Set in 82 acres of beautiful parkland, the historic Mansion House is located at the heart of Edinburgh Zoo. A unique and versatile setting for your conference, business meeting, wedding or special event, the Mansion House provides elegant surroundings coupled with delicious food and quality service 364 days a year.

With a wide range of rooms situated across the zoo you will not only impress your guests but ensure they have a relaxing and enjoyable experience whilst being situated in an inspiring environment. 

We can accommodate anything big or small, offering beautiful rooms for any occasion. Delivering first class catering our dedicated staff will ensure your event is truly a memorable one. 

Edinburgh Zoo spaces

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Capacity varies. Our Mansion House is home to a number of rooms that can host between 10 and 100 guests for a variety of functions – we can adapt our spaces to your needs.

Mansion House

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Capacity varies. Our lecture theatres and Budongo-view boardroom that can fit between 12 and 180 guests. Perfect if you're looking for an event with an animal view!

Lecture theatres and boardrooms

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Capacity varies. For something really different, why not hold your party or ceremony somewhere in the zoo itself in our beautifully kept gardens or with views to Arthur’s seat.

Gardens and grounds

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Capacity varies. Our purpose-built marquee sits in the centre of Edinburgh Zoo and is perfect for weddings, markets and more.

Lemur Lodge

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Maximum 150 guests. Our newest catering venue at the zoo can be transformed for private dinners, drinks receptions and more.

The Gannet

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Our packages

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Summer packages

With summer just around the corner, take in the warmer, longer days in Edinburgh Zoo with plenty of catering experiences to choose from.

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Festive packages

Plan your festive night out with a wild twist! Our seasonal menus are packed with winter warmers sure to delight your guests. 

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Corporate packages

Give your guests a day or evening to remember by hosting your event with us in one of our unique venue spaces based within Edinburgh Zoo.

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Add a WILD experience

Combine your booking with one or more of our exciting animal-related experiences from the Edinburgh Zoo experiences team including animal handling, a team building trial or a talk on an animal species of your choice. Who would forget an event that included a wild encounter with one of their favourite animals?

If you would like to come in for a show round and discuss how our facilities can meet your needs, we would be happy to help. Just contact our Sales and Events team at or call 0131 314 0336.

Private events are subject to our Terms and Conditions.