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The Caves, The Rowantree and Marlin's Wynd

12 Niddry Street South (Head Office) Edinburgh Lothian & Borders EH1 1NS

12 Niddry Street South (Head Office), Edinburgh
Lothian & Borders, EH1 1NS

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About The Caves, The Rowantree and Marlin's Wynd

Unusual Venues Edinburgh is an award-winning Collection of 3 of the most specatular, exclusive use wedding venues that you will find anywhere in the UK. The Caves, The Rowantree and Marlin's Wynd are situated right in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town and are nestled in the depths of the 18th century South Bridge.  Our venues are entirely unique and unlike no other... from the moment you walk through the door you will be blown away. Our modern facilities are perfectly blended into the old features of the venues, providing an unforgettable atmosphere and giving you the breath taking setting for your Big Day. Each of our venues is licensed for civil, Humanist and religious ceremonies and can host your full wedding day from your Wedding Ceremony, to your Drinks Reception to your Wedding Breakfast to the last dance.

The rich history of the vaults had been left in Edinburgh’s past until being rediscovered in the 1990s. The stunning, atmospheric wedding venues with their exposed brickwork, huge arches and spectaular lighting create a unique wedding location.

Whatever your wedding size, we have a venue that can fit your requirements. Marlin’s Wynd is suitable for weddings of 20-50 for the day and up to 130 for your Evening Reception. This enchanting venue spans centuries of Scottish history from the Georgian Reception Room to the beautiful Main Vault which dates back to the 1540's. 

The Rowantree can accommodate a wedding for up to 30-60 guests and 110 for the evening reception. This truly Scottish venue was originally called Lucky Middlemass' Tavern and was the watering hole of famour Scots, such as Rabbie Burns and David Hume, as well as notorius locals, such as Deacon Brodie.

Finally, the largest of our venues, The Caves holds 70-150 day guests and up to a large 450 for the evening. Every room in The Caves has a story to tell from vaults that served as stables to the French Cavalry to the reamains of house that pre-date the South Bridge itself.

We guarantee that all three of our award-winning venues are booked on an exclusive basis so your wedding will feel even more personal and special in our enchanting spaces. 

Please contact us for your e-brochures for more information on each of our venues.

• World Heritage Site • In-house chefs to create a stunning dining experience for the day • All three venues are available on an exclusive basis • Licensed to hold civil marriage • A truly Scottish magical venue in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town • Close to the Royal Mile

Facilities at The Caves, The Rowantree and Marlin's Wynd

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment License
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol License
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Pets Welcome

The Caves, The Rowantree and Marlin's Wynd Location

The Caves, The Rowantree and Marlin's Wynd, 12 Niddry Street South (Head Office), Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders, EH1 1NS

12 Niddry Street South (Head Office) Edinburgh Lothian & Borders EH1 1NS
0131 510 6969
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The Caves, The Rowantree and Marlin's Wynd Reviews (86)

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By Lisa and Robin, on 30 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2016

Thank you so much, what a fantastic day we had.. the venue was amazing and even more so, the staff... big thank you to everyone for all there hard work and efforts, much appreciated. Please pass our thanks onto the chef for the amazing food that was served, everyone commented on how delicious it was! And lastly, a very special thank you to you, you've been fabulous!

Just Perfect!
Venue Service

By Danielle and Nathan, on 30 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 03 Sep 2016

We just wanted to thank you for the most amazing day. Everything ran so smoothly your staff were amazing right down to the last second, the food was out of this world so please thank the chefs for us too. None of this would have been possible without you, you have been my support over the months & I would trust you with anything. You are a lovely warm person & I couldn't have asked for anyone better to sort our day out. You are amazing! Thank you again for everything Lots of love The Walton's xx

Amazing Wedding in The Caves
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By Claire & Mikey, on 30 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 30 Jul 2016

Just a little note to say a huge thank you for all your hard work and organisation in planning our very special wedding day. We had the most wonderful day and our guests have been so complimentary about the venue, food and very efficient team. Thank you for making it a wonderful day to remember.

The Rowantree
Venue Service

By Shannon and Kyle, on 30 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 30 May 2016

Kyle and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to yourself and all the staff at the Rowantree. Everyone had a fabulous time at the wedding and they all raved about the food, staff and venue. Rob was a great help the whole evening and helped make the day run smoothly, everyone just loved him! The food was delicious and everyone with unusual and awkward food allergies/requirements were very pleased too! Thank you for all your hard work in the run up to the wedding, the day went about as perfectly as we could have dreamed it would! Thank you again!

A blast!
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By Kirsty and Blair, on 30 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 29 May 2016

Just a quick note to say a huge thank you to everyone at the Caves who helped make Blair and I's wedding day so special. We had an absolute blast, as did our guests. The day ran so smoothly, the food was exceptional (so many of our guests made a point of saying how great it was!), and the front of house managers were brilliant. It was such an amazing day. Thanks again!

