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Edinburgh Conference Centre

Edinburgh Conference Centre

Exceptionally equipped to cater for the highest calibre of conferencing, weddings, receptions and many other events, The Edinburgh Conference Centre is a state-of-the-art centre featuring a great range of spaces to host any event both large and small. From formal to informal, business or celebration choose the Edinburgh Conference Centre to ensure your event will be one to remember.

Located in the leafy woodland campus of Edinburgh’s Herriot Watt University, this amazing facility and its team of events coordinators and caterers is so flexible it can accommodate so many varieties of event. With mouth-watering menus, delegate packages and many spaces a blank canvas waiting to be transformed this venue has it all.

The James Watt Centre 1 houses several suites, a lounge and the main auditorium with tiered seating which can be hired inclusive of the technician team and can seat up to 600 delegates. Adjacent to this space are 3 syndicate rooms which may be used in conjunction as breakout spaces. The James Watt Centre 2 houses the 1000sqm Exhibition Hall capable of holding 500 guests. Spaces are air-conditioned, feature Wi-Fi, registration desks, foyers and flexible partition walls where they can be subdivided for your needs.

Religious and civil ceremonies can be held here. The Sunken Gardens make a stunning backdrop for your big day, wedding packages are available. Video conferencing is also available here at this venue, gradually on the increase to save time and travel and no need for people to leave the office, video conferencing is a great option for many businesses looking to reduce their Carbon Footprint.

Just 6 miles from the City Centre this campus site is only 10 minutes from Edinburgh Airport and within minutes of the city’s bypass connecting you to the rest of Scotland and beyond. Car parking is extensive, and buses also service the University.

Venue Edinburgh Conference Centre
Capacity 600 guests
Address Heriot-Watt University
EH14 4AS
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Packages & Offers (4)

Edinburgh Conference Centre - CHRISTMAS PARTIES


  • Guests: 330 max
  • Price: from £50.00 + vat per person
  • Description & Details

    Private parties only. Two Function Rooms available for Group sizes from: 50 - 80 50 - 330 Welcome Drink 3 Course Dinner DJ and Dancing until late

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Edinburgh Conference Centre - Daily Delegate Rate

Daily Delegate Rate

  • Guests: 600 max
  • Price: from £40.00 + vat per person
  • Description & Details

    3 x servings tea and coffee Working lunch Room hire to suit your group size AV Equipment Flip Chart

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Edinburgh Conference Centre - Parties and Functions

Parties and Functions

  • Guests: 700 max
  • Price: from £10.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    Our extensive menus offer a tempting selection from finger buffets to themed banquets, incorporating the best local produce and catering for all dietary requirements. Minimum 6 people Your finger buffet will be made up as follows Sandwiches OR Mini Rolls OR Wraps with your choice of 4 Savoury and/or Vegetarian fillings Plus Your choice of 5 other items from the list on the following page (Max of two from each section) Plus A Selection of Fresh Fruit Served with Orange Juice or Mineral water Additional Extra items from the buffet selector can be added £1.75 per person Tea & Coffee may also be added £1.20 per serving All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT Please choose 5 buffet items from the list below (max of 2 from each section): The number in italics next to the item indicates how many pieces constitute a portion Meat Red Thai Chicken Skewers *2 Wings of Fire with a Sweet Chilli Dip *2 Chicken Drumstick (Plain, BBQ or Spicy Breaded) *1 Mini Pork Pie with a Red Onion Chutney *1 Cocktail Sausage Rolls *2 Mini Savoury Scotch Eggs *2 Mini Duck & Hoisin Spring Roll *1 Fish Tempura Style Battered Prawns *2 Mini Smoked Salmon Bagels *1 Sushi Smoked Salmon Nigiri, Ebi-Prawn Nigiri, Tuna & Cucumber Ura Maki Roll *1 Lemongrass Marinated King Prawn Skewer *1 Mini Smoked Salmon Skewer Selection *2 Thai Ginger Fish Brochettes *1 King Prawn & Chilli Roll *1 Vegetarian Mini Indian Selection-Onion Bhaji, Pakora, Samosa *3 Roasted Vegetable Salsa Quiche *1 Vegetable Sate Skewer & Dip *2 Bruschetta *1 Jalapenos Stuffed with Cream Cheese *2 Falafel with a Mint & Yoghurt Dip *1 Stuffed Dolma *1 Arayess (1/2 pitta Bread filled with vegetables) *1 Desserts Mini Fruit Tart *1 Mini Cupcake Selection*1 French Macaroon Selection*1 Mini Scone with Strawberry & Cream *1 Petit Four Prestige Selection *1 Cut Fresh Fruit Platter

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Edinburgh Conference Centre - Wedding Packages

Wedding Packages

  • Guests: 330 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price: from £35.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    £35.00 per person for a 3 courses menu Or £40.50 per person for a 4 course menu Childrens menus available Your wedding package at The Edinburgh Conference Centre here at Heriot-Watt University will include all of the following but if any item does not appear, we would be only too pleased to arrange this for you. Use of your chosen Function Suite (depending on numbers) Changing room for the bride and groom if required The 3 or 4 course menu of your choice with tea/coffee & tablet Cake stand and knife Menus and printing of your table plan Red Carpet Additional Services Linen napkins of a colour of your choice 0.70 per person All the prices quoted in this wedding pack are inclusive of VAT

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Please note that advertised packages are guideline prices and subject to availability and number of guests attending.

Rooms & Event Spaces (4)

James Watt Centre 2

  • Max Capacity: 800

James Watt Suite

  • Max Capacity: 600

Cedar Suite

  • Max Capacity: 90
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    Meetings and events space


    • Meeting / Boardroom: 40
    • Cabaret: 64
    • Theatre: 90
    • Classroom: 30
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Oak Room

  • Max Capacity: 30
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    Meeting room


    • Meeting / Boardroom: 22
    • Cabaret: 24
    • Theatre: 30
    • U-Shape: 24
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Venue Features (13)

  • AV Equipment
  • Accommodation
  • Disability Access
  • In-house Catering
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Training Specialists
  • Wedding License
  • Wi-Fi Access