Business meetings, conferences and lectures

Our team are here to help you create your event

From the point of enquiry to the derig of your event, our dedicated team of events professionals will work with you directly to meet your requirements.

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Our Services

Our rates are exclusive of VAT and are for venue hire space only. We will work with you to build your event to include catering, audio-visual, event theming and experiences. This approach allows you to create a unique event for your guests with the help of our skilled events professionals.

Your venue hire fee includes:

Exclusive use of National Galleries of Scotland venue hire space
Dedicated member of our team to be your 'in touch' contact
Full audio visual support in all our meeting spaces

Build your event with our events partners to add:

Catering and bar hire
Audio-visual special equipment
Event dressing or theming
Bespoke event experiences

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Networking and incentives in the most artistic spaces

Engage your clients and colleagues with our practical meeting and conference spaces set within stunning cultural landmarks in the centre of Edinburgh.

Our Spaces

Modern Two | Boardroom

Take your meeting out of the office and host it in the inspirational surroundings of our Surrealist Collection. Host business meetings, networking events or presentations in our newly refurbished Boardroom. 

Capacity: Boardroom 16
Rates: £450
Availability: Daytime and evenings on occasion

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National | Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

This stylish conference space is located in the heart of the National and has comfortable tiered seating, full audio-visual support onsite and is only five minutes walk from Waverley train station.

Capacity: Theatre 120-190
Rates: £800-£1650
Availability: Evenings and Weekends

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Portrait | A K Bell Room

This smart and accessible interior space for meetings, small seminars, presentations or away days is AV supported with a state of the art interactive white board system and full technical support included in your space hire.

Capacity: Classroom 40, Boardroom 18
Rates: £350
Availability: Daytime and evenings

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Your other events

Receptions and dinners

Meet with colleagues or friends to enjoy drinks and dine, in extraordinary surroundings, with catering by award-winning culinary experts located on site.

Venues: Modern One, Modern Two, National, Portrait
Capacity: Up to 500
Rates: Up to £3500

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Private parties

Hire our venue for your special private party with friends, family or associates, and ensure your retirement or momentous birthday is never forgotten.

Venues: Modern One, Modern Two, National, Portrait
Capacity: Up to 300
Rates: £250-£1000

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100% of all profits support the National Galleries of Scotland


Get in touch

Please get in touch with our team, to talk through your event ideas, arrange a site visit and request rates and options for catering, styling and experiences.

+44 (0)131 624 6216 or +44 (0)131 624 6481

[email protected]