Frequently Asked Questions
What are your booking terms and conditions?
Do you offer charity rates?
Yes we offer 10% off room hire rates for all registered charities. Please quote your charity number when you enquire with the sales team.
Do Fellows get discounted room hire?
Fellows do not receive discounted room hire.
Is the house open on weekends?
The house is available for exclusive hire on the weekends where we have a minimum spend of £6,000 ex VAT. More often than not, we are hired for weddings at the weekend.
Are dry hire rates available?
We offer dry hire rates on the weekends. Please speak to a member of the team for more information.
Do you have Wi-Fi?
We have free Wi-Fi throughout the building and for your event. Hard wire internet is available from our AV team. Please get in touch for details.
How late can we have our event / party?
The RSA premises licence allows us to serve alcohol until midnight. It is possible to apply for a special licence extension until 2.00am - however these are not guaranteed and the number of applications is limited. Additional fees apply. Please ask your co-ordinator for more details.
How do we arrange the wedding ceremony?
Our local authority is the City of Westminster. You do not have to be a resident of the borough to hold your ceremony with us as we are an 'approved premises' with the Registrar. The latest time for the ceremony is usually 5.00pm but you should check available times with the Registrar. You can call them on +44 (0)20 7641 6840 or visit their website for further details of how to make arrangements.
How will my guests arrive and where is the nearest car park?
Located just off the Strand, we are a 2-5 minute walk from Charing Cross mainline and underground stations and Embankment underground station. We recommend that you and your guests pre-book taxis or other forms of transport for your departure to avoid long waiting times at the end of your event.
The Adelphi Car Park is situated across the road and underneath the building. If you would like directions of how to get there, please let us know and we can send these to you. For booking spaces please call Adelphi Car Park directly on 0207 836 4838. We recommend that you book in advance.
What is the RSA's smoking policy?
The RSA is a non-smoking building. Since 1 July 2007, it is against the law to smoke in any premises that are open to the public. If you do wish to smoke, this is only permitted outside the entrances. Please note that we are situated in a residential area and the Durham House Street entrance closes at 9.00pm.
Can we bring our own wines?
We do allow clients to bring their own wines for functions with prior consent from the General Manager. The standard corkage rates are £13 per bottle of wine, £17 per bottle of sparkling wine and £22 per bottle of Champagne. Clients are not permitted to provide their own stock for the bar. Please contact your coordinator to discuss your requirements further.