Looking for something different for your event?

Published: 10 July 2017

Whether your event is suited for a tapestry studio, or a vault under Edinburgh’s Old Town or anything in between, we’ve done the hard work and selected some quirky, unique options for your next event in Edinburgh. 


129 Fountainbridge, EH3 9QG, 0131 290 2500

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This quirky Swedish inspired café and venue offers a great option for an evening reception for your next event. A short walk away from Haymarket area and other city centre locations it can accommodate up to 600 for their whole venue hire. We liked the added bonus of overlooking the beautiful Union Canal, a great option for Summer time outdoor events.

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Dovecot Studios

10 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT, 0131 550 3660

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If you’re looking for a creative venue full of tapestry and artistic flare then this could be the place for you. Redeveloped from an old swimming baths the building has been brought back to life in a dynamic way through its new cultural use. The venue hosts regular high calibre exhibitions and events and is home to the Dovecot Studios, allowing the creativity of woven tapestry and textile arts to flourish here in Edinburgh. There are six areas ideal for hosting an event, for a banquet or reception their viewing balcony can accommodate up to 250 guests.

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Dynamic Earth

112-116 Holyrood Road, EH8 8AS, 0131 550 7800

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Let your delegates travel back in time to witness the evolution of Earth at Edinburgh’s Dynamic Earth. Located in the picturesque Holyrood Park with views of Arthur seat and neighbours with the Scottish Parliament, it is an ideal location for any event. From a board meeting for 20 delegates to a banquet for 500 or a reception for 1,200, Dynamic Earth will no doubt make an impression on your delegates.

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The Caves

8-10 Niddry Street South, EH1 1NS, 0131 510 6969

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Located in the heart of Edinburgh's Old town this historic vault will provide a unique backdrop for your next event. Inside the Caves, the space is illuminated using coloured lighting and candles creating an atmospheric setting. The main vault houses the stage for bands and DJs, making it a perfect venue for ceilidh dinners. By using all areas of the Caves, the venue can accommodate up to 250 guests for dinner or a reception for 450 guests.

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Edinburgh Zoo

134 Corstorphine Road, EH12 6TS, 0131 314 0336

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Take a walk on the wild side by holding your meeting at the Zoo. Your delegates won’t be the only one bright eyed and bushy tailed. Sometimes the natural environment helps to stimulate fresh ideas and innovative thinking for your speakers and delegates. The historic Mansion, with its magnificent views, provides the perfect setting for a reception of 100 delegates. For a meeting style set up, look towards the nearby modern Budongo Lecture theatre, situated in the Chimp Enclosure which can accommodate up to 170 theatre style. During breaks, guests can have the chance to study the chimp residents.

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Murrayfield Experience

BT Murrayfield Stadium, EH12 5PJ, 0131 346 5250

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For some true Scottish hospitality look no further than the home of Scottish Rugby, Murrayfield Stadium. This iconic venue offers an unrivalled conference and events option with capacity of up to 1,200 guests, 1,500 sq m of exhibition space, free parking for 1,000 cars and vast exclusive outdoor areas.  Murrayfield Experience is easily accessible with a tram stop that runs from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre right outside the stadium.

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Edinburgh Corn Exchange

10-11 Newmarket Road, EH14 1RJ, 0131 477 3500

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The Edinburgh Corn Exchange is a listed, versatile venue towards the West of Edinburgh. It was built in 1909 and was the former Corn Exchange building which farmers and merchants used to trade cereal grains. Now, the venue is used for many purposes such as conferences, banqueting, and exhibitions. The main concourse is a light and spacious area that can accommodate a reception for up to 750 guests and also ideal for a registration space. The Exchange Hall, is the venue’s largest space which can be set up in theatre style for 1,500 guests or a reception for 3,000.

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