love with an intimate gathering of just your closest family and friends with this package for 12 people with dinner, a champagne toast, mini wedding cake and even next-morning breakfast vouchers for the bride and groom. 

Marriage Under the Mistletoe: Festival of Lights

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Holiday Lights

Festive sights and sounds fill the air with holiday joy and twinkling lights glisten off Galveston Bay providing the perfect setting to exchange vows.

Romantic Rendezvous: Rainforest Pyramid

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Bride & Groom

Recite your vows surrounded by the beautiful flora and fauna of the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas. Our staff is here to help you plan the reception of your dreams as you begin your Happily Ever After. 

Aquatic Amore: Aquarium Pyramid

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Bride

Celebrate your love in seaside tranquility in the midst of penguins, seals, tropical fish and more. Can you imagine a more unique way to take the plunge?

Making Waves: Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

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Colonel Boat at Night

Let your love set sail on a romantic cruise with breathtaking views of Galveston Bay as beautiful as your love.

Elegant Sparkle: Moody Gardens Ballroom

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Wedding Reception

From the chandeliers to the table settings and menu, your event will be as exquisite as it should be on this very special day.

Iconic Vows and Views: Viewfinders Terrace

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Bride

Breathtaking views of the Moody Gardens Pyramids and Galveston Bay create the scene for your cherished memories. Share this with your loved ones as you begin the next chapter of your love story.

Beach Bliss

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Say I Do to a casual island wedding with beautiful white sand, palm trees and magnificent views of Galveston Bay as your backdrop to capture the moment you will treasure forever.

Gulf Coast Event Services

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Ensuring Your Special Day is a Success

At Moody Gardens Hotel, we have designed our Gulf Coast event services with success in mind. Covering everything from room rentals to AV equipment to crafting the perfect menu, our expertly executed services ensure every detail is covered, whether you’re planning an intimate cocktail party or a grand wedding reception. We provide complimentary Wi-Fi access in all meeting rooms and guest rooms. The Convention Center offers parking for up to 1,000 cars. Please note: Room rentals are based on actual guest room pick-up and food and beverage revenue. Any last-minute changes in room set-ups may result in an additional labor charge.

Galveston Catering & Banquets

The Perfect Menu for Your Event

Our professional Galveston sales and catering staff offer expert service for all types of gatherings, whether you are planning a corporate luncheon or a grand wedding reception. Choose from any of our diverse catering menus, or personalize a menu to suit your tastes. Please note: Buffets have a 50 guest minimum. All food and beverage must be provided by Moody Gardens Hotel. Likewise, all catered food and beverage must be consumed on the premises. When booking our Galveston reception halls or outdoor spaces, consider the following menus for your event.

View Our Floor Plans

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Event Venue

Moody Gardens has 103,000 square feet of event space. A wide range of indoor and outdoor spaces allow you to have an Island Wedding as unique as love story. From the beach to ballroom, allow us to help you choose the venue best suited to start the next chapter of your story.

Plan An Event

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Our creative Galveston event planners are dedicated to ensuring your special day is everything you imagined, whether it's an elopement, smaller intimate reception or the grandest wedding and reception. Contact us today to start planning and one of our staff members will be in touch about your Moody Gardens event soon.

Social Events

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Confetti

Island casual or formal affair, Moody Gardens offers a variety of venue options to celebrate those special moments in life with the setting, service and amenities to make it truly memorable. Let's talk about your plans to honor the occasion:

  • Family Reunions
  • Class Reunions
  • Personal Milestones
  • Bridal or Baby Showers
  • Birthday Parties
  • Quinceanares
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
  • And more!

Gulf Coast Event Services

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Events

Ensuring Your Gathering is a Success

At Moody Gardens Hotel, we have designed our Gulf Coast event services with success in mind. Covering everything from room rentals to AV equipment to crafting the perfect menu, our expertly executed services ensure every detail is covered, whether you’re planning an intimate cocktail party, children's birthday party or a grand reception. We provide complimentary Wi-Fi access in all meeting rooms and guest rooms. The Convention Center offers parking for up to 1,000 cars.
Please note: Room rentals are based on actual guest room pick-up and food and beverage revenue. Any last-minute changes in room set-ups may result in an additional labor charge.

Galveston Catering & Banquets

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Buffet

The Perfect Menu for Your Event

Our professional Galveston sales and catering staff offer expert service for all types of gatherings, whether you are planning a corporate luncheon or a grand wedding reception. Choose from any of our diverse catering menus, or personalize a menu to suit your tastes. Please note: Buffets have a 50 guest minimum. All food and beverage must be provided by Moody Gardens Hotel. Likewise, all catered food and beverage must be consumed on the premises. When booking our Galveston reception halls or outdoor spaces, consider the following menus for your event.

