The Caves - Meeting Edinburgh
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The Caves

The Caves is an intimate and atmospheric cavernous venue nestled in the depths of the 18th century South Bridge in the heart of the Old Town, and a stone’s throw from the famous Royal Mile.

The Caves 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.

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.

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Lisa Rowan-Harney, Head of Events
8-12 Niddry Street South, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1NS
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Meeting Rooms

Capacity by configuration Dimensions
Banquet Boardroom Cabaret Classroom Reception Theatre Area Height
All Areas 250 40 64 450 150 422m2 3.0m
Balcony 30 40 30 27m2 3.0m
Cow Room 20m2 3.0m
Gentleman's Lounge 50 20 130 60 56m2 3.0m
Main Vault 120 40 40 64 320 120 65m2 8.13m
Main Vault, Gentleman's Lounge, Balcony & Cow Room 250 40 55 64 450 150 308m2 3.0m
Rowantree 60 20 20 32 110 60 114m2 3.0m