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The Sanford House Inn & Spa

Arlington , TX

LOCATION

506 N Center St
Arlington, TX US 76011 (map)
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ABOUT US

The Sanford House is a perfect choice for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and social gatherings for up to 200 persons. The large stone courtyard is surrounded by lush... Read more
The Sanford House is a perfect choice for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and social gatherings for up to 200 persons. The large stone courtyard is surrounded by lush gardens, mature trees, a raised wedding pavilion, and an octagonal gazebo.

Offering an excellent selection of wedding and reception packages each designed to guide you through the process, or tailoring your desires to fit your special occasion. Whether you desire a small, intimate ceremony or a large, festive celebration, The Sanford House is the ideal setting.

The Grand Courtyard:

An immense, established courtyard surrounded by lush flowerbeds and shaded by majestic trees. There is an elevated wedding pavilion supported with elegant white columns that sits at the North end of the Courtyard. A large octagonal gazebo and The Renoir Room with its adjoining, sparkling pool frame the sides. The final touch is a central statuesque fountain. The Courtyard is an ideal setting for groups up to 250 persons.

The Manor House:

This magnificent Southern mansion with a wrap-around porch is furnished in a French Country décor. The interior is decorated with authentic and reproduction antiques. There are 3 dining areas that can be privately reserved for receptions, meetings, luncheons, and parties. The Monet Dining Room can seat up to 18 persons. The Manor House Parlor can host up to 24 persons. The intimate Van Gogh Bar & Lounge can be combined with the Parlor for Cocktail or Casual Mingling events for 50 people. All rooms can be reserved alone or in conjunction as desired for your special event.

The Renoir Room:

Located just off of the Grand Courtyard, this spacious vaulted room is an ideal option for rehearsal dinners, luncheons, showers, or meetings. With its immense picture windows, it offers a spectacular view of the Grand Courtyard and pool. This room is perfect for receptions, dinners, cocktail parties and other events up to 40 people.

Contact us today for more information by email or call 817-261-2129. Read less

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Our Executive Chef will meet with the bride and groom for a personal tasting
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
Yes, we have a full bar and several packages to choose from
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
We have a full line of linens and flatware included in your price.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
We have excellent staff that provides world class service!
What is your maximum catering capacity?
250

