The Sanctuary

With its beautiful stained glass windows, high ceilings, and original woodwork, the Sanctuary of The Dover, built in 1888, is a wonderful location for weddings, concerts, theater performances - and more!


  • The cost of rental is $250/hour or $1,500 for weddings. Wedding rental also includes The Community Hall and The Dover Dive
  • Note: 50% of your rental fee is required to reserve your event date for The Sanctuary.  Remainder is due 25 days prior to event date


  • The Sanctuary will seat approximately 125


  • The Sanctuary of this old beautiful church includes more than 20 stained glass windows and pew seating
  • The Dover is an accessible place for all

Types of Events

The Sanctuary would be a beautiful space for special events and performances such as:

  • Weddings
  • Concerts
  • Theater performances
  • Large events

Features and Technology

  • Sound system with microphones
  • Seating for 125
  • Piano and organ

Additional Notes

  • Call 937-452-6080 or email to schedule a tour if desired
  • Arrangements for events in The Sanctuary cannot be made online
  • Special arrangements need to be made for events beginning after 7 p.m. or lasting past 10 p.m.
  • You will be required to sign a contract to reserve The Sanctuary
  • We offer special pricing for nonprofit organizations as well as events that are open to the public or events that are related to health, exercise, wellness, entrepreneurship, and education (subject to the discretion of The Dover)

If you'd like to visit The Dover to see if The Sanctuary may work for your event OR if you have questions OR if you are ready to book, please contact us at 937-452-6080 or via email at to make arrangements.