McKINNEY (Nov. 8, 2013) – The Sanctuary, a unique, upscale event venue, specifically designed for event planners and entertainment enthusiasts alike, announces its grand opening in the exclusive Adriatica Village in McKinney. The venue has performances scheduled that will showcase its versatility and incredible range for the grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 9.

McKinney Online

Transcendent vocalist Maylee Thomas, and Entrepreneur and musician George Fuller longed for a venue to perform intimately with fans, somewhere that Maylee’s Love Life Foundation could host charity events, and a place for growing performers to express themselves artistically; thus, The Sanctuary was born to bring to life their vision for a venue that will nurture the arts in North Texas.

“Maylee and I were amazed at how hard it was for aspiring artists to find outlets to perform. Our opening of The Sanctuary is the manifestation of 15 years of dreams. We are excited about what this new venue means for North Texas. We hope to see you on Nov. 9 – you’ll fall in love with The Sanctuary,“ said Fuller.

The space also offers an exceptional setting for events of all sizes. North Texas brides and event planners alike will be impressed with both the functional event space which accommodates both social and business events of all sizes and offers exceptional food and beverage through Sterling, a catering venture by McKinney restaurateur Rick Wells, with partner Don Day, of Rick’s Chophouse.

Gaining inspiration from the exclusive specialty guitar shop, The Guitar Sanctuary, The Sanctuary features full service event planning with seating capacities for 180 people for a plated event, and 300 people for a cocktail event or concert allowing for a variety of intimate gatherings.

“There is a synergy being attached to The Guitar Sanctuary that helps us to create a small House of Blues,” says Fuller about the highly anticipated venue. The space is multi-level, offers spacious seating, a stage, and the private Betina Room, which will function as a bridal suite or green room for exclusive performers. For more information, visit


About The Sanctuary Music & Events

The Sanctuary is a one of a kind, multi-level space with distinctive décor elements including unique stained glass windows, stone walls and wood floors creating an environment unique to McKinney and surrounding areas. Owners George Fuller and Maylee Thomas’ passion for music is at the core, and their desire to showcase the talents of performers, while offering an ideal space for weddings and special events led them to build The Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is located in the charming Adriatica Village and surrounded by extraordinary Croatian architecture. The Sanctuary can accommodate up to 300 guests for a cocktail reception and 180 guests for a plated event and features state of the art lighting and sound. Custom onsite catering service is available. For more information, please visit