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Meeting Venues in Edinburgh

At Unique Venues of Edinburgh we can assist you in finding the perfect venue in Edinburgh for your company meeting with colleagues or clients. We pride ourselves on the flexibility we offer and among our venues are academic locations, conference centres, country houses and museums. These are ideal for small meetings and away days, as well as more complex events where multiple rooms might be required.

Scaling New Heights

Pushing the boundaries comes easily for some of venues, where large-scale events can be accommodated with ease. Many of them feature smaller rooms too, letting you make full use of available break-out spaces.

The Georgian A-listed Assembly Rooms cater for numbers of up to 750 with some of the largest and most dramatic spaces in Edinburgh. The additional nine meeting rooms can also be used for smaller sized gatherings.

The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena in Ratho takes breath-takingly large-scale events to even bigger heights, with a delegate capacity of up to 1,800. Activities such as rock climbing, bouldering or abseiling can be arranged while its rural setting with fantastic transport links makes it a good choice for those looking for large events spaces without compromising on something all the more, unique.

Inspiring Interiors

Let creativity hit in some of the most uplifting venues to be found in Edinburgh. Dovecot Studios’ cascading light flooding through an overhead skylight and row of beautiful arched windows have come to define the Meeting Room there. It boasts lift access, break-out spaces and even the chance to perused the exhibitions within the galleries. And all this, at a venue in the very heart of the capital.

There is something rather intriguing about the almost elusive 18th century Signet Library which is the perfect space for an indoor event due to its flexibility and versatility.

The Merchants’ Hall’s interior collection of art and architecture makes it an inspiring location for a meeting, while Mansfield Traquair’s reputation as one of the most famous shapes of the Edinburgh skyline is a grand neo-Romanesque venue bursting with dramatic events spaces.

Building Teams

Bring people together with venues that offer something really unforgettable. The Scotch Whisky Experience provides the perfect potion of business and pleasure, with a private tour and whisky tasting by one of our expert tutors, and even the chance to create your very own blended whisky.

Similarly, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Vaults has two function rooms and can present whisky tastings alongside a commercial event.

For a less whisky-drenched affair, the immersive and interactive exhibits of Dynamic Earth are sure to offer an ice breaker alongside a corporate event. Musselburgh Racecourse is another example of an invigorating and exciting destination that brings people together and builds teams.

Auditoriums Taking Centre Stage

The stage is set and the spotlight’s on our venues with auditoriums, and you’re spoilt for choice. Edinburgh Zoo may be home to over a thousand rare species, but it also houses an impressive 170-seat lecture theatre, with break-out rooms in the nearby Budongo Lecture Theatre.

What the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh lacks in animals it makes up in exotic plants species, where the Lecture Theatre and Conference Room offer state-of-the-art tiered auditorium facilities for up to 240 delegates.

Edinburgh’s cultural hubs are other spaces which house impressive auditoriums. The National Galleries of Scotland is not only home to world-renowned art collections, but also a state-of-the-art 200-seat lecture theatre with full AV support. Equally the soaring ceilings of National Museums of Scotland contain an inspiring 200-seat auditorium with adjoining break-out and exhibition areas.

Over at The Royal College of Physicians lies a modern auditorium for up to 300 people, with break-out spaces, video conferencing facilities and even an outdoor area for receptions or gatherings. It’s a fantastic choice for conferences with a medical theme, with displays of items from the library of over 50,000 books.

Blue Sky Thinking Under Scottish Blue Skies

Blue sky thinking comes naturally in our carefully selected unique venues chosen for their inspiring settings. Meetings and events spaces at one of our Scottish estates near Edinburgh make for something a little more special.

The five-star Gilmerton House is a Grade A listed private Georgian estate with a range of 10 function rooms, including four luxury reception areas. On the truly blue sky days, a marquee can be erected in the exquisite gardens amidst acres of beautiful scenery.

The skies might also be blue over at Hopetoun House, just twelve miles from Edinburgh. It can host conference for 50 to 300 delegates, with break-out rooms for serving refreshments.

Dundas Castle catering for up to 200 people and Winton House which can host up to 400 are other examples of the unique and wonderful meetings venues in breath-taking countryside scenery.

Make an Impression

Memorable meetings are ones that make a positive impression. Wow delegates by holding a meeting at one of our unique Edinburgh venues where dropping jaws comes as standard.

The showstopper of Edinburgh’s famous skyline – Edinburgh Castle, can be hired for meetings. Enter the iconic 18th century historic building and treat clients, colleagues or contacts to the prestigious and well-known landmark. The award-winning venue caters for up to 800 people, with smaller meeting rooms available too.

Whisk guests off their feet and onto the decks of the Royal Yacht Britannia for meetings for up to 450 people, where meetings can be arranged at Vine Trust Barge for those seeking an evening drinks reception, dinner or even a private tour around Britannia as part of the experience.

The Hub is an example of another Edinburgh venue guaranteed to make a lasting impression. Its fusion of renowned architecture and contemporary design makes it a meetings destination that’s sure to have an impact.