Private Hire Venues

Stirling Castle and Argyll’s Lodging are two of Scotland’s most historic and prestigious historic sites. Together they provide unrivalled opportunities for events, banquets, receptions, seminars and meetings. And there could be few more impressive places to celebrate Burns Night.

The Great Hall

Built for royalty in the 16th century, this is Scotland's largest medieval banqueting hall and among its most impressive venues.


  • Reception 400
  • Theatre 400
  • Dinner 300


  • Height 11m
  • Length 38.5m
  • Width 11m
  • Area 423m2

Chapel Royal

Once a gathering place for royalty and nobles during great state occasions the chapel now provides an ideal setting for concerts and presentations.


  • Reception 300
  • Theatre 260
  • Dinner 200


  • Height 7m
  • Length 29.8m
  • Width 9m
  • Area 268m2

The Palace Apartments

The King's and Queen's Apartments within James V's Palace, beautifully conserved and re-presented after years of research and skilled craftwork, provide a unique dining experience. 


  • Reception 150
  • Dinner 60

Queen Anne Garden

These lovely gardens beside the palace are suited to pre-dinner drinks or for a beating the retreat performance at the end of an evening.

Capacity: 300 

  • Reception 300
  • Dinner 60


  • Length 26.2m
  • Width 7.2m

Burns Night

Celebrate Burns Night with colleagues and clients in the castle’s Great Hall with traditional Scottish entertainment and first-class dining.

Guests are welcomed with sparkling wine and soft drinks in the Chapel Royal. They are then piped into the Great Hall for a sumptuous four-course gala dinner including the traditional Burns Night fare of haggis, neeps and tatties.

They are entertained with Scottish music, recitals of Burns’ poetry and excellent speakers.

Tables are available for 10 guests. 

Argyll’s Lodging*

*Please note: Due to essential maintenance, Argyll’s Lodging is closed to visitors until further notice.

A fine 17th-century townhouse which belonged to the earls of Argyll, it is an atmospheric venue for intimate dining, meetings and seminars.

We can host evening or daytime events and provide a private guided tour, exploring the building and the lives of its noble residents. The spaces and options include:

Laigh Hall

On arrival guests can enter from the floodlit courtyard to enjoy pre-dinner drinks For daytime meetings the hall is used for registration and buffets for up to 60 guests.

The High Dining Room

Where the earls entertained important guests, it is the grandest public room. The High Dining Room is excellent for small, exclusive dinners, seminars and lunch. It can also host theatre style meetings and presentations for up to 60.

Argyll’s Lodging day delegate package

Our day delegate package is available for groups of 15 or more. A Projector and Projection screen (1.7m x 1.3m) are available. 


  • Arrival tea, coffee and pastries
  • Mid-morning tea, coffee and fruit platter
  • Two course fork buffet for lunch with tea and coffee
  • Afternoon tea and coffee and shortbread

For more information contact our Corporate Events Team:

Tel: 0131 668 8686
Email: Corporate Events Team