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Venetian Terrace

Los Calinas , TX

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215 Mandalay Canal
Los Calinas, TX 75039 US

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Venetian Terrace is located on the Historic Mandalay Canal and is a truly unique site for Indoor or Outdoor Events! The beautiful ballroom will accommodate up to 150 guests for Buffet or... Read more
Venetian Terrace is located on the Historic Mandalay Canal and is a truly unique site for Indoor or Outdoor Events! The beautiful ballroom will accommodate up to 150 guests for Buffet or Sit-Down Dinner Receptions. We also feature an adjacent Garden Terrace overlooking the canal. You can even enjoy romantic gondola rides to and from Venetian Terrace. Your guests will talk for years about the Gourmet Cuisine, Impeccable Service, and Holiday Ambiance. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.5/5.0
Beware! This owner will tell you anything to get you business, and then not follow through on his promises. He is rude, his staff is rude and lazy. The day of my friend's wedding, he FAILED to tell her that a Canal Festival being held by the city of Las Colinas had been planned, and the bride was to have her wedding outside. The owner, Sasha, and his manager, Mona still demanded that she have her wedding outside on the terrace. When my friend, the bride, said no one would be able to hear the ceremony because of the noise of the Festival, WHICH SHE WAS ONLY TOLD OF ONE WEEK BEFORE HER WEDDING, the manager Mona said she would not help her on her wedding day, and said they needed to find someone else to coordinate all the details. The food was just so-so, the waiters were slow and lazy, and the owner was rude. Do NOT book your wedding here - it will not turn out the way you had dreamed of. It might be a pretty place, but the truth is that it's very difficult to work with the owner and manager.
Beware! This owner will tell you anything to get you business, and then not follow through on his promises. He is rude, Read more...
Beware! This owner will tell you anything to get you business, and then not follow through on his promises. He is rude, his staff is rude and lazy. The day of my friend's wedding, he FAILED to tell her that a Canal Festival being held by the city of Las Colinas had been planned, and the bride was to have her wedding outside. The owner, Sasha, and his manager, Mona still demanded that she have her wedding outside on the terrace. When my friend, the bride, said no one would be able to hear the ceremony because of the noise of the Festival, WHICH SHE WAS ONLY TOLD OF ONE WEEK BEFORE HER WEDDING, the manager Mona said she would not help her on her wedding day, and said they needed to find someone else to coordinate all the details. The food was just so-so, the waiters were slow and lazy, and the owner was rude. Do NOT book your wedding here - it will not turn out the way you had dreamed of. It might be a pretty place, but the truth is that it's very difficult to work with the owner and manager. Read less
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Elisabeth
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
The Venetian Terrace is a treasure hidden on the canals in Las Colinas. My Husband and I were 100% please with how our wedding turned out. They were so easy to work with and took all of our wishes and made them a reality. I couldn't have asked for a better venue! All of my guests loved the location, food, service, and everything about our wedding. I firmly believe that we would not have had the same reaction from any other venue!!! I don't have enough words to express how grateful we are that we found the Venetian Terrace!! We will definitely keep them in mind for all our future events, and will for sure recommend them to anyone who asks!!! Angela was so wonderful and made sure that everything was just how I pictured it, and Sasha made delicious food and cake. Not only was a cake delicious but it was just what I asked for, and even more beautiful then I thought it would be!!! Again can't say enough about how easy they were to work with!!!
The Venetian Terrace is a treasure hidden on the canals in Las Colinas. My Husband and I were 100% please with how our Read more...
The Venetian Terrace is a treasure hidden on the canals in Las Colinas. My Husband and I were 100% please with how our wedding turned out. They were so easy to work with and took all of our wishes and made them a reality. I couldn't have asked for a better venue! All of my guests loved the location, food, service, and everything about our wedding. I firmly believe that we would not have had the same reaction from any other venue!!! I don't have enough words to express how grateful we are that we found the Venetian Terrace!! We will definitely keep them in mind for all our future events, and will for sure recommend them to anyone who asks!!! Angela was so wonderful and made sure that everything was just how I pictured it, and Sasha made delicious food and cake. Not only was a cake delicious but it was just what I asked for, and even more beautiful then I thought it would be!!! Again can't say enough about how easy they were to work with!