About Venue 1902

Meet Our Team

Lisa Lessard

Lisa’s love of historic buildings, all things vintage, and extending authentic southern hospitality have found a perfect home at Venue 1902!  

With her background in interior design and passion for historic preservation, Lisa’s vision of repurposing an old grammar school into a rustic elegant wedding and event venue became a reality. Lisa and her husband, Brady, have 5 boys who can often be found working hard alongside the amazing Venue 1902 staff and concierge team.

At Venue 1902, getting to know our couples is one of our favorite things! Aleshia will work closely with you and your loved ones as we plan your perfect wedding day!  

Aleshia George

Our History

Historic Schoolhouse Turned Event Venue

Established in 2017 as an event venue, Venue 1902 at Preservation Hall is a historic schoolhouse in Sanford, FL. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. What now is Central Florida’s premier wedding and event venue was once the Sanford Grammar School, and also formerly the Sanford High School and the Margaret K. Reynolds Building. 

This turn-of-the-century schoolhouse is restored to feature the perfect balance of vintage elegance and modern sophistication. The venue decor boasts stunning chandeliers, ample natural light, original hardwood flooring, and a blank-slate color scheme ready to take on your unique style and vision. From weddings to corporate functions, Venue 1902 is the perfect place to host your special event.

The Design

Historic Building with Modern Amenities

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301 W. 7th Street

Sanford, FL  32771

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