Sanford Center

1111 Event Center Dr. NE, Bemidji, MN 56601 Map · Phone number
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Guest capacity 25 to 4,700
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About Sanford Center

The Sanford Center: George W. Neilson Conference Center featuring our Ballroom and Lakeview Rooms are the perfect fit for your wedding and reception. Boasting over 14,000 squarefeet, we can accommodate some of the largest weddings to a quaint sized affair. We feature state-of-the-art technology, unmatched cuisine, beverages, and entertainment services. The Lakeview rooms and our spacious foyer offer panoramic views of Lake Bemidji's south shore. The beauty of the north is on display from dawn until dusk; a romantic dream location to capture your special day.

Our Lakeview Room maximum capacity is 200 people. Package Pricing: Lakeview Room $1800.00 + tax

Our Ballroom maximum capacity is 500 people. Package Pricing: Ballroom $2000.00 + tax

We also offer discounts for weddings that take place on Friday and Sunday or in April and May!

Package Includes: 16-Hour Room Rental (8:00am-12:00am), Room Setup and Cleanup, Guest Tables and Chairs, Guest Book and Gift Tables, High Top Tables, Specialty Tables, (All tables include cloth linen and skirting), Raised Head Table (2’ Stage), Dance Floor, Event Uniformed Staff, and Event Insurance.

We do have the ability for doing ceremonies as well, whether, they may be outdoor on our patio or in a Ballroom or Lakeview Room.

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Sanford 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?
    $ 1400.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 800.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 450.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 450.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 5.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    4700
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    25
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    October
    November
    December

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  • 1111 Event Center Dr. NE Bemidji, Minnesota, 56601 See on map
    218-441-4003 (Phone number)
    Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Sanford Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Sanford Center?

Sanford Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Sanford Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Sanford Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Server(s)

At Sanford Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Sanford Center includes:

  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Sanford Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Sanford Center for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Sanford Center for wedding events?

Sanford Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Sanford Center offer?

Sanford Center offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Sanford Center offer for wedding events?

Sanford Center offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Sanford Center have available for wedding events?

Sanford Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables