The Church of River

292 Virginia Avenue West, Memphis, TN
Capacity: 250 people

About The Church of River

The Church of the River is an ideal and affordable location for Memphis weddings, for non-members as well as members! We have a beautiful sanctuary (designed by famed architect Roy Harrover) with floor-to-ceiling windows offering a breathtaking view of the mighty Mississippi River. Or, hold your ceremony outdoors, with a view of both Memphis bridges (and their amazing nighttime synchronized LED light shows). The First Unitarian Church of Memphis/The Church of the River is a Welcoming Congregation and supports marriage equality. LGBTQ weddings welcome. Weddings are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Because of the popularity of the church as a wedding location, it is important to contact the church to make arrangements well in advance of your desired wedding date. Memorial Services and Celebrations of Life are often very personal occasions, designed to honor the memory of your loved one. We try to make those somber occasions a little easier for you. For church members and non-members who want a place other than a funeral home where family and friends can gather, The Church of the River facilities are available. With beautiful views of the Mississippi River, our church is a serene and safe place to grieve the loss of a loved one. Our minister and staff will work with you to accommodate your needs in this difficult time. Please note that the stairs in our sanctuary do not allow for coffins or caskets.

Event Pricing

Memorial Events Starting At
$600 - $1,000 /event
Pricing for meetings only
Weddings Starting At
Attendees: 250 max | $1,200 - $2,000 /event
Pricing for weddings only

Event Spaces

Riverside Lawn
The Sanctuary
Venue Types
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 250