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The Veranda @ The Whitcomb

Saint Joseph , MI
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509 Ship Street
Saint Joseph, MI 49085 US (map)

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888-785-6377

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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/24/2015
4.8/5.0
The Veranda venue was beautiful for our wedding ceremony and reception. The tower at top of the building was fantastic for our "first look" before our ceremony! The garden area was the perfect setting for our ceremony - it allowed guests to stay in one location, yet feel like they had a different experience and environment for both after moving to the covered area for our cocktail hour and reception. The fresh air off the lake was perfect and the view was incredible!
The Veranda venue was beautiful for our wedding ceremony and reception. The tower at top of the building was fantastic for Read more...
The Veranda venue was beautiful for our wedding ceremony and reception. The tower at top of the building was fantastic for our "first look" before our ceremony! The garden area was the perfect setting for our ceremony - it allowed guests to stay in one location, yet feel like they had a different experience and environment for both after moving to the covered area for our cocktail hour and reception. The fresh air off the lake was perfect and the view was incredible! Read less
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Ainsley
Wedding:
8/8/2014
4.9/5.0
Amazing experience. The staff at the Veranda is absolutely wonderful! The setup of our reception went just as planned. The whole night went flawlessly!
Amazing experience. The staff at the Veranda is absolutely wonderful! The setup of our reception went just as planned. The Read more...
Amazing experience. The staff at the Veranda is absolutely wonderful! The setup of our reception went just as planned. The whole night went flawlessly! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!! Danielle was phenomenal and everything was just as I had pictured. Everyone loved the venue as much as we did!!
AMAZING!! Danielle was phenomenal and everything was just as I had pictured. Everyone loved the venue as much as we did!!
AMAZING!! Danielle was phenomenal and everything was just as I had pictured. Everyone loved the venue as much as we did!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/20/2014
4.4/5.0
The Veranda @ the Whitcomb is a great semi-outdoor location for a wedding. As far as Quality of Service, it is essentially billed that way and one would need to be okay with contracting multiple vendors to build the dream event. The rental fee covers the basic basics.

Beware of the old folks and the slow and dingy elevators. Everyone will tell you it's no big deal, but sharing the space with an operating retirement home is not exactly the most elegant way to arrive at your wedding ceremony. Seriously.

The team is available by phone and email throughout the planning process. I found the step by step emails to be a bit overwhelming but anytime I had a question or wanted to clarify a detail, the team was ready to work with me. There was a day-of representative around but I didn't see them much and I'm not sure what their role is at the event.

For an aesthetically pleasing, covered, outdoor venue near the water, the Veranda is an excellent value. With regard to flexibility, there isn't much. Every bride has choices to make throughout the process, but the Veranda will chose for you the caterer, bartender, and lighting and decor companies and you'll be stuck with their services and price lists.
The Veranda @ the Whitcomb is a great semi-outdoor location for a wedding. As far as Quality of Service, it is essentially Read more...
The Veranda @ the Whitcomb is a great semi-outdoor location for a wedding. As far as Quality of Service, it is essentially billed that way and one would need to be okay with contracting multiple vendors to build the dream event. The rental fee covers the basic basics.

Beware of the old folks and the slow and dingy elevators. Everyone will tell you it's no big deal, but sharing the space with an operating retirement home is not exactly the most elegant way to arrive at your wedding ceremony. Seriously.

The team is available by phone and email throughout the planning process. I found the step by step emails to be a bit overwhelming but anytime I had a question or wanted to clarify a detail, the team was ready to work with me. There was a day-of representative around but I didn't see them much and I'm not sure what their role is at the event.

