Venue Hire | Modern One and Two

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 bright contemporary interiors and spacious outside areas are perfect venues for stylish parties, drinks receptions or product launches.

Our Services

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

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 £3500
Availability: Evenings

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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 60, Dinner 50
Rates: £500
Availability: Evenings

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Modern Two | Great Hall

Formerly called the Dean Gallery, Modern Two is situated opposite Modern One. The stunning double-height Great Hall is a wonderful space for drinks or dinners.

Capacity: Reception 60, Dinner 38
Rates: From £950
Availability: Evenings

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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
Rates: £950
Availability: Evenings

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Modern Two | Boardroom

Take your meeting out of the office and host it in the inspirational surroundings of our temporary exhibitions. Host business meetings, networking events or presentations in our newly refurbished Boardroom. 

Capacity: Boardroom 16
Rates: £450
Availability: Daytime and evenings on occasion

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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

[email protected]



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