If you scan through this website you’ll see that I’ve photographed quite a lot of weddings at the Rowantree but right next door, and part of the same company, is the Caves. Both venues have a similar look but the Caves is quite a lot bigger and it has much better lighting (good for me!) but I don’t seem to photograph many weddings in the Caves, which is a shame.
It’s a shame because the Caves is literally the best wedding venue in Edinburgh, I simply love it. It looks great, it has a great atmosphere, the staff there are all great, they always have really great food and alcohol and there simply isn’t another venue like it.
So Louise and Jonathan booked me for their wedding several months prior to their wedding (well, Jonathan did) and I instantly liked the couple as they paid the full balance for their wedding immediately. Quite rare for me nowadays, I got asked to do some preparation shots at the Airbnb they rented on Guthrie Street (just around the corner from the Caves), which was great, and then I walked down to the Caves, took photos of the venue itself and then the guests arriving.
On the day we had really good weather which meant we were able to go around town and Louise and Jonathan hired a vintage taxi service from One Fare Day to drive them around town. Seriously if you need a wedding vehicle, hire One Fare Day, not only are they absolutely lovely to deal with, the driver will often jump out of the taxi at photo spots and help with moving around dresses etc. One Fare Day are awesome.
We had the weather and time to go to a few spots, including Ramsay Gardens, the Assembly Hall on the mound and Johnston Terrace and a couple other spots with great views of the castle.
This really was a great wedding that I really enjoyed photographing. Everyone I spoke to was really pleasant, Louise and Jonathan were fantastic to work with, One Fare Day were awesome, the weather was great and all in all it was a really top notch wedding at, in my opinion, the best wedding venue in Edinburgh.