The Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue

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Meeting Rooms – set-up the way you want it

Every room can be set-up in the layout that best meets your requirements including cabaret, boardroom, U-shape (horseshoe), theatre, exam, classroom, hybrid or simply chairs only.

Conference Rooms – For up to 160 people

A city centre conference venue with spaces for exhibitions, stands and break-out rooms if you need them. Also readily available on-site tech support for presentation and audio-visual technology.

Training Rooms – Light and flexible spaces

15 different sized training rooms available to suit the numbers in your group, all with natural daylight and air conditioning. Each of these can be set up in any configuration you need and can even be changed or reset during your training session.

Tribunal Rooms – Everything your meeting needs

Tribunals can be emotional and high stress. We will bend over backwards to ensure you have every detail covered, with maximum privacy and the least disruption.

Exam Rooms – The perfect place for your exams

Depending on the format of your exams, you can choose from a variety of different room set-ups. Whether it be paper based, PC or one-to-ones, your requirements will always be met. We also have a team of experienced, on-site invigilators that will ensure your day runs smoothly.

Mediation Rooms – The best spaces in Edinburgh

We strive to do our best to make you and your parties feel comfortable. Mediations can be emotional for your attendees and we will do whatever possible to ensure you and your parties have everything you need to reduce any stress and to allow you to focus entirely on the mediation.

Central location

15 Flexible Rooms

Fully accessible

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Technical Support on Tap

We understand your frustration when you can’t get your laptop to connect or you can’t access the WiFi; especially when you have to wait a long time for assistance. We have worked hard to eliminate that frustration.

  • If you’re the event leader, one of our event support team will show you to your room, give you a few minutes to get settled and then join you again to ensure that all your IT requirements are working.

  • Giving you WiFi codes, checking that your device connects to the projector, making sure you’re familiar with the appropriate equipment and answering any concerns that you may have.

  • If you experience any challenges during the day, you can call our team from your room or simply pop along to the office – the door is always open. We will be in your room within seconds of your alert and know how to resolve any issue.

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Audio Visual Equipment On-site

Let the team know what you need to take your event to the next level and we’ll make it happen. There is no short supply of cameras, speakers, mics and more here in the venue, so please take advantage of the kit on offer. Anything you need, set-up in advance.

  • Projectors: All eco-friendly and from Optoma, a manufacturer exclusively dedicated to making high quality projectors that ensure your presentation is portrayed how you want it.

  • Adaptors: We have every conceivable adaptor on hand so regardless of which device you’re using, you’ll be able to connect!

  • PA system: Includes lapel, desktop and roaming microphones so that you’re covered for sitting at the desk, walking around, and getting input from your delegates in a Q&A session.

  • Hearing Loop: This is also available if you have anyone with hearing difficulties and wearing a hearing aid. We will have this set up for your arrival.

  • Walltalkers: Whilst not strictly Audio Visual, these turn an entire strip of wall into a whiteboard, enabling you to display and edit work as you and your delegates progress through your event. They’re very popular.

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Immersive Hybrid Packages

Hybrid equipment that will ensure your event is a success. No more clunky connections or lagging calls with hybrid kit that tailors itself to your event. Sit back and immerse yourself in the full hybrid experience, we’ll take care of the rest.

  • With rooms sizes ranging from 1 person capacity, to 180, the possibilities for hybrid working are endless here at the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue.

  • 360° Panoramic Camera: Equipped with a 360 degree, panoramic camera your delegates will be in the loop from start to finish. Covering a 3m radius of the room in 1080p, you no longer have to worry about poor quality hybrid calls.

  • Built In Microphone: The built in mic has a 5.5m audio pickup radius, which catches audio from all angles of your room; therefore, perfect for larger groups. Being heard is never a problem.

  • Tri-Speaker System: Also included is the inbuilt speaker system that allows for all remote delegates to be heard across your entire event. Playing videos, music or audio has never been simpler.

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Free High Speed WiFi

Although our capacity for delegates is 180, our WiFi system is robust enough for 500 people to access the internet simultaneously. 100 of those delegates could even be streaming video at the same time, although we never have quite that level of demand!

  • With nine access points around the building, that create individual WiFi hotspots, there is no corner without coverage. You can even check your email in the loos!

  • The shared WiFi is free to use and has been setup so that no one person can hog the bandwidth – everyone gets the same, fair usage.

  • A fully automated roll-over system means that if any of our 5 high speed lines go down, you can carry on with your course and not even notice the difference.

  • You have the option of a private network if you need it, giving you dedicated, secure, protected bandwidth. The network can be named after your event, and provided with your own secure password to make you feel more at home and add to your branding.

