Are you looking for a unique venue in Scotland to host your next event?

When it comes to organising events, we tend to go for the option that differentiates us from the ordinary. It’s no secret that extra efforts to find the ideal location go a long way in creating unique experiences for your guests, which is why we have come up with a list with the most unique venues in Scotland.

For small gatherings, to large scale events (when they return), Panoptic can help find a unique venue which will make your next event unforgettable – Now let’s take a look!

Jupiter Artland Edinburgh

Jupiter Artland

If you’re looking to host an out of this world event, then look no further. Founded by philanthropist art collectors Robert and Nicky Wilson in 2009, the prestigious arts organisation has an international reputation for innovation and creativity. With a range of stunning and unusual spaces to accommodate parties of all sizes, the Jupiter Artland is the optimum venue for those looking for out of the ordinary experiences.



Being one of the top luxury hotels in Scotland’s Capital, it’s not hard to see why the luxury floating hotel is an excellent location for events.

Berthed on Edinburgh’s vibrant waterfront, the venue features an elegant ballroom with beautifully designed sweeping staircases that can seat up to 60 people. With a raised gallery for music and entertainment, the venue promotes a removal skylight which is something quite distinctive.

So if you’re into floating luxury, Fingal is the venue for you.

Did you know its sistering yacht is docked just down the water – The Royal Yacht Britannia!



Fingal Edinburgh
The Cow Shed Crail

The Cow Shed Crail

Situated near ‘The Home of Golf’, St Andrews, The Cow Shed Crail has been praised by many for its flexibility – supporting this, the venue states that ‘The Cow Shed is the perfect “blank canvas” venue for you to add your personality to and make it a truly unique occasion.’

With its onsite accommodation, indoor and outdoor spaces, this venue is ideal for those who don’t want the traditional small gathering experience, but something more personal. 



V&A Dundee

The only other V&A Museum in the UK, outside of London… With its distinctive architecture and the surroundings of calming waters, V&A Dundee is Scotland’s first design museum which only opened its doors to visitors in 2018.

As well as acting as a museum, the modern building also operates as an events venue for a range of events. The advantage of the venue is its capacity. The venue is available to hire out for ‘large-scale’ celebrations – this could be an option for those looking to host a large number of guests at their event, all within this iconic building!


V&A Dundee
Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth

Opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999, the unique venue of Dynamic Earth is located in Edinburgh.

The five star visitor attraction in Edinburgh tells the story of the planet Earth alongside providing workshops for those who wish to participate.

As well as being a science centre, the venue also acts as an ideal spot for those wanting to host weddings, conferences, meetings, gala dinners, receptions and even leavers prom! The venue is so large the Stratosphere hall can accommodate up to 1,200 people for standing receptions.

If you are looking for a next-level venue, whether it is high-end, or something truly Scottish – Panoptic Events are here for you.

For more information, contact us today!