Scottish National Gallery

Situated in the very heart of Edinburgh, the Scottish National Gallery is one of the most prestigious venues for events. This central site comprises 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.

Spaces available

    • Receptions up to 600
    • Dinner up to 250

    Scottish National Gallery

    This splendid gallery venue is available for dinners, receptions and exclusive private views. Guests can enjoy champagne, cocktails and canapés in wonderful surroundings, plus an exclusive private view of the Gallery’s treasured art collection in the company of an expert curator.

    Alternatively dine amidst some the world’s most outstanding works of art, from Rembrandt and Raphael to Vermeer and Velazquez. Dinners can be seated on round tables for up to 250 or for the real wow factor on one long table seating up to 160. For smaller more intimate dining, the beautiful Impressionist Rooms are also available.

    • Conference up to 120
    • Lunch up to 120

    Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

    This stylish conference space is located in the heart of the Scottish National Gallery site and has comfortable tiered seating for up to 200, full AV support onsite and is only 5 minutes walk from the train station. It can be used for a variety of events, such as film screenings, seminars or award ceremonies.

    Delegate registration and pre- or post-refreshments can take place in the bright and spacious concourse or the Scottish Café and Restaurant with its breathtaking views over East Princes Street Gardens. This unique conference venue is a smart professional space in a culturally inspiring setting.

Other spaces are available, as per the table below. Please contact us for further information.

Capacities at a glance

Spaces Reception Dinner Conference Lunch
Scottish National Gallery 600 250 - -
Impressionist Room - 40 - -
Scottish National Gallery and Royal Scottish Academy Building combined 800 - - -
Entire Scottish National Gallery 1000 - - -
Hawthornden Lecture Theatre - - 120 120
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant 300 250 - -