The Riverside Church is spacious and elegant wedding venue located in New York, New York with extensive experience uniting interfaith, heterosexual, and same-sex couples. This space boasts beautiful architecture and stunning views, perfect for breathtaking photos. The Riverside Church is a historic location that sits on the historic Upper West Side overlooking the Hudson River. The church features a large ceremony area and a variety of event halls ideal for receptions, rehearsal dinners, and more. This church can cater to all party sizes, big and small, and can accommodate to a couple’s distinct style, vision, and budget.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue has a number of facilities that can cater to large affairs and intimate gatherings. From the Christ Chapel, that can hold 100 wedding guests, to the South Hall, that can accommodate 500 wedding guests, couples have plenty of options to choose from. They also have get-ready rooms for the couple and their designated bridal parties. The Riverside Church provides many halls that can be transformed into a number of different floor plans, including long tables and circle tables, to accommodate a couple’s catering choices. Whether you’re having a small ceremony of 25 people or a reception of over 100 guests, their staff can lead couples in the right direction when it comes to catering, venue selection, vendor management, and more.
This iconic and historic church can easily host a couple’s ceremony, reception, cocktail hour, and reception dinner. Their services include an experienced event planner, setup, and cleanup. Their spaces boast a variety of amenities, including a wood-burning fireplace, an open floor plan flexible for a variety of event designs, large gothic-style spaces, stone pillars, a stage for entertainment, a lobby, and more.
The church is modeled after the 13th Century gothic cathedral in France. The very first service was held in 1930, and since then has been graced by presidents, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and more.
15 Reviews for The Riverside Church
Recommended by 91% of couples
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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 serviceSent on 03/23/2018
Dana · Married on 01/01/2018
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Christina · Married on 10/14/2017
We held our wedding ceremony and reception at The Riverside Church and it was truly a dream come true. Ceremony & Reception Highlights: The church speaks for itself and the Nave Chapel was so stunning that we didn't need to add any additional flowers for our ceremony. Our church-appointed pastor was incredibly warm and led a beautiful ceremony that we'll always remember. We held our formal evening reception in Assembly Hall which comfortably accommodated our cocktail hour and sit-down dinner for 175+ guests and looked stunning with uplighting. Working with the church's on-site coordinators Angela and Patrice was easy and straight forward and all of the staff including the building manager Don were wonderfully helpful on our wedding day. We selected Soleil (now Voila) caterers and our guests are still raving about the cocktail hour and entrees. We were so happy with The Riverside Church and now we'll always be able to think back to our wedding at this beautiful and historic location!Sent on 10/21/2017