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1996
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Inn / Bed & Breakfast, Manor / Mansion, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
12
Number of suites
6
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Sanford House was a wonderful venue- great hospitality, all around professionalism, beautiful well-kept grounds, delicious food & plating, & very accommodating! Christa and Van are WONDERFUL!!!
The Sanford House was a wonderful venue- great hospitality, all around professionalism, beautiful well-kept grounds, Read more...
The Sanford House was a wonderful venue- great hospitality, all around professionalism, beautiful well-kept grounds, delicious food & plating, & very accommodating! Christa and Van are WONDERFUL!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
3/9/2014
5.0/5.0
What a beautiful place to have a wedding whether inside or outside. They made our outdoor garden wedding a beautiful and memorable day despite the freezing day. We will be returning for our first anniversary.
What a beautiful place to have a wedding whether inside or outside. They made our outdoor garden wedding a beautiful and Read more...
What a beautiful place to have a wedding whether inside or outside. They made our outdoor garden wedding a beautiful and memorable day despite the freezing day. We will be returning for our first anniversary. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The venue was absolutely gorgeous! The GM was very helpful and made sure the day was perfect! The lights were enough decoration that you didn't have to add much more for decoration. We really couldn't have imagined getting married anywhere else!
The venue was absolutely gorgeous! The GM was very helpful and made sure the day was perfect! The lights were enough Read more...
The venue was absolutely gorgeous! The GM was very helpful and made sure the day was perfect! The lights were enough decoration that you didn't have to add much more for decoration. We really couldn't have imagined getting married anywhere else! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Britney
Wedding:
3/18/2011
5.0/5.0
What a beautiful place to have an outdoor wedding! Our budget was small and we couldn't do the whole "package" that they normally offer but they worked with us and together we came up with the perfect personalized package for us! Everything was wonderful, the scenery, the catering, the staff, the cake; all was absolutely perfect! Thank you to all of the staff at the Sanford House for helping to make my wedding every bit as wonderful as I'd hoped!
What a beautiful place to have an outdoor wedding! Our budget was small and we couldn't do the whole "package" that they Read more...
What a beautiful place to have an outdoor wedding! Our budget was small and we couldn't do the whole "package" that they normally offer but they worked with us and together we came up with the perfect personalized package for us! Everything was wonderful, the scenery, the catering, the staff, the cake; all was absolutely perfect! Thank you to all of the staff at the Sanford House for helping to make my wedding every bit as wonderful as I'd hoped! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Adam
Wedding:
4/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Absolutely the best cakes I'’ve ever tasted. Everyone loved them and asked for information about who made them. So moist and flavorful…! The design on the wedding cake exceeded my expectations. People are still raving about the cakes. We will continue to buy cakes from Sweet memories for years to come. Very highly recommended!
Absolutely the best cakes I've ever tasted. Everyone loved them and asked for information about who made them. So moist Read more...
Absolutely the best cakes I'’ve ever tasted. Everyone loved them and asked for information about who made them. So moist and flavorful…! The design on the wedding cake exceeded my expectations. People are still raving about the cakes. We will continue to buy cakes from Sweet memories for years to come. Very highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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thisismi82
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
My sisters and mother in law hosted a bridal luncheon the day of our wedding at the Sanford House. We had a few hiccups along hte way trying to get there, which delayed our brunch. This was not an issue for the staff who treated us graciously. The food was phenomenal and the staff was fabulous! I could not have been more satisfied to have that as a wedding day treat! We will go back for a brunch soon with our families as we enjoyed the atmosphere and food so much!
My sisters and mother in law hosted a bridal luncheon the day of our wedding at the Sanford House. We had a few hiccups Read more...
My sisters and mother in law hosted a bridal luncheon the day of our wedding at the Sanford House. We had a few hiccups along hte way trying to get there, which delayed our brunch. This was not an issue for the staff who treated us graciously. The food was phenomenal and the staff was fabulous! I could not have been more satisfied to have that as a wedding day treat! We will go back for a brunch soon with our families as we enjoyed the atmosphere and food so much! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Unique Services
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idolove
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
I just recently had my wedding at The Sanford House and everything was wonderful! All of my guests had a fabulous time... i worked mainly with the new wedding coordinator (Lacy) and she is a gem - if I had any questions, she would instantly get back with me. I'm sure she had a lot of weddings to plan, but I never felt pushed aside or anything. She helped to make my special day turn out exactly as I envisioned it. I would definitely recommend having your wedding at The Sanford House!! I will be back :)
I just recently had my wedding at The Sanford House and everything was wonderful! All of my guests had a fabulous time... Read more...
I just recently had my wedding at The Sanford House and everything was wonderful! All of my guests had a fabulous time... i worked mainly with the new wedding coordinator (Lacy) and she is a gem - if I had any questions, she would instantly get back with me. I'm sure she had a lot of weddings to plan, but I never felt pushed aside or anything. She helped to make my special day turn out exactly as I envisioned it. I would definitely recommend having your wedding at The Sanford House!! I will be back :) Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.8/5.0
The Sanford House Inn is amazing - whether you just go for dinner or stay for the night or get married. It's just a beautiful place and I am so happy we picked it for our wedding venue. They recently had a shift in management/personnel that happened in the middle of our wedding planning, and I have to say that it was a change for the better. The event coordinator, Alicia, is just everything you could hope for. She was so responsive and helpful leading up to the wedding and was magically there every time I needed her during the reception and ceremony. The chef was great and the food was 5 star. I have had several guests ask if we can go to dinner as a group sometime because they loved the food at the wedding so much.
The Sanford House Inn is amazing - whether you just go for dinner or stay for the night or get married. It's just a Read more...
The Sanford House Inn is amazing - whether you just go for dinner or stay for the night or get married. It's just a beautiful place and I am so happy we picked it for our wedding venue. They recently had a shift in management/personnel that happened in the middle of our wedding planning, and I have to say that it was a change for the better. The event coordinator, Alicia, is just everything you could hope for. She was so responsive and helpful leading up to the wedding and was magically there every time I needed her during the reception and ceremony. The chef was great and the food was 5 star. I have had several guests ask if we can go to dinner as a group sometime because they loved the food at the wedding so much. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Valerie
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.8/5.0
The Sanford House is the ideal place to get married! It's beautiful, the food is excellent and the staff goes above and beyond with the quality of service they provide. Several of our guests commented about the wonderful time that they had and what a neat place the Sanford House is. Lacy, thank you for your patience, politely answering questions I know I probably asked you one hundred times, and ensuring our wedding day was perfect!

