Facility

Expansive meeting space with views to match.

The Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort is the perfect destination for any type of meeting or event.

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About The Facility

Located on Galveston's famous Seawall Boulevard, this 140,000 square-foot property combines executive conference facilities with luxurious amenities. With breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll find a column-free, 43,100-square-foot exhibition hall; a 15,500-square-foot grand ballroom; 12,000 square feet of breakout meeting space; and 29,000 square feet of pre-function space. More than 700 guest rooms are adjacent to the center and another 1,400 are located within two miles. The convention center offers wireless Internet and complimentary shuttle service to/from contracted hotels plus parking on site.

Floor Plans

Galveston Island Convention Center Property Tour
Galveston Island Convention Center
Technology
  • Multiple high-speed 500 Mb/sec internet access connections, running on a Cisco powered gigabit Ethernet infrastructure
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access throughout the entire facility
  • 38 Wireless Access Points in the Grand Ballroom, Exhibit Hall and Meeting Space
  • Wireless or Wired Internet Access available for Exhibitors
  • Analog and Digital phone services also available

Green Services

Recycling

Help reduce waste by recycling paper, plastic and aluminum products! Recycling collection containers are located in the following areas of the GICC:

  • Registration
  • Meeting Room/General Session Are
  • Banquet Hall
  • Kitchen
  • Exhibit Hal
  • Elevator Banks
  • Delivery Areas
  • Loading Dock

Standard Procedures

  • Turn off lighting and air conditioning when rooms are not in use
  • Default double-sided printing and copying
  • Alternatives to bottled water available in meeting rooms
  • Two options for leftover food: Donate to Galveston Food
  • Bank or incorporate to associate meal program

Purchasing Policy

  • Buy chemical-free, non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning agents
  • Buy environmentally friendly products and solutions to eliminate the use of hazardous materials, pesticides and herbicides
  • Use suppliers who source products with little or no packaging

Meeting Planner Tip Sheet:

  • Use electronic registration when possible
  • Email registration confirmations
  • Collect plastic nametag holders for reuse
  • Encourage speakers to provide electronic copies of presentation handouts and post them on the website
  • Ask exhibitors not to send too many brochures to avoid waste at the end
  • Inform speakers in advance about the number of attendees for any needed presentation handouts or give-a-ways

FAQ

How big is the Exhibit Hall?

The Exhibit Hall has over 43,000 sq. ft. of column-free space and can be split in half with an air wall 215 10’ X 10’ exhibit booths can be accommodated

What is the total meeting space?

140,000 square feet includes Exhibit Hall, Grand Ballroom, and 11 meeting rooms

How big is the ballroom?

15,000 sq. ft. and can be split into three separate salons

What are some of the building’s High Tech Features?

Multiple high-speed 100 Mb/sec internet access connections, running on a Cisco powered gigabit Ethernet infrastructure complimentary Wireless Internet Access throughout the entire facility

Is there a Convention Center Shuttle?

Yes, the Convention Center will send a shuttle to any contracted Galveston Hotel with a convention room block.

What is the location of the Parking Garage?

A two-story parking garage is located directly below the Convention Center with over 700 parking spaces. There are two entrances on 57th street and one entrance in the Hilton parking lot.

What is the charge to park in the parking garage?

Parking is complimentary in the parking garage.

What is the contact information?

Physical Address: 5600 Seawall BLVD, Galveston, TX 77551Mailing Address: 5222 Seawall BLVD, Galveston, TX 77551Phone: (409) 941-1010; Fax: (409) 941-1011Email: meetings@galvestoncvb.comWebsite: www.meetgalveston.com