Welcome to the John B. Thomas Gathering Place

Our Story

With numerous ceremony options and our rustic meets elegant tobacco barn, this small town wedding venue is bound to sweep you off your feet. 

Our charming farm and scenic landscapes offer an amazing blend of rustic elegance in an outdoor and indoor setting. John B's offers amazing event spaces with views overlooking our pond and grazing pastures filled with horses & cows. Here at John B's, we will do our very best to make your day as intimate as possible to create the wedding of your dreams. 

The Gathering Place is a rustic family owned farm wedding venue nestled in the small town of Sanford, North Carolina

We are So glad you're here!

Jamie Pedley

This place is simply amazing! Beautiful with not a detail left out. The entire family is hard working and catered to the smallest and largest requests or needs. Every detail has thought and meaning and they take pride in maintaining this stunning farm. 

Daniella Johnson

The Gathering Place was the perfect venue for our baby shower. The convenience of having a full kitchen as well as tables and chairs being provided was incredible. Everyone that attended was in awe of how beautiful the grounds were kept and the overall appearance of the building itself. Our entire experience was one of a kind!

The absolute best wedding venue!!!! The property is amazing but the owners/family are one of the best reasons to book the venue! They go SO above and beyond for every details!!! I can't say enough great things!

Kim O'Quinn