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We had a wedding with 90 guests and this was the perfect venue. They have a beautiful outdoor courtyard for the ceremony, and the reception area was very intimate with lots of natural light and ambience. It is set on the Mandalay Canal in Las Colinas - which gives a whole mediterranean vibe, which makes guests feel like you are treating them to an event experience outside of Dallas. The food was outstanding. Their staff was very attentive and the appetizers we had passed during cocktail hour were abundant and delicious. We worked with them on a customized menu and they executed it flawlessly. We received so many compliments about the food. There was also plenty of room for the 7 piece band we hired as well. At the end of the night, the bride and groom left in a gondola (like in Venice) for a romantic, serenaded ride back to the hotel which made for a perfect, storybook ending. This venue is a great choice if you are planning a wedding for <100 people.
We had a wedding with 90 guests and this was the perfect venue. They have a beautiful outdoor courtyard for the ceremony, Read more...
We had a wedding with 90 guests and this was the perfect venue. They have a beautiful outdoor courtyard for the ceremony, and the reception area was very intimate with lots of natural light and ambience. It is set on the Mandalay Canal in Las Colinas - which gives a whole mediterranean vibe, which makes guests feel like you are treating them to an event experience outside of Dallas. The food was outstanding. Their staff was very attentive and the appetizers we had passed during cocktail hour were abundant and delicious. We worked with them on a customized menu and they executed it flawlessly. We received so many compliments about the food. There was also plenty of room for the 7 piece band we hired as well. At the end of the night, the bride and groom left in a gondola (like in Venice) for a romantic, serenaded ride back to the hotel which made for a perfect, storybook ending. This venue is a great choice if you are planning a wedding for <100 people. Read less
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Yesenia
Wedding:
4/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Loved this place!! The venue is gorgeous and everyone that works there made such a great effort to make sure our special day perfect! Sasha is an amazing chef and went above and beyond to help us with anything we needed. Definitely recommend this venue!!
Loved this place!! The venue is gorgeous and everyone that works there made such a great effort to make sure our special Read more...
Loved this place!! The venue is gorgeous and everyone that works there made such a great effort to make sure our special day perfect! Sasha is an amazing chef and went above and beyond to help us with anything we needed. Definitely recommend this venue!! Read less
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Gogi
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Angela was my coordinator for the day of. So we only met the week before. I wish I had her sooner then maybe my day would have went smoother (to me) because everyone loved it. But the venue is unique and amazing. Angela saved the day and I forgot to thank her during my toast.
Angela was my coordinator for the day of. So we only met the week before. I wish I had her sooner then maybe my day would Read more...
Angela was my coordinator for the day of. So we only met the week before. I wish I had her sooner then maybe my day would have went smoother (to me) because everyone loved it. But the venue is unique and amazing. Angela saved the day and I forgot to thank her during my toast. Read less
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Angelica
Wedding:
2/7/2015
5.0/5.0
I would just like to say how PLEASED my husband and I were with Venetian Terrace. We must have interviewed 6 wedding venues before finding Venetian Terrace and we are SO GLAD that we did. We worked directly with the owner Sasha and he was wonderful. Unlike the other venues we interviewed, Sasha was flexible with everything. We had A LOT of unusual requests because our families are so demanding and he was able to accommodate every request. We had 125 people, which at first we thought it might be a little crammed in the venue, but once we saw the table set up the day of the wedding it was perfect and we even had a huge area in the center for a dance floor... our families love to dance, so this was important to us. We did not have too much money for an open bar, so Sasha worked out a special package to accommodate our guests needs and everyone got plenty to drink. The bartender was very attentive to all our guests and kept us posted on our bar tab so we wouldnt go over our budgeted amount (booze gets expensive!!!). The food was EXCELLENT. We got the buffet with a prime roast beef carving station and our guest loved it. We got compliments all night about the tasty food. The service was also great. There was never an empty dish, empty glass or dirty napkin left on the table, the staff kept the venue spotless of clutter and trash throughout the whole wedding.

