Gilmerton House

Athelstaneford, North Berwick

Home to the Kinloch family for twelve generations, this 5-star luxury private retreat offers an exceptional level of accommodation and service.

Gilmerton House is a warm and welcoming Grade A-listed Georgian mansion situated in East Lothian, just 30 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh. This exclusive use House is a versatile venue for weddings, leisure breaks, corporate days, incentive groups, shooting groups, birthday parties and much more.

Up to twenty guests are welcome to stay in the main house’s ten immaculate bedrooms and a further six can settle at The Lodge, a self-contained Victorian cottage within the grounds of the estate.

Gilmerton House offers a flexible space complete with exclusivity and impeccable service in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.


Gilmerton House is a versatile venue. Ask us for ideas and use our team of local and trusted suppliers to make your vision a reality.

  • Fresh ideas: Advice on current styling, food service and drinks trends.
  • Custom touches: Want staff dressed in a certain way? Or branded items on the tables?
  • Trusted suppliers: Tap into the contacts we trust to deliver e.g florists


Everyone wants the food choices to feel bountiful and exciting. The real skill is in ensuring there’s minimal wastage after the event. Hickory continues to advise and work collaboratively with venues on sustainability best practices, and we’re pushing ourselves each year to do more. Recently, we have undertaken research, with event owners, buyers and customers which will take a closer look at the world of dietary preferences in a bid to better inform future food choices.

Why choose Hickory for your event at Gilmerton House?

Strong working knowledge of room layouts and optionsComplete understanding of restrictions and workaroundsQuality Management Systems driven by ISO 9001 accreditationKnowledge of the venue means accurate pricing Experienced collaborative teamTransparent progress via our digital planning tool Hickory HubCreatively driven food, drink and stylingCommitment to sustainability

Get in touch and let’s discuss your next event