The Galveston Historic Seaport & Tall Ship ELISSA provides a romantic outdoor setting for weddings, receptions, and other private events. The venue is situated on Galveston’s historic waterfront and offers a picturesque site for your functions. The museum's capacity is 500 standing guests or 300 seated for dinner on the pier. The rental fee includes access to the ELISSA's decks, galleries, officers’ quarters, and galley for use as a serving area or bar, as well as the museum’s pier, galleries, and restrooms. Kitchen facilities are not available, so all events must be catered.

NEW IN 2021: The 'Ship To Shore' experience allows visitors to follow in the footsteps of the early immigrants, from the long sea voyage with its mix of hardships and wonders to the hustle and bustle arriving in the 1880s at Galveston, one of the busiest ports and booming cities in the United States. Learn more here.


  • Historic
  • Meeting/Private Space
  • Water Views
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