1859 Saint Joseph Church

2202 Avenue K Galveston, TX
The oldest German Catholic Church in Texas and the oldest wooden church building in Galveston, St. Joseph’s was built by German immigrants in 1859-60. The building is a simple wooden Gothic Revival structure, rectangular with a square bell tower with trefoil window. The softly painted interior features a coffered ceiling with painted quatrefoils and other Gothic symbols, plaster of Paris Stations of the Cross with German inscriptions dating from the early years of the 20th Century and the original, elaborate main and side altars with reredos as well as many of the original statues and altar furnishings. Although damaged in the 1900 Storm, the church was repaired, enlarged, and redecorated within the year, retaining its original architectural character. In 1968, the Catholic Diocese closed the church and sold the contents at public auction. Upon learning that the building was to be used as a warehouse, GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION [GHF] stepped in and leased the property. Most of the original furnishings were recovered, re-installed, and the structure was stabilized. GHF has continued to maintain the building and opens it for special occasions, and prearranged group tours, and private functions. GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION’s properties offer unique and affordable locations for your party, wedding, luncheon, dinner or business meeting. The delicately painted sanctuary of this antebellum Gothic Revival church provides a very special setting for weddings, concerts or meetings.
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  • Credit Cards Accepted: Major Credit Cards Accepted
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 200
  • Nearest Airport: 26-50 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: 1-5 miles
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 1
  • Year Built: 1860
Houston, TX  
Capacity: 320
$32-$45 per person
Northgate Country Club features a stunning setting for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, either in our striking clubhouse or our garden court gazebo.We gladly welcome rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and receptions. Our clubhouse can accommodate up to 320 guests with a dance floor, all in the same room. Not to mention, a spectacular view from every window. We also provide a beautiful dressing room facility for the Bridal Party. Our ambiance and level of personal service are all you wish for and in very real sense; Northgate Country Club becomes yours for a day.
Houston, TX  
Capacity: 800
Royal Palace Banquet and Event Center is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Houston. It also ranks high as one of the most affordable wedding venues in Houston where you have flexibility to bring your own theme and vendors. Royal Palace Banquet and Event Center is designed and equipped with all the features that you need in all great wedding venues or wedding reception banquet halls in Houston.
Katy, TX  
Capacity: 250
The Golf Club At Cinco Ranch is the perfect place for your special day. With an elegant clubhouse set in a picturesque background of lakes, perfectly manicured lawns, a panoramic view of the course and the dramatic architecture of the Cinco Ranch development, you are sure to be forever pleased with your choice of The Golf Club At Cinco Ranch
Houston, TX  
Capacity: 250
Start planning your next event or group travel outing to the Houston area by submitting an Travel RFP today! Let the Crowne Plaza Houston Suites help you coordinate your group travel, including meeting planning and room blocks for your guests. Our Crowne Plaza Suites event planners can help you arrange everything you need from meetings to reunions to weddings, all of which can be hosted onsite at our hotel. Unlike most other hotels in Houston, our hotel is pleased to offer special group rates to both party members as well as out-of-town guests. Allow your guests to enjoy an overnight stay in one of our luxurious 2 room suites and take advantage of our heated indoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center.
Dickinson, TX  
Capacity: 300
$1,444-$7,109 per event
Coming soon in Spring of 2016! NOAH’S is an event venue for all of life’s events including weddings, corporate events and special occasions. With locations across the country, NOAH’S is the industry leader when it comes to providing unparalleled customer service and a versatile and beautiful venue for your event. *This building is currently under construction.
Have your outdoor event with us! Galveston Island Palms Outdoor Events and Parties features 29,000 square feet of beautifully landscaped outdoor space and a 2,500 square foot covered pavilion. We cater to the do-it-yourself bride and the do-it-yourself party planner by offering complete flexibility & allowing you to bring in your own food, drinks, music,entertainment, and decor. Our goal is Customer Service! You will certainly have a stress free event as far as it depends on us with at least two Staff members at your side and on site during your event to welcome any guests or vendors, trouble shoot any issues, assist with your event…WE FILL IN WHERE YOU FORGET… and provide additional services such as help decorating, busing of tables, cutting of the cake, removing the food from the buffet table and packaging it to go, limited cleaning and removal of trash during your event and after. (Check out all of our reviews on facebook!) Come and Create an event that is unique and memorable. Just DIY or hire your own event planner. Check our list of amenities and begin to plan your next big event. We are happy to accommodate: Wedding Ceremonies Receptions Family Reunions Class Reunions Graduations Anniversaries Corporate events Promotional Events Fundraisers Our venue is nestled in the heart of Galveston Island just minutes from the Beach but tucked away for privacy. It’s the perfect spot for any outside event. We welcome your small and intimate as well as your large functions. We are available by appointment only! Call Kelly at 409-539-(PALM) 7256 for pricing and availability or to set up an appointment to tour our venue.
