As a child I remember the excitement that I felt on the days we went on a field trip when I was in school, and one of the many field trip memories that I tend to reminisce on was my very first visit to the Old Sanford Grammar School turned Student Museum.
I remember how cool I thought it was to sit in old school desk, listen as we were told how the Indians used to live in the area and get to touch and see this old building where others used to attend school. So you can imagine my excitement when Lisa and Lauren agreed to have both Claudia and I come back to see the same location again in its new form.
The last time I stepped into this building was probably 20 years ago and yet when I stood inside the same building that I stood in as a child, I was back on my field trip again hanging out with my friends just for a moment. The restoration and the love that has gone into the building is evident as Claudia and I are taken on a tour and we get to walk around each room. This is a place where new memories are to be made and new beginnings will start as its now Venue 1902, a wedding and an event venue, and a beautiful one at that.
Venue 1902 now beautifully displays the building as it once was, the walls have been painted white in order to allow brides and those holding events full range with their imagination when they book this venue and the best part they even kept the classroom and have some pretty amazing plans for it in the near future.
I’ll allow the photos and our video tour to do the rest of the talking, but I must share one last tidbit before I let you go, because I just thought it’s too cool not to share. As the building was being renovated, Lisa wanted to see what was behind the walls and lo and behold the old chalkboards for the classrooms had been hidden and…they still had writing on them from when the building was still a grammar school! How cool is that!! The original chalkboards are now exposed and are used in each room, take a look!
Spacious yet intimate, accommodating up to 150 guests
3,000-square-foot ballroom with original historic stage
840-square-foot Social Hall
Outdoor garden cocktail/wedding ceremony space amongst 100 years old oak trees
Tables and chairs on site
Preferred vendor list
Bridal Suite featuring hair and makeup stations
Spacious Groom’s Quarters
Ceremony rehearsal time blocks