Venue Guide

Host An Event At The Edinburgh International Conference Centre

 

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is one of the leading event and conference venues in the UK. With 14 dedicated rooms including theatre halls and break-out rooms, it offers some of the best facilities and technologies in the events industry. Its location in the heart of the Scottish capital makes it easily accessible and offers a fantastic experience for delegates visiting Edinburgh for an event.

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre - Key Info

If you’re thinking about holding your event here, we’ve compiled all the key information you’ll need:

Venue Address

Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE

Venue Website

https://www.eicc.co.uk/

Capacity

50 up to 2,000

 

 

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre Capacity

The EICC can host events for over 2,000 delegates across its 16 event spaces, the largest of which is the Lennox Suite. Here are details for some of the largest rooms at the venue and their capacities:

 

Room

Capacity

Lennox Suite

Up to 2,000

Pentland Suite

Up to 1,200

Lomond Suite

Up to 600

Atrium

Up to 300

 

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre Facilities

In House Catering Available

Yes (Provided by Leith’s)

In House Audio & Visual Facilities

Yes

Wifi Provisions

Wifi Available

Accessibility

Full accessibility—all staff have received full Equality and Diversity training.

Assistance and guide dogs are welcome.

Accessible toilets on each floor.

Induction loops are available in the Pentland Auditorium.

Wheelchair spaces available in the Sidlow, Fintry, and Pentland Auditoria, and wheelchair ramps can be provided.

Both main entrances have automatic sliding doors which are accessible to wheelchair users, and all areas of the venue can be reached via lifts, all of which have spoken messages to indicate which floor the lift is on and whether doors are opening or closing.

Accessible parking spaces are available in Sheraton Hotel Car Park, Semple Street Car Park, and Castle Terrace NCP Car Park.

Information can be requested in Braille.

An autism-friendly visitors guide and event organisers guide are both available to download from the website.

Sign language interpreters can be provided at a reasonable price.

Event Security

Yes

Getting To The Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Air Travel

The EICC is only 10 km (6 miles) from Edinburgh International Airport, which offers direct flights to many major cities across Europe.

A taxi from the airport to the EICC takes around 20 minutes and costs approximately £15. Tram and bus services also run regularly connecting Edinburgh Airport and Haymarket Railway Station, which is within walking distance of the venue.

Train Travel

The EICC is just a 22 minute (1.3 miles) walk from Waverley Railway Station which is Edinburgh’s primary train station and has direct routes to many cities in the UK, including London.

Haymarket Railway Station is also just a 9-minute walk (0.4 miles) from the EICC is a stop for local commuter trains and some UK routes.

Travel by Car

If you’re traveling by car, you’ll be pleased to know that the EICC is well connected by road.

The M8 provides access to the city from Glasgow to the West, though access from the South is mostly on A roads.

Traffic should be expected in and around the city centre.

Local Travel

Edinburgh trams run frequently between the airport and York Place calling at Haymarket Station, which is a short walk from the venue.

The EICC is also easily accessible by bus. A number of local bus routes stop off at nearby locations and the venue itself is just a 20-minute walk from Edinburgh’s main bus terminal located at St Andrew's Square.

Nearby Parking

Parking in Edinburgh is notoriously difficult. However, parking is available near the venue at:

  • NCP Edinburgh Castle Terrace
  • Sheraton Hotel Car Park, 150 meters from the EICC, with limited accessible parking spaces.
  • Semple Street Car Park, 300 meters from the venue.

Nearby Hotels & Accommodation

The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa or The Caledonian Waldorf Astoria are fantastic options for a luxury overnight stay near the venue, while the Novotel Edinburgh Centre is a great choice for a more budget-friendly stay. Point A Hotel is also a modestly-priced option literally right beside the conference centre with great reviews. Other nearby hotels include:

  • The Knight Residence by Mansley
  • The Bonham Hotel
  • Le Monde Hotel
  • Staycity Aparthotels West End
  • Mercure Edinburgh Haymarket
  • Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

Nearby Bars & Restaurants

As Edinburgh has more restaurants per head than anywhere else in the UK, delegates attending the EICC will have plenty of amazing restaurants and bars to choose from, from luxury fine dining at Number One, to homely pubs with live music and gourmet food like Malones. Here are a few popular choices all within walking distance of the venue:

  • Pomo Pizzeria
  • Terra Marique
  • The Dome
  • The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh
  • New Chapter

Past Events Hosted At Edinburgh International Conference Centre

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre has hosted a number of events in recent years, including:

  • Digital Scotland 2020
  • RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards
  • Scottish Green Energy Awards 2020
  • Alzheimer Scotland Annual Conference
  • Edinburgh International Television Festival
  • Scottish Charity Awards

Edinburgh International Conference Centre Reviews

70 reviewers give Edinburgh International Conference Centre a 4.5-star rating on TripAdvisor. 

How To Hold An Event At The Edinburgh International Conference Centre

You can find out more by contacting the venue directly:

Website: https://www.eicc.co.uk/

Phone: +44 (0)131 300 3000

Email: sales@eicc.co.uk

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