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The Caves is an exclusive use Wedding and Event venue bursting with Scottish History!
Pricing & Costs

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Our Wedding Breakfast Base Price menu is £41.50 plus VAT. Within that menu there are so many incredible options for you to choose from! Some menu options have a surcharge on them. The menu is a 3 Course Meal with tea and coffee served afterwords. We also offer Canapes, and several options for your Evening Catering - from a Hog Roast, to a Finger Food Buffet or a Hot Dog Bar!!
Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
02:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence


Exclusive Use
City View
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Disabled Access

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
The Caves is our larger venue with vaults that make up Edinburgh's South Bridge. There is no venue more Edinburgh than the Caves,or more Scottish either 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 will wow your guests. It's romantic and offers your guests a fantastic experience from start to finish!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Amy Donaldson
I am one of 3 Wedding Coordinators at The Caves! When you book a Wedding with us you get a dedicated coordinator to help you plan your dream day. Please contact us to hear more about hosting your Wedding with us in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Sarah and Ally
Married in December 2019
December 2019
Mr and Mrs Swan
Hi Amy, I just wanted to send through some of our professional pictures from our day 09/11/2019. We had the most amazing day everything was perfect and we can't thank you enough for everythig you did on the lead up and on the day. Please pass our thanks on to everyone! All NY guests are still raving about how beautiful the place is and how outstanding the food was! I think your venue is something special and I am so glad we choose it for out day. Your all amazing and obviously care so much about what you do and that comes across in how well the day was executed. Thank you again and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and new year.
Julie and William
Married in October 2019
November 2019
Making our day so special
Dear Amy and the team at The Caves, Just a wee note to say thank you for making our day so special. The team did a great job of keeping everything on track and the food, service and attention to detail was perfect. Can't wait to see our official photographs - I'm sure the venue will look fantastic! With best wishes, Julie and Billy Brown x
Debbie and Noel
Married in October 2019
November 2019
5 Stars from a Happy Bride!
Had our wedding here in September. From start to finish communication with the coordinators was excellent. The food was lovely and service from the staff was brilliant. The venue itself is stunning and all our guests were really taken with it.
Kate T
Wedding: February 2018
November 2019
Something Really Different
My daughter had her wedding here Saturday past. I was very impressed with the whole experience- the venue, the organisation and the food. This is an unusual and quirky place quite unlike any other wedding I have been to but definitely one of the best.
Wedding: June 2017
November 2019
Fab Wedding Venue
Attended family wedding in the Rowantree ,this is a lovely quirky venue loads of character everyone made very welcome, the wedding setting itself was beautiful and changed into the dining room for the wedding breakfast. The food which was delicious was served promptly whole table at once and piping hot. The staff were very professional and friendly couldnt fault the whole day.
Location & Contact Details


12 Niddry Street South, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 1NS, Scotland

Nearest Town

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Edinburgh Waverley

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (3)

Scottish Event Awards Best Venue 2009
Vows Award Nominee 2012
Scottish Wedding Awards Nominee 2020

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All Wedding's are so unique and different it's hard to pick one! One Wedding did karaoke which was a lot of fun!!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't sweat the small stuff!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

romantic, versatile, unique, charming, exclusive

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Foundation Room! With candles lit everywhere and terracotta floors you get the most beautiful pictures. Outside - the cobbled streets of Edinburgh's Cowgate make for a stunning backdrop too.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Loads! Even before they were Wedding Venues the vaults were once a pub named 'Lucky Middlemasses Tavern' with Robert Burns being a regular and even a visit from Benjamin Franklin!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Prawn Tempura with Chipotle Mayo!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Whole Prime Scottish Porker Hog Roast Rolls with Homemade Apple Sauce and Pork Crackling

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The whole venue is Unique - our name is 'Unusual Venues of Edinburgh' after all! I think maybe the most unique things is the fact that we are inside a Bridge!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Definitely our service. We are a family owned business and truly care about making people's Weddings the best possible experience for them.