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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Your Questions Answered

When do we need to confirm the booking?

To confirm and guarantee the Event, one copy of the booking form should be signed and returned to us within 10 working days of you receiving it.

What deposit is required?

50% deposit should be received by us within 10 working days of you receiving a booking form, the remaining 50% is due, along with your final numbers 3 working days prior to your event.

If you are booking your event less than 10 days prior to the event date then the full booking cost will be required at time of booking.

What menu will we have?

We offer a range of menus from informal Supper menus, canapés, finger food and buffet menus through to set 3/4/5 course set menus. We are happy to advise you on the most appropriate menu for your event.

What dietary requirements can you cater for?

We are confident that our team in the kitchen can cater for most dietary requirements but please inform us as soon as possible.

Can you invoice for the event?

The Society does not invoice after an event. All events must be paid for in full before the event, leaving just the drinks bill to be settled after the event before the Host leaves the venue.

We are able to provide a 'pro-forma invoice' should you be required to raise a cheque.

What extras can you do ie: Entertainment?

We can arrange a variety of services to make your event that extra bit special. From beautiful flower arrangements to complement the setting and occasion, background music with your own Ipod to organising live entertainment including singers, actors, magicians and musicians. Please contact the events team for a further ideas and information.

How many people can I bring?

We have a selection of private rooms in our venues, which accommodate between 4-65 guests dependant on your style of event and chosen layout. Please reference our 'Services at a glance' document to see specific capacities for each room or contact the Events Team for a details of all of the possible room layouts for each venue.

Do you provide AV equipment?

We can provide a full range of equipment, from flipcharts and LCD Projectors to conference phones, please contact The Events Team for a full list and costs.

Can you provide breakfasts?

We can offer delicious breakfasts from healthy muesli, fruit and yoghurt, to hearty bacon rolls or a full Scottish breakfast.

What types of packages do you offer?

We have an impressive collection of Whisky Dinner packages which are truly one-of-a-kind events and offer your guests a very memorable experience.

We also provide exciting themed whisky tastings such as 'Whisky and Chocolate Tasting and Workshop' and our 'Love is Blind' romantic offering for couples. Please contact the Events Team for further details and costs.

Do you have to be a member to book an event?

Anyone is welcome to host a private event at the Society. Our members do receive preferential rates for our private event services, so speak with the team to check whether we can save you some money with Society Membership.

I am a member; does my whole party get members rates?

If you are a member and are booking, coordinating and attending your event then your whole party will benefit from members rates.

Can you present a whisky tasting at venues other than the Society's venues?

We can bring a Society whisky tasting to any venue anywhere in the world. Please contact the Events Team for further information.

Does everyone have to have the same menu?

If you are having a private dining 3/4/5 course menu then you must select one menu for the entire party to enjoy. These menus are set at one option per course; however we can provide your party with 2 options at an additional supplement fee.

Is service/gratuity included in your quotations?

Service charges are not included in our quotations and can be added entirely at your discretion.