Valerie Evans
May 15, 2010
The Sanford House is the ideal place to get married! It's beautiful, the food is excellent and the staff goes above and Read more...
The Sanford House is the ideal place to get married! It's beautiful, the food is excellent and the staff goes above and beyond with the quality of service they provide. Several of our guests commented about the wonderful time that they had and what a neat place the Sanford House is. Lacy, thank you for your patience, politely answering questions I know I probably asked you one hundred times, and ensuring our wedding day was perfect!

Valerie Evans
May 15, 2010 Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Lindsey
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.8/5.0
Awesome place to have a wedding and reception. Everyone there is very easy to work with. Great food! Very Organized... The scenery outside is beautiful... It rained on my wedding day and the tent they put up was perfect, still looked great..
Also I would reccommend staying there, the cottages are amazing, they are super nice, spacious, huge bathroom area with vanity. The day before at the spa, my bridesmaids and I had facials, back massages, pedicures and manicures, they were great!
Awesome place to have a wedding and reception. Everyone there is very easy to work with. Great food! Very Organized... The Read more...
Awesome place to have a wedding and reception. Everyone there is very easy to work with. Great food! Very Organized... The scenery outside is beautiful... It rained on my wedding day and the tent they put up was perfect, still looked great..
Also I would reccommend staying there, the cottages are amazing, they are super nice, spacious, huge bathroom area with vanity. The day before at the spa, my bridesmaids and I had facials, back massages, pedicures and manicures, they were great! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/21/2012
4.7/5.0
What can I say? My wife knew a year ago that she wanted to have our wedding at The Sanford House. I'd say that she made a good choice. The wedding was as good as I could have imagined it would be and my wife was happy. That's what matters to me.
What can I say? My wife knew a year ago that she wanted to have our wedding at The Sanford House. I'd say that she made a Read more...
What can I say? My wife knew a year ago that she wanted to have our wedding at The Sanford House. I'd say that she made a good choice. The wedding was as good as I could have imagined it would be and my wife was happy. That's what matters to me. Read less
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Linda and Randall
Wedding:
4/17/2011
4.6/5.0
Our wedding turned out wonderful. All of the people at the Sanford House were very accomodating.
Our wedding turned out wonderful. All of the people at the Sanford House were very accomodating.
Our wedding turned out wonderful. All of the people at the Sanford House were very accomodating. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Mallory
Wedding:
5/18/2012
3.8/5.0
The venue is beautiful and I had a wonderful wedding. Some communication lacked about the hotel but overall it was a great venue. My cake was cracked in the back though and I was extremely upset about that. My husbands cake was not even the color we asked it to be so it made the decorations we had for it so strange looking. Get your cake somewhere else and pay the cutting fee!
The venue is beautiful and I had a wonderful wedding. Some communication lacked about the hotel but overall it was a great Read more...
The venue is beautiful and I had a wonderful wedding. Some communication lacked about the hotel but overall it was a great venue. My cake was cracked in the back though and I was extremely upset about that. My husbands cake was not even the color we asked it to be so it made the decorations we had for it so strange looking. Get your cake somewhere else and pay the cutting fee! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Lincoln
Wedding:
5/26/2007
3.8/5.0
Difficult to get in touch with the wedding planner when you needed her. The Sanford House also has many rules about the weddings there which leaves less room for creativity, but I did love my wedding there.
Difficult to get in touch with the wedding planner when you needed her. The Sanford House also has many rules about the Read more...
Difficult to get in touch with the wedding planner when you needed her. The Sanford House also has many rules about the weddings there which leaves less room for creativity, but I did love my wedding there. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
The Sanford House Inn & Spa responded with the following comments:

