Venue Hire

A unique venue in a spectacular coastal setting that gets you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Our venue is ideal for smaller seminars, meetings, evening events or private parties. We welcome enquiries for hire of our Centre's facilities.

Venue location

Located in the bustling and highly attractive seaside town of North Berwick, East Lothian our Centre provides a unique and welcoming environment for networking, small meetings, seminars, presentations and product launches. Ideal if you wish to take your team or clients away from the bustle of the City to allow them to relax and reflect within our coastal surrounds or to host an evening drinks receptions or more informal dinner. We can also accommodate private parties in the evenings.

Overlooking the iconic Bass Rock
(c) Susan Davies

Every hire of our facilities makes a contribution towards supporting our conservation and education charitable projects and activities which are all designed to "inspire people to learn about, and feel motivated to care for Scotland's marine wildlife and environment".

Our facilities

Our offer includes:

Seabird Café
(c) Scottish Seabird Centre, Susan Davies

Scottish Seabird Centre's Discovery Experience
Discovery Experience
(c) Helen Pugh
Seabird cruises
(c) Rob MacDougall


Our main facilities are available for hire in the evenings (7-11pm) and smaller events can often be accommodated during our opening hours (10am-6pm) subject to other bookings at the time. Depending on your needs we can provide hospitality using our in-house team or by sourcing external caterers.

We are open 364 days a year.


We work hard to ensure that our facilities are accessible to everyone. You can find out more about our accessibility here.

Getting here

We encourage visitors to use active or public transport to visit us where they can. We have cycle pods, are only a 15 minute walk from the rail station and there's a good bus service.

Scottish Seabird Centre - cycle pods
(c) Scottish Seabird Centre, Susan Davies

If needed we have a coach drop off point with parking a short distance away and a carpark and accessible parking spaces close to the Centre.

You can find out more on our Visit Us pages.

Get in touch

Get in touch with our Seabird Team via or 01620 890202. We'll be able to discuss options and give you a quote for your event once we have taken a few relevant details from you about your requirements.

Things to do in East Lothian

We would love you to stay in East Lothian for a while and to explore some of the other attractions around our destination. There's a wide range of different types of accommodation providers, cafes and restaurants to suit all budgets. You can find out more about what's on offer in East Lothian here.