National Museums Scotland offer a stunning collection of venues to make the right impression, whatever the occasion. From breakfast meetings and intimate dinners for 12 guests to gala dinners and spectacular awards ceremonies for 950, each unique and versatile setting ensures an unforgettable experience.
The National Museum of Scotland in central Edinburgh presents a remarkable selection of flexible event spaces. At the Museum’s heart, the Grand Gallery’s soaring glass atrium and sweeping staircases create a stunning backdrop for dining, dancing and entertaining up to 1500 guests. The recently renovated Entrance Hall, Hawthornden Court, Kingdom of the Scots and Early People Gallery add to the inspiring opportunities available for evening events.
These much loved public galleries are complemented by a state-of-the-art, 210 seat Auditorium Complex and luxurious Boardroom suite overlooking Edinburgh Castle, providing comprehensive facilities for meetings, conferences and private dining.
One of the capital’s largest and most impressive event spaces, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh is perfect for any occasion, from conferences and dinners, to seminars and weddings.
In its simply breathtaking rooms, timeless elegance and beauty combine with the most modern facilities, including free WiFi throughout. Gleaming gold leaf, magnificent crystal chandeliers and giant gilt mirrors reflect the history and tradition of the building, while flexible and future-proofed audio visual and lighting systems have been discreetly incorporated.
Winton, a stunning Scottish castle located just outside Edinburgh, is an impressive exclusive use venue for bespoke events. Its grand history and original features are combined seamlessly with luxury bedrooms, event spaces, and reception rooms. For a truly Scottish wedding, Winton is one of the most romantic venues in the country.
Winton Castle has been running hospitality events since 2001: corporate events, gala dinners, incentive events, weddings, private parties, and activities. The Castle’s versatile interconnecting reception rooms with their unique Scottish Renaissance embellishments are ideally laid out for entertaining, and the beautiful gardens provide space for marquee events.
Colstoun is the perfect secluded escape from the city with both the house and beautiful grounds available for all weddings and celebrations. The newly refurbished Coach House with stone walls and wooden beams is the perfect venue for weddings and parties, whilst the House still encapsulates the grandeur of ages gone by. With beautiful rooms and exclusive use for the whole weekend, a wedding at Colstoun is the full package.
The Manor House at Colstoun is of great historical significance. It has been in the Broun Family for over 900 years and remains so to this day. The rooms retain the elegance of years gone by, containing an amazing collection of historical artifacts collected by the Broun Family ancestors. Colstoun’s proximity to Edinburgh makes it an ideal choice for those wanting a countryside wedding close to the city.
The Merchants’ Hall is a beautiful A-listed building in the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre, which provides a distinguished and impressive location for all events, including Weddings, Conferences, Private Dining, Drinks Receptions and Family Celebrations.
Dovecot Studios is a one hundred year old tapestry studio, now homed in a beautifully renovated Victorian swimming pool in the heart of Edinburgh. It’s versatile space is able to accommodate a broad range of events, from meetings and conferences, to dinners, weddings, receptions and cultural events
A stunning exclusive use venue in East Lothian, this beautiful A-listed Georgian mansion owned by Sir David Kinloch and family is a wonderful choice for any private event. With stunning public rooms including a marble entrance hall, spacious drawing rooms, and a spectacular wood panelled music room, the house lends itself to a variety of events.
Set in picturesque grounds with beautiful rose gardens perfect for drinks receptions or a marquee, this house is an excellent choice for both summer and winter weddings. If you choose Gilmerton House for your wedding all of the facilities of the mansion are included, making it your own stately home for the duration of your stay. The house has ten bedrooms, providing a high standard of private luxury accommodation.
The Usher Hall offers versatile, flexible spaces for a wide variety of corporate events. Situated in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, this renowned concert hall is perfect for corporate entertaining, meetings, press conferences, photo shoots, and much more.
Built in 1863 as The Cockburn Hotel, this striking building has been part of Edinburgh’s cityscape for over 140 years, sitting comfortably in the historic Old Town but on the cusp of the impressive New Town.
The conference centre consists of two large rooms, both with panoramic views over Edinburgh’s city centre. The smaller of the two, the Board Room seats 30 people while the Conference Room can hold up to 80. Alternatively, both rooms can be booked together should an event grow. 1 Cockburn Street is also equipped with state of the art technology including video conferencing, microphones and SMART boards, Wi-Fi and a fully equipped catering kitchen.
Wedderburn Castle is a perfect venue offering a relaxing Scottish country-house style experience for you and your guests. If you choose to base your wedding at the castle you will have the use of all of our magnificent reception rooms and comfortable bedrooms to enjoy with family and friends. We can host ceremonies, weddings and parties for up to 80 people at the castle and up to 150 at our barn wedding space, which is just a short walk from the castle.
