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Elgin Cathedral is suitable for:

  • ceremonies
  • photography

Though now a magnificent ruin, the beauty of the ‘Lantern of the North’ still shines through. Elgin Cathedral dates from the 13th century and its many outstanding architectural features include a stunning octagonal chapter house. Say your vows in one of Scotland’s most beautiful medieval buildings, a truly romantic setting for wedding ceremonies.

Chapter House

Capacity: 80 people

Scotland’s finest octagonal chapter house is a truly memorable setting for your wedding. The meeting place of the cathedral clergy is a stunning piece of architecture dating from the 1200s. A single central column supports the intricately vaulted ceiling, while stone carvings portray a riot of beasts and faces.

Presbytery (open air)

Capacity: 100 people

Gather your guests beneath open skies within the walls of the presbytery, one of the most complete areas of the cathedral to survive. This highly detailed stone structure – with its exquisite window tracery and rose window remains – towers above the surrounding low-lying lands for all to admire.

Types of ceremony

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


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

Find out more about wedding photography or contact Elgin Cathedral direct on 01343 547 171 for details.


Postcode: IV30 1HU

In Elgin town centre, off the A96.

More information

Download the Elgin Cathedral Wedding brochure [PDF, 2MB]

Find out more about Elgin Cathedral


Weddings Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place

Telephone: 0131 668 8973

Submit a wedding enquiry online