Testimonials

The RIBA Venues London team is committed to providing excellent service, facilities and a magnificent surrounding for meetings and this is what clients say about RIBA Venues:

Wedding 07.16

..Thanks a lot for all the hard work that gave us a great day. All the guests went home happy and tipsy.

Privee Concierge Event 07.16

..We would like to thank you and everyone at RIBA for your assistance throughout the event last night, which was a great success.

Doric Club Fundraising Lunch 07.16

..Just a quick note to say a big thank you to you and the team for everything today, and for your patience throughout!

The event helped us to raise nearly £9,000 in donations to the Education Fund, the guests seemed to have big smiles on their faces and the feedback I had from guests was really positive.

Wedding  06.16

..I'm sure they pasted on lots of thanks but a   B I G   T H A N K   Y O U. You and whole team at RIBA could not have done more to make the day go to plan. So many little touches that just made it run perfectly so thank you for all the work that was going on behind the scenes, it was really appreciated. 

ACER 06.16

..Thank you so much for all your help in organising the ACER event. Everyone was very pleased with the great venue and fresh, tasty food. Your staff were incredibly helpful and I hope ACER will choice to use RIBA Venues in the future. The Lasdun Room is fantastically quiet and light, everyone really enjoyed the central location and great architectural detail of the RIBA.

Pellings Reception 06.16

..We were really pleased with the whole reception, including the staff and gorgeous canapes.  It was a great success for us. Thank you for all of your organisation.

Profirst 05.16

..You have been incredible from the very beginning. So professional, so sweet, so hard working. Answers came in immediately. I mean it was a true pleasure working like this.  To be honest, I have never had such a smooth collaboration. 

The Radiological Protection Centre 05.16

..We were very happy with how it all went last week and your staff were, once again, delightful to work with.

Royal College of Midwives 05.16 

... The event was a resounding success due to the large part that both of you played! It is very much appreciated!

Media Trust Conference 05.16 

... Just wanted to thank you and your team for a great event. It went really well and we have loads of positive feedback and compliments on the venue

Schroder Conference 05.16 

...Thank you for another successful event too - catering was fab! 

Well that's it for another year in that event and perhaps we will return to RIBA in 2017 - I will let you know! 

Farriers Registrar Council 05.16 

Just a short note to thank you for your hospitality yesterday.

The welcome and attentiveness to our needs as well as the flexibility in serving some of the refreshments was very much appreciated.

Arts University Bournemouth 04.16 

... Everything went very smoothly and members of the Board complemented the lovely buffet lunch. Please pass our thanks to your Chef!!

I hope you have a good weekend and, once again, my thanks to you and your colleagues for such good organisation. Your help was much appreciated.

Farriers Council 03.16 

... We found all the rooms and catering presented and delivered exactly to our expectations, and all your colleagues in the building were friendly and helpful.  Jay at the front reception deserves particular mention for his efforts in supporting our needs.  Please may I request that our appreciation is passed on to all your staff whenever you have your next staff/team briefings.

Uscreates meeting 03.16 

Thank you once again for helping us set up the event, it went smoothly and our guest loved the location. Can you thank your colleague Martin for us as well. 

But other than that I am thankful you were there to help me organise this and I hope you have a lovely Easter break this weekend.

Guardian Awards 03.16 

Thanks for everything you and your staff did for our event last night, it was a huge success. Everything went really smoothly, the food was delicious and staff were pleasant and efficient.

Magic Light Pictures03.2016 

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the event last night. Everything was fantastically well organised by Isabel and the team and by all accounts, the staff were absolutely great last night and the food was delicious.

Watson & Farley 01.2016 

.. I just wanted to thank you for your help with the organisation of our event. Everyone had a great evening and were very impressed by the venue.

11KBW Reception 02.2016 

Many thanks for your email and all your help in making last week such a successful event.

Media Meeting 02.2016

Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say “Thank you” for all your exceptional help – you have been incredible since the get go! I really couldn’t have done it without your input. The event ran smoothly :D

The venue seems of popular choice as I bumped into my previous employer and some colleagues!

