Sanborn Event Center

386-626-7300 815 South Alabama Ave., Deland, FL 32724 Map · Phone number
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About Sanborn Event Center

Sanborn Event Center is a spacious wedding venue located in Deland, Florida with lakefront views. A large, sunlit atrium greets guests upon arrival. Receptions can be held in one of many elegantly and tastefully appointed on-site event spaces. The large catering kitchen, beautiful and spacious ballrooms, gorgeous courtyards and open dance floor are just some highlights of the Sanborn Event Center that help create memorable wedding events.

Facilities and Capacity
Sanborn Event Center offers several indoor and outdoor event spaces to accommodate up to 1,000 wedding guests. All rooms are divisible to create the perfect-sized space for your event. Each room includes a beautiful adjacent courtyard. The Sanborn Event Center's Grand Ballroom has a stage with two small backstage changing rooms, a dance floor, wireless internet and A/V equipment. Event spaces include the following:

  • East Courtyard
  • Lake Side Terrace
  • Atrium
  • Grand Ballroom
  • Ballrooms A & B
  • Meeting Rooms 1-3 (can also be used as a bridal suite)


Services Offered
Sanborn Event Center offers venue rental for weddings and other special events. Wedding venue rental is available on an hourly block or full-venue basis. The amphitheater in the adjacent Earl Brown Park is also available for rent. Wedding services available include the following:

  • Event rentals
  • Setup
  • Outside vendors
  • Preferred vendors only
  • Wireless internet
  • Lighting/sound
  • Parking


Cuisine
Sanborn Event Center has a list of preferred caterers that have been chosen to provide a wide variety of menus and services. These caterers will accommodate diverse tastes, budgets and occasions. Many of these caterers also include decoration services as well as wedding rentals.

Other Services
In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, Sanborn Event Center can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also ideal for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

Location
Sanborn Event Center is located off I-4 in Earl Brown Park. The large, beautiful and wooded Earl Brown Park and amphitheater is home to many Deland community events and activities. This wedding venue is a short drive from Stetson University, the Ocala National Forest and the Seminole State Forest.

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7 Reviews for Sanborn Event Center

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4.3 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.4
  • Professionalism 4.4
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.3
  • Average response time 4.4

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    Katie · Married on 02/23/2019

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    I LOVE THE SANBORN CENTER. We decided to get married in DeLand, since the Catholic Church we attend is located there, however Wedding Venue selections are slim there. You either get married in a trendy barn setting or an outdoor setting, all which are beautiful - but not what we wanted. We wanted to be inside and air conditioned. I found the Sanborn Center online and immediately reached out to them. Lysette Santiago was a god-send over there. She was so helpful with everything! From executing the contract to making sure all the minor details I wanted handled were taken care of. We reserved the center for a Saturday which allowed us 8 hours of rental time, plus 2 hours for vendors to set up. Lysette even let me come in the day before (Friday before 4:00) to set up some of the frames and decorations I wanted out in the atrium. The center looked beautiful and our guests were surprised to find something so elegant and sophisticated in quaint little DeLand, Florida. We didn't use any flowers (except our bouquets from the ceremony and the hydrangea centerpieces), because the atrium itself didn't need any flowers to bring it to life. The natural light beaming through the windows was enough decoration as is, plus all the frames and knick knacks I had laid about. Lysette even let me re-organize the furniture so that it spaced things out the way I wanted. It was basically like welcoming our friends and family to our very own home, decorated and personalized the way we wanted. I would recommend this venue to anyone for any occasion. Not to mention that the dance floor is HUGE!!! We looked at a few other venues and the floors were either brought in and small or just tiny to begin with. Sanborn's dance floor takes up 1/3 of Ballroom A, but we combined the two A and B ballrooms and used it as a Grand Room making it the perfect size for our 130 guests (there was plenty of room for people to get around but we could've easily fit 200). Also, there was ample parking for our guests.

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    Kylie · Married on 06/17/2017

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    I had my wedding reception at the Sanborn Center a few weeks ago and I cannot express enough how thankful I am for this venue! One of the staff members, Liz, worked with my mom and I throughout planning and she was so amazing! She helped us make everything happen and was so accommodating any time we needed her. I was not even sure who worked the night of my wedding, but it didn't matter because I trusted everyone at Sanborn. The reception was absolutely beautiful and really didn't need too many decorations, because the whole building is pretty. We set up patio games on the patio, which looked so good next to the pond/fountain out back. I originally picked this venue for the size, AC, and bathrooms (which are surprising hard things to find in the area), but ended up falling in love with everything about Sanborn.

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    Kimberly · Married on 07/25/2015

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    Beautiful venue. Staff very friendly and helped out in any way they could to make my day special.

    Sent on 09/09/2015

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Sanborn Event Center FAQ

  • 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? $ 500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 10.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Limited Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 1000
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 10
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Government Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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    3866267300 (Phone number)

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