Boasting a central location just off the Strand, The John Adam-designed home of the RSA combines Georgian grandeur with contemporary touches, making it an ideal venue for a traditional wedding that avoids feeling stuffy or too old-fashioned.
The house’s historic look results in an elegant and exclusive atmosphere, thanks to finishing touches such as marble floors and stunning spiral staircases. The venue is home to a range of rooms that are available to hire for your special day, with capacities suiting everything from intimate gatherings to large-scale weddings.
RSA boasts a shiny license to host civil ceremonies, with the venue able to accommodate ceremonies for up to 180 guests, seated wedding receptions for 130 or standing functions of 220. The venue typically offers an all-inclusive package, but there is the option to tailor this to your own specific needs.
For larger receptions that are bound to leave a lasting impression, opt for The Great Room, which is the largest space available. Featuring double-height ceilings and a glass domed roof which allows for plenty of natural light, the room is also home to a truly breath-taking sequence of six historic paintings which line the upper walls. Although the room is bursting with character, there is enough room for personal touches – for example, you can choose to have all your guests dine on one long table to add a dramatic, stately effect.
If you are looking to host your ceremony at the RSA, we’d recommend The Benjamin Franklin Room, which can be found on the ground floor. The large space features imposing white columns, as well as large bay windows which ensure plenty of daylight floods the room. We are also fans of the Troika chandelier which reflects geometric patterns on to the ceiling, while there is an added touch of cosiness too (particularly suited to winter weddings), thanks to two original Adam fireplaces which can be found on either end of the room.