Block Bookings are a brand new venue hire option from The Melting Pot! The same outstanding venues, in the centre of Edinburgh, are now available at a reduced price for regular events outwith 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. This is ideal for training courses and regular meetings of all shapes and sizes.

Does this sound like what you’re looking for?

  • Private, self-hosted event facilities for between 2 and 100 people
  • Space to host your events in the evenings or at the weekend
  • An incredibly affordable, city centre location for regular or repeating events

You will receive training and a set of keys to the venue so you can run your event without help from a TMP Event Host. This gives you the freedom to choose times that are outside of The Melting Pot’s opening hours for your event. You can also utilise our full kitchen facilities, crockery and cutlery for a small self-catering surcharge of £1 per person ex VAT.

If you are holding a training course at The Melting Pot, you might be interested in our Public Events Marketing Service. For a one off payment of £30 ex VAT we will promote your events on our social media, to our Members and in our newsletters. This has a reach of 1000s! Find out more.

Space Cost per hour* Size Time Slots Minimum Hire Minimum Booking AV Equipment Catering
Meeting Room £15.00 2 – 12 people Monday, Wednesday and Friday after 6pm and all day weekends 2 hours 4 dates within a 6 week period Screen and projector Self catering
Workshop Space £30.00 2 – 100 people Monday, Wednesday and Friday after 6pm and all day weekends 2 hours 4 dates within a 6 week period PC, screen and projector Self catering

*All Prices ex VAT


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    What you say

    We always love using The Melting Pot’s Workshop Space to deliver our mental health & wellbeing events and the Block Booking made this even easier. As a voluntary sector organisation with limited funds, the Block Booking reduced rate meant the space was within our limited budget. The Melting Pot staff were helpful in anything we needed to prepare the space but equally we were comfortably left to our own devices to deliver our events and that autonomy was appreciated. After a building induction, it was easy to be a keyholder and the lock up procedure was relatively straightforward. We look forward to returning in the future.

    Alison Wren, LGBT Health & Wellbeing

Workshop Space

With the Block Booking option our Workshop Space is available for just £30 per hour excluding VAT – nearly 40% off the standard price.

The Workshop Space is our largest, most flexible space. It’s ideal for training, public consultations, away-days, AGMs, launches’, private functions and social gatherings.

The Workshop Space suits between 10 – 100 people depending on the set up (options include: theatre, cabaret, boardroom, circle of chairs and more) and has ample natural daylight.

Meeting Room

With a Block Booking the Meeting Room can be hired for £15 per hour excluding VAT, nearly 50% off the normal price.

Our Meeting Room is a stylish, professional boardroom for 10 people (12 for short periods of time). Cosy, comfortable and it even has a (somewhat limited) view of the castle!

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    What you say

    Central location makes it ideal for our members many of whom come from out of town. The facilities for us are ideal, the staff friendly and helpful and the cost of the venue extremely good value for money.

    I would wholeheartedly recommend The Melting Pot as a venue for small organisations.

    Alex Simpson - Humanist Society of Scotland

Interested in holding your regular event at The Melting Pot?

Give us a shout about your upcoming regular event! One of our event coordinators will be happy to talk to you about your requirements, our availability and how we can help make your events a success.

Get in touch

Have a read of our Block Bookings terms and conditions and get in touch to find out our availability.