Museum Venues

Museum Venues

Below is a complete listing of all the indoor facilities and outdoor spaces available at The Bryan Museum. We are sure you will find the perfect setting for your special event.

The Conservatory, our newest venue and largest indoor event space, is a magnificent European design of intricate metalwork and beautiful, emerald-green glass. An impressive 2,000-square-foot structure nestled in our lush, curated gardens, the Conservatory opens onto an expansive stone patio that can be used to provide additional seating for larger events.

This elegant and unique space is the perfect venue for hosting unforgettable weddings and receptions, black-tie fundraising galas, and visually stunning private parties.

Capacity: 140 for Ceremony & Reception/ 175 for Ceremony Only

Just inside The Bryan Museum’s main entrance, the Grand Lobby is the building’s coziest and most relaxed space.

Its central location inside our historic home is highlighted by the main staircase and fireplace, all surrounded by rare artwork and warm, rich woodwork. With its high ceilings, graceful arches, and colorful stained glass, this captivating area will give any occasion a touch of elegance.

The Grand Lobby is ideal for cocktail parties, company mixers, social gatherings, and more. It is an inviting space where your guests will immediately feel welcomed and comfortable.

Capacity: 125 –150 (cocktail)

With antique wooden floors and windows that frame the view of our beautiful gardens, the La Sirena Cantina is an intimate and inviting space.

Named after the fabled sea sirens, this gorgeous room opens to a full view of the adjoining art-filled Statehood & Beyond Gallery. Showcased is an antique wine bar, marble bistro tables, and comfortable leather chairs. The hand painted walls, gold-leafed crown molding, and mermaid chandelier conspire to create a soft, amber ambiance.

Ideal for private wine tastings, afternoon teas, cocktail parties, and small social gatherings, your guests are sure to be delighted by the vintage charm of this lovely room.

Capacity: 20 (cocktail) / 8-10 (seated)

Experience the warmth and Old-World charm of The Bryan Museum’s Conference Room, a very stately room with its own comforting appeal. Its rich wood, brick walls, nautical theme, and brass accents create a handsome decor, and the room’s original windows overlook the flowers and foliage of the north and east gardens.

With an oversized conference table, comfortable chairs, and plenty of room for your papers, computers, and other items, the Conference Room is the perfect venue for board meetings, yet this room can easily be transformed for a family baby shower or small party.

Capacity: 10-14 (seated)

The sculpture “Madonna and Child” by Charles Umlauf anchors the Sculpture Garden, a refreshing outdoor lounging space nestled adjacent to our curated gardens. Relax on our luxurious outdoor furniture and dine al fresco on umbrella-covered teak tables. Party day or evening under a massive iron tree sculpture, covered in bougainvillea and beautifully lit at night.

With comfortable and elegant shaded seating areas, the Sculpture Garden makes an ideal setting for birthday celebrations, receptions, holiday parties, and wine tastings.

Capacity: 100 -125 (standing) / 50 (seated)

Our charming jasmine-covered Gazebo is a beautiful venue for wedding and commitment ceremonies. It can also be transformed into a large dance floor, making it a great spot for outdoor events and musical concerts. At night, this space can be illuminated with everything from crystal chandeliers to paper lanterns, depending on the occasion.

The Gazebo is a lovely outdoor venue for weddings, commitment ceremonies, parties, and concerts.

Capacity: 140 for Ceremony

Additional Information

To request additional information, please contact Peter Ochoa, Director of Events, at (409) 220-3021 or email him here. Please include your phone number, type of event, guest count, date, and how you heard about The Bryan Museum.