Skip to content
welcome to the Lyceum of Galveston

An Affordable Galveston Wedding And Reception Venue

The Lyceum of Galveston Island is a special award winning wedding/reception venue that is perfect for your special day. Our stunning wedding site is located in beautiful historic downtown Galveston! We offer great flexibility with both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements.

We are registered with Wedding WireThe Knot, and Here Comes The Guide.

The Lyceum is capable of accommodating 300 people seated theater style and banquet seating for 200.

galveston wedding venue
Voted #9 in the Top 25 Stunning Wedding Venues in Houston (2021)
2019 Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award
Excellent Facebook rating

Rental Fees

The Lyceum is one of the most affordable and flexible wedding venues in Galveston.
Monday thru Thursday


Per Day

Friday and Saturday


Per Day

Sunday Only


Sunday Only

What Is Included in Your Event Rental?

Your rental fee includes chairs and tables provided for your event. Also, it includes staff to set up and break down. However, we do not provide chairs or tables for outdoor usage. However, we will assist you in securing everything you may need from our local vendors. Your rental fee includes the following:

* 25 – 60” Round Tables – Used for guest seating.
* 200 Banquet Chairs (not allowed for use with outdoor weddings)
– Seat Size: 15.5” W x 16.75”
– Back Size: 15.5”W x 19.75”H
– Seat Height: 18.5”H
– Seat Thickness: 2.5”
* Rectangle Tables for gifts, guest sign-in, buffet, bar, cake, DJ, etc.
– 8 – 6’ x 30” 
– 5 – 8’ x 30”
* 1 – Portable 8’ x 8’ x 12” (h) Riser. Black, Carpeted, Perimeter Skirting 

We do not provide the following: Linens, Decorations, Sweetheart Table, Podium, Pulpit, Cocktail Tables, Bar. For these items, please find a vendor on our vendor page or

FREE Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Indoor Tables and chairs for up to 200 guests

Handicapped accessible ramps and elevator

Setup of tables and chairs

Tear Down and Cleanup After Event

Fully furnished Bridal Suite

Access to the venue for Photography prior to wedding
(by appointment)

Full-Service prep kitchen with 2 sinks, refrigerator, ice machine

Contact Us

Let us know about your upcoming event to schedule your visit to tour our facilities.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY

Watch Our Virtual Tour

Here are some images of our Galveston wedding venue.

Our Wedding Venue

There are 3 main areas of this historic Galveston wedding venue: the main Lyceum Chapel, the more intimate Lyceta Room, and the outdoor lighted courtyard. Let’s take a look at each one of these.

Lyceum Chapel

The Lyceum Chapel is our showcase and is one of the most beautiful wedding chapels in Galveston. First of all, you will be amazed by it’s stunning floor-to-ceiling stained-glass windows. During the day, the suns rays illuminate the venue with bright color. Likewise, at night they provide an artistic backdrop like huge pieces of art in in a gallery.

Next, you will look up and gaze at the beautifully designed vaulted ceiling. The lofty curved arches and beautiful woodwork give a feeling of grandeur.

Finally, the shining hardwood floors bring quality, warmth and elegance. We diligently keep them clean and ready for the next event.


The Lyceta Room

The Lyceta is a smaller and more intimate space for your special day.  This room is separated from the Lyceum by pull-down partions. This flexibility allows you to jointly use it with the Lyceum, or to use it privately as a preparation area.

The Lyceta is excellent as a cocktail reception area, buffet line, or dance floor. The full stage area is perfect for your live band or DJ.

You have unlimited flexibility in how you use the Lyceum and the Lyceta Room for your event! Schedule your tour and we will help guide you with what you can do for your special day!

View of the Lyceta Room From Stage
Inside the Lyceta room
The stage in the Lyceta Room

Outdoor Courtyard Setting

Nestled between The Lyceum and First Lutheran Church’s main sanctuary next door is a relaxing, beautifully-landscaped courtyard. The courtyard is kept private by wrought-iron fencing.

Also, a Victorian-style Gazebo has lights and electrical outlets. Therefore, you can have your food or beverage vendor set up an open bar. Or, your musicians can plug in their speakers.

Finally, the overhead lights provide a beautiful overhead to ensure a relaxing ambiance.

Basement area

Lower Level

The lower level is accessible by elevator from the Lyceum. Also, it can be entered through the courtyard door. 

Bridal Suite

Your private fully-furnished, private bridal suite room.

Food Preparation Area

Large prep kitchen and storage area for your food caterer including large table, stainless-steel refrigerator, ice machine, and storage shelves.

Galveston Event Vendors

Click to view our complete vendor list!

The Lyceum of Galveston highly recommended by Galveston and Houston area vendors!

If you are looking for a wedding coordinator, please contact Kathy at Please check out our preferred vendor list to find the best services for your specific needs!

Schedule Your Tour With Our Pro Staff!

Come visit and discover that we are one of Galveston Island’s very special hidden gems. We look forward to working with you!

+1 (409) 7894142 Call M-F 9am – 5pm

See Our Wedding Fashion Ideas

Don’t forget to also check out our Pinterest Boards for hairstylesfloral arrangement ideas, and wedding dresses!

Serving Galveston since 1850!

The Lyceum has a long history of service on the Island!
Read our history!