Events Space

Exceptional events and successful entertaining require a unique venue; visit our contemporary venue with a unique ethical, social and heritage twist. The centre is flexible, inspiring, and located in the heart of Edinburgh.

The Grassmarket Centre is an architectural, award-winning, city-centre location and social enterprise venue within the Grassmarket area. Nestled at the foot of Candlemaker Row, the Centre marries the historical Greyfriars Kirkhouse with a light and spacious, modern venue.

Our main event space, meeting room and over spaces are available for a wide variety of events.

Your event

We cater for a wide variety of private and professional events. Whether you are looking for a space to hold your special day – weddings, christenings, ceilidhs and parties or somewhere to hold a memorable conference, AGM, group meeting, book signing, training day, fashion show or film screening, our event spaces come with excellent service and facilities.

All events are personalised around your individual needs to maximise the impact of your event. If you require catering, bespoke menus can be devised by our versatile kitchen team, ranging from buffets to canapé receptions, and a full dining experience. We are also available to provide a fantastic catering offering at a venue of your choice. We hold a theatre license and our main event space is fully equipped with state of the art sound and lighting equipment. Technical assistance can be provided.

Our standard event booking form and terms & conditions are available here. These can be tailored to meet your requirements. Suggested catering packages and example menus are available upon request. We can also cater for your events held at other locations too.

To discuss your exact requirements and check availability, please call our event services team on 0131 225 3626, or email

Our Award-winning Social Enterprise Services

Catering and events are serviced and supported by a well-integrated team of professional staff and members of our community. Holding your event with us, directly helps to create opportunities for vulnerable people to develop practical skills, increase confidence and improve employability.

We have received outstanding feedback on how we facilitate this balance without compromising on the quality of service you receive. Our hospitality team will ensure that your event runs smoothly, without a hitch, and is positively memorable for both the organiser and guests alike.


Our customers say…

“Thank you so much for making the drinks reception such a success. A huge amount of compliments from all about the staff, the catering and the venue. Well done!”

“We just wanted to thank you for your superb professionalism and support with our event. The venue is lovely and accessible. You and your staff are hard-working and helpful. We appreciate it. You are doing great things.”

“I was very impressed with your personal commitment to the charity and us as clients. You and your small team worked really hard on the night and we appreciated it. Keep up the good work.”

“Thank you for all the support and being so straight forward and easy to deal with.”