Institute of Contemporary Arts

(2 reviews) 2 5
Mall London West Central London SW1Y 5AH
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About Institute of Contemporary Arts

Mall, London
West Central London, SW1Y 5AH

Situated in the heart of central London, the Institute of Contemporary Arts is a vibrant venue with views over The Mall, Big Ben and the London Eye. The Nash and Brandon Rooms are filled with original Regency plasterwork and feature floor to ceiling windows that open out onto three balconies overlooking St James’s Park. Designed by John Nash these beautiful and versatile spaces can host civil ceremonies and weddings for up to 90 guests seated in one room, 150 across the two, as well as stand up receptions and parties for up to 150 guests.
The Garden located next to the private entrance is also available for drink receptions.

Event organisation and catering is provided exclusively by world-renown caterers Arnold & Henderson, who run the highly acclaimed Rochelle Canteen, based in Shoreditch’s Rochelle School, now also at the ICA

Melanie Arnold & Margot Henderson have been organising and catering celebrations for over 25 years and no brief is too big or too small for their in-house team to organise from start to finish, including menus, drinks, staffing, flowers, lighting, music and entertainment.
• Central London location • Balconies with Big Ben, London Eye, St James's Park views • Iconic cultural venue space • Bespoke production and catering by Arnold and Henderson • Licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies • Private Garden hire available

Facilities at Institute of Contemporary Arts

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Institute of Contemporary Arts Reviews (2)

Stunning wedding venue
Venue Service

By Richard & Mateusz Rektor-Morris, on 28 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2018

As soon as we walked into the ICA we knew it was the perfect place for our wedding. Upon arrival you enter into a beautiful hallway with access to the most amazing spiral staircase that takes you up to the first floor function rooms (Nash & Brandon). When you enter the space you are instantly blown away by the scale and grandeur of the Georgian rooms, and with all 3 spaces interconnecting it makes for an ideal space to hold your wedding service, meal and after party. For us the venue couldn't have been any better and it made our day so special for everyone involved. My husband and I could not have pulled off such an amazing wedding if it wasn't for all the help and support we received from the staff at the ICA. Our event manager was the most amazing person, she looked after us from the word go and helped us every step of the way. A wedding can be a daunting experience but with the knowledge and guidance of our event manager we were made to feel relaxed and supported through every step. We would highly recommend this wonderful if you are looking for a beautiful building in an iconic London location then the ICA is definitely the place to be.

The perfect place for our London wedding
Venue Service

By Polly and Charlie Hawker, on 27 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Oct 2016

Within 5 minutes of visiting the ICA we knew it was where we wanted to get married. The space itself is beautiful with gorgeous high ceilings and big sash windows letting in so much light. An added bonus is the private garden we used for our champagne reception, and the balconies in the Brandon room overlooking the Mall and Horseguards - a total treat and really special for photos. One of the most important and deciding factors when choosing the ICA for our wedding day were the staff. We’d previously seen some venues that were very rigid, with rule after rule of what we couldn’t do, but from our first meeting with the event manager at the ICA, every question we had was answered with positivity, creativity and a huge effort to make our day as special and personal as possible. We actually missed them when the wedding was finished – they really are such a lovely team. The food and drink were completely delicious, from the canapes to the puddings, our guests were really impressed. The catering manager was really receptive to our ideas and requests which we appreciated. The day itself ran like clockwork and we didn’t have to worry about a thing - which is exactly as your wedding day should be! All in all we could not have hoped for a better experience and would highly, highly recommend the ICA for a London wedding.

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