Welcome to one of Edinburgh City Centre's largest and most impressive multi-purpose unique event spaces, perfect for any occasion from conferences, dinners and performances to exhibitions, seminars and weddings.
Timeless elegance and beauty combine with everything you would expect from the most modern of venues: enormous crystal chandeliers, gleaming gold leaf and giant gilt mirrors reflect the history and tradition of the building, while the very latest technology has been discreetly incorporated following an extensive restoration. For more than two centuries Assembly Rooms has been at the very heart of the capital and touched the lives of almost all of its residents. It has hosted both monarchy and celebrity royalty, played its part in two world wars and celebrated artistic excellence.
Assembly Rooms Edinburgh officially opened in January 1787 and ever since, the building has been at the heart of special occasions and celebrations in Scotland’s historic capital city, hosting royalty, celebrities and nobility. Assembly Rooms has continued to evolve with the times, with major extensions, renovations and technological advances, all the while maintaining its impressive Georgian grandeur and first-class hospitality. We have a fantastic heritage and history here at Assembly Rooms Edinburgh, not only as a significant building of social use, but as part of the historic Edinburgh Old town’s heritage and Edinburgh City as a whole.
Following a major redevelopment completed in 2012, this important Georgian venue has been transformed into spaces fit for contemporary use, but with their architectural significance preserved and enhanced. Restored to their former glory, our Ballroom, Music Hall, Drawing Rooms and Crush Hall are providing elegant backdrops for formal and informal occasions, day and night. The spectacular rooms provide versatile spaces for all occasions catering for events from 10 to 1000. The Music Hall and Ballroom are the largest and most stunning spaces with a further nine rooms catering from 10 boardroom style up to receptions for 120.
Edinburgh enjoys one of the UK’s best bus networks. Check out the Lothian Bus routes and timetables here. East-bound stops GF and GG are located across from the venue. Traveling from further afield? Visit the City Link site to find your quickest journey - www.citylink.co.uk
Edinburgh benefits from a modern and efficient tram service, which operates from the outskirts of Edinburgh to the city centre every 8-10 minutes. The Princes Street and St Andrew’s Square stops are just a five minute walk away from our venue.
We’re only five minutes from Edinburgh’s main station, Edinburgh Waverley. Services are available from London and the south, as well as from the north, south, east and west of Scotland. For further information on trains, operators and fares, visit the National Rail Enquiries website - www.nationalrail.co.uk
The nearest international airport is Edinburgh Airport, located just 7 miles away. Simply jump on the express Airlink bus (no. 100), which will take you from right outside the airport terminal building to Princes Street and Waverley Train station; both of which are just a short walk from us. The city’s tram system is another great way to hop between the airport and city centre. Trams operate between Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh city centre every 8-10mins. Edinburgh Airport serves designations across the UK and Europe inc. London, Bristol, Southampton, Belfast, Birmingham, Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva, New York and Madrid. For further information on airlines, routes, flight times and fares go to Edinburgh Airport - www.edinburghairport.com or check the Edinburgh Airport Guide www.fanavia.com/edi/
Assembly Rooms Edinburgh is easy to find on George Street via SatNav (EH2 2LR). Simply follow signs for the city centre. On-street parking is available outside the Assembly Rooms, along George Street and in the surrounding streets; all of which is controlled by parking meters during the day. Alternatively the nearest car park is situated on Castle Terrace or at the Omni Centre. If you require a charge point for your electric vehicle the closest to Assembly Rooms is at Robertson Close Upper Level, EH1 1LY, available between 9-4pm. More information is available on charge points here
Assembly Rooms Edinburgh
54 George Street