Now the best part of all... the venue and surrounding area is GORGEOUS! ... and the canal is the cherry on top... it was so romantic and the pictures turned out more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. We saved alot of money on decorations because you just didnt need that much in such a beautiful venue.

I would HIGHLY recommend this venue to any bride that want big bang for her buck. And getting to work directly with the owner instead of some sales person was definitely a big plus.
I would just like to say how PLEASED my husband and I were with Venetian Terrace. We must have interviewed 6 wedding Read more...
I would just like to say how PLEASED my husband and I were with Venetian Terrace. We must have interviewed 6 wedding venues before finding Venetian Terrace and we are SO GLAD that we did. We worked directly with the owner Sasha and he was wonderful. Unlike the other venues we interviewed, Sasha was flexible with everything. We had A LOT of unusual requests because our families are so demanding and he was able to accommodate every request. We had 125 people, which at first we thought it might be a little crammed in the venue, but once we saw the table set up the day of the wedding it was perfect and we even had a huge area in the center for a dance floor... our families love to dance, so this was important to us. We did not have too much money for an open bar, so Sasha worked out a special package to accommodate our guests needs and everyone got plenty to drink. The bartender was very attentive to all our guests and kept us posted on our bar tab so we wouldnt go over our budgeted amount (booze gets expensive!!!). The food was EXCELLENT. We got the buffet with a prime roast beef carving station and our guest loved it. We got compliments all night about the tasty food. The service was also great. There was never an empty dish, empty glass or dirty napkin left on the table, the staff kept the venue spotless of clutter and trash throughout the whole wedding.

Now the best part of all... the venue and surrounding area is GORGEOUS! ... and the canal is the cherry on top... it was so romantic and the pictures turned out more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. We saved alot of money on decorations because you just didnt need that much in such a beautiful venue.

I would HIGHLY recommend this venue to any bride that want big bang for her buck. And getting to work directly with the owner instead of some sales person was definitely a big plus. Read less
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Venetian Terrace responded with the following comments:

Thank you Angelica for your kind words! We so enjoyed having you at Venetian Terrace for your big day! Chef Sasha has been doing weddings for over 43 years and really enjoys working with brides to create the perfect menu and atmosphere for you and your guests. We hope to see you again in the future!

Kindest Regards,

Angela Webb
Event Director
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Venetian Terrace was the perfect wedding venue. It is unique and provides such great flexibility, fusing both indoor and outdoor components. The food was also absolutely amazing, the staff were exceptional and the communication during the reception was excellent. We did a buffet dinner; the lead staff member brought us (the bride/groom) a dinner plate for us. We brought our own cake, which they cut for us (a service that would either be charged or not allowed at other venues). They allowed us to bring all of our decor items the day before and allowed us to keep it their overnight so that we didn't have to pack everything up on the night of our wedding.

One thing to note is to be clear on driving and parking directions as Venetian Terrace cannot be seen from the road - you have to take some stairs down towards the canal. We placed signs on the streets on where to park and how to get to the reception. This should not be a deterrent from booking Venetian Terrace - just something to note!

After searching for so many months for the perfect venue that is affordable, we were so blessed to have found Venetian Terrace. We highly recommend Venetian Terrace.
Venetian Terrace was the perfect wedding venue. It is unique and provides such great flexibility, fusing both indoor and Read more...
Venetian Terrace was the perfect wedding venue. It is unique and provides such great flexibility, fusing both indoor and outdoor components. The food was also absolutely amazing, the staff were exceptional and the communication during the reception was excellent. We did a buffet dinner; the lead staff member brought us (the bride/groom) a dinner plate for us. We brought our own cake, which they cut for us (a service that would either be charged or not allowed at other venues). They allowed us to bring all of our decor items the day before and allowed us to keep it their overnight so that we didn't have to pack everything up on the night of our wedding.

One thing to note is to be clear on driving and parking directions as Venetian Terrace cannot be seen from the road - you have to take some stairs down towards the canal. We placed signs on the streets on where to park and how to get to the reception. This should not be a deterrent from booking Venetian Terrace - just something to note!

After searching for so many months for the perfect venue that is affordable, we were so blessed to have found Venetian Terrace. We highly recommend Venetian Terrace. Read less
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Venetian Terrace responded with the following comments:

Cynthia- thank you again for choosing Venetian Terrace to host your special day! We're truly happy that you enjoyed your experience with us! We're so glad our beautiful ballroom and garden terrace fit all of your needs. As always, Chef Sasha creates a delicious menu and his staff strives to provide excellent service. Please think of us for any future events.

