RSA House

(39 reviews) 39 5
8 John Adam Street London West Central London WC2N 6EZ
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About RSA House

8 John Adam Street, London
West Central London, WC2N 6EZ

RSA House is a stunning and unique venue for your London wedding celebrations, situated in an unrivalled location at the heart of London’s West End just off the Strand. The grade I listed building embraces both Georgian splendour and modern style to provide a variety of luxurious spaces in which to hold your special day, RSA House is also licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships.

Whatever you are planning for your wedding, whether it is a grand celebration or a more intimate affair, RSA's elegant rooms provide the perfect setting. The impressive Great Room, with its domed glass ceiling, provides a beautiful setting full of grandeur and character. Alternatively, the Vaults are an unexpected joy, offering an intimate, candle-lit setting against its exposed brickwork, making for a supremely romantic occasion.

Through all of your plans and preparations, our team are here to create your dream day. Our dedicated wedding planner Olivia will be on hand throughout the whole process to provide advice and expertise to guide you through your wedding journey. We have invaluable relationships with some of the best wedding suppliers in the industry. We can help guide you with your selection of florists, wedding photographers, cake makers, wedding dress designers, stationers, hair & makeup artists, entertainment and so much more!

Food and service is provided by specialist caterer CH&CO who design, plan and cater for all our events with attention to detail, ingenuity and imagination. CH&CO creates seasonal menus using sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients and buys from small, local, independent suppliers where possible. Our talented head chef's would be more than happy to create a bespoke wedding menu to best suit your style and personal taste.

• Licensed to hold civil partnerships and ceremonies • Exclusive use with a variety of rooms to choose from • Voted Best Wedding Venue in London at The Hire Space Awards 2019 • Charity Grade 1 listed building, steeped in over 250 years’ worth of fascinating history • Unrivalled Central London location • Charitable organisation

Facilities at RSA House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Asian Wedding
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
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
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Allows fire ceremony

RSA House Reviews (39)

Beautiful venue and excellent staff
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By Katherine and Martin, on 11 Apr 2011

We were married at the RSA in February and the whole day was perfect. The staff were excellent, particularly Janine who made sure everything ran smoothly. The ability to have a mix of traditional and contemporary rooms is great and makes for more interesting photos. You also have the whole House to yourself for the day...we looked at some wedding venues where a number of weddings are held on the same day. The food was fantastic and all of the suppliers we used were excellent and very professional. We would recommend the RSA to anyone wanting to get married in central London.

Our Perfect Day
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By Izzi Romanov & Ian May, on 04 Apr 2011

Re: Saturday 19th March 2011 Thank you - Thank you - Thank you!! What can we say - everything looked and worked in a fantastic way throughout the entire day - from the upper floors in The Adelphi & Romney Rooms to The Benjamin Franklin Room for the meal - then right down into the bowels of the building in The Vaults.  It really was a magical occasion - especially for us - but everyone commented on it too! Janine - especially you!! - but everyone at The Royal Society of Arts - who contributed in their differing ways - who obviously made it all look effortless - but we know that all these things take time and design combined with skill and precision - and we very much appreciated what you all put into our special day.  The standard of the service - with such a discrete approach - all very friendly yet maintaining professionalism was very much appreciated by all our friends throughout! A very special day for us indeed - we can assure you. Please thank everyone who contributed on the day - it really made our day perfect. Yours with many, many thanks - Izzi Romanov & Ian May

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By Clare Lloyd, on 24 Dec 2010

We had our wedding in August 2010. The day was perfect. The team were great - nothing was too much trouble, and they were super efficient. The day went like a well oiled machine, with all issues totally taken off our hands - we weren't troubled once, leaving us free to enjoy eachother and our nearest and dearest. From the first day of our enquiry, they bent over backwards to help us, and alleviated all the stress of the planning process. I can't rate it highly enough. Amazing.

