A small wedding is still a wedding Pt 2

Next in this little series is a venue in central London that I've had the pleasure of working at many times


RSA House is a beautiful and very stylish Georgian townhouse set right in the heart of London's theatre land. It offers a range of rooms suitable for ceremonies and receptions from the light and airy ground floor Benjamin Franklin room, the first floor Great Room with its stunning18th century murals to the downstairs Vaults with their atmospheric arches, exposed brick walls and almost endless array of interconnecting rooms. Perfect for partying into the night... when we can!


This wasn't a small wedding but you can see from these images the emotion and love that comes through no matter how many people are seated around your tables


And of course who wouldn't want to have a walk down The Strand with your new partner x


Photography - David Jenkins

Wedding Planner - Katrina Otter



September 2020

This summer saw a flurry of weddings happening to make the most of the 30 person rule... We saw one such wedding move from May 2020 to December and back to September! Rosey & George had moved their wedding from the Spring to avoid having to cancel and thought that a winter December wedding would be safe and allowable... hmmm, we all know how that turned out!


So with the rules about to change at the end of the month, I got a call on September 22 from Rosey to say that they were bringing the wedding forward to that coming Saturday and amazingly, I was available as were the venue and all their other suppliers


With a quick change from wintry whites to slightly warmer autumnal tones we were all set to create a gorgeous set of flowers for Rosey and George's wedding... at last!


George had a beautiful autumn buttonhole comprising brown lisianthus, seed heads and heuchera leaves that toned in nicely with Rosey's bouquet which also had fragrant garden roses and stock, rich jewel toned dahlia, jasmine and grasses, finished with long velvet and organza ribbons



One of the issues with a smaller wedding is whether the ceremony room will look sparsely filled, but the beauty of the Benjamin Franklin room at RSA House is that it is such a pretty, light filled room, this doesn't matter at all, but George does look like he's about to start a dance waiting there!






If you are planning a smaller ceremony and micro reception, think about how it will look in the photos... these are images that you will look at for years to come, you'll show your children and friends, so make sure that they are how you want to remember this day. Yes you may have a bigger event next year but this will always be your wedding day



Following a beautiful intimate ceremony, everyone moved, safely and carefully, up to the first floor Great Room for the Wedding Breakfast



Just look at this magnificent room - elegant and perhaps a bit imposing but also very welcoming and cosy - one benefit from not having windows means that you really are well away from the outside world in your own little wedding bubble!




I think it is clear that a fabulous time was had by all those who attended and those who didn't will enjoy looking through these wonderful photos and looking forward to 2020's party!


Photographer - Andrew George

Dress - Halfpenny

HMA - Hannah Monk

Jewellery - Rachel Boston



Here are a few other images from a recent micro wedding at RSA House that reinforce small can be stunning!

These images are from Sophie and Ben's wedding who were the first couple to celebrate at the venue after lockdown ended. Flowers are by Mary Jane Vaughan and photos by Charlotte at Top Hats and Tea


Photographer - Top Hats and Tea

Flowers - Mary Jane Vaughan


If you are looking for a venue like this then take a look at the packages available. There is a special brochure which gives all the details you need for Intimate Weddings at RSA House


or email olivia.parrott@rsa.org.uk for availability and details x