Congratulations on your engagement!

We believe that loving relationships are a gift of God.  We celebrate with you that you have found the person you want to share your life with and look forward to assisting you in planning a wedding day that honors the sacred gift of love that you have found.  Below you will find helpful information regarding the use of our grounds and facilities.

The Sanctuary

The sanctuary is dedicated to the glory of God; used for celebrations of Christian worship, private prayer, weddings, memorial services and community programs. The sanctuary can accommodate about 300 people. There is one center aisle and two side aisles.  A Bride‚Äôs dressing and waiting room is conveniently located near the sanctuary.  A waiting room is also available for the Groom and his attendants.  For more information, please contact our Wedding Coordinator at

Photography and Videography

Please discuss your photographic requests with the wedding consultant and minister prior to the service. If your photographer has any questions, he or she can speak with the wedding consultant.


Our organist/pianist plays for all weddings when the organ/piano is to be used.  Our talented musicians are happy to work with you to create a beautiful service.  If you have any questions about music for the ceremony, please talk to the Wedding Consultant or organist.

The Minister

Our pastor enjoys working with couples to design wedding ceremonies that are beautiful, personal and fittingly sacred. Wedding ceremonies at Riviera are conducted by our minister.  If you are considering Riviera for your wedding, Pastor Amy welcomes the opportunity to meet and get acquainted with you.

Premarital Counseling

An important part in preparation for marriage is the premarital counseling sessions the couple will have with the minister.  Plan to have the first session scheduled with Pastor Amy at least two months prior to the wedding date.

Thank you for considering Riviera United Methodist Church as the setting for your upcoming wedding.  We will work with you to ensure a memorable ceremony for this very special occasion.