Edinburgh Zoo & Mansion House Events

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About Edinburgh Zoo & Mansion House

Edinburgh Zoo & Mansion House is a unique setting for meetings, conferences, 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 Scotland's most popular tourist attractions.

Set within stunning gardens and surrounded by an array of animals, your event is sure to be remembered for a long time. All events at this venue are fortunate to be able to include the world-class onsite catering offering, delivered by a passionate hospitality team.

Event Spaces at Edinburgh Zoo & Mansion House

Edinburgh Zoo & Mansion House is home to various spaces, perfect for everything from team meetings to quirky, exciting conferences or exhibitions.

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    Capacity: 40

    The magnificent oak panelled Geddes room is perfect for formal meetings or informal dining.

    • LCD Projector
    • Natural Daylight
    • Screen
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    Capacity: 60

    Named after the founder of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Thomas Gillespie, this is a great space for team building activities.

    • Natural Daylight
    • Wi-Fi
    • Great Views
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    Geddes & Gillespie

    Capacity: 120

    The Geddes and Gillespie rooms can be joined to form the venue’s largest function suite, with easy access to the Mansion House bar.

    • Natural Daylight
    • Wi-Fi
    • Screen
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    Salvesen Room

    Capacity: 40

    Ideal if you need your event to be professional yet relaxed, perhaps a team training event or an important planning session.

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    • LCD Projector
    • Natural Daylight
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    Capacity: 20

    The antique decor lends an elegant and luxurious atmosphere that’s perfect for board meetings, trustees and anyone special you want to impress.

    • Unique Space
    • Natural Daylight
    • Wi-Fi
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    Keith Room

    Capacity: 12

    With a beautiful south facing view overlooking the gardens, the Keith room is ideal for informal business meetings, working lunches and interviews.

    • Natural Daylight
    • Wi-Fi
    • Screen
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    Budongo Boardroom

    Capacity: 12

    The Budongo boardroom is an inspiring room from where delegates can view the Zoo’s troop of chimpanzees.

    • Flipchart
    • Screen
    • Natural Daylight
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    Budongo Lecture Theatre

    Capacity: 250

    Tiered lecture hall with full audiovisual and incredible views of the Zoo’s most popular chimp enclosure.

    • PA System
    • Flipchart
    • LCD Projector

    Education Lecture Theatre

    Capacity: 180

    Lecture theatre with full audiovisual that backs onto a series of small classroom spaces – ideal for breakout or workshop space.

    • PA System
    • Air Conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
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    Capacity: 100

    With breath-taking views across the Pentland Hills, this space is ideal for conferences, seminars and training days.

    • Natural Daylight
    • Screen
    • Great Views

    The Gannet Restaurant

    Capacity: 300

    The perfect space for dinner dances, exhibitions, and summer or Christmas parties, featuring a lawn outside for BBQs and team building activities.

    • Bar
    • Flipchart
    • Wi-Fi

Capacity at a Glance

Event Space Reception Theatre Boardroom UShape Dinner / Dance Cab Lunch / Dinner Max Capacity
Geddes 40 40 30 - - - 40 40
Gillespie 60 90 30 25 - - 60 60
Geddes & Gillespie 120 90 30 25 60 40 90 120
Salvesen Room - 40 24 16 - - 24 40
Library - - 20 - - - 20 20
Keith Room - - 12 - - - 12 12
Budongo Boardroom - - 12 - - - 12 12
Budongo Lecture Theatre 250 165 30 30 - 80 - 250
Education Lecture Theatre - 180 - - - - - 180
Macmillan 100 90 30 30 - 40 60 100
The Gannet Restaurant 300 160 40 50 160 100 220 300


Not far from the centre of Edinburgh, this venue is just off the M8 motorway, and a short drive from both South Gyle train station and Edinburgh International Airport.


  • South Gyle 1.2 Miles
  • M8 JCT 1 2 Miles
  • Car Parking: Onsite (300 spaces)
  • Edinburgh International Airport 3.7 Miles
  • Electric car charging points: Onsite (2 spaces)


134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH12 6TS

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    This venue is a member of beam, formerly the HBAA, meaning quality assurance for event bookers. It champions best practice, ethical working and sound commercial judgement.

  • MIA

    This venue is accredited by The Meetings Industry Association (mia), providing each of its clients with the assurance of excellence in business meetings and events across service, safety, health and responsibility.

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    All of our venues have been allocated Venue Directory’s Green Accreditation. Having this Green Accreditation demonstrates all of our venue’s commitment to sustainability, allowing you to book with confidence that it will be as environmentally friendly as possible and with the assurance that our venues are a greener choice for your event.

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Meeting rooms

The Edinburgh Zoo & Mansion House meeting rooms cover everything from one-on-one training or interviews right up to conferences and product launches, with the ability to cater for high-end audiovisual needs.


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Conference rooms

Use the diverse spaces available to create the Edinburgh Zoo & Mansion House conference venue – powered by full audiovisual capability. There is also ample breakout or syndicate space among the Edinburgh Zoo & Mansion House conference rooms, as well as the celebrated catering offering that your delegates will simply love.


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Restaurant Associates

Restaurant Associates are proud to work with some of the UK’s most iconic and unique venues, from Tudor castles to contemporary art galleries. Their food philosophy is underpinned by their commitment to championing sustainability through seasonal menus and ethically sourced British produce. They deliver everything from intimate receptions to grand dinners, parties, exhibitions, conferences and meetings, and believe in making every event extraordinary.  

Find out more: www.restaurantassociates.co.uk

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This venue recognises the risks posed to the planet from climate change and the consequences of this change being felt by people all around the world. That is why they operate a Meetings For Change promise: 

  • We believe in using fresh, seasonal products

    We aim for 80% of the ingredients on our menus to be British grown. All the chicken and milk we serve is Red Tractor assured. 

  • We believe in the power of plants

    We offer plant-forward menus, with a choice of great-tasting alternative proteins. 

  • We believe in zero waste 

    Whatever we’re cooking for your meeting or event, our approach is root-to-stem, nose-to-tail. We use recycled and reusable packaging wherever we can. 

  • We believe in ethical sourcing 

    Our teas and coffees come from responsible suppliers. Our chocolate is Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified. 

  • We believe in protecting our planet 

    Our climate promise is to reach Net Zero by 2030.  In addition, this venue has further sustainable priorities. Please contact a venue expert for more information.