If you’re thinking of hosting a conference in Scotland, what better destination than its capital?

We’ve compiled a list of Edinburgh conference venues that offer advanced facilities and iconic locations, ideal for your next corporate hire. If you’re thinking of hosting a conference in Scotland, what better destination than its capital? 

1. Castle Suite, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian

A large Edinburgh conference venue with ornate decoration and rows of white chairs
First on the list of Edinburgh conference venues is the Castle Suite at Waldorf Astoria. If you’re searching for a 5-star hotel to serve as the backdrop for your corporate event, look no further. 
With sophisticated surroundings, the Castle Suite is an impeccable choice for conference room hire. This grand room is adorned with golden eagles and Scottish wildlife decor. The greens and pinks in this Space combine to create an atmosphere unlike many corporate conference venues.
Featuring magnificent chandeliers and views of Edinburgh Castle, the Castle Suite is one of the biggest Spaces in the hotel and allows up to 300 seated and 500 standing Guests. Transition seamlessly from conference to company celebration in an event Space positioned between Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley stations.

2. Education Lecture Theatre, Mansion House Edinburgh Zoo

Tired green conference seating facing a white screen
Hosting a team away day with a conference in the middle? Edinburgh Zoo’s lecture theatre presents a Space designed with those plans in mind.
Not only does this Space come with the backdrop of Edinburgh Zoo, its facilities also leave nothing to be desired. With complimentary use of a data projector, large white screen, PA system and lectern, your conference is sure to run seamlessly.
The Education Lecture Theatre includes a series of breakout rooms to be used as workshop Spaces. So, if you’re looking for a venue to hold a large-scale conference of up to 180 Guests, Edinburgh Zoo has the Space for you.

3. Biosphere, Dynamic Earth

An Edinburgh conference venue with tall ceilings and wooden slatted ceilings
Third on our list of Edinburgh conference venues is Dynamic Earth. This highly regarded conference venue has a reputation of hosting significant corporate events for a number of visitors.
The Biosphere Suite is a flexible and modern venue hire. With breakout Spaces available, you can host a day-long conference with great ease. With the capacity to accommodate 300 seated Guests, you could host a corporate conference for multiple companies and transform your hire into a networking event. The choice is yours.
With Holyrood Park on your doorstep, Dynamic Earth is positioned in a beautiful location. Well connected by public transport, including Edinburgh Waverley station, this conference venue is tough to beat.

4. Heather, Holiday Inn Edinburgh City West

A small conference room with 5 round tables surrounded by blue chairs
Having a hotel venue as the setting for your conference comes with an array of benefits. Holiday Inn Edinburgh City West offers conference venues that provide comfortable and convenient facilities to ensure that your Guests are catered for.
The Heather suite is ideally suited to smaller conferences of between 25 and 50 Guests. The Space presents an abundance of natural light that illuminates the plush, yet modern furnishings within this conference room. This beautifully lit Space allows for more intimate conferences with an airy and spacious surrounding.
Contemporary and accommodating, Holiday Inn Edinburgh City West is one of Edinburgh’s best conference venues.

5. Ladies Bath, Dovecot Studios

A small conference room in Edinburgh with round tables and black chairs
Last on our list of Edinburgh conference venues is Dovecot Studios. If you’re searching for a creative edge to your next conference, Dovecot Studios serves as the perfect backdrop.
Dovecot Studios is a landmark centre for contemporary art, craft and design, offering Spaces sure to inspire your Guests. Ladies Bath allows for an abundance of natural light through a skylight and vast windows. This Space is flawlessly suited to company events and is highly versatile, creating a sublime option for corporate hire. Host a conference and take in the creative energy surging through this venue, leading to innovative and productive conferences and workshops.
With a range of facilities including projectors, Wi-Fi and the option of catering, Ladies Bath will comfortably accommodate up to 120 Guests for an effective conference.

There you have it, a definitive list of the top 5 Edinburgh conference venues available on HeadBox. If you didn’t find exactly what you were looking for, check out our Edinburgh collection page and take a look through the incredible Spaces for hire.


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