Spotlight On: Edinburgh

Edinburgh, the crown of Scotland and capital with something for everyone.

From the world-famous Fringe Festival to a lively night-life, easy access links, stunning architecture, and a castle thrown in for good measure, it’s no wonder Edinburgh is one of the most popular cities in the UK.

It’s also no surprise that there’s an abundance of fantastic corporate hospitality venues and locations that call Edinburgh home. From high-end to downright quirky, some of the best venues in the UK can be found in this town full of culture and vibrant energy.

Conference & Exhibition Venues

The Murrayfield Stadium Conference Centre houses one of the largest and most adaptable conference spaces in Edinburgh which makes it a prime corporate event location. It can also cater for up to 600 guests with 10 VIP boxes that overlook the pitch for that extra special touch among its many benefits.

The Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue is another fantastic option for conferences in particular, and includes 16 fully flexible rooms suited for anything from 12 senior execs to 100 delegates.

Other superb exhibition and conferencing alternatives in Edinburgh include Kimpton Charlotte Square, Holiday Inn Edinburgh, and DoubleTree by Hilton which boasts a world-class conference centre, accommodating meeting rooms, and incredible food for guests.

Meeting & Event Venues

Norton House Hotel & Spa is highly popular in Edinburgh thanks to its 55 acres of grounds and location, just five minutes away from Edinburgh Airport. It has meeting space in abundance as well as lots of potential for teambuilding exercises, and it’s one of the most sought-after, high-end corporate venues in the city.

The Glasshouse is also distinctive in a number of ways, with rooms suitable for meetings, parties, receptions and more. Then there’s Radisson Blu Hotel, with breakout rooms for impromptu meetings, WiFi throughout, 8 conference rooms and 238 luxury bedrooms for delegates, as well as a spa, on-site parking, and swimming pool.

Accommodation in Edinburgh

There are 4-star hotels aplenty in Edinburgh, such as the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton with 211 rooms and seven meeting/function rooms. The Novotel Edinburgh Centre is located close to The Royal Mile and features a world-renown spa, heated pool and gym, and the Edinburgh Marriott Hotel is one of the finest hotels in the country.

For something a little different, there’s a fusion of Victorian heritage with contemporary style to admire in Hotel Indigo of Princes Street, alongside stunning views of Edinburgh Castle.

Quirky Venues

Edinburgh Zoo might not be the first thing you think of when you’re planning an event, but its Mansion House offers spectacular views and facilities for conferences, dinners, meetings, teambuilding activities, and more.

Edinburgh Castle is another landmark venue that’s not only steeped in history and cultural relevance, but is equipped to host a range of events including conference dinners, grand evening events, and product launches.

And a final unforgettable quirky venue is Dynamic Earth, a five star attraction overlooking the extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat. This unique location offers 360 degree views across Edinburgh and has resources for a range of corporate events.

Receptions & Dinner Options

The National Museum of Scotland is a super-versatile, unique venue able to host intimate dinners for 12 guests all the way up to high-profile awards ceremonies for 950. It’s therefore perfect for receptions, gala dinners, and presentations.

So too is the Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel, which has nine banqueting suites able to handle everything from a handful of guests to hundreds, whether it’s a gala dinner, awards dinner, or any other form of corporate hospitality.

Some more amazing reception and dinner options include InterContinental Edinburgh The George and the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa.

Looking for more inspiration?

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