Celebrate Your Special Occasion at Balbirnie

It's your special event, so celebrate somewhere special. Balbirnie is a wonderful party venue. Birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, family gatherings, whatever the occasion- let us help make your own event memorable.

With a wide choice of beautiful private rooms, we will assist with planning your celebration. You can be confident your party will be perfect, right down to the last tiny detail.

Decor and Enterainment - often it's all the little things which help to create the right atmosphere. We can assist across the board - table decorations, flowers, themed decor, stationery, magicians, bands, discos, casino tables, photographers, red carpets.. we even have our own LED sparkly lit dancefloor! Whatever you need, just get in touch and ask.

The Food - quite simply delicious. See below for sample menus.We are very open to discussing your own bespoke ideas too if you have any particular  ideas in mind!

Private Dining Sample Menus

Please email sarah@balbirnie.co.uk for menus specific to your own event.


Balbirnie has six quite different private dining areas which can accommodate anything from small private dining parties to larger events for up to 216.

The Orangery Chef’s Table Room

For an experience to remember, this is a totally unique private tasting room for 4-6 covers only, located directly looking into our main kitchen. Diners will be able to watch (and listen if they wish!) the kitchen brigade via a 3 metre stretch of one-way glass.

The Garden Room

Overlooking the gardens, this lovely room seats up to 16 for lunch or dinner on 1 table, or up to 20 on 2 rectangular tables)– ideal for smaller occasions which require a private room.

The West Room

Again overlooking the garden lawns, The West Room seats up to 24 on one table or up to 50 on 5 round tables.

The Ballroom

The Ballroom was built as our purpose-built largest event room in 1999. It has been designed in keeping with the old house and with Georgian arched windows around the room, the room is flooded with natural daylight. This area can seat up to 216 for lunch or dinner and up to 168 guests if space for a dancefloor/band is also required. Also with its own private and secluded gardens, perfect for summer entertaining.

The Orangery

This is our main restaurant which can also be reserved for private events, accommodating up to 80 for private and corporate gatherings.  The Orangery is a fabulous room to host an event, with floor to ceiling lunette windows, a glass roof ceiling and is sumptuously decorated in shades of silver, copper and chocolate.

View more information about The Orangery

The Bistro

The Bistro is our alternative restaurant at Balbirnie, offering a more casual dining experience with a relaxed and informal ambience in an authentic Bistro style setting. The Bistro can seat a maximum of 46 guests.

View more information about The Balbirnie Bistro


Brand new and by very popular demand we are now very proud to introduce Balbirnie's Pop-Up Bistro Deluxe!

We are now able to convert a section of Balbirnie's existing Business Centre, into an evening Private Dining Room within which we can offer our restricted Bistro menu, for up to 30 guests. The dining room itself is candlelit and equipped with low level contemporary mood lighting, dark copper blinds, background sound dock (bring your own tunes if you so wish), and for clients who are Ipad or laptop equipped, we offer the scope to use the room's audio visual surround system, to project for example, some special family memories ... or in business terms, some corporate highlights. (there is currently no room hire charge for the Pop-Up.)

We highlight that the Bistro Deluxe chairs are wonderfully comfortable. Magnificent chrome framed Boss design with Andrew Muirhead soft Scottish chocolate leather. The room itself offers scope for linen-clothed rectangular tables, and as we are deluxe - crisp linen napkins of course!!!

The Bistro Deluxe restricted dinner menu is priced for launch at outset with phenomenal value, at £23.50 per guest for 3 courses. Alternatively, we can price dishes individually. The menu offers a great choice, with 6 starters, 6 main courses, 5 desserts or cheese (always featuring a steamed mussels starter, steak frites main, and Creme brulee dessert - our House favourites!). We would additionally mention, if coffee is desired, we serve at the table.