Shortlisted Venues ()

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, 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.

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.





Prosecco at Penguins Rock

This is the perfect opportunity to unwind after your meeting, relax and enjoy a glass of prosecco with canapés in our VIP area at Penguins Rock.

Making Meetings Magic

Choose from a range of bespoke ‘magic moments’ to make it a truly memorable day!

Circle of Life Events

Looking to book a celebration dinner? We offer a wide selection of menus and can help assist with table décor, entertainment and much more.

Team Building with Purpose

We would like to invite you to explore and experience the sights, sounds (and smells) of the animals in our care, whilst engaging you in thought provoking activities which will help you to consider your organisation’s purpose, core values and culture.

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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