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Edinburgh Zoo

A place where the sights and sounds bring your senses alive, Mansion House at Edinburgh Zoo truely is a wonderful setting for any occasion.

Set in lovely hillside parkland, just west of the city centre and within easy reach of the airport, Edinburgh Zoo is home to almost 1,000 rare and amazing animals. Many of these animals are endangered in the wild, from the giant White Rhino to the tiny Partula Snails.

Enjoy the spacious meeting rooms and classic period features of the majestic Mansion House, an 18th Century baronial mansion in the heart of the Zoo. Alternatively, our 170 seat Budongo Lecture Theatre within our dedicated chimpanzee venue is perfect if you’re looking for something a bit different from your standard meeting room.

Combine your company business with one or more of our exciting animal-related experiences on offer from the Zoo Education staff, such as animal handling, a team building trail or a talk on an animal species of your choice. Who would forget a conference that included coming face to face with a python or a tarantula?

With 82 acres to explore, Edinburgh Zoo can offer a special corporate event or function to remember, out-with normal opening hours. From staff away days to family corporate days and weddings, the Zoo appeals to all.

Winter Corporate Nights 2018-19

Take a walk on the bright side and enjoy an evening at the Giant Lanterns of China Magical Myths and Illuminating Legends. Event includes a walk of the lanterns, canapés, fizz and outdoor marshmallow toasting.

City Centre

3.4 Miles


The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
Edinburgh Zoo
134 Corstorphine Road
EH12 6TS

Venue Details

Maximum capacities

  • Theatre 200
  • Classroom 30
  • Banquet 270
  • Reception 300
  • Boardroom 30
  • Dinner Dance 250

General information

  • Disabled Access Yes
  • Outdoor Grounds Yes
  • WiFi Yes
  • Parking Yes


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  • Winners of Sandford Award for Heritage Education 07
  • BIAZA Award for Best New Exhibit 08
  • ASVA Website Award 08


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  • EAZA
  • PA Exchange
  • Explore Edinburgh
  • Capital Group