Wedding Receptions at The Riverside Church

wedding first dance at the riverside church in nycThe Riverside Church is an iconic Renaissance-like space that reflects French 13th Century Gothic architecture with its mystical beauty.

An amazing chapel to walk down the aisle for your ceremony, the Nave Chapel will enrapture your guests within its immense and grandeur ceilings. To match the captivation of your space, a red carpet will grace your walk beneath their vintage chandeliers. Their Assembly Hall has glorious arched ceilings and corridors, stained glass windows, beautiful stone pillars and enchanting black drop pendant lights. This can fit up to 250 guests for a formal dinner. Still retaining its mystical ambiance with gothic arches, you can house 100 seated guests in their Ninth Floor Lounge. You will also have access to a wood-burning fireplace and views of the Hudson River and Manhattan’s skyline. For the largest parties of up to 300 guests, the South Hall includes a stage and a lobby with dramatic uplighting to showcase a breathtaking and memorable experience. Guests can also conveniently park within their basement garage.

The swanky Aloft Harlem hotel will be a great stay for guests to enjoy a modern, upscale hotel experience with access the historical landmarks and local fares of Harlem. For a sophisticated and luxurious experience, the Lucerne hotel embodies the high-end Upper West Side persona with matching amenities. An alternative to the classy and traditional stays is the chic yet rustic Nylo hotel. Here you will find a blend of exposed brick with industrial design in their fashionable and minimalist rooms. For a ritzy, elegant night out, enjoy live jazz and Southern food at Minton’s. Continue the party into the next morning over bottomless mimosa and brunch at Lido, also an ideal place for a rehearsal dinner. Although unusual to find an omakase experience in Harlem, head to Sushi Inoue to please the palate with the Chef’s choice of sushi. The neighborhood is full of sights to see, including the Columbia campus nearby and the historic Apollo Theater.

Booking Entertainment for Wedding Receptions at the Riverside Church

With as majestic a space as the Riverside Church, make sure you complete your event with the right entertainment company. BTL DJS provide all the entertainment needs to complete your special day, including DJ’s, Master of Ceremonies, audio/visual equipment rentals, uplighting, custom monographs and more. You can even make your first dance memorable by requesting for “dancing in the clouds”. Our team brings many years of experience to help you plan all the right music for your once-in-a-lifetime event. Your guests will love the energy that the Master of Ceremonies brings to your event, making sure they are dancing all night long. Not only will they listen to your needs, but they will also offer advice and guidance to make sure that everyone will talk about your event for years to come.

Wedding reception at the riverside church in nyc, a white dinner setting with white flower centerpices in the reception hall

What guests continue to rave about over and over is BTL DJS’ unique approach in helping their clients plan for their wedding: their guidance and advice to elevate your event to the next level. With over 100 reviews on Wedding Wire, our performance is consistently top-tier. We sincerely understand the importance of the special moments for your event. We look forward to helping make your night will be memorable. Our natural affinity to reading audience’s vibes will impress you, and your guests’ non-stop dancing and laughing too. We will bring vast experience and guidance to make your Sweet 16’s, wedding reception or Corporate event unforgettable.

Angela from the Riverside Church is an amazing coordinator to work with and offers wonderful suggestions for your event. They can provide a reverend or officiant that will best suit to your  preferences, from traditional to non-denominational. To embrace your setting, they can also have an organist to match your romantic walk down the aisle. The in-house caterer Pasha Events, will offer ample variety for you to choose the best fit flavors for your event. We recommend their chicken and waffles, which guests, young and elder, will love.