Photo: Claire Fleck. Styled by Scarlett & Bell, Scottish Wedding Planners.


Hire our spaces

Collective provides an extraordinary setting for your event, wedding, private dining experience, or photo/film shoot. Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, with panoramic views across the city, we have a range of spaces available to hire. Catering from The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage will ensure a unique experience for your guests.

Weddings at Collective

Collective offer private hires of our historic City Observatory site for unique hilltop weddings. This special place, rich in history and architecture, offers versatile, intimate spaces for weddings, elopements or receptions. Your unique ceremony (and stunning photos) will be set against a backdrop of panoramic views across Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth.

We can offer a range of options and alternate spaces, including year-round hire of the historic City Observatory for up to 40 guests. For an informal conversation about your needs, get in touch and we'll arrange to call you at a convenient time. All income from our hires directly supports our mission to bring people together around contemporary art.

If you have a query about hiring a space please use the contact form below and we will be happy to discuss how we can facilitate your event.

Photos: Claire Fleck. Styled by Scarlett & Bell, Scottish Wedding Planners.

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'John and I are so grateful for the wonderful Saturday that you have made possible for our wedding celebration. Truly everything went better than we had hoped despite the rains. All of our guests really enjoyed themselves and were just blown away by the food. I think John and I will be making it a tradition to return to the Lookout on our anniversary!

Those watching virtually were impressed by the venue and the organisation of it all which you have made so smooth - and I hope you can pass on our thanks to all those involved.'

Armand & John, married at Collective in 2020

‘Collective was a stunning venue for our recent filming project The very best views of Edinburgh and a friendly professional service delivered by the team.’

Derek Martin, Terminal V Festival

Panoramic Viewing Terrace, Collective, 2018. Photo: Tom Nolan

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