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COVID-19 update

We are continuing to review our events offer in line with Scottish Government guidance throughout the COVID 19 pandemic and will update the details as and when we have further information.

Should you wish to hold a wedding with us in the next 9 months please contact the team who would be happy to discuss your requirements and our offering depending on your date.

The information on this page is pre COVID-19 and continues to be valid for future bookings in 2021.

Dryburgh Abbey is suitable for:

  • ceremonies
  • photography

Romantic novelist Sir Walter Scott chose the tranquil setting of Dryburgh Abbey as his final resting place. The remarkably complete medieval ruins on the banks of the River Tweed today make an enchanting place to hold your wedding ceremony. Though the graceful abbey hasn’t always enjoyed such a calm existence, it still boasts some of the best Gothic church architecture in Scotland.

Chapter House

Capacity: 60 people

Marry in the elegant surrounds of the abbey’s 13th-century chapter house. The meeting place of medieval monks features original paint and plasterwork, Gothic lattice windows and superb acoustics. Access to the chapter house is via a staircase.

High Altar (open air)

Capacity: 60 people

You can exchange vows beneath open skies in this grassed area of the abbey grounds. This atmospheric spot is next to the final resting place of Sir Walter Scott, one of the great novelists of the Romantic era.

Photography

You can hire Dryburgh Abbey just for your wedding photographs, even if your ceremony will be held elsewhere.

Find out more about wedding photography or contact Dryburgh Abbey direct on 01835 822 381 for details.

Types of ceremony

Religious and humanist wedding ceremonies. Civil ceremonies by agreement with registrar.

Location

Postcode: TD6 6RQ

Eight miles south-east of Melrose on the B6404, near St Boswells (turn left onto the B6356).

More information

Download the Dryburgh Abbey Wedding brochure [PDF, 3.3MB]

Find out more about Dryburgh Abbey

Contact

Weddings Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
EH9 1SH

Telephone: 0131 668 8973
Email: weddings@hes.scot

Submit a wedding enquiry online