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 –170 (seated) / 175 (cocktail)
(More seated guests may be accommodated with various floor plans.)

A classic library surrounded by over 1,000 rare books and antique maps, the decor of The Bryan Museum Library boasts hand painted walls with gold foil accents and six beautiful iron chandeliers.

A spacious and regal setting, the Library is ideal Rehearsal Dinners! It also is wonderful for a variety of private and corporate events & dinner parties, networking events, board meetings, lecture series, mixers, and many more.

Capacity: 80 (seated) / 125 (cocktail)

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)

Experience the ultimate in museum dining in our Second Floor Landing venue.

Surrounded by the exquisite art and artifacts of the Rest of the West Gallery, you and your guests will be immersed in a truly one-of-a-kind setting while dining among antique firearms and rare artwork, including three Andy Warhols.

With beautiful antique wood flooring and gorgeous high ceilings, the Second Floor Landing is perfect for intimate dinner parties and meetings.

Capacity: 40 (seated) / 60 (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: 150 -165 (seated) / 125 (cocktail)

Set amidst our beautifully curated gardens with the Renaissance Revival architecture of the Museum’s facade as a lovely backdrop, the Fountain at The Bryan Museum is an ideal venue for many types of outdoor events.

Because its romantic setting makes it a special place to take those special vows, the Fountain is a popular venue for weddings and commitment ceremonies. The expansive front lawn in which it sits also makes the Fountain the perfect venue for hosting musical concerts, social gatherings, parties, and more.

Capacity: 125 (seated) / 175 (standing)

Adjacent to the Conservatory is the Pavilion, which houses our luxurious, custom-designed Bridal Suite.

With hand-painted ceilings, elegant lighting, and tufted seating, the gold-toned Bridal Suite is a very feminine space. It is the perfect intimate setting for the bride and her party to share those special moments before the wedding and prepare for the ceremony to come.

Capacity: 10-12 (standing ) / 8 (seated)

Our well-appointed Groom’s Lounge is located inside the Museum on the ground floor, just steps away from the Conservatory and Bridal Suite.

With its comfortable leather sofa and chairs, nautical brass fixtures, and rich wood accents, the Groom’s Lounge is a quintessentially masculine space. Here the groom can relax and enjoy the camaraderie of his groomsmen before the wedding and prepare for the ceremony to come.

Capacity: 10-15 (standing & seated)

The Children’s Center is an underwater-themed adventure, complete with a pirate ship and pirate’s cave. The large-scale children’s play area comes to life with painted oceanic murals on the walls and floor. With its large replica of a pirate ship, mysterious pirate’s cave, and nautical theme, it is the only venue of its kind on the island. The ship’s cannons emit real smoke rings, the interactive cave offers Jean Lafitte’s hidden treasure, and there’s a fifteen-foot octopus suspended overhead!

The Children’s Center provides an unforgettable experience for kids of all ages. We specialize in pirate birthday parties for young swashbucklers and mermaid birthday parties for young female adventurists. Many fun extras are available, such as appearances by life-sized pirates, plush sea creatures, and other children’s characters.

omplete party set-ups, treasure chest gift bags, and specialty cakes are available. We also offer arts and crafts projects by our in-house education coordinator, as well as full catering options.

Capacity: 40 (seated) / 50 (standing)

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.