Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh wedding venues

Depending on the number of guests and your preferences, you have several options for a drinks reception and wedding breakfast venue. These include Caledonian Hall, where guests can stroll around the grounds and really enjoy all that the gardens have to offer, a pavilion overlooking the waterfall and rock garden or John Hope Gate and an outdoor terrace for a large party with lots of guests.

Redwood Grove
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Caledonian Hall
Built in 1820 as the herbarium of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, with its high ceilings and large windows, it offers the perfect setting for a more formal event. With a covered bar and outdoor patio with seating, your guests will have everything they need for a festive day and evening! The attached pavilion building is ideal for a romantic indoor wedding during the winter months or if the weather is unfavourable for an outdoor wedding. Capacity: 100 days (minimum 60) | 120 evening
David Douglas Room
This intimate space in the John Hope Gateway building with floor-to-ceiling windows is ideal for a ceremony or dinner. The garden views provide the perfect backdrop, and you can enjoy a reception with drinks or even take your ceremony outdoors on your private terrace! Capacity: 32 ceremony | 40 dinner (minimum 20)
John Hope Gateway
Our largest wedding space in one of Scotland's most eco-friendly buildings! It overlooks the garden and offers colourful scenery, creating the perfect outdoor experience. To truly enjoy the outdoors, the building opens onto an outdoor terrace where your guests can relax, enjoy drinks and an exclusive Botanics experience after hours. Capacity: 200 in the evening (minimum 120)

3 levels of happiness in our botanical afternoon tea

Inspired by gardens and in particular our own vegetable garden here at Botanics, we've created 3 tiers of savoury and sweet heaven, topped with unlimited tea and coffee - of course! From mini bagels with delicious seasonal fillings to homemade scones and even edible plant pots, we bring the outside world in the most inspiring way. View our menu here !

We are happy to offer a fully vegan stand and can cater for most allergies. Please let your server know if you have any special requirements and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note that 24 hours notice is required for vegans and gluten sufferers for afternoon tea. Book here .

Enjoy an unspoilt view of the gardens every day at John Hope Gateway Restaurant, and on warmer days you can even enjoy afternoon tea al fresco on our outdoor terrace. And with free admission to the gardens, there's no reason not to fully immerse yourself in this oasis of tranquillity right here in the heart of Edinburgh. In fact, be sure to stop on the lawns of Inverleith House for spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle and the old city. We look forward to welcoming you! Serves Monday to Sunday from 2:30pm, with last booking at 5pm. Reservations are recommended. Or call to make a reservation or to request more information, please call Don't forget that we also serve breakfast from 10:00 and lunch from 12:00 at John Hope Gateway!