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Venues, rooms and facilities

We have a wide selection of incredible spaces at Edinburgh Zoo that will help make your event truly unforgettable.

Mansion House

Macmillan Room

Maximum 90 delegates


If you want a room that will not only impress your guests but give you breathtaking views across the Pentland Hills then our Macmillan Room is perfect. It is wonderfully light and airy, decorated in shades of Wedgwood blue and grey, with intricate decorative plasterwork and breathtaking open views right across the zoo. With an antique fireplace and chandelier it’s the ideal location for a drinks reception or celebratory meal.


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Geddes/Gillespie Rooms

Maximum 100 delegates.


Our Geddes and Gillespie Rooms can be set up as two separate rooms or joined together to make one large L shaped function suite. The two rooms combine to become one magnificent oak panelled room with views across the park and direct access to our gardens. For large formal meetings you can have a work area on one side with a networking and lunch area on the other and we offer a range of BBQ options that are ideal for these rooms because if it is a nice day we can hold it outside and if not it can easily be moved inside. If younger children are present the can play in the gardens while the adults do the serious work inside. If the meeting is more informal and you would like some evening entertainment then it is ideal for a work/dining area on one side with a dance floor and DJ, band or ceilidh band on the other.


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The Library

Maximum 20 delegates.


Holding a more intimate celebration and want to give it a touch of class? Our elegant library boardroom can seat up to 20 delegates in sumptuous leather chairs that they will sink straight into. The antique look of the room lends an elegant and luxurious atmosphere that is perfect for board meetings, trustees and anyone else you want to impress, even the in-laws


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Keith Room

Maximum 16 delegates


With a beautiful south facing view overlooking the gardens our Keith room is ideal for informal business meetings, working lunches, interviews or a small celebratory meal. It is a comfortable and relaxed yet professional room that would suit almost any small groups’ requirements.


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Salvesen Room

Maximum 40 delegates


If you need your event to be professional yet relaxed then our Salvesen Room would be ideal. It is an impeccably decorated room with a gorgeous antique fireplace as the centrepiece. It is fully equipped with a flipchart, whiteboard and screen and can be set up with a data projector and lectern as required. The unique view overlooking both the otter enclosure river rapids and the gibbon enclosure to the East means your delegates can enjoy their conferencing while still being in the middle of nature.


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Lecture Theatres and Boardrooms

Budongo Boardroom

Maximum 12 delegates


If you are looking totally unique and inspiring experience not found anywhere else in the UK then why not try our Budongo Boardroom? The room itself is fully air-conditioned with an integrated AV equipment that you are welcome to use free of charge. One wall looks straight into our most popular chimp enclosure and promises to be a talking point with your staff all year round!


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Budongo Lecture Theatre

Maximum 170 delegates


Do you want to leave your delegates talking about your event all year round? With a great view of the most popular chimp enclosure our Budongo Lecture Theatre can hold up to 170 delegates theatre style. If you require a PowerPoint presentation the room is perfect as it has a fully integrated AV system which you are welcome to use free of charge.


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Education Centre Lecture Theatre

Maximum 180 delegates


Having a large conference or training event for up to 200 people? Located within a two minute walk from Mansion House our lecture theatre comes complete with complimentary use of a data projector, large white screen, PA system and lectern. It contains everything you need to make your event a success including a series of breakout rooms that can also be used as a workshop space.


Click here to download the Education Lecture Theatre room specifications


Edinburgh Zoo Gardens


Or, for something really different, why not hold your party or ceremony somewhere in the Zoo itself, alongside your favourite animal? You could take your vows within our beautifully kept Gardens, or on top of the African Plains with views to Arthur’s seat; assuming it’s a good day of course, if not we have Mansion House as a backup.

If you would like to come in for a show-round and discuss how our facilities can meet your needs let us know when you are free and we will ensure someone is available. Just contact our Sales and Events Team on at [email protected] or call 0131 314 0336.

*Private events are subject to our terms and conditions