Trades Hall

£2,650 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Nestled in Glasgow’s Merchant City, Trades Hall is an exquisitely beautiful historic venue that serves as the perfect backdrop for any occasion.
Trades Hall Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
External caterers not permitted
Choice of preferred caterers
Day before set up available
Trades Hall Features & Capacity


Venue Type
City Hotel
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
City View
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Grade I/II Listed Building
Pet Friendly

Food and Drink

Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
We work with two caterers who can provide a bespoke package for your day.
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Trades Hall Full Description
Originally built in 1794, it offers an idyllic setting for intimate gatherings as well as large weddings, celebrations, and corporate events for up to 250 attendees. This captivating and scenic venue has recently undergone renovations with state-of-the-art air conditioning and architectural lighting to ensure optimal comfort for you and your guests. With five unique function rooms available for individual or combined rental, you can enjoy exclusive access to the entire building. The Grand Hall, featuring ornate baroque chandeliers and elegant Victorian decor, is the crown jewel of Trades Hall.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Elaine Gilchrist and Judy Wilson
Hello! Firstly, a huge congratulations to you at this exciting time! We’re thrilled that you are interested in The Trades Hall as a venue for your special day. We'd be delighted to hear from you and discuss your plans, so feel free to contact us by phone or email if you'd like to have a chat and arrange a viewing.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Siobhan and Callum
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
Best day ever!
Everything was absolutely perfect. Staff were fab and on the ball with everything, the stationary they did for our table plan/seating was lovely, and the entire place was absolutely gorgeous, couldn't have asked for a better time <3
Karen & Gordon
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Fantastic wedding
Best wedding venue I have ever attended. The team at Trades Hall made our day so special, especially Elaine. Nothing was too much trouble, and they took the stress out of the day for us both. The venue is stunning and such an amazing experience standing on the balcony for photographs. Very central location and all our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the wedding. Thank you Trades Hall 💕
Frances Byrne
Wedding: August
September 2023
What an amazing place.
What an amazing place. Attended a wedding. Every thing about it was perfect.
Scott & Alex MacKenzie
Happy couple married in August
October 2023
We wouldn't have changed a single thing!
From the minute we made the enquiry to the doors opening on our ceremony we were so well treated and felt that we could place our absolute trust in Judy from Trades Hall. Never did we feel under informed or in any way nervous that everything wouldn't go absolutely perfectly! We were always in touch about the finer details, we utilised every inch of the building and completely to our wishes!. The building and staff were absolutely amazing. Big mention to Willie, who helped throughout the day and evening, nothing was a bother! From moving tables at our request, to flagging down taxis for guests at the end of the night! They also held onto our belongings under lock and key until the Monday so there was no pressure or rush to gather up all the gifts and all sorts of items left behind. The cost of the hire of the building was more than reasonable in our opinion and our guests have continually commented on the amazing history that the building boasts, which held lots of interest on the day. Further, the preferred suppliers appointed for the catering by trades Hall are second to none. Top Class Catering are very clearly close colleagues of trades Hall and it shows! I can't rave about this venue enough and Will always be my first recommendation to anyone looking for the perfect place to say "I Do" xx
Ana & Adam
Happy couple married in July
September 2023
Thank you
Thank you so much for being part of our big day. It couldn't have been more wonderful, and this is in great part to all the work you and the Trades Hall staff put into it to make things run smoothly. We couldn't have picked a more beautiful venue for us. But even the most stunning of venues can't make a wedding memorable if the people behind it don't have their hearts in it, and this is definitely not the case with Trades Hall and you. We felt taken care of from Day 1. We can't thank you enough
The Ceilidh Experience
Wedding: July
September 2023
The atmosphere was absolutely rocking!!
Our band recently played a wedding at The Trades Hall. The hall we played in was great, nice and spacious with a stage. The atmosphere was absolutely rocking!! Elaine was so helpful in the weeks before with timing checks etc and went out of her way to make sure that everything ran smoothly on the night with access etc. Hopefully see you all again soon!!! All the best, From The Ceilidh Experience
Trades Hall Location & Contact Details


85 Glassford Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City, G1 1UH, Scotland

Travel Notes

Discounted parking is available in the nearby NCP Glasshouse Car Park through the NCP App. Please ask for our promo code

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Argyle Street

Nearest Airport

Glasgow Airport

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Trades Hall Press & Awards
Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Trades Hall ?

The best wedding was during lockdown when numbers were limited. The Groom was Albanian and the only family he had in Glasgow was his brother. The bride secretly arranged for all of his family back home to record video messages which were played at dinner. It was also the time when dancing wasn’t permitted but they were lucky enough to find a busker when they went for photographs, who was kind enough to play their planned first dance. So beautiful.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Number 1 wedding tip is to take out wedding insurance. You just never know what’s around the corner.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We're always overjoyed when there is a dog in attendance!

Describe Trades Hall in 5 adjectives

Unique, Traditional, Grand, Stunning, Historical

Where’s the best photo spot at Trades Hall ?

It’s a very hard choice between our balcony or the beautiful sweeping staircase.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Trades Hall ?

We hosted the first same sex wedding in Scotland in Trades Hall on 31st December 2012! We have had a wedding where Scottish actor James McAvoy attended as guest.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Haggis Bon Bon is always a big favourite!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Tunnock's tea cake and Irn Bru

What is Trades Hall most unique feature?

You have exclusive use of the venue so you won't share your day with anyone else.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are a charity, income from our events goes back in to support the charitable purposes of Trades House and the work it undertakes.