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.


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.


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 for your ceremony and 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.


Wedding Packages


The DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Wedding Package is the original package from The Sanctuary. A great option for the budget conscious or those who enjoy DIY projects at heart!

Starting at $2500

DIY Wedding Package



The DIYish package is for the couple who loves the idea of our space, enjoys DIY projects, but would love support to create your vision for the perfect day.

Starting at $4200

DIYish Wedding Package


Our Inclusive Package is for the couple who wants less planning stress and to step into a beautiful space on their big day. We take care of the space details and help match you with a wedding planner to take care of the rest.

Starting at $4900

Inclusive Wedding Package

Amenities and Features

Ceremony and Reception Venue

  • 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 welcome
  • Alcohol services are permitted, but must be approved prior to the day of your wedding.
  • Free parking is available.
  • Full place settings, linens available for rent
  • Additional coordination services available by contract.
I had my wedding there August 12, 2017. It was gorgeous and the perfect space! The event coordinator 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. 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