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Weddings at Elgin Cathedral

Ceremonies & Photography

Elgin Cathedral

Elgin Cathedral is a magnificent ruin which dates back to the 13th century and is one of Scotland’s most beautiful medieval buildings.

Its many outstanding architectural features include the country’s finest octagonal chapter house.

Known as ‘The Lantern of the North’, Elgin Cathedral provides a beautiful and romantic setting for wedding ceremonies.

Venue Details

Suitable for Wedding Ceremonies & Photography.

Chapter House
This octagonal building with its ornamental ceiling is the finest in Scotland.

Presbytery (open air)
A highly detailed impressive stone structure towering above the surrounding landscape.


Chapter House:        80 people
Presbytery:100 people

Type of Ceremony:

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


You can make your wedding photographs special by hiring Elgin Cathedral 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 Elgin Cathedral directly on 01343 547 171 or visit our wedding photography page.


In Elgin on the A96
Postcode: IV30 1HU

Wedding Brochure

Elgin Cathedral wedding brochure cover
Download the wedding brochure for Elgin Cathedral

Contact Us

Weddings Team
Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44(0) 131 668 8973

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.