The City Halls and Old Fruitmarket
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
£550.00+VAT Flat Rate
£400.00+VAT Flat Rate
Club Room (availability dependant on building operations or as an ancillary room)
£150.00+VAT Flat Rate
£2800.00+VAT Flat Rate (Private Function)
£2900.00+VAT Flat Rate (Concert)
£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
|Cabaret Style||240||5ft tables of 8|
|300||5 ft tables of 10|
Capacity - Concerts
|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.
The Recital Room can be hired for weddings, corporate & private hire, conferences and concerts.
|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|
|Classroom Style||40 guests||6ft x 2.5ft Tables|
|Theatre Style||120 guests|
|Cabaret Style||96 guests||Small tables with 6 chairs per table|
The Candleriggs Bar is available for corporate & private hire.
|Standing Drinks Reception||120 guests|
|Standing Drinks Reception with Recital Room & Candleriggs Bar||200 guests|
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|
The Grand Hall is available for concerts.
|Theatre Style||936 guests||Extra 100 can be accommodated on the choir benches|