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The Caves

An atmospheric city centre venue nestled in Edinburgh's historic vaults

An historic exclusive use venue run by a family business in Edinburgh’s City Centre, The Caves is a unique and delightful venue for any event.

Every room at The Caves has a story to tell and a special place in Scottish history. Found underneath Edinburgh’s 18th Century South Bridge, just minutes away from Waverley Station, the venue has served many previous lives, including as stables to the French Cavalry; serving as the capital’s ‘Whisky Row’ storage vaults; and now as a unique venue.

A series of rooms and vaults are on offer for guests to enjoy, including the exclusive use of two bar areas and in-house kitchen facilities which ensure any wedding, party or event is well catered for.

After over 100 years of being lost, these Edinburgh vaults were rediscovered and magnificently restored, creating a spectacular space nestled in one of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Start planning your event today and discover what is on offer at one of Edinburgh’s best kept secrets.

The Caves can be hired for almost any type of event. From  weddings, parties, music events, private dining and functions.


City Centre

2 Miles


8-10 Niddry Street South

Venue Details

Maximum capacities

  • Seated dinner 250
  • Reception 400
  • Wedding Ceremony 150
  • Wedding Evening Reception 450

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