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Venues for Hire in Edinburgh

Surely one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, why wouldn’t you want to hold your event here? Edinburgh has an old town and a new town, so we have some very contrasting venues to show you; there are 33 venues to choose from within 13.1 miles of the city centre, with a maximum capacity of 12,000 people.

If you’re planning a large scale exhibition, product launch or conference, you might opt for a purpose built conference centre; for an AGM, awards presentation or training day a modern hotel might suit you. For social events to remember there are sumptuous historic hotels, striking halls, assembly rooms, country houses, even a museum, and for the ultimate fairytale wedding we have botanic gardens and a centuries old castle. If finding the perfect venue is a daunting task, just use our 'Ask the Experts' service, and let us do the searching for you.

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Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Show Hilton Edinburgh Carlton on a map Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1SD

If you’re looking for a stunning venue right in the heart of Edinburgh for a memorable corporate event, you really should look at this! With imposing Victoria…

  • Distance: 0.17 Miles
  • Max: 250 guests
  • Packages: 1
The Glasshouse Hotel

The Glasshouse Hotel

Show The Glasshouse Hotel on a map Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 3AA

In 2003 the Victorian Lady Glenorchy church was converted into the fabulous 5 star Glasshouse hotel. Boasting a stunning two-acre roof top garden and views acro…

  • Distance: 0.26 Miles
  • Max: 110 guests
  • Packages: 2
The Merchants’ Hall

The Merchants’ Hall

Show The Merchants’ Hall on a map Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 2EP

Merchants’ Hall is a beautiful A-listed building in the heart of Edinburgh's city centre, and the head-quarters of one of Edinburgh's oldest and most presti…

  • Distance: 0.35 Miles
  • Max: 150 guests
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Show Macdonald Holyrood Hotel on a map Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 8AU

Set in Edinburgh's historic old town, this events and meetings venue and hotel has all the convenience of being in the city centre and has a self-contained conf…

  • Distance: 0.43 Miles
  • Max: 200 guests
  • Packages: 3
Surgeons' Hall

Surgeons' Hall

Show Surgeons' Hall on a map Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 9DW

Located on the campus of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Surgeons' Hall contains a range of flexible venues divided into four distinct areas - Play…

  • Distance: 0.47 Miles
  • Max: 300 guests
  • Packages: 3
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Edinburgh: The beautiful capital of Scotland…

City of Edinburgh Venues

Undeniably beautiful, Edinburgh has a medieval old town, and a Georgian new town; up above on the hill is Edinburgh Castle, where the Scottish crown jewels are kept. What a colourful city this is, one of vibrancy and pep; there’s a certain whirl, an excitement that makes it unique, served by two railway stations, an airport and an extensive road network. Maybe it’s all the goings-on, events like the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Edinburgh has 6 main districts set around a city centre packed with shops, art galleries and museums, parks, and places to eat. Modern buildings stand cheek by jowl with some impressive Georgian and Victorian architecture - the elegant Merchant’s Hall, the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, and the Glasshouse Hotel with its 2 acre roof top garden.

In the old town, Grassmarket has a grisly past, originally where public executions took place, then a cattle/horse market. You’d never know when you’re here amidst the hustle and bustle, the eclectic bars and independent shops; it’s very relaxed these days.

The Royal Mile is the historic heart of the city and is where Scottish Parliament is, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the law courts, as well as the famous castle, St Giles Cathedral. Parts of the West End have quite a bohemian feel with one-off shops, artisan eateries and multifarious bars. This district is home to BT Murrayfield Stadium, much revered home of Scottish rugby, and it’s where the former Caledonian Railway Hotel stands, under its new guise as the Waldorf Astoria.

Waterfront Leith is the old maritime centre of Edinburgh; it’s where the Royal Yacht Britannia is docked and it really doesn’t look out of place among the redeveloped warehouses that are now curios shops, cafes and bars. Stockbridge is where the cool cats hang out - artists, writers musicians and the like. It’s a lovely area, at the bottom of the New Town, stretching down to the verdurous Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Site of the National Museum of Scotland, Southside has more of a villagey feel, with quirky boutiques and smaller shops; there’s a very convivial air, possibly because lots of the residents are students and they all know each other. Southside is home to the University of Edinburgh, which has beautiful grounds and some very striking venues including the McEwan Hall, and the Surgeons Hall.