The Veranda @ The Whitcomb is one of the top outdoor Michigan wedding venues. With spectacular views of Lake Michigan, it is the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding.
The Veranda is located right in the heart of downtown St Joseph, within walking distance of beaches, hotels, restaurants, shops, and more!
It’s not just the location that draws couples to The Veranda. The Veranda offers the best of outdoor wedding receptions, with the comfort of being safe from any unexpected weather. It is also connected to the historic and lovely Whitcomb Senior Community, complete with restroom facilities and included Bridal Suite. We are most comfortable hosting weddings and events of up to 250 guests.
The Veranda prides itself in providing everything required to host an event and taking the worry and stress off of our clients. Venue rental includes tables, chairs, facility set-up and clean-up, and use of the bridal suite for the entire day.
We also pride ourselves on the amazing partnerships we have created with southwest Michigan’s amazing wedding vendors:
- CK Catering: provides flexibility and creativity in designing your custom menu
- Lil’ Fox Bartending: provides unmatched experience (and sass!) in skilled & professional bartenders
- 1928 Planning Co.: provides reception coordination to let you focus on the fun & not the details of wedding planning!
If you are interested in more information please contact us anytime!
Hosted Bar Service
A Hosted Bar package allows you the flexibility to bring your own alcoholic beverages, while we handle everything else.
Here’s how it works:
- For your event, you bring any alcoholic beverages that you would like to have offered.
- The Veranda will provide: professional bartender(s), all needed bar glasses, soda, juice, mixers, etc.
- We will serve your guests with the utmost professionalism and drink-making knowledge.
- You save money! Our bar packages are per-person so not having to pay on a per drink or per bottle basis ends up saving couples a considerable amount of money.
It’s that simple. Once you reserve The Veranda for your event, our bartending experts communicate with you to learn more about your desires, and craft a bar menu that suites your needs.
Catering services at The Veranda are offered exclusively through our onsite caterer, CK Catering.
CK Catering is known for its exquisite food, spectacular presentation, and unfailing service since 1972. Their food has been featured in Wedding Day magazine and appeared in some of Martha Stewart’s media publications. Recently CK Catering was awarded by The Knot for “Best Of Weddings 2015″!
CK will work with you to custom design a menu based on taste and budget. Their pricing is on a per guest basis and includes everything you need to pull off a spectacular wedding including linens, china, and cake cutting. In addition to their appetizers and main courses they offer dessert and late night snack options.
CK is also able to accommodate special requests such as vegetarian/vegan meal choices or gluten free items.
Check out their page in our Gallery for some great pictures of their creative presentation!