Historic Environment Scotland shows why a historic venue can elevate your event.
For centuries the great halls of Scotland’s mighty castles have played host to a vast array of events. From hosting fantastic feasts and regal royals and even a siege or two, their storied halls ring with the echoes of our nation’s history and are imbued with a magnetic sense of grandeur.
When you chose a historic venue for your event, you’re getting so much more than just an event space.
Historic venues have a status that’s undeniable. They were built to be awe- inspiring and are richly decorated.
With striking architecture, breath-taking grandeur, and prominent locations they dominate the skyline and are sure to impress any guest. And with the weight of centuries of history, your event is sure to absorb some of the timeless ambience that only historic venues can create.
Old with new
When people think of historic, they generally think ‘old’. And while it’s true that historic venues have certainly had a past, make no mistake, old doesn’t mean outdated. Events can combine historic
grandeur with the power of modern technology to create versatile event spaces, and unlike standard conference spaces, historic venues offer a wide range of versatile rooms and outdoor spaces with distinct character that can be used for multiple purposes.
Take Stirling Castle for example, whose Great Hall can play host to medieval- style banquets and gala dinners or, for a twist on tradition, has transformed into a nightclub fit for a king! There’s also the Queen Anne Gardens, which can be transformed to suit your event. Whatever you plan, our events team can take your event from memorable to unforgettable.
Preserving the future
Historic venues have played host to feasts for centuries, and there’s no sign of that stopping any time soon! Whether it’s a piper-accompanied four-course dinner, or a drinks reception followed by a medieval feast, by choosing a historic venue for your event, not only are you getting the grandeur, atmosphere, and experience of history, but you’re also helping to protect and preserve that space for generations to come.
Historic Environment Scotland works tirelessly to preserve our national legacy and promote heritage for all. Whether that’s protecting sites against climate change, caring for our collections, or conserving our built environment.
Choosing a historic venue for your next event might seem like a break from tradition, but when you step into history, you will be part of a legendary legacy and provide your delegates with an inimitable evening that is sure to go down in history!