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The Sanctuary on Penn

Indianapolis, IN View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
31 reviews
$11k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

$11k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

The Sanctuary on Penn is a venue in Indianapolis, Indiana, with indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The venue came to be because of the ownership team’s wish to give couples all that they desire on their wedding day. For this major life event, the Sanctuary team wants couples to avoid having to compromise on anything (they want couples to choose what fits their tastes, wishes, family, and beliefs).

Facilities and Capacity
The Sanctuary on Penn offers a banquet hall among its four event-space choices, and it can accommodate anywhere from four to 300 people for events. There’s a bridal suite, which can double as a place for the ladies to get ready but also for the photographer to stage some cool shots before the ceremony kicks off. The venue’s package offerings cover the following items: altar, audio equipment, photo booth, chair covers, dance floor, decor, furniture, and tables.

Services Offered
The Sanctuary on Penn staff builds a relationship with their possible clients starting at the first walk-through visit. Things progress from there with a review of the couple’s dream wedding items; the happy couple gets a list of cost estimates before the Sanctuary staff works with them on what may be in-budget or what may need to be tweaked. They can pick up the pieces for anything that the couples do not wish to handle (like picking a DJ or setting out their DIY centerpieces). Other services include:

  • Cake
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • China
  • Linens
  • In-house florist
  • In-house catering
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/sound


Location
The Sanctuary on Penn offers parking spaces and is a wheelchair-accessible wedding venue. For off-peak weddings (typically held January through March and also in December), couples can enjoy a price break on the package cost.

History
The Sanctuary on Penn got its start as a church that was constructed in 1875. Its interior features an ancient Roman ruin design, while the exterior is traditional and ornate.

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?

$3,500

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

$2,500

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?

$3,000

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

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
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

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December

31 Reviews

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Rated
4.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5

25 User photos

  • Lauren
    Lauren R. Married on 10/22/2021
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    I wish I could relive this day!!

    Our wedding day was truly the greatest day of our lives. Evan worked his butt off to make sure everything went smoothly! He also had amazing communication between all of our vendors and the day could not have gone better! We had such an amazing time. The food was incredible, the decor was spot on, the changing of the room during cocktail hour went over without issues, and the whole day was incredible thanks to Evan, Tiffany (the chef) and the rest of the staff. I also was told by many, many of my guests that the bartenders were so fun and really great to work with! Thanks to the Sanctuary's team of people! We had the best wedding we could've ever dreamed of.
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    Josh B. Married on 05/12/2021
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    A Beautiful Wedding Day

    Evan and the entire team at the Sanctuary on Penn was unbelievably accommodating and helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process. Evan met with us as many times as we wanted and was very helpful in walking us through the details of the wedding planning process. We used the officiant, DJ, Chef and Florist through them, and all of them did a phenomenal job! We have had endless amounts of compliments on our venue and how beautiful it was! Thank you Sanctuary on Penn for an unforgettable and amazing wedding day!
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    Megan Married on 02/01/2021
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    Amazing!

    Everything about this place is absolutely amazing! The venue it self is beautiful with the stain glass windows and the classic church charm, but then you add in the people running it and it’s utter perfection! We got married in the middle of the pandemic and Evan was more than accommodating. He helped calm our nerves and worked with us to make sure everything went off without a hitch! I truly can’t say enough good things about our experience! Oh and it’s pet friendly so our little furr baby got to be a part of our special day!

Awards

  • 31

Real Weddings

  • Peej & Cathy
    12 photos · 04/06/2019

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
The Juniper Spoon The Juniper Spoon Wedding Caterers

The Juniper Spoon was so pleased to be able to cater a wedding at The Sanctuary on Penn. It truly is a spectacular venue with a lot of great character. The stained glass windows are amazing, especially on a sunny day! Scott was fantastic to work with. He made sure that we felt right at home and had everything we needed. Thank you again for all the wonderful help you gave us!

Map

701 N. Pennsylvania St. Indianapolis, 46204
3176023264
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The Sanctuary on Penn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Sanctuary on Penn?

The Sanctuary on Penn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up

At The Sanctuary on Penn, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Sanctuary on Penn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Sanctuary on Penn, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Sanctuary on Penn includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Sanctuary on Penn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Sanctuary on Penn for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Sanctuary on Penn for wedding events?

The Sanctuary on Penn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Sanctuary on Penn offer?

The Sanctuary on Penn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower

What services does The Sanctuary on Penn offer for wedding events?

The Sanctuary on Penn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does The Sanctuary on Penn have available for wedding events?

The Sanctuary on Penn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Sanctuary on Penn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Sanctuary on Penn is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in value, 4.6 in average response time and 4.6 in professionalism.

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