Venues available for hire

The castle is a hugely prestigious place to hold an event which guests or delegates will talk about for years to come.

Three venues are available. The facilities are excellent, so is the cuisine and we provide packages to suit many different needs and the castle is also very easy to reach.

And there are some things which are simply not available anywhere else, like private viewings of Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny.

The entire castle can also be hired for exclusive evening events.

Queen Anne Building

A majestic venue in Crown Square, right at the heart of the castle.

It 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
  • Disabled access

Capacity and dimensions:

  • Dinner 120
  • Reception 170
  • Theatre 120
  • Dimensions Height 5.8m Length 27.8m Width 5.5m

Jacobite Room

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.

Capacity and dimensions:

  • Dinner 100
  • Reception 250
  • Dimensions Height 3.7m Length 19m Width 6.3m

Gatehouse Suite

These 19th-century rooms offer a luxurious setting for small meetings and seminars. The suite is available during the day and also popular for small dinners, receptions and whisky tastings.


  • Main meeting room with breakout room
  • Private terrace with views over Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills

Capacity and dimensions:

  • Dinner 20
  • Reception 40
  • Theatre 28
  • Dimensions Height 3m Length 6.5m Width 5m

Contact us:

Email: Corporate Events:
Tel: +44 (0)131 668 8686