Edinburgh Zoo

Unusual, UK
  • No. of meeting rooms: 8
  • Meeting room max capacity: 200
  • No. of Bedrooms: N/A
  • No. of car parking spaces:
  • Nearest Motorway: M8
  • Nearest Train station: Edinburgh Waverley
  • Nearest Airport: Edinburgh Waverley


The Mansion House at Edinburgh Zoo is a truly unique venue, offering charm, elegance, impeccable service and access to over 1,000 wonderful animals! We are open 365 days of the year.

The House, dating back more than two hundred years, stands at the heart of the park, which extends over 80 acres of beautiful hillside parkland, facing south with stunning views across to the Pentland hills. It’s a really special venue in which to hold your event, whether it’s a wedding, conference, business meeting or a celebratory meal.

Edinburgh Zoo and the Mansion House are easily accessible from all major roads and public transport into Edinburgh. We are just 10 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh and only a 20-minute journey from Edinburgh airport on a direct bus route.

Rooms in the Mansion House
The House offers a range of unique rooms, each with very different decor and character. The imposing architecture of the Mansion House, formerly known as Corstorphine Hill House, bears witness to a long and complex history, which is reflected in the names of the principal rooms:

Keith Room – named after the original family, this is a small, circular lounge, in the oldest part
of the House, decorated in shades of pale lemons and creams

Gillespie Room – the main dining room, named after the founder of the RZSS and the Zoo’s first director, Thomas Gillespie – a magnificent oak-panelled room, with views south across the park
Geddes Room – the back dining room, named after the Zoo’s original landscape designer, Patrick Geddes

Salvesen Room – a smart conference room, on the upper floor, named after the first president of the RZSS, Lord Salvesen, decorated in shades of yellow, cream and blue

Macmillan Room – also upstairs, this stunning coffee lounge is named after the family who extended the House, adding the east wing during the mid-late Victorian era – decorated with elaborate plasterwork, and paintwork in shades of Wedgwood blues and greys


Suite Name Capacity (people) Dimensions(m)
Theatre Classrm Boardrm Cabaret Banquet Ushape H W Features Plan Description
Salvesen 40 26 25 0 30 0 4 0
Gillespie and Geddes joined 0 0 0 0 100 0 4 0
Gillespie 100 22 30 0 60 0 4 0
Geddes 50 30 30 0 40 0 4 0
Library 0 0 20 0 20 0 3 0
Keith 16 12 12 0 0 0 0 0
Turret 0 0 12 0 0 0 4 0
Education 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


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