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
Lauren · Married on 08/26/2017
Venice on Vine Catering has catered multiple weddings at The Sanctuary. The staff is available to answer questions prior to and during the event - they are helpful, accommodating, and precise! Perhaps most importantly, the Sanctuary ensures customer wants/needs are communicated clearly to the caterers. Lastly, the space provides ample room for both a buffet option as well as plated seating - all with a backdrop of a beautiful (and historic) church!Sent on 02/12/2018
The Sanctuary's reply:Thanks so much, Lauren and Venice on Vine! It is always a joy to work with you all and support your mission. I look forward to many more events with you all.
Wen Xin Ko · Getting married on 01/07/2022
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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