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Unique and unusual venues to hire in Edinburgh and Scotland

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Edinburgh Zoo - Mansion House

Edinburgh Zoo - Mansion House

Max Capacity 250

If you are looking for a truly unique venue then the Mansion House at Edinburgh Zoo is the answer. We offer meetings, conferencing, private dinners, drinks receptions, family or corporate away days and weddings as well as a range of exciting team building activities all based in the heart of one of Scotlands most popular tourist attractions.

Scottish Event Campus (SEC)

Scottish Event Campus (SEC)

Max Capacity 10000

SEC is Scotland's national venue for public events. It is also the UK's largest integrated exhibition and conference centre: a world class facility set in one of Europe's most vibrant cities and only a short journey from some of the most beautiful countryside in the world.

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Organising your event in Edinburgh

Choosing a venue in Edinburgh could not be a finer decision for your meeting or event. Feel inspired by one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Edinburgh is bustling with life and steaming in history; be sure to set some time to explore this fascinating World Heritage site. The compact city environment means that everything is within walking distance or only a short taxi ride away. This destination caters to all tastes and travel purposes and there’s an abundance of choice for venues, hotels and cuisine. Edinburgh is known as a centre of excellence for finance, research, medicine, science, architecture and the arts – a hotbed for businesses to thrive.
 

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What unique venues does Edinburgh have to offer?

Home to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), an award-winning centre of excellence. The venue regularly draws in a variety of businesses hosting large scale conferences to small project meetings for under 10 people. Its outstanding reputation puts EICC on the map for top business destinations and with easy access to the venue from airports, trains stations and the city centre, it isn’t difficult to see why over sixty-six percent of clients return.

Edinburgh Zoo is one of the wildest and most exciting venues to book in the UK. Combining the excellent facilities of a purpose-built conference rooms alongside the character and intrigue of a leisure destination. The zoo is only 4 miles from the airport and 10 minutes from the city centre - it is as easy to reach as it is easy to fall in love with. What makes this world-leading zoo particularly unique is its giant panda and koala residents: the only place in the UK too see these animals!

The Budongo Trail is open for corporate events and be sure to check out the famous ‘penguin parade’. There are even options to host your event in a room that joins onto the chimpanzee enclosure! Or treat your delegates to an up close and personal experience with the tame furry inhabitants and reptiles: an interesting way to find out who is the bravest of the bunch! There really is no other experience quite like it to incentivise your delegates.

Edinburgh and the Lothians

Surrounding Edinburgh are the luscious sweeping landscapes of the Lothians - a delightful contrast to the cosmopolitan capital. The area provides vast opportunities for team building and adventurous days out. For the golf fans, there are plenty of great golf courses to practice your swing.

And hey, the weather isn’t as terrible as it’s made out to be! In fact, the annual rainfall is the same as New York and Rome. 

Booking your conference or event in the rest of Scotland

There is so much about Scotland that is well-renowned. The statement tartan kilts, dancing at ceilidhs, the unique symphony of bagpipes and let’s not forget the famous Loch Ness Monster! But beside the haggis, whisky and our memories of watching Braveheart, what makes this wee country an ideal choice for your next corporate event?

Secondly, it’s easy to access internationally. Over 100 destinations around the world fly into Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow International Airport. Many of which travel to and from Europe at an affordable price.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is loved for its consistent energy and diverse culture. The city regularly attracts high profile exhibitions and a large quantity of small meetings. Glasgow is also home to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), a premier venue with highly versatile meetings and events spaces. Better yet, there is even accommodation all under the same roof, making event organising easier than ever.

Thinking of visiting Edinburgh or hosting an event here?

You might find the following resources useful in planning:

Visit Edinburgh: www.visitscotland.com/edinburgh

City Of Edinburgh Council: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

This Is Edinburgh: www.thisisedinburgh.com

 

 

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