Our July Venue of the Month is the Royal Institute of British Architects. Situated in Marylebone, this striking venue boasts beautiful architecture and gorgeous interiors that form the perfect backdrop for your big day. In this blog, we take a look at some of the many photo opportunities to take advantage of at this picture-perfect venue.

The Marble Staircase

The RIBA’s sweeping marble stairs ensure a dramatic entrance. Make sure all heads are turned your way as you make your first entrance as a married couple and descend the stairs together, or pose with your guests for group shots.

The Terraces

If you’re planning a sunny summer wedding, what could be better than treating your guests to a drinks reception on one of the gorgeous terraces at RIBA? Intimate and sheltered, this special feature allows your guests to mingle, and your photographer to capture the happy memories as they do so.

The floor-to-ceiling windows

Nothing guarantees stunning photographs like good lighting. Luckily, all of the RIBA’s ceremony and reception rooms feature gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the rooms with light whatever the weather.

Photo credit – Maria Murray

The Stone Carvings

Impress your guests with a wedding breakfast in the exquisite Florence Hall. The stone carved walls are certain to catch attention and, coupled with the etched glass and wood carvings, create an unforgettable atmosphere for your celebration.

The Gallery

Once again featuring expansive windows, the Gallery is a beautifully modern ceremony room.

It’s bright white interior offers a blanks canvas for your personal style, and the thoughtful lighting illuminates the happy couple as they make their vows.

The Aston Webb Room

Conversely, if you’re looking for a more traditional flavour for your special day, the Aston Webb room provides an intimate setting for smaller weddings. The leather lined walls and Indian laurel joinery provide a striking backdrop, whilst large windows offer natural lighting and views of Portland Place.