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Mansion House, Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
14 reviews
Menus from £147
30 to 140 Guests

About

The striking centrepiece of the fantastic Edinburgh Zoo, the Mansion House provides couples with a unique, elegant, and inspiring wedding venue located in Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders. With beautiful surroundings, delectable food, and outstanding service, you can find everything you need for a memorable celebration. Steeped in over 200 years of history and tradition, this impressive building offers charming backdrops for your big day.

Facilities and Capacity

The Mansion House at Edinburgh Zoo is licensed to host religious, humanist, and civil ceremonies in a variety of locations. The stunning Macmillan room is the ideal space for your romantic ceremony. The room overlooks glorious manicured gardens, the historic city of Edinburgh, and the Pentland Hills. This space is elegantly decorated with a colour palette of Wedgwood blues and features a grand period fireplace. Following your ceremony, you and up to 90 guests can head to the spectacular oak-panelled Geddes & Gillespie Suite for a delicious wedding breakfast. For your evening reception, up to 150 loved ones can join you for a jubilant affair. The suite offers direct access to the beautiful gardens, boasting magnificent scenery and panoramic views. The lively atmosphere of this unique venue will excite your senses and create a truly unforgettable wedding day. Couples and guests alike will delight in ambling around the zoo and visiting the famous panda couple.

Services Offered

The dedicated staff at Mansion House, Edinburgh Zoo understands that planning a wedding can be overwhelming. Their experienced wedding team will be available to help throughout your preparations to relieve some of the stress. They will offer thorough assistance to ensure your big day runs flawlessly. Couples can contact the venue to discuss available dates and receive information on their wedding packages. The team will strive to give you the day of your dreams at Edinburgh Zoo.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Unusual Weddings
Stately Home
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
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    Vcj Married on 21/10/2021
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    An amazing day in a beautiful venue

    We had the most amazing day. The mansion house is beautiful and everyone had a wonderful experience at the zoo as well.
    Our wedding planner was so helpful and easy to communicate with, and really listened to what we wanted.
    On the day everyone was so friendly and helpful and did everything they could to make the day go as well as possible and the food was amazing.
    We couldn’t be happier with how our day went.
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    Kelly B. Married on 28/08/2021
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    Most special day ❤️

    We had our special day here on the 28th August 2021. It was originally 28th august 2020 but obviously had to be moved due to covid. The staff at the zoo could not of been more helpful and were always on hand to answer any questions I had and ease any worries I had. This despite the hard times they were also facing with so much uncertainty. Our day could not have gone any better. We had the most special day and a big part of that was the zoo and all the staff that helped play a part. From the moment we arrived in the morning everything felt really relaxed and nothing was too much. The whole day was perfect and I couldn’t fault any of the preparations that were made. The venue was beautifully decorated and the staff on the day went above and beyond to help with anything. Even making up a small gluten free buffet for one of our guests in the evening so she could come eat with us all. We went for the package that included everything and it was worth every penny. All of our guests had an amazing time and said how much they loved the whole thing as it was something different. I have to give a special mention to Kimberley, Louise and Nicola who were on hand throughout the whole process especially Kimberley who was on hand on the day. Also a special mention to Katie, Jolanta, sanjit, and Jesse who worked incredibly hard on the day and made everything look so easy. I really do think we picked the most amazing venue and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
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    Lukas Married on 25/09/2021
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    Lukasz and Marcin wedding 25.09.21

    The most amazing place for private and intimate weddings. We had the best day from start to finish. We loved absolutely everything about our venue. Highly recommended!
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    Ailsa D. Married on 19/10/2020
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    Wedding Day

    Had the best day and what I had dreamed of and more. I did not think of getting married here until I started looking at unique venues. We had great communication throughout our planning process and due to Covid had to rearrange date a full year and they did this without any trouble and was very easy.
    Was a good day and very well organised, it ran very smoothly and the band that we chose enjoyed the venue too . All in all a fantastic experience and would highly recommend. Many thanks.
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    Kate B. Married on 17/10/2020
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    Wonderful Day

    We had a wonderful day. We got married in October 2020 and the rules on weddings were constantly changing. The Staff at the Mansion House were very accommodating and made sure our day was very special. We are planning to go back to have our full evening party we hoped to have one day. The venue was beautiful and the staff very attentive on the day. Thank you
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    Clare S. Married on 10/10/2020
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    Fabulous venue with a great team