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Personal and Friendly Welcome

If you’re running an event, you often want to be in the room as the delegates arrive. Running backwards and forwards in case you’ve missed anyone along the way is far from the ideal start to your day. That’s why we are here to help and ensure you and your delegates get off on the right foot.

  • We take that headache away by having one of our event support team on reception to meet your delegates and sign them in, regardless of the numbers on your event.

  • If you have anything to hand out before your event begins, we can do that at the same time; including name badges, information packs, agendas, pens and lanyards.

  • If you’re interviewing, we will show interviewees to the coffee lounge, where an area will be reserved so that you know who is waiting next.

  • If you’ve arranged anything like a complimentary breakfast for everyone, we can show delegates to the restaurant first. Equally if you’ve arranged to use the coffee lounge, we can take delegates there. Either way, we’re very happy to collect everybody up at the appropriate time and show them to your event room.

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Choose Your PC Support

Drop us an email or give us a call and let us know your PC requirements in advance. Everything will be set up and ready for your arrival.

  • Standard PCs are ideal for general tasks that require fast internet access and smaller applications like Microsoft Office.

  • High Spec PCs are fitted with quad core processors and have the option to upgrade to 16Gb of RAM. These PCs are ideal for running processor intensive applications, for example Virtual Machines.

  • 22” HD monitor and the option to add a second monitor if required.

  • Clean install of Windows 10 and other software/files can be pre-installed prior to your event. Alternatively you can ask for Linux to be installed.

  • Configure your network access through secure shared high-speed WiFi network, private vLAN on the Secure Shared network or exclusive use of a dedicated internet connection.

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Reliable Video Conferencing

Our Video Conferencing service has been designed to provide a reliable and hassle free experience to you and your event. No matter what your requirements are – a one on one interview, a board meeting or a conference – we can provide a reliable, cost effective video conference link.

  • Three portable Video Conference units that can be screened on a TV monitor for small groups or through the projector for larger groups.

  • Technical support staff on site throughout the duration of your call.

  • Five dedicated high speed internet lines so that if any one line, in the conference venue, fails, you’ll be switched to another line quickly and seamlessly, so you won’t notice a thing.

  • Bridging to provide connections to all your locations, both via the internet (IP) and phone lines (ISDN).

  • Complimentary test call before the event to check connectivity.

  • Service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ideal for international calls where there is a significant time difference.

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Why choose Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue?

Right in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town and a five minute walk from Waverley Train Station, this is a great location to host your meeting, conference or training. With high-tech facilities, and a dedicated on-site support team, who have a genuine desire to make your event a success, we will help you with all of your needs, every step of the way.

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Google Reviews

Based on 70 reviews
Michelle GH
Michelle GH
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Delighted with the service we received when running our weekend workshops recently and can highly recommend the venue. Perfectly situated for participants, especially those travelling from outside Edinburgh and there was a very high standard of cleanliness throughout the building. The hospitality was second to none with friendly welcoming staff particularly Craig and Jamie who made sure everything ran smoothly including the equipment for our PowerPoint presentation. The buffet lunch and refreshments were of excellent quality and very competetively priced. An excellent all-round experience and we'll definitely be back! Thank you!
Carole Hoggan
Carole Hoggan
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Only 10 mins walk from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, which is great. Conference Centre is still renovating the reception area, and the lift is really slow. However, this is a great venue to have a board meeting. Nice lunch and nibbles, too! Thanks to the staff for helping set up the online screen and sound the sound system.
Mohanad Bash
Mohanad Bash
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I did my B1 exam yesterday the staff were super professional and friendly starting from the reception man . Also Ben really helped me to feel comfortable for my exam. Thank you Ben
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Ad hoc meeting booked at short notice. Very good facilities that met our needs. Staff extremely helpful. Powerpoint projection ready to go and easy to use.
Caroline Stewart
Caroline Stewart
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This is a great venue. Super location - jyst 5 mins walk from Waverley. Rooms are airy and well equipped. Lovely coffee lounge. WiFi is excellent. Staff are friendly and really helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommend this for meetings and events.
georgia bali
georgia bali
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I had my GESE 2 (A1) english test for my ukvi application yesterday. I had an amazing experience. The centre is easy to find, I felt very comfortable and overall my experience was excellent 👌 Everyone was very gentle and professional 🙂Highly recommended
m ben
m ben
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I recently attended the Edinburgh training centre and I was impressed with the entire experience. The room was top-notch and the facilities and service was excellent, but what really stood out was the little extras like the delicious homemade treats and the tasty lunch options. The training centre also provided a variety of dietary alternatives for us, making our event an pleasurable one. What made the experience even better was the 'can-do' attitude of all the staff, who went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. Nothing was too much for them, and they made the entire training truly pleasurable. I highly recommend the Edinburgh training centre for anyone looking for a top-notch training experience and look forward to returning in the near future.