Greyfriars Kirk

Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, Greyfriars Kirk is a place of worship but the sanctuary is available for weddings and private parties.

A beautiful and atmospheric space it has a stunning acoustic, expansive floor and up-to-date support facilities. Greyfriars Kirk is a welcoming, inclusive community and to respond to local needs in a variety of ways. It is also a fabulous venue for the arts, a beautiful space for social events and a popular visitor destination. The Kirk is a stunning venue for a wedding reception. Arranging your reception at the Kirk allows you to put your personal touch on the day within beautiful surroundings.  The wooden floor is ideal for formal and informal dancing.


Greyfriars Kirk 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 elaborate floral touches? Or staff dressed in costume? Our view is holistic so the result is fantastic.
  • Trusted suppliers: Flowers, tech equipment etc.. tap into the contacts we trust to deliver.


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. During 2023, we are undertaking 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 Greyfriars Kirk?

Almost a decade long partnershipExcellent knowledge of Assembly Rooms layouts and optionsCreatively driven food, drink and stylingComplete understanding of any restrictions and optionsOur knowledge of the venue means accurate pricingWe ensure quality management systems with ISO 9001Highly experienced and collaborative teamTrack live events via our digital planning toolEvidenced commitment to sustainability

Get in touch and let’s discuss your next event