The Sanctuary

2110 Saint Michael Street, Cincinnati, OH 45204 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.0 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 25 to 225
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About The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a vibrant community hub that serves as the cornerstone of Lower Price Hill. Built in 1847, The Sanctuary is the second oldest (standing) former Catholic church in Cincinnati. Today, the space has been fully restored and is operated by Community Matters as a gathering space for celebrations, performances, meetings, weddings, and community events. Proceeds from The Sanctuary support the mission of Community Matters: to create a thriving and more just community by removing barriers to opportunity.

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2 Reviews for The Sanctuary

Recommended by 79% of couples


4.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 3.5
  • Professionalism 3.5
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 3.8
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    Wen Xin Ko · Getting married on 01/07/2022

    3.0
    • Quality of service:
      2.0
    • Responsiveness:
      3.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      2.0

    Beautiful Place, Service Needs Improvement

    The Sanctuary is a beautiful venue and they have a great mission that serves and gives back to the community. You have the flexibility of choosing any caterer you want, which allows for cost savings. However, while the price you pay is reasonable, the service is not robust enough for me to recommend to a friend. From working with the management (which has gone through some turnover), I find a lack of urgency and professionalism, especially evident during the pandemic. There was no clear communication on how couples may reach the management once the pandemic hit. I have called the office line and left voicemails, to not avail (and sometimes things are better discussed over the phone rather than via email). All of that would've been fine if there was clarity on how they would operate during the pandemic. What was more baffling was how they kept my deposit when they couldn't legally fulfill the original agreement that's now been impacted by the pandemic. We had to cancel our wedding two months before the wedding (which was also when they had recommended we make our decision) because things were uncertain at that point with COVID-19. There was huge emphasis on how they have offered alternative dates for couples to host their wedding but I did not think whether they returned my deposit should've been dependent on whether I COULD ACCEPT the alternative they had given. So much for promoting the fact that they are a non-profit organization. I made the mistake of not asking for a more official agreement when I first gave my deposit. Since the "agreement" did not state how things will be handled in unforeseen circumstances, I have essentially given them the $500 deposit for free. Up until the point of cancellation, all we've done is exchanged a few emails and set up tours of the venue, all of which they would've done without charge. So, if you go with them, especially when the pandemic is dragging on, be prepared.

    Sent on 07/20/2020

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The Sanctuary FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 2400.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2400.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 2400.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2400.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Parking
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    225
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    25
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    October

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  • 2110 Saint Michael Street Cincinnati, 45204 See on map
    5132442214 (216) (Phone number)
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