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On since 2021

Last update: June 2023

Unusual Venues Edinburgh is a collection of remarkable wedding venues, each situated in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland. The three locations are Marlin's Wynd, The Rowantree, and The Caves. Each venue is nestled in the depths of the eighteenth-century South Bridge. The staff have blended modern facilities with the original architecture for the utmost comfort in an authentic, historical setting. For couples who would like a truly unique celebration, Unusual Venues Edinburgh would love to help.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can host their entire event with this company. These atmospheric venues feature stunning exposed brick walls, large arches, and unique lighting. Marlins Wynd can host up to 50 guests for a ceremony and up to 120 for your evening reception. This mesmerising venue is rich with Scottish history and its construction dates back to the 1540s. The Rowantree is another enchanting location to have your ceremony, with a capacity for up to 70 loved ones. For your reception, you can invite up to 110 people. This stunning area features low, arched ceilings and was originally called Lucky Middlemass' Tavern. This momentous landmark has served several famous historical figures. The largest venue is The Caves, which is ideal for grand galas. It can accommodate up to 150 guests for your ceremony and more than 200 loved ones for your reception. Each room has a unique piece of history to offer. The vaults were once stables of the French Cavalry, and the remains of a house that pre-dates the South Bridge can be admired. All three venues have space for a dance floor and live performers, as well as seated meal facilities. Couples can enjoy exclusive use of their venue throughout their magical event.

Services Offered

Unusual Venues Edinburgh will endeavour to bring your vision to life for your special day. Viewings can be arranged by appointment so couples can explore and visualise their wedding celebration. Our dedicated Wedding Team will help with planning and ensure everything runs smoothly on your day. In-house catering can be availed of, and their chefs will work closely with you to create an impeccable dining experience. The staff at Unusual Venues Edinburgh can be on-hand throughout your event to assist with anything you need.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
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:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Unusual Venues Edinburgh

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Pippa B. Sent on 04/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Postponed covid wedding

Our day at the rowantree was incredible. The staff were so professional and kind with all the ups and downs of trying to organise a wedding through the pandemic. The venue was beautiful, staff helpful and went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. Would happily divorce my wonderful husband just to marry him there again! Best day of my life made perfect by the rowantree!
Craig I. Sent on 29/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue

I cannot recommend this venue enough. The assistance when organising with the flexibility and friendliness of staff was a was amazing and provided peace of mind. The venue it's self is out of this world and pictures do not do it justice. The food was phenomenal. I'd like to say a massive thank you to all the staff at this wonderful venue for making our day so special.
Catherine P. Sent on 07/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Hands down. Best. Day. Ever.

Phenomenal from start to finish. 75 characters just isn't enough to explain
Iain Sent on 04/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating


Amazing venue! Highly recommend. Super polite staff & Amy was a dream to work with!
Amanda L. Sent on 24/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most incredible venue!

Thank you to the team at the Caves. They are absolutely incredible and they made our day so special. Our guests are still raving about the service, atmosphere, food and venue it's self from our wedding in July.

A huge shout out to Amy in particular. She made planning a wedding incredibly easy and stress free. The whole process was just an absolute delight, even the week before when we had some guests change their plans at the last minute. Amy had everything in hand and created a stress free environment.

The food was absolutely delicious from beginning to end and the service was on point creating a smooth dining experience for all the guests.

The venue it's self is spectacular, it's unique and truly a stunning place to have a wedding. It doesn't need any additional decorations, it's beautiful the way it is. Bonus as it keeps the costs down so you can spend the money on other important things for your day.

The best part of it was that everyone had a great time and my new husband and I were able to have the BEST time as we knew everything was taken care of and we could just let go and enjoy our big day.

If you're thinking about a venue with great services, atmosphere, ambiance, delicious food and something truly unique and special... go with the Caves you won't be disappointed.

Again, a huge thank you to the Caves!!

Amanda & Joseph
Janna Sent on 06/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Special unique venue

Our wedding was absolutely amazing, the Caves is the perfect venue for couples looking for something a bit different. Our wedding coordinator Amy was a delight to deal with. Professional, highly responsive, flexible to our needs and she helped us with everything to run smoothly up to and on the day. We were able to trust her with all our requests and she carried these out with passion and care. The venue is stunning, the food is absolutely beautiful and the staff are a delight to deal with. They were so attentive to our guests and weeks on we are still receiving so many compliments about them and our day. Would absolutely recommend the venue and the whole experience to anyone looking for something unique! Thank you for making our day perfect.
Leigh C. Sent on 05/10/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful and just the way we wanted it

We didn't want the 'standard' wedding day agenda. Caroline and the team at The Caves helped us to come up with a bespoke wedding day that was perfect for us. We live in Australia, and the time difference made the planning harder. The team at the Caves could not have been more helpful and professional. On the day, everything was perfect. I can't recommend the team or the venue highly enough.
Corinne P. Sent on 14/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue with a great support team!

The team at the Caves were fantastic to work with throughout our wedding planning process and day of execution. They assisted with the vendor coordination and were very flexible as we added/removed attendees up until a month from our wedding. The venue was beautiful and our guests loved the uniqueness of the atmosphere. Thank you again!
Fiona K. Sent on 04/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic experience

Working with staff at The Caves to plan our wedding was an excellent experience with good customer service from planning onwards, especially as we had to reschedule due to the pandemic more than once.
On the day everything ran smoothly and our guests loved the beautiful venue and staff were attentive.
Liam G. Sent on 04/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 2021

My wife and I used Marlins Wynd for our evening reception, I cannot fault either the office guys dealing with the paperwork or the staff on the night. The location was perfect, food was amazing it was everything we wanted. No question was ignored even if I has asked twice accidentally. I would highly recommend any of the venues on offer especially Marlins Wynd. You will not be disappointed.
Steph Sent on 15/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Stress Free!

We can't thank you enough for all of your help (and patience!) in organising our wedding in Marlin's Wynd. We had the most perfect day and you made it as stress free as possible! We'll remember it for the rest of our lives. I will miss the random emails that I had to send you Caroline grin All the very, very best for a wonderful future and thank you so much again!
Isla Sent on 15/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend Marlins Wynd

We had a wonderful day and everything was just perfect for us. Obviously apart from the rain but that didn't bother anyone once we were in the venue. It even dried up for us later on so we got some outside photos on the royal mile. Everyone has been commenting on how beautiful the venue was "very romantic"! I would also like you to pass on our thanks to the chefs on the day as the food was amazing! I have already recommended you to a friend who has now booked her wedding at the Caves for February 2018. Thanks for all your help with the planning.
Martin Sent on 15/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating


We had an utterly awesome day in Marlin's Wynd and can only thank you and the team for making it run so smoothly. You were all amazing.... thank you!
Caroline Sent on 15/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Morning Caroline, Just a short email to thank you for the most wonderful time we have ever had at The Rowan Tree, everything was perfect for our wedding reception. The place, the attention from all the staff, the food, the music was absolutely fantastic both Caroline and myself and all our guests loved very moment. It all made our Wedding Day so special, if fact it could not have been any better!
Lauren Sent on 15/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Thank you so much for your lovely message ... thank you for absolutely everything! We had the most amazing day and night and it was all down to you and your team at The Rowantree! Everyone who attended said that it was the best wedding they have ever been to, it was fun, unique and warm. I Wish i could do it all over again and I'm Trying to persuade Ruairidh to have my 30th birthday bash there hehe!
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