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The Veranda at Thornton Park

Orlando , FL

LOCATION

111 N Summerlin Ave
Orlando, FL US 32801 (map)

PHONE

407-872-8454

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Thornton Park's Centerpiece

The Veranda and the historic buildings that form its estate lies in the heart of Thornton Park, one of Orlando’s oldest and most historic... Read more
Thornton Park's Centerpiece

The Veranda and the historic buildings that form its estate lies in the heart of Thornton Park, one of Orlando’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. The Veranda is just two blocks from Lake Eola and only minutes from the central business district along Orange Avenue. For travelers, its less than twenty minutes from the airport.



The Experience

Experience award-winning hospitality service and management.

From planning your event through execution, you can rely on expert management across all facets of planning: event logistics, tailored catering and cuisine, event services, event follow-up and gratitude.



Easy To Get To

Escape the hustle and bustle of Disney theme parks and Universal Studios; arrive in the backyard of Orlando’s most prominent historic estates.

Setting

“We pride ourselves on the intimate community setting that we provide, and the expert management that brings it all together to make your event (business or family) successful and memorable, that’s what the Veranda is all about.” Paul Hughes

Nestled below century-old trees are colonial-era buildings that cater to both privacy and community. We help people step away from busy life, to spend time with one another, whether that be in a wedding, business meeting, team-building event, community event. Distinct intimate entertainment and casual business meetings, equipped with state of the art technology, from high-bandwidth video conferring, to smart-office technology. One-of-a-kind, there’s something special when people get away from it all, its amazing how much more productive and personal people can become in an intimate setting. Meetings, collaborative workshops, and retreats are enhanced by both individuality and proximity. Removed from the traffic of tourists, a room with windows can make a big difference. Leave the typical ballroom/reception room behind, and enjoy the breeze over Eola Lake, among the natural beauty of nature.



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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1910
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
City, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
375
Bar Service
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
40
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1907
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Manor / Mansion, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
City, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
375
Bar Service
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
40
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Jamie
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
We cannot thank Scotty and Louise from Dubsdread enough...they were AMAZING! It was pouring for hours the day of our wedding and we were receiving tornado alerts on our phones. It was very obvious the weather was not in favor of an outdoor wedding. Not once did Dubsdread coordinators come to us and worry us the day of our wedding and bring the already obvious weather to our attention. We loved that they took charge and set up the venue without worrying us. It was a miracle that the weather cleared up a half hour before the ceremony started and it was beautiful! Everything was perfect. The food was great, and everything transitioned so smoothly. Dubsdread, especially Scotty and Louise, were so professional and helpful. We cannot recommend them enough!! Throughout the entire planning process, they were very accommodating and listened to our requests. You can tell they really love what they do =)
We cannot thank Scotty and Louise from Dubsdread enough...they were AMAZING! It was pouring for hours the day of our Read more...
We cannot thank Scotty and Louise from Dubsdread enough...they were AMAZING! It was pouring for hours the day of our wedding and we were receiving tornado alerts on our phones. It was very obvious the weather was not in favor of an outdoor wedding. Not once did Dubsdread coordinators come to us and worry us the day of our wedding and bring the already obvious weather to our attention. We loved that they took charge and set up the venue without worrying us. It was a miracle that the weather cleared up a half hour before the ceremony started and it was beautiful! Everything was perfect. The food was great, and everything transitioned so smoothly. Dubsdread, especially Scotty and Louise, were so professional and helpful. We cannot recommend them enough!! Throughout the entire planning process, they were very accommodating and listened to our requests. You can tell they really love what they do =) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This venue is GORGEOUS! The staff was amazing to work with. Scotty was so wonderful and made my day go flawlessly. I would recommend this beautiful venue to anyone that wants an outdoor reception.
This venue is GORGEOUS! The staff was amazing to work with. Scotty was so wonderful and made my day go flawlessly. I would Read more...
This venue is GORGEOUS! The staff was amazing to work with. Scotty was so wonderful and made my day go flawlessly. I would recommend this beautiful venue to anyone that wants an outdoor reception. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I could not have imagined a prettier setting for our wedding than the Veranda. By the time the sun had set and the reception began, it looked nothing short of magical. The buildings and lights looked stunning. The physical space for each event (ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception) was organized so well.

Scotty and Louise from Dubsdread are wonderful coordinators who made sure that everything was perfect in the weeks leading up to our wedding. I was so thankful to have them!
I could not have imagined a prettier setting for our wedding than the Veranda. By the time the sun had set and the Read more...
I could not have imagined a prettier setting for our wedding than the Veranda. By the time the sun had set and the reception began, it looked nothing short of magical. The buildings and lights looked stunning. The physical space for each event (ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception) was organized so well.

