RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects


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A Grade II listed Art-Deco building in the heart of London’s West End. With an impressive façade, 3 outdoor terraces, beautiful views across London and versatile spaces for weddings of all sizes.

Opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1934, RIBA at 66 Portland Place is a beautiful Art-Deco building steeped in history, creating a striking and romantic setting for your wedding or civil partnership. The venue is on a quiet, tree-lined avenue and the grand entrance with large columns and impressive façade will create the perfect first impression.

The location couldn’t be better for a central London wedding venue. In the heart of London’s West End, just a 10 minute walk from the bustle of Oxford Street and 5 minutes from the iconic Regent’s Park, the building is set in the residential and reputable neighbourhood of Marylebone providing an escape from the bustle of the City.

RIBA at 66 Portland Place is an incredibly versatile space and can cater for all your needs; from a dressing room area upstairs in the Aston Webb, to photographs on the grand staircase and a choice of two ceremony spaces before moving into the main party arena. We offer everything from individual room hire to exclusive use of the building at weekends, catering for civil ceremonies, Asian and Jewish weddings and everything in between.

Our principal wedding space is the Florence Hall, which offers plenty of space for dinner and dancing for up to 220 guests or 250 for a seated dinner. With the floor-to-ceiling windows, carved pillars and adjacent outdoor terrace for up to 150, it makes a unique and regal setting for you special day. It is also incredibly versatile and can be dressed to suit all styles; in the past we have had a rotating sushi bar installed as well as a 10-foot tree in the centre of the room.

Opposite the Florence Hall is the RIBA Gallery which works well for the ceremony or reception. This stylish space is flooded with natural daylight and has floor to ceiling windows which look out onto Portland Place. The white walls mean you are playing with a blank canvas so can style your own way.

For a smaller wedding breakfast of up to 22 guests, the Aston Webb room offers a beautiful space. The original leather panelled walls have a vintage feel to them, and the room has a regal and sophisticated ambience.

Contact us to find out about additional spaces at RIBA at 66 Portland Place and how we can host your perfect wedding day on 020 7307 3888 or email Sam at [email protected]

RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects at a Glance

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Up to 250
Historical venue in a grand Art-Deco building We can cater for weddings ranging from 22-250 guests in a versatile space that is flexible to cater for all your needs with 3 main wedding hire spaces Outdoor terrace reception for up to 150 guests and indoor reception space for 250 guests Fantastic in-house caterer creating bespoke menus, or bring your own for dry hire Florence Hall – designed as the principal entertaining area, offers plenty of space for dinner and dancing for up to 220 guests or 250 for a seated dinner 5 minute walk from the iconic Regent’s Park, an ideal spot for some pre wedding snaps! HistoricUnique Wedding VenueUnusualIntimateLuxuryConfetti Permitted View More
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Catriona and Alex
Nothing was too much trouble!
We definitely made the right choice in holding our wedding reception at the RIBA. The events and catering teams could not have looked after us better, both in helping us with our preparations and in ensuring everything went smoothly on the day. Nothing was too much trouble and we had a wonderful time in a fantastic venue!
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Mr & Mrs Galloway
Everything we could have hoped for
The staff were so genuinely eager to assist in any way possible, and the flexibility that the RIBA building could offer meant we had welcoming drinks and photos downstairs in the terrace garden, before moving upstairs for the actual ceremony in the Lutyens room. To then have a roof top reception as the sun went down and the moon rose later over London was so special, and the feedback from all the guests was just fantastic – they loved the informality, the elegance of the space, and the food was exceptional- the quality of the tasting was exceeded on the night...We had such a brilliant time, and we are so grateful to all the staff for making our special day so very special. It was everything and more than we could have hoped for, and our guests, without exception, felt the same way. Thank you for everything.


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Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London, Greater London, W1B 1AD

RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects

  • Royal Institute of British Architects
  • 66 Portland Place
  • London
  • Greater London
  • W1B 1AD
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Samantha Sheldrake

Hi I’m Sam. As your dedicated wedding planner for RIBA at 66 Portland Place, I will be your first point of contact and assist you all the way from initial enquiry to the big day, nothing is too much of an ask. I can connect you with our esteemed list of suppliers, give advice on photographers, production, flowers, food and entertainment, plus we provide a wedding checklist to ensure you don’t miss a thing. My main aim is to provide unbridled support and first-class coordination to make your planning process as fun and stress free as possible and give you the perfect wedding day.