I am pleased to announce that The Sanford House has a new Event Director, Lacy Shaw. She is dedicated to providing the most wonderful wedding and reception experience for all of our clients. Joan B, owner of The Sanford House.
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angel122k
Wedding:
12/5/2009
3.7/5.0
We hosted both our ceremony and reception at The Sanford House this December. Overall, our experience was good. While everything turned out beautifully, We ran into a few problems with the wedding planner, because we'd been promised a few things by the previous planner, and then the promises communicated to the new planner (this miscommunication was probably due to the switch in staff) It all turned out just fine, but the month before the wedding was pretty stressful. The food was great and the bar staff were a really great group of people (they kept the bar open late for us two nights in a row, and were really fun to chat with). The hotel staff were very helpful and accommodating for such a large (and loud! group), but my in-laws very expensive cottage was without hot water for the entire weekend!! (The hotel comped their stay, but it was a big inconvenience). The bar manager was VERY helpful with our alcohol purchasing, and that the chef was very knowledgeable about ordering certain amounts of food. Overall, I'd recommend it if you're looking for a beautiful, intimate location for both your ceremony and your reception.
We hosted both our ceremony and reception at The Sanford House this December. Overall, our experience was good. While Read more...
We hosted both our ceremony and reception at The Sanford House this December. Overall, our experience was good. While everything turned out beautifully, We ran into a few problems with the wedding planner, because we'd been promised a few things by the previous planner, and then the promises communicated to the new planner (this miscommunication was probably due to the switch in staff) It all turned out just fine, but the month before the wedding was pretty stressful. The food was great and the bar staff were a really great group of people (they kept the bar open late for us two nights in a row, and were really fun to chat with). The hotel staff were very helpful and accommodating for such a large (and loud! group), but my in-laws very expensive cottage was without hot water for the entire weekend!! (The hotel comped their stay, but it was a big inconvenience). The bar manager was VERY helpful with our alcohol purchasing, and that the chef was very knowledgeable about ordering certain amounts of food. Overall, I'd recommend it if you're looking for a beautiful, intimate location for both your ceremony and your reception. Read less
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coco
Wedding:
11/1/2008
3.7/5.0
The Sanford House is beautiful, especially for an outdoor wedding. We got married+held our reception in their intimate courtyard this past fall. It was insanely gorgeous- I loved every minute. It's a perfect spot for an evening event with all the twinkling lights. The food was very good, but I thought it was a bit pricey to to be honest. Everyone loved it though. The only drawback was the "event planner" she proved to be hard to get in touch with and to just simply communicate with. We definitly were on different wave lengths. I found her to have an outdated uncreative view of the "perfect" wedding. My only advice would be to have as little contact with her as possible, and to not let her, or anyone for that matter, try to control your wedding. It is your special day after all ;) So overall I would recommend The Sanford House, just not the planner.
The Sanford House is beautiful, especially for an outdoor wedding. We got married+held our reception in their intimate Read more...
The Sanford House is beautiful, especially for an outdoor wedding. We got married+held our reception in their intimate courtyard this past fall. It was insanely gorgeous- I loved every minute. It's a perfect spot for an evening event with all the twinkling lights. The food was very good, but I thought it was a bit pricey to to be honest. Everyone loved it though. The only drawback was the "event planner" she proved to be hard to get in touch with and to just simply communicate with. We definitly were on different wave lengths. I found her to have an outdated uncreative view of the "perfect" wedding. My only advice would be to have as little contact with her as possible, and to not let her, or anyone for that matter, try to control your wedding. It is your special day after all ;) So overall I would recommend The Sanford House, just not the planner. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
The Sanford House Inn & Spa responded with the following comments:

I am pleased to announce that The Sanford House has a new Event Director, Lacy Shaw. She is a Certified Wedding Planner and is extremely dedicated to providing the most wonderful ceremony and reception for all of our brides and grooms. Joan B, owner of The Sanford House
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Caroline
Wedding:
8/9/2008
3.6/5.0
The Sanford House was extremely helpful in planning my wedding and reception. They called me personally to work things out and were very flexible with whatever I needed.
The Sanford House was extremely helpful in planning my wedding and reception. They called me personally to work things out Read more...
The Sanford House was extremely helpful in planning my wedding and reception. They called me personally to work things out and were very flexible with whatever I needed. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
4/29/2011
2.8/5.0
The Sanford House is BEAUTIFUL! Jaw droppingly gorgeous for an outdoor wedding. While we were planning our wedding that had turnover in the event coordinator position and a lot of our promises were forgotten, etc. We also booked the entire venue (all rooms in the manor, etc.) and they were unwilling to change the check in time for our guests traveling from across the country. Beautiful place, terrible customer service.
The Sanford House is BEAUTIFUL! Jaw droppingly gorgeous for an outdoor wedding. While we were planning our wedding that Read more...
The Sanford House is BEAUTIFUL! Jaw droppingly gorgeous for an outdoor wedding. While we were planning our wedding that had turnover in the event coordinator position and a lot of our promises were forgotten, etc. We also booked the entire venue (all rooms in the manor, etc.) and they were unwilling to change the check in time for our guests traveling from across the country. Beautiful place, terrible customer service. Read less
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