We have four rooms of different sizes and capacity available – three at our Rose st location and one at The Crags Centre on Bowmont Place.

View all of our hire costs and catering options here.

All venues are within 5 – 15 mins walk to the platforms of Waverley Train Station, the Airport Airlink bus, and the trams.

  • Public events

    NEW! The Melting Pot Studio @ The Crags Centre

     

    The Melting Pot Studio @ The Crags Centre is our newest venue, located in the Pleasance area of central Edinburgh, 10 Bowmont Place, EH8 9RY – 17 min walk from Edinburgh Waverley. After 10 years we are scaling up, offering TMP’s 5 star venue hire services outside our 5 Rose Street HQ for the first time.

    The Studio is a beautiful, bright space perfect for up to 30 people, complete with wooden floors and, for the first time ever at TMP, free parking*!

    The service and catering will be provided to the high standard you can expect from The Melting Pot – the only drama you’ll experience is the stunning view of Salisbury Crags.

    *If you require parking please let us know as soon as possible when booking. Spaces are not guaranteed.

    Time slots Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
    1/2 Day:
    9am-12:30pm or 1.30pm-5pm
    £150
    Mid-day:
    up to 5 hours 10am – 3pm
    £200
    Full day:
    9am-5pm
    £240

    *All prices exclude VAT

    Treat your delegates to something special from our diverse, delicious, affordable Catering Menu.

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    What you say

    Edinburgh’s best kept secret, venue-wise! A brilliant facility which we’ll happily use over and over again!

    Evelyn Hynan - Scottish Institute for Enterprise

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    What you say

    Really easy booking system, great communication from the venue staff. Excellent city centre location with great facilities. Highly recommend.

    SCVO & NHS Health Scotland

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    What you say

    This venue has a very professional yet laid-back approach. The staff are a pleasure to interact with and we have nothing but compliments for the whole experience.

    Pet Fostering Service Scotland

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    What you say

    The Melting Pot is a first class venue to hold meeting and the staff are so friendly and helpful

    Mark Henry - Edinburgh Tenants Federation

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    What you say

    We thoroughly recommend The Melting Pot for anyone looking for event premises in Edinburgh. From the pre-event communication to support on the day, staff ensured we had everything we needed and our event ran without a hitch

    Close the Gap

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    What you say

    Phillip Reid, who was our main point of contact for organising the meeting, was extremely helpful, friendly and efficient. Thank you!!

     

    Ginny Gegg - Gaia Education

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    What you say

    We have been using The Melting Pot Venue, for our Buddhist SGI meetings for a while now and we are happy with it.
    Phil is great: accommodating to our needs, professional and friendly.

    Rosario Mastrocinque - SGI UK

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    What you say

    The Melting Pot was the perfect venue for our annual conference. Ideally situated with helpful staff, top-notch facilities and delicious food!

    Viv O'Dunne - Esperanto Association of Britain.

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    What you say

    Thanks so much for your fantastic service. The booking process was really simple with lots of flexibility to make the day exactly as we wanted. Phillip was fantastic with setting the room and Skype connections (even saving us money – Thanks) and providing extra tea and coffee when we needed it. The catering was fantastic too. I can’t think of a better venue for location and service. Thanks to everyone at The Melting Pot.

    Lindsay Wells, Scottish Landfill Community Fund/SEPA

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    What you say

    Everything was in its place and I liked the space very much. If needing to run a similarly-sized meeting I would happily return. Good size and shape of room for 20 (we had fewer) people cabaret style. Helpful staff, central location.

    Douglas McKelvie, Symmetric Scenarios Ltd

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    What you say

    Easy to book, friendly staff, everything set up for us and the IT was really easy to use. A great venue, good catering and a stress-free event.

    Pauline Cavanagh, Partners In Advocacy

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    What you say

    Thank you to The Melting Pot for hosting our workshop for Teach First alumni in Edinburgh, it was the perfect space for networking and facilitation. The team were all very accommodating and we will certainly be back if we host any further events

     

    Donna Petrie, Teach First

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FREE for your use: computer & audio visual, microphones, flip chart, white board wall space, facilitator’s tool kit, fresh cold water.

  • Workshop

    Workshop Space

    Our largest room, with capacity for anywhere between 10 to 100 delegates, depending on your layout requirements. It’s ideal for training, public consultations & events, away-days, AGMs, launches’, private functions and social gatherings.

    The workshop space is also fitted with an induction loop system which can be set up on request. Anyone attending your event that uses a hearing aid can connect to the induction loop, which will reduce any outside noise or distractions and allow them to hear everything that is taking place during your event more clearly.

    Workshop

    Time slots Magic Mondays Tuesday to Friday Weekends
    1/2 day:
    9am – 1pm or 1:30pm- 5:30pm
    £135 £200
    Mid-day:
    up to 5 hours 10am – 3pm
    £175 £267
    Full day:
    9am – 5pm
    £225 £317
    By the hour:
    Before 9am and from 6pm
    £40 £40 £40

    *All prices exclude VAT

    Treat your delegates to something special from our diverse, delicious, affordable Catering Menu.

     

  • Meeting room

    Meeting room

    Has a view (just!) of the castle, and is set up boardroom style to seat up to 10 delegates (12 at a push – but not all day). This room is ideal for smaller group meetings – either conducted in person and over the Internet. You may also like our teleconferencing and interview hosting services.

    A portable induction loop can also be set up on request.

    Note – our minimum booking time for this room is 2 hours. There is a surcharge if you wish to hire it during out-of-office hours, including weekends (we are open until 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays – so try them first).

    Meeting room

    Time slots Cost per hour
    Normal opening hours:
    Mo / We / Fr 8:30am – 6pm
    Tu / Thu 8:30am – 8pm
    £15
    Out of office hours £23.50

    *All prices exclude VAT

    Treat your delegates to something special from our diverse, delicious, affordable Catering Menu.

     

  • Pod

    Pod

    Our ‘Pod’ is a small, confidential, yet moderately visible, private room located in the corner of our coworking space. It can hold up to 4 people and is great for 1-2-1’s where it is safe to be seen but not heard.

    A portable induction loop can also be set up on request.

    Pod

    Time slots Cost per hour
    Normal opening hours:
    Mo / We / Fr 8:30am – 6pm
    Tu / Thu 8:30am – 8pm
    £10

    *All prices exclude VAT

     

  • Whole space

    Whole space hire

    Does what it says on the tin – all 3000 sq. ft of The Melting Pot including our Coworking space. It’s only available in the evenings and weekends. For more information view Whole Space Hire (PDF).

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