54 George Street Edinburgh EH2 2LR

Tel: 0131 220 4348

Email: enquiries@assemblyroomsedinburgh.co.uk

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As we close in on the end of 2015, I thought I might reflect on conference and events success following the Festival and look at the trends emerging for the New Year.  

Link arms and join us as we stomp and skip into the 2016 with our Hogmanay Snow Ball ceilidh.

As it’s the season of festive cheer, we’ve asked our resident expert, J-P, to give you some tips on how to serve the best wine and ensure your guests enjoy the perfect party tipple.

We are all very excited here at the Assembly Rooms today as we are attending the VIBES awards tonight having been nominated for a Sustainability Award. 

Kevin Haddow

Every one here at the Assembly Rooms are committed to delivering a sustainable and environmentally friendly service so we thought we woud have a chat to our Facilities Manager Kevin Haddow who has the tough job of implementing many of the changes we have introduced. Here's what he had to say. 


Assembly Rooms Edinburgh has ‘gone green’ with a silver award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme for its focus on sustainability.

Assembly Rooms Ballroom

Following overwhelming feedback, we are arranging further free guided tours of Assembly Rooms Edinburgh on Saturday 11 July.

Our knowledgable team will take you on a tour of the stunning first floor rooms, presenting the beautiful chandeliers in the Ballroom, our painstakingly restored Coade stone statues in the Crush Hall and the ornate plasterwork covering the Music Hall ceiling.

This year the Assembly Rooms is delighted to be joining the Edinburgh's Christmas 24 days of advent on Monday 15th December.

The venue will be open from 11am till 4pm for the public to have a look round

Public tours 11am/1pm/3pm throughout the Assembly Rooms

Two 15 minute readings from Dickens ‘Christmas Carol’ at midday and 2pm in the West Drawing Room

All access and tours are free

For more information see Edinburgh's Christmas


Christmas is fast approaching, and Assembly Rooms Edinburgh is getting ready to add a little extra sparkle to the city this December by joining forces with Edinburgh’s Christmas.

Heritage Exhibition







This winter Assembly Rooms Edinburgh is set to warm hearts as it proudly presents a fascinating exhibition celebrating the social and civic history of the iconic venue.

The free exhibition is on display in the foyer of the beloved building and will be in residence until 11 November, before starting a tour of the city’s libraries.

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Assembly Rooms Edinburgh welcomed a very special guest on Tuesday 22 July as The Duchess of Cornwall (known as The Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland) made an official visit to the third Edinburgh International Fashion Festival.

The Duchess spent two hours at the venue attending a selection of events being hosted by The Assembly Rooms on behalf of the Fashion Festival. The organisers of the Festival were excited to welcome The Duchess who was pleased to meet the young talented fashion designers.