The City Halls and Old Fruitmarket

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Please note The City Halls/Old Fruitmarket venue has a 9-month lead-in for event bookings as they are the home of the Scottish Symphony Orchestra who have priority bookings.

Clients can place Provisional Holds until the SSO diary is released, after which the venue will contact the clients to let them know if their date will be available. 

About The City Halls & Old Fruitmarket

The City Halls is made up of the Grand Hall, Recital Room, Club Room and Candleriggs Bar. The Old Fruitmarket is part of the City Halls complex but it is its own separate space.

The City Halls is the oldest purpose built performance and meeting space in Glasgow. It underwent an extensive £15 million redevelopment which has enhanced the beauty of the original features whilst maximising and modernising the Halls' excellent multi-purpose facilities.

The Old Fruitmarket is a venue with huge character; with its lofty vaulted roof, listed cast iron columns, original signage, Festoon lighting and balcony. It is an incredibly versatile venue which can host a variety of events.

Details of Venue Hire

Wondering if Old Fruitmarket is ideal for your event? Check out this information to find out. If you've got an idea you'd like to discuss, please get in touch.

The venue is available for Weddings, Corporate & Private Hire, Conferences and Concerts.

Access for a Full Day Hire is 08.00hrs, if an event requires earlier access from 06.00hrs, a surcharge of £125.00+VAT per hour applies

Building closing hours are event dependant, with the latest finishing time for a private event being 00.30hrs with the venue being fully clear by 01.00hrs

All catering is provided by Old Fruitmarket's in-house suppliers Encore Hospitality. Unfortunately, External or Self Catering cannot be accomodated.

Please note, there is no on site café bar open to the general public.

There is a range of AV Equipment that is on site for event hire. Equipment can also be  sourced POA.

Old Fruitmarket have a Team of Specialist AV, Sound & Lighting Technician to assist during events.

Clients can bring in their own AV Equipment provided it is PAT Tested and an itemised list is provided in advance.


£1500.00+VAT to £2550.00+VAT 

Recital Room

£550.00+VAT Flat Rate

Candleriggs Bar

£400.00+VAT Flat Rate

Club Room (availability dependant on building operations or as an ancillary room)

£150.00+VAT Flat Rate

Old Fruitmarket

£2800.00+VAT Flat Rate (Private Function)

£2900.00+VAT Flat Rate (Concert)

Grand Hall

£2900.00+VAT Flat Rate



Capacity - Wedding Receptions

Banqueting Style Dinner With Dance Floor Without Dancefloor
Recital Room 40 to 80 guests 40 to 60 guests
Old Fruitmarket Max 250 guests Max 300 guests

Please note a Ceremony Only Hire cannot be accommodated. 

Capacity - Corporate & Private Hire

Banqueting Style Dinner With Dancefloor Without Dancefloor
  Min 200 guests Min 200 guests
  Max 250 guests Max 300 guests


Standing Finger Buffet 400 guests

Capacity - Conferences


Style Capacity Table details
Theatre Style 545 N/A
Cabaret Style 240 5ft tables of 8
  300 5 ft tables of 10

Capacity - Concerts

Style Capacity Info
Theatre Style 545 Total inclusive of 5 wheelchair companion seats
Standing 1300 1100 Ground Floor & 200 Balcony. Wheelchair + companion area located on balcony level – 10 maximum
Cabaret Style 392 Small Occasional Tables with 6 Chairs per table

Areas available for hire

Within the venue, The Recital Room, Candleriggs Bar, Club Room and Grand Hall are available.

Recital Room

The Recital Room can be hired for weddings, corporate & private hire, conferences and concerts.


Option Capacity Further Info
Wedding Ceremony Theatre Style with an Aisle 40 min/120 max  
Wedding Dinner 40 min/80 max  
Wedding Evening Reception 40 min/120 max Max seating at round tables 50 guests with a dancefloor

Corporate & Private Hire

Banqueting Style 70 (no dancefloor)
Banqueting Style 50 (with dancefloor)
Standing Reception 120 guests


Theatre Style 120 guests  
Cabaret Style 56 guests 5ft round tables of 8
Cabaret Style 70 guests  5ft round tables of 10
Closed Boardroom 35 guests  
U-Shape 29 guests  
Classroom Style 40 guests 6ft x 2.5ft Tables


Theatre Style 120 guests  
Cabaret Style 96 guests Small tables with 6 chairs per table

Candleriggs Bar

The Candleriggs Bar is available for corporate & private hire.

Standing Drinks Reception 120 guests
Standing Drinks Reception with Recital Room & Candleriggs Bar 200 guests

Club Room

The Club Room is available for conferences.

Theatre Style 50 guests  
Cabaret Style 24 guests 5ft tables of 8
Cabaret Style 30 guests 5ft tables of 10
Closed Boardroom 20 guests  

Grand Hall

The Grand Hall is available for concerts.

Theatre Style 936 guests Extra 100 can be accommodated on the choir benches

Rooms Available

Recital Room
Old Fruitmarket
The Club Room



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