The Riverside Church | THEWED | Wedding venue in New York

Tucked away in Manhattan's lively Morningside Heights stands The Riverside Church, a gorgeous neo-Gothic gem. With its towering 392-foot steeple modeled after the famed Chartres Cathedral in France, this landmark grabs your eye in the New York skyline. Nestled inside the impressive steeple is a real treasure - the world's biggest tuned carillon, a set of 74 incredible bells.
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The Riverside Church

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490 Riverside Drive New York, NY 10027

Tucked away in Manhattan's lively Morningside Heights stands The Riverside Church, a gorgeous neo-Gothic gem

With its towering 392-foot steeple modeled after the famed Chartres Cathedral in France, this landmark grabs your eye in the New York skyline. Nestled inside the impressive steeple is a real treasure - the world's biggest tuned carillon, a set of 74 incredible bells. Each and every detail whispers of rich history, lovely artistry and deep devotion.

This remarkable church came to life thanks to the vision of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Reverend Harry Emerson Fosdick. Their dream was to create not just a place of worship, but one embracing inclusivity and harmony across all faiths, races and backgrounds. A space where spirituality meets acceptance. This welcoming spirit extends beyond the church walls, promoting unity near and far.

The Riverside Church has always been more than just a sanctuary for prayer

This hallowed ground has heard legendary voices echo through its halls, making it a gathering place for discussing monumental world issues.

But this church's heart and soul lie in its passion for social justice, community well-being and cultural enrichment. From providing unwavering support in times of crisis to taking an unflinching stand against racism, Riverside's commitment to society shines bright. Their warm embrace of the LGBTQIA+ community cements their role as a beacon of hope and acceptance.

Art and music find an extraordinary home here too. Soulful carillon tunes, joyous choir hymns and more fill these walls. Beyond a place of worship, Riverside Church stands as a thriving cultural hub and haven for arts and music lovers.

Amidst New York's ever-changing fabric, the timeless Riverside Church remains a poignant symbol of hope, unity and positive change. Its legacy lives not in brick and mortar, but in the lives it uplifts, the stories it shapes and the future it inspires.


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