What better place to hold a celebration than one of Edinburgh’s landmarks with venue hire?
The gothic spire of the Hub on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, built in the mid 1800s for the Church of Scotland as a parish church and General Assembly Hall, can be seen from as far afield as Arthur’s seat and Calton Hill.
Now used as a private events venue and the home of the Edinburgh International Festival, the Hub combines dramatic décor with state of the art audio-visual facilities to create a flexible meeting venue.
Events spaces at The Hub include the tranquil Dunard Library, the elaborately decorated Main Hall with fully sprung floor for evening dancing and ceilidhs, and the vibrant Café area, allowing for conferences and meetings, weddings and celebrations.
Address: Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE
Tel: +44 (0)131 473 2015
Website: The Hub
Sitting on top of the Castle Rock some 430ft above sea level, the world famous Edinburgh Castle dominates the city’s skyline from its position at the head of The Royal Mile.
Built as a fortress and now Scotland’s number one paid for tourist attraction, Edinburgh Castle has an eclectic range of venue facilities, which incorporate its historical architecture with tailored themes.
Whether it be the contemporary feel of the Jacobite Room, the flexibility of the Queen Anne Building or the intimacy of the Gatehouse Suite, venue hire at Edinburgh Castle offers the unique opportunity to see the Scottish Crown Jewels, The Great Hall and the Royal Apartments.
Address: Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG
Telephone: +44 (0)131 668 8686
Website: Edinburgh Castle
The Georgian House
Designed by Robert Adam, The Georgian House on Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square, is a popular tourist attraction, giving an insight into society life in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to around 40,000 visitors annually.
The luxurious décor and artwork of the Georgian House create an elegant space for dinners of up to 30 or drinks receptions, lectures and recitals of up to 50 before guests depart for one of the city centre’s many restaurants on the doorstep.
Telephone: 0131 225 2160
Website: The Georgian House
National Galleries Scotland
Each of the three venues, which combine to create the National Galleries of Scotland, is a landmark in its own right and has its own distinct character.
The neoclassical Scottish National Gallery, at the bottom of The Mound, was designed by William Playfair and offers the opportunity to celebrate to a background of Bottecelli, Cezanne, Constable and Titian amongst many others.
The gothic arched Great Hall of the The National Portrait Gallery, which is surrounded by an Ambulatory, is large enough to host a dinner for 250 guests against the warmth of the red sand stone and large oil paintings.
The Modern Art Gallery, split between two sites, sees the café of Modern One and its adjoining terrace transform into a stylish evening event space by night, whilst the towering ceilings of the Great Hall in Modern Two create an airy atmosphere for drinks receptions and dinners.
Address: Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
Telephone: +44 (0)131 624 6216
Website: National Galleries of Scotland
Scotland’s finest stately home, dating back to 1699, is set in over 150 acres of parkland a mere 13 miles from Edinburgh, offering corporate and private hospitality in a magnificent setting.
Home to the 4th Marquess of Linlithgow, Hopetoun is flexible enough to host banquets ranging from 300 in the elegance of the Adam Ballroom to 20 in the intimacy of the State Dining Room.
In addition to the palatial décor of the state-rooms, the venue has facilities for conferences for 50-300 delegates with numerous breakout rooms combined with catering in the Adam Stables and a marquee large enough to host 2,000 on the manicured lawns.
Address: South Queensferry, EH30 9SL
Telephone: + 44 (0)131 331 2451
Website: Hopetoun House
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