Unusual Venues Edinburgh- The Caves, The Rowantree & Marlin’s Wynd

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Unusual Venues of Edinburgh is an award winning Collection of 3 of the most spectacular, exclusive use wedding venues that you will find anywhere in the UK- The Caves, The Rowantree & Marlin's Wynd.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£700
Maximum Price
£3,000
What's included? -Exclusive use of the venue on your Big Day -Our Friendly and knowledgeable Wedding Team to guide you through the planning process -A Front of House Manager to ensure professional and seamless service on your day from start to finish -House lighting as can be seen on a venue viewing -Candles as can be seen on a venue viewing -A professional door steward for your Evening Reception -Use of a cake table and cake knife -Depending on the venue either a self service cloak room or self service clothes rail -Complimentary WIFI throughout the venue for you and your guests to share your special moments -PA system for your background music throughout the day -One wireless microphone for your speeches -Gold Cheltenham style chairs with a burgundy velvet seat pad -Round tables (5 foot) and optional traditional front facing top table for your Wedding Breakfast - Crockery, cutlery, glassware -Full length white linen tablecloths for your Wedding Breakfast tables - White linen napkins for your Wedding Breakfast tables -Table numbers and stands for your Wedding Breakfast tables -Up to 3 highchairs -Hurricane lantern centrepieces for your Wedding Breakfast tables
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£52
Maximum Price
£55
Your Wedding Breakfast is such an important meal as it's your first as a married coupled, therefore we pride ourselves on both quality and presentation of the highest standards producing the most mouth-watering meals. All of our catering is done in-house and our Head Chef makes sure that all of our food is locally sourced and sustainable. We offer a mouth watering selection of canape options for your Drinks Reception and for your Wedding Breakfast we have traditional three course menus with tea/coffee and in The Caves we also have Banquet menus that are that little bit different. Our menus can be made even more delicious by adding on a cheese course or petite fours! In the evening we have lots of delicious options for you and your guests to enjoy such as a carving station, hot dogs bars, finger food buffets with items such as homemade pizzas, homemade pies and wraps, cheese boards, circulated hot rolls... All of our venues have fully stocked, permanent bars which come with bar staff included. As our venues are fully licensed we do not offer corkage.
What is included in this pricing:
Minimum numbers apply
Set menu options only
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
City Hotel
Venue
Usual Access Time
1:00PM
Usual Finish Time
1:00AM
Late night availability
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Venue

Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
City centre location
Open Flame Permitted
Ballroom

