Guest Blog: Strategic Partners ExecSpace shares its top ten most cost-effective large-scale venues in Scotland

Committed to driving best event venue pricing for the third sector, ExecSpace have shared their top recommendations for the most cost-effective large-scale venues available for event bookings across Scotland.


As one of Scotland’s leading event venue finding agencies, ExecSpace are able to offer all ACOSVO member charities preferential venue rates and a rebate back to their charity. ExecSpace is sole supplier on the Scottish Government Framework for Meetings, Events and Conferences and as such are able to extend this offer to Scotland’s 3rd sector.

Top 10:

Hanover Conference (Edinburgh) Located at Hanover Scotland’s Head Office in Edinburgh’s city centre, Hanover Conference Centre offers a wide range of meeting rooms and a conference room seating up to 100 people. They also provide a range of value-added services, from high quality catering to video conferencing, and offer a very attractive range of discounts to non-profit organisations and repeat bookings.


Grassmarket Centre (Edinburgh) Nestled at the foot of Candlemaker Row, Grassmarket Centre marries the historical Greyfriars Kirkhouse with a contemporary and fresh conference, events, musical performance and wedding reception venue. All events are tailored to individual needs of the client to maximise the impact of their events. The venue also has state-of-the art sound and lighting equipment.


City of Edinburgh Methodist Church (Edinburgh) With good selection of meeting rooms, the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church offers a very competitive service (often less than half of the other third sector venues). All their rooms have audio-visual equipment, Wi-Fi, are fully accessible, and include individual requests like screen and projector. Catering is available, and they have rooms of different capacities to suit individual needs.


COSLA (Edinburgh) Their Conference Centre is a modern, spacious venue with a wealth of flexible rooms and the latest audio-visual technology including ISDN based Video Conferencing (for free) only charging for the cost of calls. They can tailor each space to specific requirements, ranging from meetings for ten up to a conference for 200. They also offer a menu for clients to choose their break & lunch options from, allowing them to set their own budget on the event easily.


The Renfield Centre (Glasgow) Situated in the heart of the city, their central location makes it easy for people attending meetings, and their prices are very competitive (often less than half of other third sector venues). They offer everything you'd expect from a top class venue in the heart of the city including full catering on request and they always aim to go the extra mile.


Spectrum Centre (Inverness) Offering room hire from just £8 per hour, this venue is ideally located in the centre of the City of Inverness, directly adjacent to the bus station and just a short walk from the railway station. Their main hall has been transformed into an excellent multi-functional space, but is predominately used as a theatre, which has state of the art sound and lighting equipment along with top of the range theatre style seating, for up to 160 guests. The rooms within the Spectrum Centre make it the ideal spot in Inverness to hold meetings, seminars and conferences.

National Christian Outreach Centre (Perth) Situated in the historic city of Perth on the banks of the Tay, the National Christian Outreach Centre offers a state-of-the-art conference venue with superb facilities for holding events large or small. They currently offer a series of technical services, including Multi-Media Projectors with laptop connectivity, a P.A. System with hand-held and clip-on tie microphones, flip-chart, and additional Induction loop system and audio / video recording onto CD / DVD with the hire of the Beulah Conference Suite.


To save approximately 20% on your event venue spend, whether it’s a Charity Ball or your Annual Conference, please contact Edinburgh based ExecSpace on 0845 459 9445 or or visit –


Now one of the UK’s leading venue finding agencies, placing conference and event business across the UK and internationally, ExecSpace works primarily with large corporates and government organisations. They are proud to be a strategic partner of ACOSVO. For more information contact