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let us host your next special occasion

The Kirkwall Hotel is the ideal home for special occasions on Orkney. We can host intimate celebrations for just a handful of special friends, as well as push-the-boat-out large parties for up to 75 people (seated) or 110 people (non-seated) and everything in between. We have a variety of harbour view private spaces to suit your special occasion. For information about weddings in Kirkwall, please click here.

get in touch 

We're here to help plan the perfect event and have special menus and ideas to help you get it just right. For more information email enquiries@kirkwallhotel.com or call us on 01856 872232 to speak to a member of our team. 

private dining & parties

we love a celebration!

Looking for the perfect party venue to gather friends & family, then why not try our harbourside hotel set in the heart of historic Kirkwall? From smaller quaint spaces like The Study, through to the beautifully restored restaurant in the heart of the hotel with its stunning harbourside views where boats nestle, there will be a space to suit. For a grand party or celebration, we can seat up to 110 guests and 37 bedrooms are available.

We can design menus for your function, whether you would like a private dining party, or a traditional party buffet with all your classic favourites. Please contact us on 01856 872232 to discuss what you have in mind, we will be happy to show you around our lovely venue.

Kirkwall baby showers

the perfect venue for your celebration

Bring loved ones together to share the joy with the expectant mother-to-be at our beautiful historic hotel. With a choice of spaces, warm hospitality and stunning views, it has to be one of the best baby shower venues in Orkney.

We can host Baby Showers for just a handful of guests in The Study. If you're planning a larger celebration with a gender reveal and games, there's space for many more. We can organise special afternoon tea parties, and more!

However you imagine your special Baby Shower celebration - whether you are planning for yourself, or surprising a loved one - we can help. We understand that there are many things to be getting on with when preparing for a new addition, which is why our team is on hand to help with all planning aspects to ensure that your celebration is stress-free. Let us do the hard work, so that you don’t have to!

wakes & celebrations of life

for the loved and lost

Commemorating the passing of a loved one is always tainted with sadness, we are sorry for your loss. If this is the first time you are considering visiting us at the Kirkwall Hotel, we want to assure you that we are a friendly, professional and caring team. We will do the upmost to help manage your day with care and sensitivity. If you are returning to the hotel as a special place with which you are familiar, we thank you for thinking of us, and are sorry that it is in these circumstances. 

We have a selection of spaces that are suitable for wakes in Orkney, each is different in size. We can host wakes for just a few people, or over 100 guests. Depending on what you're looking for in terms of privacy and size, we can recommend the best space, whether this is The Study, restaurant, or bar. We are within walking distance of St Magnus Cathedral.

We have a range of options when it comes to refreshments. We can arrange a wake simply on a room hire basis, with drinks included or charged through the bar. Alternatively, we have various dining options, whether you would like a finger buffet, hot food or a seated dinner. Please let us know what you have in mind, and we will prepare some simple options for you to consider.

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