From finding the right dress to booking the picture-perfect venue, your wedding should be everything you imagine and more. Here are 10 ways you can plan an “I do” that’s beyond compare right here in Sanford and Lee County.
Attend the Carolina Classic Wedding Showcase
Mark your calendar for August 15 and make your way to the Dennis A. Wicker Civic and Conference Center in Sanford to enjoy a wedding extravaganza like no other! The Carolina Classic Wedding Showcase features more than 50 different vendors, a bridal fashion show, wedding photography exhibits, grand prize drawings, an expert panel discussion and so much more. Best of all, three dedicated, expo spaces will be beautifully styled by select wedding planners to ignite your imagination and kick your plans into high gear. Attendance is limited this year so hurry and get your tickets now!
Get Married Overlooking a Golf Course
With spectacular views overlooking Lake Trace and pristine golf greens, Carolina Trace Country Club offers the perfect backdrop for the wedding of your dreams. This stately southern venue offers timeless elegance with beautifully appointed facilities and an attentive, professional staff known for going above and beyond for bridal couples and their guests.
Experience How the West Was Wed
Take a step back in time to the days of the Wild West at Circle M City. This unique western-themed town inspired by the owner’s love of cowboys and the Wild West is the perfect backdrop for a themed wedding. Round up your wedding party and get hitched at this entertainment destination featuring a church, mercantile, bank, saloon, museum, jail, opera house and horses. Rest assured that you and your guests will ride off into the sunset with some great memories and unforgettable photos.
Keep Your Nuptials Small and Intimate
At nearly a century old, the beautifully preserved Hawkins House offers modern amenities for couples and their guests without compromising its classic, southern charm. From the meticulously maintained grounds to the gorgeous interiors, Hawkins House prides itself on being a place where imaginations run wild to create smaller, intimate weddings that truly shine
Celebrate Your Love of History and Each Other
Looking for a spot to host an idyllic expression of love? Then Sugarneck, with its rich history nearly 150 years in the making, is for you! At this rustic venue, you’ll discover The Post Office building, a historic landmark that served in that capacity from 1886-1905. Today it’s the quaint location for small ceremonies, rehearsal dinners or event brunches. For larger wedding parties, the spacious Pavilion impresses and delights. Enjoy covered porches, a large gathering room, a dance floor and full, open-access barn doors providing expansive views of the property’s woodland landscape.
Tie The Knot Down on The Farm
The Farm on Cotton is the perfect choice for couples looking for a romantic, upscale venue with a touch of southern charm. Specializing in outdoor ceremonies, this picturesque 14-acre farm features multiple ceremony locations, rolling pastures and an apple orchard amidst stunning countryside views. If you’ve dreamt of a pastoral wedding set in bucolic surroundings, get in touch with The Farm today.
Plan One Spectacular Wedding Reception
The Dennis A. Wicker Civic and Convention Center (DAWCC) hosts wedding receptions and ceremonies of all shapes and sizes with ease. Versatile and affordable, it offers a myriad of amenities and event spaces from a large expo hall to several different multipurpose spaces. DAWCC even has a full-service catering kitchen available to your caterer of choice. Bring your big-day reception to life on a flawless canvas and prepare for an undeniably awesome wedding party!
Keep It Rustic, Yet Modern and Classy
Oakland Farm gives couples seeking modern touches and distinctive rustic elements exactly what they’re looking for. Built in 2015, the spacious barn on the property exudes rustic elegance and easily accommodates up to 400 guests – more if you choose to extend out into the open-air grand pavilion. The venue is surrounded by beautiful scenery that is guaranteed to wow and amaze.
Enjoy the Extra Bells and Whistles
Choose Daniel’s Ridge at Broken Plow for your ideal wedding venue and indulge in all the extra perks that come along with. In addition to beautiful ceremony and reception settings, couples can also enjoy stylish bride and groom suites. Looking to reduce decorating stress? Let Daniel’s Ridge provide and help stage ceiling drapery, gorgeous greenery, beautiful chandeliers, antique furniture and more. Best of all, the venue has farm representatives on staff to assist with things like parking cars and fielding questions from guests and vendors.
Get Super Creative with Your Special Day
Design a one-of-a-kind wedding that’s just right for you and your spouse to be. Offering nearly 5,000 sq. ft. of event space, Luminarias is the ultimate blank canvas. The venue offers just about every event essential you can imagine along with the flexibility to customize your wedding to meet your style and your budget. Connect with one of their personalized event coordinators for helpful guidance on unique floor plans, table settings and décor.
Live Out a Destination Wedding Fantasy
Sanford offers lots of exciting experiences you and your guests can enjoy before and after the actual wedding day. Downtown Sanford boasts a variety of restaurants and breweries, a mural arts trail, Temple Theater, plenty of historical architecture and much more. Greater Lee County, on the other hand, is where you can get outdoors to hike and bike park trails, play rounds of golf or paddle down a river or two.