The Mermaid & The Dolphin Resort is the perfect setting to start your lives together. From the ceremony to the reception, to the honeymoon accommodations, The Mermaid & The Dolphin provides the most romantic tropical setting on Galveston Island. The 1866 Texas Governor's Summer Mansion provides all the grandeur and elegance for your special day!
The Queen of the Gulf Wedding Chapel
Simple, but... Intimate, private and exceptional elegant!
The wedding chapel can accommodate up to 150 guests to bear witness to that special moment as you exchange your vows. Private Bride and Groom changing rooms are available for preparing for that magical moment.
The Mermaid & Dolphin provides the most romantic tropical setting on Galveston Island for your wedding.
Sway with the palms.
Feel the Island breeze.
Let the sea soothe your soul.
Fall in love.
Write a poem.
Start your life together outside in our gazebo.
Dream a little more...
The Inn's Grand Ballroom was designed and built in 1889 by prominent Galveston architect, Nicholas Clayton. Elegant and formal, the room has twelve foot ceilings, satin oak floors, the original opulent glass bowl chandeliers, and an ornate fireplace imported from England in 1889. Expansive, the room is adorned with both a large corner turret and a side bay. In the room's corner turret is the circa 1928 Conover Grand Piano, tuned and ready for your pianist. The room can accommodate formal dining seating for 36 people or 80 buffet style. The Ballroom's massive, arched pocket doors can open to extend the room into Finnegan's Pub, the Inn's Irish pub, allowing the perfect setting for socializing and entertaining after the wedding ceremony.
Sultry and Seductive.
Intoxicating and Inviting.
A feast for the senses.
The Mermaid and Dolphin Resort
will surround you with magnificent
architecture and tropical splendor...
Come visit us on beautiful Galveston Island, and indulge yourself in the easy elegance and amenities of our first class resort and wedding chapel.
What better way to start your life together...
THE COURTESY OF CHOICE
The symbol and concept of The Courtesy of Choice represents the business philosophy of The Mermaid & Dolphin. It reflects the centuries old philosophy that acknowledges differences while allowing them to exist in harmony. The philosophy accommodates the preferences of individuals in a spirit of conviviality and mutual respect.
"Once I sat upon a promontory,
And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back
Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath,
That the rude sea grew civil at her song,
And certain stars shot madly from their spheres
To hear the sea-maid's music."
- William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream