Weddings on the River

Are you considering the First Unitarian Church for your wedding? With its breathtaking setting overlooking the mighty Mississippi River, the Church of the River is ideal for weddings. They are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Because of the popuarity of the church as a wedding location, it is important to make arrangements well in advance of your desired wedding date.

Things that you need to know...

  • Weddings at the Church of the River are held only on Monday through Friday after 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays.
  • The areas of the church that are available for weddings include the Sanctuary, which seats 300, and Channing Wing, adjacent to the Sanctuary. Channing Wing includes restrooms and a large room for the bride and her attendants to dress. The church is handicap accessible.
  • Our small brick courtyard located outside the Sanctuary is available for outdoor ceremonies or for taking photographs, if desired.
  • Please be aware that facilities for a wedding reception are unavailable at our church. We suggest that you research downtown Memphis where you will find a variety of options.

If you are interested in learning more about using the Church of the River for your wedding, please contact the church. Download the information about the facilities in addition to our guidelines and pricing information.