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
The Caves, The Rowantree & Marlin's Wynd are romantic and atmospheric wedding venues situated in the Heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. We only offer exclusive use so your wedding day will be even more special. Our venues can cater for the whole days wedding experience with Marlin's Wynd suitable for 40-50 day guests and up to 120 in the evening, The Rowantree suitable for 50-70 day guests and up to 110 in the evening and The Caves can accommodate 70-150 day guests and up to 200 (or more!) in the evening. Our venues are completely unique and like no other as they have been created out of Edinburgh’s underground history. Built into the arches of the 18th Century South Bridge, we have preserved all of the original features from terracotta floors to old taverns and hidden Wynds. From the moment you walk through the door you will be blown away with our modern facilities blending perfectly into the old features, providing an unforgettable atmosphere and giving you the romantic and exclusive day that you have been dreaming of. The city centre location of the three venues means the venues have lots of accommodation within walking distance so your guests can enjoy Edinburgh and it's offerings. Our dedicated Wedding Team will ensure a smooth running of your Big Day from start to finish, providing advice and guidance to accommodate all of your wedding queries along the way. With a reassuring attitude they are friendly and understanding making sure all your needs are dealt with efficiently and effectively! We pride ourselves on fast responses and as we are only a small Team you are treated with that personal touch!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Caroline and Amy
Forget the cake, the favours, the flowers! As any wedding guest will testify, when it comes to creating an unforgettable wedding with the WOW factor, the venue is the key. It has to be different and romantic, distinctive and full of personality, and, most importantly, unique. Bland just won’t cut it! Our venues here at Unusual Venues of Edinburgh are like no other and will create a beautiful backdrop for your city centre Edinburgh wedding.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2005
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
25
Reviews
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Catherine and Iain
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Mr and Mrs Murray
We can't even begin to thank you guys for such a phenomenal day - from start to finish, it was just incredible. The team you guys have, hats off to you all - absolutely amazing. Everyone has been saying how amazing everyone was.
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Craig and Daisy
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Marlin's Wynd Wedding
Just want to thank yourself and everyone who helped on the day for such an amazing wedding! Myself and my Husband had the most wonderful day and all of our guests can’t stop talking about how fab it was. Also a huge huge thanks to all of your staff who absolutely smashed it and were so lovely and accommodating to all of our guests! I’ll send over some photos once we have them back from the photographer, and we will be absolutely recommending unusual venues to everyone looking to host a celebration 🎉
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Louise and Ryan
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
The Caves Wedding
Just wanted to email and say a massive thank you again for everything on Saturday! Ryan and I had the absolute best day ever and all our guests loved everything about the day! The food, the decor, the layout - everything was just perfect so thank you for coordinating it all! :) Thanks so much again, Louise & Ryan x
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Charlie and Ali
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
The Rowantree Wedding
Thank you so much!! We had the best time ever - such a great venue and all our guests found it really impressive and atmospheric :)
S
Sophia and Patrick
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
Marlin's Wynd Wedding
Thank you so much! We had an amazing day. It all went really smoothly and the food was delicious. The staff were also all really helpful and friendly!
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Amanda and Joseph
Happy couple married in July
November 2022
The Caves Wedding
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the staff at the caves, the day was incredible! You all went above and beyond and we are grateful for all the hard work and attention to detail. The day was perfect :) We are still getting emails / texts and having conversations about how all the guests absolutely LOVED the food. Everyone keeps going on about how good it all was and how impressed they are. I've also had many messages asking how they can get their hands on that cheesecake! Please pass our compliments on to the chef! Also to you and Caroline, I can't thank you both enough for all the emails, phone calls, and everything you did behind the scenes up to and on the day, you both made planning a wedding a lot easier than expected. To you personally, you have been fantastic and I just wanted to say an extra thank you for that little glass of prosecco before the ceremony, that 5 mins with my brother and MOH was the tiny bit of peace I needed before it all started. Thank you for providing that bit of serenity, you are so kind. Joseph and I had such an incredible time we want to do it all over again!
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

We are based in City Centre Edinburgh, just a minute away from the famous Royal Mile.

Nearest Town

Edinburgh

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Edinburgh Waverley

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh

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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It's honestly impossible to pick just one! Every wedding that we host is so different! We love it when a couple falls in love with the venue from just seeing it online and book without even viewing and they have the confidence in us and the venue to create their perfect day! All of the emails, phone calls and planning from afar turn in to a wonderful, memorable day!

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

We know it's easy to say but try to enjoy all of the planning right up until your Big Day! We are always on hand to answer any queries, however small and silly they may seem, just pick up the phone for a chat or send us an email and we can help!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

So many of our couples have had wonderful personal touches to their Big Day, such as Disco balls incorporated into their flower displays for a couple who loved a party, to a Bride walking down the aisle with her two dogs following behind as bridesmaids.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, romantic, historical, magical and unforgettable!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Depending on the venue..... The Caves would be The Foundation Room which is just beautiful and steeped in Edinburgh history, The Rowantree is famous for its Cow outside and means you can capture some great shots on the Cowgate of Edinburgh and in Marlin's Wynd the romantic staircase leading into the Main Vault which is covered in gorgeous fairylights!

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

Lots! But we are not allowed to say unfortunately! But trust us you are in good hands!

What’s your favourite canapé?

We have sampled them all and they are delicious but if you are looking for something tasty with a Scottish twist then the chorizo and pork, quail Scotch eggs are amazing! But we also love some of the vegan/vegetarian options too, always happy to give recommendations!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Scottish Stovies and Mac n Cheese always hit the spot after a few drinks and ceilidh dances! But our Beef, Lamb or Hog Roasts are very popular, along with some midnight pies. The dogs bar is something a bit different as well.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The fact that they are so historical and steeped in so much Edinburgh history, no barn, hotel, or other wedding venue is like ours! We love how the stonework can look so beautiful and romantic combined with all the candles, fairy lights and lighting that our venues are full of.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our Team and the hard work and genuine care that goes into each and every wedding that we host. We are just a small team but everyone works their socks off behind the scenes!

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