Hosting at House for an Art Lover

Whether it’s a birthday party, anniversary, christening or just a get-together with friends, our venues and menus will ensure your private function is a memorable one in a setting that is guaranteed to impress all of your guests.Whether it’s a prestigious celebration in our Mackintosh Suite or a cool party with a view at The View, House for an Art Lover has got everything you need in an inspired and unique location.

Client Testimonials

We're proud of the service we offer and the impeccable standards provided by our staff - something our previous private events clients love.

90th Birthday Lunch - January 2018

Sorry not to meet you Rachel but Robert and Scott were fantastic, service was impeccable and the food was just as good as I hoped . Your website does not do that lovely space justice! - the sitting area in particular was fantastic, and let everyone have a good old catch up pre and post food.  Dining room similarly gorgeous.  Think if we hadn't left at half four they would all still be there!

Many thanks again, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as a venue as more than one of our guests said they would be considering it for their own events.

All the best

Dr R McMenemin


40th Wedding Anniversary - August 2017

Maggie and I just wanted to let you know that our 40th Wedding Anniversary celebration on Saturday evening was a great success. All of our family and friends thought that the venue was superb and that the meal was excellent. All the staff were very attentive and helpful and added to the enjoyment of the evening.

We would certainly have no hesitation in recommending the House for an Art Lover as a venue for celebratory events. We would like to thank you for sorting out all of the details and for your advice in the planning of the event.

With very best wishes,
Dennis & Maggie Barr


90th Birthday Lunch - April 2017


We had a wonderful day.  Please pass on our thanks to both the front of house staff and those behind the scenes.

Your helpfulness and effectiveness really made organising the event much easier than I had imagined and all done via email and telephone.  Thank you for organising the smokeless candles.  I now know what I am looking for.

All of the guests were very impressed with the venue.  It was very challenging to find a suitable venue to house such a large number of guests of varying ages.  The View was perfect.  We had football showing in the dining room, cine film showing in the main room and we were able to watch the children play in the park from the terrace until everyone had arrived.

The service from the front of house staff was perfectly balanced - relaxed and attentive.  They could not have been more helpful.  Any request was met with a smile.   The offer to take a photograph of all of us was very kind.  As you can imagine, with such a large family, opportunities to capture us all in one place at the same time is no mean feat.  Thank you.

The soup and chicken was a wise choice.  It was perfect.  Again with such a large number, quite often venues find it difficult to ensure everyone is eating the same course at the same time.  Even with one late arrival, your staff team carried this out with ease. 

I had imagined that we would be on our way at around 4pm.  With such beautiful weather and surroundings, our guests made use of the terrace to chat. 

My dad was most please with his birthday party and you and your staff made his 90th birthday celebration perfect.

I am sure that your excellent service and venue will be talked about by many.  I look forward to visiting you again.

Thank you so much

Janet Moffat and Bill Watt

Diamond Wedding - February 2017

On behalf of my family I would like to compliment the service offered by House for an Art Lover on the occasion of my parents diamond wedding anniversary on Saturday. The venue was absolutely perfect for the size of our party and the menu was well received by all. 

Also the staff in attendance were very professional  and friendly in their approach and made us feel extremely welcome. Maria was a great help in ensuring all went smoothly and I wouldn't hesitate to return in the future

Thanks again for your help

Geraldine Macaulay 


Birthday Lunch - October 2016

Our event on Saturday went extremely well.  The lunch was excellent and we had many complementary comments about the food and the venue.   Maria and her team were extremely helpful and looked after us very well.  Thank you for your help in arranging the event and I would be happy to recommend the HFAAL.

Best wishes

Gordon Macpherson