The Sanctuary is full of story and charm. Celebrate your special day in a beautifully restored, historic venue that gives back to community. Built in 1847, The Sanctuary has a long history of creating community through shared experiences. The building has been fully restored with original hardwood floors, stained glass windows, a spiral staircase, and beautiful balcony.


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. Your event helps our community thrive.


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

Amenities and Features

Ceremony and Reception Venue

  • 400 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 licensed caterers and service providers welcome.
  • Alcohol is permitted, but must be approved prior to the day of your wedding.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • 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!”