11 Reasons to choose RIBA Venues

Designed to inspire creative events, RIBA Venues is the conference and events arm of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and is located in an architecturally significant building in the heart of London.

The light-flooded venue, located at 66 Portland Place, was opened in 1934 as the headquarters of RIBA. Today it boasts a number of event spaces equipped for a variety of events from conferences, meetings, dinners and receptions to weddings and creative events, as well as three terraces which offer a rare open space with fantastic views of London.

RIBA Venues can host up to 400 delegates in its tiered auditorium, all its other meeting spaces have large, bright windows and offer modern technology. Its art deco interiors add a touch of period romance to special occasions held at the venue, which has also provided the backdrop to many films and TV productions.

Here are 11 reasons to choose RIBA Venues for your London event:

Central London location near Oxford Street!

Easily accessible for delegates travelling from all over the world. Hotels, tube stations and visitor attractions are all in walking distance.

Support the RIBA charity!

All profits from events go into supporting the RIBA charity and its role in supporting British architectural talents, boosting the client’s corporate and social responsibilities.

Designed to inspire creative events!

Originally built as an entertaining and meeting venue in 1934, the open design creates an oasis of light and space and allows an easy flow of guests around the building.

Capacity for up to 400 delegates!

RIBA Venues have a purpose-built tiered Jarvis auditorium seating a maximum of 400 which can be hired along with the Florence Hall as one open space for networking, refreshments and exhibition stands. The Florence Hall can also hold evening receptions for up to 400 and seated dinners for a maximum of 250 guests.

Plenty of outside space!

RIBA Venues has 3 roof terraces which can be used for drinks parties and pre dinner receptions during those summer months providing sought-after outside space in central London.

Architectural exhibitions and guided tours as an added extra!    

The free exhibitions allow guests to explore and enjoy architecture during break times or as part of a networking reception. Guided tours of the building can also be arranged.

Enjoy views over the rooftops of London!

For productive blue sky thinking, the top floor rooms can accommodate smaller conferences and meetings for up to 100 delegates boasting panoramic views of London.

Something for everyone!

There are 23 events spaces ranging from the modern to the traditional for meetings, conferences, dinners, receptions, weddings and private parties.

One-stop shop!

With one contact for your venue, catering and AV needs, RIBA Venues makes it easy for you to book your event with no extra hidden charges.

Outstanding service!

With a catering team that have built a reputation for fine food and seamless service and an in-house AV team that are always on hand to offer support, RIBA Venues can guarantee a successful and stress-free event for the organiser.

Happy customers!

Customer satisfaction is very important to RIBA Venues and the high level of repeat business gives assurance that the delegates really will be well looked after. 

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