Situated in the very heart of Edinburgh, the Scottish National Gallery is one of the most prestigious venues for events. This central site comprises of two grand classical buildings; the Scottish National Gallery, which houses Scotland's greatest collection of art, and the Royal Scottish Academy, which mounts international blockbuster exhibitions.
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
National | Gallery Space
This splendid gallery venue is available for dinners, receptions and exclusive private views. Guests can enjoy champagne, drinks and canapés in wonderful surroundings. Surprise your guests with an additional exclusive private view of the Gallery's treasured art collection in the company of an art expert.
Capacity: Reception 400
Availability: Early 2021
National | The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant
Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens, The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant by Contini is available for exclusive evening events. The restaurant can be transformed into a stunning event space with views overlooking the beautifully lit gardens.
Capacity: Reception 300, Dinner 250
Rates: FREE (minimum catering spend)
Availability: Evenings (excluding January to April 2019)
National | Royal Scottish Academy Gallery Space
This space can be hired during summer exhibitions, and so includes an exclusive viewing of the artworks as well as a curator's introduction. Guests arrive through the majestic Princes Street entrance and ascend to the Sculpture Hall for the reception.
Capacity: Reception 100
Availability: Evenings on occasion
National | Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
This stylish conference space is located in the heart of the Scottish National Gallery and has comfortable tiered seating, full audio-visual support onsite and is only five minutes walk from Waverley train station.
Capacity: Theatre 120-190
Availability: Day and Evening
Frequently asked questions
This stylish neoclassical venue set in extensive parkland grounds, accommodates everything from smart private parties to large marquee receptions on the lawn.
Receptions and dinners | Up to 80
Private parties | Up to 80
Rates: From £250
This venue with its own intriguing history as a post-war orphanage prior to being an art gallery is suited to smaller meetings, receptions and dinners and for those seeking bespoke event experiences.
Receptions and dinners | Up to 150 (500 using Outside Space)
Business meetings, conferences and lectures | Up to 16
Private parties | Up to 80
Rates: £450-£950 (from £2000 for Outside Space)
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 200
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 6239
100% of all profits support the National Galleries of Scotland