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The Merchants' Hall

Situated in the very heart of the City, The Merchants' Hall is one of Scotland’s more discreet treasures where the best of Art and Architecture have combined to create a building of grace and distinction which includes a Minstrels' Gallery

The Hall is owned by The Edinburgh Merchant Company and, until recently, it was used exclusively by The Company’s Members. Now, this truly magnificent venue is available for use by those who wish to enjoy the beauty and prestige of The Merchants’ Hall for corporate or private events.

You may choose from a selection of catering professionals, each of whom has a specific expertise to guarantee that superb cuisine will enhance your special occasion.

The accommodation is flexible with The Hall, The Court Room and The Crush Hall being available in any combination to suit the size of your meeting, seminar or presentation. The Merchants’ Hall offers prestige surroundings for delegates who can meet around a large oak table in the Court Room but is equally as impressive when hosting a corporate event for 200 in The Hall.

When entertaining smaller groups, we recommend the use of The Court Room. This bright and airy room where portraits by Raeburn and Ramsay hang on crimson walls glows with heritage, integrity and graciousness.

Situated on the first floor with views of Edinburgh’s famous Princes Street and up to St. Giles Cathedral, The Court Room is suitable for private lunches and dinners for up to 50 people. It also provides an excellent venue for board meetings and seminars.

In 1995 the main Hall was painstakingly restored to preserve and highlight its ornate panels, pillars and plasterwork. More than 500 years are celebrated in sculpture and painting but this is no museum. The Merchants’ Hall resonates with Edinburgh’s vigour and success and these qualities still lend a very specific energy to events within its walls.

City Centre

0.4 Miles


The Merchants' Hall
22 Hanover Street

Venue Details

Maximum capacities

  • Theatre 150
  • Classroom 60
  • Banquet 150
  • Reception 200
  • Boardroom 24

General information

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