Place Category: Conference Venues
Welcome to one of Edinburgh City Centre’s largest and most impressive multi-purpose unique event spaces, perfect for any occasion from conferences, dinners and performances to exhibitions, seminars and weddings.
Timeless elegance and beauty combine with everything you would expect from the most modern of venues: enormous crystal chandeliers, gleaming gold leaf and giant gilt mirrors reflect the history and tradition of the building, while the very latest technology has been discreetly incorporated following an extensive restoration.
Large events need large spaces, and delegates at conferences and visitors to exhibitions come to be inspired. Our Music Hall and Ballroom, either together or separately provide the ideal environment for both. Large unbroken spaces bathed in natural light provide breathtaking surroundings with all the modern facilities event organisers are looking for.
Versatility is the keyword and we offer a range of layouts and seating options. Our Music Hall in particular is highly flexible, with fixed and mobile retractable bleacher seats, 185 permanent seats in the balcony, and matching flat floor seating giving a maximum capacity for 750. The Ballroom is an exceptionally elegant room that can also be adapted for a multitude of purposes – theatre style for conferences or plenary sessions, catwalk for presentations, or flat floor to house large exhibitions.
With both rooms on the same level, separated by the Crush Hall which is available as a reception and registration area, they can be hired together for free flowing integrated events. The Ballroom also features drawing rooms at each end, giving additional breakout space, or to host receptions and catering areas.
Our professional facilities team is always on hand to work in partnership with organisers, ensuring every need is catered for, and working hard to deliver successful and memorable events.
Set in a convenient city centre location, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh is easily accessible, with good rail and air links, excellent public transport and both on-street and long-stay parking nearby.