UGA 02.2016

All aspects of the RIBA venue were fantastic – please extend my thanks to the team for this. We especially enjoyed the food.

Wavin Workshop 02.2016

RIBA is now my favourite place to go in London! 

KBB review Meeting 02.2016

I have received nothing but great feedback from our event held with you especially on the individual Deli Boxes for our lunches. Really glad we went for the package deal as it covered all the correct elements for the day.

UCL Conference 02.16

Thank you for your email and thanks for your work on the smooth running of the event last week. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and really liked the venue and catering. I was very happy with the running of the event and the support, in particular the AV team. 

Harley Street Clinic 01.2016

We had such a great evening last week, thank you so much to you and the team for making the event so memorable.

Nucleus Christmas Party 12.15

A very big thank you to you and your team. I thought the night was amazing. Had such good feedback on the, food and staff and working with you on the lead up was a pleasure. Just send an email around to the committee to see if anyone had anything to add and received the following comments for committee members and their colleagues

 

- All I have to say is that even though we had not tried the veggie main dish (lasagna), it was delicious! So massive thank you to the chef :)

- I also appreciated the fact that they saved me some food and despite the fact that it was reheated in the microwave it was delicious

- The staff were really efficient when it came to the cloakroom storage, and the serving of food. No issues at all, great party.

- It was brilliant, I absolutely loved it!

-  It was a very, very nice venue

-  It was very classy

-  I had a lovely evening

- I too want to say how lovely the staff were - especially the care they took over Jon Hawley refusing to eat anything other than beetroot for his starter. 

- They were all lovely people and the dinner service was the fastest I have seen!

- Positivefeedback all around – especially with regards to the staff being so efficient
and attentive

In my 8 years of working here, I don’t think I have ever heard such good feedback overall, haven’t heard one negative comment as yet (that’s a first for our company!:))

Article 25 – Reception 12.15

Kathryn, I would just like to say a big thank you for all of your assistance in making 10x10 happen. It was easily the least stressful 10x10 we have put on and that is because you and your team at RIBA venues could not have done any more to offer us assistance and make us feel welcome. We have had much feedback from people saying that the Florence Hall was perfect for 10x10 and made it such a special event, so thank you. I know that we would like to hold it in at the RIBA again next year,  so will be speaking to the relevant people to see if this is possible.

Your service team on the night dealing with catering and AV were impeccable, so I am incredibly grateful for all of the support that was given to us. It was quite a task coordinating 100 artists to put on an auction and I don’t think it would have been possible without the accommodating nature of RIBA Venues, so again, thank you sincerely. It’s a wonderful venue and we would definitely like to use it again in the future.

NTT – Conference 11.15

I’m back from my post-event holiday and wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for all your help with the NTT event.  Your staff were really fantastic and the feedback we’ve had for the venue was very positive indeed. Thanks again for all your help – I’d certainly recommend RIBA as a venue for a similar event  

University of Nottingham –11.2015 

Thank you so much for all your help making this evening’s event go so well. The arrangements went like clockwork and everyone I came into contact was exceptionally professional and helpful. The guests were also complimentary about the venue.

Special thanks to Zed, the AV guys and your security officer who were great.

Savills – 11.2015 

Thank you very much for yesterday – the event went really well and we’ve had some great feedback from clients and staff.

We thought all the staff were very helpful, we really enjoyed having the Florence Hall for the whole day and the food was fantastic. Barry was most helpful and made me feel very reassured about the order of the presentations. We also loved having the outside space which was very thoughtful as I hadn’t requested it so thank you.

University of Reading – 11.2015 

Just a short note to say a huge thank you for all your support in ensuring our event went so well last night. It was a great success and all our guests commented so positively about the whole thing.

Your staff on the night were great, please pass on our thanks.

DuPont – 11.2015 

Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to you and your colleagues for assisting our event. Everything went according to plan and like clockwork.

A great event and venue, and so well organised. Hope to use RIBA in the future. Please thank all of your team on our behalf, especially the AV guys and your catering team who were brilliant.

