We recommend the following ceilidh venues because:
They have a reasonable size dance floor of good quality and a reasonable size stage
The acoustics are OK
If you contact a venue via this page, please tell the venue that we recommended them

If you are considering other venues, look at the dance floor and ask yourself the following questions:
Is the dance floor big enough? - how many eightsome reels can it take?
Is the dance floor of good quality i.e. NOT carpet or temporary tiles laid down
Is there an echo (not good)? - stand where the band is likely to be and SING  / SHOUT as loud as you can!
Is the bar in the same room? If it isn't, the men who prefer alcohol to women will hide in the bar


Venue


Capacity

Approximate
cost


Our bar

Assembly Rooms -Ballroom 350

1000

Our bar
Assembly Rooms - Music Hall 450 1000 Our bar
Caledonian Hotel, Princes St 200
City Chambers, High St 150 625
Corn Exchange 200
Grosvenor Hilton, Grosvenor St 200
Hub, High St 400 1650
Jam House - 5 Queen St. 200
Lauriston Hall 180 270 Our bar
Marcos Leisure Centre, Grove St 150
Merlin Pub, Morningside Rd 150
Royal Overseas House 100
Thomas Morton Hall, Ferry Rd 200 550 Our bar
Peebles Hydro 200
Portobello Town Hall 200 550 Our bar

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