River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation is on the corner of River Road and Whittier Boulevard in Bethesda. The original award winning structure was built in 1965 and has been lovingly maintained and enhanced over the years. The rooms in the main building include a large multi-purpose space or sanctuary with seating for over 300, a smaller multi purpose hall and numerous classrooms.

In 2008 we opened a new addition, connected to the main building by a dramatic glass enclosed bridge. The new building includes another hall, with seating for 200, perfect for receptions or more intimate ceremonies. A restaurant quality kitchen and additional meeting rooms are part of this beautiful space. The complex includes three sets of public restrooms, two elevators, and excellent handicap accessibility. Both buildings are climate controlled for your comfort and a lovely garden and patio area can be used for outdoor events.

The entire property is nestled into a scenic woodland setting adding a sense of serenity to any occasion. Please understand we rent only for devotional events, community events, and to other nonprofits. Our rental rates are available here.

For more information or to tentatively reserve an event date please fill out our Rental Request Form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

2021 Update

RRUUC is currently closed to large indoor events but we’re willing to schedule future bookings with the understanding that we will open when our Covid Safety Team deems it safe to do so- please reach out to our events coordinator (or fill out the Rental Request Form) if you have any questions about that.

As of 2021 we are looking for a new tenant for our education and daycare-licensed wing of classrooms- please reach out to office@rruuc.org if you are interested in more information on that opportunity, thank you.