Think clearly and celebrate

Escape to the Country

Gilmerton House is an elegant, tranquil events venue, ideal for any business that needs to escape to the country to think clearly, build teams or simply celebrate. A masterpiece for meetings, dining and stays.

Set in calming East Lothian countryside close to the A1, Gilmerton is a hideaway location that’s easy to get to, just half an hour from Edinburgh and 40 minutes from the International Airport.

Our exclusive use policy means that, unlike a hotel, the venue is all yours, and ensures complete privacy at all times.

“Just half hour transfer from the city centre – an ideal location. Beautiful grounds. Very well organized. Prestige, luxury, elite, exclusive, a lovely private stately home. …Feels like someone’s home. Feels very special. I love Gilmerton!”

Gwen Shaw, Viva Events
A feast of joy and laughter

Gala Dinners

We've been serving gala dinners at Gilmerton for businesses and celebrities for 30 years. Let us cook up a social event that really shines and leaves your clients and colleagues with a lasting impression.

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Business in a bun

BBQs & Hog Roasts

We don't just do formal events at Gilmerton. Set in our beautiful gardens, informal barbecues (BBQs) or hog roasts are excellent mixers and are a great complement to activities or meetings.

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where plans begin

Strategy Sessions

Gilmerton House's classic yet relaxed ambience and its tranquil, country setting make it the perfect events venue for inspiring free flowing creative thinking. The ideal place for strategy sessions.

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The ultimate gathering

Meetings & Conferences

Since 1988, the house has been used for executive meetings and conferences, as well as entertaining clients with grand gala dinners or informal BBQs.

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Together we stand

Team Building Events

Improve your teams' cooperation, collaboration and effectiveness by letting Gilmerton host your team building event. Let us arrange some entertaining activities and delicious catering.

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Company Away Days

Thank your colleagues and celebrate with an away day and fun day at Gilmerton House. Combine a BBQ, hog roast or picnic with some entertaining activities.

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Product Launches

The perfect place for many different product launches: car launches, consumer products and professional services. Inspiring settings inside and outside, only 40 minutes from Edinburgh and the International Airport.

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an exclusive club

Executive Retreats

Executives retreats are great opportunities to regroup, recharge and think creatively. Gilmerton House is the perfect venue for this, known for its tranquillity and aptly called 'an elegant luxury retreat'.

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A timeless location

Film Shoots & TV Programmes

With growing demand for beautiful locations for film and TV shoots in East Lothian, Gilmerton House has had its fair share of luxury retailers, film companies and magazines taking advantage of our stunning backdrops, from The House of Bruar to the Railway Man and Tommy's Honour.

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The season to be cheerful

Christmas Parties

Whether you’re organising a Christmas party to catch up with friends or planning this year’s office party, Gilmerton House offers a wealth of Christmas party options. Our events team is here to help you plan whatever special celebration you have in mind.

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Historic house stays


You’ve found the perfect retreat for a luxury leisure break or executive retreat. The house boasts 10 immaculate double bedrooms with exemplary ensuite bathrooms. Each bedroom is equipped with a flat screen television, tea and coffee making facilities, robes and towels, and, of course, breath-taking views.

You’ll also love the inviting Drawing Rooms, the panelled Music with its Rococo swirls, and the elegant Dining Room.

A full butler service is provided for overnight guests.

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