Here at Unusual Venues of Edinburgh we offer 3 versatile and unique venues to host your magical day! Our venues can work as Blank Canvas spaces for you to make your dreams or Pinterest boards a reality with dressings and props to suite your theme. You can also do absolutely nothing extra to our venues and they will still take your guests breath away with their romantic charm! Here at Unusual Venues the Wedding Team work closely with you as you choose your drinks and catering options - form a traditional Wedding Breakfast to a Hog Roast, informal buffet or Banquet and all the way through your final details and your big day itself. We also have Edinburgh's best suppliers on our recommendation list and some sweet deals for Hotels. We'd love to show your our venues and talk more about how we can create your dream Wedding.
Our exciting and atmospheric venues are situated on a World Heritage Site deep in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, a stones throw from the famous Royal Mile.
The huge vaults which make up the venues are the sub-structure of the South Bridge built in 1788 were used as storage space and workshops for the South Bridge business’s. By the turn of the century the area had became a renowned red light district with countless brothels and pubs operating within the abandoned complex. Burke and Hare the infamous serial killers who sold corpses to medical schools, are rumoured to have hunted for victims in the Edinburgh Vaults. Eventually the vaults were filled in with rubble and lay forgotten in Edinburgh History until former Scottish Rugby Internationalist and owner of the venues discovered and excavated these vaults in the mid 90’s.
Marlin’s Wynd is on the site of the original Marlin’s Wynd which was constructed in the 1540’s. The wynd was believed to be named after John Marlouin, the French stonemason who paved the Royal Mile around 1550. With the Reception area being part of a typical Edinburgh Georgian tenement built in 1787 and it’s vaults constructed in the 1540’s, Marlin’s Wynd spans centuries of Scottish history.
The Rowantree was originally called Lucky Middlesmass’s Tavern and is mentioned is poems by Robert Ferguson. It was the watering hole for the all the key figures in the Scottish Enlightenment, where they met as part of the Oyster Club, Rabbie Burns, David Hume, Adam smith, Deacon Brodie, with visits from James Watt and Benjamin Franklin. Steeped in history and fabulously cosy this is a great venue for more personal events.
The Caves is our larger venue. 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.
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