Bienville Social is located within a historic Galveston building that dates to the 1880’s. This exceptional venue offers a sophisticated space embedded in the heart of Galveston’s Strand District. When we restored this historical building after Hurricane Ike, we envisioned a venue with a New Orleans feel while retaining the unique Galveston architectural features, such as the original distinctive skylight and the brick masonry. The name Bienville Social pays homage to Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, one of the original colonizers of New Orleans. Bienville served as governor of Louisiana from 1701 to 1743 and was responsible for the original plans of the eleven-by-seven block area now known as the French Quarter, or Vieux Carre. The extraordinary angled mirrors reflecting on the extended dark wood bar top give the feel of a classy wine bar in the French Quarter. The courtyard is one of the few remaining true courtyards left in downtown Galveston and an excellent extension to the space. The bathrooms have been artfully finished with beautiful stained-glass fixtures and authentic fleur di lis molding.

Bienville Social is a distinctive and affordable venue for your special event. The location make it perfect spot for private gatherings during Galveston’s Mardi Gras, Dickins on the Strand, and Lone Star Bike Rally. Other common occasions that we tend to host include:

  • Wedding Ceremonies and receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Birthday Parties
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Wedding and Baby Showers
  • Art Showings

We work with local caterers, have years of experience living on the island and can help you plan a unique Galveston affair. For more information, please call Jene Adler at (409) 771-0937 or send an email to


  • Historic
  • Meeting/Private Space
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