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The Merchants’ Hall

The Merchants’ Hall

This beautiful venue offers a unique and exquisite backdrop for your event. The Merchants’ Hall in the heart of Edinburgh boasts fabulous domed ceilings, intricate plasterwork and with panels, pillars and portraits adorning each of the rooms, a rich and opulent setting is created here, perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions, parties and corporate events.

This historic venue offers a range of rooms full of character which may be used to create any event. The Hall, featuring artwork and sculptures can accommodate up to 200 guests for a reception or 150 theatre-style. It is naturally lit from its beautiful domed ceiling and at night creates an unforgettable atmosphere with its coloured mood lighting. Additional spaces include The Court Room and Crush Hall which can be used as catering or break out spaces. Wi-Fi is available throughout and included in the hire price are a range of equipment from tables and chairs to microphones and PA systems. Caterers can be brought in plus the team here can manage cloakrooms and concierge if needed.

Located only 5 minutes from Waverley Train Station it is easily accessible and being in the heart of Edinburgh, hotels and other attractions are within minutes of the venue. The team are on hand to answer any queries you any have and will assist you to create an event here your guests will never forget!

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Venue The Merchants’ Hall
Capacity 200 guests
Address 22 Hanover Street
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Function Rooms & Event Spaces (3)

The Hall - The Merchants’ Hall

The Hall

  • Max Capacity: 200
  • Full Details

    The Hall, has a magnificent dome ceiling, providing an exceptional atmosphere in which to host corporate or private events. Carefully restored, the Hall is ornately panelled and pillared, adorned with plaster work friezes and decorated with portraits and sculptures of the Company's illustrious founders and benefactors, and combines the charm of a minstrels' gallery with modern sound systems


    • Reception: 200
    • Theatre: 150
    • Banqueting: 150
    • Dinner & Dance: 100
    • Cabaret: 80
    • Classroom: 60
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The Court Room - The Merchants’ Hall

The Court Room

  • Max Capacity: 80
  • Full Details

    A mahogany panelled room, a suitable and impressive setting for private dining, receptions and meetings. Portraits by Allan Ramsay and Raeburn hang on rich crimson walls and the magnificently carved chimney-piece makes a distinctive focal point


    • Reception: 80
    • Theatre: 40
    • Banqueting: 50
    • Cabaret: 30
    • Boardroom: 24
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The Crush Hall - The Merchants’ Hall

The Crush Hall

  • Max Capacity: 40

Venue Features (11)

  • AV Equipment
  • Disability Access
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Smoking Area
  • Wedding License
  • Wi-Fi Access