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Weddings at Dryburgh Abbey

Ceremonies & Photography

Dryburgh Abbey
Set in tranquil seclusion on the banks of the River Tweed, Dryburgh Abbey’s remarkably complete medieval ruins make it easy to understand the attractions of monastic life; quiet contemplation and an appreciation of nature are simple in such peaceful surroundings.

This graceful property has not always enjoyed calm existence, but today boasts splendid examples of ecclesiastic architecture and masonry.

The final resting place of Romantic novelist Sir Walter Scott, Dryburgh Abbey offers a beautiful and atmospheric setting for marriage ceremonies.

Venue Details

Suitable for Wedding Ceremonies & Photography.


The Chapter House
This elegant building includes original painting and plasterwork, with gothic lattice windows and superb acoustics.

The High Altar
A grassed area in the abbey grounds adjacent to the burial site of Sir Walter Scott.


The Chapter House:            60 people
The High Altar:60 people

Type of Ceremony:

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


You can make your wedding photographs special by hiring Dryburgh 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 Dryburgh Abbey directly on 01835 822 381 or visit our wedding photography page.


8m SE of Melrose on the B6404, near St Boswells (turn left onto the B6356)
Postcode: TD6 0RQ

Wedding Brochure

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