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 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

Choose from one of our three wedding package options for your wedding ceremony and/or reception. We offer you the opportunity to build the event that meets your vision. All packages include 15 hours of venue access on the day of your event and two hours the day after.


The DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Wedding Package is 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. We take care of the space details and provide a day of coordinator.


Starting at $4900

Inclusive Wedding Package

Amenities and Features

Ceremony and Reception Venue

  • 400 Standing or Auditorium Seating (110 max during COVID-19 restrictions)
  • 225 Seated Dining (110 max during COVID-19 restrictions)
  • 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 service providers welcome.
  • Alcohol services are 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.”


“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.”