RSA House

8, John Adam Street, England, WC2N 6EZ, United Kingdom

RSA House Weddings

RSA House Weddings

Tucked behind the Strand in London’s West End is RSA House, a beautiful 18th-century Georgian townhouse designed by architect Robert Adam. Upon entry, the house immediately impresses, with its sweeping marble staircase and variety of rooms that retain original features, creating a stunning backdrop to any wedding. 

When you book an RSA House wedding, you have exclusive use of the venue and a dedicated team to help you create a bespoke day to your style and preferences. Choose between grand and lavish areas or smaller, more intimate rooms, and enjoy a range of catering that comes from a team that boasts a Royal Warrant from HM The Queen. 

The Scene at The RSA House London

RSA House is an elegant, central London wedding venue full of history, style, and grandeur. The Georgian townhouse has played host to some of the greatest thinkers, creators, and social activists over the last 200 years, making this one of the most interesting places to get married in the city. 

Licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 180 guests, you can choose to have a large wedding in the Great Room, or something smaller in the Vaults, with spaces for dressing rooms, drinks receptions, and relaxing lounge areas. And, with exclusive use of the whole venue, you can flow between the different spaces throughout the day, opting for your ceremony in one room, reception in another, and perhaps a secret whiskey bar in yet another.

The RSA House London Wedding Ceremonies

There are three options to have your civil ceremony at RSA House wedding venue:

  • The Great Room — the very place Graham Alexander Bell first demonstrated his invention of the telephone — retains its beautiful glass-domed ceiling and striking mural, and is the largest of the three, holding ceremonies with up to 140 guests. 
  • The Benjamin Franklin Room, with capacity for 100 people, boasts large windows that flood the room with natural light, offsetting the striking Troika chandelier and original Adam fireplaces. 
  • And for something different altogether, have your wedding ceremony in the underground Vaults with up to 80 guests, with exposed brickwork and a blank canvas that is perfect for adding your own décor. 

The RSA House London Wedding Receptions

Many RSA House wedding receptions take place in the same rooms as the ceremonies. The Vaults come with a separate area that can host dinners and drinks receptions or provide a relaxation area away from the main event. With dance floors, DJ, and live band facilities in all spaces, you and your guests can dance the night away and celebrate in style. 

Food comes from in-house caterers CH&CO, who offer a variety of seasonal menus using sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients. Choose between formal fine dining, casual setups, family-style, and even market stalls for a street food experience — or go completely bespoke. 

Wedding Photography Near The RSA House London

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near The RSA House London are:

  • Victoria Embankment Gardens
  • The National Gallery
  • Somerset House 
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theatre Up to 180 Theatre
boardroom Up to 52 Boardroom
ushaped Up to 61 U-Shaped
cabaret Up to 96 Cabaret
dining Up to 130 Dining
standing Up to 220 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
 In-house Catering
Cuisine Options  Buffet
 Sit Down
 Shared Platters
 Asian Cuisine
 Indian Cuisine
 Kosher Cuisine



Spaces At This Venue

RSA House Wedding Venue, The Great Room

from $3,000

The Great Room

136sqm / 1464sqft

A large and lavish space, the historic Great Room is immediately impressive. A series of paintings by James Barry that took 24 years to complete, a glass-domed ceiling. and a rich history that stretches back to 1774, the Great Room is truly iconic. This room suits weddings, dinners, conferences, and meetings and has the capacity for up to 200 people.

RSA House Wedding Venue, The Benjamin Franklin Room

from $1,800

The Benjamin Franklin Room

137sqm / 1478sqft

The Benjamin Franklin Room boasts two original Adam fireplaces, a stunning Troika chandelier and large windows overlooking the Strand, creating an elegant space that’s full of character. The Benjamin Franklin Room is connected to the Great Room and can hold 150 people standing, or up to 110 people for dinner.

RSA House Wedding Venue, The Vaults

from $1,000

The Vaults & Durham Street Auditorium

Accessed via a separate entrance to the main entrance are the Vaults and Durham Street Auditorium. With exposed brickwork, these underground spaces have a contemporary and industrial feel compared to the rest of RSA House and are striking on their own or with décor of your choice. The four Vaults are perfect for parties and dinners, while the theatre style of Durham Street Auditorium is a great space for screenings and presentations. The Vaults have capacity for up to 220 people and Durham Street Auditorium can hold up to 70.

RSA House Corporate Events, The Romney Room

from $420

Medium Rooms (Romney, Philip, Tavern)

There are three medium-sized event spaces throughout RSA House that can be used for meetings, ceremonies, drinks receptions, or private dinners. The Tavern, Prince Philip, and Romney Rooms all feature original Adam ceilings and elegant detailing, and are perfect for intimate events for 40-60 people.


The location of RSA House

Nearby attractions:

  • Covent Garden
  • Trafalgar Square & The National Gallery
  • Somerset House
  • Royal Opera House
  • Victoria Embankment Gardens

Restaurants nearby:

  • Barrafina
  • Rules
  • Spring
  • Zizzi
  • Joe Allen Restaurant

Hotels nearby:

  • The Savoy
  • The Waldorf Hilton
  • The Corinthia
  • The Resident Covent Garden

Venue Testimonials

One of the best experience of attending a breakfast conference here at this venue. It is accessible and so scenic. Lovely atmosphere and can be accessed easily from Charring cross station and Holborn underground!

Pratik Magrale ·

A fabulous London events venue - really impresses the overseas visitor with the blend of tradition and modernity. The warren of staircases and rooms, passages and assorted nooks and crannies, the 18th century portraits, the association with famous people from history - all creates a unique atmosphere. I have been to events at the RSA several times over the years, and really enjoy coming to the place.

Michael Dembinski ·

Lovely selection of rooms with a contemporary feels.

Dwayne Bailey ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

Weddings at RSA House cost from £175 per person, including VAT. 

For weekend weddings, RSA House requires a minimum of 50 guests or 80 guests to have exclusive use of the whole house.

Weddings at RSA House are elegant and stylish, with a beautiful backdrop of original Georgian architecture and features throughout. With a dedicated wedding team, weddings can be formal, casual, large, and small, with options to go bespoke. 

RSA House is spoilt for options of hotels nearby. A few options include:

  • The Savoy, rooms from £452 per night
  • The Waldorf Hilton, rooms from £221 per night
  • The Corinthia, rooms from £582 per night 

The food at RSA House comes from in-house catering team CH&CO. Using sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients, the team creates innovative and fun menus with a variety of options from formal fine dining, to light and casual. 

RSA House has a late license until 2am. 

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