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Galveston Island Destination Wedding Special Offer

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Venue: Hotel Galvez & Spa | Photo: C. Baron Photography
Dreaming of a breezy, beautiful, luxe-yet-laid-back Galveston Island destination wedding? Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel, is about to make your dream wedding come true.

Regal, elegant and full of history, Hotel Galvez is also relaxed and welcoming. There’s no Galveston Island destination wedding venue quite like it, and there’s no time like the present to book your once-in-a-lifetime Hotel Galvez wedding. Secure your Hotel Galvez wedding date by March 31, 2019, and you’ll score your choice of one of the following upgrades, at no extra charge: Click here to read the rest of this post »

White And Yellow Galveston Wedding By Civic Photos

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Photo: Civic Photos

While they met in 2010 as athletes attending the same college, it wasn’t until Brian mentioned the film “Why Did I Get Married?” on Twitter that he and Stephanie had their first real conversation. A friendship ensued, followed by a long courtship, until July 4th, 2017, when Brian proposed to Stephanie, surrounded by his closest family members. Amidst laughs, games, food and fireworks, Brian sat playing cards with gathered guests, “as I was cluelessly scrolling through Facebook,” Stephanie says. “Little did I know the whole family was watching my every move,” as Brian waited for the right moment to pop the question. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Hotel Galvez Wedding By Kelli Durham Photography

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Photo: Kelli Durham Photography | Venue: Hotel Galvez & Spa

“Austin and I went to the same elementary school, but being in different grades, we didn’t know each other well,” says bride Emily. But, fatefully it turns out, their mothers became close friends in recent years, and Austin’s mom invited Emily’s family to attend her 93-year-old uncle’s wedding, at her house, to his 84-year-old girlfriend (!!). Emily attended the nuptial celebration, and, well…who wouldn’t be prompted to fall in love in the presence of such a wedding! For the couple’s own marriage celebration, Galveston was a natural choice: “Both of us have over 100 years of family connections to the island,” Emily explains, noting that her grandparents had their own wedding reception at Hotel Galvez & Spa (Austin and Emily’s choice of venue), in 1946. Their Catholic ceremony included a special message imparted by Pope Francis on how to love one another during marriage, which Emily counts as a highlight of their wedding day. For their reception, the hotel’s famed Music Hall was decorated with lush flowers in shades of blush and ivory, and tabletop decor featuring pops of midnight blue and sparkling gold. Enjoy this peek into the pair’s classic, elegant Texas wedding celebration, through photos by Houston’s immensely talented Kelli Durham, and join us in wishing these two a lifetime of love and happiness!

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“Hotel Galvez Wedding By Kelli Durham Photography” Spotlight Vendors – Photography: Kelli Durham Photography | Venue: Hotel Galvez & Spa

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Hotel Galvez Wedding Booking Special!

Galveston Hotel Galvez Wedding Centennial Green
Venue: Hotel Galvez & Spa | Photo: C. Baron Photography
There’s a reason Galveston’s Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel, is known as “the queen of the Gulf”: Namely, she rules.

Regal, elegant and full of history, Hotel Galvez is also relaxed and fun. There’s no wedding venue quite like it, and there’s no time like the present to book your once-in-a-lifetime Hotel Galvez wedding. That’s because when you book your Hotel Galvez wedding by June 30, 2018, you’ll score your choice of one of the following upgrades, for no extra charge: Click here to read the rest of this post »

Venues We Love: Hotel Galvez & Spa, Plus EXCLUSIVE Booking Offer

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Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Galvez & Spa

You guys… We are SO excited to set our sights on Galveston this week: specifically, the gorgeous Hotel Galvez & Spa, aka the “Queen of the Gulf,” aka the most storied resort on the Texas coast, aka one of our favorite spots for destination weddings (at a destination VERY close to Houston proper)!!

OK, so here’s the scoop: A couple of weeks ago we were thrilled to randomly select bride-to-be and I Do! Wedding Soiree attendee Paige as the winner of our awesome Hotel Galvez Romance + Spa + Brunch Weekend Getaway GIVEAWAY. She was pretty thrilled, too (“OMG, I’ve never won ANYTHING before, I’m so EXCITED!!” were her exact words).

This week Hotel Galvez is back in our spotlight again, and we’re showcasing just how fabulous your event — whether it’s your dream destination wedding, engagement party, bridesmaids’ weekend or bachelorette escape — can be at this one-of-a-kind historic property.

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Photo: Lindsay Elizabeth Photography

Our most beloved Hotel Galvez celebration spaces? Let’s start with Centennial Green. If you read our magazine, follow our blog and/or get with us on social, there’s no doubt you’ve seen pix of beautiful wedding ceremonies on this spectacular expanse of lawn stretching out toward the Gulf of Mexico just off in the distance.

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Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Galvez & Spa

For indoor wedding ceremonies and regal receptions, the historic Music Hall is an enduring Hotel Galvez favorite—maybe it’s the ornate arches…or the soaring ceilings…or the dazzling chandeliers? Maybe all three??

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Photo: Adam Nyholt

And for tropical pool views AND indoor elegance, we swoon for weddings that take advantage of both the Terrace Ballroom and Veranda. Seriously, can you imagine anything more awesome than “I do’s” on the lawn, followed by cocktails overlooking a beautifully landscaped terrace, segueing into a feast focused on Gulf seafood and Southern favorites, accompanied by your nearest and dearest?

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Photo: Akil Bennett Photography

Oh — and one last bit of good news as you fall into your Hotel Galvez wedding fantasy: Get your Hotel Galvez wedding contract signed by April 30, and you’ll score your choice of ONE of the following fabulous upgrades, just for being a Weddings in Houston reader (not available on previously signed contracts)!

  • Dark Mahogany Chiavari Chairs
  • Gold Chargers
  • Champagne Toast
  • Sunday Brunch for 6 Guests
  • Large Poolside Cabana for 6 Guests

Haven’t visited Hotel Galvez in person yet? Now’s the time! Click here for contact information, and schedule your Hotel Galvez & Spa tour. And make sure to tell them you found them on the Houston Wedding Blog!!

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Photo: Select Studios