Kindest Regards,

Angela Webb, Event Director
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Melanie
Wedding:
6/22/2014
4.3/5.0
First off, I would just love to say, that Renetta and Mona were there for me and my now husband, through all the details, questions, and concerns all the way up to the actual wedding day! They were great!!

Renetta worked with us on the pricing for the ceremony and the reception. For the entire day and night, they include a deposit fee, venue fee, set up and break-down, food, linens, table ware, and ceremony chairs. Extras are alcohol, wedding cake, appetizers and more food options. I went with everything included, and put an allowance towards the bar. The venue itself is incredibly beautiful and quaint. Located right on the Mandalay Canal, it's the perfect setting, and the ceremony site is never in the sun!! Perfect especially for couples who live in Irving or Las Colinas, as we did at the time. There is unfortunately not a room to get ready in, but the bathrooms are big enough that you can ( we did!). Worked out perfectly!

However, several things. Because it is on the canal, you have to give your guests specific directions, because you have to go down several steps to get to it. There's also no free parking. We had our guests park in the parking garage next to the venue, and provided $5 bills so they could get out (or you could buy tokens in advance from them, but there's no refund if you over estimate on the number of cars that will be parking). They provide a venue viewing for all the brides after you pay the deposit fee, where you can try some of the foods and drinks, however, it's not everything, and you can't taste everything on the menu before the big day.

The only thing that really did not sit well with me though was the wait staff on our wedding day. They removed me and my husband's plates way too soon, so we barely got any dinner or cake, and they started breaking down way too early when I still had guests! They took down my decorations without asking me, and basically forced us to start breaking down everything so THEY could leave.
First off, I would just love to say, that Renetta and Mona were there for me and my now husband, through all the details, Read more...
First off, I would just love to say, that Renetta and Mona were there for me and my now husband, through all the details, questions, and concerns all the way up to the actual wedding day! They were great!!

Renetta worked with us on the pricing for the ceremony and the reception. For the entire day and night, they include a deposit fee, venue fee, set up and break-down, food, linens, table ware, and ceremony chairs. Extras are alcohol, wedding cake, appetizers and more food options. I went with everything included, and put an allowance towards the bar. The venue itself is incredibly beautiful and quaint. Located right on the Mandalay Canal, it's the perfect setting, and the ceremony site is never in the sun!! Perfect especially for couples who live in Irving or Las Colinas, as we did at the time. There is unfortunately not a room to get ready in, but the bathrooms are big enough that you can ( we did!). Worked out perfectly!

However, several things. Because it is on the canal, you have to give your guests specific directions, because you have to go down several steps to get to it. There's also no free parking. We had our guests park in the parking garage next to the venue, and provided $5 bills so they could get out (or you could buy tokens in advance from them, but there's no refund if you over estimate on the number of cars that will be parking). They provide a venue viewing for all the brides after you pay the deposit fee, where you can try some of the foods and drinks, however, it's not everything, and you can't taste everything on the menu before the big day.

The only thing that really did not sit well with me though was the wait staff on our wedding day. They removed me and my husband's plates way too soon, so we barely got any dinner or cake, and they started breaking down way too early when I still had guests! They took down my decorations without asking me, and basically forced us to start breaking down everything so THEY could leave. Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about this venue. It's gorgeous, right on the canal, secluded. Such a lovely, lovely venue. And affordable. I did a lot of research before selecting the Venetian Terrace, and I can tell you that it greatly outshines every other venue of comparable pricing and probably most (if not all) of the more expensive ones.

The service is great, too. Renetta was always available by email to answer my questions (and boy did I have a lot). They also helped get the photo booth in the reception space and set up on time DESPITE the fact that our photo booth people were two hours late and still had not even brought their equipment into the building at the time that the ceremony was due to start in the courtyard. When your venue steps up to fix problems caused by some other vendor—that’s what I call good service.

The food was wonderful! We got lots and lots of compliments from our guests. The alcohol service was great, too. We definitely feel like we got our money’s worth. The bartender was fun and courteous to my guests.

