Shortlisted Venues ()

Edinburgh Zoo

A place where the sights and sounds bring your senses alive. Edinburgh Zoo truly is a wonderful setting for any occasion.

Set in lovely hillside parkland, Edinburgh Zoo is home to almost 1,000 rare and amazing animals.

Nestled within the grounds we have our historic Mansion House, an 18th century baronial building with several unique meeting and dining spaces.

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.

Our newest space, is our 36m by 12m Lemur Lodge. A marquee structure in front of our main lawn with a rustic vibe, perfect for  larger events and celebrations.

We can also hire out our restaurant spaces in the evening for up to 220 guests in our Gannet Restaurant.

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.


Making Meetings Magic & Team Building 

Choose from a range of bespoke ‘magic moments’ to make it a truly memorable day, from private ranger tours to afternoons helping out around the zoo.


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 299
  • Boardroom 30
  • Dinner Dance 220

General information

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


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


  • ASVA
  • EAZA
  • PA Exchange
  • Explore Edinburgh
  • Capital Group