Having a private soirée Edinburgh? We aim to collect information on the venues available for hire in the city.
A recent post on our Facebook page asking for current venues available for hire in Edinburgh led to a flurry of answers. It’s a question we often get emailed, but don’t always have the up to date answers to.
We intend to put together a list below of venues in Edinburgh, linked to their website, the capacity and the cost.
If you have a small venue for hire and would like to be included, please email us at info (@) edinburghspotlight.com with ‘venue’ in the subject field with the information required as per the bottom of this article.
If you know of somewhere that would like to be included, please encourage them to email us direct (and not on their behalf) with the venue information.
This article is intended for independent venues only, not large purpose-built wedding venues, or hotels with space for hire. We also can’t include restaurants, as every Edinburgh restaurant would probably accept a private party. Entries for cafes for out of hours use are welcome.
Fredericks Coffee House, 30 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2JR. They say “Exclusive use of cafe is free to hire in the evenings for up to 40 people as long as staffing costs are covered and food is supplied by us. Or you can pay for venue hire only, prices on application. BYOB.” No disabled access.
The Village, 16 South Fort Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 4DN. They say “Our lounge is available for a variety of events. A pa system is available for music. This is a warm and cosy room that is suitable for parties of little as 15 – 20 up to 65 people. A Traditional room with stone brick walls and a ever changing display of art. Please call for availability” Cost is £50 deposit, refundable on the night of the Event – Non Refundable within 7 days if cancelled. Disabled access but no designated disabled toilet.
Pulp Fiction, 41-43 Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AH. They say “A cozy bookstore, near the Usher Hall, with good acoustics, good for small standup, speaking, book launches, small concerts. Cafe may stay open for a minimum purchase.” Capacity – 20 with tables, 30 with just chairs, 40 standing. £40 to hire and venu is fully accessible including bathroom.
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9SU. They say “Lady Glenorchy’s Church, previously The Roxy Art House, had graced Edinburgh for 100 years with its beautiful spaces and central location. Now, run by Assembly, the team behind the one of the longest running Fringe venues, we plan to provide Edinburgh with a year round multi-functional arts space, with inspiring spaces to rent for theatrical, wedding, personal and corporate needs.” Costs start from £150. Main space fully accessible.
Cafe Musa, 16 North Bank Street, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 2LS. They say “We are centrally located just off the Royal Mile, Café by day and exclusive venue at night available for private hire, rates fully negotiable and catering available. From receptions up to 60 people and to full dinners up to 28 people.” BYOB, fully accessible including bathroom.
Information for venues wishing to be included
Please email us at info (@) edinburghspotlight.com and let us know:
- Your website (direct url to venue hire page if relevant)
- Venue address (this saves us looking it up on your website)
- How many people you can hold
- If the venue is accessible for disabled
- The cost of hiring venue (if any or minimum numbers before venue is free and/or minimum bar sales)
- 50 words about your venue (ready to cut and paste into article that sells yourself. Failure to do this, will result in non-listing).
We aim to submit your listing into the article within a day or two of receiving it. This article will remain on our front page for the next few weeks at least and be linked to via our social media channels. The order the listings come in, will be the order that they appear in the article, so the quicker you are, the higher you will appear on the page!
We may refuse your listing at our discretion if it’s not deemed appropriate for our readers.