Weddings

CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE. BUILD COMMUNITY.

The Sanctuary is full of story and charm. Celebrate your special day in a beautifully restored, historic venue that gives back to community. When you choose The Sanctuary, 100% of your wedding proceeds go directly to the local non-profit, Community Matters and support our mission to create thriving communities. Built in 1847, The Sanctuary has a long history of creating community through shared experiences. The Sanctuary has been fully restored with comfortable space for up to 350 people, original hardwood floors, stained glass windows, a spiral staircase, and beautiful balcony.

SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS WEDDING.

Our one-for-one philosophy means that every wedding booked at The Sanctuary allows us to offer a free event rental to our neighbors in Lower Price Hill. Unlike any other creative, historic event space in Cincinnati, the events booked here directly power family bonding and community empowerment. Your efforts grow our community.

CREATE THE WEDDING YOU WANT.

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 charm. 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.

Amenities and Features

  • 435 Standing or Auditorium Seating
  • 225 Seated Dining
  • 74’ x 48’ Open Event Space
  • 12’ x 48’ Stage Area
  • Historic architecture with restored stained glass windows, original hardwood floors
  • Acoustically engineered space
  • Licensed commercial kitchen

Additional Details

  • Outside caterers and services providers are welcome with approval prior to your big day.
  • Full place settings, linens available for rent.
  • Alcohol services are permitted, but must be approved prior to the day of your wedding.
  • Free parking is available.
  • Additional coordination services available by contract.

Rental Fee

We offer affordable and flexible pricing options so you can bring your creative vision to life. You will have exclusive access to the space from 6pm the day before your wedding through 11am the day after. This includes access to our on-site coordinator for up to four hours for event needs. You may choose to set up the space on your own, or for an additional fee, let us take care of it for you!  Additional event items are available for rent.

  • Weekday base price – $2000
  • Weekend base price – $2500

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I had my wedding there August 12, 2017. It was gorgeous and the perfect space! The event coordinator, Stella, really made things go smoothly and easily! It was a perfect day at a perfect place! We had about 210 guests – reception style seating and still plenty of room for a huge dance floor, DJ, buffet style catering, photo booth and more! We had a huge wedding party and the stage was great for fitting all of us up there! Gorgeous and affordable and pretty much perfect!

Kate

The Sanctuary is a fabulous event space in a historic building and I fell in love with it the first time I saw it! The reception hall is a ballroom style, with cathedral ceilings, large stained glass windows, and tons of natural light. Perfect for a dramatic, formal, or classic wedding style. I actually used them for a professional event and it went so well I decided to book my wedding there. Their wedding coordinator Stella is super helpful, thinks of everything, and is easy to get ahold of. They are very affordable yet still provide a high-end service. They also recommended caterers for me and I found one I am happy with. For couples who are paying for their own wedding (like me) and can’t break the bank, Sanctuary is a great option. Also, all the funds they take in from events go to fund their programs for the community, which was super important to me as a social worker.

Pamela

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