House Parties

Good Food Good Friends

Party Like It's 1984

Private house parties at Gilmerton House are all about good food, good friends, good times, and above all enjoying the exquisite tranquil setting, steeped in Scottish history.

Conveniently located near Edinburgh in East Lothian, Gilmerton House is the ideal choice if you like your birthday party, anniversary or special celebration to be super-chic, but effortlessly informal. Celebrate then stay with us in our 10 exquisitely comfortable bedrooms, all with lovely views.

A century ago, the country house party was the best thing going. The pinnacle of the season’s social calendar, members of society’s elite were only too happy to head to the country for a weekend of entertainment and fun.

“With the fire going it’s perfect. You see the open fire and think this is fantastic. Attention to detail. Always shiny bright, always immaculate with a friendly feel.”

Fiona Elworthy, Zen
Christmas Magic

Ultimate Christmas Breaks

Want to share the ultimate Christmas house party with your family and friends? Escape to luxury. Hire Gilmerton House for an extraordinary short break over Christmas.

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Unmissable Milestones


Whatever your reason, whether it’s a special wedding anniversary, a family get together, or any unmissable milestone that must be celebrated in style, Gilmerton House near Edinburgh is your party venue.

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Lavish Parties

Special Birthday Parties

When it comes to having a birthday party you’re certainly in for a wonderful time. Whether your birthday is your 50th, 60th or 90th, there’s no better place than Gilmerton House to celebrate your special day.

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Cakes from Paradise

Afternoon Teas

Forget brinner and brunch: eating at odd hours doesn’t get more indulgent, more delightfully decadent than afternoon tea. Discover the pleasure of exquisite afternoon tea, reminiscent of a bygone era.

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Just the Ticket

Invitations to Events

You're invited to our next Wedding Open Day on Sunday February 3rd 2019 at 12 - 4 pm. Find out more and secure your place.

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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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