Fabulous place for a unique city wedding
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By Kelly Kilpatrick, on 10 Aug 2010

We had such an amazing day – couldn’t have been more perfect. Like many people who have left reviews we were married in the vaults with the wedding breakfast in the Benjamin Franklin room and both settings were brilliant. My husband and I aren’t ones for a country house hotel wedding, we wanted something that represented the city we live in and our guests were amazed by the venue. We even had our photos standing on the central reservation on The Strand – which you should definitely do if you get the chance, so much fun. Amanda over saw the running of the day and she was excellent. Food was delicious and the service – the best we’ve ever had. Thanks RSA

Brilliant organisation and attention to detail
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By Kathryn, on 10 Jun 2010

We held our wedding reception at the RSA last month using the Benjamin Franklin room and the Vaults, and couldn't be happier with the service we received. Toni the events manager was wonderful, friendly and ultra organised, and suggested many touches to the event that I hadn't even considered and which worked brilliantly. Paul, who was the manager on the day ensured that everything ran like clockwork and couldn't have been more helpful. The food and drink that they provided went down wonderfully with all the guests too - I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone to hold their reception there!

Stunning, unusual location and great service
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By HLH, on 17 May 2010

We got married at the RSA this month and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Events manager Toni Gibbs was incredibly helpful in advance and perfectly organised on the day - we were working on a relatively modest budget for a London wedding and she even suggested several ways we could save money. The venue itself is beautiful - we married in the brick-lined underground vaults and had dinner in the Benjamin Franklin room. Both these spaces need little dressing-up - we got by with one pedestal flower arrangement and lots of white fairy lights. If you want a modern, elegant wedding in central London, then the RSA should suit you well!

a stunning venue with a proffessional team
Venue Service

By Sue Brodie, on 26 Nov 2009

We had the most amazing wedding day at the RSA, Our wedding co-ordinator Toni was so helpful. I really didnt have to worry the whole day went so smoothly, and the food, atmosphere and staff were all 100% perfect. I highly recommend this venue...our guests were also very impressed!

The best venue and amazing value
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By Harriet, on 26 Oct 2009

We could not have asked for a more perfect day. Staff were wonderful, space was very flexible allowing us to put our own stamp on the day. Embankment Gardens 5 mins away for outside photos. Everyone has commented on what a spectacular day it was. Everything ran so smoothly, we literally cannot fault it. Go and see it and find the perfect wedding venue in Central London.

Fantastic venue and wedding management
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By Sarah and Matt Elek, on 22 Sep 2009

We couldn''t fault the RSA in any way! Everything ran so smoothly and we put that down to brilliant management on and before the big day. The food and table service was incredible and commented on by most of our guests. The RSA gave us such a interesting, classic yet contemporary feel which we couldn''t find in any other London venues. The various elements and different rooms and Vaults during the day kept everyone astonished by what was to come throughout the day and made each part unique.

The absolutely best venue in London!!!
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By Emma Germain, on 21 Sep 2009

The whole experience of holding our wedding at the RSA was fantastic. Excellent personal service from the events coodinators, very good value for money for venue hire and food/drink, the food was exceptionally good, and the venue itself had both a classic and contemporary feel to it. The ability to use multiple rooms in the vaults and main building contributed to the good atmosphere and smooth runnning on the day

No wedding venue could be better
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By Mrs. Elizabeth Mackay, on 18 Aug 2009

The venue provides flexible space and a lovely atmosphere for a wedding: warmth, intimacy and an indefinable dignity that emanates from the building itself. The food was magnificent, the staff superb, attentive, unobtrusive and kind. During the wedding breakfast, the space used for the ceremony was converted into a fun disco setting. The level of wedding organisation was absolutely A1.

Excellent venue with a fantastic, professional team
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By Sue, on 11 Aug 2009

We were so pleased to choose the RSA. The venue is beautiful and stunned our guests. The team at the RSA are brilliant and dealt with everything so professionally. The whole day went so smoothly and thats thanks to the RSA. The food was stunning too.

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