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Prince Philip Building

From a video conference to a gala dinner, the building is suitable for a wide range of events.

The Prince Philip Building

We have transformed the former Edinburgh University Language School into three floors of events space, for hosting everything from social events such as birthday parties and weddings to medical conferences and gala dinners.

The building is accessed from our famous pillared entrance opposite the Festival Theatre, through our private gardens into a lobby area. 

Inside there are three floors of purpose-built space. On the ground floor, three break-outs rooms can be opened up into one large area. A stunning Main Hall perfect for private functions features on the first floor, while there is further meeting or exhibition space in the basement.

The Prince Philip Building is a hugely versatile space and sits perfectly between our other venues - the historic grandeur of the Playfair Hall and the glass and chrome modernism of our Quincentenary Conference Hall.

The Deacon Suite

A stunning hall on the first floor with a glass ceiling retaining many of the original architectural features. Additional components include stunning lighting in a choice of colours and large windows looking out onto the College’s private gardens. 

The Charter Suite

The charter suite is based on the ground floor of the Prince Philip Building. This room can be used as one large space, or split into two or three individual rooms.  Both ends have built in AV and plasma screens. 

Prince Philip Lower

This room is located in the lower ground of the Prince Philip. Full AV can be set up in this room when required.

10-300 capacity
Video / Audio


If you are planning a conference, meeting, special event or wedding in Edinburgh, please feel free to e-mail us to discuss your plans on

Alternatively, you can make an online enquiry on the contact us page and we will get back to you.

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“ Thanks for all your help in organising our summer party on Friday. Initial feedback from staff is extremely positive on the event.

I’d like to say that the F&B manager was fantastic on the night, along with the bar staff who were great.”