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A major leader in unique events For over 100 years Edinburgh Zoo’s mission has been to excite and inspire our visitors with the wonder of living animals. As a key part of that mission, the Zoo promotes the conservation of threatened species and habitats. When hosting your event at Edinburgh Zoo, you will be supporting a vital and globally recognised conservation organisation. Situated just 10 minutes from the city centre, the Zoo is easily accessible via all major transport links. Your event will be a truly unique and memorable experience for your clients, guests and team members. Let us open your eyes to the possibilities.

Mansion House Set in 82 acres of beautiful park land, the historic Mansion House is located at the heart of Edinburgh Zoo. A unique and versatile setting for your conference, business meeting or special event, the Mansion House provides elegant surroundings coupled with delicious food and quality service, 365 days a year. We can accommodate anything from one-to-one meetings to larger corporate meetings for up to 170 guests. Or why not hold your product launch in our education centre, which hosts up to 200 people? We are also available for small and large scale celebrations, such as weddings. A dedicated events coordinator will focus solely on the needs of you and your guests, to ensure you enjoy a truly successful event. Why not include one of our Animal Encounters, and ensure that your guests leave having had a fun and unforgettable experience?

Exclusive use of The Mansion House The Mansion House and grounds are available for exclusive hire for corporate or private functions and events. Please contact the Events Team for a bespoke package to suit your needs. Please contact Events on 0131 314 0336 to discuss further requirements.


Geddes Room

Gillespie Room Named after the founder of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and the Zoo’s first director, Thomas Gillespie, this is a magnificent oak panelled room with views south across the park and access to the gardens. This adaptable room gives our clients the opportunity to join with the Geddes to form our largest function suite.

Geddes & Gillespie Rooms These two adjoining rooms are perfect for meetings, private functions and fine dining events. These rooms give your guests direct private access to the extensive Mansion House gardens. Here we can offer summer parties, BBQ and other unique outdoor functions.

Geddes & Gillespie combined Layout Capacity Banquet 100 Reception 120 Geddes Layout Theatre Classroom Banquet Reception Boardroom

Capacity 50 30 50 40 30

Gillespie Layout Theatre Classroom Banquet Reception Boardroom

Capacity 60 22 50 80 30

Gillespie Room

MacMillan Room This is a stunning Wedgewood room with ornate detail and beautiful views overlooking the park and Pentland Hills. This room offers your guests a tranquil setting within the house, which can be used to host any function or meeting, day or night. Layout Banqueting Reception Theatre Boardroom Cabaret

Capacity 50 100 90 30 36

The view from the MacMillan Room

The Library Impress your key clients and senior management team. The Library provides a quiet and business-like location within the house for that all-important event. Whether you require the space for a private lunch or dinner, or throughout the day for a business meeting/conference, the Library can accommodate perfectly. Layout Banqueting Boardroom Drinks reception

The Library

Capacity 20 20 15


Keith Room

Keith Room Situated on the 1st floor and within one of the turrets of Mansion House, the Keith Room provides the ideal space for a small meeting, a buffet lunch or a pre-dinner drinks reception. With panoramic views over the city and the Pentlands beyond, this is a bright room full of natural daylight and is the perfect breakout area from any of our other meeting spaces. Layout Boardroom Drinks reception Buffet lunch Banquet

Capacity 15 30 30 15

Salvesen Room The Salvesen Room, located on the 1st floor of the Mansion House, offers a simple and elegant space for any event of up to 40 people. The room has a unique view that overlooks the new otter enclosure river rapids to the north, and the gibbon enclosure to the east. Layout Theatre Classroom Banquet Reception Boardroom

Capacity 40 22 40 50 24

Salvesen Room


Budongo Trail Budongo Trail is a state-of-the-art chimpanzee facility that links the excitement of seeing these stunning primates up-close with wildlife conservation, science, education and research. The chimp house offers our clients two further event spaces with a unique difference!

Boardroom This inspiring room will provide a real talking point for your delegates, who will have the opportunity to observe our troop of chimpanzees through the glass wall of their enclosure throughout the meeting. Capacity 12

Lecture Theatre As well as our boardroom at Budongo, we also have a purpose built lecture theatre which can accommodate up to 170 guests on tiered seating. The seats are removable, which allows the space to be used for a wide range of events. The theatre has a fully integrated AV system and a great view into the most popular chimp enclosure. This is an impressive area to hold anything from an AGM to an awards ceremony. Layout Theatre Banquet Reception Cabaret Classroom

Capacity 170 60 100 60 50

Budongo Boardroom


The lecture theatre, located in our education centre, provides the ideal setting for a seminar or conference. This room has all of the AV equipment you need to make your event a success, including a built in LCD projector, a large white screen, a built in PA system and lectern. The lecture theatre also backs onto a series of small classroom spaces that are ideal for breakout or workshop space. Layout Theatre Classroom

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Unique Events at Edinburgh Zoo

Unique Events at Edinburgh Zoo

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Unique Events at Edinburgh Zoo  

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