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Ceilidh Venue Considerations

- When booking your event, always view the room where the reception will be held.

- It is best to have a room with a permanent dance floor. Temporary dance floors (made of small blocks locked together) have a tendency to break up during the more strenuous dances.

- Try to imagine the number of guests who may be on the dance floor at any given time. Normally you would expect around 40-70% of your guests on the dance floor at any point in time. Set dances such as the Dashing White Sergeant and Strip the Willow do require a bit of space!

- A rectangular or square room with integral bar is best. You may find that guests tend to disappear to have a chin wag in L-shaped function rooms or rooms with the bar in a separate room. Better to have one rectangular room with integral bar where guests can sit or stand and watch and hopefully be encouraged to join in! 

- If you plan to have a disco as well as Scottish dancing it is often better to have the Scottish dancing first and then follow with the disco rather than alternate the two. This is because the Scottish dancing builds up throughout the evening and having breaks usually interrupts the momentum.


Some of our favourite venues are:

The Atholl Palace, Pitlochry

The Crieff Hydro

The Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie

The Invercarse Hotel, Dundee

The Salutation Hotel, Perth

Blair Athol Castle

The Perth Concert Hall

The Dunblane Hydro

Huntingtower Hotel, Perth

Drumtochty Castle, Auchenblae

Cameron House, Balloch

The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

Rufflets Hotel, St Andrews

Birnam House Hotel

Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Edinburgh

Various Village / Town Halls

Various University Buildings



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