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Famous Blacksmith Shop

Dumfries, Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire View map Visit website


A key feature in the heart of Gretna Green village, The Famous Blacksmith Shop is a historic wedding venue beautifully placed outside Dumfries, Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire. The renowned setting has been hosting runaway weddings since the Marriage Act of 1754, offering romance and atmosphere in spades. An enduring favourite among eloping couples, it's a memorable setting to embark on a new chapter right at the gateway to Scotland.

Facilities and Capacity

First built in 1713, The Famous Blacksmith Shop is now a beloved attraction close to a bevvy of hotels and attractions. Throughout your time here, you can make the most of your Scottish wedding adventure by exploring nearby castles or crossing the border to the Lake District and Hadrian's wall. The venue itself offers two distinctive options for your big day, both accommodating 50 guests. For a celebration steeped in history and wonder, you can opt for a ceremony in the Original Marriage room. This beautifully aged setting dates back to the 1700s and features the original Anvil, where blacksmith priests married runaways. The newly refurbished Forge Marriage Room is a rustic alternative, ideally suited for those seeking a more traditional venue.

Services Offered

Situated in a beloved family destination, The Famous Blacksmith Shop lies close to a number of dining options and pristine settings for wedding photography. Well-versed in wedding ceremonies, the established event team offers a generous selection of packages, including offerings for small intimate gatherings. Their all-inclusive wedding package is a stand-out option which includes:

  • A photography package
  • A choice of hotel in Gretna Green
  • A private function room with patio garden and bar
  • An arrival drink of Bucks Fizz
  • Sparkling wine for the toast
  • A three-course menu for 20
  • A complimentary two-night stay for the newlyweds

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