Also, I must stress the fact that you get the venue ALL DAY LONG! Being able decorate early—then move on to get dressed knowing everything was in place really lowered my stress level that day. And when rain threatened my decorations, the VT staff stepped up to the plate. I had an arch decorated with flowers and my florist suggested I get a tarp to protect it if it rained before the ceremony—but to only use it as long as necessary so as not to smash the flowers. I left a tarp just in case and asked Renetta to put the tarp out if necessary. It rained before the ceremony—while I was in my hotel room getting ready. I could see the courtyard from my hotel balcony at the Omni. Just as I asked—the VT staff put the tarp up when it rained and took it down as soon as it was over. I was very impressed. They had no idea I was watching :)

I would recommend the VT to any other bride—whole-heartedly.
I cannot say enough good things about this venue. It's gorgeous, right on the canal, secluded. Such a lovely, lovely Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about this venue. It's gorgeous, right on the canal, secluded. Such a lovely, lovely venue. And affordable. I did a lot of research before selecting the Venetian Terrace, and I can tell you that it greatly outshines every other venue of comparable pricing and probably most (if not all) of the more expensive ones.

The service is great, too. Renetta was always available by email to answer my questions (and boy did I have a lot). They also helped get the photo booth in the reception space and set up on time DESPITE the fact that our photo booth people were two hours late and still had not even brought their equipment into the building at the time that the ceremony was due to start in the courtyard. When your venue steps up to fix problems caused by some other vendor—that’s what I call good service.

The food was wonderful! We got lots and lots of compliments from our guests. The alcohol service was great, too. We definitely feel like we got our money’s worth. The bartender was fun and courteous to my guests.

Also, I must stress the fact that you get the venue ALL DAY LONG! Being able decorate early—then move on to get dressed knowing everything was in place really lowered my stress level that day. And when rain threatened my decorations, the VT staff stepped up to the plate. I had an arch decorated with flowers and my florist suggested I get a tarp to protect it if it rained before the ceremony—but to only use it as long as necessary so as not to smash the flowers. I left a tarp just in case and asked Renetta to put the tarp out if necessary. It rained before the ceremony—while I was in my hotel room getting ready. I could see the courtyard from my hotel balcony at the Omni. Just as I asked—the VT staff put the tarp up when it rained and took it down as soon as it was over. I was very impressed. They had no idea I was watching :)

I would recommend the VT to any other bride—whole-heartedly. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.8/5.0
We had our wedding/reception at the Venetian Terrace on August 25, 2012. Sasha (owner) and Mona (manager) were terrific to work with. The venue is beautiful, the food was great, Sasha created beautiful cakes for us, and our reception went off without a hitch.

Not sure why some people have had negative experiences with the staff...perhaps there were communication difficulties. Neither Sasha or Mona speak English as their first language, though they are both certainly proficient. However, just to be sure, I did find myself asking a couple of questions twice. I tend to be very organized and was careful to cover every detail with Mona before our wedding, but we had no problems. I thought the staff was very professional and friendly.

We had about 55 guests and several of them mentioned that ours was one of the best weddings they had ever been to - I know that was at least partly because of the great venue! I highly recommend Venetian Terrace if you want an intimate, beautiful setting for a small wedding.
We had our wedding/reception at the Venetian Terrace on August 25, 2012. Sasha (owner) and Mona (manager) were terrific to Read more...
We had our wedding/reception at the Venetian Terrace on August 25, 2012. Sasha (owner) and Mona (manager) were terrific to work with. The venue is beautiful, the food was great, Sasha created beautiful cakes for us, and our reception went off without a hitch.

Not sure why some people have had negative experiences with the staff...perhaps there were communication difficulties. Neither Sasha or Mona speak English as their first language, though they are both certainly proficient. However, just to be sure, I did find myself asking a couple of questions twice. I tend to be very organized and was careful to cover every detail with Mona before our wedding, but we had no problems. I thought the staff was very professional and friendly.

We had about 55 guests and several of them mentioned that ours was one of the best weddings they had ever been to - I know that was at least partly because of the great venue! I highly recommend Venetian Terrace if you want an intimate, beautiful setting for a small wedding. Read less
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