Venue hire


Inspiring spaces – exceptional events

Historic and contemporary, beautiful and totally unique, our atmospheric gallery and museum spaces offer something to suit every occasion. From intimate dinners to grand celebrations surrounded by world-class treasures of art and history, our versatile venues combine with exceptional service to assure you and your guests of an event to remember.

By choosing to hold your event at one of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums’ impressive venues, you are making a vital contribution to the work that we do to safeguard the city’s collections for the benefit and enjoyment of visitors today and for generations to come.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Named ‘Building of the Year’ by Aberdeen Society of Architects in 2020, Aberdeen Art Gallery blends historic and contemporary architecture with outstanding works of art to stunning effect. Whether you are hosting a seminar or a supper, there is a space to suit all tastes in this impressive, welcoming and fully-accessible venue.

Cowdray Hall

Funded by a gift from Annie, Viscountess Cowdray, to encourage ‘a taste for art and music in the City of Aberdeen’, the elegant Cowdray Hall is renowned for its superb acoustic. It can be configured for a range of events, from concerts to conferences. Two Green Rooms provide comfortable backstage accommodation for performers. Refreshments can be offered in the Café or in the Sculpture Court.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Close to the harbour and transport links, this popular venue combines the modern museum with the atmospheric architecture of the 16th-century Provost Ross’s House. Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the compelling story of the city’s long and often dramatic relationship with the sea, from the earliest days of fishing and shipbuilding to the discovery of North Sea oil. The top floor Harbour Gallery, with its superb views over the busy port, is the perfect backdrop for entertaining.

Photography and filming

There are restrictions on taking pictures or recording video in some of our venues. If you would like to take pictures or record video during an event, please contact us to enquire about permission before making your booking.

Please read our Venue Hire Terms and Conditions.


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