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The Sanctuary

600 E. 5th Street, Long Beach, CA 90802

Discover Long Beach’s hidden gem, The Sanctuary by Wedgewood Weddings, an intimate and historic cathedral that boasts vintage flair and modern amenities.

The Sanctuary by Wedgewood Weddings is conveniently located in the middle of Long Beach and just minutes from the beach and downtown.

This venue in the heart of Long Beach is a historical relic. Recently renovated, this gorgeous structure boasts a variety of entertainment spaces. Outdoors, you and your guests can enjoy an alfresco courtyard ceremony, where the walls and rustic accents of the cathedral provide a beautiful backdrop. Indoors, the vintage cathedral and grand hall boast vaulted ceilings, ornate lighting, and exposed wood beams. These versatile spaces allow for classic décor or lavish decorations, whatever vision you have to create a stunning and unique event.

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The Sanctuary Features:
  • Meticulously Maintained Architecture
  • Oversized Stained Glass Windows
  • Gorgeous Courtyard for Outdoor Ceremonies
  • Superb Location Near Downtown Long Beach
  • Expansive Cathedral Ceilings
  • Close Proximity to Alamitos Beach & Coastline
  • Variety of Newly Renovated Reception Spaces

The Sanctuary



Hidden in the middle of Long Beach, The Sanctuary by Wedgewood Weddings is a gorgeous wedding and event venue that takes you into a world all its own. Recently renovated, the picturesque courtyard, elaborate cathedral, and rustic-yet-modern grand hall provide a secluded and spacious space for various celebrations.
Built in 1905, The Sanctuary is one of Long Beach's most unique historical sites. From the breathtaking stained glass windows to the decorative exposed wood beams and rustic touches found throughout, you can glimpse a little piece of history as you walk through the property. Entering through the open-air courtyard, guests will enjoy cocktails and lawn games in the elegant al fresco quadrangle surrounded by majestic trees and the towering walls of the cathedral.
As you enter the west wing, your guests will be greeted by the magnificent cathedral that makes this space unique. The gorgeous vaulted ceilings, decorative exposed wood beams, vintage hanging lanterns, and stained glass windows are paired with elegant Spanish-style architecture. This spacious spot is ideal for ceremonies and receptions alike, with enough room for up to 200 guests.
Through the corridor and in to the east wing of the building, you will find the rustic grand hall. The open layout of this space, combined with its recent renovations, provides ample room for receptions. This hall contains the ideal balance of modern and rustic features, from the oak hardwood floors to the wrought iron chandeliers. Additionally, you'll be delighted by the stained glass window, built-in stage for live entertainment, and stunning vaulted ceilings. 
Bringing Los Angeles diversity and value together under soaring ceilings, The Sanctuary by Wedgewood Weddings displays Here Comes the Guide’s coveted ‘Affordable Los Angeles Wedding Venues’ badge with the inclusive atmosphere and fantastic rates offered at this historical relic.
With all of these gorgeous event spaces, couples have access to two get-ready rooms, where you and your VIPs can relax and enjoy a glass of champagne before your wedding ceremony.
Conveniently located in Los Angeles County, this classic wedding venue is easily accessible by major transportation hubs. With its location in the city, couples from nearby Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties love the convenience of The Sanctuary near downtown Long Beach. Just minutes from the beach and Long Beach Convention Center, you will have access to the area's top accommodation options. The Sanctuary is a great choice for destination weddings and attracts couples from nearby Los Angeles, Anaheim, Torrance, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana, Pasadena, Glendale, Riverside, and San Bernardino.
Our team at Wedgewood Weddings are event experts and will work with you throughout your entire wedding planning process to ensure a stress-free experience. We are dedicated to providing you with a high-quality service experience within a reasonable budget. Come tour The Sanctuary by Wedgewood Weddings to learn more about our beautiful venue and our customizable and all-inclusive package options.
Recent Love Notes
The cathedral ceilings are breathtaking and there's enough space for dinner and dancing!
The Sanctuary's location is hard to beat, you would never know how spacious it is from the outside. It's like another world once you enter.
Every other venue is so modern, I wanted something that fit my vintage vibes. I can't wait to get married here!

