We have 3 main function rooms in the House, each with their own individual characteristics.
The Interpretation Suite is the first room you meet upon arrival to Panmure. It serves as a lobby/reception as well as an ideal holding space for event attendees. Situated on the ground floor, the suite comfortably holds up to 60 people standing.
On the first floor, the Reading Room plays host to intimate dinners and high-level seminars. With a seating capacity of 60, the Room features 3 large bookcases fit to model an exact replica of Smith's collection, paying tribute to him as a true bibliophile.
The Lecture Room sits directly above the Reading Room on the second floor. With a little more floor space, this room has hosted some of our highest level lectures to date, seating up to 64 guests and ample room for staging.
All 3 rooms can be in use simultaneously but due to the furniture restrictions, some combinations of layouts may not be possible (e.g. full lecture setups in the Reading and Lecture Room).
Panmure House is fully equipped to allow for a comfortable experience for wheelchair users.
The House has both an exterior* and interior lift as well as a disabled toilet on our Ground Floor in the Interpretation Suite area. The Panmure Team are fully trained in wheelchair evacuation and the equipment in the event of an emergency is situated on the second floor.
*The Team kindly ask for notice ahead of an event or visit in which the exterior lift may need to be used. This allows for setup in advance and prevents any delay whilst waiting outdoors which can be particularly unpleasant for our guests in the typical Scottish weather!
If aligned with our mission, we can host digital events, seminars or conferences on the Panmure House Zoom account. We have the capacity to host meetings and webinars of up to 1000 attendees.
Examples of online events we have run include:
The Hutton Series on Climate Change - including pre-recordings and the live Q&A
Economics @ Panmure - a series of online live lectures
The Wealth of Nations Lectures - a series of online lectures with Q&A
Online events should be branded in line with the Panmure House brand guidelines and should commence with the Panmure in Brief video or similar, and close with details of Panmure House.
In due course, we will offer hybrid events, with a small number of guests or speakers physically in Panmure House where proceedings will be filmed and broadcast to a wider digital audience.