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From Merchiston to New Town – we list the most fun spaces for your next party

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Top Party Venues in Edinburgh

Hosting a party in Edinburgh? Your search ends here! At Tagvenue, we list a wide variety of different party venues, ideal for your next private event. Whether it be small private bars, large club rooms or luxury dining rooms, Edinburgh is a mixed bag containing something for everyone. With most party venues also being well-located in the city’s Old and New Town, you’re never too far away from your ideal party space. Want to see more? Our comprehensive venue finder lists the best party places in Scotland’s capital.

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Party Venues Hire Guide

A city with a striking personality, Edinburgh is a lively party hub that targets all groups. Positioned in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town is a popular area for students. It offers a nice selection of classic pubs and casual hangout places. This is the go-to place for pub quizzes and other laid-back gatherings. In the New Town, you can find some more karaoke bars alongside versatile clubs for dancing the night away. Edinburgh’s nightlife is quite diverse, from jazz and blues to a lively electronic music scene. Everyone is sure to find something to suit their taste! But what if you’d like a private space all to yourselves?

Many of Edinburgh’s venues are readily available for private hire. There is a variety of clubs, bars and restaurants in the city centre containing exclusive rooms and booths. Next to Charlotte Square a close-knit section of private bars, function rooms and mezzanines can be found. It’s also good to walk down George Street towards St Andrew Square where you’ll encounter whole venues, halls and lounges that can be flexible to your party needs and desires. A short trip south will take you to the Old Town. There, in the gaze of famous landmarks such as St. Giles’ Church and National Library of Scotland, you’ll find a variety of private booths, churches turned into unique pubs and stylish bars. With so much variety, these areas can bring in anyone from large corporations and offices, birthday parties, and hen or stag dos.

Party Venues in Edinburgh FAQ

How much does it cost to hire a party venue in Edinburgh?

Price-wise, Edinburgh’s party venues are split between offering minimum spend, per-person hire and dry hire fees. Agreeing on a minimum spend can be ideal for large groups where you know a lot of food and drinks will be served. If you’re a smaller group, party venue hire fees may be easier to settle, with guests seeing to their own refreshments. Dry hire fees range between £200 to £600, while minimum spend varies depending on the size of the venue and type of booking.It should usually cost around £200 to £3000. Per person packages, on the other hand, range between £18 to £55+. (All data from

Can you recommend some party venues in Edinburgh?

Sure! Here are some of our favourite options! 

 The Vaults at Hive Spaces - This intimate space full of character in New Town offers relaxed seating, individual pods and a bar. It would be perfect for smaller gatherings of up to 10 people. 

The Main Room at NOIR - This is another great cosy and quirky option  conveniently located in New Town. It features quirky decor, laid-back vibes and comfortable furniture. You will immediately feel like home!

Any tips for hiring a party venue in Edinburgh?

Absolutely! Here are some helpful tips for hiring a party venue in Edinburgh!

  1. Determine your budget - Before you start looking for a party venue, decide on your budget. This way, you’ll determine a reasonable price range that will help you narrow down your options and avoid overspending.
  2. Know your guest list - Have a clear idea of how many guests you'll be inviting and what their needs are. This will help you choose a venue that can accommodate your group size and any special requirements.
  3. Consider the location - Edinburgh has a range of party venues to choose from, but make sure that the one you will go for is convenient for your guests and has easy access to public transportation.
  4. Ask about amenities - When considering a venue, ask about any amenities they offer, such as catering, audio/visual equipment, and decor. This can help you save time and money on additional services.
  5. Read reviews - Make some research and read reviews from other customers to get an idea of their experiences with the venue. This can help you make a final decision and avoid any surprises on the day of the event.
  6. Visit the venue in person - If possible, visit the venue in person before booking. This will give you a better idea of the space and help you envision how your event will look.
  7. Thoroughly read the contract - Make sure you understand the venue's terms and conditions before signing a contract. This includes details on payment, cancellation policies, and any restrictions on the use of the space.

Guests Reviews of Party Venues on Tagvenue

John Cairney
Booked Entire Venue at NOIR
Louise and the gang went out of their way to make our wedding party an event to remember for all the right reasons. Attentive service, plenty of access before the event and great food. Nothing was too much trouble and every guest had a wonderful time. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this venue to anyone seeking an intimate and quirky place to celebrate any occasion. Happy customer here.
Amanda-Jane Nawrot
Booked Boudoir at Brewhemia
Communication with events staff was really good. Food choices for catering were good and the food was excellent Drinks packages offered had a good variety
Lawrie Gormley
Booked Boudoir at Brewhemia
Fantastic communication and an amazing event! Everyone had the best night ever and massive amounts of 10/10’s for the venue! Couldn’t ask for more.
Jordan Low
Booked The Garden at Rabble
Just hosted my 21st birthday party here for 40 people. The Sales and Event Manager was incredible throughout the whole organisational process. When I arrived, all staff were super friendly and were fantastic at helping with a slightly broken cake as well as showing me the space for setting up decorations. Catering was incredible, all guests loved the food! Drinks were also delicious with a huge choice on the menu. Venue was also absolutely stunning , couldn't have found a nicer location for my birthday.
Andrea Nichol
Booked The Glenfiddich Suite at The Scotsman Hotel
Very good food and drink and the rooms were great. I liked the decoration of the tables and the rooms too. The operator, bartender and server were excellent.
Eniola Balogun
Booked Gothic Room at The Three Sisters
The space was pre decorated with Halloween decor which everyone loved! We had a private space and a great sound system.

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