The Caves

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Introducing The Caves

8-12 Niddry Street South, Edinburgh, EH1 1NS

"The Caves is an exciting truly unique and atmospheric venue situated in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Its huge arches which support South Bridge form a multitude of unique and diverse rooms."





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Event TypeCommunicationCateringFacilitiesBar ChoiceBar Prices
Corporate Event
"The Caves is an amazing venue and Jim did a great job in getting the evening off to a great start. The dance floor was jumping all night. Sign of a great event."


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DateRoomFloorParkingAccessFacilitiesStaff
29/02/2016Function RoomGround
This review was provided by Jim Moore - Scotland's Party DJ

Low permanent stage

No sound limiter

Vinyl or stone floor area for dancing

Some useable in-house lighting effects

No windows

No air conditioning

Haze/smoke prohibited


PARKING: Need to find parking elsewhere - everything near the venue is private. Around the venue its pay up to 6pm.

ACCESS: Drive up small lane, unload and then you have to find somewhere in the surrounding streets to park up for the night. Old uneven stone floors make overloading any carts a bad idea.

FACILITIES: Small stage, plenty of room. Youre given extensions to plug into at either side. - width available: 4-5m - height clearance: over 4m

STAFF: Young but lively and helpful staff

POWER PROVISION: Short extensions (up to 5m) required

Suitability for Parties & Events

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Seated Capacity: 300
Parking for 0 on site or adjacent
Buffet catering available
Bar available
Wedding Receptions
Private Parties
Corporate Events


Parties held at The Caves

The following events will/have taken place at The Caves just to give you some idea of suitability...

WhenWhatGuestsDJ used
Jul 2019Wedding or Civil Partnership120, A mix of age groupsFresh Entertainments
Apr 2019Wedding or Civil Partnership100, A mix of age groupsFlex Discotheques
Jun 2017Wedding or Civil Partnership150, A mix of age groups
Apr 2017Wedding or Civil Partnership120, A mix of age groupsAls Events and Weddings
Dec 2016Corporate Event100, A mix of age groupsJim Moore - Scotland's Party DJ
Dec 2016Corporate Event60, A mix of age groups
Oct 2016Wedding or Civil Partnership110, A mix of age groups
Jul 2016Wedding or Civil Partnership120, All Adults; mixed ages

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The Caves is located at 8-12 Niddry Street South, Edinburgh, EH1 1NS

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