- Event Size
- 1 - 1000+
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh offers a wide range of conference and events spaces depending on your needs. Set in over 70 acres of world class botanical heritage and embracing vintage and modern first class facilities across the world's second oldest botanical garden and leading centre of excellence in plant research and habitat preservation.
Voted Scotland's most sustainable building in 2011, The John Hope Gateway overlooks the biodiversity garden and beautifully managed landscapes close to the Garden's west gate. The light and fresh160 seat restaurant building opens onto a wide decked area making it the perfect space for summer BBQ's, corporate events and gala dinners.
The David Douglas Room is a bright, modern and sympathetic to its natural surroundings, a truly unique smaller meeting room or private dining space.
The Caledonian Hall, built originally as the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society's herbarium, a charming old building with a sophisticated but relaxed air is perfect for hosting events and meetings. With access to an outdoor patio area and the year round pavilion you can make the most of being at the Botanics with views over the rock garden and waterfall. The pavilion can be used as a breakout room or additional reception space.
The Terrace Café has recently undergone a major refurbishment and is now available for evening hire for more informal events for up to 80 people. With access to outdoor space the real highlight of this space is the views over the iconic Edinburgh skyline taking in the Castle and Arthur's Seat.
For conference and meetings we can now offer for the first time our state of the art tiered lecture theatre with capacity for up to 200 people. The auditorium sits in a quiet area of the Gardens and is ideal for meetings and conference with exhibition or catering space in the adjacent room.
|Capacity by configuration||Dimensions|
|David Douglas Room||40||20||24||24||40||40||70m2|
|Inverleith Lawn Marquee Site||500||1000||900m2|
|John Hope Gateway Ground Floor||120||300|
|John Hope Gateway Restaurant Area||250||120||650||400m2|
This Christmas relax and let the staff at the Royal Botanic Gardens take care of all your needs. Our 5 star venue helps create a unique experience that will last long into the New Year.
Packages available from £55 per person ex VAT
3 Course Dinner
1/2 Bottle of Wine per person
*In the Caledonian Hall for minimum numbers of 60 people
*In the John Hope Gateway for minimum numbers of 150 people
Celebrate the biggest night of the year in the heart of the city with a sumptuous five-course dinner at the John Hope Gateway Restaurant. After dinner you can dance the night away before we bring in the New Year with a toast and an outstanding view of the Castle fireworks. Please call 0131 552 1974 for more details and availability!