Wedding Venues

Choosing to marry in one of the world's most romantic locations, Gretna Green?  Then you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to wedding venues.   Whether  you choose the Famous Blacksmiths Shop situated at the heart of Gretna Green village, one of the very original marriage houses or perhaps Gretna Old Parish Church or even right here within Smiths Hotel itself, you can be assured of the attention to detail when booking your whole day with our wedding team.

In the nearby township of Gretna you can also choose Anvil Hall, a unique,beautiful building which was formerly a church. In addition we now offer Bonshaw Tower as a stunning castle-like venue.

Famous Blacksmiths Shop
Famous Blacksmiths Shop

The Famous Blacksmiths Shop is the ancient building that made Gretna Green famous. The building has stood in Gretna Green since 1713 and was the earliest destination for runaway couples fleeing to marry in Gretna Green since 1754. This original room accommodates up to 45 guests.

The original marriage room, a true historic wedding venue in Gretna Green, is as it was in the 1700s. Two additional marriage rooms have been created: The Saddlery (up to 35 guests) and the Rennison Room (up to 10 guests). The Rennison Room is named after the last anvil priest who worked here until 1962.

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Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel

Marry in cool contemporary elegance within Smiths Marriage Hall and experience a wedding venue with a difference. Accommodates between 20 to 150 guests.

Smiths Penthouse Balcony - Luxurious surroundings overlooking the Scottish countryside. The ultimate in personal indulgence. An intimate wedding with up to 6 guests.

Gretna Hall Hotel and Historic Marriage House
Gretna Hall Historic Marriage House and Hotel

Situated beside the village green, not far from Smiths hotel, is the historic Gretna Hall hotel. Built, in 1710 as a mansion house, it soon became host to Gretna Green Anvil marriages for the rich and famous still looking to elope in secret!

Now a part of the Gretna Green family, not only does it have 3 beautiful marriage rooms, it is also a 90+ bedroom hotel. The perfect luxury wedding venue in Gretna Green.

The Coach House  Can accommodate up to 45 guests seated + 25 standing
The Courtyard Can accommodate up to 60 guests seated + 20 standing
The Cottage Can accommodate up to 8 guests
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Greens at Gretna Hotel Water Gardens

Hidden from view behind Greens at Gretna Hotel - the first and last hotel in Scotland is our beautiful Water Gardens. Inspired by the famous gardens of Japan, featuring a wooden bridge and marriage pergola, it is the perfect place to marry the one you love outdoors. A quiet and intimate space, with its colourful surrounds, not only is it a wonderful place to marry but makes the perfect spot for your wedding photography too.

But what if it rains you ask? Well, we also have our indoor ceremony room, the conservatory and our spacious function rooms if you prefer.

Suitable for up to 35 Wedding Guests including the Bridal Couple.

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Old Toll Bar - First and Last House in Scotland, Gretna

Another wonderful and truly unique, intimate marriage venue, is The Old Toll Bar, built in 1830. The first and last house on the Scottish side of the England Scotland border, The toll bar was originally built as the toll house for visitors crossing into Scotland. However, with thanks to the 1754 marriage act, it soon became a popular stop for couples looking for a quick, anvil marriage before returning to England or carrying on their onward journeys north.

Nowadays, it is still a magical wedding venue, for small weddings and is also a cosy cafe and bistro, available to hire for private functions whatever your chosen celebration.

Capacity Up to 10 wedding guests plus the couple
Ceremony Religious or Civil
On Your Marriage Certificate Gretna

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