Edinburgh - The perfect destination for your conference or event

best conferences events venues in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is Scotland’s multi-award winning capital city.  This beautiful destination is the second most popular in the UK (behind London) for holding meetings, corporate events and large international conferences.  Home to the world’s largest arts festival every year proves that Edinburgh boasts a large range of event spaces for every occasion.

As well as capacity for a range of different sizes of events, the region has a culture of innovation and research excellence within the medical, science, energy, technology, business, education and creative industries making it an ideal choice of destination for a range of different types of conferences.

Edinburgh is a very accessible city.  With Scotland’s busiest airport only 20 minutes from the city centre connecting directly to 130 worldwide destinations (including China, Dubai and USA), it is within easy reach from almost anywhere.  London is a quick four hour journey by rail and there are plenty of rail networks to get you to all major cities in the UK.

This is a compact and fascinating city that will leave your delegates with a lasting impression.  The UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Old and New Towns are steeped in history and crammed full of world-class galleries and museums.  Edinburgh is also full of interesting bars and a wide range of restaurants to suit any budget (including four Michelin-starred restaurants).  This provides plenty of opportunity for social programmes and options for delegates’ down time.

Mcewan hall best conferences events venues in EdinburghJMCC John McIntyre Conference Centre best event venues Edinburgh

McEwan Hall pictured left; John McIntyre Conference Centre pictured right

With Edinburgh First, we offer a wide range of different conference facilities depending on the size and style of your event.  From a 1,000 strong audience to fine dining for 30 we have a venue to suit your event.  Our conference venues offer high spec equipment, comfortable break out areas and relaxed lounges along with top class catering.  With 15 venues, (all based in central Edinburgh) we are sure that we have something that will suit your needs.

To make things even easier, we run an event management service which includes the design, set up and management of an online delegate registration page, payment handling and processing, dedicated delegate support and data management (including real time reporting).  This service takes the pressure off of you and allows you to focus on the content of your event or conference.

If you are looking for accommodation for delegates we also run three year round hotels and self-catering apartments providing comfortable and modern accommodation at a reasonable price in convenient locations.

Edinburgh is a leading international hub for a range of different industries with great transport connections and plenty of interesting things to see and do.  This, along with a wide range of conference and events facilities, means that it is the perfect destination for your next event.

Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you.

Edinburgh.first@ed.ac.uk or call +44(0) 131 651 2189