The Caves

The Caves
8-12 Niddry Street South
Grassmarket, Edinburgh
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Contact: Caroline
Phone: 0131 557 8989

Capacity: 450
About Us:

Wedding Venue Edinburgh

The Caves is an exciting truly unique and atmospheric venue situated in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Its huge arches, that support Edinburgh's South Bridge, form a multitude of unique and diverse rooms. From the main vault whose stage is overlooked by a spacious balcony, to vaulted rooms that still contain the remains of buildings that predate the South Bridge itself, this atmospheric venue speaks for itself. The multiple possibilities of the space mean that we can host everything from live music events, club nights, weddings, corporate entertainment, ceilidhs, Burn's suppers, private parties, themed events, theatre.....the list is endless...!

This amazing and fantastically unique wedding venue will wow your guests.

0131 557 8989

Unique Wedding Venue Edinburgh

The Caves is an exciting, truly unique and atmospheric venue situated deep in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. The multiple possibilities of the space mean that we can guarantee that your Wedding will be a truly memorable experience. All aspects of your Big Day are possible, from the ceremony right through to the evening do.In order create that special Big Day for you we have split our weddings into three packages which are dependent on numbers attending.

Smaller more intimate wedding parties for up to 60 day guests and 100 evening guests, are held in the Rowantree. Steeped in history and fabulously cozy this is a great venue for more personal weddings.

Larger weddings of 60 - 110 day guests and up to 450 evening guests are held in the Caves. This unique venue makes up the sub-structure of the 18th Century South Bridge, there is no venue more Edinburgh than the Caves. Or more Scottish than Scottish if you consider there was once so much Whisky stored here that it became known as "Whisky Row". Every room has a story to tell and a special place in Scottish history -from vaults that served as the stables to the French Cavalry who were at one time body guards to the Royal Family, to remains of the houses that pre-date the Bridge itself - with the original terracotta floor tiles still intact! This amazing and fantastically unique venue in edinburgh will wow your guests and is licensed for civil, humanist and religious ceremonies.

To accommodate wedding parties of 110 - 180 day guests both the Rowantree and the Caves are used (they are adjoining so there is no need for guests to brave the Edinburgh weather). Your drinks reception takes place in the Rowantree, with your Wedding Breakfast to follow in the high vaulted rooms of the Caves. Again up to 450 evening guests can be accommodated.

We also cater for private dining in edinburgh

Venue Facilities:
  • Stage
  • Screen for Presentations
  • Disabled Access


Whether you're are looking to hold your gala dinner, have a product launch or a team building day the Caves and the Rowantree can accommodate all your needs. From themed events, Murder Mysteries, ghost and history tours, pipers, jugglers, dancing girls to after dinner speakers, our Events Team can arrange the whole shebang.

Venue Reviews:
Edinburgh Venue
by Lucy & John
on May 19, 2014
" Thank you for all of your help to make Friday such an amazing day. John and I had the best time and loved every minute of it. Our guests had a fabulous time too and all commented on how great the venue was. The food was fabulous and the staff were so friendly and did everything we asked to help make our day special in whatever way they could. The Caves was the most amazing place to get married in and left a lasting impression on many people. For John and I, it will always be a very special place. Thank you for all of your help and for keeping me calm in the run up to the day! "
BEST wedding venue
by Mr and Mrs Cox
on March 15, 2013
We would like to say thank you for The Rowantree being the BEST wedding venue we could have asked for (we were the october wedding with the crepes!). Absolutly every staff member was friendly and smiling and the wedding girls sorted things I hadn't even considered! Thanks for making our big day the BEST it possibly could have been. Mr and Mrs Cox
by Simon and Lindsey
on March 15, 2013
Dear Marcelle (and also to everyone at The Caves), we wanted to express our many thanks to you and your team for being so fantastic on our wedding day, and for helping us to organise such a perfect event. We enjoyed absolutely every moment of the day, the food and choreography of the day's events were simply perfect, and we also had great fun liaising with you all in the build up to the day. Thank you once again for making the day so relaxed and beautifully organised. Simon and Lindsey, The Caves Nov 2012
with thanks
by Mrs STott
on March 15, 2013
Hello to all the people who worked hard making our daughter's civil partnership last Saturday a most beautiful event. Everything went smoothly, no hiccups in any part of the proceedings. The ceremony was lovely, the turnaround from that to the Wedding Breakfast was done quickly and quietly, even when I requested that the linen was ironed (a horrid job, but thank you so much.) The food was wonderful, - thanks chef(s). All staff were happy to help and worked very well as a team to ensure that our daughter and daughter in law could have a day that they will remember with warmth and happiness. I will thoroughly recommend your quirky venue to all my friends. Thank you once again for a lovely day. Mr and Mrs Stott
we will be back in 2014
by Sara
on March 15, 2013
Thank you for such a brilliant lunch yesterday, everyone is raving about it and the venue, so much so it is to be our permanent

Edinburgh venue, so we will be back in 2014. Please pass on my thanks to Ewan and the staff for looking after us so well and to the chef for the superb meal. Everything about the food was perfect and the Clootie Dumpling was as good as my Grannies you should make this a permanent item.

Thanks again Lisa and have a great festive season.
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