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Weddings at Melrose Abbey

Ceremonies & Photography

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey
is a magnificent ruin on a grand scale. The Abbey is thought to be the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart, marked with a carved stone plaque within the grounds.

This wonderful Abbey offers a very special venue for wedding ceremonies and photography.

Venue Details

Suitable for Wedding Ceremonies & Photography

Presbytery area of the Church (partially open air)
An imposing magnificent building with lavishly decorated stone work.

The Garth of the Cloister (open air)
A large grassed area located to the left of Presbytery area of the church.


Presbytery area of the Church:           60 people seated & 40 people standing or 100 people standing
The Garth of the Cloister:100 people standing

Types of Ceremony:

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


You can make your wedding photographs special by hiring Melrose 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 Melrose abbey directly on 01896 822 562 or visit our wedding photography page.


In Melrose off the A7 or A68
Postcode: TD6 9LG

Wedding Brochure

Melrose Abbey wedding brochure cover
Download the wedding brochure for Melrose 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.