Frequent Questions

Additional Questions?

Yes. To request an appointment, please complete and submit the form below.

Only one wedding—yours! Other special programming may be held inside the museum.

We have a Preferred Vendors list to help you get started with the planning process. We strongly recommend using the vendors listed due to their familiarity with and experience on the property. Particularly important is the selection of a full-service caterer. We reserve the right to approve or deny the use of other vendors

No. All bar services must be contracted through The Bryan Museum. The Bryan Museum is licensed by the State of Texas (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) and follows the laws set forth by the State of Texas. Absolutely no outside alcohol may be brought in, and no alcohol may leave the premises.

No, we try very hard to select the best quality adult beverages to suit your tastes and budget.

Yes. You are allowed to bring food and nonalcoholic beverages. Please note that all alcoholic beverages must be provided by The Bryan Museum. Please do not place food on upholstered furniture.

Yes, unless there is an event the night before. Our Events staff will assist with the rehearsal. Typically, we allow one hour and encourage that only the wedding party be present.

Yes. The cocktail hour is typically the first forty-five minutes to one hour immediately following the ceremony and when all staffing begins.

Yes. Parking is available in our Guest Parking lot located behind the Museum, and there is street parking around the entire property. With advance notice, parking is also available on the property immediately to the west of the Museum. All parking is free of charge. Parking is not guaranteed.

Once you have secured your event, we are happy to allow you 1.5 hours use of the property for portraits. Arrangements must be made in advance.

We allow pets to participate in your wedding ceremony. For the safety of all those on the property, including your pet, we do not allow pets during the cocktail hour or reception.

All of this information can be found on our Museum Venues page here.

Please note the Library is NOT available for ceremonies.

The City of Galveston has a noise ordinance in effect that requires that events on our property conclude by 10:00 p.m. All music must stop at 10:00pm. In order to comply with this ordinance, we ask that all guests, vendors, and anyone assisting with tear-down exit the premises by 10:30 p.m.

All decorations and furniture arrangements must be approved in advance by the Events staff. Sparklers, fireworks, glitter, confetti, rice, birdseed, wheat, or similar materials are not allowed. Synthetic flower petals are not permitted. Open flames are not allowed anywhere on the property. All décor must be removed by you at the end of the wedding.


Out of respect to the surrounding neighborhood we do not allow live bands with an exception to string/acoustic music.

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.