Stylish neo-classical venue for smart evening events with extensive parkland and unique interior artworks located 15 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh city centre. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park. The contemporary interiors and bright spacious of these gallery spaces are perfect venues for stylish parties, drinks receptions or product launches.
Our rates are exclusive of VAT and are for venue hire space only. We will work with you to build your event to include catering, audio-visual, event theming and experiences. This approach allows you to create a unique event for your guests with the help of our skilled events professionals.
Your venue hire fee includes:
- Exclusive use of National Galleries of Scotland venue hire space
- Hospitality & Events Officer to be your ‘in touch’ contact
- Flip chart, projector, water, paper and pens for meetings
Build your event with our events partners to add:
- Catering and bar hire
- Audio-visual special equipment
- Event dressing or theming
- Bespoke event experiences
Modern Two | Outside Space
If you are contemplating a large scale occasion and want to impress your guests, the outside parkland featuring modern sculptural artworks and wide open lawns is a spectacular location to host your event.
Capacity: Reception 500, Dinner 250
Rates: From £2000 (plus £500 per day set up/take down fee)
Modern One | Café and Terrace
The café and beautiful terrace and kitchen garden at Modern One are available to hire in the evenings for parties. This space is ideal for everything from summer barbeques and birthday parties to retirement dinners and buffets.
Capacity: Reception 80, Dinner 50
Modern Two | Great Hall
Formerly called the Dean Gallery, Modern Two is situated opposite Modern One and is the home to one of the most important Surrealist collections in the world, with artworks by the likes of Dalí, Picasso and Miró. The stunning double-height Great Hall is a wonderful space for drinks or dinners.
Capacity: Reception 80, Dinner 38
Modern Two | Gallery Space
The beautiful Gallery Space at Modern Two is available to hire in the evenings for parties. To be surrounded by such inspiring artworks makes for an enlightening experience.
Capacity: Reception 150
Modern Two | Boardroom
Take your meeting out of the office and host it in the inspirational surroundings of our Surrealist Collection. Host business meetings, networking events or presentations in our newly refurbished Boardroom.
Capacity: Boardroom 16
Availability: Daytime and evenings on occasion
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Located in Princes Street Gardens in the centre of the city, this grand neoclassical building designed by architect William Henry Playfair is our flagship venue for conferences, dinners and large receptions.
Receptions and dinners | Up to 400
Business meetings, conferences and lectures | Up to 190
Private parties | Up to 300
Rates: £800 to £3500+
This stunning gothic landmark with its impressive Great Hall mural featuring the greatest names in Scotland's history, is an impressive venue for exclusive receptions, dinners, experiences and scene setting.
Receptions and dinners | Up to 150
Business meetings, conferences and lectures | Up to 70
Private Parties | Up to 80
Rates: Up to £2250
Get in touch
Please get in touch with our team, to talk through your event ideas, arrange a site visit and request rates and options for catering, styling and experiences.
+44 (0)131 624 6216 or +44 (0)131 624 6481
100% of all profits support the National Galleries of Scotland