Sanborn Activity and Event Center

815 South Alabama Ave, Deland, FL
Max Capacity: 1,000 people
The Sanborn Activity and Event Center, named after Wayne G. Sanborn, City Manager of DeLand from 1968-1973 and again from 1992-1999, is your premier corporate and social event venue in DeLand. Conveniently located off of I-4 in Earl Brown Park, named after Earl Brown who was the Mayor of DeLand from 1926-1933, the Sanborn Center provides the ideal location for business meetings, weddings, receptions, banquets, parties and retreats. All of our rooms are divisible to make it just the perfect size for your event. We can accommodate smaller meetings of 1-50 attendees all the way up to larger events with theatre style seating for 750. Each room has a beautiful courtyard adjacent to it and our Grand Ballroom boasts a view of the fountain beyond the courtyard. The Sanborn Center’s Grand Ballroom has a raised stage behind the wooden dance floor with 2 small backstage changing rooms, universal Wi-Fi, and AV equipment. Our large catering kitchen, beautiful, spacious ballroom, courtyards and open dance floor would be perfect to host your next event. Rentals are available to rent hourly or with block times. Additionally, the amphitheater in the adjacent Earl Brown Park is available for rental as well. This is a perfect location for ceremonies, concerts, festivals, and more.
Recommendations
Location
Amenities
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1000
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 10
  • Special Features: - Grand Ballroom (can be broken in half) - Meeting Rooms (can be broken in to 3 rooms) - Fountain Views - Dance Floor built in - A/V included - Outdoor Amphitheatre - Pavilions and Smokehouse available to rent outside
  • Year Renovated: 2014
Serving the Deland, FL Area
Capacity: 120  
$250-$1,000 /event
Our brand new ocean front hotel is located right on New Smyrna Beach's bustling Flagler Ave. We offer a 1,540 sq ft meeting room that also divides into 2 equal sized rooms. The room features large windows and french doors that open to a semi-private patio complete with complimentary ocean breezes! We also feature a boardroom and a smaller breakout room that can be used for staging/catering prep as well. Additionally, we have an oceanfront bar and large oceanfront patio that can be utilized by groups, perfect for a pre-function cocktail hour! We have several approved caterers to choose from with a range in styles and pricing. The hotel offers full bar services. Function space rental is extremely affordable when coupled with a sleeping room block of 10 or more rooms.
Serving the Deland, FL Area
Capacity: 1000  
For decades, groups of 10 to 2,000 have planned, dreamed and celebrated at the Plaza. Whether you’re organizing a social or corporate event, we can accommodate every detail of your group function. With a variety of boardrooms, ballrooms and outdoor event space the Plaza can host any type of event with style and flexibility. With the beautiful Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop, our ocean front Seabreeze Terrace provides stunning photos and unforgettable memories without the sand in anyone's toes.
Serving the Deland, FL Area
Capacity: 60  
$100-$300 /event
Our banquet room is 1000 sq ft and seats up to 60 people. Your choice of set up (rounds, longs, theater/classroom/custom). The banquet room includes HDMI projection + screen, Wi-Fi included at no add'l charge. Clients are encouraged to bring their playlist on their device of choice and connect to our integrated surround sound system.
Serving the Deland, FL Area
Capacity: 150
 
We specialize in small to medium size wedding ceremonies and receptions that are designed around your individual style and preference. Our spacious outdoor wrap around patio offers relaxing ocean breezes and a spectacular view of the Intra Coastal Waterway. Whether you are planning an elegant black-tie wedding or a fun beach themed reception, we will customize all the details to make it an experience you and your guests will remember forever. We make dreams a lifetime memory!