Your love story continues at Venue 1902! Write the next chapter of your book at Central Florida’s premier wedding venue.
From an intimate and romantic outdoor garden to a breathtaking auditorium, our luxurious atmosphere will turn your dream wedding vision into a Pinterest-worthy reality! Picturesque ceremony and reception sites create a magical backdrop for a truly unforgettable wedding experience.
Our highly sought after turn-of-the-century schoolhouse is fully restored to offer the perfect balance of vintage character and elegance. Your dream wedding at our unique historic venue will feature breathtaking chandeliers, abundant natural light, hardwood flooring, brick archways, and original architectural elements.
Our custom inclusive packages ensure that your day is completely stress free, as our staff attends to every last detail. At Venue 1902, you will create unforgettable memories surrounded by all you hold dear as you celebrate an unforgettable day to remember.
We can't wait to meet you and become a part of your forever love story!
Venue 1902 at Preservation Hall offers over 10,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor space, located on an entire city block and accommodating up to 175 guests. Event spaces provided by Venue 1902 at Preservation Hall include the following:
Our 1902 West Event Space is available for Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Intimate Weddings (up to 20 guests), Parties, and Meetings. 1902 West accommodates up to 50 guests, with rental rates start at $500 for Events and $1500 for Intimate Weddings.
Venue 1902 at Preservation Hall is a full-service wedding venue. Our Venue and Concierge Staff are there to ensure that a your perfectly planned event seamlessly meets your expectations! Services include:
64 Reviews for Venue 1902 at Preservation Hall
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Emily W. · Married on 01/05/2020
We can't thank or praise Venue 1902 enough! The absolute best venue!
We were so over-the-moon thrilled to find Venue 1902! There is truly no place quite like this one-of-a-kind gem, both in its charm and in all that the incredibly kind team has to offer couples. Our wedding day there was wonderful, joyful and completely seamless for us, our family, our guests and all of our vendors. Just as importantly, our entire experience from our initial emails and visit through follow-up, post-wedding was so positive thanks to the outstanding team. All in all, Venue 1902 simply shines, and our special day wouldn’t have been possible had we not booked here!
We knew within minutes of meeting Aleshia and starting our tour that there was something super special about this place. And it was much more than the stunning historic building that both my husband and I separately fell in love with while researching venues. It was more than the relief that every room was so thoughtfully composed (a full room with tons of space for the groomsmen to get ready!? Most other venues we visited put the guys in literal closets!), that this one location could easily and conveniently host every part of the day, AND that every area had so much character and charm about it that it gave us fantastic direction in decor. What really wowed us was our conversation with Aleshia. After visiting three other venues prior to Venue 1902, she was the first and only person we met with who asked us about OUR STORY, not just our guest count, budget, desired date, etc. We instantly felt so seen and known and cared for; Aleshia and the rest of the team were truly invested in our engagement, marriage and love story, and that reflected in everything that was done to help us plan for our wedding day.
Even as we danced around dates before booking, Aleshia was so patient, present, encouraging and helpful. She answered question after question for us as we conferred with our family until we booked our date! And once we booked at Venue 1902, the greatest weight was lifted, and everything else truly came together. Choosing from the list of suggested vendors, and with the awesome advice of Aleshia and team, we found the rest of our vendors with ease. And I’m not exaggerating one bit when I say that literally every vendor we met with and mentioned our venue would absolutely rave about Venue 1902 and the team there as some of their favorite partners. The Venue 1902 team has a well-earned outstanding reputation, and they always made us feel like a priority, always responded to our messages and went above and beyond to help us along the way!
We truly had fun planning thanks to the Venue 1902 team. The monthly open houses were a blessing to be able to visit and scope out the spaces, get to know the whole team and introduce a few of our dear friends to the space, too. By the time of our final consultation a few weeks out from our wedding, it felt like we were going to see and catch up with friends of ours on the team!
