At Summerhall we have a dedicated events team who will support you throughout the wedding planning process, from your first site visit to the big day. We offer a full ceremony and reception package, or individual packages if you’d prefer to have just the ceremony or the reception with us. As standard, our capacity for ceremonies and receptions is 120 guests, and we can accommodate up to 150 guests for an additional fee.
Our wedding package includes access to the Main Hall and Dissection Room the day prior to your ceremony and/or reception, giving you time to decorate and set up the room to your preference ahead of the big day.
Our elegant Main Hall, boasting striking period architecture and high ceilings, is a beautiful site for your wedding ceremony. With its original hard wood floors and vast windows overlooking Edinburgh’s historic skyline, the venue is a stunning location for your “I do”s
Immediately after the ceremony, your guests will also have exclusive access to the adjacent ‘PhD’ bar, which is the perfect opportunity for a fizz reception while you make use of the building’s unique architecture for some creative photos.
Post ceremony, your wedding party will move to the Dissection Room to keep the party going for dinner, speeches, and an evening of entertainment. The Dissection Room boasts its own private bar, a small stage for any evening entertainment, and a state-of-the-art PA system for background music throughout dinner (or to blast your party playlist until the early hours!). The Dissection Room will remain open to you and your guests until 1am.
Included in the package, your dedicated Event Manager will organise all of the finer details with you, from table planning to sound checks, and all the small things that will make your day as special and as personal to you as it should be.
Summerhall offers internal catering options from our in-house chef team, or alternatively we are happy to facilitate an external caterer if preferred. To keep your day free from any stress, your Event Manager will work with your chosen caterer to ensure everything runs smoothly in advance and on the day, and we’d be happy to share a list of caterers we’ve worked with in the past. We offer corkage on table wine and fizz or let us take the pressure off with our competitive drinks prices.
Please note: both the Main Hall and Dissection Room are accessible via lift.