Edinburgh Corn Exchange :-
Number of function rooms available for weddings:4 Function room names and capacities: Exchange - Max Capacity 850 Dinner Dance / Wedding The Baron - Max Capacity 300 The Bistro Cottage - Max Capacity 150 Wedding The Newmarket - Max Capacity 100 wedding
Local accommodation: Edinburgh Marriott Hotel Holiday Inn Edinburgh Fountain Court Apartments Hilton Grosvenor
Choice of wedding breakfast menus Yes Alcohol License Yes Toastmaster Available Yes Entertainment Available Yes Dedicated wedding planner available Yes Licensed for Civil Ceremonies Yes Dance Floor Yes Evening Reception Facilities Yes Car Parking Facilities Yes Tables chairs linens and tableware included
Entertainment is available: Any - information available on request
Wedding services provided: We provide a full facility for everything you need from a venue for a wedding, including service, wedding breakfast, entertainment, theming, buffets and more
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: The front of the buildiong is listed and provides a great backdrop for photographs, there is also an outside decked patio area that is popular.
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Yes Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Near by photographers often take Bridal parties to Saughton Rose Gardens which is 5 minutes from the venue
Venue special features: Edinburgh's Most Flexible Venue, Contemporary Style in a Uniquely Historical Venue
A former Corn Exchange, this Grade A listed building has been transformed into the ultimate venue for all style of events.
We have eight unique spaces all of which can be used separately or in combination. The Exchange, our largest room, is Edinburgh's biggest purpose built banqueting space and offers a state of the art LED lighting system which can transform your event at the touch of a button.
The Baron which is our most popular wedding space feature a sparkling star cloth surround and atmospheric roof lighting which can be changed to match your theme and colours
Venue History: The Edinburgh Corn Exchange is a Grade A listed building that has played a major role in Edinburgh's history. Formerly the citys leading cattle-market the Corn Exchange was a central meeting and trading place for Scottish Farmers. The market was opened on 23 June 1910 by The Right Hon. The Earl of Rosebery K.G., K.T.
The Corn Exchange was easily accessible via Gorgie East train station, located to the north of Slateford road. This station was operational between 1884 and 1962, and formerly served the Gorgie cattle-market.
In November 1971 the North British Hereford Breeders Association were given permission to use the premises for the first time for the trade of Hereford bulls. At this time cattle were bought and sold under Edinburgh Corn Market's roll of honour memorial, which is still in place in the Exchange today.
The Corn Exchange was bought by the De Marco family in 1997 and within the last few years, the venue has been restored to its former glory and thus created the largest and most versatile venue in Edinburgh. Many of the original features remain combining a sense of history alongside today's more modern and contemporary styles. A perfect blend of the old and the new!
Wedding Trivia: Today, prior to a Jewish wedding ceremony, it is the groom who ritually "veils the bride". This tradition goes back to the marriage of Jacob to Leah (the older sister) when he thought he was marrying Rachel (the younger sister) whom he loved.