    We had to rearrange 3 times because of Covid and there was not a single issue when doing this! The team were so accomodating and so fab on the day, the food was great - all our guests loved it! Despite some restrictions still remaining, we didn't feel like we missed out on anything.
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    Claire Married on 02/10/2019
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    belter of a day

    On behalf of Claire and I, thank you so much to you and the staff for a perfect day. We had an absolute belter of a day and the staff at the house were incredible. Thanks :)
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    Kirsty Married on 24/08/2019
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    We hope this feedback helps you and your staff

    We would say overall our experience was good, but with a few small issues. We appreciate the rooms we hired were free when we bought the food and drink package, which compared to other wedding venues was a very well priced. We hope this feedback helps you and your staff, especially as your business grows and more people discover the potential of using the zoo as a wedding venue. The Mansion house and zoo is stunning and many of our guests commented on the beautiful and fun setting that it offers. We thought it was fabulous on the day and the staff had decorated the room beautifully, just how we wanted it to be. The main one being dietary requirements. I discussed on a number of occassions the need to cater for 2 non-dairy guests. However, on the day there was not enough non-dairy food. Unknowingly one guest (who struggles with faitgue) was given the small portion of non-dairy believing it was for her, which left my new mother in-law with no non-dairy free food to eat. Staff on the day did try their best and were very sorry, but she was left eating a large sandwich for her dinner. This was very disappointing. We think the crucial feedback is that communication between staff needs to improve. There was lots of communication before the wedding day itself. Staff were always friendly and answered queries in a timely and very polite fashion. We hope this feedback is taken as constructive feedback, we want to stress that we loved the venue and that staff did try their best on the day but seemed to struggle with the food and with getting the silent disco set-up in time.
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    Lesley Married on 08/08/2019
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    Mother of the Groom thanks

    I was Mother of the groom at the above wedding and just wanted to send my personal thanks to all who were involved in helping us have such a great time. It was a wonderful day in a spectacular setting and must have taken a lot of hard work from a lot of people. I would like to say particular thanks to Alan, ( for sorting out the cake for me), and to Darren and Taylor for generally helping me out, but especially for their encouragement and help in preparing a special little surprise for the bride on her wedding morning. It made a special day even more special. Thanks so much to all. Lesley
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    Rachel Married on 13/07/2019
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    what can only be described as a brilliant day

    Just a wee email as we are just back from honeymoon and want to thank you and all of the staff at the Zoo for what can only be described as a brilliant day. Every single one of our guests had a wonderful day and we feel so lucky that we chose your venue. You have been absolutely brilliant, as was Darren and the other male event's manager (whose name has completely slipped my mind!) if there is a way for me to pass this on to your manager or formally pass on my delight with all of you please let me know as I would like you all to get the praise and recognition you deserve. We can't thank you all enough! We've had no formal photos back yet, but as soon as they are in we will pass them on and will be delighted for you to use any of them. We will certainly be back at The Zoo and look forward to seeing you and speaking to you soon. Best wishes, Rachel
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    Ian Married on 04/05/2019
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    All our guests had a great time

    Hi Laura,
    Thanks for your email. We only have thanks for making the run up and the day itself such a great experience. Thanks to yourself for making the lead-in easy and pass on our thanks to Darren and Alan for executing the day smoothly. The meal was good. For myself the tartlet was a bit lacking in Brie so a bit dry. I really enjoyed the rest of the meal. All our guests had a great time, even my Dad, so that is praise itself! We will forward some of our pictures once we receive them as neither of us took any on the day. All the best Ian & Fi
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    Steven Married on 30/03/2019
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    our heartfelt thanks for helping make this a very

    We would both like to say a big, big thank you to all the team involved in Nick & Lisa's wedding on Saturday. Everyone was so friendly and helpful especially with supporting the needs of the older members of the wedding party. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone. From beginning to the end of the day we all felt so looked after and had a fabulous time at a magnificent venue.
    Once again our heartfelt thanks for helping make this a very special day for Nick & Lisa and for all their guests. Best Wishes Steven & Jo Leek
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    Lisa Married on 15/06/2013
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    A perfect day

    A perfect day, in a perfect venue, with penguins! Wouldn't have changed a thing and cannot thank everyone at the venue enough :)

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