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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: June 2024

The Old Dr Bells Baths is a wedding venue located in Leith, Lothian and Borders. Rooted in its Victorian heritage yet oozing a modern luxury, The Old Dr Bells Baths is a listed former bathhouse nestled away in the heart of Leith, just on the outer ring of of Edinburgh. A gorgeous, vaulted space, bathed in natural light and boasting many original features, it is the perfect setting for your wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity

Having closed its doors as a bathhouse in the early 2000s, The Old Dr Bells Baths has been lovingly renovated into one of Scotland’s premier multi-purpose event spaces. Finished in neutral white with black finishing, The Old Dr Bells Baths offer you a completely blank canvas for your special day to take centre stage. The main gathering space is a bright and airy space where couples can enjoy both a romantic ceremony and a reception. The neutral colour scheme can be customised with decor and can be elevated with additions of your choosing.

Services Offered

With the help of their professional and attentive events staff, you can choose from one of their fabulous all-inclusive wedding packages that take all the stress out of the planning process. Every package is flexible to suit your needs, allowing you to bring your dream event to life. With a delicious menu choice packed with quality, fresh ingredients, the catering team will provide you with an unforgettable experience. The dedicated events team will work with you as you prepare for your day, leaving you to enjoy your day and focus on making memories with loved ones.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
Historic
Landmark
In the city
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
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:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for The Old Dr Bells Baths

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
12 reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of the service
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value for money
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Rebecca
Rebecca Sent on 19/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We're so happy we found this wee gem of a venue

Believe the hype you hear you hear about this place. The food, the people, the vibes: the whole experience was wonderful.

This was the first venue we toured and the only place we walked out of feeling totally elated and really able to imagine our wedding there. We had read a lot of positive reviews and seen some incredible photos, and for us it was the chance to get married in the city where we live that made this place so meaningful to us.

Old Dr Bells was also one of the only places offering what we considered genuinely competitive pricing for a whole day event on a Saturday that meant we could get married in one year rather than having to wait two.

The team at Dr Bells were so friendly and accommodating and helped us through all those roadblocks and confusions you come across when planning a wedding for the first time. We were in great hands with the whole team, who were always calm and steady and ready to support us. We want to mention Jay, Daisy and Gaby in particular for how they went above and beyond to help us realise our plans, extending even to creating a private space for some of our guests with babies to nurse, and making sure we all got home safe and dry when we struggled to get hold of taxis at the end of the night.

Also, the food was totally out of this world. We have no idea how the chef and their team managed to create food at such a high standard for almost 70 people all day but it was some of the best food we've ever had. We're big foodies and had initially had reservations that we couldn't bring in our own outside caterer, but trusted reviews we'd seen where others had mentioned how good the food is, and we're so glad we did. We worked with the team to choose seasonal menu items and it was beautifully executed. Our guests have not stopped talking about how delicious the food was and how it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding.

Thank you so much to the whole team at Dr Bells for crafting such a joyful celebration for us from start to finish and making sure that we could all just show up and party.
Amy
Amy M. Sent on 02/05/2024
4 out of 5 rating

Wedding reception

Dr Bells was a beautiful venue for our wedding reception. Ops manager, Lucy, was absolutely fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for her, she set up everything just the way we wanted it. Staff on the night were great and food was delicious! I'd definitely recommend.
Nicola
Nicola D. Sent on 30/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day

Our wedding coordinator Hanane made sure our day was perfect from start to finish. She listened to what we wanted and made sure our wedding ran smoothly and exactly how we imagined. We were looking for a relaxed day and the venue offered us just that. We cannot recommend the venue and staff highly enough and we thank them so much for helping make our day so special. Thank you again.
Eilidh
Eilidh J. Sent on 24/07/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue and attentive staff

We chose to have our wedding at Old Dr Bell's Baths in June 2023, booking 2 years in advance. Due to staff handovers, we did deal with a few members of staff/coordinators but found them all to be lovely and such great helps. The day went by without a hitch and i want to say a big thank you to Hanane. Couldn't have asked for a nicer person to guide us through the day and we have such fond memories.

