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Weddings and social events

Celebrate in the unique surroundings of the National Museum of Scotland, which offer a varied selection of galleries and spaces to cater for small intimate gatherings to larger celebrations.
  • Newlyweds in the Animal World gallery © First Light Photography

    Newlyweds in the Animal World gallery © First Light Photography

  • Newlyweds in the Grand Gallery © First Light Photography

    Newlyweds in the Grand Gallery © First Light Photography

  • Banquet-style table set up for a wedding in the National Museum of Scotland's Grand Gallery.

    Banquet-style table set up for a wedding in the National Museum of Scotland's Grand Gallery.

  • Newlyweds in the Grand Gallery © Katy Heney

    Newlyweds in the Grand Gallery © Katy Heney

  • Newlyweds in the archway leading to the Grand Gallery © Katy Heney

    Newlyweds in the archway leading to the Grand Gallery © Katy Heney

  • Newlyweds on the National Museum of Scotland's Roof Terrace © Katy Heney

    Newlyweds on the National Museum of Scotland's Roof Terrace © Katy Heney

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Weddings

Whether you are planning an intimate roof top wedding ceremony or a larger evening reception, our galleries, private rooms and roof terraces with stunning views are unrivalled.

Choosing the National Museum of Scotland as the destination for your special day is just the beginning of your wedding journey. Our dedicated onsite events team will work with you to create an unforgettable experience that both you and your guests will treasure for a lifetime.

Your service was completely faultless and remarked on by a number of our guests as the best wedding and venue they had ever been to.
- Moira and Ian
  • The Board Room set up for dinner.

    The Board Room set up for dinner.

  • The Grand Gallery set up for dinner on banquet-style tables.

    The Grand Gallery set up for dinner on banquet-style tables.

  • The Bute Room set up for dinner.

    The Bute Room set up for dinner.

  • A piper on the National Museum of Scotland's Roof Terrace.

    A piper on the National Museum of Scotland's Roof Terrace.

  • A flame thrower at an event in the National Museum of Scotland.

    A flame thrower at an event in the National Museum of Scotland.

  • A small dinner in the National Museum of Scotland's Grand Gallery.

    A small dinner in the National Museum of Scotland's Grand Gallery.

  • A private dinner in the National Museum of Scotland's Grand Gallery.

    A private dinner in the National Museum of Scotland's Grand Gallery.

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Social events

The museum offers a selection of private rooms and galleries to suit every occasion. From intimate anniversary dinners to family birthday celebrations, our team have over 80 years combined experience planning events; you will be in safe hands.

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Talk to us about holding your wedding or celebration in one of our unique spaces.

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