Whether you are planning a gala dinner, an awards ceremony or special celebration, Newbattle Abbey is a unique venue for dinner parties from 12 to 88 guests. With its 900-year history of welcoming royalty and privileged guests, this unusual venue is full of character.
You can choose from a number of magnificent rooms with views of the surrounding Italian Gardens. The grand Drawing Room, with its ornate fresco ceiling, is a breath-taking setting for larger events. Alternatively for smaller, more intimate gatherings you might choose the wood-lined Edwin Muir Room or the atmospheric Armoury.
Our in-house catering team is experienced in preparing menus for different occasions, ranging from a simple buffet in the Crypt to a formal five-course dinner in the grand Drawing Room. We always use fresh, local and seasonal produce wherever possible, with herbs and vegetables often coming from our own gardens.
Why not include a private guided tour for your guests to discover how Scotland’s future was shaped at the Abbey when the Declaration of Abroath was drafted here. Every room holds a story: the font in the Chapel believed to have been used to baptise Mary Queen of Scots; the secret staircase; and the vaulted Crypt.