The Destin Bay House is excited to announce the construction of Veranda by the Bay, a new event space. Designed to host more intimate Destin rehearsal dinners, weddings, and events, Veranda by the Bay will be a standalone venue, as well as companion property to the Destin Bay House. The Veranda will offer similar amenities as the Destin Bay House, but with a few key elements that will set it apart from other event settings in the area. These features, which include barn doors, wood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a water feature that will make a beautiful addition to each ceremony, will create a rustic, romantic feel for events.

“We are very excited to offer an additional venue for those wanting to host a rehearsal dinner, wedding, or any other type of group event at the Veranda,” said Destin Bay House Owner, Mike Shoults. “We will be implementing many of the business practices we have learned over the last five years in the operation of the Bay House into the operation of the Veranda, like allowing guests to work with vendors of their choice, and to personalize their decorations.”

Located across the street from the Bay House at 118 Calhoun Avenue, the Veranda will complement the Bay House in such a way that allows the two venues to work together to make each wedding and event memorable. The Veranda is an ideal space for a rehearsal dinner in Destin or other celebration desired by the bride, such as a brunch. The Veranda will feature an indoor event space, as well as a Bridal Cottage, both surrounded by beautiful Magnolia, Oak and Cypress trees.

With Veranda by the Bay comes the Cottages by the Bay, a place for the bride, groom and their guests to stay. Cottages by the Bay will be available to rent fall 2017, and include a total of 7 cottages that will sleep 4-8 people. The cottages will come complete with a full kitchen, loft, washer and dryer. Each will be constructed with an “Old Florida” feel to them and include design elements such as reclaimed wood and white picket fences.

The Destin Bay House offers a unique combination of southern charm and personal service to provide the perfect backdrop for all of life’s most memorable occasions, as will Veranda by the Bay. Located on and by the Choctawhatchee Bay, these Gulf Coast event venues are close to beach communities in Destin, including Crystal Beach, Sandestin and Fort Walton Beach, making either an ideal choice for a destination wedding, family reunion or corporate event. For more information about the Destin Bay House or Veranda by the Bay, hosting an event or to check availability, visit