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Venues in Indianapolis,
(317) 602-3264
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4.6 out of 5
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  • 27 Reviews


    Josh Bolles

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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!

    M J

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  • My bestie had an amazing day. They offer you a wedding planner and day of coordinator that was really needed. So many suggestions on how to save money and where to go for this and that. You can tell they love what they do and really care. They had the wedding in the main space and then after an hour of drinks and tasty snacks we went back into the main room that was transformed into the reception hall. How did they do that in an hour? Staff was friendly, food was the best I have ever had. i plan to get married here one day.

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    Hey M J! I'm so happy to hear that you and your bestie had such an amazing experience here with us at The Sanctuary on Penn and we look forward to seeing you back when you get engaged! :) Many thanks! The Sanctuary Team

    Eleni Shea

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I held our wedding reception at The Sanctuary on Penn on 12/28/19, and it was everything we had dreamed of for our wedding. We only looked at one other venue before deciding on The Sanctuary and were immediately in awe when we walked in the building. The historic beauty of the building was exactly what we were looking for - the large stained glass windows, the wood floors, the walls, the bar/cocktail areas. It is dark and dramatic but warm and inviting at the same time. We were looking for something more unique and historic than a hotel/ballroom atmosphere, and we are so glad we decided on The Sanctuary! Throughout our planning process, we worked with Evan Appleman, who was SO helpful, responsive, and flexible! I had a very specific vision of how I wanted the reception to look and feel, and Evan helped to make that vision a reality. He was responsive to mine and my mom's many questions as we planned and met with us as many times as needed throughout the year of planni... Read more

    Isabelle G

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    5 out of 5
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  • ALWAYS a bridesmaid, never a bride! I have been to quite a few weddings and this is my best experience so far. The staff is really nice and helpful, its really organized too. We went from the mail room for the ceremony, were ushered out the side and into the cocktail hour and then directed back into the main space. Within that hour they had completely transformed the room. Dinner tables, centerpieces, dinnerware everything in 1 hour it looked amazing! The food was good and plates were cleared fast. As a guest I had a great experience!

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    Hey Isabelle! Thank you so much for reaching out to us, and I'm so glad you had an amazing experience with us here at The Sanctuary on Penn! Many thanks! The Sanctuary Team

    Dani

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Sanctuary on Penn was everything we could have hoped for! The space is gorgeous, and felt so cozy and lovely during our winter wedding. The staff were so kind and efficient, and I never felt stressed because I knew Evan had everything under control! The food was fantastic, and every vendor they recommended to us went above and beyond for us. We loved that from day one of touring the venue we were shown a breakdown of costs, so we could accurately budget and not have to stress about hidden fees. We're so happy with how our wedding went and our friends are still commenting on how much they loved The Sanctuary.

    Cathy

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Sanctuary on Penn was an absolute dream of a wedding venue. We held our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception there. Scott and Evan could not have been more helpful throughout the planning process and ran things so smoothly on our wedding day. There is nothing more you can ask for that to have absolutely no issues on your wedding day and for things to run like a well oiled machine.

    Jordan

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    5 out of 5
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  • We got married at Sanctuary on Penn last month. We had THE BEST NIGHT! My husband and I met in New York and this building reminds us of the old churches in Manhattan. It was as close as we were going to get to a real chruch - his family is Italian Catholic and my family is Jewish, so a religious venue was out of the question. Everything ran smoothly (with one bump in the road of not having coffee brewed for my husbands very italian family), but everything was absolutely perfect. We scheduled our wedding 10 months in advance and met with Scott whenever we needed to. I'm an event planner for a living, so I did a lot of the planning myself. Scott gave us all the vendors they work with and we used almost all of them. Everyone was an absolute dream to work with! Kai was a terrific banquet captain and made sure everything was up to my (ridiculously high) standard. I can't say enough good things about this place! I will say that you have to be pretty self motivated to have your wedding here... Read more

    Abby

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    5 out of 5
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  • We couldn’t have asked for a better venue for our reception. Besides the amazing staff, caterer, and dj we really loved the fact that we could choose every aspect of our evening through their a la cart system. They were so helpful in keeping us organized and assisting with anything and everything we needed. Their flexibility in allowing us to get items and decor into the facility the week of our wedding, to accepting our flower deliveries, and allowing our reservation of the venue for the entire day was a huge plus. We received so many compliments about character of the venue, food, and the dj. My favorite comment was, “I’ve never been to a wedding full of life and love where the guests didn’t want to stop dancing!” Thank you Sanctuary on Penn for the most memorable evening yet! We love you guys and will tell everyone about our special night!

