The Sanctuary is a magical non-profit event space canopied by ancient live oak trees, conveniently located just minutes from downtown Austin. Proceeds benefit the Amala Foundation’s social emotional learning programs in local schools.




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SANCTUARY EVENT SPACE – 1006 S 8th St, Austin, TX 78704


Amala’s beautiful community center, Sanctuary Event Space, is available for events with up to 150 guests.  Sanctuary is ideal for weddings, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, baby showers, birthdays, company parties, and celebrations. 

We would be happy to give you a tour and explore your specific needs.

  • We just had our dream wedding ceremony at The Amala Sanctuary, and everything was so beautiful and just what we had envisioned! We worked with several different  folks through the foundation to plan the big day, and everyone we communicated with was so kind and helpful. We really couldn’t be more pleased with how it all turned out, and our out of town guests were wowed by the beauty and uniqueness of the space. If you are looking for truly  magical oasis in Austin that benefits a great cause, the Sanctuary is perfect!

    –Abigail K.
  • The Amala Sanctuary is an Oasis. The entire property has a welcoming sense of home. The beautiful gardens and magnificent Oak trees (visible from inside the studio space) are pulsing with life force and truly inspire awe. The moment one steps into the Sanctuary there is a palpable sense of peace and sacred space.

    I love how spartan and Zen it is…clear of clutter and yet versatile and purposefully equipped with what one might need to host a workshop, event or class. I recommend this magical spot to anyone who is interested in a unique, beautiful, functional event space.

    –Gabriella M.
  • I first contacted Amala because I was looking for a large, available space to teach some early morning yoga classes. Kerry was quick to get back to me, and always courteous, kind and professional.

    I was blown away when I saw the space. It’s simply gorgeous. One wall of the room is entirely windows, looking out on a beautiful back-yard setting with massive oak trees and the most hypnotic windchimes I’ve ever heard.

    The room itself has sprung hardwood floors, perfect for any type of movement, and plenty of facilitation amenities, including candles, an ipod dock, yoga mats, sitting cushions and an earthen jar water cooler.

    –Mateo J.
  • We were looking for a place to celebrate my boyfriend’s daughter’s “Quiceañera” and when we found Amala we knew it was perfect for us. The people working there are so nice and courteous and they will always respond to all our questions.

    Everyone in our party complimented how beautiful a place Amala is. We were so happy and we had an awesome time. The money is also for a great cause! We will definitely go back to Amala in the near future. :).

    –Ana H.
  • We rented the Sanctuary at Amala for my 40th birthday party. It is a truly special venue that would make any event magical. I highly recommend it and will definitely be back. Here are the pics from our event: Thank you, Jessie, and everyone for working with us to help make our night so awesome!


    –Emily P.