For an aesthetically pleasing, covered, outdoor venue near the water, the Veranda is an excellent value. With regard to flexibility, there isn't much. Every bride has choices to make throughout the process, but the Veranda will chose for you the caterer, bartender, and lighting and decor companies and you'll be stuck with their services and price lists. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
The Veranda is a beautiful venue and our guests loved it. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather, because I think having access to the outdoor courtyard area is something that really takes the Veranda above and beyond a traditional venue. The views overlooking the bluff are stunning and we had an amazing sunset on our wedding day.
Another great thing about the Veranda is the absolute flexibility that you have in decor and setup. The Veranda's coordinator Danielle is amazing to work with and was incredibily responsive and thorough in answering all of our questions and providing recommendations and suggestions. We hired her and the Veranda's coordination services (1928 Planning Co.) for "day of" coordination, and we couldn't have been happier. We also used the trolley available through the venue for a pre-wedding local winery tour, and were also pleased with how customer friendly and easy the whole experience was.
This is a truly unique venue with lots of possibilities. Our guests had a great time making a weekend of it in adorable downtown St. Joe's and loved the Veranda. Highly recommended.
The Veranda is a beautiful venue and our guests loved it. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather, because I think Read more...
The Veranda is a beautiful venue and our guests loved it. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather, because I think having access to the outdoor courtyard area is something that really takes the Veranda above and beyond a traditional venue. The views overlooking the bluff are stunning and we had an amazing sunset on our wedding day.
Another great thing about the Veranda is the absolute flexibility that you have in decor and setup. The Veranda's coordinator Danielle is amazing to work with and was incredibily responsive and thorough in answering all of our questions and providing recommendations and suggestions. We hired her and the Veranda's coordination services (1928 Planning Co.) for "day of" coordination, and we couldn't have been happier. We also used the trolley available through the venue for a pre-wedding local winery tour, and were also pleased with how customer friendly and easy the whole experience was.
This is a truly unique venue with lots of possibilities. Our guests had a great time making a weekend of it in adorable downtown St. Joe's and loved the Veranda. Highly recommended. Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I couldn’t have picked a more beautiful place in St. Joe to get married! I was an out-of-town bride and Danielle was so helpful with all the wedding planning. We shared dozens of emails back and forth and she was with me every step of the way. She definitely went above and beyond even when it meant finding a place to store our dogs last minute or standing on tip toes to cover a light so our photographer could get the perfect shot.

We ended up with 200 guests at the wedding and it was a tight fit, but everyone was comfortable. We came up with a seating chart that included round tables and banquet tables throughout the room and it looked amazing. To my surprise, the rented patio furniture ended up being a huge hit and I recommend it to future brides. We went with a plated dinner, which I am told takes a bit longer. We had our own dinner rushed to us so that we could greet guests. I noticed while on the floor some guests were half way through dinner before others had been served. This bothered me a little bit, but I think the servers did the best they could with so many tables.

Pro’s
* The Whitcomb includes a caterer, bar service, tables & chairs, and linens while also offering decoration and coordination.
* The location is stunning and guests enjoyed being downtown with lots of things to do.
* The food was excellent.
* Danielle did a great job communicating.

Con’s
* If you have a 250+ wedding it get’s a little tight and you have to fill the dance floor with tables.
* Parking is a problem if there are other activities going on downtown. We had 3-4 other events happening the same weekend and the bridal party had a difficult time moving to different locations for photos because of the traffic and parking.
* You don’t have a choice in the matter of bar service and caterer. Though we were very happy with CK Catering, we were not so happy with the bar service.
I couldn’t have picked a more beautiful place in St. Joe to get married! I was an out-of-town bride and Danielle was so Read more...
I couldn’t have picked a more beautiful place in St. Joe to get married! I was an out-of-town bride and Danielle was so helpful with all the wedding planning. We shared dozens of emails back and forth and she was with me every step of the way. She definitely went above and beyond even when it meant finding a place to store our dogs last minute or standing on tip toes to cover a light so our photographer could get the perfect shot.

We ended up with 200 guests at the wedding and it was a tight fit, but everyone was comfortable. We came up with a seating chart that included round tables and banquet tables throughout the room and it looked amazing. To my surprise, the rented patio furniture ended up being a huge hit and I recommend it to future brides. We went with a plated dinner, which I am told takes a bit longer. We had our own dinner rushed to us so that we could greet guests. I noticed while on the floor some guests were half way through dinner before others had been served. This bothered me a little bit, but I think the servers did the best they could with so many tables.

