Walk & Talk: Diversification into the wedding industry, Rosebery Steading

Time 10:00 - 12:30
Cost 15.00
Cost (Members) 0.00
Capacity 21 of 30
Booking Cut-off Monday 4 May, 12:00:pm
Organiser Clare Sturla
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Please note: Following government guidance on the Coronavirus (Covid-19), this event has been postponed. If possible, we will reschedule this event for a later date, and will inform all who have previously booked places of the new date when this is confirmed.


With over 27,000 marriages in Scotland each year, weddings are big business! Take a look behind the scenes at Rosebery Steading at Rosebery Estates who have said ‘I do’ to diversifying into the wedding industry. Hear about the challenges they overcame, the opportunities and what to consider before you diversify.

Our first South East Walk and Talk of the year is being held at the beautiful Rosebery Steading on Rosebery Estates in Midlothian.

Rosebery Steading is an 18th century steading conversion and barn space, lovingly restored and sympathetically developed from a 200 year old farm village into a versatile entertaining space with luxurious accommodation, landscaping and a private central courtyard. Additional outdoor areas provide space for activities and entertaining. The steading is set amid private Estate grounds and rolling countryside but yet a stone's throw away from Edinburgh.

The Steading includes two expansive barn spaces catering for up to 100 people seated. Offering rustic charm combined with contemporary design and executive luxury, Rosebery Steading is now available for weddings, private parties and incentive events from Spring 2020.

The Walk and Talk will reveal the diversification project from start to finish, discussing the decision-making process, the architectural challenges encountered and more.  We will hear from the project manager, event manager and their Sales and Marketing team. We will also hear from the Estate Factor at Rosebery Estates on how the new venue sits within the wider diversification activity on the estate.

If you are thinking of thinking of diversifying into the event industry or considering repurposing an old steading, this event is for you.

Date: Thursday 7 May

Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Location: Rosebery Steading, Gorebridge, Midlothian, EH23 4SP

Cost: Free for members/£15 +VAT for non-members

Please book online to secure your place.