Scotty and Louise from Dubsdread are wonderful coordinators who made sure that everything was perfect in the weeks leading up to our wedding. I was so thankful to have them! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing! I cannot say enough for how wonderful our wedding was at The Veranda on 3/16/13. It was better than we imagined and here’s why…
Emily, with Dubsdread, is fantastic! I honestly could not have done it without her. Her personality is calming and supportive. She listens to ideas and visions and runs with them! She was constantly answering emails and never made me feel like any question was too small. I also never felt like she was too busy for us, she was always helpful and responded quickly. And what a hard worker! The day of the wedding was such a success because of Emily. She needed little instruction and completely set up and tore down everything. (It was more gorgeous than I imagined, by the way!) This was the best part in my opinion, because it allowed me to enjoy the night and not have to worry about anything. I can only imagine what a disaster our wedding could have been without her and cannot thank her enough. Even Several of our guest came up to me and said how nice Emily was.
Dubsdread catering and staff also exceeded my expectations. They went over and beyond to work with our budget, the food was fantastic, and the staff was awesome! I was especially impressed with our personal waiter who made sure we had everything we needed including having our favorite drink waiting for us and serving us dinner. The bartenders were also great at their work. Other weddings I’ve attended the bartenders have been older and boring, you feel like you’re somehow an imposition, and there’s almost always a line at the bar. Not at our wedding, which I was pleasantly surprised! The bartenders were younger men who were hard, fast workers that seemed to be having a good time themselves. Their positive, yet professional, attitudes allowed for the guest to have an even better night. I was really happy to see that.
Thank you Dubsdread for a perfect reception! I had the time of my life and would highly recommend you to everyone.
Absolutely amazing! I cannot say enough for how wonderful our wedding was at The Veranda on 3/16/13. It was better than we Read more...
Absolutely amazing! I cannot say enough for how wonderful our wedding was at The Veranda on 3/16/13. It was better than we imagined and here’s why…
Emily, with Dubsdread, is fantastic! I honestly could not have done it without her. Her personality is calming and supportive. She listens to ideas and visions and runs with them! She was constantly answering emails and never made me feel like any question was too small. I also never felt like she was too busy for us, she was always helpful and responded quickly. And what a hard worker! The day of the wedding was such a success because of Emily. She needed little instruction and completely set up and tore down everything. (It was more gorgeous than I imagined, by the way!) This was the best part in my opinion, because it allowed me to enjoy the night and not have to worry about anything. I can only imagine what a disaster our wedding could have been without her and cannot thank her enough. Even Several of our guest came up to me and said how nice Emily was.
Dubsdread catering and staff also exceeded my expectations. They went over and beyond to work with our budget, the food was fantastic, and the staff was awesome! I was especially impressed with our personal waiter who made sure we had everything we needed including having our favorite drink waiting for us and serving us dinner. The bartenders were also great at their work. Other weddings I’ve attended the bartenders have been older and boring, you feel like you’re somehow an imposition, and there’s almost always a line at the bar. Not at our wedding, which I was pleasantly surprised! The bartenders were younger men who were hard, fast workers that seemed to be having a good time themselves. Their positive, yet professional, attitudes allowed for the guest to have an even better night. I was really happy to see that.
Thank you Dubsdread for a perfect reception! I had the time of my life and would highly recommend you to everyone. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
If you want a beautiful outdoor wedding The Veranda is the place to have it! It is such a gorgeous venue with beautiful scenery and strung lights. The staff did everything in their power to make my day as perfect as possible. Emily was fabulous and kept me so calm through the whole process. She is the bride whisperer. She was responsive, listened to me, and suggested great ideas. It was a perfect day.
If you want a beautiful outdoor wedding The Veranda is the place to have it! It is such a gorgeous venue with beautiful Read more...
If you want a beautiful outdoor wedding The Veranda is the place to have it! It is such a gorgeous venue with beautiful scenery and strung lights. The staff did everything in their power to make my day as perfect as possible. Emily was fabulous and kept me so calm through the whole process. She is the bride whisperer. She was responsive, listened to me, and suggested great ideas. It was a perfect day. Read less
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andreaurrea
Wedding:
4/18/2013
4.3/5.0
Our wedding was scheduled for October 12, 2013 at the The Summerlin House (Now The Veranda at The Summerlin House).

Unfortunately, we were part of a scheme by the previous "owner" and we found out that the place had been sold BEFORE we booked the venue and gave the previous "owner" our deposit. She took our $1,000 and ran off with it. We were left dumbfounded and astonished that someone could do that to us.

Fortunately, Karl and his team were GREAT in working with us. He honored the deposit and the date we had chosen and let us keep the original contract and fees. He set us up Dubsdread Catering (who they use exclusively to cater) and assured us that everything would be fine.

We won't have the opportunity to use the venue because of some hard times that both my fiance and my family have fallen on. But, even though we won't be using them as our venue... I have NOTHING but amazing things to say about the team Karl has assembled at The Veranda. From the food, to making the venue look absolutely more beautiful than before, to the communication between his team and his clients.... you can really tell he wants to make everything perfect for his brides.

I would definitely recommend brides checking out the new and IMPROVED Summerlin House!
Our wedding was scheduled for October 12, 2013 at the The Summerlin House (Now The Veranda at The Summerlin House).
Read more...
Our wedding was scheduled for October 12, 2013 at the The Summerlin House (Now The Veranda at The Summerlin House).

Unfortunately, we were part of a scheme by the previous "owner" and we found out that the place had been sold BEFORE we booked the venue and gave the previous "owner" our deposit. She took our $1,000 and ran off with it. We were left dumbfounded and astonished that someone could do that to us.

Fortunately, Karl and his team were GREAT in working with us. He honored the deposit and the date we had chosen and let us keep the original contract and fees. He set us up Dubsdread Catering (who they use exclusively to cater) and assured us that everything would be fine.

We won't have the opportunity to use the venue because of some hard times that both my fiance and my family have fallen on. But, even though we won't be using them as our venue... I have NOTHING but amazing things to say about the team Karl has assembled at The Veranda. From the food, to making the venue look absolutely more beautiful than before, to the communication between his team and his clients.... you can really tell he wants to make everything perfect for his brides.

I would definitely recommend brides checking out the new and IMPROVED Summerlin House! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

DEALS

Drapery Special
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store   $200 Value
Book your event at The Veranda at Thornton Park by October 31st and we will comp the satin drapery for the stage!

Offer Expires: 10/31/2014
Deal #WWb2fc177bea9bd08c
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