RSA House

The Royal Society of Arts have been based at their current home just off the Strand since 1774 and the building was specifically designed for the Society by the Adams Brothers.

The RSA building is now made up of five original properties on John Adam Street, and every room in the building has its own fascinating history, providing a stunning backdrop for Weddings and Private Events.

The Great Room is dominated by the epic series of paintings "Progress of Human Knowledge and Culture" by James Barry. In 1774, ten artists including Barry, were invited to decorate the Great Room and all declined, but Barry. 24 years later the impressive sequence of six paintings were completed to display the images we still house today. 

The Tavern Room at RSA House is one of our smaller reception rooms, but is perfect for a post Ceremony Drinks Reception or perhaps for more intimate Wedding Ceremonies. 

The Benjamin Franklin Room is a beautiful, bright and spacious room. It is the first that you come across when entering RSA House. Purpose built as part of the first building that the RSA occupied, this room used to display the prize-winning inventions by members of the Society until the mid-19th Century. It was then converted into a library and reading room and in 1967 it was named the Benjamin Franklin Room to mark the Society’s long association with the USA.

The Vaults (pictured)

Underneath the grand and traditional function spaces that RSA House offers, the Vaults are an unexpected delight. Originally designed as warehouse storage, the Vaults display exposed 18th Century brickwork and used to lead directly onto the Thames.

For many years, the Vaults were also used as wine cellars by Sichel & Sons. Wine was brought up the river in casks and bottled in adjoining cellars before being laid down in these vaults. Before the Vault's wine days, it was home to many cattle and livestock. 

Now the Vaults host everything from Wedding Ceremonies to Drinks Receptions and provide an ideal atmosphere for evening parties and celebrations.


Intimate (2 - 10 guests)
Small (10 - 25 guests)
Medium (25 - 50 guests)
Large (50 - 100 guests)
Art Deco
Modern / Contemporary