Weddings

The Veranda @ The Whitcomb

Saint Joseph, MI View map
Up to 250 guests

About

Up to 250 guests

The Veranda @ 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. The Veranda @ 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 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 Whitcomb Senior Community, which allows you and your guests access to their restrooms and bridal suite.

Services Offered
This full-service venue offers everything you need to make your event a success. They’ll assist you with setup and cleanup, as well as provide table and chairs. You and your bridal party will be able to use their bridal suite for the entire day to get ready and relax in. For event planning assistance, The Veranda @ The Whitcomb has partnered with 1928 Planning Co. to provide you with a variety of coordination options. Their goal is to remove the stress from your planning process, and make sure you enjoy yourself. They'll have staff on-hand the day of your wedding, to ensure everything goes smoothly from start to finish. Additional services include:

  • Bar packages
  • Barware
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • China
  • Linens
  • Cake cutting
  • Wheelchair accessible


Cuisine
This unique venue works with their exclusive caterer, CK Catering, to create a menu sure to please you and your guests. They've been in business since 1972, and pride themselves on their exquisite cuisine, superb presentation and high-quality service. CK Catering will work with you on-one-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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

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

$3,200

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

$3,200

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$11

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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    Claire Married on 09/15/2018
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    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!
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    Lainey Married on 08/22/2015
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    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"
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    AMAZING!! Danielle was phenomenal and everything was just as I had pictured. Everyone loved the venue as much as we did!!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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.

Map

509 Ship Street Saint Joseph, 49085
269-408-3121

Mon - Closed Tues - 9am-5pm Wed - 9am-5pm Thur - 9am-5pm Fri - 9am-5pm Sat - by appointment only Sun - by appointment only
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