Meetings & EventsLocated in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Grassmarket, you won’t find a more inspirational setting for your next big event. Our range of flexible spaces take you from breath-taking castle views to more intimate meeting rooms and bespoke, state-of-the-art conference spaces. What’s more, our dedicated Events team will help you create an event to remember
Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Our spacious Apex Suite sits at 129 sqm and is perfect for weddings, conferences and lavish events. Whatever the occasion, our expert team will be on hand to ensure it’s a success.
Theatre - 200
Classroom - 80
Boardroom - 36
U-Shape - 40
Open Square - 50
Cabaret - 80
Dinner - 144/180
Dinner Dance Straights - 160
Dinner Dance Rounds - 108
Reception - 250
Ceremony - 160
The flexible layout of our San Francisco room makes it ideal for private dining and a range of different meetings. From creative brainstorms to formal boardroom style meetings, it can be adapted to suit your needs.
Theatre - 30
Classroom - 10
Boardroom - 12
U-Shape - 12
Open Square - 14
Cabaret - 12
Dinner - 14
Ceremony - 30
Hybrid Meetings Grassmarket Hotel
Hybrid Meetings Grassmarket Hotel
It’s never been more important to connect in a meaningful way, and our seasoned meetings and events team will assist you with every step, from objectives and goals to fulfilling the event’s purpose. Experts at your service bringing your idea to life.
- Flexibility: Hybrid events are the most flexible meeting solution and can be flexed to change the in-room and virtual balance
- Efficiency and sustainability: Carbon emissions and economic impact are reduced by limited travel
- Accessibility and engagement: More accessible, guaranteed better attendance and retention with live analytics
- Improved sharing and collaboration: Increased attendance and an all-inclusive experience bringing your virtual and in-person attendees together so they can interact as one group
How to get here?
The closest airport is Edinburgh Airport, just 7.2 miles away from Apex Grassmarket Hotel. The recommended route from Edinburgh Airport is by taxi which takes 25 minutes and costs £25 - £30 to get to the hotel.
There are alternative transport options to the hotel including the tram or Airlink 100 bus, getting off at Shandwick place with a 15-20 minute walk to the hotel.
If you’re arriving by car, follow the M8 Eastbound until you get to Edinburgh Hermiston Gait. Then take the A71 toward the city centre and follow the road through the city. After about 20 minutes you’ll get to West Port then Grassmarket where the hotel is on the right.
The hotel has a car park available for guests and visitors to the hotel on a first come first served basis which cannot be reserved. Full information on the charges is available on our FAQ page. There is alternate multi storey parking at NCP on King Stables Road.
If you're travelling to the city during a festival or large event, road closures may restrict access to the Grassmarket. Please call the reception team on 0131 300 3456 to help plan your route ahead or check out our handy Notices page.
If you’re arriving by train into Waverley train station, the hotel is just a 10 minute walk away. Exit onto Market Street then turn right and then left at the roundabout onto Cockburn Street. You'll meet High Street. Then take a right where you’ll see Edinburgh Castle up ahead and then take a left onto George IV Bridge, and on the right hand side of the street you'll see a road going down a hill called Victoria Street. Follow the road down Victoria Street where you’ll meet the Grassmarket.
Alternatively, taxis are available from the taxi rank outside Waverley station