In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed Edinburgh Castle with immediate effect.

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In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed Edinburgh Castle with immediate effect.

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View of the Queen Anne Room set up for a private event, long table has a purple them with silver goblets

Private events

Few settings can rival the drama of Edinburgh Castle, especially when lit up against the night sky. A piper’s welcome and flaming torches will greet your guests on arrival at the drawbridge, hinting at the magical evening that awaits them inside.

Plan a celebration for clients, contacts or colleagues in the heart of one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities. Edinburgh is easy to reach by air, rail or road, and has many excellent accommodation options. Our Events Team will work with you to create an evening that has as much impact for you as it does your guests.

We offer two superb banqueting packages to choose from, and you can also view sample menus and floor plans below. To discuss the finer details and make a booking, contact our Events Team – we look forward to your call.


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Interior of the Queen Anne Room set up for an evening dinner

Queen Anne Building

Dinner capacity: 120 guests

Reception capacity: 170 guests

Theatre capacity: 120 guests

This majestic venue in Crown Square is available in the evening for banqueting. Pre-dinner drinks can be held in the courtyard. Or, the whole building can be used for cocktail parties. A private viewing of the Scottish Crown Jewels is included in evening hire.

Blackout facilities and disabled access

Dimensions: Height 5.8m Length 27.8m Width 5.5m

Jacobite Room with a long table covered in green and gold ready for an evening dinner

Jacobite Room

Dinner capacity: 100 guests

Reception capacity: 250 guests

A contemporary, flexible venue for events and dinners. Guests can enjoy an aperitif in the adjoining Redcoat Room. Both rooms can be used together for a buffet or reception.

Jacobite Room hire offers superb views over Edinburgh, an exclusive viewing of the Scottish Crown Jewels, and the finest Scottish cuisine and entertainment.

Dimensions: Height 3.7m Length 19m Width 6.3m

Interior of the Gatehouse Suite set up for a dinner function

Gatehouse suite

Dinner capacity: 24 guests

Reception capacity: 40 guests

Theatre capacity: 24 guests

Meetings and seminars can be held in the intimate setting of these 19th-century rooms at the castle entrance.

Available to hire day and evening, this venue is a popular choice for small dinners, receptions and other special events.

Dimensions Height 3m Length 6.5m Width 5m

Main meeting room
Access to a private terrace with breathtaking views over Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills can be arranged

View from the esplanade to the castle at night floodlit and flambeaux lit

The whole castle

Ceremony capacity (drinks reception): 250-800 guests

Guests can have exclusive access to the Castle’s highlights including the Great Hall, the Royal Apartments, the Castle Vaults and the Scottish Crown Jewels.

Example Packages

Let our expert Events Team help you to design a menu especially for your occasion.


Events Team