Private events

We can cater for private dining for up to 230. We also respectfully cater for funeral teas for up to 130.

Private Events at Surgeons Quarter

"Thank you and your staff very much indeed for all you did to make our dinner last Friday such a success. We felt very privileged to be able to use the Playfair Hall, which is a lovely room and was perfect for us. We were very well looked after and the food and wine were excellent: please could you pass on our thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the evening so enjoyable? Thank you too for helping with all the last-minute changes, which made all the difference to us." Emmanuel College. Cambridge


Our caterers are passionate about what they do and will amaze and delight you with creative menus put together just for you.

They take the time to get to know you personally, work with you, and ultimately give you more than you imagined possible. On the day their service is exemplary, unobtrusive and a delight to watch.



We have an extensive list of wines supplied by Corney & Barrow to complement your dining experience.


Click to download wine list

Funeral Teas

We can respectfully cater for your funeral tea with a choice of buffets and drink packages. 

Set in the King Khalid Building the funeral teas will host a maximum of 95 for a seated buffet and 120 for a reception. The pricing for this will be complimentary room hire providing that there is a minimum number of 30 guests for catering.

Click here for buffet menus available.

We appreciate this is an emotional time and we have experienced staff who will take care of all the arrangements for you.

Call our Events Team on 0131-527-3434 to tell us what you need or email us with your requirements on and we will get back to you promptly with a quote.  

Venue capacities

Below is a list of recommended capacities for a dinner to guide you on what location would be most suitable for your event.

Room/Suite Name Banquet Drinks Reception Dinner (rounds) Dinner (square) Dinner (single table) Dinner (sprigs) Dinner Dance
Quincentenary Conf Centre
Wolfson Hall 230 350 230 - - - -
King Khalid Building
Reception 95 120 - - - - -
Playfair Building
Playfair Hall 175 250 156 54 60 200 -
Fellows Library 55 120 60 34 26 55 -
Logan Turner Room 16 25 - - 12 - -
Prince Philip Building
Deacon Suite 140 250 14 ovals 40 40 140 100


“ ‘’Hi Bethany: It certainly was lovely meeting you last night as well. Thank you for helping to plan a flawless event – it is most appreciated. The staff was fantastic – please give them my thanks and best regards – particularly Sandra. We were able to spend a bit of time together and had a nice chat. I hope we have the opportunity of working together in the future. Thanks again for everything’’”


Want to plan your event?

If you are planning a private event in Edinburgh, please feel free to e-mail us to discuss your plans on

Alternatively, you can make an online enquiry on the contact us page and we will get back to you.

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