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Weddings at Inchcolm Abbey & Island

Ceremonies & Photography

Inchcolm Abbey Refectory
Inchcolm Abbey was originally established as a priory by David I and later became an abbey in 1235.

It is now the best preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland. The island is famed for its seals, wildlife and coastal defences from two World Wars.

Today, Inchcolm Abbey provides a beautiful setting for wedding ceremonies and photography.

Venue Details

Suitable for Wedding Ceremonies & Photography.


The Abbeys first floor Refectory boasts fantastic natural light that accentuates its arched ceiling and unique features.

Chapter House
Dating back to the 13th century, this unique room is one of only three in Scotland to have been built as a centralised octagonal structure. Ideal for intimate ceremonies.

The Dormitory
Located on the first floor in the east range of the Abbey, this is a long narrow room with an arched ceiling.


Refectory:100 people
Chapter House:         20 people
The Dormitory90 people

Type of Ceremony:

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


You can make your wedding photographs special by hiring Inchcolm 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 Inchcolm Abbey directly on 01383 823 332 (summer only) or visit our wedding photography page.


On Inchcolm in the Firth of Forth

Reached by ferry from various locations. Check with operators for details.

Forth Tours on 0870 118 1866
Maid of the Forth on 0131 331 5000

Wedding Brochure

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