Unusual Venues Edinburgh
Between its reception room and vaulted cellars, Marlin’s Wynd spans centuries of Scottish history. Entered from Blair Street, the reception area is part of a typical Edinburgh Georgian tenement built in 1787, while the cellars below – part of the original Marlin’s Wynd – were constructed in the 1540’s. Arched doorways open onto a wide stone staircase, leading down through the centuries into the stunningly renovated stone vaults of Marlin’s Wynd. This stunning and intimate venue is a perfect place to host your special day for 20-66adults and up to 120 guests in the evening
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The Caves is a unique and romantic, cavernous venues nestled in the depths of the 18th century South Bridge, in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.This romantic venue is steeped in colourful history, and every vaulted room that has been sympathetically restored to its former glory has a story to tell and a special place in Scotland’s past. From a former stables to the French Cavalry who were body guards for the Royal Family, the rumoured hunting ground of Burke and Hare, to the spiritual home of the Oyster Club of the Scottish Enlightenment, it is little wonder these spectacular and inimitable award-winning venues are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Restored original wooden flooring, antique Chesterfields and original artefacts in the upstairs snug bar, old adverts from the 1700s and 1800s transformed into wallpaper, state of the art lighting and sound systems contrasted with atmospheric candles, are just some of the details that has given The Caves its numerous awards.
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.” Different and unique, distinctive and full of personality, and, most importantly, intimate, this remarkable venue will wow guests.
The Caves can host the whole day from the Ceremony onwards and caters for 65 adults (minimum of 70 adults for Weekends) – 130 adult day guests and up to 450 guests in the evening
Unique, atmospheric and steeped in colouful history, The Rowantree is the perfect venue for the more intimate weddings.
The Rowantree, was originally home to the renowned Lucky Middlemiss Tavern, an oyster tavern of the Scottish Enlightenment era that saw literary greats and Enlightenment figures throng the watering hole. James Hutton, Robert Burns, David Hume, Adam smith, Deacon Brodie, Watt and Benjamin Franklin were just some of the regulars, with Robert Louis Stevenson once describing it as “a rabbit warren not only by the numbers of its twist and turns, but by its dark stairs frequented by loiterers and such other such low characters and as treacherous a place as I saw.”