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Veranda by 17

Houston , TX
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LOCATION

1117 Prairie St.
Houston, TX 77002 US (map)

PHONE

832-200-8800

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ABOUT US

A semi-outdoor wedding in the heart of downtown becomes a reality at The Sam Houston Hotel with its unique Veranda by *17.

Nestled in the boutique The Sam Houston Hotel,... Read more
A semi-outdoor wedding in the heart of downtown becomes a reality at The Sam Houston Hotel with its unique Veranda by *17.

Nestled in the boutique The Sam Houston Hotel, Veranda by *17 is a hidden gem. Its contemporary yet historic courtyard space is enclosed by a permanent tented roof, giving it an outdoor look and feel.

The Veranda's ivy wall provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony, requiring minimal additional décor. Immediately after the ceremony, your guests are invited to our stylish lobby lounge for a private cocktail reception featuring passed hors d'oeuvres from the *17 culinary team. Take photos with your wedding party on the Veranda, while our staff transforms the room for your reception in one hour or less. Enjoy a seated or buffet dinner, and dance the night away with 50-215 guests. Veranda by *17 is truly a unique and inviting environment for a perfect downtown wedding.

At the end of the event, you may continue the festivities in the Sam Bar (open until 2 am), or take the elevator home to one of Alden's luxuriously appointed guest rooms. A complimentary suite is reserved for the bride and groom, along with champagne and strawberries ensure a memorable wedding night. The Sam Houston Hotel also provides discounted room rates exclusively for your friends and family.

Our dedicated event staff will attend to your every need while helping to create the perfect setting for your wedding celebration at Veranda by *17. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1924
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Garden / Romantic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
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?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
100
Number of suites
9
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1924
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Garden / Romantic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
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?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
100
Number of suites
9
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Natalie and her team helped make my dream wedding come true!!! They were so professional and easy to work with... I would recommend the Sam to any bride-to-be. We got so many compliments on our decor and this beautiful venue!!
Natalie and her team helped make my dream wedding come true!!! They were so professional and easy to work with... I would Read more...
Natalie and her team helped make my dream wedding come true!!! They were so professional and easy to work with... I would recommend the Sam to any bride-to-be. We got so many compliments on our decor and this beautiful venue!! Read less
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Richard
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Natalie and her staff were amazing!!! The phone calls with compliments are still coming in! Top drawer service and attention to detail. You will LOVE this place.
Natalie and her staff were amazing!!! The phone calls with compliments are still coming in! Top drawer service and Read more...
Natalie and her staff were amazing!!! The phone calls with compliments are still coming in! Top drawer service and attention to detail. You will LOVE this place. Read less
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Tania
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I lucked out with Natalie! I didn't have to hire a wedding planner, she is so spot on with details and quick at returning calls and emails and has wonderful ideas. I can truly say she went above and beyond my expectations and was very nice the entire time. I was treated like royalty by the entire staff from the moment we walked in til the moment I walked out and even days after the event.

worth the money, look no where else!
I lucked out with Natalie! I didn't have to hire a wedding planner, she is so spot on with details and quick at returning Read more...
I lucked out with Natalie! I didn't have to hire a wedding planner, she is so spot on with details and quick at returning calls and emails and has wonderful ideas. I can truly say she went above and beyond my expectations and was very nice the entire time. I was treated like royalty by the entire staff from the moment we walked in til the moment I walked out and even days after the event.