Marlins Wynd
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By Gillian and Daniel, on 30 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 20 Feb 2016

Daniel and I are so very happy with how everything went. Your ability to be there when we needed you and solve last minute hiccups (like the lack of piper....) with ease and without any interruption made our day magical. Caroline in particular took control of everything and made us feel very relaxed and looked after throughout the day. I wish we could do it all again! Thanks Gillian x x

Delicious Food!
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By Julie and Mike, on 30 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 13 Feb 2016

We had our wedding reception at The Caves in February and from start to the 3am finish it was brilliant! The meetings and assistance with planing were fantastic and really reassuring, every time I had a new question someone got back to me right away and the staff are so professional and organised that it really does take the stress away. We were a little concerned about the food because we didn't do the trial; it was delicious, I know I'm biased but it's the best food I've had at a wedding and loads of the guests commented on it too. The venue looked incredible, all of our guests are from away as we're English and haven't lived in Edinburgh for that long so they'd never been before and they were blown away, it looks truly spectacular on the day. The staff are relaxed, friendly and professional - nothing is too much trouble - the food is delicious and the venue is stunning. We loved it! Thanks Caves

Perfect staff and delicious food
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By Mr and Mrs Brown, on 12 Nov 2015

Liam and I Married in the Rowantree on the 7th of June and have finally got round to saying a big thank you. We had such a wonderful day. Your venue is stunning and such a credit to Edinburgh. You made the planning run smoothly, as I arranged the whole day myself your staff were a god send and helped me put it all together, from advice on suppliers to what works best. On the day of our Wedding you put me at ease on arrival and even made me laugh, I was petrified! I have heard many compliments from our guests regarding the Dinning following our wedding. The food was quite simply amazing. I have heard nothing but praise on portion sizes and produce, this is something that can be an issue at Weddings, but not at The Rowantree. Everyone was full up, my family love big portions so the pork with black pudding went down a treat and the children's menu was fresh and home made. Other venues should pay heid!! Your staff lovely, just mingled in nicely and were very friendly. Relaxed and lovely venue, all guests raving about The Rowantree still. What a gem of a place. Thank you again.

Wonderful day in a wonderful setting
Venue Service

By Carys and Ben, on 12 Nov 2015

We had such a fabulous day and can't thank you and the rest of the staff at Marlins Wynd enough for looking after us all so well. It truly was a wonderful day in such a wonderful setting. So many of our guests said it to us how fantastic a setting it was. Everything went to plan and we enjoyed every minute until we got too tired to stand and to speak so we left everyone else to it about 10.30pm! Thanks from both of us to you for all your hard work and for your kind words of support along the way. Warmest wishes to you all for the future.

wow Marlins Wynd
Venue Service

By Emma and Andy, on 12 Nov 2015

I would just like to thank all of your team, especially those involved in our evening celebration, for such an amazing event put on for our wedding reception held in Marlins Wynd. We have all been impressed from initial set up to the final event and your professionalism and courtesy is astounding. We would especially like to mention Pierre (forgive me if I have his name wrong!) who appeared to go over and above his duty in ensuring that our evening was everything we wanted it to be. He personally made sure that we were happy with the venue set up and ensured that all of our guests were catered for and comfortable. He did not appear to rest at all and was always courteous and pleasant and an absolute joy to have around. The food was also of a very high standard and was delicious. Overall we were extremely happy with your venue and service and our wedding day went without a hitch and will be memorable for a long time to come.

Booked without seeing the venue
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By Elayne and Natalie, on 12 Nov 2015

We would both just like to the take the opportunity to say a massive thank you for your support and in making our day the best it could be. We loved the venue and the meal was amazing. Everyone was very complimentary of the food and the standard of service we all received. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the service we received was brilliant. Chris and the team made sure our wishes were honoured throughout the day and was on hand to answer any queries we had. You did a great job of making sure myself and Nat didn't see each other before the walk or in my case canter down the aisle which we really appreciated. The facilities were fantastic and very romantic and accomodating. Everyone thought the venue was brilliant and were really impressed with it. We had a brilliant day and the venue and staff helped to make it what it was. We took a gamble on booking without even visiting beforehand and we have to say it definitely paid off.

Perfect Scottish wedding in Marlins Wynd
Venue Service

By Ben and Lynn, on 12 Nov 2015

Everything about the venue exceeded our expectations in terms of setting, food, facilities etc. Lynn and I loved it, we had a blast and as you might imagine all of the foreign contingent loved the Scottish side of it all and even those used to Scottish weddings absolutely loved everything about it. If you could also extend a huge thank you to all the staff involved, it was all very professionally run. Hopefully the place wasn't too much of a mess the next day!

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