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Wedding & Receptions

Looking for a unique yet modern wedding venue?  Central Florida’s award winning historic schoolhouse turned wedding venue is fully restored to offer the perfect balance of vintage character and modern amenities. Our Venue features abundant natural light, chandeliers, hardwood flooring, a brick exterior with archways, market lighting, and original architectural elements. Accommodating up to 175 guests, Historic Venue 1902 is the perfect setting for your dream wedding! 

Century-old bricks, a bell tower, lush landscaping, and sweeping oaks provide a picture-perfect backdrop for weddings. Our custom packages will ensure that your day is completely stress free, with our venue staff attending to all the details. Together, we will help you create unforgettable memories as you Say I do at Venue 1902! We can't wait to meet you!

See the Venue

Conveniently located just outside of Orlando in Central Florida, Historic Venue 1902 is the perfect backdrop for your wedding day.  Our over 10,000 square foot venue offers beautifully restored interiors, featuring indoor and outdoor ceremony sites, indoor and outdoor and cocktail hour spaces, bridal suites for getting ready pre-ceremony, a stunning large ballroom, and exclusive spaces like the Lounge and the Library to elevate your day. Located in the popular Downtown Sanford Historic District we accommodate up to 175 guests and offer something for everyone. Your guests will enjoy a unique experience, from garden ceremony to cocktail hour where they can enjoy fun yard games, with a picture-perfect sparkler exit. You can keep the party going with some post wedding partying in Historic downtown Sanford! Our historic brick building, with unique spaces, and beautiful grounds creates infinite photo opportunities to capture those treasured moments forever.


The Library- WOW, words cannot describe how much fun it was for the guys, and the photo opportunities are endless! 

Katia and  Joe- Venue 1902 Couple

Modern Day Beautiful Historic Venue 1902
Modern Day Beautiful Historic Venue 1902

The perfect backdrop for your wedding day!

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Historic Venue 1902 - Sanford High School
Historic Venue 1902 - Sanford High School

Beautiful Venue 1902 as Sanford High School.

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Historic Venue 1902 circa 1916
Historic Venue 1902 circa 1916

Venue 1902 grows it's wings and becomes the Grammar School

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Then & Now

Our Story

Our History: Established in 2017 as a wedding venue, Venue 1902 is a historic schoolhouse in Sanford, FL. Located just north of Orlando.  The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. What is now Central Florida’s premier wedding venue, was once the Sanford Grammar School.

Our venue was restored to perfection. With many venues in the Orlando market, we saw a need for a timeless, unique wedding venue option. We knew we had to have the perfect outdoor ceremony location, all white walls, incredible private suites for couples to get ready pre-ceremony. 

Historic Venue 1902  has quickly become one of the top wedding reception venues and wedding ceremony locations in the Central Florida area.  Winning Orlando Magazine's Best of Wedding Award for Seminole County Venue, Historic Venue and Top award for Best Venue in Orlando. Additional awards for Best Venue in Sanford by Sanford Magazine along with our Best of weddings wins from the Knot and WeddingWire! Our Wedding garden is extremely popular among couples seeking an outdoor ceremony location. With the ability to host weddings up to 175 guests, with an indoor ceremony option and reception space provides a historic yet modern feel that becomes the perfect backdrop for any theme. 


Honestly so in love with this Venue. I had my fairly tale wedding here. The staff is so caring and helpful. I even had my fairy Godmother Aleshia, who went above & beyond and even got me my extra Gum. I was so lucky to have found Venue 1902. As soon as I walked in I knew I had to say I Do at Venue 1902

Genesis- Venue 1902 Bride