Inchcolm Abbey is suitable for:

  • ceremonies
  • photography

Tie the knot in the delightful setting of Inchcolm Abbey, on an island in the Firth of Forth. Originally a priory, Incholm became an abbey in 1235. It is now the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland. This tranquil location is within easy reach of Edinburgh, but with its seals and other wildlife feels like it’s a world away.


Capacity: 100 people

Natural light floods the first floor dining hall, highlighting its arched ceiling and unique features. This bright, elegant space is ideal for larger wedding ceremonies.

Chapter House

Capacity: 20 people

This small meeting place is one of only three rooms in Scotland to have been built as a centralised octagonal structure. Dating from the 13th century, the chapter house is an atmospheric location for an intimate ceremony.


Capacity: 90 people

The arched ceiling of this long, narrow room gives it a sense of occasion that exceeds its original purpose as sleeping quarters. Located on the first floor of the abbey’s east range.


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

Find out more about wedding photography or contact Inchcolm Abbey direct on 01383 823 332 (summer only) for details.

Types of ceremony

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


Postcode: EH30 9TB (Hawes Pier at South Queensferry)

On Inchcolm Island in the Firth of Forth, reached by ferry from various locations. Both ferry companies that operate the route can provide quotes for wedding transport.

Forth Tours
Telephone: 0870 118 1866

Maid of the Forth
Telephone: 0131 331 5000

More information

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

Find out more about Inchcolm Abbey.


Weddings Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place

Telephone: 0131 668 8831

Submit a wedding enquiry online