Organizations and individuals looking to hold weddings, receptions, concerts, rehearsals, conferences, video productions and meetings in a unique public space will feel right at home at The Riverside Church.

We offer a wonderful blend of history and architectural design which translates beautifully to the many locations within the building. This historic landmark provides both grand and intimate spaces and some premium amenities from staging to working fireplaces, all lending warmth and ambience to your special event. We also provide in house catering, dressing rooms, event planners and floral options.

Riverside’s 400-ft tower, which is home to the world’s largest tuned bell, also contains 20-floors of meeting rooms and several rehearsal rooms with pianos.

The spaces listed below may also be used for orchestra and\or chorus rehearsals, recitals and concerts. Contact our Rentals & Programs Services office at or 212-870-6766, for booking arrangements and rehearsal fees for the Assembly Hall, 9T Lounge and South Hall. We also rent bass stools, music stands, stand lights and selected rehearsal equipment.

Reception spaces include roundtables, long tables, and chairs, but the rates do not include security deposits or cleanup fees.

For information, call our Rentals & Programs Services office, at 212.870.6766 or email

Click here to download and fill out our Rental Inquiry Form.

For weddings, please call Angela Gregory, at 212.870.6762 or email
For memorials and funerals, please call Angela Haddock at 212.870.6703 or email

The splendor of our main worship space with its stained glass windows should serve as the perfect backdrop for any event that requires a room of this size.

Size: The nave is 215 feet long, 89 feet wide and 100 feet high

Capacity: With its two balconies, seats about 1900.

Fee: The cost for concerts, rehearsals, lectures, etc., varies. Please contact us for the fee schedule.

Size: Our largest reception hall, South Hall, measures 86 feet in length and 62 feet in width and comes with a full stage area and lobby. Capacity: The space can accommodate a party of 350 for a formal sit-down dinner with cocktail reception area or 500 for an open floor reception.

Fee: Organizations using the South Hall for special events are required to pay a fee to support the work of the church.

This large gothic-style space with stone pillars and a stage, includes a full kitchen with an ice machine.

Size: The space can accommodate a party of 250 for a formal sit-down dinner and 500 for an open floor reception.

Fee: Organizations using the Assembly Hall for special events are required to pay a fee to support the work of the church.

Of all Riverside’s reception halls, the most spectacular is the Ninth Floor Lounge with its view of the Hudson River and New Jersey on one side and urban sprawl on the other. This beautiful gothic space with its own wood-burning fireplace comes with a full kitchen and a smaller side room perfect for coat-check or waiting room.

Size: The Lounge measures 37 feet in length and 65 feet in width.

Capacity: The space can accommodate a party of 100 for a formal sit-down dinner.

Fee: Organizations using the Ninth Floor Lounge for special events are required to pay a fee to support the work of the church.

The Theatre of The Riverside Church is available for rentals to produce your theater, dance, and film programs. Our traditional Proscenium Theater has an Apron extension and false proscenium legs (masking soft goods) creating full DS of curtain line with exits SR and SL. Total of 250 seats (180 raked and 70 free) located at front and rear levels. Lighting Booth located in back of house on C\L with full view of stage. Two (2) dressing rooms located off SL to accommodate 10-1 5 people each; both equipped with toilets, hot and cold sinks, and make-up mirrors with lights.
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