Pro’s
* The Whitcomb includes a caterer, bar service, tables & chairs, and linens while also offering decoration and coordination.
* The location is stunning and guests enjoyed being downtown with lots of things to do.
* The food was excellent.
* Danielle did a great job communicating.

Con’s
* If you have a 250+ wedding it get’s a little tight and you have to fill the dance floor with tables.
* Parking is a problem if there are other activities going on downtown. We had 3-4 other events happening the same weekend and the bridal party had a difficult time moving to different locations for photos because of the traffic and parking.
* You don’t have a choice in the matter of bar service and caterer. Though we were very happy with CK Catering, we were not so happy with the bar service. Read less
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Mindy
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
The outdoor space is absolutely stunning! My husband and I as well as our guests absolutely loved the open air, the space and the beautiful sunset. I would HIGHLY recommend the event planner services provided by Daniel. She made our day (as well as the months leading up to the event) stress free and fun!
The outdoor space is absolutely stunning! My husband and I as well as our guests absolutely loved the open air, the space Read more...
The outdoor space is absolutely stunning! My husband and I as well as our guests absolutely loved the open air, the space and the beautiful sunset. I would HIGHLY recommend the event planner services provided by Daniel. She made our day (as well as the months leading up to the event) stress free and fun! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.9/5.0
Kristin and Danielle @ the Veranda did a fantastic job! I planned my wedding from another state so it became much more difficult to do the day to day tasks. Not only did they take the time to plan out the specific details of the reception itself, they also helped advice me on other local vendors that they recommended. On the day of, Danielle helped to make everything run smoothly, ensuring everything was set up exactly how i had envisioned it to be. The location itself is just gorgeous when the weather cooperates :)
Thank you to the staff at the Veranda for everything they did to make my day so special.
Kristin and Danielle @ the Veranda did a fantastic job! I planned my wedding from another state so it became much more Read more...
Kristin and Danielle @ the Veranda did a fantastic job! I planned my wedding from another state so it became much more difficult to do the day to day tasks. Not only did they take the time to plan out the specific details of the reception itself, they also helped advice me on other local vendors that they recommended. On the day of, Danielle helped to make everything run smoothly, ensuring everything was set up exactly how i had envisioned it to be. The location itself is just gorgeous when the weather cooperates :)
Thank you to the staff at the Veranda for everything they did to make my day so special. Read less
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tracyallen
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.8/5.0
This venue is the perfect setting for your wedding. The staff was so accommodating to us and they exceeded my expectations. I couldn't have pictured our wedding day any more perfect. I only wish we could get married all over again! It was amazing.
This venue is the perfect setting for your wedding. The staff was so accommodating to us and they exceeded my Read more...
This venue is the perfect setting for your wedding. The staff was so accommodating to us and they exceeded my expectations. I couldn't have pictured our wedding day any more perfect. I only wish we could get married all over again! It was amazing. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
The Veranda at Whitcomb was the PERFECT venue for our wedding reception. The arcitecture is beautiful and really captured the elegance we were looking for in a less traditional setting (we were not ballroom folks.) Kristin, Danielle and the rest of the team were amazing to work with and answered all of our questions promptly (sometimes, even before we asked). Our guests were thrilled with our choice and loved the view of the sunset while we danced to our first song as Husband and Wife. Their newly added patio furniture added another spot for people to sit back, relax and celebrate. We cannot say enough how perfect this location is!
The Veranda at Whitcomb was the PERFECT venue for our wedding reception. The arcitecture is beautiful and really captured Read more...
The Veranda at Whitcomb was the PERFECT venue for our wedding reception. The arcitecture is beautiful and really captured the elegance we were looking for in a less traditional setting (we were not ballroom folks.) Kristin, Danielle and the rest of the team were amazing to work with and answered all of our questions promptly (sometimes, even before we asked). Our guests were thrilled with our choice and loved the view of the sunset while we danced to our first song as Husband and Wife. Their newly added patio furniture added another spot for people to sit back, relax and celebrate. We cannot say enough how perfect this location is! Read less
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