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The Veranda @ The Whitcomb

Saint Joseph , MI

LOCATION

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

PHONE

888-785-6377

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1928
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Vintage, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
No
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?
2600
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
39
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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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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fitchst2
Wedding:
7/16/2011
0.0/5.0
HORRIBLEEEEE SERVICE I had an appointment and she cancelled within 10 mins of my appointment after my family and I drove 4 hours to view the hall, Only to look at such an awfullllllllll place! ALL of the pictures are deceiving theres a train station within 100 yards of the outdoor reception hall. It is NOT on lake Michigan! and it over looks the river! AND did I mention it is a retirement center!!! the website never once mentioned it was a senior living center or did she give me that piece of information any of the times I spoke with her (months before we made the trip out there) oh and did I mention after I realized she never showed for my appointment she would not answer the phone or any emails!
HORRIBLEEEEE SERVICE I had an appointment and she cancelled within 10 mins of my appointment after my family and I drove 4 Read more...
HORRIBLEEEEE SERVICE I had an appointment and she cancelled within 10 mins of my appointment after my family and I drove 4 hours to view the hall, Only to look at such an awfullllllllll place! ALL of the pictures are deceiving theres a train station within 100 yards of the outdoor reception hall. It is NOT on lake Michigan! and it over looks the river! AND did I mention it is a retirement center!!! the website never once mentioned it was a senior living center or did she give me that piece of information any of the times I spoke with her (months before we made the trip out there) oh and did I mention after I realized she never showed for my appointment she would not answer the phone or any emails! Read less
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