Egmont Trust – 11.2015 

 I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to both of you for all your help yesterday evening.  Everyone at Egmont and all our guests really enjoyed the evening . You and your team at RIBA provided such a professional and impressive service and everything ran incredibly smoothly.  We were all particularly pleased that you took on board  our concerns about timings, and that we actually ended up running ahead of time on our very tight schedule.  Thank you for all your support in the run up to the evening, and on the night itself. 

ESRC – Meeting 11.2015 

I would like to take the opportunity to feed back to you about our experiences. The members were very impressed with RIBA.  The staff were all friendly and very accommodating.  In particular Steph on reception and Gabriel from AV were brilliant - they went out of their way to help when I had an issue with presentations.  I'd be grateful if you could please pass our thanks onto them, you have some wonderful staff. When I receive further feedback from member, I will pass this on.We look forward to returning again in March.

Trinity College – 10.2015

Just to reiterate again, Zd and his team were magnificent, the event was running so far over that I feared we might never see the end of it!  He handled the delay without a murmur and ensured that the guests all had a fabulous time regardless of the delay.  Given that the dinner ended up with 7 not 2 dietary requirements I was delighted to hear that he had managed to accommodate everyone without hesitation.  I cannot commend Zd and his team highly enough.

Also I would like to reiterate to you, my great thanks for all your assistance in the short run up to the event as well as on the day itself.

I will not hesitate to recommend RIBA to my colleagues in the other Colleges and, if you will have us, I am sure we will be back for other occasions.  Hopefully with a bit more planning notice this time!

Bluebeam – Conference & Reception 10.2015 

“Amazing staff, Amazing energy. Everyone was wonderful and willing not only to help, but to hear our feedback...and I am a very vocal person (as you can see). But I would rather be vocal and find a solution today or in the future, than remain quietly frustrated. Isabel was out sick and Christine was amazing. Steve and Gabriel and Barry were a delight. The staff were truly lovely. We could have had a better team. We loved you all very much!”

NS 10.2015 

“Value for Money was very good - it seemed expensive when we first considered it, but in view of the service we received, the catering and the costs in London it is clear we were wrong! Isabel Bratos looked after us once we had booked and her services were excellent. I cannot rate her highly enough for the efforts she put in - she made my own job very much easier in consequence. I cannot rate them highly enough. One of our disabled members was so pleased that he made a point of congratulating the staff on his feedback form to us. I passed the thanks and his comment to Isabel. He was very impressed with the help he received, as was I and my team of helpers.”

Wedding – 10.2015 

“Astrid for fantastic communication and service. Kris for being so helpful and such a pleasure on the day. The chef and kitchen team as well for making the food delicious and having it look so beautiful. We really cannot thank the whole team at RIBA enough.”

Objective Productions 10.2015 

I hope you’re really well.  I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for everything yesterday.  Everything was set up as we wanted it, and everyone was very helpful and really worked to accommodate our needs, and some last minute requests; from Christine and Christine, to Carlos and Andy (I’m sure there’s someone I’m forgetting) everyone was absolutely brilliant.

Our day went really well and we’re really pleased with how everything turned out, so thank you so much for all your efforts.  Please extend my thanks to your team and to Astrid as well.  Also – the table we borrowed from the first floor, we returned to the first floor, but the other furniture had been moved!  I hope you found it ok and it is now in its rightful home somewhere? 

Academy of Medical Sciences 09.2015

I just wanted to email personally and say thank you for everything the team did on the 17th - the managers were incredibly accommodating of all our last minute requests such as moving tea and coffee forward by two hours! We were very impressed by the service received and I will certainly recommend the venue to my colleagues. Please feel free to pass this onto the other event managers also working on the day as everyone we encountered was very accommodating. 

Investis – 09.2015 

Helen isn’t here until next week but she did say everything was great, very organised and the lunch was gorgeous. Over all very impressed so thank you very much!

It looks like we will be working with again in the new year for the party and I am always needed ad hoc rooms for different things so I will keep you in mind.

House of Illlustration – 09.2015 

A quick email just to say that I was really pleased with all arrangements for the day – everything happened incredibly smoothly without fuss and was just as requested.  It was a wonderful location, light and bright but free from distractions, and the opportunity to lunch on the terrace was a real added bonus.  Many thanks for making it all so straightforward for us.

