Eskmills Venue Named Best Small Venue and Nominated for VOWS Award

Eskmills Venue, the stylish and popular celebration hub in Musselburgh, East Lothian has had a recent run of success, winning Best Small Venue in the 2015 Scottish Event Awards and being shortlisted for the esteemed VOWS Awards only a day later.


Mon, 19 Oct 2015


Hickory Food

“To have our venue recognised for our contribution to the events and wedding industries is just fantastic,” says Stephanie Stubbs, Marketing Manager. “Both awards cover the whole of Scotland, so it really puts Eskmills Venue and East Lothian on the map.” 

Asked why she thinks the venue is so popular, Stephanie said: “Because it’s so distinctive and versatile. Our guests love the contrast of the chic interior, the stunning stone courtyard and our garden – and of course the fact we’re right by the River Esk.”

This former rope mill is owned by Hickory (formerly GH Event Catering), who recently invested £35k in improvements and interiors, including the building of a sleek new bar with a fabulous array of wines, local beers and cocktails. It offers scope for an array of events, from small-scale business meetings to lively celebrations, and can also host outdoor ceremonies or drinks receptions within the striking grounds – complete with water feature and oversized birdcage. Last year the team welcomed 20,000 people through the doors for weddings, private parties, Christmas and charity events.

The Best Small Venue award was announced at a glittering ceremony at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel, alongside the very best in the Scottish Events industry. They will hear the results of the VOWS in November.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to win the award,” Stephanie says. “It reflects how hard the whole team works to give our customers and clients superb service, whatever the event. We value the customer above all else – at Eskmills Venue, the customer will always be the star.”

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