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Shifting Sands

Virginia Beach , VA

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Virginia Beach, VA US
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julstech
Wedding:
9/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Having our reception at Shifting Sands was a huge money saver. I don't know if they offer the same packages to everyone or if it is based on the status of your military sponsor. My military sponsor was my father, who is retired from the Navy. We were offered a package that required you to pay a per person buffet and bar fee...that's it. Linens, tables, dinnerware, bartender, etc. were all included. Shifting Sands really is one-stop shopping. If you only want to choose from a few options for food, drink, linen colors, etc. then this is your best bet in Virginia Beach. I also recommend selecting the 1-5pm time slot. You have more time to set-up before the reception and you get to enjoy the great beach views. You also have the option of starting your reception earlier; not so with the later time slot (7-11 pm). The 2 catering managers, Jill and Brenda, always returned phone calls in a timely manner. They were very friendly and helpful. Looking at the catering menu and contract gives you the impression that there is no flexibility in your menu, bar, and seating options. Not so at all. They allowed me to add an extra vegetable and change the dessert to a cheesecake bar with extra toppings. I also got a blank table for kids activities, etc. The interior of the reception area is quite nice and roomy. They have 2 rooms. The smaller room is for parties less than 60 (I think). The larger room accomodates 200+. The layout for the smaller room is a little awkward if you were to fill it to capacity. I only had about 100 people and we fit the larger room very nicely; no large empty spaces at all. No confusion with the other reception going on right next door. The food was fantastic. Everyone raved about it. The staff work very closely with the DJ, especially if you use Astro DJ since Shifting Sands has a standing relationship with them. You also get a discount on DJ services if you use Astro DJ. Very pleased with the overall service and incredible value.
Having our reception at Shifting Sands was a huge money saver. I don't know if they offer the same packages to everyone or Read more...
Having our reception at Shifting Sands was a huge money saver. I don't know if they offer the same packages to everyone or if it is based on the status of your military sponsor. My military sponsor was my father, who is retired from the Navy. We were offered a package that required you to pay a per person buffet and bar fee...that's it. Linens, tables, dinnerware, bartender, etc. were all included. Shifting Sands really is one-stop shopping. If you only want to choose from a few options for food, drink, linen colors, etc. then this is your best bet in Virginia Beach. I also recommend selecting the 1-5pm time slot. You have more time to set-up before the reception and you get to enjoy the great beach views. You also have the option of starting your reception earlier; not so with the later time slot (7-11 pm). The 2 catering managers, Jill and Brenda, always returned phone calls in a timely manner. They were very friendly and helpful. Looking at the catering menu and contract gives you the impression that there is no flexibility in your menu, bar, and seating options. Not so at all. They allowed me to add an extra vegetable and change the dessert to a cheesecake bar with extra toppings. I also got a blank table for kids activities, etc. The interior of the reception area is quite nice and roomy. They have 2 rooms. The smaller room is for parties less than 60 (I think). The larger room accomodates 200+. The layout for the smaller room is a little awkward if you were to fill it to capacity. I only had about 100 people and we fit the larger room very nicely; no large empty spaces at all. No confusion with the other reception going on right next door. The food was fantastic. Everyone raved about it. The staff work very closely with the DJ, especially if you use Astro DJ since Shifting Sands has a standing relationship with them. You also get a discount on DJ services if you use Astro DJ. Very pleased with the overall service and incredible value. Read less
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maria
Wedding:
8/1/2008
3.9/5.0
I used the Shifting Sands venue at Dam Neck, Va for my reception. It was a very nice venue. The balcony overlooked the beach and the beginning of the reception the sun started to set. The view was very beautiful. The room was big enough to seat all the people but small enough to have a great closeness of friends and family. They also catered and the food was very good. I had no complaints from myself or anyone else.
I used the Shifting Sands venue at Dam Neck, Va for my reception. It was a very nice venue. The balcony overlooked the Read more...
I used the Shifting Sands venue at Dam Neck, Va for my reception. It was a very nice venue. The balcony overlooked the beach and the beginning of the reception the sun started to set. The view was very beautiful. The room was big enough to seat all the people but small enough to have a great closeness of friends and family. They also catered and the food was very good. I had no complaints from myself or anyone else. Read less
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Kristinia
Wedding:
7/19/2008
4.5/5.0
If you are allowed to use the Shifting Sands on Dam Neck Base, then do it. The Food was great the outside is breathtaking with the ocean right out side.
If you are allowed to use the Shifting Sands on Dam Neck Base, then do it. The Food was great the outside is breathtaking Read more...
If you are allowed to use the Shifting Sands on Dam Neck Base, then do it. The Food was great the outside is breathtaking with the ocean right out side. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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