When you choose The Sanctuary, 100% of your wedding proceeds go directly to support our mission to create a thriving and more just community. The Sanctuary helps to support affordable housing, entrepreneurship, a food pantry, and other community led work in Lower Price Hill. Choose the wedding venue that gives back!

The Sanctuary is full of story and charm. Built in 1847, The Sanctuary was formerly a Catholic Church before it closed in 1998. Today, The Sanctuary is owned and operated by Community Matters and has been fully restored with the original stained glass windows, spiral staircase, balcony, original floors, and two charming wedding suites.


We believe you should be able to design the wedding that you want. At The Sanctuary you can make your unique vision come to life with your preferred vendors, style, and budget for your ceremony and/or reception. Our staff is happy to provide guidance on your event details and connect you with Cincinnati’s best socially conscious caterers, decorations, and event resources—all while giving you space to create an event that reflects your unique vision. 

We offer transparent pricing with wedding package built around you. No bar or food minimums will save you thousands of dollars! 

Wedding Packages

Wedding Packages and Pricing

Amenities and Features

Ceremony and Reception Venue

  • 225 seated dining
  • Transparent pricing, no bar or food minimums
  • Historic architecture with restored stained glass windows, original hardwood floors
  • Acoustically engineered space
  • Licensed commercial kitchen

Additional Details

  • Outside licensed caterers and service providers welcome.
  • Alcohol is permitted, but must be approved prior to the day of your wedding.
  • Free on-site parking for up to 300 guests.
  • Additional items and services available.

“The Sanctuary was beautiful and amazing! They have a wonderful mission, and made everything so easy and affordable! From booking to all the details of the event, I could not have asked for a better experience.”


“The Sanctuary was the perfect venue for our wedding ceremony and reception! With our package we were able to choose our layout, have the full venue for the day, including suites for the bride and bridesmaids and groom and groomsmen. We could decorate how we please, even though it didn’t need much décor due to it being a beautiful space already. I couldn’t have asked for a better venue or experience!”


“We had our reception only at The Sanctuary. We LOVED it. The mission behind them is amazing and we just loved the character of the place. We had a Christmas themed wedding and they let us decorate how we wanted (as long as we followed the guidelines of course) and it was beautiful. We have had so many compliments on our venue and it truly was perfect.”


“Highly, highly recommend The Sanctuary for weddings & events! We had our wedding there and could not be happier with our decision to use The Sanctuary as our venue. It was incredibly beautiful (with little to no décor!), has a fully functional catering kitchen, separate bridal & groom suite, and to top it off your money goes towards a great cause!”


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