The Sanctuary is a beautiful and iconic wedding venue on the East River in New York City, NY. It includes more than 16,000 square feet of event space and affords spectacular views of Manhattan. Facilities and Capacity The property has several magnificent event spaces. The Sanctuary was formerly a church near The Octagon, a historic octagonal building on Roosevelt Island, now on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the Sanctuary's original stained glass windows and locally quarried granite combine with more modern features, including a sweeping 40-foot ceiling and 30-foot marble bar, to create an effect that's nothing short of marvelous. The Sanctuary opens onto a covered veranda, complete with lounge seating and an Instagram-ready mural of Roosevelt Island. Beyond this lies the 4,000-square-foot Terrace, a beautiful reception space that can seat over 250 guests. Other notable event areas include the lovely front-yard Patio, the tranquil VIP Courtyard, and the fully renovated three-bedroom stone House, which you can also use for your pre-wedding dinner and post-wedding brunch. Services Offered The Sanctuary hosts engagement parties, wedding showers, elopements, ceremonies, and receptions. The venue has an in-house catering partner; outside caterers are also welcome, and there is a spacious prep area plus a custom wood-fired pizza oven and outdoor bar that your team is welcome to use. Other amenities include an indoor and outdoor sound system and event lighting. Tents and banquet furniture are also available for rental. Contact the team today to learn more about this one-of-a-kind New York City venue.