The Caves, The Rowantree and Marlin's Wynd

(101 reviews) 101 5
Unusual Venues Edinburgh 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, 12 Niddry Street South (Head Office), Edinburgh
Lothian & Borders, EH1 1NS

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 65-150 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
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
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 Reviews (101)

Venue Service

By Jo and David, on 15 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 14 Oct 2017

thank you so much for your support throughout our wedding planning. We absolutely LOVED our day and couldn't have picked a better venue to bring all our friends and family together. Thanks to you and the team for all for making it an unforgettable day. We will certainly recommend you.

The Caves Just Perfect!
Venue Service

By Mark and Jenny, on 15 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 13 Oct 2017

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your help and support with the wedding. We both had an amazing day, and everything was perfect – we’re excited to get the photos back from the photographer. Ewan also did a great job running around and looking after us all day, and we couldn’t have asked for more. If anyone ever asks us what we thought of The Caves, you can be sure that we’ll have nothing but praise for the venue and staff

The Rowantree
Venue Service

By Frazer and Emma, on 15 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Oct 2017

We just want to thank you so so much for all your hard work and effort in making this day perfect for us. No ask was too much and you were always on hand to help us and to help the day run so smoothly. We really can't thank you enough and we are very eager to let your bosses know how amazing you were and please let us know if there's a way we can review your effort and the venue. Could you also pass on our thanks to Jonas and the rest of the staff, they were so friendly and so accomodating it just made the day perfect. Thanks again and now we are on the comedown of normality

Highly Recommend The Rowantree
Venue Service

By Julie and Jack, on 15 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2017

We cannot thank you all enough for making our wedding perfect! You are all so helpful and our every need was catered to so well. I cannot recommend the venue highly enough. Everything was amazing and this was all thanks to you all! THANKS!!

Venue Service

By Martin and Charlotte, on 15 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 10 Sep 2017

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!

The Best Day in The Rowantree
Venue Service

By Roddy and Michelle, on 15 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Jul 2017

Apologies for the delay in writing this review! But we've both been enjoying married life far too much! I just wanted to say one last thank you on behalf of Michelle & I, for the amazing job you did at our wedding on July 22nd. Not only on the day itself but for all your time, effort & professionalism leading upto it beforehand. Quite simply we couldn't have done it without you! You did a truly wonderful job.... Quite simply you gave us the best day of our lives Nothing was ever too much hassle & your correspondence from our very first enquiry to any questions we had was exemplary. It made the whole experience exactly like the day itself... Relaxed, intimate, personal & so much fun! You made us feel very important & really bought into & exceeded our expectations. On every level! The feedback from our guests regarding the venue, food and staff was incredible! And fully merited. You both did a fabulous job! We will be forever grateful Keep up the great work. You deserve all the praise going.

Venue Service

By Tom and Hazel, on 15 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 24 Jun 2017

Hi Caroline, Hazel and I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you've done to help over the past year! We had the most amazing day and so much of that was down to all of the staff at The Caves. Chris was brilliant from start to finish as was everyone else. Thank you for making our special day as special as it was. We'll never forget it.

Venue Service

By Tom and Amanda, on 15 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 08 Apr 2017

Caroline, Thank you for your mail, we had a fantastic evening - it went off with a bang! Everything was perfect, we could not have been happier with it all. The place looked beautiful, the food and service were superb, a night to remember. For sure we will send you some photos when we get them. Thank you to you and the team who have helped us organise this over the last year, the whole experience has been exceptional

Stress Free!
Venue Service

By Steph and Ross, on 15 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 28 Dec 2016

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!

Highly Recommend Marlins Wynd
Venue Service

By Isla and Darryl, on 15 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Dec 2016

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.

So Unique and Special
Venue Service

By Mike and Alexa, on 15 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 27 Nov 2016

To all the staff who were working on our wedding day, a very special thank you from both of us for the incredible experience and for helping make our day so special and unique. You were all amazing! Thank you from us both

Thank you !
Venue Service

By Fiona and Stuart, on 15 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 26 Nov 2016

Firstly I must apologise for not emailing back before now. Life got so busy and crazy and I never had a chance to email. Thank you to you and all the staff for such an amazing day. People are still talking to us about how brilliant the day was. How it all ran so smoothly and many people have said to me how warm, welcoming and helpful the staff were. I could not agree more. Thank you all so so much. I was truly an unforgettable day. I have attached a few pictures I think showcase your amazing venue. Thank you again. I just can’t stop saying it.

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