Themed Events

Better than Downton Abbey

From Murder Mysteries to Casino Nights

Gilmerton has been a party house for many generations of Kinlochs, long before it became an exclusive use venue.

Themed events have provided many spectacularly successful celebrations at Gilmerton House. It’s the perfect venue for a Downton Abbey Night, Casino Night, Roaring Twenties Party or James Bond Night.

Alternatively, tap into Gilmerton’s history with a Murder Mystery Night or a Wartime Weekend…

As an exclusive use venue, we can craft (almost) whatever themed event you’d like! Here are some ideas to stimulate your imagination:

  • Murder Mystery: learn about the Kinloch fratricide committed here in the 18th century!
  • Wartime Weekend (Blitz GIs 1940s): we have great links to the nearby Museum of Flight and aerodrome, and the house was actually a hotel and bar for servicemen in the Second World War.
  • Downton Abbey Night: the perfect place.
  • Casino Night
  • Roaring Twenties
  • Jazz Night
  • James Bond Night: always a great success!
  • Venetian Ball (Masquerade)
  • Dead Famous: great for Halloween! Come dressed as your favourite dead star!

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