As the home of the Academy of Medical Sciences, you can trust that our venue takes your safety and wellbeing extremely seriously. In response to the current pandemic, the Academy of Medical Sciences (41 Portland Place) has conducted a full covid-19 risk assessment of the venue and all government policies and recommendations have been implemented and followed.
We have also been awarded the industry standard ‘We’re Good To Go’ certificate accreditation from Visit England, meaning our venue has been recognised as one that can open safely and follows current government guidance.
Centrally located, in the heart of Marylebone, the venue is just a 6 minute walk from Regent ’s Park and an 8 minute walk from Oxford Circus Tube Station which also provides the perfect outdoor photo opportunities.
This Grade II* listed Georgian Townhouse, rich in Georgian architecture exudes elegance, grandeur and romance, setting the perfect tone for your special day.
Grand private entrance, an elegant hallway with marble tiled flooring, ornate ceilings, antique mirrors, marble Georgian fireplaces, historic oil paintings, oak panelled bookshelves, original floor to ceiling sash windows that adorn the house’s façade and flood it with natural daylight.
Their weekend packages include exclusive hire of the house, allowing you to make the most of every space, from the elegant first floor, with views across Portland Place and the Terrace, to the spacious ground-floor suites.
Profits generated through venue hire of 41 Portland Place are used to fund activities run by the Academy of Medical Sciences to ensure research improves health.
Designed by James Adam in 1773, 41 Portland Place was originally built as a private home and occupied as a private residence until 1939. Since then the venue has hosted prestigious scientific events attended by some of the greatest medical scientists of the last century.
The House is licensed to hold civil ceremonies, with eight beautiful rooms including a stunning outdoor terrace. The rooms combine subtle period features with modern, immaculately maintained facilities perfect for intimate events or larger receptions up to 120.
They offer bespoke wedding packages designed specifically for you, selecting from a fantastic range of catering, event styling, flowers and entertainment options from our incredible suppliers. Alternatively, you can begin planning your day with our all-inclusive wedding package. We also offer intimate wedding packages including ceremony only and intimate receptions for those who want to celebrate safely with just their nearest and dearest.
Elegant and memorable, their excellent food is matched by the highest standards of service. Their specialist caterer CH&CO design, plan and cater for all our events with attention to detail, ingenuity and imagination using sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients.
We can accommodate up to 70 guests for a ceremony and wedding breakfast and up to 120 for a standing reception.
Guest are unable to smoke but we’re happy for BBQS, and acoustic music can also be played on our terrace until 9.00pm. Amplified music is not allowed.
As standard, you are permitted access to the venue from 12 noon on your wedding day. If you would like to arrive earlier please discuss this with your wedding planner. If the venue is available the day before your wedding we will do our best to allow you access for set up.
The entire venue is fully accessible for guests with disabilities. We have one lift within the venue, ramps and wide entrance doors for electric wheelchairs.
Unfortunately we do not offer accommodation on site; however, we do have discounted rates at local hotels.