A big thank you to all the staff who worked the day and we would not hesitate to recommend this stunning venue to anyone!
Sarah
Sarah Y. Sent on 31/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Caring, Thoughtful and Amazing!

Quite simply, Dr Bells saved and made our day what it always should have been. We were always having our reception there and really looking forward to it, but when our ceremony venue cancelled on us last minute, they certainly pulled it out the bag and more. Quickly reassuring us they could do the whole thing, inviting us to wedding fairs to see what we could have and communicating so well with us the whole way through. It had been quite a stressful period up till this point and they just made all that go away.

Then the actual day itself. Not just us, but everyone remarked about how good they were! And the food....wow! We went for a buffet style to help people mingle and it was just amazing. They were so attentive throughout the day and made it so special. We just wish we'd went with them from the very start as it was so incredibly special and they made us feel so relaxed on the day.
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Maria P. Sent on 05/12/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue with wonderful hosts

The team made the planning process manageable and were so helpful. The venue is cozy and gorgeous. The food and bar options/policies were flexible and fit for purpose. We wouldn't have had such a special day anywhere else!
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Connor G. Sent on 05/07/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Mid week micro wedding

The venue is beautiful. The Food is outstanding, and the staff are all amazing. A special shout out to Hanane who really helped make the day perfect for us.
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Jools Sent on 23/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever!

We had our wedding day at the Old Dr Bells Baths in May 2022. We had an amazing day! We liked how the venue is so flexible on theme, with a beautiful blank canvas room that can be decorated to your own tastes. The staff were helpful and so friendly. We were also pleased with the quality of the catering. We definitely recommend this venue!
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Laura Sent on 01/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Email Response from Laura & Kenny Lean

Our Wedding day at The Old Dr Bells Baths in July 2019, was without doubt, the happiest day of our lives.
We truly appreciated the staff, their enthusiasm and intuition on the day added to the joy of the occasion as we were free to simply soak up the atmosphere. Nothing was too much trouble and a lot of guests commented on how lovely they all were.
The pairing of Dr Bells as a venue and Angels with Bagpipes as a caterer is a masterstroke; an exemplary menu and a superb venue both serve as an amazing foundation to any celebration and the success of our day was an outstanding example of that relationship.
Right from the outset it was apparent that the Dr Bells "ethos" was to deliver the best at fair price, without adding on the wedding premium, of which so many other venues are guilty.
All of our guests said ours was the best wedding they had been to. The unique brand of hospitality at Dr Bells, immediately made our guests feel at home. Our day was truly memorable and we owe this to the hard work of Mike and Fraser and their teams at the Old Dr Bells Baths.
Thank you so much for all our happy memories.
Laura & Kenny Lean
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Alan Sent on 12/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Facebook Review from Alan

Facebook review comment from Alan after attending one of our first weddings at the venue "Really nice new venue with loads of potential."
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Fiona Sent on 12/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Facebook Review from Fiona

Facebook review from Fiona after attending a wedding at the venue "A great venue, beautifully done. Would definitely recommend for a wedding."
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Bill Sent on 12/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Facebook Review from Bill

Comment from Bill on Facebook reviews, after spending the day at the venue "Great venue with fantastic staff, would highly recommend!"
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26 Jun
Open Door

They are excited to announce:

Evening Showcase at The Old Dr Bells Baths on 26th June 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm.

Come along to enjoy a glass of fizz and a wee nibble whilst you talk all things wedding with their amazing team. Book your tickets on TicketSource.

They hope you can make it along.

Date: From 26/06/2024 to 26/06/2024 Schedule 17:00 - 19:30
Place: 121 Great Junction Street, Leith, Lothian & Borders

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121 Great Junction Street EH6 5JB Leith (Lothian & Borders)
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