The Sanctuary


Near downtown Long Beach sits The Sanctuary by Wedgewood Weddings, a stunning and historic wedding venue in the heart of Long Beach. 




Our clients love how easy and stress-free it is to plan with us. Our all-inclusive, customizable packages provide peace of mind. Your guests will be amazed... but you'll know how easy it really was!

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Packages & Pricing

Event Planning: Where We Do The Hard Work

Planning & Coordination

Planning assistance is available every day. Plus, a walkthrough rehearsal and ceremony coordination, so everything is flawless.

Atmospheric DJ and Music Entertainment

DJ and MC Services

Experienced DJs to set the mood for your ceremony and keep the party going with just the right atmosphere!

Customizable Invitations

Invites & Accessories

Invitations in all sizes and styles, cocktail napkins, guest books, and more… all fully customizable to match your theme.

Exclusive and significant savings

Bliss Benefits

Get exclusive supplier discounts on lots of wedding standards and fripperies: attire, transportation, hotels, and more...

Beautiful Table Centerpieces

Table Centerpieces

Our trusted artisans will work with you to create focal points styled specifically to your color palette and wedding décor.

food and drink

Food & Beverages

A decadent and tasty menu filled with gourmet favorites developed by our award-winning culinary team. Oh, and plenty of fine wines, beers, and liquor...




Build Your Own Classic Premier Elite
Food & Beverage
Meal Service
All meals are served with fresh baked bread and butter, delicious salad, and ample sides. A 'Duet Plate' is served at the table with two entrées.
2-Entrée Buffet
2-Entrée Buffet
3-Entrée Buffet
3-Entrée Buffet
Vegetable & Cheese Platters
Choice of Six: Hot & Chilled Options
Choice of Six: Hot & Chilled Options
Wedding Cake
Customize your wedding cake with a choice of styles (like tiered, cupcakes, or pies) and flavors, and decorations...
Bar Service
Treat your guests with an open bar, so they do not have to reach for their wallets, or choose a cash bar. Tea, coffee, juices, and soda are included in all packages, except Build Your Own.
Cash Bar with Soft Drinks Included
Beer, Wine & Well Spirits
Beer, Wine & Top-Shelf Spirits
Champagne & Cider Toast
Wine with Meal
Placed on the table for guests to enjoy. Select the variety that best suits your tastes and your meal choices.
Entertainment & Décor
You get plenty of time to celebrate with your guests (plus secret extra time before and after your event so you can prepare and relax)
Chairs & Linens
Fresh florals are a great way to add extra color and personalize your event.
Custom Fresh Floral
Custom Fresh Floral
Invitations & Accessories
Design custom invitations to match your wedding theme.
DJ & MC Services
Accent Lighting
Pump up the atmosphere and make your reception pop!
Grand Sparklers
Full height cool-touch indoor fireworks. These are extra safe thanks to the wonders of modern technology.
  Build Your Own Classic Premier Elite



Wedding Pricing Explained

Packages by # Guests    +
  Ceremony & Venue      +
   Admin Fee & Tax       =
Your Incredible Wedding

While it seems like it should be simple, wedding pricing can be surprisingly complex. We believe that you should be able to get all your pricing upfront so you can easily find out what everything costs and decide what fits within your budget.

That’s our philosophy, which is why we’ll give you a unique pricing proposal during your personalized venue tour. Our team will provide you with all the details and help you customize your package. This allows us to gain a clear understanding of your wedding wish list and help you clearly see how your wedding can take shape.

If you'd like ballpark pricing now, simply download our PDF to get a general idea of the costs for your wedding. Keep in mind that these figures are approximate since all our packages are fully customizable. You can add or subtract services to tailor your event to your needs. 

Our pricing is based on four areas. First, you decide on your package level and multiply it by the number of guests. Next, you add the ceremony and venue price, which varies depending on the season and day of the week you're considering. Finally, you'll add your admin fee and state tax. As you can see, we include all the big-ticket items like the venue, the décor, and the catering so your wedding budget can work harder.

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