Practical Information for the Wedding Day
The following information relates to the wedding day itself but is helpful for you to know beforehand so that the bridal party and guests can feel to ease on arrival.
We suggest that the Ushers arrive about 45 minutes before the ceremony is due to start. Most guests tend to arrive around 15-30 minutes before the ceremony so it is important to be ready to receive them and make them welcome.
The Groom and Best man do not need to arrive until 30 minutes before the ceremony, but often choose to arrive along with the Ushers.
Photography and Video
During the actual ceremony, photography is not permitted in the Abbey. Once the ceremony is finished, however, the Abbey is available to you to take as many photographs as you like. It is also possible to take photographs in the Abbey ruins which are situated adjacent to the Abbey.
If you are considering having an Audio/Video recording made of your wedding ceremony, the camera must be static and preferably unmanned. A request should be made and agreed with the minister or a wedding co-ordinator before the wedding day. (See the Section on Fees).
Parking at the Abbey is restricted. The main area directly outside the Abbey is coned off for weddings in order to allow the wedding cars to have room to manoeuvre.
There is limited parking just outside the restricted area or guests can park at the bottom of the hill in the village and walk up. This is fine if its a nice day and the guests don't mind the steep climb.
If there are guests who have significant mobility difficulties, please let us know beforehand and we will make suitable arrangements for them
The wedding car company will need to know that they must access the road to the Abbey from the Kincardine to Dunfermline Road (A985), rather than through the village.
There will be a beadle on duty at the Abbey and s/he will be able to assist with any information needed on the day.
The Abbey has facilities for wheel-chair users.