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Address: 207 N Eagle Dr, Sanctuary On The River, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6862
Phone Number:
+1 575-630-1111
09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

Sanctuary on the River is an enchanting, one-of-a-kind special events...

Sanctuary on the River is an enchanting, one-of-a-kind special events center nestled in the tranquil Sacramento mountains next to the Rio Ruidoso River. Intimate indoor spaces and beautiful outdoor settings provide an amazing backdrop for romantic weddings, corporate retreats, workshops, and seminars. Spa Botanica Spa Studio therapist at Sanctuary on the River have a holistic approach to overall health and tailor the experience to the individual's needs. We provide clients with relaxing and healing Mountain Detox Experiences with a focus on mind, body and spirit away from the stress of busy schedules. Let us be your health and wellness partner.

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Wedding deserves a 10!

If you are looking for a outdoor venue to get married this is the place. They exceeded in all areas. The staff was very polite. The grounds very well kept and one of my favorites... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Jennifer B
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a outdoor venue to get married this is the place. They exceeded in all areas. The staff was very polite. The grounds very well kept and one of my favorites the bridal suite. All the ladies got ready in the suite and helped me get in my dress for the ceremony. The river in the... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Austin Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Just experienced the best facial I've ever had at this location. The Master Aesthestician who gave me the facial was very knowledgeable and completely designed the facial around my individual needs instead of just providing a "standard" facial and trying to sell me a product. The products used were all natural. On the second visit, I received one of the... More 

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Debbie H, Owner at Spa Botanica, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We try hard to deliver a top notch mountain spa experience and your description is just what we are aiming for. Our goal is hospitality, not being a pretentious spa. I will pass your review onto our "family" here at the Sanctuary. Warmly, Debbie More 

Rio Rancho
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

It was beautiful! The staff made our event memorable. The atmosphere was tranquil, picture perfect, cool, and private. I can't wait to see the pictures of the wedding.

Thank Antoinette M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Two weeks before we left for a vacation my husband, at the time my fiancé, and I decided to get married somewhere along the way. I spoke with the manager Carl, he was very helpful, he answered all my questions and even offered to send a list of officiates. When I asked about pictures turns out Carl is also a... More 

3 Thank Cathy T
Lubbock, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2013

When my now husband proposed and we began the early stages of wedding planning, we were both adamant on having a wedding outdoors. We are both from Midland, Texas but live in Lubbock, Texas. Sadly, there aren't very many nice, outdoor venues in west Texas. Then we decided to have a mini destination wedding in beautiful Ruidoso. Sanctuary on the... More 

4 Thank Nickelynn_Withers
Debbie H, Owner at Spa Botanica, responded to this review

I was just visiting our Trip Advisor site and reread your kind review and it warmed my heart. I hope ya'll are doing well and having a blessed beginning of fall. Warmly, Debbie More 

Ruidoso, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

I met with a staff member of the Sanctuary to schedule a baby shower. I was impressed with the beautiful facility, and selected an area in which to have the event. We discussed details, and I paid the $350.00 fee. Everyone involved in the planning was excited to know the venue was such a special one. Several days later, I... More 

6 Thank MEK47

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