RSA House – A stylish Georgian Town House Wedding Venue in the Heart of London’s West End

by Michelle

RSA House is such an impressive and totally unique venue for your London wedding. Situated in the heart of the West End just off The Strand, Grade I listed RSA House boasts graceful Georgian architecture, stunning interiors and of course, such a sought after location which also recently won The Best Wedding Venue at Hire Space 2019 Awards.

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One aspect you perhaps wouldn’t be expecting is that in addition to grand entertaining spaces which simply ooze character, you can choose to celebrate in the vaults at RSA House. These are absolutely ideal for adding a contemporary element to your day as the vault’s exposed brickwork and numerous lighting and set up options are just waiting to be adorned and enjoyed.

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You will have a dedicated team to assist and guide you through all your wedding plans and preparations. Specialaist wedding planner Silvia will also be on hand throughout the whole process. And as you would expect from such a prestigious venue, the team at RSA House have established special relationships with some of the best wedding suppliers in the industry. From florists and stationers to photographers, cake makers, dress designers and so much more which should prove invaluable as your wedding planning journey progresses.

With so much more to tell us, we’ll hand you straight over to Silvia now.

Tell us about your venue

If you are looking for a classically elegant London West End Wedding, then RSA House is for you. With its graceful Georgian architecture, stunning interiors and central location, the RSA House is the perfect venue for a quintessential London wedding with a striking contrast to other venues.

The House offers Georgian grandeur, contemporary style and some surprising spaces all under one roof.

Located just minutes from Covent Garden, Victoria Embankment Gardens and , RSA House boasts the most beautiful interiors, grand traditional staircase and atmospheric exposed brick vaults for your evening reception.

Whatever you are planning for your wedding, whether it is a grand celebration or a more intimate affair, 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.

Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?

Yes, the House is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships for up to 200 guests. We have a range of different rooms which include cosy and intimate rooms and magnificent breath-taking spaces like our Great Room. This means you can relax and celebrate your whole day with us at RSA.

Do couples & their wedding party have exclusive use of your venue?

Our house is your house! At weekends guests can have exclusive use of the entire house.

Venue capacity – How many guests can attend the day ceremony, if applicable, wedding breakfast & the evening reception?

We can accommodate up to 100 for a wedding ceremony within our bright & modern Benjamin Franklin Room or up to 200 in our epic Great Room. The Great Room can then seat up to 140 for the wedding breakfast, for the evening reception we can accommodate up to 220 in The Vaults.

Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer

We understand that your planning process can be overwhelming, for this reason we have created a simple all-encompassing package which includes all the essentials with no hidden costs starting at £155. Our package includes venue hire for the whole day, selected catering & drinks.

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We hope that the package provides some helpful information and inspiration, but we love anything outside the box or bespoke, so please do not hesitate to ask if you have alternative ideas so we can create your perfect wedding package!

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Do you have in-house catering, or preferred suppliers or are couples free to choose their own caterers?

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, Darren Archer would be more than happy to create a bespoke wedding menu to best suit your style and personal taste.

Can couples supply their own alcohol for the evening? Is there a corkage fee?

Yes they can – there is a corkage fee and this is subject to the type of alcohol served.

Are couples completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment & do you have a specific sound system?

Yes not a problem – we have a basic PA system with speakers- however anything more sophisticated will be hired in.

Do you offer accommodation on site? If so, for how many guests?

No, however we have many famous hotels including The Savoy and The Strand Hotel are a few minutes’ walk away further down the Strand and they provide a great service for our clients at a discounted rate.

Do you have an in-house wedding co-ordinator?

Yes, that is myself! I will be your one point of contact from your initial enquiry, all the way through to the big day itself. You also have the added reassurance that I will be there on your Wedding Day to help make sure that everything you have  discussed goes to plan.

How far in advance can couples or their wedding stylist, florist etc have access to the venue in order to decorate it?

Two hours prior to guest arrival- however, we can of course be flexible on this. We also have some beautiful rooms flooded with natural daylight to get ready at RSA.

Do you have gardens or an outdoor area for wedding photographs?

We have the exterior of RSA House which makes a stunning backdrop for photos, The Strand for those traditional City wedding pictures and the beautiful Victoria Embankment Gardens just a stone’s throw away from RSA.

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Couples also love to use our beautiful and historic staircase for photographs.

What’s your best advice to couples when choosing their perfect wedding venue?

Be imaginative! When visiting venues, it is so important to walk into rooms with a creative mind of your wedding décor vision and how you are going to make It your own as a couple. We are lucky at RSA to have an endless supply of wedding inspo photos from previous weddings which can of course help!

And finally, what are your favourite moments from previous wedding you’ve been involved with?

That’s a hard one! We have seen some pretty incredible things here at RSA House! I think one of my favourite moments was when a couple decided to honour a German Tradition of sawing a log in half on their wedding day just outside on The Strand. This represents the first obstacle that they will overcome together as a married couple!


All images courtesy of RSA House

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