Private Parties

Some of the Galleries' prestigious venues can be used for private parties, such as retirement dinners, special birthdays and family get togethers, after the galleries close to the public.

Spaces available


At the heart of the Scottish National Gallery is the smart and elegant Scottish Café and Restaurant, which can be transformed into a stunning evening events space.

Spaces Reception Dinner Conference Lunch
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant 300 250 - -


Café Modern One with its beautiful terrace and garden, can hold up to 80 for drinks receptions or 50 for dinner. From summer cocktails on the garden terrace and birthday parties to retirement dinners and buffets, this is a special setting for private events at the Modern Art Gallery.

Spaces Reception Dinner Conference Lunch
Café Modern One (Evening) 80 50 - -
Marquee Modern One 300 120 - -
Marquee Modern Two 1000 500 - -


Brand new city centre options at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Beautiful designed flexible café spaces which can be used in the evenings for small private meetings or exclusive dining experiences.

Spaces Reception Dinner Conference Lunch
Cafe Portrait (Evening) - 80 - -
The Snug (Evening) - 20 - -

Venue hire event types