Venue Hire | Events Partners

Our world-class venue hire, in the grandest spaces in Edinburgh, are greatly enhanced by the high standard of hospitality and design offered by our professional events partners. From locally sourced food and drink to atmospheric lighting and spectacular floral arrangements, you have the opportunity to access the best the industry has to offer when you build your event with us.

Our Preferred Caterers

Selected and approved for their outstanding attention to food quality, sustainability and contemporary flavour, our preferred caterers are from Edinburgh and located on site at the National Galleries of Scotland. They have implicit knowledge of the spaces we hire, and with the help of our team will prepare a menu for your guests that will match the finery of their surroundings.


Contini are award-winning sustainable caterers who are defined by their family values. From Carina Contini’s Scottish recipes and Victor Contini’s renowned welcome, their focus on heritage and warm hospitality is represented in the outstanding food and drink they bring to your table.

Catering at National. Exclusive to The Scottish Café and Restaurant and Hawthornden Lecture Theatre.

Email [email protected] for sample menu proposals. Prices start at £27pp.

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Heritage Portfolio

Heritage Portfolio are self-confessed foodies with creative flair. Their expert team pride themselves on their ability to source seasonal ingredients and present fresh and stylish dishes for our cafés and venue hire events. 

Catering at National, Portrait, Modern One and Modern Two.

Email [email protected] for sample menu proposals. Prices start at £27pp.

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Our Approved Caterers


We understand that when you hire our spaces, you will want to be creative when you build your event and that this requires an element of choice. So in addition to our fabulous caterers based on site, we have identified an approved list of caterers who can also provide quotations based on your culinary requirements.

Other Event Designers


When you build your event with us, in addition to the venue space hire and catering, our team can advise on the additional elements that will bring your event alive for your guests. From event planning, filming, flowers and entertainment, our approved list of events partners include professionals with established reputations and who know our venues well.


100% of all profits support the National Galleries of Scotland