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The Sanctuary Event Space

Austin, TX View map
Rating 4.7 out of 5
12 reviews
Up to 150 guests

About

Up to 150 guests

The Sanctuary Event Space is an Urban Sanctuary, conveniently location in Downtown Austin, TX. The space is canopied by ancient live oak trees. The lush garden exterior provides a relaxing setting with an at-home backyard feel, enhanced by natural beauty. The landscaping entails inclined garden terraces separated by stone pathways, which includes a Ceremony Site for Weddings.

The Sanctuary Event Space is centrally located at 1006 S 8th St., Austin, TX 78704 at South Lamar between Gibson and Treadwell streets. Capacity is 150 guests for seated dinner events and standing room for 150. The venue is ideal for Weddings, Dinners, Cocktail Parties, Baby Showers, Birthdays and special celebrations.

Three separate interior spaces. “Full Grounds” includes both the Cottage House, Studio & Tree Top Loft.

1. Cottage House with full kitchen, furnished living room, bathroom, and dining room with two 8ft tables.

2. Studio which functions as a dance floor for events and can hold 56 for a seated dinner.

3. Tree Top Loft is a perfect Bridal Suite for weddings or VIP green room.

Website: www.thesanctuaryeventspace.com

Rental Request Form: https://amala.wufoo.com/forms/sanctuary-rental-request/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheSanctuaryEventSpace

Instagram: @TheSanctuaryEventSpace

Chairs are available for rent by request.

You may also inquire about Wedding & Event Coordination at www.3ofcups.biz

  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$2,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

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?

$2,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Garden
Loft

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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

January
March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

February
July
August
December

12 Reviews

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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Adriana K. Married on 11/11/2018
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    Stunning location!

    Stunning space! The Sanctuary is a serene and beautiful setting for your special day. The outside area where ceremony and dinner typically take place is surrounded by greenery and a beautiful Oak tree. The dance floor is a perfect size for a 60-100 person wedding. The Sanctuary is a great location for out-of-town guests to get to from hotels in Austin. Jessica was great to work with throughout the entire process.

    One consideration - The venue cost is appealing. And Sunday weddings there are even less expensive. But keep in mind you have to bring in all the vendors, including linens, tables, chairs, and tent if needed. Rentals like chairs and tables often have a higher delivery fee for Sunday deliveries/setups. In our case we paid $800 for the delivery fees alone on a Sunday! Please note that the Sanctuary does have an option to leave rental items on site overnight if they are neatly stacked at the ceremony site. This Monday pick-up option could reduce the fees for Sunday wedding.

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    Lauren Married on 05/19/2018
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    We chose Sanctuary Event Space for our small Lord of the Rings-themed ceremony/reception in May 2018 The moment we stepped over the threshold and saw the massive old oak, the treehouse loft, the intimate and well-maintained grounds, we fell in love.
    Sanctuary is close to downtown Austin and South Lamar bars/restaurants, but also completely nestled away into its own little world- the thick canopy cuts down on noise. While parking there isn't great (mostly street parking), it's easily accessible by Uber/Lyft from downtown and nearby hotels. Our wedding was only 45 people, and honestly I wouldn't try to squeeze 150-200 folks in there (as the website suggests this is the max occupancy). Unfortunately Sanctuary is not wheelchair accessible, but older family members with mobility issues didn't have any trouble getting around.
    Not only was Sanctuary conveniently located, but it was super reasonably priced compared to other venues in the area! All proceeds from the venue cost go to the Amala Foundation, and it was gratifying to know that we were putting our money towards something meaningful. I definitely recommend shelling out the extra cash to rent the upstairs loft for the bridal suite- it was the perfect place to relax and get away from the insanity of everything on the wedding day. Although we didn't end up going there for our after-party, the Gibson Street Pub and the Highball cocktail bar are both within 1-2 minutes walking distance.
    Special thanks to Jessica Ryan of 3 of Cups, who was an outstanding wedding planner. Not only did Jessica work with us on our budget- which was very low- but she hooked us up with the amazing vendors! Sanctuary has a close relationship with a long list of incredible caterers, bartending services, etc. Jessica was 100% organized and on top of every possible issue, and so kind and sincere.
    Sanctuary is a magical place and it was an honor to be married there. Thanks Jessica & Amala Foundation, we love you!

    The Sanctuary Event Space's reply:

    Dear Lauren + Chris,

    Your Hobbit-themed wedding was blissful! You made The Sanctuary Event Space feel like the Shire. Your warm hearts filled the space with love and appreciation for the nature of the venue both literally and figuratively. It was so wonderful to see your friends and family joyfully celebrating your marriage. Your creativity shed through each and every hand-made piece of art and decoration. It was such a pleasure to have you! And we greatly appreciate your feedback. Wishing you all the best and many more! Thank you!
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    Tony Married on 12/02/2017
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    I've been a regular member at Sanctuary Yoga for years, and my fiancé (now wife), and I were so excited to have our wedding in the space. It is an incredibly special, beautiful place and means the world to me and my wife - before our wedding and after.

    Jessica and all the staff were terrific. Thank you Sanctuary Event Space for an absolutely perfect day!!! We love you!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

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Drink Slingers Drink Slingers Wedding Caterers

The Sanctuary is exactly that - a gorgeous retreat of serenity and every event we serve at the Sanctuary is a sheer pleasure.

DJ Nixx Entertainment DJ Nixx Entertainment Wedding DJs

One of the most unique, beautifully intimate venues in Austin!

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1006 South 8th Street Austin, 78704
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