RSA House

(32 reviews) 32 5
8 John Adam Street London West Central London WC2N 6EZ
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Great Room grand staircase 1
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RSA House Fire Places 3
Evening reception in the Vaults 4
Drinks reception in the Benjamin Franklin Room 5
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About RSA House

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

Situated in an unrivalled location at the heart of London’s West End, the RSA House is a stunning, unique venue for your wedding celebrations. The grade I listed building embraces both Georgian splendor and modern style to provide a variety of luxurious spaces in which to hold your big day.

Whatever you are planning for your wedding, whether it is a grand celebration or a more intimate affair, the RSA House’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 dedicated team will help to create your dream day.

Food and service is provided by specialist caterer H+J who design, plan and cater for all our events with attention to detail, ingenuity and imagination. H+J creates seasonal menus using sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients and buys from small, local, independent suppliers where possible.

Please do book an appointment to avoid missing out on this outstanding venue.

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies • Available for reception-only weddings • Choose from the grand Great Room or the intimate Vaults for your celebrations • Charity Grade 1 listed building, steeped in over 250 years’ worth of fascinating history • Unrivalled London location • Charity organisation

Facilities at RSA House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Historic
Outdoor License
Landmark
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
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities

RSA House Location

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

8 John Adam Street London West Central London WC2N 6EZ
0207 451 6809
32 5

RSA House Reviews (32)

A Day to Remember
Venue Service

By Mrs L Harrington, on 12 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2012

Being quite gothis in nature, my husband and I wanted to marry in a candlelit vault, which is what initially drew us to the RSA. What an incredibly lucky thing too! From the planning to the delivery on the day the venue staff were amazing. Every detail was looked after, and we had a very enjoyable and stressfree day. Alongside the impeccable service, the facilities offered by the venue and the quality of the food and drink were outstanding. So many of our guests commented on how wonderful the meal was and how beautiful the venue was. We feel very privileged to have married here, and can't recommend it highly enough to others. Mr & Mrs Harrington

Better than we could have hoped for
Venue Service

By Anna Milne, on 16 Mar 2013

We had the most amazing wedding in the vaults at RSA house in January. The vaults are perfect for an atmospheric, candle lit winter wedding. From the outset Elise at RSA was amazing - nothing was ever too much trouble and we loved how RSA were so flexible in terms of how we used the space. For example we really wanted lots of candles and this as not a problem, whereas at other venues it would have been. We had our wedding breakfast in the vaults too and our guests commented on how lovely it was to have one long table where they could all see each other. Our guests also commented on how delicious the food was! The location is incredible - so central but also ideally tucked away from the busy Strand. We took advantage of the location and had lots of photos on the Strand! I couldn't recommend RSA highly enough and Elise went above and beyond throughout the build up to our wedding and on the day itself. Although I visited the venue many times before the day, it was better than I could've ever hoped on the day. I wouldn't consider another London wedding venue.

Totally Awesome
Venue Service

By Jules O'Shea, on 02 Mar 2013

What can we say about the RSA? We would thoroughly recommend the RSA as a wedding venue. The whole team made everything so easy - the day ran so smoothly and it's due to the professionalism of the entire team, from our wedding planner Elise to all the staff serving drinks and food!! All our guests commented on how wonderful the venue was - we had pre-dinner drinks in the Vaults, dinner in the Benjamin Franklin Room, and moved back downstairs to party all night. The food was delicious, and the bar was extremely well stocked! Even though we married on a Wednesday (12-12-12) it really felt like we were the only ones in the building! Downsides? None that we can think of (apart from the whole day going so quickly - testament to the organisation!) - Thanks to the whole team - totally awesome!!

Perfect venue
Venue Service

By Jen & Ant, on 19 Feb 2013

We would thoroughly recommend the RSA as a wedding venue. The Events Manager and team were superb with regards to the planning and organisation of our day and made it all very easy. The day ran like clockwork and everyone had a fantastic time. Many of our guests commented on the excellent quality of the food and said how much they loved the venue. We had the whole place to ourselves so made use of several rooms. Our ceremony was held in the Benjamin Franklin Room, the wedding breakfast in The Great Room and the evening reception down in the Vaults. The only downside was that the day flew by so quickly!

Just fantastic
Venue Service

By Ewan and Hannah, on 12 Apr 2011

Every aspect of the venue and the staff we dealt with, in particular our wedding events manager was better than we expected and just fantastic. The venue itself made an enormous impact on each and every one of our guests and the friendliness of staff and the quality of the catering helped make the day perfect day!

Beautiful venue and excellent staff
Venue Service

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
Venue Service

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

Incredible!
Venue Service

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
Venue Service

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
Venue Service

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
Venue Service

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!

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