Green Alliance – Conference 09.2015 

I want to convey my gratitude to you and all the staff at RIBA who contributed to make our event such a huge success. I didn’t get to see Sofia at the end, so please say thank you to her on my behalf.

All my colleagues were amazed of how smoothly the event ran and how professional and friendly all the staff were. A huge thank you!!

We also had lots of compliments from guests who commented on how wonderful the venue was.

Steve – We were very impressed with your team too. During my time at Green Alliance, I’ve always encountered problems with AV, mainly sound from speakers’ mics and this time the sound was perfect. Thank you for recommending Ian Sands to us. And very important: thank you for tea!

I apologise for all the incessant, short-noticed, last-minute requests and really appreciate how accommodating and understanding you’ve all been.

We’ll definitively be back!!

NS – Conference & Dinner 09.2015 

I wanted to thank you and your team for all your hard work last week.  The appraisal forms have been sent to the delegates so I hope the replies will be positive.  I certainly did not hear any grumbles on the day so that should be good news.

Please thanks the catering staff.  I am afraid I had to leave rather quickly after the tea break and did not get a chance to say anything to them that afternoon.

Please also thank Elizabeth for her talk and wonderful networking – I hope something useful may come out of it for you all. 

The appraisals are coming in and so far the vast majority are praising the venue and the catering.  One or two quibbles about seating at lunch and the length of queues for coffee, but I think I rather expected this given the numbers.  Most were very impressed with RIBA and also the quality of the refreshments – so well done all!

I thought you would also like to see the following comment from Geoffrey Ridley – perhaps you could pass his praise to those concerned.

“It was an excellent venue. I am disabled & the RIBA staff were very helpful, escorting me into the depths of the building & service lifts to get to places the usual lifts do not serve. Similarily they saw that I could get refreshments etc at the breaks.I think it would be appropriate to let them know”

Wedding – 07.2015 

Thank you so much for all your help last weekend in making the wedding so smoothly and magically. We had a fantastic time – as did everyone else. The venue looked amazing and the food and service were wonderful. It was a great pleasure working with you and you constant support and attention to detail was greatly appreciated.

Please also pass my thanks on to Zed and all the other members of staff who helped to make it such a  special occasion.

Broadway Malyan – Dinner 07.2015 

I would like thank you all for your involvement in last nights very successful evening. Our clients said it was an experience of a lifetime. Things could not have gone any better and we appreciate all the planning that went into making sure the guests had a super evening. 

AQR – Meeting 07.2015 

Just wanted to thank YOU and ALL the staff at RIBA for providing a fantastic service for us yesterday. Everything was perfect. As soon as I saw all the rooms and roof terrace I was very happy and knew it would work. Work it did and I had lots of comments about how great it was; how lovely the staff were; how good the food and drink were – so thank you again.

VSI London – Meeting 06.2015

...Just to let you know, all the managers gave RIBA excellent feedback. They said they had to adjust the timings around slightly and have lunch earlier and your staff were quick to accommodate and were all friendly and very professional, going out of their way to help where they could.We would highly recommend RIBA as a meeting space to anymore that asks and we will definitely be using your services again!

NFWI – Drinks Reception

Guests have been nothing but complimentary and the event was a great success. Thank you very much for all that you did for us.

If I have any further feedback I will let you know. But from my side I would like to say that it was a great pleasure to work with such an organised team and venue.

Conference for HP 05.2015

...We love RIBA and you and your team are great....

BIID

Thank you so much for all your help and patience in the build-up to the event and on the day itself. It was greatly appreciated.  

The conference proved a great success and we have received very positive feedback.

Please extend our thanks to all your team – I'm happy to contribute to the market research when the form arrives.   

Science Pro

Thank you ever so much for a brilliant evening yesterday. All the guests loved the gallery and the room, and they also all commented on the kindness of the staff; I have found everybody to be extremely helpful, efficient and reliable. Please do give them all my thanks.

Although we ran really late at the beginning (those speakers never know where to stop), we managed to be out of the building by 11.30pm!

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.'

Melanie, Shoosmiths

'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.'

 

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