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THE WORLD FAMOUS BLACKSMITHS


The Famous Blacksmiths Shop, situated at the heart of Gretna Green village, is the world-famous, historic home of the anvil wedding and has been at the centre of runaway love, since the Marriage Act of 1754. Built, in 1713 - as a traditional Blacksmith's Shop which it continued to be for over 100 years more - as the first stop over the border it soon became the go-to wedding destination for runaway lovers. Young couples looking to marry without their parent's consent.
A symbol of enduring love and a truly unique and spine-tinglingly romantic place to wed, as you stand amidst over 260 years of history, you too can be a part of the unbroken thread of love that is woven throughout this magical Scottish wedding venue.
Choose to marry in one of our three marriage rooms within the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, including the Original Marriage Room, where the Anvil Wedding began, all those years ago; the Rennison Room, named for the last 'Anvil Priest' or the old Saddlery Room.
Let the history and enchantment of young lovers fleeing to Gretna Green, capture your heart, and choose to marry in the Famous Blacksmiths Shop.

THE GRETNA HALL HISTORIC MARRIAGE VENUE 1710


Gretna Hall is an iconic Gretna Green wedding venue. Built as a private manor house in 1710, and a coaching inn from later that century, Gretna Hall was the venue of choice for many of the noblemen and 'well-to-do runaways' of that era. 

The Coach House at Gretna Hall up to 45 guests seated & 25 standing.
With its rustic ancient flagstone floor and whitewashed walls, this atmospheric room conjures up images of couples arriving in horse-drawn carriages in days-gone-by. Today the magnificent 19th-century carriage, set behind the legendary Gretna Green anvil, makes a stunning background for photography.
The Courtyard Room at Gretna Hall 60 guests seated &, 20 standing.
The Courtyard Room is an elegant contemporary venue set within the historic courtyard. Candlelit for the ultimate romantic atmosphere, you walk down the aisle to the famous anvil, while your guests are seated either side.
The Cottage at Gretna Hall  Accommodates up to 8 guests.
The Cottage at Gretna Hall is an ideal venue for smaller parties. Couples marry over the anvil, in front of an open coal fire and after the ceremony, you enter your own private garden where photographs can be taken.

THE GRETNA ANVIL HALL 

THE MILL FORGE

History Of The Mill Forge

The Mill Forge was not always a wedding ceremony venue. Here we tell the story of how a run down farm became one of the most popular Scottish wedding venues.
Originally built as a grain mill the farm buildings were built circa 1740 and the farmhouse was constructed in 1862. In 1988 the Smith family bought the premises as a disused farm and set about converting the farmhouse into a family home. The next stage was to demolish some of the out buildings to build the first of our ensuite accommodation which opened in 1990.
The Mill Forge History
Next on the agenda was the conversion of the grain mill to form a restaurant and bar which opened in 1993. In 1996 demand for accommodation in the Gretna Green area prompted the opening of a further 15 rooms. 1997 saw the construction of the conservatory bar and as more and more couples were choosing The Mill Forge as their wedding reception venue, it was decided to build 3 more chalets and our very own wedding ceremony venue which opened in 1999. The very first civil wedding ceremony in Scotland was held at The Mill Forge in 2002 after the law changed allowing registrars to conduct weddings out-with registry offices.
In January 2002 an extension to the conservatory bar was added along with extra kitchen space. 2004 saw the opening of our new bridal suites. A new Reception office and shop was added in 2006 and with the latest addition to the gardens and grounds being a children's play area which was first opened in October 2007.