Welcome to Mansion Hill Sanctuary
A former historic church converted to gorgeous multi-purpose event space. Host a non-denominational wedding ceremony, reception or party amidst the dazzling stained glass windows. Nestled in Newport’s Mansion Hill district, just a hop from Newport on the Levee and downtown Cincinnati’s beautiful riverfront.
The Mansion Hill Sanctuary is the former Central Christian Church built by a group of Freemasons in 1895 in the beautiful Mansion Hill district of Newport, KY. In 2007 the church was purchased by local musicians Ashley and Annette Shepherd for Ashley’s recording studio, Audiogrotto, which is in the ground level of the building. In 2011, the couple opened the event venue in the grand sanctuary room of the former church. Six years later the Shepherds expanded the business into the newly renovated adjoining 1st floor space for the Annex Lounge and Bridal Suite.
The Shepherds love seeing their space as a backdrop for joyous occasions that bring people together to connect and make memories, and they love seeing their clients’ visions brought to life.
The pricing for events is dependent on the day of the week, the number of guests, the type of event and the needs of the client, with wedding ceremonies starting at $950, wedding receptions starting at $1250, and Annex rental starting at $350. Contact us for specific price quotes and what is included with the rental – 859-982-9887 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mansion Hill Sanctuary is licensed by the state of Kentucky to serve alcohol. We can provide wine, beer and spirits for any type of event. We have different bar packages we offer – by the drink, per person or cash bar – to best meet your needs. We also provide non-alcoholic beverages. We’re happy to upgrade the packages to customize them with specific types or brands of beverages.
For food, you may use the caterer of your choice.
The Mansion Hill Sanctuary is committed to recycling as much of the waste leftover from our events as we can. We try to minimize disposable items and use recyclable and compostable materials when possible. In our renovation we up-cycled as many of the materials as we could (e.g. using wood from the surplus of oak pews for woodwork in downstairs studio). We donate bulk quantities of leftover food to a local soup kitchen in Newport. We’re happy to work with clients to make their event as sustainable as possible.
417 E 6th Street
Newport, KY 41071