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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

It's a unique space for unique clients, The Sam Houston Hotel's 'Veranda by *17', a climate controlled indoor/outdoor special event/wedding venue.

Nestled in the heart of... Read more
It's a unique space for unique clients, The Sam Houston Hotel's 'Veranda by *17', a climate controlled indoor/outdoor special event/wedding venue.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Houston, the historic Sam Houston Hotel's 'Veranda by *17' is truly a hidden gem. With a permanent tent style covering and cement tiled floor, this one of a kind terrace is simply amazing!

The Veranda's garden-like ivy wall provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony and/or reception, requiring minimal additional décor. The floor length beaded/crystal curtain, if preferred, also adds a touch of elegance to your evening.

Immediately following your on-site ceremony or upon arrival from a different ceremony location, your guests will enjoy a cocktail hour in our stylish lobby, featuring passed hors d'oeuvres from the *17 culinary team. Take photos with your wedding party in the Veranda while our staff completes finishes touches or transforms the room for your reception. Afterwards, enjoy a plated or buffet dinner and dance the night away with your 50 to 180 guests.

If you'd like to see the space for yourself, you're cordially invited to visit and meet with an experienced event/catering manager.....sooner than later! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
170
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
When we first booked the Sam Houston Hotel, the Catering Manager that we booked with quit and the Catering Director at the time was not very helpful. However, then came Christopher P. the new catering manager and made our wedding the most beautiful experience we could have dreamed of. He constantly reassured myself and my wedding coordinator that everything would be alright, additionally, he met with must multiple times for my wedding staff to see the venue, the rooms for prep work, tastings, etc very easy. Anything I wanted, Christopher made it happen without stressing me out. We went up to the venue several times during the 15 months prior to our wedding and every single person at the Sam was AMAZING. From the valets to the bartenders to the front desk. We even picked our own bartenders and the staff stayed to watch our Mariachi perform. Janice S was also AMAZING; She and another bartender Chris created our signature drink "Fleur de Cartiz" for our New Orleans meets Old Mexico theme and needless to say it knocked everyone's socks off.
We truly felt like family to the staff at the Sam...we completely and whole-heartedly recommend this vendor to all of the future couples out there that are looking for a boutique hotel feel, where everyone knows your name and your are the star priority.
#teamlitebrite #Cartizwedding

Mr. and Mrs. Carter est. Sept 25, 2015
When we first booked the Sam Houston Hotel, the Catering Manager that we booked with quit and the Catering Director at the Read more...
When we first booked the Sam Houston Hotel, the Catering Manager that we booked with quit and the Catering Director at the time was not very helpful. However, then came Christopher P. the new catering manager and made our wedding the most beautiful experience we could have dreamed of. He constantly reassured myself and my wedding coordinator that everything would be alright, additionally, he met with must multiple times for my wedding staff to see the venue, the rooms for prep work, tastings, etc very easy. Anything I wanted, Christopher made it happen without stressing me out. We went up to the venue several times during the 15 months prior to our wedding and every single person at the Sam was AMAZING. From the valets to the bartenders to the front desk. We even picked our own bartenders and the staff stayed to watch our Mariachi perform. Janice S was also AMAZING; She and another bartender Chris created our signature drink "Fleur de Cartiz" for our New Orleans meets Old Mexico theme and needless to say it knocked everyone's socks off.
We truly felt like family to the staff at the Sam...we completely and whole-heartedly recommend this vendor to all of the future couples out there that are looking for a boutique hotel feel, where everyone knows your name and your are the star priority.
#teamlitebrite #Cartizwedding

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We used the Sam Houston / Veranda 17 - for the rehearsal dinner.
Everything came out spectacular.
They helped out and accommodated us in every way possible.
The staff was so helpful. The meal was up to par tasted delicious and the presentation was phenomenal.
We used the Sam Houston / Veranda 17 - for the rehearsal dinner.
Everything came out spectacular.
They helped out Read more...
We used the Sam Houston / Veranda 17 - for the rehearsal dinner.
Everything came out spectacular.
They helped out and accommodated us in every way possible.
The staff was so helpful. The meal was up to par tasted delicious and the presentation was phenomenal. Read less
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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.

worth the money, look no where else! Read less
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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:
2+ years 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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