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The National Galleries of Scotland comprises three magnificent galleries in the very heart of Edinburgh, each home to the Nation’s world-renowned collection of art and all available to hire for special events.

Whether a grand cocktail reception or intimate dinner, a stylish conference or unique product launch, we deliver a bespoke events experience to the highest of standards which remains memorable with guests long after the event.

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery Cafe Great Hall

Gallery Venues

  • National

    Centrally located, a flagship venue for cocktail receptions, dinners and conferences.

  • Modern

    Stylish neo-classical venues for smart evening events with extensive parkland grounds.

  • Portrait

    Wine and dine in this Gothic landmark amidst the greatest names in Scotland’s history.


Event Types

  • Dinner

    Small informal dining or large scale banquets surrounded by Scotland’s greatest collection of art.

  • Reception

    Exclusive private views of exhibitions, and cocktails and canapés for up to 1000 guests.

  • Meeting/Conference

    A variety of smart and flexible meeting spaces, across the city centre, for up to 200 delegates.

  • Private Parties

    For birthday parties, retirement dinners, evening wedding celebrations or family gatherings.

  • Marquees

    Sweeping driveways and beautiful parkland grounds providing the perfect backdrop for outdoor events.