The Wedderburn Barns are an atmospheric party venue that are perfect for rustic barn wedding parties, birthdays and anniversaries, corporate events, or any other type of celebration. Located in the stunning grounds of Wedderburn Castle in the Scottish Borders, The Barns are set around a courtyard in a picturesque Georgian stable block. Events at Wedderburn Barns extend across two character-filled spaces: The Provender Barn and the Cart Shed. The Provender Barn is a spacious room for dining and can seat up to 150 on comfortable wooden banquet chairs around rectangular trestle tables. The Cart Shed is set up to accommodate live bands, DJs, ceilidhs, dancing, and entertainment, and also boasts a fully licensed bar. The Cart Shed has five glazed arches that open fully into the courtyard garden, allowing natural light to stream into the space.
A stunning venue in the heart of Perthshire, Errol park is one of Scotland’s finest estates. With a wide choice of event spaces throughout the grounds and house, Errol Park is a wonderful place to host a celebration. From the grand hallway, spacious public rooms and a unique circular stable block, to the garden and ancient folly, Errol Park can be a venue for all occasions.
Less than half a mile from Princes Street, the iconic Central Hall is professionally equipped to hold conferences, concerts, and functions, accommodating numbers from 10 -1000 delegates, with meeting rooms, halls, and a grand Auditorium to suit.
The recently refurbished 1000 capacity Auditorium is the highlight of the venue; a vast flexible open space that boasts real promise for highly successful functions and productions, from sit down concerts to banquet dining.
A fantastic multi-purpose building and beautiful venue, the church reopened 5 years ago after undergoing major refurbishment. The refurbishment was marked and celebrated as it won an Architectural Award for Building of the Year.
A beautiful secluded estate situated in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National park, Cardross is both rural and private but within easy reach of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. Within the stunning gardens is an ideal space to locate a marquee, tepee or yurt which overlooks the house and lawn, with views towards the Fintry hills. As well as a stunning wedding venue the house can provide luxury holiday cottages which could also be hired for wedding guests.
A modern light and airy venue, The Mews offers a rare peaceful and private courtyard conveniently located in Edinburgh’s City Centre perfect for outside entertaining. Ideal for seminars and smaller conferences, The Mews offers a very stylish and contemporary venue in the heart of Edinburgh.
A newly refurbished event space in Edinburgh’s iconic Festival Theatre, the Festival Theatre Cafe can be booked for a nominal fee for a range of private events, from drinks and canape receptions of up to 100, to dinners and buffets for up to 60. For larger events there are several other event spaces available within the Theatre including the Empire rooms, the studio, and the stage. Bookings are subject to availability.
Greyfriars Kirk is an established performance venue in Edinburgh. With a perfect acoustic and flexible floor space, the Kirk can accommodate large numbers of performers and audiences alike. In addition the Kirk hosts many social functions such as wedding receptions, wakes, dinners, dances, ceilidhs, drinks, and retirement /family parties.
Nestling in the Fife countryside, with breathtaking views towards the Firth of Forth, Kellie Castle is a fairytale venue for civil, religious, and humanist weddings.
Within the castle, wedding ceremonies with up to 60 guests and dinner parties for up to 50 can be held in the Great Hall. The secluded grounds and enchanting walled garden are a tapestry of colour and fragrance throughout spring and summer, perfect for alfresco drinks receptions, wedding photography or simply a relaxing stroll before dinner. For larger celebrations, the sunny south-facing lawn can accommodate marquees for up to 300 guests, with the castle providing a spectacular backdrop.
The Grade A-listed Burgh Halls is perfect for couples looking for a unique location steeped in history, but with all the modern facilities you would expect. Sitting at Linlithgow’s picturesque Cross, in the town centre, next to Linlithgow Palace, St Michael’s Church, and Linlithgow Loch, the iconic town house has recently undergone a £5 million refurbishment to create two stylish, contemporary function rooms and a stunning roof terrace ideal for weddings.
Set in stunning gardens inthe heart of the beautiful Fife countryside, and only 12 miles west of St Andrews, Hill of Tarvit was designed by Sir Robert Lorimer to showcase Mr F.B Sharp’s outstanding collection of furniture, art and antiques. Today, this elegant and gracious country house with manicured lawns provides an intimate and exclusive venue for civil, religious and humanist ceremonies.
Beautiful old stables ideally suited as a venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The newly renovated stables boast a beautifully textured and atmospheric interior and can hold up to 150 guests. Larger numbers can be accommodated by erecting a marquee in the walled garden.
One of the most unique venues in Edinburgh, the world’s first Library of Mistakes, can be found tucked away down a New Town Mews. This atmospheric library is a superb venue for intimate dinners and drinks receptions.
Over 2,000 tales of mismanagement, ranging from the Great Depression of the 1930s to the 2008 credit crunch, have been collected and line the walls of this hidden gem. The building operates as a charitable venture providing a calm space for learning and study. This intimate venue can comfortably host up to 14 for dinner, and more for drinks receptions.
Described as one of the finest 18th Century houses in Britain, Duddingston House is now available as an exclusive use venue for conferences and events. Located just 10 minutes away from Princes Street, with ample parking and gardens, it is difficult to believe that you are still within the city.
St. Columba’s by-the-Castle’s beautiful church and hall were built in the 1840s to serve the people of Edinburgh’s Old Town. It has a modern function event space and benefits from a landscaped south facing garden with a view of the Grassmarket rooftops. The church also has a paved area suitable for a small marquee.