The House

Set in 5,500 acres of land, Gosford House has been home to the Wemyss family since 1808. Built to entertain guests and host fabulous parties, our doors reopened in 2010 to offer Scottish hospitality to international guests.

Whether you are looking for black tie grandeur or party informality, Gosford House can provide the back drop you need for your event, from a celebratory gala dinner to a BBQ for several hundred, we have areas inside and outside that suit all types of functions.

Gosford House, Longniddry, East Lothian, Scotland

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Exclusive-use Private Hire at Gosford House
Receptions & Private Parties at Gosford House

Receptions & Parties


Gosford House offers exceptional spaces for receptions, comfortably accommodating up to 300 guests. For a drinks reception with canapés or finger foods, our historic venue provides a captivating setting with contrasting spaces.

Guests can move seamlessly through the marble hall and its galleries, billiard room, octagon room, and the spacious dining room and saloon. Access to the lawns at both the front and back of the house is also available from the West (sea-facing) and East (lawn-facing) balconies.

Private Parties – Celebrate in Style

Gosford House caters to various private parties, from significant anniversary celebrations to intimate birthday gatherings. Please note that our lawns cannot be hired separately from the house.

Gala Dinners

When envisioning your ideal event on Edinburgh’s doorstep in East Lothian, Gosford House stands as the epitome of a versatile historic stately home.

Event Venue Capacities for exclusive use events at Gosford House:

The elegant Marble Hall – standing capacity:
Drinks receptions as a stand-alone room: 200

Dining Room seated capacities:
Round Tables: Up to 100 guests
One Long Table: Up to 30 guests
Two Banquet Tables: Up to 60 guests

Octagon Room seated capacities:
Round Tables: Up to 48 guests
Banquet-style: Up to 20 guests

Saloon seated capacities:
Round Tables: Up to 120 guests
Banquet-style: Up to 102 guests, subject to requirements

For larger-scale dinners requiring a single dinner space for over 100, we have the option to erect marquees on the beautiful lawns adjacent to the house, providing flexibility for accommodating more guests.

Additionally, drinks receptions and post-dinner dancing can be enjoyed within the elegant interiors of our historic stately home, providing your guests with a seamless transition between different parts of the event.

Gala Dinners at Gosford House
The Lawns at Gosford House

The Lawns at Gosford House

The lawns offer a variety of marquee options:

Glass marquees for award ceremonies and dinners, accommodating up to 600 guests.

Traditional style marquees suitable for hosting several hundred guests for dinner and dancing.

This setup allows for versatility and customisation to meet the specific needs of different event sizes and types.

Corporate Events & Private Hire

Located near Edinburgh, Gosford House presents an event venue that marries history, elegance, and flexibility. Whether you’re planning a gala dinner, corporate event, or any special occasion, we invite you to explore the possibilities within the walls of our historic stately home.

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