Picture-Perfect Wedding Venues in Sanford and Lee County, NC

From finding the perfect dress to the picture-perfect venue, you want your wedding to be everything you imagined. Nestled in the heart of North Carolina, Sanford is the perfect place to host the wedding of your dreams. From a classic country club setting, to intimate venues, to unforgettable theme weddings in a Wild West town, Sanford boasts a plethora of options for planning the perfect “I Do.” To get you started, we’ve curated a list of venues that promise to greet your guests with southern hospitality and bring your wedding day visions to life.

Carolina Trace Country Club

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.


The perfect spot to host the idyllic southern affair, Sugarneck is a rustic venue with a rich history nearly 150 years in the making. The Post Office building is a historic landmark that served as the community’s post office from 1886-1905. Today it serves as a quaint space for a small ceremony, rehearsal dinner or brunch. Designed for larger wedding parties, the spacious Pavilion features covered porches, a large gathering room, a dance floor and barn doors with full-open access providing expansive views of the woodland landscape across the 400-acre property.

Hawkins House

Nearly a century old, the beautifully preserved Hawkins House offers couples and their guests modern amenities without compromising its classic, southern charm. From the meticulously maintained grounds to the gorgeous interiors, Hawkins House prides itself on being a place where your imagination can run wild to create the day of your dreams. It is an ideal setting for smaller, intimate weddings.

The Farm on Cotton

Specializing in outdoor ceremonies, The Farm on Cotton is a chic venue with subtle country touches. The picturesque 14-acre farm features multiple ceremony locations, rolling pastures and an apple orchard amidst stunning countryside views. The Farm on Cotton is the perfect choice for couples looking for a romantic, upscale venue with a touch of southern charm.

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Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center

The centrally located Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center is a versatile and affordable venue for weddings of all sizes and styles. With a myriad of amenities and event spaces of all sizes, it is sure to fit your wedding party – no matter how large or small. The Wicker Civic Center offers the perfect canvas to bring your wedding vision to life, and plenty of space to party your wedding night away.

Oakland Farm

Oakland Farm is an ideal wedding venue for couples seeking a space with both modern touches and distinctive rustic elements. Built in 2015, the spacious barn is the perfect blend of rustic elegance and easily accommodates 400 guests – more if you choose to extend onto the open-air grand pavilion. The venue is surrounded by beautiful scenery that is guaranteed to wow your guests.

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Circle M City

Take a step back in time to the days of the Wild West at Circle M City. This unique western-themed town that grew from the owner’s love of cowboys and the Wild West is the perfect backdrop for a western-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. Your guests are sure to ride off into the sunset with some great memories – and with an entire room of period costumes for visitors to wear, they’ll have the pictures to prove it.


With a focus on designing a one-of-a-kind wedding that’s perfect for you, Luminarias rounds out our list of Sanford wedding venues. Personalized event coordinators will help provide guidance for planning everything from unique floor plans to table settings and decor. Offering nearly 5,000 square feet of event space, Luminarias provides all the event essentials along with the flexibility to customize your wedding to meet your style and your budget.