View Our Floor Plans

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Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center has 103,000 square feet of event space. From corporate events, conferences to trade shows to Gulfside wedding receptions, our state-of-the-art, ballroom-quality spaces are ideal Galveston event venues.

Plan An Event

Our creative Galveston event planners are dedicated to ensuring your event is a success at Moody Gardens Hotel, whether you are planning an intimate reception, casual family reunion or a grand gala. Contact us today to start planning and one of our staff members will be in touch about your Moody Garden event soon.

Kids Events

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Mascots

Birthday Parties & Celebrations - NOW BOOKING!

Leave the planning to us to create a memorable experience for as low as 12 or up to 60 guests! Moody Gardens offers exciting party packages for any type of celebration or birthday party for your child.

All Party Package Themes and Tiers include:

  • Digital invitations
  • Corresponding exhibit admittance
  • Party favor for all youth attendees
  • Private party room for two hours, party host and games

Advance reservations are required. For additional information or to make reservations, call or email Gaylyn Wisko at 409-683-4203 or at gwisko@moodygardens.org

Birthday Parties & Celebrations

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Leave the planning to us to create a memorable experience for as low as 12 or up to 60 guests! Moody Gardens offers exciting party packages for any type of celebration or birthday party for your child.

All Party Package Themes and Tiers include:

Digital invitations
Corresponding exhibit admittance
Party favor for all youth attendees
Private party room for two hours, party host and games

Advance reservations are required. For additional information or to make reservations, call 409-683-4203 or email us at gwisko@moodygardens.org

All adults and children over the age of one are included in the tier package guest count (including Moody Gardens members).

 

Party Themes Available:

Wild Things (Year-Round)

You will have the choice of an Aquarium or Rainforest themed party with admission to the corresponding Pyramid. Available daily at 10AM or 2PM.

Wild Things Dinos Alive (Summer 2020 - Seasonal)

You will also have an exciting prehistoric adventure through the Dinos Alive interactive exhibit. During season at 10AM or 2PM.

Palm Beach Bash (Summer - Seasonal)

Come for the party, stay for the beach! Our Palm Beach Bash package provides an indoor, private party space for your guests to gather before heading to the cool waters and soft, sandy beaches of our Palm Beach attraction for the rest of the day. Available daily during season at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.

Cabana rentals available for an additional charge.

Winter Holiday (Winter - Seasonal)

Celebrate your birthday in holiday style! Enjoy a night filled with light and an arctic experience in the middle of our tropical island. Be sure to dress warm! Entrance into Festival of Lights, the Arctic Slide, and Dinos Alive interactive exhibit. Available daily during season at 2PM or 5:30PM.

Add-Ons Available
Pricing Upon Request

Payment

Tier 1 packages require FULL PAYMENT to reserve your party date and time.

Tier 2 - 5 packages require a deposit of Tier 1 pricing to reserve your party date and time, with the balance payable prior to your event as noted in the party reservation contract.

Reservations:

 Call 409-683-4203 or email us at gwisko@moodygardens.org

All parties must be reserved in advance. No walk-in availability.

Already participated in a birthday party? Provide feedback by filling out a birthday party evalution.

Field Trips

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Let the pyramids become your classroom and experience the natural world firsthand. Supplement your TEKS requirements with a field trip to Moody Gardens. Guided and unguided programs available. 

Reservations for Exploration and Funday Programs are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. In order to qualify for group rates, a minimum of 20 participants is required.

Exploration Program

Join us for a guided rainforest or ocean-themed presentation and tour. 

Funday Programs

Custom-design your learning experience with this unguided option. (Palm Beach and special exhibits not included.)

Please call 409-683-4203 or email gwisko@moodygardens.org for more information on pricing and reservations.

Educational Activities

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We provide learning experiences for our guests that instill enthusiasm, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world and its inhabitants.

Education at Moody Gardens

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Education Group

We provide learning experiences for our guests that instill enthusiasm, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world and its inhabitants.

NEW! Learn Live! Program Series

Enjoy socially distant games, crafts, activities and an experiment demonstration you can try at home! 

NEW! Learn Live! Pre-K Expeditions - For Learners Ages 3-5

Enjoy socially distant games, crafts, activities and an experiement demonstration you can try at home!    