For full disclosure, I was a really scatterbrained bride-to-be through the planning and had ideas all over the place. I was also really, really nervous about the logistics and timing of the day. And the Venue 1902 team was so gracious and generous and supportive through all of that, working fantastically with us and our other vendors and personal coordinator to help everything come together. I also tended to find that a lot of traditional bridal theming and decor weren’t my style, but Venue 1902 is also such a standout in this category, too. Their bridal suite is beautiful and feminine, but also clean and super classic in style, so I never felt out of place the way I sometimes did while touring other venues or dress shops. I truly believe that any and every couple would feel super comfortable and confident in the space, and considering how many of our guests were newlyweds or engaged, we heard over and over again that they loved the look and atmosphere of Venue 1902 as much as we did! We also heard from our photographers/videographers and friends in the wedding/events industries that this is one of the most stunning venues with amazing variety of settings to capture the day—simple white walls, beautiful brick, tons of greenery and nature, the outdoor lighting—it's an artist's dream to shoot here, and our memories and photos so benefit from that!
When it came to our wedding day, we were able to really enjoy every moment of it and not worry about deliveries or decor or timelines. Our day-of coordinator was Venue 1902’s Katie, who is so kind and a total rockstar! She worked brilliantly with a personal friend of ours, who focused on some of our DIY pieces and personal touches, while Katie and the Venue 1902 team had everything from catering to furniture rentals to DJ set-up and more covered. Katie and the rest of the Venue 1902 team were all cool as cucumbers and so encouraging to us the entire day. This allowed us to be so present in the day, and we’re so lucky to have the best memories of the most wonderful, lovely day. It was honestly so much better than I’d ever imagined it could be, and Venue 1902 was such an essential part of that.
When my husband and I were just about to make our sparkler exit (which Venue 1902’s team also made so safe and easy and special), we had a moment to walk back through the venue one last time together (we did a last dance with just the two of us and rang the bell in the principal’s office as our guests assembled for the send off—which I can’t recommend enough!). And we so clearly remembered and commented on all of the things that we had seen in the space many months before and fallen in love with right away, from the vintage pieces in the lobby to the sweet classroom. This beautiful building, full of its own history and stories already, was now part of our story. Venue 1902 is one of the most memorable parts of our wedding day for the gorgeous backdrop it provided to every part of the day, the comfort of having the whole day in one convenient place, the character of a historic, classic and charming school, the bright and beautiful canvas it was for all of our photos, and, of course, the fantastic team who created magic for us.
*photos by: Brooke + Jacob Photo & Film Co.Sent on 06/30/2020
Venue 1902 at Preservation Hall's reply:Emily,
J. Barnes · Married on 04/25/2021
Wedding bells were ringing
Venue 1902 at Preservation Hall was the perfect location for our daughter's wedding. Spacious and elegant is how our guests described this historic Venue. The staff was warm, friendly and very helpful. Bells ringing after the pronouncement of the marriage and the sparkler exit was such a special and unexpected surprise for our guest. We loved every moment of our daughter's special day.Sent on 04/30/2021
Venue 1902 at Preservation Hall's reply:Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We love getting to know and work with so many awesome families! XOXO- The Venue 1902 Team
J. Fountain · Married on 04/25/2021
Love at 1st Sight
We fell in love with the venue after our 1st walkthrough. The entire Venue 1902 team was great from beginning to end. They are responsive and really work hard to provide all the details and information you need before you ask any questions. They are affordable and I love that the venue offers so much space inside, outdoors, upstairs, and downstairs to accommodate everyone's needs.Sent on 04/30/2021
I love that the venue hosts open houses so you can go back as many times as you need before your wedding to visualize your day and all of the details in your wedding space.
They are organized and patient. They provided so many details like measurements, table sizes, inventory of what they offer etc.. so I could have all the details handy while communicating with other vendors.
Everything was beautiful. Can't believe I got married in such a beautiful, historic location. We received so many compliments about the unique qualities of the venue.
Thank you to Venue 1902 from The Fountains!
Venue 1902 at Preservation Hall's reply:Jyra- Thank you so much for the wonderful review and allowing us to be a part of your love story! Your wedding was truly gorgeous and we loved being a part of your love story! XOXO- The Venue 1902 Team
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Venue 1902 is one of the most unique venues out there. The owners have done an AMAZING job with renovating the building from inside out but they were still able to keep the history of Downtown Sanford within it which makes it even more amazing. With the way they designed the reception hall upstairs, it is a blank canvas for any bride to make her wedding the way she wants to make it!
I need to say this venue is amazing. It has all the amenities a Bride can ask for. One look and for the first time and I am choosing this venue for my wedding as well. The owner is very professional and out going, she makes everything possible to please her Brides.