Royal Botanic Edinburgh Summer Party EH3

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Royal Botanic Edinburgh Summer Party EH3

Royal Botanic Edinburgh Summer Party EH3 venues outside space, prepared for summer party
Royal Botanic Edinburgh Summer Party EH3

Royal Botanic Edinburgh Summer Party EH3 outside space
Royal Botanic Edinburgh Summer Party EH3

Royal Botanic Edinburgh Summer Party EH3

The John Hope Gateway, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5NZ
Map Location
Nearest transport link:
Waverly Station or Haymarket Station
Type of events
Seated dinner432
Outside space500

Over 70 acres of world class botanical and historical heritage embrace a varied mix of vintage and modern first class facilities spread across the world’s second oldest botanical garden and leading centre of excellence in plant research and habitat preservation.

Scotland’s most sustainable building, nestles within the biodiversity garden and beautifully managed landscapes close to the Garden’s west gate, the stunningly fresh and vibrant 120 seat restaurant of the John Hope Gateway building opens out onto a breathtaking vista across the Garden and offers one of the finest dinner setting imaginable for all occasions.

The adjacent David Douglas Room will take your breath away; bright, modern and sympathetic to its natural surroundings, a truly unique private dining or meeting space!

The Caledonian Hall, built originally as the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society’s herbarium, this decidedly charming old building has a sophisticated but relaxed air, perfect for hosting the most special of events and meetings. To enhance your event at the Caledonian Hall there is a lovely outdoor reception area and bright and airy Pavilion with folding glass doors, offering a wonderful aspect of the Garden’s Rockery and Waterfall, a perfect breakout area or an ideal space for a drinks reception.

The Caledonian Hall and adjoining Pavilion can be hired exclusively from 8am until midnight: For 2015 rates call our team.

The David Douglas Room can be hired from 8am until midnight. This is our private dining venue however it is also a lovely venue for team building events and away days.

The John Hope Gateway operates as a restaurant during the day but can be hired exclusively for evening events from 6.30pm until midnight.

*Please note that all events that go on beyond seasonal garden opening hours are subject to security fee.


Summer 2017 party packages coming soon!

Bespoke packages available upon soon.

Further information

John Hope Gateway

  • Theatre 160
  • Dinner 180 – 300 inc all space on trestles
  • Dinner/Dance 120
  • Classroom/Cabaret 120
  • Reception 300
  • BBQ 350

David Douglas Room

  • Tables seat 8/10
  • Theatre 40
  • Dinner 40
  • Dinner/Dance n/a
  • Classroom/Cabaret 24
  • Reception 40
  • Boardroom 22

Caledonian Hall and Pavilion

  • Theatre 120
  • Dinner 100/
  • Dinner/Dance 80
  • Classroom/Cabaret 50
  • Reception 140