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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.

Edinburgh Conference Centre Map
Venue Edinburgh Conference Centre
Capacity 500 guests
Address Heriot-Watt University
EH14 4AS
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Packages (1)

Daily Delegate Rate

  • Guests: 465 max
  • Price from: £36.50 per person + vat
  • Description & Details

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

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

Function Rooms & Event Spaces (4)

James Watt Centre 1

  • Max Capacity: 465
  • Dimensions: L:19.00m x W:23.00m x H:8.00m
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    Well-equipped Auditorium which can be arranged tiered or flat floored, adaptable breakout rooms and
    self-contained social space.


    • Theatre: 465
    • Banqueting: 240
    • Dinner & Dance: 200
    • Cabaret: 192
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James Watt Centre 2

  • Max Capacity: 200
  • Full Details

    Contemporary collaborative Lecture Hall, breakout room with inbuilt unified communication facilities and spacious lounge area for catering, registration and exhibition.

    *Fixed benches to seat 4-6 delegates, slightly tiered so all delegates have a view of the screen. Power connections at each bench

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Postgraduate Centre

  • Max Capacity: 160
  • Full Details

    A modern venue with foyer area and registration desk leading to Auditorium and up to 3 breakout rooms


    • Theatre: 160
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Edinburgh Business School: Scott Suite

  • Max Capacity: 100
  • Full Details

    Edinburgh Business School offers state of the art facilities including lecture theatres, breakout rooms, private dining area and a bright spacious Atrium which lends Itself to hosting exhibitions, dinners and receptions.
    Our Paul Stobart building is a spacious complex of 30 bedrooms available throughout the year. All rooms have king sized beds, complimentary Wi-Fi and ample desk space for private study. A private balcony or patio provides the ideal space for quiet reflection after a demanding day of seminars and lectures.


    • Theatre: 100
    • Banqueting: 64
    • Cabaret: 60
    • Classroom: 73
    • Boardroom: 22
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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