Edwin Muir Room

Conferences & Meetings

Interior of the 'Drawing Room' and seating arrangement, available for conference venue hire at Newbattle Abbey
Interior of the Board Room, available for meetings and conference venue hire

A Venue with
a Difference

Newbattle Abbey is a venue with a difference for your conferences and meetings. Our beautiful ‘A’ listed building, surrounded by 125 acres of parkland can offer 8 meeting rooms.

Our rooms range in size for up to 120 delegates in the grand Drawing Room to smaller meeting room for eight to twelve people.

All our rooms are equipped with the latest AV equipment.

To view a copy of our 2020-21 Conference, Meetings and Events Brochure with rates, please see here.

Rooms & seating arrangements

Our 8 unique rooms offer varying capacities and seating arrangements to suit your needs – a perfect solution for your meetings or conference venue hire requirements.

Other key features include:

  • Free parking for cars and coaches
  • Easy access to and from Edinburgh city centre
  • Quick and convenient access from Central Scotland, the Scottish Borders and the North of England
  • Business centre facilities
  • Wide range of catering packages to suit all styles and budgets
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Natural daylight in all rooms

Edwin Muir Room


Drawing Room




The Archive

George McKay Brown Room

Board Room


Theatre Style

Dining/Cabaret 1

Dining/Cabaret 2

Room LayoutBoardroom styleTheatreDiningReceptionWedding service
Edwin Muir Room2550256050
Drawing Room3012088120120
The Archive
(internal meetings)
George McKay Brown Room16161020N/A
Exterior of accommodation building block


Are you looking for budget accommodation for your group? We can offer you two-star en suite campus accommodation. Every room has tea and coffee making facilities, towels, bed linen, free Wi-Fi.

Delegates can enjoy Newbattle Abbey’s 125 acres of stunning parkland, including the Italian Garden and Lord Ancrum’s Wood.

We can offer you or delegates refreshments for lunch and dinner in any of our beautiful rooms in the main building. See here for examples of our menus which can be adapted to meet any dietary for your needs.