    Kelsie

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    5 out of 5
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  • This venue is incredible. We loved the whole experience working with them and having a multi-room venue with outdoor access, was such a bonus for the value of hosting an event here. We have so many great things to say about The Sanctuary on Penn. The staff is great - several of our family members told me how friendly and helpful everyone was and we appreciated the speed and accuracy of all the setting up and preparation of the various points of the night. Scott and Evan made everything such an easy process and we appreciated their efforts to make our entire day perfect. The food - we loved it and our guests have raved about our selection of options an how good they were so we are more than thrilled that we were given the opportunity to customize our meal to our specifics! It was a memorable meal and the quality of the food was above and beyond so many catered wedding buffets - I believe the quality comes in the fact that it is made in house by The Sanctuary's own staff of chefs. ... Read more

    Caitlin

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    5 out of 5
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  • It was literally a dream! I couldn’t have picked somewhere better for our big day! Thank you Scott and Evan!

    Kelly

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    5 out of 5
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  • We cannot believe how lucky we are!! The Sanctuary on Penn ABSOLUTELY gave us the best day of our lives!! From the beyond beautiful building to the amazing staff, don’t go any where else!!! I cannot say enough great things about them! Scott and Marcia make it such a priority to give you everything you want!! They even BREWED my husband sweet tea because he doesn’t drink. Also make sure to use their photographers and videographer, they are the BEST that you can find. We cannot thank you enough for our perfect day, Sanctuary on Penn family!!

    Kevin

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  • My wife Amanda and I were married at the Sanctuary on September 23rd of this year. The morning after, I couldn't help but think how magical the night before had been. Surely, I must wait some time for that magical feeling to fade, before writing a proper review. Now, exactly one month later, that magical feeling remains. Everything about the venue -- the ambiance, the amenities, the service -- is still as magical in my heart and mind as it was that evening, and the days that followed. Let me start with Scott, the owner and wedding planner. When he first gave us a tour of the place, we were struck with its historic charm and beauty. Initially, we were a little unsure of him. We liked the guy, sure, but how much of his tour was just an act to get us to sign on, versus a genuine enthusiasm for his job, and genuine care and concern for the bride & groom? Well, turns out Scott is exactly who he made himself out to be -- a great wedding planner, an incredible day-of coordinator, and a man... Read more

    Lacey

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    5 out of 5
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  • I simply cannot say enough great things about The Sanctuary! Aside from the venue being absolutely gorgeous, Scott and his staff are simply amazing...from the help with the planning, to the rehearsal and day of coordination—everything went flawlessly. We had around 200 people for both the ceremony and reception, and the staff was able to quickly move everyone and everything to keep the evening flowing. I swear they flipped the room from the ceremony to the reception in 30 mins! I have received so many compliments about the venue and just the overall flow/feel of our wedding since, and would highly recommend booking with them. I told Scott that I did not want to refer friends because I did not want anyone else to have as great of a wedding as we did :)

    Joel and Ariana Mathews

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • My wife and I got married here on May 26th, 2019. It was the perfect space for us. Extremely unique with a lot of historic character, while also having an amazing staff to work with. Evan Appleman was our event planner and coordinator and even made it right when there was a minor miscommunication. Food was also amazing!! Thanks for making our wedding planning process so easy and our wedding day so beautiful!

    Valentine

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    3.9 out of 5
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  • Love that this place is basically all inclusive. If you want to do everything here they will make it happen. We only used this space for our reception site and dinner. The FOOD WAS SOOOOOO GOOD. They can make just about anything you want and will tailor your menu to exactly what you want. I recommend anything wrapped in bacon. The space is beautiful so its great if you want to save money on décor. It doesn't need much, however, i wanted MUCH! I was able to bring my own things show them what i wanted and they set everything up and took it all down! There were a few communication issues but were always resolved quickly. Scott and his team work very hard to make sure the bride and groom don't have to worry. I was never bothered with any issues on the day of. If something went wrong i didn't know about it or notice. We had several planning meetings to go every details and they made sure we were covered on things that they weren't even involved in! They also provide monthly billi... Read more

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