Tomball, TX  
Capacity: 250
$400-$600 per event
Our two and a half story spacious ballroom is decorated in your colors and holds up to 200 guests. It features hardwood flooring, chandeliers with decorator lighting to set your mood, and built in DJ lighting and sound equipment. You can add any additional accessories you desire. Having your wedding and reception in one area makes it easier on you and your guests or have your ceremony in a beautiful stone chapel just 1 mile from our venue.
Houston, TX  
Capacity: 400
$700-$2,300 per event
Conveniently located at the edge of the thriving Westchase District and South West Houston, Sam Houston Ballroom & Conference Center is the elegant venue for any type of event or celebration. Its centralized location is ideal if you would like to be within minutes to Galleria area, Sugar Land, Missouri City, and Stafford. Sam Houston Ballroom & Conference Center has an elegant built-in hardwood dance floor and all A/V capabilities you may need for a successful event. The space can be divided into several smaller rooms by a soundproof partition. Services such as fine linen rentals and DJ & photography services can also be taken full advantage of. The ballroom offers 5,000 sq ft of banquet and meeting space for any occasion: weddings, receptions, graduation parties, reunions, quinceaneras, birthday parties, corporate & religious conferences, and much more. Our bridal suite will insure the privacy of the wedding party, or a lovely resting area for the bride. Maximum capacity of this center is 350 people Banquet style, or 400 people Theater style.
Houston, TX  
Capacity: 200
$10.50-$21.50 per person
$1,000 per event
Groovey Grill Mansion is an ideal, urban venue, with multiple meeting rooms for conferences and team building. This versatile, multi-functional mansion can be adapted to create the appropriate tone for any event. Our main focus is to help you fulfill the objective of each meeting or event you plan. With custom service, we carefully listen to your needs. We handle corporate events, business luncheons and dinner meetings, open houses, theme parties, private parties, barbecues and more. Allow our staff to create a unique event tailored to you. We are committed to excellent service before, during and even after your event is over. Let our catering staff provide you with elegant catering, beautifully presented, which allows you to enjoy the day while we delight your guests. We offer a superb selection of fine foods using only the freshest ingredients and highest quality available.
Pearland, TX  
Capacity: 150
$7.95-$16.95 per person
Southwyck Golf Club is an 18-hole regulation length golf course in Pearland, Texas. The layout of the course features golfers of all skill levels. It is a true links style course on the front nine with one of the finest sets of greens in Houston public golf. The fairways and tee boxes are always in top notch shape. A burn runs through the property and water comes into play on 14 of the 18 holes. The course plays anywhere from 5145 yards to 6914 yards. Southwyck has two (2) Banquet Rooms ranging from 2,200-3,000 square feet. The Palmer Room seats up to 130 guests and Lakeview seats up to 150 guests. Making either one the perfect venue for your next memorable event. And the outside Patio seats 80-100 guests. Providing on-site catering, Southwyck can help you plan any kind of special event – from small meetings to wedding receptions or golf tournaments.
Houston, TX  
$500-$3,500 per event
The Firehouse Saloon, owned and operated by firefighters for over 20 years, is a unique and rustic country bar in Houston, TX. A music venue featuring the best in Texas music, we are also the perfect place to host any private party or event. Next time you’re looking for a place to enjoy live entertainment and country dancing, think of Firehouse Saloon! See for yourself why we are Houston’s favorite spot for a night on the town with family or friends. Private parties may be held or scheduled for any day of the week, pending availability.
