RIBA Venue Hire
An architectural showcase of etched glass and Portland stone carvings, the Grade II-listed home of the Royal Institute of British Architects makes a striking setting for events. The key to the building’s success is its fusion of old and new: it has the atmosphere you’d expect from a historic building (including attractive art deco features), with the convenience and facilities of a modern venue. Of its 25 spaces, standouts include Florence Hall – a light-filled centre point with floor-to-ceiling windows and a terrace garden – and the top-floor Wren Room which has panoramic views from its balcony.
We are proud to offer award-winning venue hire in London, at our landmark headquarters building on Portland Place. We work with all types of clients on a wide range of events, from large conferences to dinners, summer and Christmas parties, conferences, trade fairs, fashion shows, film shoots and bespoke functions.
Situated in the prestigious and historic neighbourhood of Marylebone, we are just a short stroll from Oxford Circus, Great Portland Street and Warren Street London Underground stations and the green open spaces of Regent’s Park.
The award-winning, dedicated RIBA Venues team have a host of in-house expertise. Our creative and professional operations staff will work with you to provide full event packages covering event management, audio-visual facilities and catering. At the heart of our approach is the drive to create special and memorable occasions, time after time.Packages
At RIBA, we believe that hiring a conference venue in London should be a simple process. Our bright, flexible central London conference spaces can accommodate everything from small meetings to large-scale, bespoke conferences of 400 delegates. Our landmark venue offers modern facilities including a purpose-designed auditorium with tiered seating, large spaces for exhibition stands, and smart meeting rooms for workshops, refreshment breaks or networking.
We have developed a range of comprehensive day delegate packages that include venue hire and innovative catering options to suit all requirements and tastes. Our in-house AV team offers full audio-visual solutions, with packages for all meeting types and the expertise to create bespoke solutions.
Our award-winning venues team are here to make your conference easy and stress-free. We’ll work with you throughout the planning process, and your event planner will be on-hand for the conference itself to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Our unique Art Deco building makes the perfect party venue in London, suitable for Christmas parties, Summer parties and bespoke events including birthday, anniversary and retirement celebrations, awards ceremonies or private dining.
We offer Art Deco glamour combined with the best of 21st century service, and have a wide range of spaces to suit every event type, including large party spaces, beautiful private dining rooms, roof terraces and an auditorium.
Whether you want a bespoke celebration planned down to the smallest detail, or a straightforward solution for your office party, we work with you to come up with the perfect event package, covering catering, entertainment, event management, styling and production – and your event manager will be there on the day to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Christmas party packages at 66 Portland Place
At RIBA we have noticed an increase in demand for more freedom to create a bespoke event, particularly when it comes to Christmas parties. We offer a ‘build your own’ experience – a subtle nod to our architectural roots – which offers multiple food and beverage (F&B) options at different price points. These can be selected as a standalone package, or in combination with another to suit budget and preference.
Bowl style food options are the current favourite for standing receptions, or you could choose a traditional three course meal with mulled wine for a sit down function.
Summer is definitely the season for socialising, making it the perfect time for a company party or get-together, not least because it is a proven way to support workplace morale, relationship-building and retention. Summer parties are naturally more informal than a big end of year celebration, so our ‘Build your Own’ package is the ideal option.
You can choose from three architecturally stunning spaces for your summer party – the Florence Hall, RIBA Gallery or Aston Webb Room, or you can combine rooms for bigger celebrations. The Florence Hall is our most popular space for summer events with its floor to ceiling windows, and tranquil outdoor terrace meaning your team can make the most of the warmer weather! However, if you’re not comfortable relying on the Great British weather, we also have the RIBA Gallery which features etched floor to ceiling windows and Art Deco detailing, as well as access to the adjacent landing, a triple height atrium space arranged a grand sweeping staircase, for larger events. For more intimate summer parties or dinners, the Aston Webb Room is stepped in history and features large windows which fill the room with light and offer a grand view of the tree-lined Portland Place.