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Weddings at Arbroath Abbey

Ceremonies & Photography

Arbroath Abbey

Celebrate your magical day in Arbroath Abbey, a potent symbol of our nation. The Abbey was founded in 1178 and is famous in Scottish history for its association with the Declaration of Arbroath.

The Abbey features an imposing twin-towered west front which soars high into the sky, whilst the presbytery and the 'Round O' of the South transept window is an instantly recognisable local landmark.

Venue Details

Suitable for Wedding Ceremonies & Photography.


The Nave (open air)
Bridal parties can process through the great West doors down the length of the magnificent ruined nave.

The Cloister (open air)
This area is edged by the South Wall of the Abbey.

The Sacristy
This intimate space can be used by smaller wedding parties or can be used as a private place to sign the register.

The Abbot's House
You can get married in one of two rooms within this imposing building. One has traces of original painted decoration whilst the other is a bright, open gallery space hung with pictures.

The Gatehouse Range
The spacious upper floor of the Gatehouse, which is illuminated by a series of windows, is available for wedding ceremonies.


The Nave:200 people standing
The Cloister:200 people standing
The Sacristy:30 people seated
The Abbot's House: 30 people seated
The Gatehouse Range:      60 people seated

Type of Ceremony:

Religious and Humanist Weddings Ceremonies. Civil ceremonies by agreement with Registrar.


You can make your wedding photographs special by hiring Arbroath Abbey specifically for your photographs, even if you are holding your ceremony elsewhere. Please note that at sites where we offer ceremonies, we do not accept photography bookings more than two months in advance of the wedding date. For information on the fee and how to book your photography please contact Arbroath Abbey directly on 01241 878 756 or visit our wedding photography page.


In Arbroath town centre just off the A92
Postcode: DD11 1EG

Wedding Brochure

Arbroath Abbey wedding brochure cover
Download the wedding brochure for Arbroath Abbey

Contact Us

Weddings Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44 (0)131 668 8831

Submit your enquiry online

Use our online enquiry form to submit an overview of your wedding requirements. Our weddings team will then contact you to discuss suitable options for your big day.