Planners

Great conventions need great facilities.

We’ve got a state-of-the-art, beach-side, 140,000 square foot convention center, award-winning restaurants, charter fishing fleets, and bustling shops - all in a relaxed island atmosphere. Galveston Island for your next convention - meet you there.

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Meet The Team

Director of Group Sales
Bryan Kunz, CTA, STS
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Phone: (409) 797-5157

Regional Sales Director
Dottie Bossley, CDME, CTA
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Phone: (409) 797-5126

Sales Manager
Tiffaney Gonzales, CTA
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Phone: (409) 797-5128

National Sales Manager
Ciara Basile, CTA
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Phone: (409) 797-5127

Meetings & Groups

When you plan an event in Galveston, our destination services are here to help your attendees become temporary Galveston locals with shareable moments and lasting impressions from turnkey authentic island experiences. Our Destination Services team has the vision to curate authentic, immersive island experiences that submerse your guests into the island current through food, art, culture, and the hospitality of our vibrant and eclectic community.

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Insider Tips

  1. Place your meeting or event Mid-Week for the best hotel rates
  2. Get connected at The Galveston Island Convention Center with free WI-Fi for up to 1,500 devices
  3. Save on food and beverage costs compared to most major cities
  4. Free transportation is offered from contracted hotels to the Galveston Island Convention Center
  5. Make your offsite event historic at the 1892 Bishop’s Palace or 1895 Moody Mansion
  6. Give your reception a pirate theme at the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa
  7. Rent The Grand 1894 Opera House for a private show
  8. Treat your board and VIPs to the iconic Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant continuously operating on Galveston Island since 1911!
  9. Stay at one of the 1,500 hotel rooms within two miles of the Galveston Island Convention Center
  10. Take a sunset cruise on a harbor tour and watch for dolphins
  11. Park free at most hotels in Galveston
  12. Explore Pier 21’s one-of-a-kind museums including the Ocean Star Drilling Rig Museum, Texas Seaport Museum and 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA
  13. Experience a one-of-a-kind behind the scene tour and meet penguins, sharks, monkeys, sloths and more at Moody Gardens
  14. Dine at a “Top 100 Best Restaurants in America” by OpenTable - Rudy & Paco
  15. Engage in unique Team Building events such as a four-story ropes course and zip line, scavenger hunts and more
  16. Inspire your attendees with unique eco-tourism and historic voluntourism projects
  17. Create unique and memorable events by holding your smaller interactive meetings in the foyer space of the Galveston Island Convention Center with a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico
  18. Offer your attendees coming in early and staying late an option to tour Galveston Island with Cool Tours
  19. Treat your VIPs to a private tour of The Bryan Museum containing the largest private collection of Southwestern artifacts in the world
  20. Explore Pier 19 where Galveston Island chefs come to pick out the best fresh seafood the Gulf has to offer!
  21. Bring your group to the beach for a shrimp and crawfish boil on the East Beach Pavilion with spectacular views, bandstand, restrooms and much more!
  22. Host a private party on the Historic Pleasure Pier, one of only 4 in the US!
Hotels near the Galveston Island Convention Center
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Get inside tips and help planning your event from Visit Galveston's destination experts. Tell us a little bit about the event you're planning, and we'll work with our local hotel partners, venues, and more to help you access special offers and plan an event to remember.

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