Panmure house is enjoying a renaissance as Scotland’s foremost home of economic and social debate. As such, Panmure House is not a University venue in the normal sense, bookable or serviceable in the usual way. There are restrictions placed upon the terms of its use, attributable to both mission and infrastructure.For clarity: Panmure House is not for commercial hire, nor is it a city centre University/teaching/meeting venue.
The House is used for commercial purposes on no more than 40 days per year, which are fully accounted for by our Founder Sponsor agreements. If you would like more information on how to join the FOUNDER SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME, please CONTACT US. All non-commercial (i.e. non-Founder-Sponsor) events taking place in Panmure must directly and significantly draw upon and/or further the cultural relevance of the House in its capacity as the former home of Adam Smith.
Subject areas that fall into this category include: ethics, philosophy, economics, Adam Smith’s life and works, the Scottish Enlightenment, geopolitics, and social theory.
Some examples of events that have been held in the House include:
- a conference on the economics of climate change
- a seminar on the ethics & economics of sustainable aviation
- a play about the life and work of Adam Smith
- a public debate on contemporary economics
At least 30 days' notice must be given ahead of your requested event. Panmure House events are facilitated by our small team, who cannot normally be made available at short notice. Cancellations under the original notice period are subject to fees.
The House is manned from the hours of 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday. Events that fall outwith these times, including access for set up, will incur an additional staffing charge of £100 per hour.
CATERING AND AV
All catering and video production required for events within the House must be ordered and purchased from one of our approved external providers. Guests’ own food is not permitted within the House at any time.
If you require any AV support e.g hybrid or filming needs, you must source this from our approved supplier. Please note Panmure House staff cannot offer AV support for your event.
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS DETAILS OF OUR APPROVED CONTRACTORS.
Routine cleaning takes place weekly for general upkeep. Charges are applicable at £100 per event as additional cleaning is required after your event is complete.
RULES OF USE
Should your enquiry be approved, our full Rules of Use document will be provided and must be read thoroughly. These terms have been implemented to protect the House, clients and their event attendees. Event organisers of approved events must confirm they have read and understood our Rules of Use before the event can take place.
We encourage all event organisers to take a look at our venue capacity, function rooms and facilities before submitting an event proposal to ensure that we can accommodate you comfortably.