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The Royal Yacht Britannia (Exclusive Evening Events)

For over 40 years, The Royal Yacht Britannia played host to kings and queens, prime ministers, presidents and celebrities. 

Now you can host an exclusive dinner for up to 196 guests or a drinks reception for up to 500 people. Intimate tasting experiences for up to our Officers' Wardroom can be held for up to 16 guests.

As the Queen's former floating royal residence, you will find the same high standards today as when Britannia was in Royal service. Days of preparation go into every event. Everything is considered, down to the smallest detail; from fresh flowers to the finest crystal, gleaming silver cutlery to personalised menus, embossed with Britannia's unmistakable gold crest.

Our in-house culinary team is led by Executive Chef, Mark Alston, and the exquisite cuisine is all prepared on board in the original Royal Galleys, using only the finest, seasonal ingredients.

We are here to help you get the very best from your event. Our experienced Events team will look after every detail for you, from the personalised invitations to the after-dinner entertainment.

Plan your event of a lifetime aboard one of the most luxurious venues in the world.


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Meeting Rooms

Capacity by configuration Dimensions
Banquet Boardroom Cabaret Classroom Reception Theatre Area Height
Combined State Apartments and Royal Deck 196 450
Officers' Wardroom 16 97m2 2.5m
Royal Deck 80 160 177m2 3.2m
State Dining Room 96 38 170 164m2 3.0m
State Drawing Room 120 82m2 3.0m

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The Royal Yacht Britannia (Attraction)

Now berthed in Edinburgh, The Royal Yacht Britannia, is one of the UK's top 10 attractions (TripAdvisor 2017). Follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences. more details…


Magical Christmas Private Tours aboard Britannia

A Christmas private tour aboard Britannia is an unforgettable experience. The Royal Yacht is a magical venue with its own special ambience, a stunning 30ft Christmas tree on the quayside and beautiful decorations adorning the State Apartments.

After being welcomed aboard via The Royal Brow, an entrance previously reserved for The Queen and Royal Family, your private tour will begin. You’ll step inside the Admiral’s Cabin, view the Honeymoon Suite and visit the State Dining Room, where world leaders and celebrities were wined and dined. Guests can also enjoy a glass of our festive Champagne.

Evening tours are available between 17.30 – 19.00 and private early morning tours can also be arranged (both subject to availability).

Christmas Evening Events aboard Britannia

Britannia is a magical venue during the festive season and is a stunning setting for dinners and evening receptions, for either a corporate celebration or private occasion. Imagine celebrating an evening with friends or colleagues aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia where kings and queens, world leaders and celebrities were once entertained.

A red carpet welcome awaits as guests are piped aboard via the Royal Brow, an entrance previously reserved for The Queen and the Royal Family. All options include a highlights tour of Britannia giving guests a unique insight into life aboard this most famous vessel. With festive touches throughout the ship, an evening aboard Britannia is truly an event of a lifetime.

Head to our website for more information about our luxury Christmas event options.