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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I walked in the Sam Houston Hotel, we knew that we wanted our wedding at this venue. Starting with the reception area, very chic and then the Veranda, kinda indoor/outdoor concept, totally different than other venues. We met with Natalie Monk, who is very professional. She was very helpful with all our questions and responded promptly to all our emails. Even the day of the wedding she was taking care of all the details, and that made me feel stress free. The service was fabulous, they even assigned somebody to our service for every need during the wedding (thank you!). My guests were amazed by the food (delicious), the venue and enjoyed the cocktail hour at the reception (great time to great the guest and relax after the ceremony). I would definitely recommend the venue, they exceeded my expectations.
When my husband and I walked in the Sam Houston Hotel, we knew that we wanted our wedding at this venue. Starting with the Read more...
When my husband and I walked in the Sam Houston Hotel, we knew that we wanted our wedding at this venue. Starting with the reception area, very chic and then the Veranda, kinda indoor/outdoor concept, totally different than other venues. We met with Natalie Monk, who is very professional. She was very helpful with all our questions and responded promptly to all our emails. Even the day of the wedding she was taking care of all the details, and that made me feel stress free. The service was fabulous, they even assigned somebody to our service for every need during the wedding (thank you!). My guests were amazed by the food (delicious), the venue and enjoyed the cocktail hour at the reception (great time to great the guest and relax after the ceremony). I would definitely recommend the venue, they exceeded my expectations. Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
From the initial meeting with Natalie Monk we felt very at ease working with the team at the Sam Houston Hotel. They exceeded our expectations on the night of the event and made it a truly memorable experience. Everyone on the team from our coordinator Natalie Monk, to the general manager, food & beverage coordinator and Shirly who catered to our every need on the night of the event. The next morning we had an impromptu breakfast for 30 and they acoomodated each of us. We would recommend this hotel to anyone and are planning to host future events at this venue.
From the initial meeting with Natalie Monk we felt very at ease working with the team at the Sam Houston Hotel. They Read more...
From the initial meeting with Natalie Monk we felt very at ease working with the team at the Sam Houston Hotel. They exceeded our expectations on the night of the event and made it a truly memorable experience. Everyone on the team from our coordinator Natalie Monk, to the general manager, food & beverage coordinator and Shirly who catered to our every need on the night of the event. The next morning we had an impromptu breakfast for 30 and they acoomodated each of us. We would recommend this hotel to anyone and are planning to host future events at this venue. Read less
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Janice
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I am so pleased I chose the Sam Houston hotel for my wedding venue..... They have a beautiful setting for the ceremony. After the ceremony, you and your guests go downstairs for a cocktail and appetizers while the staff flips the room into a beautiful reception room!! The staff was so polite and helpful!! The food was delicious!!! Loved it!!!!
I am so pleased I chose the Sam Houston hotel for my wedding venue..... They have a beautiful setting for the ceremony. Read more...
I am so pleased I chose the Sam Houston hotel for my wedding venue..... They have a beautiful setting for the ceremony. After the ceremony, you and your guests go downstairs for a cocktail and appetizers while the staff flips the room into a beautiful reception room!! The staff was so polite and helpful!! The food was delicious!!! Loved it!!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
The Sam Houston Hotel was an amazing venue to work with! The staff went over and beyond my expectations! My guest were pleased with there services and have commented on how beautiful and well put-together my wedding was. I never had to ask for anything, they were right there to tend to all my needs. They made me feel special and important on my big day:)
The Sam Houston Hotel was an amazing venue to work with! The staff went over and beyond my expectations! My guest were Read more...
The Sam Houston Hotel was an amazing venue to work with! The staff went over and beyond my expectations! My guest were pleased with there services and have commented on how beautiful and well put-together my wedding was. I never had to ask for anything, they were right there to tend to all my needs. They made me feel special and important on my big day:) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our son's rehearsal dinner at the Sam Houston. Drinks and appetizers served in the lobby. Dinner was served upstairs in their beautiful room that could be open outdoors. The room is temperature controlled and everyone was comfortable. They have a wonderful chef and everyone commented that the food was delicious! Their staff is extremely professional. They promptly addressed all my questions and were extremely detailed oriented to my event. I would recommend the Sam Houston to anyone that would be having an event.
We had our son's rehearsal dinner at the Sam Houston. Drinks and appetizers served in the lobby. Dinner was served Read more...
We had our son's rehearsal dinner at the Sam Houston. Drinks and appetizers served in the lobby. Dinner was served upstairs in their beautiful room that could be open outdoors. The room is temperature controlled and everyone was comfortable. They have a wonderful chef and everyone commented that the food was delicious! Their staff is extremely professional. They promptly addressed all my questions and were extremely detailed oriented to my event. I would recommend the Sam Houston to anyone that would be having an event. Read less
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Grace
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
The Alden was fabulous! The events coordinator, Natalie Monk absolutely the best, helpful, attentive and resourceful, she couldn't do enough for us. The venue beautiful and the food and drinks not only delish but pleasing to the eye. Natalie was spot on with suggestions/recommendations for florists to photographers to room set up. Would highly recommend this venue for not only weddings but any party/meeting function.
The Alden was fabulous! The events coordinator, Natalie Monk absolutely the best, helpful, attentive and resourceful, she Read more...
The Alden was fabulous! The events coordinator, Natalie Monk absolutely the best, helpful, attentive and resourceful, she couldn't do enough for us. The venue beautiful and the food and drinks not only delish but pleasing to the eye. Natalie was spot on with suggestions/recommendations for florists to photographers to room set up. Would highly recommend this venue for not only weddings but any party/meeting function. Read less
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Rosaura
Wedding:
1/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing team! They really listen to what the bride and groom want. They are always available through email. Thank you so much for everything!
Amazing team! They really listen to what the bride and groom want. They are always available through email. Thank you so Read more...
Amazing team! They really listen to what the bride and groom want. They are always available through email. Thank you so much for everything! Read less
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