Have you ever scrolled through your social media feed, feeling a twinge of envy at those stunning travel photos and wondering how to elevate your travel experiences? We’ve all been there, seeking that perfect blend of comfort, luxury, and Instagram-worthy settings.  

Enter Black Ivy, our gem in the heart of Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield. Not just a luxury hotel in Bruntsfield, but an experience that marries comfort with aesthetic elegance.  

In this blog, we’re excited to guide you through capturing the essence of Black Ivy’s charm, ensuring your stay is not only comfortable but also Instagram-worthy! So, grab your cameras, and let’s dive into the picturesque world of Black Ivy!

 

Inside the Picture-Perfect World of Black Ivy

For many of our guests, Black Ivy isn’t just a stay, it’s also an immersion into a world where every detail is meticulously crafted for the aesthetically inclined. As you step through our doors, you’re transported into a world where modern luxury seamlessly intertwines with classic charm, creating an atmosphere that’s not just welcoming but visually enchanting. 

The first impression

Our lobby is a testament to our commitment to elegance and style. The high ceilings adorned with contemporary art pieces, the plush furnishings, and the warm, inviting lighting all combine to create a first impression that is both grand and intimate. It’s a space that suggests you to take a moment, relax, and soak in the luxurious ambiance. 

A personal sanctuary

Each room at Black Ivy is a personal sanctuary designed with your comfort and Instagram feeds in mind. Imagine waking up to soft, natural light filtering through elegant drapes, revealing a room adorned with tasteful decor, rich textures, and a colour palette that soothes and inspires.  

Our rooms are not just spaces to rest but a canvas for your creativity, with each element carefully chosen to enhance the photogenic quality of your stay. 

The heart of Bruntsfield

Step outside, and you’re in the heart of Bruntsfield, an area renowned for its lively character and picturesque streets. This neighbourhood boasts a unique blend of historical architecture and trendy boutiques, cafes, and parks. It’s a place where history meets modernity, offering endless opportunities for capturing the essence of Edinburgh’s vibrant city life. 

An outdoor terrace like no other

Perhaps the jewel in the crown of Black Ivy is our outdoor terrace. This serene oasis is a delightful escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. Here, amidst lush greenery and stylish outdoor furniture, you can capture the essence of relaxed luxury. Whether it’s a morning coffee or an evening cocktail, the terrace provides a beautiful setting for both relaxation and photography. 

A place where every corner tells a story  

At Black Ivy, every corner, every corridor, and every view are thoughtfully designed to offer a visual treat. The fusion of classic elegance with contemporary style creates a tapestry of experiences, each waiting to be captured and cherished. From the art on the walls to the design of the furniture, every detail contributes to the photogenic beauty of your stay. 

Discover Black Ivy’s most photogenic corners

Black Ivy is much more than just a Hotel with Free Wi-Fi in Bruntsfield. It’s a treasure trove of photogenic spots, each with its own unique charm and character.  

Our interiors, with their blend of elegance and artistic flair, create the perfect backdrop for your social media feed. And it doesn’t end there – the lush outdoor terrace and the picturesque Bruntsfield neighbourhood add to the countless photographic opportunities. 

Elegant interiors

As you wander through the hotel, you’ll notice that each space has been thoughtfully designed with aesthetics in mind. The lobby, with its chic furnishings and ambient lighting, offers a warm, welcoming shot. Moving further, the hallways and common areas, adorned with art and stylish decor, provide a variety of textures and colours for vibrant and engaging photography. 

Our outdoor terrace

Our outdoor terrace is a haven for those seeking a blend of natural beauty and comfort. Surrounded by greenery and elegantly furnished, it’s an ideal spot for an afternoon of relaxation and photography. Whether you’re capturing the sun’s soft glow as it sets or the twinkling lights in the evening, the terrace creates a magical setting for memorable photos. 

A neighbourhood of picturesque streets  

Step outside Black Ivy, and you enter the charming world of Bruntsfield. This neighbourhood is known for its quaint streets, historic architecture, and bustling cafes. The area exudes an old-world charm, providing a stark contrast to the modern elegance of Black Ivy, and serves as a beautiful backdrop for capturing the essence of Edinburgh’s vibrant urban life. 

An intimate photogenic setting

Our private dining options offer an intimate and exclusive setting for your special occasions. Whether you’re celebrating a milestone or hosting a private event, the elegant decor and personalised service create a luxurious atmosphere that’s perfect for photography.  

The carefully curated interiors of our private dining rooms provide a sophisticated backdrop for capturing those special moments. 

Al fresco dining 

For those who prefer dining under the open sky, our outdoor dining experience combines culinary delights with aesthetic pleasure. We’ve arranged an outdoor seating, amidst lush greenery and ambient lighting, creating a cozy and photogenic setting.   

It’s perfect for a romantic dinner, a casual brunch, or simply enjoying a drink while capturing the relaxed and stylish ambience of Black Ivy. 

How our guests made memories at Black Ivy

The story of Black Ivy is best told through the eyes of those who’ve experienced its charm. Luckily, our guests often share breathtaking photos, from serene mornings on our terrace to intimate snapshots in our cozy bar.  


Final Wreath Making Class of the Year (@lilygrieveevents) 

This event brought together creativity and community spirit at Black Ivy. Our guests can be seen engaging in the craft of wreath making, which involves various greenery, ribbons, and decorations.  

Solo Brunch with Sparkling Mimosa at Black Ivy (@dine_with_the_doughboy) 

No date? No problem! Embrace your solitude with our Sunday boozy brunch at Black Ivy. This post features a solo diner’s tranquil experience, complete with a welcoming sparkling mimosa, reflecting a perfect balance of luxury and peacefulness!  

Surprise Birthday Parties at Black Ivy (@katinkaponders) 

50 has never looked this good! Thank you for choosing Black Ivy as your celebration destination. Whether it’s a surprise party or a planned birthday bash, we’re here to make every moment unforgettable. Let’s create memories together that you’ll cherish for years to come.   

These personal stories and visuals not only showcase the enchanting beauty of Black Ivy but also spark inspiration for others.  

We invite you to join this creative community and add your unique perspective to our collage of memories. And remember, we love seeing your experiences come to life on our socials, so don’t forget to tag us in your celebrations!

Black Ivy’s photography tips  

  1. Best lighting: For softer, more flattering light, take photos in the early morning or late afternoon. 
  1. Different angles: Mix it up by shooting from various heights – low, high, or eye level – to add diversity to your shots. 
  1. Unexpected moments: Always have your camera ready for those spontaneous, memorable moments! 
  1. Composition basics: Utilise the rule of thirds; imagine a grid on your frame and place subjects along the lines or at their intersections. 
  1. Simple backgrounds: Seek out backgrounds that are clean and uncluttered to make your subject pop. 
  1. Ask our staff: Don’t hesitate to ask our friendly staff for assistance in taking pictures. They are more than happy to help capture your perfect moment at Black Ivy. 

Remember, photography at Black Ivy is all about having fun and capturing the beauty of your surroundings in a way that feels natural to you.

 

Make every moment big at Black Ivy

Are you dreaming of an event that’s as unique as you are? Make it a reality at Black Ivy! Visit us at Black Ivy to begin planning your unforgettable occasion.  

And once the magic happens, join our online community by sharing your experiences. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and tag us in your posts. We can’t wait to see and celebrate your special moments.  

We are more than just a venue; we’re where lifelong memories are crafted.  

Book a table now and let’s make every moment big at Black Ivy!