Available to book for schools, clubs or private families. Call 409-683-4203 or email gwisko@moodygardens.org for more information.

Schedule & Topics

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January 20, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - Water Wonderland: Coral Construction Worker Marvel at the building skills of the corals that created the Great Barrier Reef.

January 27, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - TreeTop Trek: Butterfly Buddies Discover the life cycle of a butterfly in the Amazon.

February 3, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - Water Wonderland: Fish Are Friends..Not Anemones Discover the special relationship clownfish have with sea anemones in coral reefs.

February 10, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - TreeTop Trek: Fellow Feathers Flock Together Take flight through the rainforest to learn about macaws, ibises and other birds.

February 17, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - Water Wonderland: Slimy Sidekicks Slip ‘n’ slide through reefs to meet some slimy animals.

February 24, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - TreeTop Trek: Batty Pals View the rainforest from upside down and discover why fruit bats live in trees.

March 3, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - Water Wonderland: Playful Polar Friends Learn about animals that live at the North and South Pole.

March 10, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - TreeTop Trek: Monkey Mates Discover where you can find the perfect monkey grooming spot in the rainforest canopy.

March 17, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - Water Wonderland: Stingray Shadows Learn about rays and other cartilaginous fish.

March 24, 2021 at 10AM& 3PM - TreeTop Trek: Creepy Crawly Confidants Search for colorful insects hiding deep in the rainforest.

March 31, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - Water Wonderland: Jawesome Amigos Learn about sharks and other cartilaginous fish.

April 7, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - TreeTop Trek: Lizard Playmates Discover where you can find the perfect reptile homes in the rainforest canopy.

April 14, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - Water Wonderland: Sea Lion Scientists Explore how seals and sea lions help ocean scientists.

April 21, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - TreeTop Trek: Forest Ranger Frogs Explore how frogs and other amphibians protect habitats in the rainforest.

April 28, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - Water Wonderland: Coral Construction Workers Marvel at the building skills of the corals that created the Great Barrier Reef.

May 5, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - TreeTop Trek: Butterfly Buddies Discover the life cycle of a butterfly in the Amazon.

May 12, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - Water Wonderland: Fish Are Friends..Not Anemones Discover the special relationship clownfish have with sea anemones in coral reefs.

May 19, 2021 at 10AM & 3PM - TreeTop Trek: Fellow Feathers Flock Together Take flight through the rainforest to learn about macaws, ibises and other birds.

May 26, 2020 at 10AM & 3PM - Water Wonderland: Slimy Sidekicks Slip ‘n’ slide through reefs to meet some slimy animals

Learn Wild! For Learners of All Ages

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Learn Live

These programs are geared towards all learners and will include a guided tour lesson focused on the topic and corresponding attraction. 

Available to book for schools, clubs or private families. Call 409-683-4203 or email gwisko@moodygardens.org for more information.

NEW! Learn Live! - Beyond Biofacts Programs

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Learn Live

These multi-sensory and interdisciplinary lessons include elements of history, geography, culture and conservation. The lessons are geared toward learners of all ages and not only provide an engaging discussion about the topics at hand, but also a presentation of real biofacts.

Available to book for schools, clubs or private families. Call 409-683-4203 or email gwisko@moodygardens.org for more information.

Scout Programs

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Booking for Private Workshops for all Ages and Ranks in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Girl Scouts. 

Visit Moody Gardens and work towards earning a badge at the same time! At Moody Gardens you can see environments from around the world, try your skills on our ropes course and zip-line and so much more. Discounted tickets and tours for scouting units are available through group sales at 409-683-4558.

Call 409-683-4325 or email us at scouts@moodygardens.org for more information and reservations.

Ask us about combining a private workshop with a sleepover to create a SCOUTING OVERNIGHT ADVENTURE!

Cub Scouts

Programs available for a private day workshop or add on to an Overnight Adventure! 

World Conservation Award
Nova: Wild Award

Email scouts@moodygardens.org for more information

Scouts BSA Merit Badge Workshops

Don't just earn it, learn it! Scouts ages 11-17 can complete most or all requirements of a badge in a single day while social distancing. Additional experiences may include exhibit and property tours and guest speakers from various departments.

March 14, 2021 - Bird Study

April 11, 2021 - Oceanography

May 9, 2021 - Environmental Science

June 23, 2021 - Weather

July 21, 2021 - Reptile & Amphibian Study

August 15, 2021 - Insect Study

September 12, 2021 - Emergency Preparedness

Pricing: $30/Scout
Limited capacities with a maximum of 24 particpants for each workshop due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Email us or call 409-683-4211 for more information or to register your scout.

