The Trustees do welcome and encourage couples to have their wedding photographs taken here, using the beautiful settings of the ruins and grounds, as a backdrop to photographs that, in years to come will be a glorious reminder of their most important day.
The Abbey has never had a tradition of allowing actual weddings or Christenings to take place within its walls, and this is because the Abbey was once a Benedictine Monastery, where such services never took place. The Trustees maintain this ruling to this day, and encourage couples to use other local establishments for their actual marriage ceremony.
There will be a one-off charge of £15 for a group of 10 to include bride, groom and photographer for use of the Abbey and grounds as a backdrop for photographs. Any further guests - numbers 11 to 100 - will be admitted at the discounted price of £2 per person. Guest number 101 and above will be admitted free. There are also a few simple rules, mentioned below, which are not too onerous.
Should you wish to have your photographs taken within the Abbey grounds, then please contact us, and we do ask please that you send us your address, in order to be able to forward our standard letter to you.