Corporate Events

Stirling Castle

Join in a long tradition of spectacular events held at this former royal residence.

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1 Overview

Join in a long tradition of holding spectacular events at Stirling Castle. As home to Stewart kings and queens, the castle has hosted royal feasts and celebrations for centuries. Today, you can become part of this history by booking Stirling Castle for your event.

Some events cry out for a magnificent venue, and few locations in the world can rival the drama and majesty of Stirling Castle. Select your ideal setting from a number of historical apartments available for your use. For evening events, you will have exclusive use of the castle whichever area you choose to hire.

Stirling Castle is available for private hire in the evening, including for:

  • client entertaining
  • product launches
  • incentive dinners
  • formal banquets
  • gala dinners

Stirling Castle is easy to access by road or rail. It is just 1 hour’s drive from either Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, or Glasgow, its largest city.

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Case study: a twist on the traditional

Find out more about corporate events hire with our case study from 21CC Productions who organised an incentive and reward trip for overseas guests at the castle. The highlight of the trip was a final, spectacular event in the Great Hall at Stirling Castle.

"The location is so iconic and fabulous, being so classically Scottish, and yet it made the most stunning backdrop for late night dancing. Stirling Castle just gave the event the status it required and brought our ambitions to life.“

2 Venues for private hire

Great Hall

Capacity: 400 people (reception or theatre), 300 people (dinner)

Make a lasting impression by holding your event in one of Scotland’s most prestigious banqueting venues. This 16th-century Great Hall has been beautifully restored to its former splendour. A minstrels’ gallery and trumpeter’s loft provide ample space for an evening filled with entertainment. The raised dais area is ideal for speeches or dancing.

Chapel Royal

Capacity: 300 people (reception), 250 people (theatre), 200 people (dinner)

Large groups dining in the Great Hall can enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Chapel Royal, or you can seat a slightly smaller number for dinner in this superb space. Its large stage also makes the Chapel Royal an ideal setting for concerts and presentations.

Royal Palace

Capacity: 150 people (drinks reception), 30 to 60 people (dinner)

Once the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots, the Royal Palace has been restored to its Renaissance glory. Sumptuous interiors evoke the days of the 16th-century royal court, providing a stunning backdrop to arrival drinks or more intimate dinners.

Queen Anne Garden

Breathtaking views of the Stirlingshire countryside are to be had from the Queen Anne Garden close to the castle entrance. It lends itself equally well to a drinks reception or a Beating Retreat performance at the end of an evening.

Exclusive out-of-hours tours

Give your guests an unforgettable experience: the chance to explore Stirling Castle with no one else around, with an out-of-hours tour in the early morning or evening.

3 Contact

Hospitality Events Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place

Telephone: 0131 668 8686