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
Dedicated member of our team to be your 'in touch' contact
Full audio visual support in all our meeting spaces
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 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
National | The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant
Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens, The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant is available for exclusive evening events catered by restaurateurs Victor & Carina Contini. 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)
Portrait | Café
This vast space flanked by portraits of Scotland's contemporary icons is transformed from a cafe by day to an impressive setting for special night time events.
Capacity: Reception 80, Dinner 80
Portrait | The Library & Print Room
The intriguing library room can be hired for very special dinner or intimate drinks receptions. For an entertaining evening inspired by a thought-provoking interior with its own story to tell, this space is perfect for bespoke event experiences.
Capacity: Reception 30, Dinner 12
Enquire about an event
Your other events
Receptions and dinners
Meet with colleagues or friends to enjoy drinks and dine, in extraordinary surroundings, with catering by award-winning culinary experts located on site.
Venues: Modern One, Modern Two, National, Portrait
Capacity: Up to 500
Rates: Up to £3500
Business meetings, conferences and lectures
Inspire your delegates with a business event at Scotland’s national art venues, and enhance their experience with the most artistic incentives.
Venues: Modern Two, National, Portrait
Capacity: Up to 190
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
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