Hire The Merchants' Hall

The Merchants’ Hall in Edinburgh was built in the nineteenth century to reflect values that are still associated with Scotlands’ capital city : integrity, acumen and accomplishment. Situated in the very heart of the city, The Merchants’ Hall is one of Scotland’s more discreet treasures where the best of Art and Architecture have combined to create a building of grace and distinction.  This truly magnificent venue is now available for use by those who wish to enjoy the beauty and prestige of The Merchants’ Hall for weddings, corporate or private events.

The Hall

The Hall, with its magnificent domed ceiling, has been carefully restored, with ornate panels and pillars, adorned with plaster work friezes and is decorated with portraits and sculptures and combines the charm of the Minstrels’ Gallery with modern sound systems.

Capacities – The Hall:
Reception 200
Dinner 150
Dinner/Dance 80 – 150 (depending on set-up)
Theatre Style (no catering) 150
Theatre Style (catering in The Hall) 100
Theatre Style (catering in The Crush Hall) 120
Cabaret (catering in The Hall) 80
Cabaret (catering in The Crush Hall) 96

The Court Room

The mahogany-panelled Court Room is an impressive setting for private dining, receptions and meetings. Portraits by Allan Ramsay and Raeburn hang on rich crimson walls and the magnificently carved chimney-piece makes a distinctive focal point.

Capacities – The Court Room:
Dinner – Ovals 40
Dinner – Court Table (straight) 21
Dinner – Court Table (diagonally) 29
Reception 60
Standing Buffet 50
Theatre Style 40
Board Room 26

The Crush Hall

The Crush Hall, included with the Court Room, makes an ideal space for coffee, drinks or buffet lunches. With fascinating portraits and Merchant Company treasures displayed around the room, it is a fabulous setting for any style of reception.

Capacities – The Court Room & Crush Hall combined:
Reception 120-150 (depending on set-up)
Standing Buffet 120


The Merchants’ Hall offers a list of preferred caterers. We would be delighted to assist you with your requirements. For more information please contact the events team on 0131 225 7202 option 2 or email enquiries@mcoe.org.uk.