Corporate gala dinner - Ramsay Room at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Drinks and canapes reception at the Great Hall within the Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Scottish National Portrait Gallery - event venue in the city centre of Edinburgh
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Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen Street

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+44 (0)330 1233 885

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7.4 miles


Edinburgh Waverley - 0.3 miles

This beautiful neo-gothic gallery reopened in December 2011 after an extensive refurbishment, and is now increasingly in demand as one of Edinburgh’s most striking event venues. With its stained glass windows, incredible astrological ceiling, painted murals and gothic architecture, the Portrait Gallery displays key famous Scots from royals and rebels to poets and film stars, heroes and villains.


Great Hall and Ambulatory

The rich and atmospheric Great Hall is a unique space for large-scale events. Beautifully lit, it provides a dramatic backdrop for evening cocktail receptions and private views. Guests can view the exquisite painted frieze which charts key Scots in history and the intricately painted murals around the balcony. Both the Great Hall and Balcony are suitable for drinks and/or dinners.


Ramsay Room

The Ramsay Room is the principal space for dinners in the gallery and can accommodate 120 seated at round tables, amidst Scotland’s key figures. Used in conjunction with the Great Hall, guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks whilst viewing some of the gallery’s art collection, before taking their seats for dinner in the sumptuous Ramsay Room, surrounded by the gallery’s 18th Century masterpieces.


A K Bell Room

The smart and stylish AK Bell seminar room is a new location for meetings, small seminars, presentations or away days. With seating for 40 theatre style and AV equipment such as a state-of-the-art interactive white board system and full technical support, the AK Bell is an adaptable space right in the heart of Edinburgh. A unique alternative to the usual meeting space and perfectly located on the ground floor of the beautifully restored and refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery.


Robertson Room

This spacious and accessible gallery space on the ground level of the Portrait is conveniently located in the center of Edinburgh, near St Andrews Square. Adjacent to this space is the AK Bell Room, which can be used as a breakout or green room. The Robertson Room is perfect for hosting large drink receptions, talk events, dinners, or larger scale workshops.


Theatre Classroom Dining Reception Boardroom Cabaret Area Ceiling Height
Great Hall and Ambulatory 50 150
Ramsay Room 120
AK Bell Seminar Room 40 18
Robertson Room 100 100 100
Café Portrait (evening) 80
The Snug (evening) 20