The Sanctuary on Penn

701 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Sanctuary on Penn

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.

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29 Reviews for The Sanctuary on Penn

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Megan · Married on 02/01/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

    Sent on 03/27/2021
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    Jill J. · Married on 01/09/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    You won't regret it!

    Where do we even start?! Our January reception at The Sanctuary was nothing short of amazing, we cannot imagine having worked with anyone else! From the first moment we walked in the doors, we just knew this was the place for us. The architecture is beautiful and historic (the photos online truly do not do it justice) yet it also feels so incredibly warm, welcoming and cozy. Not only is the location amazing, but the staff, particularly Evan, are incredible as well. The church where we had our ceremony did not have any “getting ready” areas available for us, so we loved the spaces we were able to utilize at The Sanctuary and the all-day access!

    They were up front immediately about pricing, giving us a budget sheet after our first meeting that we could manipulate based off of what we were thinking so we could see what various options would add up to. At no point did we ever feel like there were any hidden prices or gimmicks, they were always up front with us and even gave us further tips on how to save money - something we never thought we’d hear from a wedding venue! Additionally, being able to use their “imagination room” full items for centerpieces and decorations previously donated by brides was awesome, we loved being able to save money on what is normally a huge expense, and the venue needed hardly any decorations as it is absolutely stunning already!

    We wanted our wedding to be as safe as possible when it came to COVID protocol and Evan went above and beyond being attentive to any needs and questions that we had and made everything so easy. Both we and our guests felt incredibly safe and the entire event was stress-free and so well-coordinated.

    At this point, it’s two months past our wedding and we still have people telling us how amazing it was! We loved loved loved our experience and would 100% recommend them to anyone even remotely considering getting married here - do it - you won’t regret it!

    Sent on 03/07/2021

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The Sanctuary on Penn 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?
    $ 3500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2500
  • 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?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000
  • 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
  • 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

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1 Endorsement

  • 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!

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    317-660-2531 (Phone number)
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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 4.6 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.