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RIBA – Royal Institute of British Architects - Central London

66 Portland Place London, Central London, W1B 1AD

Venue Introduction

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.

All profits generated from venue hire go straight back into supporting the work of the RIBA and brightening the future for architectural excellence.

Additional Notes:

This London conference venue houses a number of creative spaces for your events all benefiting from natural daylight and the open flow of the building. We can host conferences for up to 400 delegates in our Jarvis auditorium and during the daytime, the Jarvis is let in conjunction with the Florence Hall which is surrounded by carved limestone walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and its adjacent roof terrace, which creates an inspiring environment for networking. You can brainstorm or blue-sky here, hold an AGM, a seminar or a training day, entertain clients, interview candidates, launch a product or celebrate results. We have 23 spaces on offer for your event.

The meeting rooms for hire offer you the opportunity to step away from your everyday office atmosphere and benefit from modern, clean and contemporary spaces conducive to creative thinking. Design and build your meeting in one of our light and airy spaces which can accommodate from two to 100 guests and enjoy our healthy bento box lunches while you allow your creative juices to flow.

The versatile nature of RIBA Venues in central London makes it a popular destination for bespoke events. Fashion shows, product launches celebrity charity galas, photoshoots and film and TV location work take place on a regular basis at the venue. Festive celebrations are also well catered for and themed packages are available to choose from. We also work closely with a number of florists and entertainment suppliers and can suggest creative ideas to bring events and celebrations to life.

Room Information

Room NameSeat CapReception Cap
Florence Hall250-400400
Jarvis Hall120-400400
Jarvis Foyer120200
Wren Room70-100130
The RIBA Gallery104-120126
Lutyens Room50-7070
Ladsun Room30-63n/a
Barry Room60n/a
Council Room60n/a
Martin Room25n/a
Soane Room20n/a
Several Boardrooms8-12n/a


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