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Venue price From £68 per person
Venue capacity 8 - 400 people

Spaces at The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)


With its floor-to-ceiling windows, etched glass doors and carved stone, the Florence Hall is guaranteed to impress. Designed as the building's principal entertainment space, it is ideal for Christmas and summer parties, conference refreshments, stands, dinners, awards ceremonies, drinks receptions, weddings and private celebrations. The adjacent roof terrace - a sunny oasis in the midst of London - is available for summer drinks and BBQs.


The RIBA Gallery is a striking, modern space with floor to ceiling windows. The simple decor makes this bright room perfectly suited for receptions and fine dining. Hiring both the RIBA Gallery and adjacent Florence Hall provides an impressive space for a drinks reception followed by dinner for up to 250 guests.


At the top of the building the Wren Room is a large, open room with fantastic views from its north and south facing full-height windows. There is no fixed setting here so the space and seating can be configured however you wish, for events ranging from board room meetings, theatre-style presentations and drinks receptions. There is the added attraction of a roof terrace, onto which the north facing windows open out. Hiring this room in conjunction with the smaller Hawksmoor Room as a breakout or catering area allows you and your delegates to enjoy the exclusivity of the entire Sixth Floor.


The Jarvis Auditorium comes with the latest audio-visual technology. During the daytime, the Jarvis is let in conjunction with the Florence Hall for catering and exhibition stands. Surrounded by carved limestone walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and its adjacent roof terrace, the Florence Hall creates an inspiring environment for networking. RIBA Venues has created a DDR package as a one-stop-shop for the client with all venue, catering and AV needs for the day taken into consideration.


Perfect for committee meetings, business lunches and intimate conferences. It can host theatre style meetings for up to 100 guests. Flooded with natural daylight, the space is a beautiful and sophisticated room with portraits of RIBA's past presidents on the walls.


The second-floor Aston Webb Room enjoys bright, natural daylight and a beautiful view of Portland Place thanks to its large windows. The walls are lined with leather and joinery in Indian laurel wood, which gives the room a grand mid-century boardroom atmosphere. The air-conditioned room can host up to 24 delegates, which makes it ideal for committee or boardroom-style meetings. Alternatively, it is a popular location for filming and photoshoots.


Perfect for interviews and meetings, and equally useful as breakout rooms, these five meeting rooms all include a small boardroom table and magnetic paint on the walls for displaying notes and papers from meetings. Each room accommodates up to 8 people.


Council Chamber is located on the 4th Floor and offers an opulent boardroom setting. The Council Chamber offer air conditioning, an integrated electronic projection screen, programmable lighting, external blind and PA system.

About The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)


The RIBA offers award-winning venue hire in London and Liverpool, ranging from historic, wood-paneled boardrooms to contemporary meeting spaces. The RIBA's expert venues team work with all types of clients to deliver everything from conferences and trade fairs to fashion shows, film shoots and bespoke parties.

The RIBA's landmark building at 66 Portland Place is located in the heart of historic Marylebone and offers original five floors of unique event spaces featuring Art Deco detailing, floor-to-ceiling windows and three roof terraces.