Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot - Watt University - Meeting Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot - Watt University

The Edinburgh Conference Centre is the purpose-designed facility in the heart of Heriot-Watt University's campus. 

Our flagship facility, the James Watt Centre, has dedicated conference facilities for up to 600 delegates in vacation periods in addition to 1,000 square metres of exhibition space all year round. Adjacent seminar rooms ensure our facilities offer flexibility whatever the size or objective of your event with competitive rates to suit all budgets.

We maximise the impact of your event by personalising it in a manner that you and your guests can really appreciate. We offer a diverse range of menus and beverages to complement any event and our experienced staff will work with you to ensure the event meets your needs.

The Centre also provides the convenience of a range of highly skilled specialist support services, including conference co-ordination, audio-visual support, free Wi-Fi internet access, Turnpoint voting system and language interpretation.

Set in tranquil parkland on the edge of Edinburgh, the Centre is conveniently located for access to major road networks and air routes. Accommodation is available during vacation periods and there is ample free parking.

"The Cholesterol Charity held its annual conference at the Edinburgh Conference Centre.  No request was too much and I found the team to be professional, punctual and friendly.

A first class event; Edinburgh Conference Centre is a first-rate conference facility."

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Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH14 4AS
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Meeting Rooms

Capacity by configuration Dimensions
Banquet Boardroom Cabaret Classroom Reception Theatre Area Height
Beech Room 22 24 20 30 55m2 2.71m
Bruce Room 26 24 28 60 72m2 2.65m
Carnegie Room 50 64 80 120 171m2 2.65m
Cedar Room 26 40 34 50 87m2 2.71m
Cedar Suite 40 64 50 90 139m2 2.71m
Gibson Room 64 80 120
James Watt Centre I 250 192 210 700 600 506m2 8.0m
James Watt Centre II 400 224 320 800 360 682m2 6.0m
Lecture Theatre 1 200
Lecture Theatre 2 110
Lecture Theatre 3 140
Lecture Theatre 4 300
Leonard Horner 20 20 36 70m2 5.79m
Oak Room 22 24 20 30 53m2 2.71m
Wardlaw Room 26 24 28 60 72m2 2.65m