Girl Scouts

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At Moody Gardens you can work on your Naturalist badges, with free activity packets from the links below to help complete badges during your visit! Combine your outing with a tour, private day workshop or overnight adventure for more advancement opportunities.

Private Scout Workshops

Don’t just earn it, Learn it!

We offer private workshops and Sleepover Adventure add-ons for youth particpants in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Girl Scouts. Each program is formatted to help scouts complete requirements for an Adventure, Badge or Conservation Award. 

Limited group capacities apply for COVID-19 Health & Safety Regulations. 

Summer Camps - Now Booking

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Monday- Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM (up to 3 attraction experiences per day) 

Before Care: 8:00AM - 8:30AM
After Care: 4:30PM - 5:00PM
*Both included with registration

Registration:
EARLY BIRD RATES - Register by May 1st

Members: 
K-5th Grade - $200/week
6th-8th Grade - $225/week

Non-Members: 
K-5th Grade - $225/week
6th-8th Grade - $250/week

Overnight Adventures

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NOW BOOKING!

Moody Gardens offers two adventurous sleepovers which allow guests to spend the night exploring one of our exciting attractions. Each program includes a late-night pizza snack and a light breakfast. Chaperones required.

Time: 6:30PM - 8AM
Cost: $1,000 for up to 20 people, $50 for each additional guest
Reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. A deposit is required to reserve your overnight adventure, with the balance payable prior to your event.

Extend your adventure to the next day. Add-on attractions are available at group rates.

Call 409-683-4325 or email us at education@moodygardens.org for information and reservations.


Creatures of the Night

Explore the rainforest after dark to discover how nocturnal creatures live! The evening includes a variety of activities, with an animal encounter and a tour of the Rainforest Pyramid. Participants spend the night in the Rainforest Entrance.

Night Under the Sea

Spend the night in the Aquarium and discover a world much different from your own! Make discoveries of ocean habitats, creatures that live within them and relationships they share during your night expedition. The evening includes a variety of activities with an animal encounter and a tour of the Aquarium Pyramid.

Already participated in a sleepover? Fill out a sleepover evaluation.

Educator Programs

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Educator Open House

Saturday, April 24, 2021
10AM - 2PM

Spend the day with Moody Gardens. Come checkout our attractions and see what we and other Galveston attractions have to offer. This is a free event for Educators.

*Event registration coming soon pending restrictions at the time of date due to COVID-19. 

Educator Workshops

Moody Gardens Educator Workshops provide the opportunity to enhance your curriculum. All workshops are TEKS aligned and offer a multitude of hands on activities and educational materials to inspire your students.

Discover new ways to inspire your students

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Moody Gardens Educator Workshops are designed to provide K-12 educators with the opportunity to strengthen skills and promote career growth. All Educator Workshops are TEKS aligned and provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours.

Private Educator Workshops

Schedule a date to bring your staff to Moody Gardens for an engaging day of professional development. We offer a wide range of workshop options which include the ones listed above. These workshops also offer CPE hours. For our private educator workshops we ask for a minimum of 10 teachers per workshop. Private educator workshops are $55 per teacher, lunch is included.

For more information or to request a Private Educator Workshop please email teaching@moodygardens.org or call 409-683-4290.

Curriculum Guides

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Help make the most of your visit by downloading a copy of the curriculum.

Meal Deals

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Burger

We offer a variety of discounted meal options for your next group visit to Moody Gardens®. Meal Deal options are only available for pre-registered groups. Reservations must be made through the group sales department.

Please call 409-683-4203 for more information.

Rainforest & Aquarium Meal Deal

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Cheeseburger, chips, drink, cookie, veggies on side - $8.50
Cheese Pizza, chips, drink and cookie - $7.50
Hot Dog, chips, drink and cookie - $7.50
Turkey Sandwhich, cookie, chips, drink, veggies on side - $6.50
Chicken Tenders, cookie, chips and drink $9

Palm Beach Meal Deal (Seasonal)

Cheeseburger, chips, drink, cookie, veggies on side - $8.50
Cheese Pizza, chips, drink and cookie - $7.50
Hot Dog, chips, drink and cookie - $7.50
Turkey Sandwhich, cookie, chips, drink veggies on side - $6.50
Chicken Tenders, cookie, chips and drink $9

The Garden Restaurant

Lunch Buffet - Seasonal

$18.00 inclusive per Adult
$15.00 inclusive for Senior Citizens Tuesdays
$12.00 inclusive per Children 4-12