Venue Hire and Booking

The present Merchants House was built in the 19th century to reflect values that are still associated with the City. Situated in the heart of the City, the Merchants House is one of Glasgow’s hidden treasures. Please click here to view our new venue hire brochure and to view a message from the Lord Dean John F MacLeod, about how booking this venue helps Glasgow, please click here.

Over the years it has been the setting for many functions, ranging from weighty annual general meetings of large companies to wedding receptions, anniversaries and dinners. The panelling in the Grand Hall is lined with plaques commemorating bequests to the House from earliest times. From the walls above hang portraits of eminent Merchants of the past.

The Grand Hall, with its Steinway Grand Piano is constantly in demand. A maximum of 130 can be seated for a formal dinner or luncheon. There is a hard wood dance floor for all your ceilidhs and dinner dances. Musicians are accommodated on the dais at the end of the Hall. The well equipped kitchen is at hand to meet the demands of a panel of approved caterers. There are spacious cloakrooms on the floor above the Hall.

The Directors Room can seat up to 50 for meetings, dinners, or luncheons. A welcoming coal-effect gas fire is lit on cold winter days. The Lord Dean's Room is ideal for small meetings of no more than 10. The large stained glass windows overlooking West George Street depict the scene in 1605, when the Letter of Guildry formalised the affairs of the Merchants House. The Committee Room, on the ground floor, is also ideal for meetings and can seat 18 round a board table.  For venue enquiries, please contact our Events Manager, Ms Nancy Braid, on 0141 221 8272 or by e-mail at events@merchantshouse.org.uk

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The Grand Hall

There is a wonderful feeling of stateliness in the awe-inspiring Grand Hall.

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Directors Room

The elegant and intimate Directors Room is awash with period features.

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Lord Dean’s Room

The Lord Dean’s Room wows with its intimate atmosphere.

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Committee Room

Overlooking George Square the Committee room is encircled by natural daylight.

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Your generosity will help to support our Home from Home service in Glasgow, Marion's House.

Our home helps families to stay close to their child throughout treatment; as one parent explains, "It has made a difficult and scary situation less stressful by having a base close to hospital, leaving us to not have to worry about travel costs and long journeys." 

CLIC SARGENT

Thank you so much for helping to ease the many practical and financial difficulties families face throughout their child's treatment.

The support from The Merchants House of Glasgow has been instrumental in the delivery of complementary therapies at the Royal Alexandria Hospital and has become an important part of the charity's work to support cancer patients. This has also formed the model for other complementary therapy projects at a number of NHS facilities across the West of Scotland. 

BEATSON CANCER CHARITY

At Kibble we care for some of the most vulnerable young people in the country. This support allows us to teach new skills, offer a wider range of subjects, and work towards qualifications that will lead to employment opportunities. We also want to try and encourage more girls to take up design and technology subjects. 
 
“I would like to thank the Members of Merchants House Glasgow for their support. Their contribution will make a massive difference to the opportunities available to the young people in our care.” 

KIBBLE

We are extremely grateful to The Merchants House of Glasgow for their generous grant of £28,000 for the purchase of this mini bus.

Their long term support of our veterans is so much appreciated.  The bus, which was donated in recognition of our centenary year, will be well used by our residents for outings and days out.

ERSKINE HOME

People with lived experience of mental health find it harder to access services, face greater levels of discrimination and self-stigma. The grant from Merchants House will enable us to continue delivering our core service and help us grow our network of self-help groups and self-management training. The groups provide community and friendship for people who are isolated and excluded.  It empowers people who feel powerless and acts as a forum to exchange insights, views and experience of Bipolar. This is an essential part of self-management, helping people keep well and thus reducing hospital admissions.

BIPOLAR SCOTLAND