Aug 22, 2009
I was very excited to see Verandas this weekend. After months of looking at their website and hunting down online pics of weddings held there I was ready to see it for myself. Unfortunately I was disappointed when I saw that it was very far from the beach (other reviews made it seem as though the beach were only a block away) and even more disappointed when I saw that the grass in the garden was artificial turf! I could not believe it. I had not read a single review that said the grass was fake. I thought it was quite odd and definitely cheapened the feel of the place. The inside is just as the pictures show. Very nice, very nice colors. The upstairs dance floor area is really nice and even has a nice modern, L.A. club type feel lounge for your guests to hang out when not dancing. The lady who showed us around was very nice and attentive and not too pushy (which we very much appreciated!) I was pleased to find out that the bar drinks are charged per person, only $30 a person! I had thought it was a per person, per hour charge! All in all I do think that it is a really nice venue, just not what we were looking for which is a right on the beach setting and feel.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner