Mansfield Traquair



Delight in the expressions of your guests as they cross the threshold for the very first time. Shocked by the splendour and in awe of the majesty, they’ll draw breath as they step inside. Celebrate with passion, it’s the unmistakable Mansfield Traquair experience!

The perfect party should be tailored to fit both your aspirations and your budget. Be it grand or informal, a kilt spinning, hair swishing ceilidh or an entirely more sedate affair, Mansfield Traquair will be transformed by our team to flawlessly match your party aspirations, whether understated or flamboyant.

The setting is as versatile as it is spectacular - a cocktail reception in the Baldacchino, showgirls and a swinging party in the Nave, a sedate but sumptuous Silver Wedding, or simply tea and scones in the secluded garden. Graduation balls are especially stunning in the venue (more here) not to mention fun birthday bashes. Dance floors framed by great curtains of pea lights, acapella performed in pink tuxedos in the Baldacchino, cocktail receptions cocooned by billowing silk curtains drawn back to reveal the most glamorous dinners - the limit is the extent of our imagination, and that’s a considerable stretch!

You will, of course, appreciate our exquisite menus, the tantalising cocktails and class-leading entertainment, which are all entirely event-appropriate. However, it is the delivery of every conceivable element of planning from a team of aficionados, whose very purpose is surprising you with service beyond compare, that will really transport the event you dared to dream of to the realms of ‘the best party ever’!

Mansfield Traquair - a fantastic party venue in Edinburgh.


Party Design

Ultimate creativity, imagination in excess tempered with wisdom.  Events designed for a perfect fit with both budget and aspirations.  Our resident perfectionists promise you’ll party with panache!

Our Event Designers have cultivated an imaginative state permanently in overdrive; tempered with a wealth of creativity, knowledge and experience, they transform every party from the expected to the astounding. Whatever the occasion, be it grand or intimate, they will transform the already-stunning setting of Mansfield Traquair for the occasion-perfect party with panache. 

Passionate about what they do, their relentless challenge is to take your exacting plans and project them to the next level. Flexible, diplomatic and enthusiastic, our team is more than easy to work with.   

With a reputation for being personable, responsive and extremely well-informed, they are, above all, renowned for unrivalled professionalism. From absolute grandeur with pomp and ceremony to wonderful parties into the wee small hours; serene and respectful, understated elegance or twirling and swirling decadent dances; it all excites us and it’s all absolutely founded on menus which tempt and treat, complemented by drinks that tantalise.

With innovation and wisdom in equal measure, we’ll transform your ambitious plans into a reality beyond your imagination.  Together we’ll achieve an event which is as unique as it is exceptional.

Key Facts - Capacities & Specifications

Perhaps surprisingly, the restoration of Mansfield Traquair has cleverly and subtly incorporated ultra- modern technology and the types of facilities you might expect from a purpose-built modern venue.

Uber-technical capability means that your event can feature state-of-the art lighting and entertainment. Not only can artists traverse the ceiling on billowing silk (it’s actually built to sustain the weight of a car) but you can hold great parties with guest-wowing stunts and room-trembling music. With equal aplomb, however, you can also host smart conferences, fairytale weddings, sophisticated garden parties, and supremely polished award ceremonies and presentations.

Full technical specification, floor plan and dimensions


Capacities No. Guests
Dinner up to 350
Dinner Dance up to 300
Reception up to 700
Seated Buffet up to 275
Standing Buffet up to 600
Theatre up to 600
Cabaret up to 200


Key Prices

When you're planning a party, you will of course have a vision of exactly how you'd love it to be...

...but even parties have practical influences - such as a finite budget which will influence your plans.  This information is designed to help you decide if Mansfield Traquair is the perfect venue for your party.

Mansfield Traquair - a stunning party venue in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland.


Wine and Sparkles Collection 2018-2019

Memorial Service

Autumn - Winter Dinner Experience 2019-2020

Autumn - Winter Dinner Experience 2020-2021

Spring - Summer Experience 2020

Taste of Scotland Interactive Experience


We have received many letters of thanks from clients who have held parties at Mansfield Traquair. Below is a small sample:

"Just a note to say that our 60th birthday party was a great success. Yourself and your staff, chef, waiters, security have done a very professional job for the second time. Food was delicious, tables looked amazing. The feedback from guests has been glowing.Thank you again."   Heather & Rab Speirs

"I wanted to say how thrilled we were with all that you did to make Alice's party a roaring success.  Everything was wonderful, and although the venue is of course stunning, the decor on the night was breathtaking - so much so that when the curtain was drawn back for dinner no one moved as they were all stunned!  The food, from the canapes onwards was superb and your staff were so unobtrusive and slick - really masterful".  Veronica Larkworthy

"We had a great night thanks, I think everyone enjoyed themselves judging by the response we have had. Thank you to your team."  Fiona Jordan

“Everything from the planning of our party through to the night it self went without any problems. Our guests commented on how friendly and helpful the staff were, how amazing the venue looked and how tasty the food was...thank you all so much.”  Vivienne Pritchett.

"A massive thank you, we loved the food, we loved the staff and want to say a big thank you to you all". Evelyn Miller

"We had a really super day, the team on site were great ! It was wonderful working with you – you’re all superstars. We’ll send you pics . And, if we win the lottery, we’ll book in for another party asap!" Beccs



They say it’s taking part that is the most important thing, but it really is good to win.  Normally, we are quietly delivering excellence in a discreet understated way, but just this once please indulge us, we’re going to shout about it!  Have confidence when you appoint the award-winning Heritage Portfolio team.

  • Event Awards - Event Space Of The Year Non-Exhibition (Under 300) (Finalist) - 2011 - September 2011
  • Event Awards - Best Caterer (Finalist) - 2011 - September 2011
  • Craft Guild Of Chefs, Scotland - Chef Of The Year - Brian Canale (Winner) 2011 - March 2011
  • Cost Sector Catering Awards - UK Event Catering Award (Finalist) - 2011 - April 2011
  • Craft Guild Of Chefs Awards - Banqueting Chef Award (Finalist) - 2011 - June 2011
  • Event Awards - Event Space of the Year Non-Exhibition (under 300) Winner - September 2010
  • Event Awards - Best Caterer- Highly Commended - September 2010
  • Cost Sector Catering Awards - UK Event Catering Award - Winner - April 2010
  • CIS Excellence Awards - Independent Event Caterer of the Year- Winner - May 2010
  • Scottish Event Awards - Best Caterer- Finalist - September 2010
  • Craft Guild of Chefs Awards - Banqueting Chef Award - Finalist - June 2010
  • Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold Award - August 2010
  • VOWS Awards - Independent Wedding Caterer of the Year - Finalist - 2009
  • National Business Awards for Scotland - Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year - Finalist - 2009
  • VOWS Awards - Independent Wedding Caterer of the Year - Winner - 2008
  • VOWS Awards - Independent Wedding Co-ordinator - Finalist - 2008
  • Knorr Chef of the Year - Finalist - 2008
  • Thistle Awards - Business Tourism Award - Winner - 2008
  • Scottish Event Awards - Best ODC (Outside Department Caterer) - Finalist - 2008
  • National Business Awards for Scotland - The VisitScotland Tourism Business of the Year - Finalist - 2008
  • Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards - 2008/2007
  • Thistle Awards - Business Tourism Award - Winner - 2006
  • VOWS Awards - Independent Wedding Caterer of the Year - Winner - 2006
  • CIS Excellence Awards - Development Chef Award - Winner - 2006
  • SLTN Catering Awards - Food Safety Award - Winner - 2006
  • SLTN Caterer of the Year Award - Winner - 2006
  • CIS Excellence Awards - Independent Event Caterer Of The Year - Finalist - 2006
  • UK Event Caterer of the Year - Winner - 2005
  • Enterprising Scotland Awards - Most Entrepreneurial Young Company - Finalist - 2005
  • Edinburgh Evening News Business Excellence Awards - Most Entrepreneurial Young Company - Winner - 2005
  • The Chamber Awards - Microsoft Award for Innovation Through Technology - Winner - 2005
  • Edinburgh Evening News Business Excellence Awards - E Business Award - Winner - 2005
  • National Business Awards for Scotland - E Business Strategy of the Year Award - Winner - 2005
  • DTI E Commerce Awards - Best End-To-End Integration - Highly Commended - 2005
  • National Business Awards for Scotland - Visit Scotland Tourism Business of the Year - Finalist - 2005
  • DTI E Commerce Awards - Best Sales and Marketing Online - Highly Commended - 2005
  • Norwegian Seafood Recipe Challenge - Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut Award for Best Presentation - 2005
  • CIS Excellence Awards - Development Chef Award - Finalist - 2005
  • Salon Culinaire - Culinary Theatre Competition - 2005
  • ScotHot - Scottish Culinary Championships - 2005
  • Scottish Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year - Winner - 2004
  • Cost Sector Catering Awards - Event Caterer of the Year - Winner - 2005
  • Enterprising Scotland Awards - E Business Award - Winner - 2005
  • DTI E Commerce Awards - W@W (Winners@Web) - Winner - 2004
  • Scottish Enterprise / DTI E-Commerce Awards - Best E Business - Winner - 2004
  • Norwegian Seafood Recipe Challenge - Best Presentation and Imaginative Dish - Gold Medal - 2004
  • Edinburgh Evening News Business Excellence Awards - Customer Service Excellence Award - Finalist - 2004
  • Edinburgh Evening News Business Excellence Awards - Best E Business Award - Runner Up - 2004
  • DTI E Commerce Awards - Best E Business - Winner - 2004


Take a moment to fall in love with Mansfield Traquair, that’s all it will take.  Such is the beauty of Mansfield Traquair that limiting the pictures we show of it is simply not an option.  Please browse our gallery below the main image to get a glimpse of the possibilities of Mansfield Traquair.

Please don’t worry if you find that browsing results in your jaw dropping rather unattractively – it’s a normal reaction.  We call it the “Mansfield Effect”

Take a 360° Tour

Seeing is believing and when it comes to Mansfield Traquair, a visit is all it takes to be forever smitten.  Our 360˚ tour will give you just a taster of ambience that can be created, the beauty of the unique spaces and the potential to create an event to be remembered.