Covid-19 Update – Welcome back!
Since the beginning of June we’ve been planning a COVID-safe reopening, ensuring the venue is safe for all our guests & employees.
After completing a lengthy Risk Assessment we’ve incorporated safety precautions into every aspect of our daily operations. This is based on guidance from the Scottish Government and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We are monitoring information and updates continually regarding COVID-19 from both the CDC, and Scottish Government. As these procedures evolve and more information becomes available we will update the Taking Care Of You document.
Please click the button to find out about the changes we’ve made to keep you safe and well.
Space is available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
of our clients would
Minutes Walk from
Waverley Train Station
Why choose Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue (ETCV)?
Right in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town and five minutes 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, we can help you with the exact set-up you need and we have a genuine desire to make your event a success.
Hosting events is everything we do. We’re 100% focused on anticipating your needs, taking away the common stress factors and making your event a success.
Technical Support On-Site
We provide dedicated support to get you up and running smoothly, plus immediate assistance throughout the rest of your event from our on-site team.
User-Friendly Presentation Technology
Enjoy the ceiling mounted projectors, flat-screen TV’s, and our “Walltalkers”, which turn an entire strip of wall into a whiteboard. We also stock every conceivable adaptor.
Every room has natural daylight, air conditioning and stationery for your delegates. In addition our team works through – and triple checks – a robust 57-point checklist, to ensure your room has absolutely everything you need.
Free High Speed WIFI
WIFI is available throughout the venue … you can even check your email in the loos! You also have the option of a private network if you need it, giving you dedicated, secure, protected bandwidth.
Food & Drink
Whether you choose light bites, a buffet or an express three-course meal in the restaurant, the food is all freshly prepared on-site using local produce where possible.
Open all hours
You can book an event at any time of the day or night, seven days a week to suit your needs. Evening, weekend and even nighttime events are increasingly popular to fit around working hours and international time zones.
Trusted By Market Leaders
We are experienced in hosting events from 2 to 200 people. We’ll work with you to ensure you have exactly what you need to make your event run successfully.
I just wanted to thank you and your staff team for being so accommodating. When I had an issue with my laptop your staff were friendly, helpful and supportive.
Scottish Mentoring Network
All good – the layout, comfort and amount of support offered and available exceeded my expectations.
This is a new training venue for Pivotal Scotland and as one of their tutors I can say that it is an excellent training venue. Good rooms, excellent catering, attentive staff. 10/10
ETCV were superb at accommodating my IT requirements for additional technology and assisted me in set-up issues. 10/10. As usual all staff friendly & very helpful.
Facilities ideally suited to these exams. Tea/Coffee and snacks in the coffee lounge a lovely surprise. (10/10)
Institute of Recruitment Professionals
We are a worldwide Videoconferencing broker that deal with venues all over the world, day in, day out, and The ETCV always go above and beyond. They are, without doubt, one of the most professional and approachable venues that we work with.
I don’t normally say 10/10 but this is a brilliant, well run place with friendly, can-do people to help and the internet was good. Thanks.
Lovely welcome in the morning, very helpful with equipment and finding room, great professional venue
Scottish Childminding Association
Staff were very helpful on arrival and throughout the day. We needed two laptops connected to the projector and that process was done smoothly and easily. V.happy. 10/10
School Inspection Conference
Very good. We had an issue with our computer but it was dealt with quickly.
Excellent. Helpful, welcoming staff. So useful to have PC’s and printer available. Super to have fresh fruit. 9/10
Excellent venue. My colleagues who trained before me had nothing but praise so I had high expectations. They were exceeded. Thank you!
As a trainer, this was a great venue – pitch up, plug in and go! Makes doing the job of training easy as no organisational/housekeeping issues to deal with. Thank you. I will request your venue be used again. 10/10
Everything was handled absolutely perfectly from beginning to end. You could not have been more supportive and considerate. I will definitely be recommending ETCV to any colleagues who are looking for a venue in the future.
The staff always go out of their way to ensure that everything is set up and ready for us. A great venue and fantastic staff.
BCS Business Exams
Good venue, consistently matches needs, great wifi, all great!
A big thank you to your team for their professionalism and excellent support. We had 2 very successful workshops. I am grateful for your calm, professional help with IT – you kindly lent us a laptop, which was so helpful.
Excellent greeting every day. Really helps get a day off to a good start. Thank you!! (10/10). Excellent support. Super Staff.
Long whiteboard was a fantastic resource, really helpful and useful. 10/10
For meeting rooms …
We were very impressed with the service offered by Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue. Meeting rooms and catering were excellent and the level of staff support was outstanding. Technical support was outstanding too and also very impressive was the assistance from reception in greeting our interview candidates and showing them to the coffee lounge.
All staff approached for help were unfailingly pleasant and very competent. Lunch (buffet) was excellent – high quality and generous amounts. Tea break cakes were delicious too and staff delivering the food were very sensitive about not interrupting our interviews.
The James Hutton Institute
For conference space …
Thanks very much for hosting our session this week, which went very well. In total 60 people booked and although we had some cancellations and some no shows there were 37 people at the session.
Yet again the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue has provided us with excellent hospitality and I would encourage anyone looking for a venue to give you a call. I would like to pass on a special mention and thanks to your team who were really helpful on the night, they certainly uphold your philosophy of “If we can, we will”.
For training rooms …
As a regular trainer in the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, I am constantly impressed with the professionalism displayed by every member of staff.
The manager is always on hand to welcome the trainer regardless of what time I arrive (7:30 onwards) and I love the continuous upgrades at the Venue. I travel throughout the UK and this is by far the best training venue. Outstanding attention to detail!
For workshops …
It is hard to find a venue who are so accommodating and flexible to our needs! The room was great and the lunch was very nice – really good selection (even gluten free option for me that I wasn’t expecting!).
All the staff were very friendly and approachable. Everything was exactly as requested – so please pass my thanks onto the team. It was a pleasure working with you and I’m looking forward to coming back in the future.
Specialist Dementia Units
For video conferencing …
As a VC room booking agency, we book videoconference rooms all over the world on a regular basis. We need to feel confident about the VC rooms we offer to our clients, re VC equipment quality, technical expertise and overall customer service and this is why the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue is our Edinburgh VC room of choice for our international clients.
When we book their VC rooms, we can rest easy, knowing that the team will look after our clients from booking stage, through testing and onto the delivery of the actual VC session. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue.
Global Virtual Interviews Limited