The Gahanna Sanctuary

The Gahanna Sanctuary is an affordable, nonprofit event venue in Gahanna, Ohio. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, our charming one-of-a-kind space features gorgeous Tudor stained-glass windows, ambient bistro string lights, an outdoor patio, a large Do-It-Yourself kitchen, a spacious private suite for getting ready, and so much more. The Gahanna Sanctuary has a long history of contributing to the history and fabric of the community, first as a community center and now as an event venue for all events and all seasons. They respect, honor and preserve the past while updating assets that can add to the attractiveness of their charming and colorful facility. The Gahanna Sanctuary specializes in providing couples looking for a clean, safe and affordable space for their ceremony or reception and community, groups, business or trade groups that need space to undertake their various diverse missions. They offer their space to renters who want a start to finish or do-it-yourself (DIY) experience. If you need help, they offer services to setup your event with tables/chairs, tear them down and clean up after your event has concluded. Their DIY kitchen is perfect for customers who want to prepare their own food or beverages or for caterers who need work space to perform for their clients. The goal of The Gahanna Sanctuary is to improve their unique, historical and very charming space as good as it can be within the boundaries of their budget. They distinguish themselves from their competition because they are historic–now 125 years old this year (2020)–they are charming and unique, very affordable for couples working from a tight budget, and located in a safe neighborhood with ample free parking that’s minutes from I-270, Easton Town Center and The John Glenn Columbus International Airport. To save thousands you will pay at other wedding venues, book the Gahanna Sanctuary now to save money today and into the future.

Meet John Michael Spinelli

John is the Managing Trustee of The Gahanna Sanctuary. He is a retired, former economic development and communications professional. He describes himself as a dreamer, traveler, and visionary. John enjoys cooking, music, writing, and reading. He is also fluent in Spanish. He loves weddings because he has so many customers who love their space for their very special day.

Check out these reviews!

“They are working hard to restore this little known gem. If you’re looking for something different consider this one.” – Brian H.

“My Sister had her Wedding here. We had to plan it in 2 weeks. Had the whole place to ourselves. She had it catered we set up the chairs and Tables decorated it like we wanted. It was great everyone luved it” – Corrine R.

“Great place for a venue. We had our Irish Dance fundraiser here. Rates are good, kitchen is nice sized. And the music sounds great in the rooms.” – Kelly F.


Phone: 614-414-2065


Address: 82 North High Street, Gahanna, OH 43230 

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