1859 Ashton Villa, the first of Galveston’s great Broadway mansions, has long been at the center of the Island’s social life. The home’s original first-floor interior rooms, with their elegant architecture and gold filigree, have been the site of stylish entertainment since before the Civil War, and, newly restored from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Ike.

For larger events, consider the spacious open ballroom, which was added in the 1920s for use by the affluent Brown family, the building’s first owners. With its low stage, caterer’s prep room, restroom facilities, and convenient parking, the ballroom provides an enchanting setting for weddings and receptions, luncheons, parties, dinners or business meetings.

Ashton Villa’s Grand Ballroom, with its elaborate chandelier and dramatic lighting, makes an elegant venue for your event.


  • Historic
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting/Private Space
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