A unique and versatile setting for your conference, business meeting, wedding or special event, Edinburgh Zoo’s Mansion House provides elegant surroundings coupled with delicious food and quality service. You will not only impress your guests but ensure they have a relaxing and enjoyable experience an awe-inspiring environment.

Catering at Edinburgh Zoo

We have a diverse and delicious range of catering options to suit everyone’s tastes; from buffets, canapés and sumptuous three course meals to hearty breakfasts. We want your event to be perfect, so if there is something you particularly want, that’s not included in our menus just let us know and we’ll be happy to perfect the recipe while you prepare for your event.

Grasslands Restaurant

Serving a range of freshly prepared seasonal meals, from soups and salads to pizzas and baguettes.

Penguin Cafe

Perfect for a quick refuelling, offering a range of speciality coffees and freshly baked cakes to eat in or take away.


With over 200 years of history and steeped in tradition, the Mansion House is the striking centrepiece of Edinburgh Zoo.

If you are looking for somewhere unique and inspiring that also boasts elegant surroundings, delicious food and exceptional service for your big day, the Mansion House is the perfect venue.

A place where the sights and sounds bring your senses alive, this truly is a wonderful setting for your very special celebration.

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Meetings and Conferences

Edinburgh Zoo is the perfect venue for small or large conferences, meetings or training events.

Choose from a variety of spaces set up with the best event equipment to ensure your event runs smoothly.

An extremely unique space is the Education Lecture Theatre, which includes a series of breakout rooms that can also be used as workshop spaces. Forming a versatile venue, ideal for business and networking events.

All rooms are individually decorated, serve their unique functions and have stunning views of the zoo and its gardens.

Day Delegate Package

Half-Day Delegate Package

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Dining and Receptions

Edinburgh Zoo has a variety of events spaces in the Mansion House that are perfect for dinners, receptions and celebrations.

Including the wonderfully light and airy, Macmillan Room, decorated in shades of Wedgwood blue and grey, the Geddes and Gillespie Rooms combine to become one magnificent oak panelled room with views across the park and direct access to our gardens. The elegant library with sumptuous leather chairs and a traditional mahogany table. 

All rooms will impress your guests and give you breathtaking views across the Pentland Hills.

We have a diverse and delicious range of catering options to suiteveryone’s tastes; from buffets, canapés and sumptuous three-course meals to hearty breakfasts

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Christmas Celebrations

Edinburgh Zoo is a truly a unique event space for both corporate and private festive parties.

Celebrate in Style at the historic Mansion House, located at the heart of Edinburgh Zoo. A unique and versatile setting for your special event, the Mansion House provides elegant surroundings coupled with delicious food and quality service.

Discover our different festive party packages and find out more about how you can celebrate the season at Edinburgh Zoo. 

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Summer Parties and Ground Events

However you wish to celebrate this summer add some animal magic with a celebration at Edinburgh Zoo and enjoy Summer entertaining with a difference.

Edinburgh Zoo’s unique selection of indoor and outdoor spaces and exhibits provide a fun setting for all summer events.

Summer Packages - Day

Summer Packages - Evening

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Macmillan Room
Geddes/Gillespie Rooms
The Library
Keith Room
Salvesen Room
Budongo Boardroom
Budongo Lecture Theatre
Education Centre Lecture Theatre
Penguins Cafe
Grasslands Restaurant
Ground Events