Ghillie Dhu

Festive Weddings at Ghillie Dhu

Christmas is a magical time of year so why not make it even more memorable and extra special with a winter wedding; we can’t think of a better time to bring family and friends together for a celebration.

Weddings take place in our stunning Auditorium which only gets better at Christmas; our festive decorations with pillar candle lighting lend themselves to a warm romantic atmosphere.

Go down the traditional cosy Christmas route with twinkling fairy lights and a drink reception of mulled wine served besides our roaring main bar fire, Or if you’re looking for more of a modern twist our beautiful vaulted ceiling can be lit ice blue to transform the auditorium into an ice palace.

A Christmas wedding opens up so many possibilities to help you choose your wedding theme, Christmas bauble name cards, decedent wreath centre pieces and stockings with treats to keep the kids entertained!

Credit to Gavin Hill Photography for images below.
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ghillie dhu wedding

To learn more about winter weddings at the Ghillie Dhu contact our events team HERE or call 0131 222 9930 or visit us at our very own winter wedding fair taking place on Sunday 26th November 2017.

Sunday Lunch with Santa


The festive season can always be a hectic one; what with finishing up at school for another term, festive parties galore and making sure everyone presents have been bought, wrapped up and secretly hidden in a place that can’t be found!

In the midst of all this, sometimes you need an afternoon to relax with the family and get into the festive spirit. Ghillie Dhu has the perfect option that’s fun for all members of the family to enjoy, no matter what the age!

New for 2017, we’ll have Sunday Lunch with Santa upstairs in our stunning auditorium! Join us for a sumptuous carvery lunch and dessert, then take your seats and await the arrival of a very special guest!

We’ll have plenty of things to keep the little ones entertained as the grown-ups relax after their lunches, including face painting and arts and craft activities! Our sittings will run from 12:30-2:30pm on Sunday the 10th and 17th December, and the little ones even get a wee present from Santa during their visit!

Call us to book on 0131 222 9930 (option 2)

We Dhu Innis and Gunn

innis & Gunn

This summer, we’ve paired up with our friends at Innis and Gunn to bring you something new – the Ghillie Garden! Even though Scottish summers usually leave something to be desired when it comes to sunshine, we’ve created the perfect spot to soak up those rays.

Our mini oasis surrounded can provide a well needed moment of calm from the hustle and bustle of the city, especially during the Fringe! You can recharge, relax and grab some tasty Scottish food and sample some of the delights of our Innis and Gunn pop up bar.

If you haven’t sampled the delights of Innis and Gunn before, we can certainly recommend it! Innis and Gun Lager is made in small batches with Naked Golden Oats, great Scottish pride and exuberance, all which give it its full flavour and very smooth finish.

This pale gold lager has a crisp and light taste, with soft aromatic hops and a rich creaminess from the oats. All of this makes for a smooth and refreshing finish – a perfect drink to accompany a warm summers day or as an after work perk watching the world go by from our garden!

And then if you start to feel a little bit peckish; food can be served outside with our a la carte menu available from 11am every day. So that’s your lunch hour, festival pit stop and after work drink venue sorted all in one.

Why Ghillie Dhu is the best Scottish Venue in Edinburgh

There are many reasons why The Ghillie Dhu is the best Scottish Venue in Edinburgh!

The Ghillie Dhu is a stunning, Grade B listed, building located right in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End. This provides easy access for those travelling locally, or long distances. Our breath taking auditorium, with is original church features, organ, high arched vaulted ceilings and beautiful chandeliers, help to make our venue an ideal location to hold any event. With the main bar, creating a cosy atmosphere to hide from the traditional Scottish weather.

Every night within our main bar, we bring you some local Scottish talent, from acoustic music to covers and traditional Scottish folk.

To add to this, we have an incredible team of chefs, who only use the finest Scottish produce. This aids us in providing each and every guest with a beautiful meal, using ingredients we know are fresh and of the highest quality.

After your meal take a small exploration through Scotland with our new whisky flight menu launching this month. From the comfort of one of our cosy booths sit back and be transported to the peaty highlands and the oaky lowland. With varieties carefully selected from the best distilleries in Scotland and tasting notes to guide you along the way, the only difficult choice is narrowing down the menu to just three.

Then last but certainly not least come check our wonderful team of staff, always sporting our favourite tartan plain in their kilt uniforms.

Why not come along and see for yourself? Give us a call on 0131 222 9930 to arrange your event today.

Something old, something new…

Ghillie Dhu Bar

Look no further than the Ghillie Dhu! Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End the Ghillie Dhu is perfect for week day get-togethers and weekend celebrations.

You might already know we serve homemade hearty food (to suit all dietary requirements and kitchens open until 10pm…FYI) and that we also boast an extensive choice of drinks until 3am, BUT did you know we host live music in the main bar every night of the week?

We ease your week in with some relaxing acoustic melodies from 10pm, Sunday through to Tuesday. Perfect for those much needed catch-ups with friends or a cosy date night in one of our booths.

Hump day left you feeling in a slump? Remedy those mid-week blues and soak up the Scottish atmosphere as we host traditional folk music from 7pm. Enjoy a wee dram with some of our favourite acts such as Sandy Tweedale, Steve J Ward and Adam Morris.

Ghillie Dhu Bar

From Thursday to Saturday we kick it up a notch again with live music from Noval Barclay Duo, Danny & Steven, Mike Paterson Duo and many more.

On the last Thursday of every month we collaborate many of our acts from throughout the month for West End Jam. The perfect way to celebrate pay day!

All this live music got your toes tapping? Of course we couldn’t forget to mention our weekly Burly Ceilidh Club! Let your hair down, swing your partners and do-si-do your week day worries away in true Scottish style. Join the best bash Edinburgh has to offer, meet new friends and dance like nobody’s watching! Once our ceilidh has wound down, the night is still young as our in-house DJ keeps the party going until 3am.

No matter what the occasion, Ghillie Dhu has it covered. If you would like to book a table in our Main Bar or join one of our ceilidhs please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 222 9930 or email us HERE