Book Your Wedding with The Sanctuary


About Us

With its breathtaking stained-glass windows, Croatian-style architecture and rustic stone walls, The Sanctuary offers a unique and memorable wedding day for couples and guests. It provides all the charm and style of classic, old-world design in the comfort of a contemporary space, complete with all the modern amenities a couple could want for their wedding day.

Just a short drive away from the Dallas Fort Worth area, in McKinney, Texas, The Sanctuary is conveniently surrounded by numerous hot spots and attractions. Nearby restaurants provide plenty of venues for rehearsal dinners and next-day breakfasts, while local hotels and resorts offer an escape for the newly married couple on the way to their honeymoon destination.

Even with these numerous attractions so close, The Sanctuary provides everything the bride, groom and their guests need for the wedding. The establishment can accommodate up to 170 guests for a seated dinner or 150 guests for a buffet dinner. For a more casual cocktail reception, the space can hold up to 250 guests.

The Betina Room is located upstairs and is accessible by a private elevator for convenience. Separated from the rest of the establishment and equipped with a private restroom, it is a quiet space where the wedding party and immediate family can gather and prepare for the ceremony and reception. As such, it can be used alone for a small, intimate wedding or in addition to other venues at The Sanctuary.

The first floor of The Sanctuary houses a spacious dance floor and large stage. The couple can utilize the stage for toasts, speeches and live music.

The second floor of The Sanctuary overlooks the first by way of a lovely balcony railing. This second floor is a great spot for photos or simply extra seating to accommodate larger parties. It offers a plain view of the stage and dance floor, so guests who are seated there do not feel isolated.


What You Should Know

A full-service, professional staff takes care of all food presentation and serving for seated dinner receptions, meaning the bride and groom can relax and enjoy celebrating their nuptials. The on-site catering service, Sterling Events and Catering, provides a customizable menu, including American, Italian, smokehouse and Mexican cuisines. The Sanctuary can also host bridal showers and elaborate rehearsal dinners.

The bride and groom will need to hire outside photographers, florists and wedding planners for their reception. The Sanctuary staff and management work with these experts to ensure the day goes off without a hitch.


Extra Perks

The Sanctuary is a unique, stylish venue for wedding receptions that offers some extra perks to make your event even more special.

  • Private, fully equipped bridal suite
  • Close to a number of tourist destinations, such as the Adriatica Bell Tower and St. Paul's Square
  • Just minutes away from several ceremony locations, including Bella Donna Chapel

From the Vendor

One-of-a-kind, Multi-level

The Sanctuary Music & Event Center is a one-of-a-kind, multi-level space with distinctive decor elements including unique stained glass windows, floor to ceiling stone walls, and hardwood floors, creating an environment unique to McKinney and its surrounding communities. Nestled in the charming Adriatica Village of Stonebridge Ranch, The Sanctuary is surrounded by extraordinary Croatian architecture. The Sanctuary is complete with our newly-renovated bridal suite created with a bride's comfort as our main objective.

Amenities + Details

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Ceremony Types

Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony

Venue Capacity




Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff


Contact Info

6633 Virginia Parkway, McKinney, TX (972) 540-9293

Reviewed on 1/03/2018 Dani J

Stunning venue! So unique with the special finishes on the walls, the stained-glass windows, the gorgeous bridal suite, etc. My guests were in awe of where the venue was located (in a small European-inspired village) with cobble-stone streets, and how beautiful it was on the... Read More inside. The price is very affordable for what you get. The staff was amazing! Morgan was so sweet and easy to work with, she was always available to answer any questions we had and help us with any vendor recommendations. My bridesmaids LOVED the extra big, bright white and gray, bridal suite! It was perfect for pictures in our robes! The entire night was so perfect. THANK YOU TO THE SANCTUARY FOR EVERYTHING!

Reviewed on 1/03/2018 Morgan J

Outstanding venue! My wedding was absolutely perfect, the staff was amazing, Morgan was so kind and helpful. I would highly highly highly recommend this venue for your wedding! I got so many compliments from my guests after there wedding.

Reviewed on 9/26/2016 Deborah M

This was the most perfect venue for our ~100 guest reception. The food is done by Rick's Chophouse (Sterling Events) and everyone raved about how delicious everything was... Not just good for "wedding food", but simply great, period. More importantly, my family said the food was... Read More hot when it came out, which is not always what you get at a wedding. The staff is amazing and so helpful. I didn't worry about a thing. My guests were stunned how beautiful this location is. It was SO close to our ceremony venue (Bella Donna) and was the exact right look & feel for our Italian inspired wedding. We couldn't be happier! ~Deborah & Greg, 9/24/16

Meet The Director of Sales

Morgan Fuller

Morgan has been the Sales Manager of The Sanctuary Music & Event Center for about 3 years now. With the client's happiness as her first priority, she is here to make your day everything you dreamed of... and more!