The Grade I Heritage listed property has been home to some of
the greatest scientists and scientific discoveries for over 200 years. With its remarkable history, graceful Georgian architecture, stunning interiors and central London location, the Royal Institution is the perfect venue for your wedding day. Exclusive hire of the building will guarantee that you are the only wedding and can style the venue from top to bottom to create a truly unique setting for your special day.

The Royal Institution boasts a variety of ceremony locations including the beautiful book-lined Library and the famous Faraday Theatre. Our expert caterers, Elior, will work with you to create a menu that suits the style of your day and your individual tastes. With a late licence, you can take full advantage of exclusive hire and party the night away in the contemporary ground floor rooms.

We can cater exquisitely for an intimate ceremony and wedding breakfast for up to 80 guests and larger evening parties with dance floor for up to 150. For weddings of 150 and above we can host large ceremonies of up to 400 in the Theatre with capacity of up to 600 for canapé and drinks receptions.

For £6,000 on a weekend you can hire the Royal Institution.  This package includes:

~ Exclusive hire of the entire venue, yours will be the only wedding.

~ A choice of rooms for your day to use for your: ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception

~ A dedicated events manager from planning stage through to delivery on the day

~ Menu tasting and expert catering from our in house suppliers Elior

~ Hire from 12.30pm to 11.00pm (late license fee available with additional charge)

Contact Us

We would love to meet with you and your partner to walk through your special requirements. 

Speak to the team directly to book a site tour and to receive for further information on booking your special day at the home of science: +44 2074916565 or 



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We work exclusively with our in-house catering partners, Elior, who provide extensive menu options and advice. Working alongside your events manager, your catering team will deliver exceptional service from start to finish.

We also work with other suppliers that we have vetted to ensure that your big day runs without a hiccup.  Your venue hire represenative can walk through our recommended suppliers with you and your partner.  

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