Houston, TX  
Capacity: 300
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Seabrook, TX  
Capacity: 250
$1,750-$5,500 per event
The Admiral is Clear Lake’s premier waterfront wedding facility. This 5,000 square foot venue provides the perfect backdrop to host weddings and receptions. An exceptional view of Clear Lake and beautiful architectural details create the refinement and elegance that make The Admiral a first class destination. Our experienced staff can assist you with anything you need, from decorating to catering, and we can show you how hundreds of other wedding parties have transformed our space into an incredible waterside party. We can comfortably accommodate groups from 20 to 250 in our grand ballroom and our lounge, restrooms, caterer's galley and patio areas are designed to serve them as well. We will provide your event with an assortment of tables and chairs to use inside our ballroom, or in any of our outdoor areas.
Houston, TX  
Capacity: 750
$18-$65 per person
The Marque first unveiled its secrets in 2012 and has been growing ever since. It is an amazing 15,000 square feet of Baroque inspired and posh styled rooms to culminate in Houston’s most opulent Business Social Club. Strategically located in CityCentre between downtown and the Energy Corridor, it is a perfect distance to entertain clients, get out of the city for a fine dining escape or to host an out-of-this world event. Join us at The Marque as we continue our quest to make this masterpiece a work of perfection. Discover Houston’s most stylish Business Social Club… The Marque. Here you will find elegance, ambiance and an endless opportunity to expand your business network. Our members are entrepreneurs, young professionals, executives and world class travelers. If you enjoy the finer things in life, you will undoubtedly enjoy discovering The Marque.
Houston, TX  
Capacity: 200
$500-$680 per event
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Sugar Land, TX  
Capacity: 300
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Houston, TX  
Capacity: 275
The second level of Treebeards on Market Square, built in 1861, has a spacious balcony overlooking Market Square Park in downtown Houston. Featuring a colorful mural by James Bettison on one wall , over-sized windows, skylights, original brick walls, and a private entrance with elevator access, this eclectic space holds up to 170 seated guests with room for a band and dancing. An additional 36 seats are available on the balcony and the first level and be rented out as well for really big bashes up to 275 guests. We offer a variety of delicious menus and a full bar. Treebeards on Market Square is a fun and unique setting for birthday parties, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, business meetings, happy hours and cocktail parties. Visit treebeards.com for additional photos and information.
Sugar Land, TX  
Capacity: 150
Wedding receptions in Sugar Land are in demand, and the top venue is Hilton Garden Inn Houston / Sugar Land. No other Houston hotel is more committed to offering you the wedding of your dreams. We've got it all: the finest wedding venues in Houston, Texas with 6,703 sq. ft. of space, catering experts backing up delightful menus and soulful South Texas accommodations that spoil the guests as much as the bride. Have a dazzling large-scale reception for 200 in our Post Oak Ballroom, or enjoy a more intimate get-together for as few as 60. From "I Do" to "Just Married," weddings in Houston are easy at Hilton Garden Inn/Sugar Land. Trust the expert and hands-on experience of our event team, and you're sure to throw the party of a lifetime
League City, TX  
Capacity: 300
$5,895-$12,595 per event
Have your wedding or special event at Butler’s Courtyard and let our history and warmth link the past to your present and your present to the future! We provide an all-inclusive venue centered around a 100 year old building in the Historic District of League City. We are one of the Greater Houston area's highest rated venues. By doing only one event per day and handling every detail you can relax and enjoy you the day while we pamper you.
 
Capacity: 200
Located in Kountze, Texas and built from the lumber milled off the land where it sits, "The BARN" is a unique retreat facility which caters to weddings, receptions, business meetings, retreats, and banquets. It has an Old Country Setting with all the Modern Amenities. Although the BARN is rustic, we didn't sacrifice comfort! It has central air and heat with ceiling fans throughout. We offer an up to date kitchen with plenty of counter space to prepare a feast. The main room has a fireplace for a warm winter atmosphere. Depending on sitting arrangements, the downstairs will hold over 150 people sitting at tables. The Barn has cozy spaces that are outfitted with coffee tables and rockers. You can pull up an cowhide chair or rocker and enjoy the grounds from the spacious covered porches. We can handle as many people as you would like if your event is outside! Everyone is invited to walk the grounds and for the kids, they can enjoy petting the farm animals. Come join us with your wedding, reception, banquet, reunion, or just schedule your meetings out here in our relaxed atmosphere. We offer catering also.
Sugar Land, TX  
Capacity: 300
At Hollywood Event Center, we roll out the "red carpet" and give you the "VIP" treatment. Every client is a "star" in our book!