Galveston Island Convention Center

Get a breath of fresh air at the Galveston Island Convention Center.

Discover a whole new way to host your event in Galveston. With 140,000 square feet of event space located on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, our convention center will change the way you plan your meetings and conferences. Our Visit Galveston destination experts are ready to help you get the most out of the Galveston Island Convention Center. Tell us a little bit about your event, and we can pinpoint the perfect ways to put the convention center to work for your group.

Meetings run better on island time!

Productive meets memorable on Galveston Island.

If the views from your meeting space consist of traffic, concrete or other buildings, the answer to your problem is simple. It’s island time! Leave the stiff and boring behind for the excitement of Galveston Island’s beachfront facilities in one of Texas’ top tourism destinations.

Located just 50 minutes from Houston, this 32-mile-long island offers more than 5,000 sleeping rooms, replenished beaches and a variety of world-class attractions to make your next meeting far from ordinary. And, if you’re on a budget, you can join the more than 5 million visitors that flock to Galveston annually to experience the laidback lifestyle of a seaside city without the high price tag of most beach destinations.

Why Galveston for your next event?
Galveston Island Convention Center
An Oceanfront Event Experience

Located on Galveston’s historic Seawall Boulevard, the Galveston Island Convention Center puts your delegates in the heart of this historic island community. Walkable to restaurants, attractions, and of course, the beach, attendees will find plenty of opportunities to network, build relationships, and create memorable experiences at your convention center event.

Explore The Unique Venues
Island Time

From our state-of-the-art convention center to historic spaces, our venues will make an impression.

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With state-of-the-art A/V technology, free WiFi throughout the convention center complex, and free parking and transportation from contracted hotels to the convention center, doing business in Galveston has never been easier.

Are you looking to create a unique experience for your delegates? The Galveston Island Convention Center can deliver. Put your programming on the main stage at the historic 1894 Opera House. Or, treat your group to a traditional shrimp and crawfish boil on the beach.

Places to Stay

With more than 1,500 rooms within two miles of the convention center and 5,000 rooms island-wide, Galveston has plenty of hotel capacity to welcome groups of all sizes.

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