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Pricing information

$3,500 starting price
Bar service
$12 per person
$3,500 starting price
Bar service
$12 per person


On WeddingWire since 2009

Aria at The Whitcomb is a vintage-style wedding venue located in downtown Saint Joseph, Michigan. They pride themselves on their stunning views of Lake Michigan, as well as their gorgeous beach sunsets. They offer a beautiful outdoor site, perfect for both your ceremony and reception. Aria at The Whitcomb offers easy access to multiple restaurants, hotels, beaches, shops, and more.

Facilities and Capacity:
Couples can accommodate up to 250 guests at this outdoor wedding venue. They offer multiple options for you and your spouse to say your “I do’s.” You can exchange your vows on a nearby beach, in their intimate courtyard in the Garden or on the Rooftop, or on their spacious Veranda. For your reception, you can party all night long on their covered Veranda. Your guests will enjoy amazing views of the lake as you and your spouse take your first dance as a married couple. This unique space is attached to the historical Whitcomb Senior Community, which allows you to access their bridal suite on the 7th floor, overlooking Lake Michigan.

Services Offered:
This full-service venue, along with its exclusive catering and rental partnership with Classic Catering and Events, offers everything you need to make your event a success. You and your bridal party will be able to use their bridal suite for the entire day to get ready and relax. Additional services include bar packages and barware through the Marine Bar.

This unique venue works with its exclusive caterer, Classic Catering & Events, to create a menu sure to please you and your guests. They've been in business since 1997, and pride themselves on their exquisite cuisine, superb presentation, and high-quality service. Classic Catering & Events will work with you one-on-one to custom design a menu that takes into account your individual tastes and budget. Besides offering mouth-watering entrees and appetizers, they also offer scrumptious desserts and late-night snacks.


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What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?


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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?

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Reviews of Aria at The Whitcomb

4.5 out of 5 rating
4.5 out of 5 rating
21 Reviews
90% recommend it
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Claire Sent on 10/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating
We loved having our September wedding at the Veranda! We planned our ceremony on the rooftop overlooking the lake with the reception to follow downstairs. All of our guests commented on how easy and smooth the day went! They loved having everything in one place. This venue is in the heart of downtown St. Joe and is so unique. While we were blessed with gorgeous weather (80 degrees and sunny), they have back up plans to account for rain and colder weather. There is also an outdoor garden area which our guests loved. The Veranda makes the planning process easy since when you book you also get basic coordination services through 1928 Planning Co. and automatically work with CK Catering for food (which is awesome by the way). While you still have to pay for bartending services (which they help coordinate for you), you get to bring in your own alcohol which saved us a decent amount of money. All glassware, tables/table linens, chairs, dinnerware, and extra tables were included in the cost which made everything easy as well. Staff was very helpful and professional!
Lainey Sent on 10/22/2015
5 out of 5 rating
Absolutely LOVED everything about The Veranda @ The Whitcomb. We had our wedding on the rooftop overlooking the lake and the lighthouse. Our reception was in the Veranda itself. My hubby and I were skeptical when we first walked in because it was a senior living community. But once you see the venue itself, and experience the bliss of St. Joseph (the shops, the lakefront, the community, the bars, the rooftob wedding site and the area rooftop restaurants, the sunsets, the vibe and the beauty) it is 100% exceptional! It truly allows everyone to feel the romance of a wedding day. I recommend this venue to anyone and ALL of my guests adored it and have claimed it is the "most beautiful wedding they have ever been to"
User1723036 Sent on 07/21/2014
5 out of 5 rating
AMAZING!! Danielle was phenomenal and everything was just as I had pictured. Everyone loved the venue as much as we did!!
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4 Endorsements
S.C. Photography S.C. Photography Wedding Photographers

Want an outside venue feel with the insurance of a roof? The veranda offers stunning views, open air, wonderful staff and the security of ceiling! It's such a classic space that can be dressed up to be black tie, or decked out for a fun party vibe and everything in between!

Alexa Claire Boutique and Tux Shop Alexa Claire Boutique and Tux Shop Wedding Dresses

What an amazing and beautiful venue for SW Michigan brides! This venue overlooks the bluff and you can see gorgeous views of the Lake as well as downtown St. Joseph. The coordinators at The Veranda are professional and we've worked with them for several events in the past.

Rev. Ruth Zwald Rev. Ruth Zwald Wedding Officiants

I have worked with the Veranda on several occasions. Everything is always well organized and beautifully set up. As an officiant, I am able to step and and do my job very comfortably. I can recommend the Veranda to any couple looking for a unique setting for both their ceremony and reception.

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Classic Catering & Events
4.8 out of 5 rating , 72 Reviews
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