The Gillis Centre is a place of Christian hospitality to which all are welcome.


The Gillis Centre
100 Strathearn Road
Edinburgh EH9 1BB

Tel: + 44 (0)131 623 8933
Fax: + 44 (0)131 623 8944

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Garden Parties at Gillis Centre, Edinburgh

Dining and Accommodation at The Gillis Centre, Edinburgh

Private Functions, Dinners and Garden Parties at The Gillis Centre, Edinburgh



The Gillis Centre is an ideal venue for formal and informal dinners, for family parties and for garden parties. We have small rooms for quiet family dinners, larger rooms for corporate events and our lovely walled garden is perfect for drinks before dinner and for garden parties in the afternoon or the evening. There is parking for 20 cars within our grounds and we are only ten minutes by taxi from Waverley Station if you have guests coming from outwith Edinburgh, Plus twenty bedrooms should you need accommodation.

Our catering is done in-house, using fresh seasonal produce whenever we can, bought from local shops.The menu includes everything from canapés to three-course dinners, from afternoon tea to buffet dinners. The Gillis Centre does not have a licence for serving alcohol, but we can work with you to arrange for wine to be delivered,

Informal and formal dinners:
There is the choice of our Library or one of our meeting rooms, which can be dressed according to your wishes, whether you require a formal dinner as part of a corporate event or an informal set-up for a birthday party for family and friends... more info

Garden parties:
Our garden is the perfect setting for afternoon and evening parties. From spring to autumn, it is a mass of colour, with flower beds and apple trees. You could have an afternoon tea – with our delicious home-baking – or an evening with canapés or a buffet, which is served inside. We can arrange live music... more info

The Chapel:
St. Margaret’s Chapel is an exquisite example of James Gillespie Graham’s architecture, with the influence of A.W. N. Pugin clearly showing in several aspects. Inside there are outstanding examples of religious treasures, including the windows, altar, pieta and tabernacle. We can arrange for the chapel to be open and for a member of staff to point out the outstanding features...more info

Why not visit us. .We would be delighted to show you around and to discuss how we can make your event special.
Please call Carmel Smith, general manager, on + 44 (0)131 623 8933.

Catering:  We can offer a wide range - light lunches, afternoon teas (with home-baking), formal and informal dinners...more info

For more information and to book call the Booking Office at the Gillis Centre on + 44 (0) 131 623 8933
or + 44 (0) 131 623 8900 between 0900hrs and 1700hrs.
or e.mail

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Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh,
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