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Price range: $5,000 - $6,000 Price range: $3,000 - $4,000
Couples usually spend $5,500 Couples usually spend $3,500
Reception
$5,000 starting price
Ceremony
$5,000 starting price
Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$3,000 starting price
These prices are available for the months of Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Feb, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec.

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About

On WeddingWire since 2014

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

Instagram: @TheSanctuaryEventSpace

Chairs and day of planning are available for rent by request.

You may also inquire about Wedding & Event Coordination at Event Planning (google.com)

  • Asian-owned
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned
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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?

5,000

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

3,000

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?

5,000

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

$3,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Parking
Tables

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
Historic Building
Loft
Park

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 Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
June
July
August
December
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Reviews of The Sanctuary Event Space

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
14 Reviews
95% recommend it
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    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
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  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.8/5 14 reviews
Google
4.8/5 37 reviews
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Alayna G. Sent on 11/30/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect and intimate venue

My wife and I got married in October 22'. As we searched for a venue we had a few "must haves" this included, trees and a lot of greenery, a "backyard" feel, and something affordable. When we found the Sanctuary, we were sold. The Sanctuary Event Space is beautiful with huge trees, lots of greenery, and the perfect "cottage home" feel. We had around 45 guests at our wedding and the one compliment we hear all night was how fun, beautiful and unique the venue was. The staff was amazing, communicative, helpful and did everything to help us get what we needed before our wedding day (measurements, vendors, suggestions on setup etc. ) FYI there are so many amenities for your big day, they have table and chairs, they have kitchen supplies and even dishware. The upstairs loft to get ready is perfect for a bridal party (or in our case two). The cottage we used for an entry table and later in the night family member got cozy and chatted inside. The studio we used for the reception as the dance floor and where we cut our cake. We could not imagine a more beautiful venue: just see for yourself! (PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Leah Muse Photography)
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Jose V. Sent on 03/15/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Great Venue

This venue was the best option we could find in Austin. The price, location, amenities and facilities were perfect. The purpose behind the foundation is very noble and besides getting married you’re also helping others.
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Adriana K. Sent on 11/29/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
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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Drink Slingers
5.0 out of 5 rating , 28 Reviews
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