The Riverside Church is an open and affirming Christian church with extensive experience uniting interfaith, heterosexual and same-sex couples.
Enjoy the traditional elegance of our beautiful architecture, and stunning views. Exchange vows standing where Presidents and some of the most historic figures of our time have stood. Then, finish your perfect day in one of our exquisite event halls. The Riverside Church sits on the heights of the historic Upper West Side of Manhattan overlooking the Hudson River.
Recommended by 91% of couples
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Shirley · Married on 05/04/2013
We had an amazing wedding reception at the Riverside Church! The Assembly Hall space was gorgeous (even when empty!) with its tall, arched ceilings and stained glass windows. It was also large enough to accommodate our 200+ guests, 2 buffet stations, 2 bars, a photo booth, AND a large dance floor! At first, I was concerned that we wouldn't be able to fit everything in without having our guests feeling crammed together. But Angela (church wedding coordinator) and Leigh (in-house caterer) were so helpful in alleviating all my concerns and fears about the space! I must have sent a million emails throughout the planning process, and they were both very patient and quick to respond to all my questions. Very professional as they've been doing weddings for a long time!
The food from Pasha Events, the in house caterer, was amazing as well! We went with the buffet option and had plenty of options to choose from for our reception. There was more than enough food for all our guests, who absolutely LOVED the chicken & waffles dish! Pasha is also very accommodating if you need vegetarian versions of certain dishes or need kids' meals.
The Riverside Church is just such a large, beautiful and iconic space in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It was the perfect place for our wedding reception! We didn't have our ceremony there (we wanted to get married Columbia campus where I went to school, more of a personal connection) but the Riverside main chapel is absolutely gorgeous! So many of our guests are still telling us how beautiful the church is!
Eric · Married on 03/03/2018
Riverside Church made our wedding dreams come true. Look no further if you are looking to have the best wedding imaginable. Angela (wedding coordinator) is amazing!!! Thank you Riverside Church.. I couldnt have imagined a more beautiful venue and service
Dana · Married on 01/01/2018
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