The Grassmarket Centre is a beautiful multi-award winning venue in the heart of Edinburgh, marrying the historic city’s Old Town architecture with a modern adaptable space.

Beneath Edinburgh Castle, with stunning views from our back-door which flows seamlessly into the hidden gem, green-space of Greyfriars Kirkyard, is the Grassmarket Centre. Its central location is among the picturesque streets of Victoria Street, Candlemaker Row and the Grassmarket Old Town area – a unique retail, restaurant and pub district in one of the most beautiful cities in the world – the ‘Athens of the North’.

Our highly experienced team can bring your vision of a perfect day to life with a choice of flexible affordable packages. To find out more about what we can offer and arrange a viewing or a tour, call our event services team on 0131 225 3626 or email

Your special day

We can offer you a sit down wedding breakfast for up to 80 people, and/or a buffet and evening reception for up to 150 guests.

We offer a unique wedding event experience – combining the new with the old, delivered by a highly experienced team with an ethical twist. Your wedding at the Grassmarket Centre, part of the multi-award winning social enterprise and charity Grassmarket Community Project, will bring joy and happiness to countless people within our community, as well as your own wedding guests!

You will enjoy a choice of affordable packages with options to extend your party into additional space e.g. for children’s activities, quiet spaces, changing facilities and more. Let our staff guide you through the planning and where we fit in to making your day perfect.

Our Wedding packages

Our Wedding packages start at £20 per person* & we can offer, depending on your budget:

  • Personal wedding consultant to help plan your perfect day
  • Toastmaster services provided by your Event Manager
  • Use of cake stand & knife
  • Personalised menu and place-cards
  • Printed and displayed table plan
  • Tables dressed with white linen, napkins & candles
  • Private room for changing, storing personal belongings
  • Menu tasting for the Bride & Groom
  • Wine tasting for the Bride & Groom
  • Glass of Pimms or Prosecco on arrival with chocolate dipped strawberries
  • Wine chosen by our experts
  • Glass of Prosecco for the toast
  • Use of AV system for speeches
  • Chair covers with ties
  • 2 glasses of wine per person during the meal
  • Rooms for children’s entertainment
  • Ceilidh bands, DJs and entertainers

*based on a minimum of 40 guests with children under 3 being free.

Our wedding packages and example menus provide further information.

What our wedding customers say…

“To all the staff & assistant helpers who made my daughter’s wedding day just FANTASTIC!! You were all wonderful. Thank you from a very happy Mum.”

“Thank you to you all at the Grassmarket Community Project for making our night really special – all the staff were so lovely.”

“We were delighted to have our wedding at the GCP Centre, from start to finish the staff were friendly and so helpful, nothing was a problem. Our day ran very smoothly and the meal was amazing. The venue looked beautiful, and our photos in the Kirk yard next door were beautiful too. Our day was truly amazing and memorable.”