- Receptions up to 250
- Dinner up to 50
Great Hall and Ambulatory
The rich and atmospheric Great Hall with its beautiful stained glass windows and astrological ceiling is a unique space for events. This beautifully lit space provides a dramatic backdrop for evening cocktail receptions and private views. Guests can view the exquisite painted frieze which charts key Scots in history and the intricately painted murals around the balcony. Both the Great Hall and Balcony are suitable for drinks and/or dinners.
- Dinner up to 120
The Ramsay Room is the principal space for dinners in the gallery and can accommodate 120 seated at round tables, amidst Scotland’s key figures. Used in conjunction with the Great Hall, guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks whilst viewing the some of the gallery’s art collection, before taking their seats for dinner in the sumptuous Ramsay Room, surrounded by the gallery’s 18th Century masterpieces.
- Conference up to 40
- Lunch up to 20
AK Bell Seminar Room
The smart and stylish AK Bell seminar room is a new location for meetings, small seminars, presentations or away days. With seating for 40 theatre style and AV equipment such as a state-of-the-art interactive white board system and full technical support, the AK Bell is an adaptable space right in the heart of Edinburgh. A unique alternative to the usual meeting space and perfectly located on the ground floor of the beautifully restored and refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Other spaces are available, as per the table below. Please contact us for further information.
Capacities at a glance
|Great Hall and Ambulatory||250||50||-||-|
|AK Bell Seminar Room||-||-||40||20|
|Cafe Portrait (Evening)||-||80||-||-|
|The Snug (Evening)||-||20||-||-|