The Ghillie Dhu - Meeting Edinburgh
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The Ghillie Dhu

Sitting in the shadow of the Edinburgh Castle, we are located in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre close to many attractions, business facilities and the Haymarket Train Station (0.5 miles) making our beautiful venue  the ideal location for your meetings & events. 

The beautifully restored Auditorium located on the first floor at Ghillie Dhu is a breathtaking architectural setting ideally suited for a range of events, from an away day for 40 delegates to black tie dinner for 150 guests. The stunning vaulted ceiling and floor length windows of the auditorium make for a unique event space organised by a dedicated team of events coordinators to create a fully bespoke event.

If you are looking for an area to arrange in informal drinks, meetings or a celebration then our public bar area is the ideal space.

The raised area of our bar boasts an array of booths which can be booked for various numbers; Accommodating group dinners for 48 and features live music 7 days a week.  For more intimate semi private spaces we have two large snugs behind our main bar suitable for dining up to 12 guests or more if drinks only.   The snugs offer the perfect place to meet colleagues in an informal setting or to meet at the end of the day to discuss proceedings over dinner.

On top of our standard offering, our Coordinators can help organise additional elements for your event to help make it unforgettable. Live Ceilidh or Cover Bands, DJ’s, Piper, Hog Roast,

Carvery, Wine & Whisky Tastings, Burns Suppers, Scottish Dancers, Rugby hospitality & Cocktail masterclass.  We can also put you in touch with external suppliers to assist with decorations and more!


Beth Farquhar
2 Rutland Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2AD
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Meeting Rooms

Capacity by configuration Dimensions
Banquet Boardroom Cabaret Classroom Reception Theatre Area Height
Auditorium 150 106 300 180 230m2 6.8m
Public Bar (semi private) 48 60


Festive Party Packages

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Ghillie Dhu. We invite you to join us for tipples, dancing and just about anything else that will leave you filled with festive cheer.

Housed within a former church, The Ghillie Dhu is a spectacular location. Our high vaulted arch ceiling, draped with candlelit chandeliers in our award-winning auditorium is the perfect spot for your festive folly. Downstairs, our main bar area is known for its buzzing atmosphere, and the snugs are the perfect solution for a semi-private party, making it the perfect place to celebrate Christmas in the capital.

All that is left to do is to wish you a marvelous festive season and we hope to welcome you this year for an unforgettable celebration.

Hogmanay Hoolie
Bid farewell to 2019 in true Scots style join us for the ultimate city-center New Year’s shindig at the Hogmanay Hoolie. Includes: Canape on arrival, 6 course banquet, live ceilidh band and a glass of fizz to toast the New Year and a great view of the fireworks from the street.