Please note: we will be renovating our sanctuary and reception area from June 2023 through June 2024, and unfortunately will not be able to book any weddings during that time frame. The Church of the River (First Unitarian Church of Memphis) is an ideal and affordable location for Memphis weddings: 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). Areas of the church available for weddings are: the Sanctuary (seats 250); area next to sanctuary which includes restrooms and a room for the bride; social hall, adjacent room and patio for receptions; and "backyard" and 2 shaded brick patio areas for outdoor ceremonies or photos. The church is handicap accessible. LGBTQ weddings welcome.