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Assembly Rooms Edinburgh

The spectacular Assembly Rooms Edinburgh is one of Edinburgh’s largest multi-purpose event spaces, guaranteed to inspire and impress

A unique historic venue, Assembly Rooms is perfect for any occasion, from conferences, dinners and performances to exhibitions, seminars and weddings. The rooms are lit by magnificent chandeliers on lofty ceilings, with stunning gold leaf detail highlighting the building’s period features. Following an extensive £9.3 million refurbishment in 2011/2012, modern services – including climate control, WiFi throughout, and ‘plug and play’ sound systems – have been discreetly incorporated into the building, preserving the authenticity of the Georgian surroundings. Along with the breathtaking setting, a panel of first-class caterers is on hand to ensure mouth-watering and memorable menus, tailored and themed to individual budgets.

For more than two centuries, Assembly Rooms has welcomed both monarchy and celebrity royalty through its doors and has played its part in world wars and the celebration of artistic excellence. Today, the iconic building provides flexible spaces that can cater for events from 10 to 750. The Music Hall and Ballroom are the largest and most dramatic spaces, with capacity for up to 750 in the Music Hall alone. A further nine rooms, catering 10 boardroom-style up to receptions for 120 in the Under Balcony Bar are also available. The four opulent rooms on the first floor are accessible by two staircases, with a large internal lift for increased accessibility.

First opened in 1787, the Georgian A-listed building has a fascinating history and has always played an important part in Edinburgh’s cultural, commercial and business life. Set in the heart of the city centre, Assembly Rooms is the most important building of its type surviving in the UK, thanks to the quality of its architecture and contribution to the social history of Edinburgh.

City Centre

0.5 Miles


54 George Street

Venue Details

Maximum capacities

  • Theatre 750
  • Classroom 270
  • Banquet 430
  • Reception 600
  • Boardroom 20

General information

  • Disabled Access Yes
  • Outdoor Grounds No
  • WiFi Yes
  • Parking No


  • WINNER of the Conservation/Regeneration Award
  • Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards (2013)
  • WINNER of the Commercial Property Award and Highly Commended for Community Benefit
  • Highly Commended for Public Buildings and Spaces
  • Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Awards (2013)


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