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A beautiful setting to celebrate your special day.

Our beautiful period building, right in the heart of London, is the ideal intimate setting to organise your dream wedding for up to 90 guests. A combination of classic red brick with modern twists, our building was designed by famous architect Norman Shaw and stands the test of time to remain iconic today.

Enjoy your special day at the Society with a stunning seated ceremony in our grand Main Hall, a show stopping room original to William Lowther’s Lowther Lodge. Celebrate in style with a drinks reception in our charming Map Room followed by a wedding breakfast in our spacious Education Centre, opening out onto our beautiful outdoor terrace. Exclusive venue hire additionally includes access to four supporting rooms – whether you need them to get ready in, meet with your registrar, or let your DJ prepare for the party, we are here to help your day run seamlessly.


  • Exclusive use of the Society’s venue spaces including the Main Hall, Map Room, Education Centre and four small private rooms

  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies in our grand Main Hall (get in touch with Westminster Council to book your registrar)

  • Wedding hire available on weekends and bank holidays in hourly time slots, from four hours upwards

  • Additional two hours preceding the wedding for setup and one hour following for derig is included

  • Our dedicated venue hire team to support you on your special day

Event spaces

Wedding packages at the Society include exclusive hire of all the venue’s spaces so the building is dedicated to your special day.

The grand Main Hall with original wooden floors and a fireplace is an elegant space to tie the knot. It’s the ideal spot for a wedding ceremony of up to 90 guests, as well as an evening reception later in the day.

The charming Map Room with its beautiful bay windows is a spacious area to welcome your guests and host a celebratory drinks reception.

Our Education Centre transforms into a lovely space for a wedding breakfast, opening out to our terraced garden to enjoy in fine weather.

You can also enjoy use of four private rooms, the Council, Lowther, Drayson and Sunley Rooms, throughout the day at your leisure.

To top the day off in style, gather your family and friends for a photograph on the Society’s prestigious Ondaatje Lecture Theatre stage.

  • Maproom inside the building of RGS-IBG

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Our trusted and experienced partner Lodge Catering offer an exceptional catering service for your wedding day. Lodge’s dedicated team work closely with couples right from enquiry through to your special day, so you can enjoy your dream wedding.

Audio and visual

The venue is equipped with a linked speaker system in the Main Hall and Education Centre as well as handheld microphones for speeches. The Education Centre additionally includes a projector to show photograph/video slideshows. If you have any particular AV requirements then please do get in touch with the venue hire team and we would be pleased to help.


The Exhibition Road and Kensington Gore entrances are both wheelchair accessible. There are a set of steps on the ground floor of the venue, but a stair lift is available for wheelchair users. Out of the four private rooms, the Drayson and Sunley Room are on the ground floor, while the Lowther Room is located on the first floor and can be accessed by a small lift. Unfortunately, the Council Room is not wheelchair accessible.

Please contact us in advance if you have any queries about accessibility.


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