Wedding Reception

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Galveston Island Weddings

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. 

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Bride & Groom


Let's Run Away: Elopement Package

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. 

Holiday Lights

Marriage Under the Mistletoe: Festival of 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.

Rainforst Pyramid

Romantic Rendezvous: Rainforest Pyramid

Recite your vows amidst the beautiful flora and fauna of the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas. Happily Ever After begins with a dream reception just steps away.


Aquatic Amore: Aquarium Pyramid

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?

Colonel Boat

Making Waves: Colonel Paddlewheel Boat 

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

Wedding Reception

Elegant Sparkle: Moody Gardens Ballroom

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

Viewfinder Terrace Room

Iconic Vows and Views: Viewfinders Terrace

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

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

Event Setup

Gulf Coast Event Services

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.

Menus: BreakfastBreakfast EnhancementsBrunchLunchDinnerDinner EnhancementsHors D'oeuvresBreaks, BeveragesComplete Meeting Packages

Wedding Setup

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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.

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Plan An Event

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.

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