Private Parties

The Merchants’ Hall is a fantastic venue for private parties, dinners and receptions of all shapes and sizes. This rich and opulent building with its fascinating history is the perfect backdrop for your party and is sure to wow your guests. The Merchants’ Hall team pride themselves in the warm and friendly atmosphere created here at the venue and look forward to working with you to create a party to remember!

The Hall itself is a stunning back drop for larger Dinners of up to 150 guests, with its’ fabulous domed ceiling and Minstrels’ Gallery. If the weather is good we can adorn our grand entrance with a complimentary red carpet for your guests’ arrival. Champagne receptions can be held in the fantastic Court Room upstairs and we can re-set The Hall after your meal for a ceilidh or dance whilst you and your guests relax and have coffee or a drink upstairs.

The venue is also ideal for drinks receptions and charity events and can cater for up to 200 guests in a reception style. The Minstrels’ Gallery can be used should you wish to accompany your event with live music and is also an ideal location to take birds eye view photographs of your party.

We also often host Anniversaries, Birthdays and family celebrations in both The Hall and The Court Room for smaller gatherings. The venue can be hired exclusively so that you and your loved ones really do have the place to yourselves. We also have a fantastic list of approved caterers that can be found here who can give you lots of advice about all of your catering requirements and will be delighted to assist you further.

Being in the centre of Edinburgh we are surrounded by fantastic hotels just a short walk away. We are also perfectly located for guests coming from further afield with Waverley Train Station just a 5 minute walk and Edinburgh’s main bus routes and taxi rank just seconds away.

Should you like to find out more about holding your private party here at The Merchants’ Hall, please do get in touch here And we will be delighted to give you further information.