Sanford, FL Meeting Planning Overview
One of the oldest incorporated cities in Central Florida, Sanford capitalizes on its location on the south shore of Lake Monroe with Riverwalk, a park with gazebos, swinging benches and 1.2 miles of walking paths. Some Sanford event venues can be found in its revitalized downtown area, which has brick-lined streets framed by large oaks and 19th-century Victorian homes.
Located 26 miles from Orlando, Sanford is home to the Sanford-Orlando International Airport, where Allegiant Air offers more than a dozen departures each day. Sanford is situated 34 miles the from Orlando International Airport, 36 miles from the Orange County Convention Center and 38 miles from Walt Disney World.
Hotel venues in Sanford tend to have limited meeting space; these include the 105-room SpringHill Suites Orlando North/Sanford with 1,000 square feet of meeting space and two meeting rooms; and the 72-room Best Western Plus Sanford Airport with meeting space for up to 40 people.
The 90-year old, fully refurbished, Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in downtown is available for stage productions, meetings and receptions. It can seat 300 people in the auditorium and 300 in the balcony as well as accommodate small meetings in an upstairs lounge.
When it's time to relax and recharge, things to do in the area, include shopping at Seminole Towne Center, a sprawling mall with anchors like Macy's and Dillard's; visiting the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, a 116-acre complex with more than 400 animals; strolling the quaint streets in downtown Sanford and enjoying eco-activities at the Lower Wekiva River State Preserve, an 18,000-acre nature/wildlife area. Top nearby golf options are Mayfair Country Club, Timacuan Golf Club and The Legacy Club at Alaqua.
Heading the list of dining venues in Sanford are Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe, a German restaurant with oompah music, sing-alongs, wurst and schnitzel entrees.