Edinburgh Conference Centre and More Top Business Venues

Edinburgh Conference Centre and More Top Business Venues

Edinburgh Conference Centre and More Top Business Venues
30th October 2020

Edinburgh continues to be considered as one of the top corporate destinations in the UK, with more businesses than ever choosing Edinburgh postcodes for their offices. With the city emerging as a tech hub in the UK, business travellers are flocking to this prosperous location to take advantage of the corporate opportunity’s available. When staying in one of our top Edinburgh serviced apartments, our clients find themselves attending many different business conferences and meetings throughout the duration of their trip. Edinburgh has a range of great facilities for corporate events which has aided in its rise in popularity as a business destination. Alongside Edinburgh Conference Centre, we outline the top corporate venues Edinburgh City Centre has to offer which you may find yourself visiting on your next corporate stay to the ‘Auld Reekie’.

Edinburgh Conference Centre

The Edinburgh Conference Centre currently stands as one of the top corporate venues Edinburgh City Centre possesses for you to visit on your business trip. With 16 rooms to choose from which can host up to 200 delegates, you have the opportunity to set up your corporate event your way. The personalisation element the Edinburgh Conference Centre offers is what sets it apart; from theatre or cabaret layouts in the main rooms, to U shape or classroom set ups in the breakout rooms, your event can be truly customised to what works best for you and your team. Additionally, the on-site catering team are on-hand to ensure dining and break times are tailored to your conference schedule, meaning the flow of the proceeding is not interrupted and catering is up to par with the requirements of the event. The building is also monitored to ensure everyone is as comfortable as they can be, with each room air conditioned to ensure it is at a pleasant temperature, thus avoiding a stuffy environment which distracts and alters attention levels, and natural daylight flooded throughout.

Busy conference centre with lots of people in breakout area
Breakout areas and socialisation spaces such as foyers are essential for successful conferences, allowing delegates to discuss ideas and network

A key component of a successful conference centre is its Wi-Fi performance. Many conferences require internet access, whether that’s for presentations, streaming abilities or activities for engagement; ensuring there is fast and reliable Wi-Fi available is critical. Therefore, a dedicated branded Wi-Fi network and on-site technical support is a valuable asset to the Edinburgh Conference Centre. Furthermore, with a fantastic central location, just a mere five minute walk from Waverly Station and within close proximity to a discounted car park, it is easily accessible for all travelling to the Scottish capital. In particular, if you choose to stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment, we can find you the best accommodation to match your location needs to this brilliant conference centre.  

Edinburgh itself is filled with corporate centres for you to utilise, especially since flourishing into a business epicentre itself. For this reason, two other conference centres within the city utilise the ‘Edinburgh Conference Centre’ name. One of which is the Edinburgh Conference Centre which is situated within Herriot Watt University and is described as a venue where excellence is guaranteed. If you are looking to accommodate a larger group for your conference, this location is the best suited to you as its dedicated facilities can hold up to 600 delegates whilst still offering 1,000 square metres of additional exhibition space. Catering is also carried out to complement the event, with diverse menus and beverages to help set the tone of your conference and aid in creating a well-rounded, fantastic experience.

Crowd watching speaker on stage
Having a stage space is a great addition to this centre as it allows one focus point for presentations and ample room for the speaker to utilise however they choose

Edinburgh International Conference Centre is also a brilliant space, well-suited for more formal, ceremonial events. There are a plethora of facilities within this centre, which range from smaller affairs of 100 people to ground-breaking, adaptable suites which accommodate 2,000 delegates. The rooms available in this incredible venue don’t come as standard, as most spaces such as their larger suites and auditoriums can be divided and transformed to meet the requirements of the structure of your conference. Fitted with the latest technologies to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible, and with the option of extensive branding opportunities available, an event in this magnificent centre is guaranteed to dazzle and impress attendees.

Lots of people in crowd of conference centre
Edinburgh International Conference Centre allows for large audiences whilst still providing views of speakers

Other business venues

Alongside those that take the name of the ‘Edinburgh Conference Centre’, there are an array of other top corporate venues Edinburgh City Centre and nearby locations can offer you. The John McIntyre Conference Centre offers a brilliant set up to allow for an easy-flowing and social conference. With a spacious foyer, lounge area and bar, networking can be done in a relaxed yet professional environment during breaks. Additionally, two outdoor terraces are available to re-energise attendees and allow for regular breaks of fresh air surrounded by stunning scenery which helps to maintain focus throughout the day. Although not as central as other venues, its location sets it apart: nestled within gardens offering idyllic views of Arthur's Seat; the perfect surroundings to host an Edinburgh conference.

View from Arthurs Seat of Edinburgh
Arthur's Seat provides beautiful, panoramic views of Edinburgh

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is home to some beautiful conference facilities, offering the best of both worlds with a variety of modern and historic meeting rooms. Following a £3.5 million refurbishment, the building’s fantastic interior is the perfect backdrop for whatever business event you are looking to host; from off-site business meetings, to seminars, there is a space here for you to use and impress both employees and visiting attendees alike. There are a range of different rooms, their biggest being the conference centre facility which can accommodate up to 300 delegates. However, the venue also specialise in spaces for smaller groups, as their meeting rooms, new library and great hall are all an inspiring setting for a maximum of 30 delegates, making them the ideal spot for a more intimate and personal discussion.

People taking notes on paper
Conference centres are a brilliant option to motivate and inspire employees in a different setting

After travelling to Edinburgh and spending your working days in these fantastic conference facilities, you cannot leave without embracing the many different things to do in Edinburgh at night. Our Edinburgh serviced apartments are also the ideal accommodate for the business traveller and our friendly team are here to help meet your specifications. If you are travelling to attend one of the many conference centres in Edinburgh, we can locate an apartment in close proximity to the venue, so your business trip is as stress-free and convenient as possible.

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