The RIBA Venues team is committed to providing excellent service, facilities and a magnificent surrounding for meetings and events at 66 Portland Place:
David & Alexandra, Barmitzvah
'It was great working with you and your team to bring our son's barmitzvah lunch party to fruition in the Florence Hall and RIBA Gallery. Your co-operation with our (fully certified) kosher caterer, James Zimmer, as well as Eli Tamir and his band, was particularly helpful and is to be commended. Your assured advice to keep RIBA's chairs in the Florence Hall, rather than hire others, will be remembered for a long time because they proved perfect for our event. Although very few of our guests had ever been inside RIBA, you will be pleased to hear that many complimented us on our choice of venue. Clearly, it impressed.'
Catriona and Alex, Wedding
'We definitely made the right choice in holding our wedding reception at the RIBA. The events and catering teams could not have looked after us better, both in helping us with our preparations and in ensuring everything went smoothly on the day. Nothing was too much trouble and we had a wonderful time in a fantastic venue!'
Sue, Editor, National Trust Magazine
'Such a big thank you to you and your teams for all you did for us last night. Despite the fact that a tranche of our guests were stranded overseas, we had a lovely evening and RIBA was the perfect venue. For those who had not been before it seemed to be a delight, and having the gallery open made the flow of the event airy and interesting. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the exhibition too!
The food was excellent and going with Prosecco seemed to work well.
For now, my heartfelt thanks again for helping us give our guests an elegant and thoroughly enjoyable evening.'
Marie, Huntress Group
'We host an Annual Awards event for our staff each year to celebrate their achievements and to say thank you for all their hard work. Florence Hall at RIBA was so perfect for our requirements that I wasn't surprised to receive the most positive feedback yet from our staff in the ten year history of us hosting these events. The room was perfectly dressed on the night and looked glamorous and beautiful. The staff were professional and friendly and the DJ was a real hit. The added bonus of a fully stocked bar, cloakroom and outdoor area was also very well received by our guests. From an organisational point of view it was a pleasure to work with Sally, Marek and the team at the venue on the night. Both Sally and Marek made me feel at ease with the planning of the event – no detail change was too small and they were incredibly accommodating of all our requests. They approached the organisation of the event with a calmness and professionalism that rivals any other venue in central London. It made my job a lot easier! I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending RIBA for any occasion and I hope to hold more events there myself in the future.'
Kate Perrins, Guardian
'The event we ran at RIBA on the evening of 1 October was the first of its kind for Guardian News and Media (GNM). Therefore, unlike many of our events, we didn't have a formula to work to. Right from our initial meeting, the staff at RIBA couldn't have been more helpful, Sally and Lisa were very willing to talk through our ideas and understood from the outset that our budget was very tight. Lisa was always available if we had any queries running up the the event and was ready with a solution to any problem we had. On the night itself, everything was ready for us and staff were on hand to help in any way they could.
The event was a real success - we had some great feedback from our Director and from the guests themselves. Many mentioned the fantastic location and what a great space the Florence Hall is. I would be very happy to recommend RIBA as a venue, the whole process was a great experience.'
Tim Fraser, RITON Ltd
'Would you pass on our thanks to your team who were helpful, polite, totally professional and helped to make our first event a complete success. Without doubt we will ensure that we hold all of our future events at the RIBA.'
London Underground Limited
'Just to say thank you to yourself and colleagues at RIBA for looking after our Director team so well on Friday. We had a really productive meeting. The venue was perfect and so was the catering, so thank you very much for contributing to such a successful day.'
Liz and Anthony, Wedding
'My husband and I can say without reservation that having the wedding reception at RIBA was wonderful. The service that you and all the staff at RIBA gave was professional, friendly, helpful and approachable in both the lead up to the wedding and on the day itself. RIBA was a stunning location, so many of our guests remarked on how nice the setting was, and we wonder if our wedding reception would have been quite the same without everything that the RIBA venue had to offer.'
Helen, The Young Foundation
'I just wanted to drop a quick email to say how much we enjoyed spending our away day at RIBA yesterday. I had many comments about how lovely the room was and having the balcony was a real bonus on such a nice day. The room was set up exactly how we had asked and any queries we had were quickly answered.'
'Everything at RIBA was fabulous today and our guests also commented on what a great venue we had chosen and used. I'm not in the office tomorrow so just wanted to drop you a line and pass on our thanks to everyone involved in looking after us. It was all super slick and everyone we encountered had a really friendly attitude. The av facilities worked a treat - that plasma screen is amazing! Also, our surroundings were immaculate.'
Danny and Louise, Wedding
'Our wedding at RIBA was absolutely magical. RIBA was an exquisite setting, the food was wonderful and we had a brilliant party afterwards. Lisa and Bobby gave us fantastic support all the way through, from planning initial menus, to supervising events on the night and even holding an umbrella over the bride as she stepped from her car on arrival. They thought of every detail and nothing was too much trouble. RIBA made our big day really special and we would heartily recommend it for a wedding or any celebration.'
Adele, Inside Out Nutrition
'I want to thank you and all of your team for making my event in the Jarvis Suite at the RIBA fantastic! I had such amazing feedback on every aspect of the event. In fact I did not receive one evaluation less than excellent or outstanding, which really blew me away. I would also like to thank Marek and the catering team for really making the food delicious and being so supportive of me for my first event. It made all the difference. And I will certainly be wanting to stage more events with you going forward. I am planning a great number. I will also be recommending you to others. A really fantastic launch event all round. Thank you so much.'