Summer Soirees at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

By will adams -

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) is an iconic setting for parties, dinners, wedding receptions and private celebrations. The perfect setting for any occasion, it boasts intimate spaces, a world-renowned collection – and a wonderful lawn and terrace - an ideal place for you to meet, greet and get together for alfresco celebrations this summer.

A summer affair to remember

Our terrace and lawn make a wonderful event space and with delicious dining, informal or elegant, we’re the unequivocal choice for all manner of private celebrations in Edinburgh.

Whether it’s a milestone birthday, with dinner, a postponed wedding reception with Champagne and canapés or a glamourous garden party, we love nothing more than helping you to create unforgettable memories for you and your guests.  

A summer get together

Our recently refurbished café offers a versatile space with its interiors inspired by the surrounding gardens and with its large expanse of doors and windows which open directly onto the terrace and walled garden – it is a true blank canvas, perfect for an informal indoor/outdoor affair with friends from far and wide or an evening soiree for a select few.

Exceptional food & drink

With our events catering partner Heritage Portfolio, granted a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen as Supplier of Catering Services, you can expect only the best food and drink. We have several summer soiree packages available, for 20 to 60 guests, from an informal buffet to dining, starting from £36 per person for 20 guests. For sample menus and prices, please contact our team

A curated experience

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is home to a variety of event spaces suitable for gatherings large and small. Simply tell us who’s coming and when, and we’ll take care of the rest. To book your next private celebration, please call us on 0330 1233 885  or email

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